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Talking the talk: does the tone of your website sound like your brand?

Construction Marketers promote websites using social media, paid digital advertising, SEO, physical business development materials, and automated marketing to encourage prospects to learn more about them online. While these integrated tools are indispensable to increasing online traffic to the website and expanding brand awareness, it can be easy to overlook one of the most important (and most...

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Construction Marketing Isn’t What It Used to Be: The Digital Marketing Revolution

For years, the marketing industry operated on the basis of what is called “affluence” marketing. This marketing model relied on marketers having the financial power, status, and exclusivity necessary to buy the right to reach desired targeted consumers. And while we all know that construction marketing is really relationship development, affluent marketing effectively created quick brand...

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Mobilegeddon: Will Google’s New Mobile-First Algorithm Leave Construction Companies Behind?

Mobile, mobile, mobile… The emphasis on the influence of smartphones in today’s society is old news. It is even highly likely you are reading this right now from your mobile phone. Although a few lonely strongholds of the desktop remain loyal to the big-screen, the realm of business is quickly adapting to that mobile phone in...

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SOQ and RFP:
Underrated Tools of the Trade

Working on making 2018 your most successful year yet? There are many techniques business owners can employ to build brand awareness, increase profitability, and up the number of bid opportunities. But which ones provide the best ROI? Two strategies worth examining to make 2018 a rockin’ year for business development are your RFP and SOQ...

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Biggest Mistakes Construction Companies Makes On Their Websites

We’ve reviewed the websites for every construction company in ENR’s Top 400 Contractors once again and here are the biggest mistakes construction companies make: Can’t edit their website – today, the web is real time and if your latest news item or project is 3 years old, it makes your prospective customer think you’re not working...

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Improve Hiring and Retention with Employee Communications (Part 1)

Hiring and retaining the best people continues to challenge the construction industry. Efforts and investments have been ramped-up to focus on construction job training and career education, but it will take some time for these to produce significant results. And, while construction companies strive to be leaner and more efficient, retaining the best workforce is...

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Do you know about Drone Rules & Regulations?

As a business owner I, like you, am ready to utilize the new capabilities provided by drone technology. We can take our images to a “new level” and the expense of aerial photography, in many ways, has become affordable. We can scale buildings, cover wide landscapes, observe large construction sites and capture the images with...

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Improve Hiring and Retention with Employee Communications (Part 2)

Improving retention doesn’t necessarily result from just paying employees more. Many industry studies have shown that people forget about pay raises within four months after receiving them. What typically matters over time is: a supportive work environment, a clear career path, company communication of successes and failures, and how well people integrate with their work...

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