Right-Sizing Your Advertising: How to Create a Construction Advertising Machine

Originally posted by The Business Marketing Institute, by Eric Gagnon We’re hearing all kinds of news about companies pulling out of their print advertising schedules, with no end in sight. At the same time, there’s a lot of happy talk out there from people in and around the construction marketing field telling you that cutting back on print advertising is…
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FREE Webcast! YouTube and Video Best Practices

A webcast on YouTube and Video Best Practices is now open for registration on the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) website. The free webcast for members and non-members is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 1 pm CST. Video is the killer app for construction marketing and search optimization. Learn how Caterpillar deploys YouTube and video for customer engagement from…
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Brand Naming: A Critical Marketing Decision

An excerpt from CMA Chairman Neil M. Brown’s book, Branding Best Practices: A Guide to Effective Business and Product Naming. What’s in a name? That which we call a facial tissue or gelatin dessert or adhesive bandage by any other name would still be the same Kleenex or Jell-O or Band-Aid. Yet, for fear of infringing on the more common…
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A/E/C Marketing Best Practices – Webcast Summary

The September 22 webcast was our top attendance! Not surprising with our blue chip panelists. Marketing of architectural, engineering or construction (A/E/C) services is highly specialized. The webcast identifed what A/E/C marketing approaches work best. Deborah Hodges, A/E/C veteran, Executive Director of the Construction Writer’s Association and former SMPS President shared strategic marketing analysis techniques, and how to profile customer…
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Hurry, CMA STAR Awards Final Deadline Friday Sept 16!

Attention all Construction Marketers! If you’ve been waiting to submit your best marketing projects and campaigns to the CMA STAR Awards now is the time! As submissions have been pouring in, the staff here at the Construction Marketing Association is growing increasingly excited for the announcement of the winners October 30, 2011. STAR and SUPERSTAR and BEST of SHOW will…
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Five Things They Didn’t Teach Your Marketing Team in College

(And Why This May Be Killing Your Company’s Sales) Originally posted by the Business Marketing Institute, by Eric Gagnon According to a recent study from Marketing Management Analytics and Financial Executives International, only 7% of financial executives surveyed were satisfied with their company’s ability to measure the ROI of their company’s marketing program. No wonder recession-hammered companies have been slashing marketing budgets. After…
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In QR Codes, Your Remodeling DNA

Originally featured on The Daily 5 Remodel Blog   Years from now, should the owners of certain homes have questions about their cabinets, finding the answers will take no more than a quick scan with their mobile phones. If the cabinets came from Cupboards Kitchen & Bath, that is. In May, the family-owned cabinetry showroom, of Sylacauga, Ala., began installing…
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QR Codes for Construction Marketing

QR Codes are everywhere! The hype is backed up by statistics such as 14 million American’s scanned QR Codes in June, 2011 alone! (source: comScore) Clearly most of what we encounter is consumer advertising and retail applications. So what about the construction industry? Are QR Codes an effective marketing vehicle? The answer is yes! And this blog will demonstrate the…
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Early Deadline for the Construction Marketing Awards is September 2!

ATTENTION! Time is running out in order to receive the early deadline discount for the 2011 Construction Marketing Star awards and for the Construction Marketer of the year award. The official deadline for early entry is September 2. The Construction Marketing Star Awards are produced by the Construction Marketing Association and serve to recognize marketing effectiveness in construction-related industries in North America….
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A/E/C Marketing Best Practices Webcast

Webcast – Tuesday September 15, 2011 A webcast on Architectural, Engineering and Construction or A/E/C Marketing Best Practices is now open for registration on the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) website. The free webcast for members and non-members is scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 1 pm CST. Learn how architectural, engineering or construction firms market their services. Deborah Hodges, Executive…
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