Inbound Marketing in Construction – Webcast Summary

The Construction Marketing Association’s Inbound Marketing Strategies for Construction Webcast was filled with information and examples of inbound marketing in the construction industry from CMA Chairman Neil M. Brown and Hubspot’s Steve Haase. In addition, results of a national survey of construction professionals were presented. Notably, 82% of those surveyed employ inbound marketing. To view all results, read Inbound Marketing…
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How to Be a Better Construction Marketer in 2013

In this time of New Year’s resolutions, why not set some goals for achieving marketing success? Following are 5 key initiatives that can help marketers crush the competition and get that promotion. Whether you market products or services to construction firms, homebuyers, or other targets in the vast construction industry, there are construction marketing musts that will improve your bottom line….
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Trade Show Marketing Best Practices

Trade shows and events are staples of construction marketing, and often one of the top budget line items. On the brand side, manufacturers exhibit at industry events and might participate in networking events. Most brand manufacturers manage an extensive trade show program exhibiting at multiple shows for key markets. No question trade shows are one of marketing’s biggest budget line…
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Inbound Marketing in Construction Survey

The Construction Marketing Association is conducting a national survey on the use of inbound marketing in the construction industry. The survey addresses types of inbound marketing, content, the effectiveness of inbound marketing strategies, and measurement. You can take the Inbound Marketing in Construction Survey here. It is a quick survey, only 7 questions with a request to receive results. The…
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Inbound Marketing Strategies for Construction

Inbound marketing is a hot topic! Therefore, the Construction Marketing Association will hold a webcast entitled Inbound Marketing Strategies for Construction and conduct a national survey regarding inbound marketing in construction. The webcast will be held Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 1pm CST. Hubspot’s Steve Haase (eCommerce Inbound Marketing Consultant) and CMA Chairman Neil M. Brown will present inbound marketing…
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Marketing To Home Improvement Retailers: Merchandising and Packaging

Marketing to home improvement retailers includes considering retail merchandising and packaging. This is part two of a three-part blog series on marketing to home improvement retailers. Part one gave a retail snapshot and provided the results of a 2011 survey on retail marketing practices conducted by the Construction Marketing Association. This part covers home improvement retail merchandising and packaging and…
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Marketing to Home Improvement Retailers: Snapshot & Survey Results

Home improvement retailers are a specialized channel for many types of construction projects including building materials and supplies, fixtures, construction tools and equipment, and more. This is part one of a three-part blog series on marketing to home improvement retailers. Part one will provide a retail snapshot, including the results of a 2011 survey on retail marketing practices conducted by…
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Is Direct Mail Dead?

Direct mail continues to lose allocations of marketing budgets to digital media. So is this medium still viable? Yes! Despite such references as “junk mail” and “snail mail“, direct mail is alive and kicking!    

Mobile Website Marketing For Construction Brands

Driven by meteoric growth in smart phones and tablets, mobile web is the next big marketing challenge. Current predictions indicate that one in two Americans now own a “smart phone” device. Mobile website conversions are the future for content delivery. Great websites are no longer sufficient for the task of business communications and interactions. Every company must establish a current…
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Practical Tips for Advertising Testing

Advertising is one of the most expensive elements in the marketing mix, whether print, broadcast or online. And because of the fickle and subjective nature of advertising, seemingly great ideas can flop, while unexpected approaches surprise even the most experienced marketers. With all financial investment at stake, it makes sense to gain insight into customer reaction. There are a variety…
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