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Market Research In The Construction Industry

Market Research is the process of gathering information about your customers, competitors, markets, trends, and related information. There are several options for gathering information about customers and their buying preferences and purchase intentions. Market research is increasingly important in the construction industry where economic trends influence the outlook for the industry as a whole and poor decisions are costly. This…
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2013 Construction Marketing Outlook Survey

Calling all Construction Marketing Professionals! The Construction Marketing Association is conducting a national survey on the marketing outlook for construction professionals in 2013. The survey covers everything related to marketing planning for the upcoming year, including whether or not you intend to increase/decrease marketing budgets, what your most important priority is for 2013, what types of plans you develop as…
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Breakthrough Marketing Plans for Construction Brands

With only 3 months left in 2012, construction marketers are analyzing this year’s marketing and reflecting on what worked and what didn’t. Coming up with new, exciting strategies can be a daunting task, especially when finalizing marketing budgets and preparing for the next year. So, to address this yearly task, the CMA is conducting a marketing national survey and launching…
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Social Media in Construction – Survey Results

To further understand social media use in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals. The following questions were asked: 1. Do you employ social media in your marketing program? 2. Do you manage social media marketing internally or outsource? 3. Which social networks do you employ? 4. Do you employ blogging? 5. What…
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Distributor Channel Marketing Survey Results

Most construction product brands that sell to professional construction firms typically sell to distributors. Beside the distributor designation, channel participants might be designated as dealers, wholesalers, jobbers, installers, manufacturers representatives or brokers. In this post, we’ll cover various tactics for distributor and channel marketing and share a survey with you, taken by construction marketing professionals, on which channel promotions they…
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Marketing Best Practices for Architectural/ Engineering/Construction (AEC) Firms

Marketing architectural, engineering and/or construction (A/E/C) services is very different than other types of marketing—it certainly does not have much in common with distributor channel marketing or home improvement retail marketing. How? First, A/E/C marketers target owners or managers of public or private construction projects. The focus of marketing is lead generation and winning projects. Relationships and reputation are critical in A/E/C marketing as…
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Market Research Best Practices for Construction Webcast Friday, April 15, 2011

A webcast and panel discussion entitled Market Research Best Practices for Construction is scheduled for Friday, April 15, 2011 at 12 pm CST. The webcast is free to both members and non-members. Panelists include Alison Brown, Market Research Analyst for Kiewit Corporation, a (ENR) top 10 construction firm, and Jodie Ruana, New Product Research Analyst for Calculated Industries, a leading…
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Survey Results! Lead Generation for Construction

Lead Generation is Important! With both commercial and residential construction down by double-digits in many markets from pre-recession highs, sales lead generation has never been more important to marketers targeting construction decision makers, whether construction firms or building product manufacturers. This fact is reinforced by a recent Construction Marketing Association survey—2011 Construction Marketing Outlook—which ranked Lead Generation as one of…
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Lead Generation: Best Practices for Construction Markets Webcast

A webcast panel discussion entitled Lead Generation Best Practices for Construction is now open for registration on the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) website. The webcast is scheduled for Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 12 pm CST. The webcast will identify a broad range of lead information sources, and share some practical aspects of managing lead generation programs. Panelists include Jesse…
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2011 Construction Marketing Outlook – Survey Results!

The results are in from our September Survey of construction marketers to determine marketing budget outlook, top marketing priorities, and tactical emphasis for the upcoming fiscal year! The anonymous survey, conducted via online tool SurveyMonkey posed four (4) questions: 1) For the coming fiscal year, do you intend to increase or decrease marketing activities and budgets? 2) What is your…
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