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10 Lessons Learnt During My First Year in Business

Wooo hooo! My first year in business is complete. Lots of lessons learnt and lots of successes along the way. I left the agency scene 12 months ago now to start up as a freelance digital marketing manager/consultant and it’s been a super 12 months. During the early stages of going solo I was asked by many of my followers on Twitter about taking the plunge and if I had…

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10 Awesome Career Pages Worth Taking Inspiration From

I’ve been recently thinking about the duties of a marketer. Most marketers I know of, and based on my own experience as an in-house marketer, would be 100% focused on the target audience (prospects) and existing customers. Retention and acquisition. But 0% was focused on making the company look attractive to new talent. You know, the next Procurement Manager or the Software Engineer or the Marketing Assistant. Typically, a website…

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5 Common SEO Questions I Get Asked by Construction Marketers

SEO has changed massively over the last 3-5 years. There used to be a time when you would pick some keywords and then stuff them into as many pages as you can then…..voila! There used to be a time when Google would release a major update to it’s algorithm twice a year. Now it’s like almost every month. There used to be a time when you could pay someone, or…

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Tips for Capturing Construction Project Information for Marketing & Bid Proposals

The latest episode of Construction Marketing Podcast is now live. Joining me on episode 7 is Mike Reader, Head of Bidding and Proposals for Pick Everard and Freelance Bid Writer Leonie Thomas. In this episode, we talk about capturing construction project information to then enable marketers to use the info to produce better and more relevant bid materials and case studies. Leonie and Mike share their tips and challenges they…

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60% of respondents feel that social media is not being used appropriately by the construction industry

I recently stumbled across a report [link at bottom] called “Inspiring the next generation” which had just been published by the Construction Industry Council following a survey they conducted earlier this year to find out if people are satisfied with working in the industry and what inspired them. They gathered views in four key areas: Attitude to the industry Progress on Sustainability Social Media Innovation Over 700 people took part…

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5 Tips to Help You Get That Digital Marketing Job

Over the past few months I’ve been helping a few construction and non-construction clients find their next Digital Marketing person. I’ve been helping them vet CV’s and conduct interviews, advised on questions they should be asking and what tasks they could and should be giving applicants. I’ve been a little bit disappointed to be honest (finding balance between academics and real life experience) and so I’ve decided to write some tips to help…

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Compare Your Google Analytics Data with Other Construction Websites

Google Analytics recently announced they are bringing back Benchmarking reports for all Google Analytics users. If you login to your account you should see “Benchmarking” within the Audience category of reports as shown below. I’ve just spotted the reports appearing in my accounts as of today and here’s a quick glimpse of what data is available to compare. If you don’t see the reports yet in your account then scroll…

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A Quick Look at the New Twitter Analytics – Now Open to All

Twitter announced this morning that Twitter Analytics is now open to all users – it was already open to all users but there’s been a complete revamp in the data available. Here’s a quick look around: Overall tweet performance and monthly comparison: Useful to see if this months activity has generated more impressions than previous month – but remember this needs to be put into context or viewed alongside other…

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