Professional services marketing is a relatively new form of marketing that has been recogonized only since the late 1980s. Most of the attempts to write about marketing for professional services have been a regurgitation of the traditional marketing approach that has evolved since the 1960s and have concentrated on minor differences and adjustments. In many ways, what is needed is a fresh approach which takes into account the complex political, social, economic, legislative and cultural backdrop and provides a way for design professionals, such as architects and engineers, to look to the future. This book does just that.
This practical book on selling and marketing will help architects, engineers, project managers, facilities managers, surveyors, and contractors ‘sell’ themselves to prospective clients. As clients become more sophisticated at both local and international level, and as competition in the construction industry increases, both contractors and consultants have to take a more professional approach to selling themselves. This is especially true for PFI bids where vast resources are committed to winning multi-million pound contracts. Through a simple-to-follow process, illustrated with plenty of diagrams and checklists, Marketing & Selling Professional Services in Architecture & Construction sets out the seven key aspects of selling and marketing professional services. It is full of applicable ideas and examples and is well structured to enable readers to dip into the section relevant to their current needs.
Making smaller A/E/C firms more productive and moreprofitable Want to do big things with a small company? This no-nonsense guideshows leaders of smaller architecture, engineering, and designfirms how to compete successfully against larger organizationswithout becoming one of them. It demonstrates how a smaller firmcan position itself to bring more value to its clients, operateover a larger geographical area, and develop a strategic plan forincreasing revenues and profits. Featuring new chapters on forming strategic alliances andmaximizing the benefits of information technology, this new editionpresents updated case studies of more than fifty small designfirms. These firms have achieved remarkable success and handledlarge contracts with limited staff, and the case studies illustratehow they learned to: * Anticipate client needs and meet them in advance * Narrow the target market and expand the client base * Leverage core competencies to create powerful marketingtools * Establish strategic partnerships * Survive and thrive during an economic downturn Read Staying Small Successfully, Second Edition and follow itsrecommendations one step at a time. Your company will stay small,but your business, your revenues, and your profits will soar.
The Encyclopedia concentrates on resources that are useful, in an easy-to-use format to enable the Architect to access this wealth of knowledge. More than a simple listing, the Encyclopedia provides the "intelligence" to find, evaluate, and contact the resources that can save time and money in the day-to-day practice of an Architect. The Encyclopedia will have a system to indicate to readers which listings are the most targeted in terms of the "best" sources. There will be four indexes: Keyword index, Name index, Master Format index, and Acronym index.
Marketing Green Building Services: Strategies for Success presents all the information key decision-makers need to respond to the fast-growing market for green buildings, design and construction services and products. Completely updated, revised and expanded from the author’s previous works, this book is the one resource you need to succeed in the green building marketplace. With a sound grounding in contemporary marketing theory and practice, the book assembles hard-to-find information to assist executives and partners in design and construction firms in crafting competitive strategies that build on their firm’ strengths, while shoring up their weaknesses. Since most design and construction firms specialize in particular market sectors, the book systematically examines the important market segments for green buildings. It also presents key business case justifications for green buildings that help architects, engineers and builders to understand client motivations and respond to them with appropriate marketing tactics and communications strategies. The book examines how the green building market is adopting certain new products and design approaches, information that will help manufacturers and product sales teams to craft appropriate marketing strategies. The book also helps owners and developers understand the green building business case and to find out what other leading-edge firms and projects have learned - how to market and sell green buildings and green developments in a highly competitive marketplace.
This book appreciates that not all the options it presents are appropriate and/or affordable to everybody, but it focuses the organisation to identify market sectors and provides, in a short and accessible form, the most important concepts of marketing, and offers suggestions as to how they can be used to benefit you and your company
Engineers, architects, and contractors who want to expand their involvement in the green buildings market need a firm grounding in marketing strategies and tactics being used most successfully in this growing field. Marketing Green Buildings: Guide for Engineering, Construction & Architecture provides an effective tool for professional green building enthusiasts and advocates presenting green design features, sustainable strategies, and new products to potential green building clients It presents clear descriptions of successful strategies and approaches to marketing and selling green building-related services, as well as up-to-date information on the role of LEED(R) in green building projects.