As we await the final report “Building a Safer Future” from Dame Judith Hackitt, with recommendations for fire safety in buildings, we can anticipate some significant changes in the way the industry operates. This includes how the marketing and communications teams promote the credentials of their building products. I’d like to consider three statements from […]

Engaging with construction specifiers and influencing specification is a constant challenge for the construction product manufacturer. This infographic looks at the effective steps to take when putting in place a specification strategy. #Specstrategy. It concludes with a number of tools that are available to the construction marketer.      

Recent research, The Construction Media Index, provides valuable insight into the communication channels used by construction decision makers. As part of this Architects, Contractors, Housebuilders, Offsite Manufactures and Builders Merchants were asked about the events they attend. This guest blog, by Paul Fryer, presents some of the findings and considers how to get best value […]

As a construction product manufacturer it is often hard to know where to start when trying to market your product, or offers such as CPD, to specifiers. It has always been a challenge how best to reach, inform and influence specifiers, engineers, contractors, housebuilders and merchants. The construction marketer has to understand a number of […]

We have recently surveyed construction professionals, asking them questions about their journal readership, blog readership, social media activity and use of construction product directories. This is to inform the fifth edition of the Construction Media Index report. How have the findings changed since our last Construction Media Index survey? In this article I take a […]

The Construction Media Index researches construction professionals, asking them questions about their journal readership, blog readership, social media activity, use of product directories and CPD requirements and more. It is an invaluable tool for the construction marketer looking to plan their communications strategy and influence specification of their construction product.   Why you should buy […]

We are currently surveying construction professionals, asking them questions about their journal readership, blog readership, social media activity, use of product directories and CPD requirements. This is to inform the fifth edition of the Construction Media Index report, due to be released September 2017. Findings are currently being analysed to provide insight into how best […]

Over the last few months we have provided guidance on construction personas, looking at the Client, Architect and Main Contractor. Creating construction personas helps understand the motivation behind buyer decisions, giving an understanding of the challenges and goals faced by the decision maker. Providing valuable insight into why construction professionals are specifying your product, or why they […]

The construction of a building involves many people: Architects; Designers; Engineers; Contractors; Sub-Contractors all working together to meet the needs of the Client. These construction professionals are brought together for a specific construction project and then disbanded once construction is complete. This blog provides an introduction to the more high profile roles in the Construction […]

During 2015 the Competitive Advantage team has published just short of 100 blogs! The overriding theme from our most popular blogs in 2015 can be summarised as: “understanding specifiers and the specification process”.  With topics covering: CPD: Selling without the Sales Pitch Creating an Effective Specification Strategy Communicating Effectively with Specifiers Building Information Modelling Understanding […]