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Nomination deadline two weeks away for 2018 Best Construction Blog competition

The nomination deadline for the 2018 Best Construction Blog competition is fast approaching: 11:45 p.m. on Jan. 31. You can nominate as many blogs as...
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Can you improve your competitive/client research?

Many times, we spend much too much time thinking about what our competitors are doing. More seriously, we often believe that we either don't...
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Supplier-based resources: Bringing your marketing upstream, or downstream

Michael Stone has posted a fascinating page based on a webinar program sponsored by  Great Lakes Windows (Ply Gem) titled "2018: Plan for More...


What really matters for your product/service to be specified by architects?

An intriguing European press-release from www.arch-vision/eu provides some clues to the question about "what works" for building products and services manufacturers and reps in...
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Oldcastle Building Solutions has won the 2017 Best Construction Blog competition. You can view the review, and nominate your blog (or one you like) for the 2018 competition here.


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The Construction Marketing Ideas book

Update: Electronic edition revised (2015) We've published an updated electronic edition. The core concepts remain the same as in the printed version, but we've updated...
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My social media e-book.


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Landing in Albania

You'll probably be able to see this post as our boat docks at an Albanian port. Some years ago, no one would have thought...
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Powerful storytelling at Elm Contractors Post: Best Construction Blog competition

Ron Pestone's Elm Contractors Post is truly "a resource for the construction industry". This is a blog where words count far more than images;...

Which construction marketing KPIs are most important to you?

Patrick King has published a worthy blog posting, where he outlines the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) you can measure to determine if your architectural,...
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BIM, IPD and the cost of pursuit: A writing (and marketing) challenge

Sometimes I'm a glutton for intellectual punishment.  However, there are rewards on taking on brain-stretching writing assignments in that I get to learn as...

Michael Stone and the phone: His advice — Answer it properly. I can’t say...

In the past decade, my attitude to inbound phone calls has evolved. These days, outside of people I know, virtually every inbound call "out...