Business development terminology is central in communications between technical professionals, owners, and clients about a project.

Factor the AEC industry into marketing and business development and you have a far more complex set of processes than anyone expected.

A current, optimized, efficient, clean, and original Google My Business listing can instantly build or improve your online reputation. Let's make sure we've got that ball rolling.

“Get To Know Your Customers Day” is celebrated on the third Thursday of January, April, July, and October. Use this quarterly distinction as a reminder to check in.

An essential component in any successful architecture, engineering, and construction firm is a dedicated focus to generating, maintaining, and following up on project and client leads. A lead is not just an RFP announcement or a letter from a client requesting a proposal: It's identifying change and taking action.

Eric Stratford, Director of Business Development & Preconstruction Services at R&O Construction, shares his experience in working as a team with leadership, business, and marketing to create a cohesive and supportive approach to the firm's marketing development.

By prioritizing the direction of your public relations plan, you can ensure you are getting the return on investment (ROI) expected from your firm leaders. It may be hard to determine which efforts will be most rewarding for your firm. Pick the tactics that will work best with your marketing strategies, within your budget and timeframe.

For Myrna Wagner, Vice President of Business Development at Swinerton Management and Consulting, the most important step to marketing mentality was to create a culture of collaboration and accountability with the leadership team. Her approach is to provide them with tools to help and encourage their involvement with business development. MARKETLINK Principal Stephanie Craft asked some questions to find out more.

Professional friendships are built upon a number of valuable facets—reliability, availability, proactivity, and so forth. A good way to get closer to people no matter the setting is by asking questions. Tweak these however you like, but here are some conversation points to get the ball rolling with your clients – current or potential.

MARKETLINK Principal Stephanie Craft caught up with Chuck Hack, a Lionakis principal and owner, to learn more about how he and Lionakis’s leadership have created and fostered a marketing mentality within the firm.

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