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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Free Marketing E-Newsletter Now Available!

Register for BuzzSaw™, a free eNewsletter from the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) covering tips and ideas, white papers and insights into Construction Marketing Best Practices! Registration is fast and easy. Register Here

Home Center Retail Opportunities for Construction Brands

Many construction brands in building materials, fixtures, supplies, tool and related categories sell to industrial or pro channels of distribution, as well as retail home centers like Home Depot and Lowe’s. Construction Marketing Advisors works with brands selling both channels, and has witnessed some trends: home center retailers becoming increasingly active in developing brands, and dictating manufacturers’ branding initiatives, from…
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PR Has Changed. Have You Changed Your PR?

(CMA FOCUS SERIES: PUBLICITY:  PART 1 of 2) The popularity and use of free publicity historically increases when the economy tanks. In the midst of this seemingly extended downturn, PR is certainly gaining priority in the construction marketing mix. At the same time, PR is changing significantly. So how can you refine your PR to realize greater results? PART 1…
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New Product Launch Checklist

Improving the effectiveness of a new product launch is of critical importance to most companies and brands as new product development costs can be stratospheric, coupled with extremely high failure rates. Some estimates of new product failure as high as 90%! Certainly the new product development process is complex and multi-functional—not just marketing—but typically involving many departments such as engineering,…
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Engineering News-Record (ENR) The Top 400 Contractors

Description: ENR’s 2009 Top 400 Contractors ranks the 400 largest General Contractors by 2008 revenue. This is a comprehensive package of data and analysis that contains the previous year’s rankings and percentage of revenue by market. The list also ranks the largest firms in a wide variety of market sectors as described below. There is also a statistical summary of…
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Hello Construction Marketers!

Welcome to the Construction Marketing Blog! Published by the Construction Marketing Association (CMA), and our affiliates, the Construction Marketing Institute (CMI) and Construction Marketing Advisors agency. Our blog will serve to disseminate a portion of our association news, marketing thought leadership, marketing best practices and related content to association members, prospective members, partners, and affiliates. Look for our upcoming Construction…
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