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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Sunday, July 07, 2013

Daily updates

For daily construction marketing ideas updates, see www.constructionmarketingideas.com.

This (older) blog contains a wealth of archival material, since its start in late 2006. It also serves as a back-up for the currently-updated blog, in situations where I cannot access the wordpress site or (as happened in December 2013), I crashed the entire blog.

I'll also use this blog to provide information about special events and activities -- watch for the monthly webinar program including the first event -- a presentation about proposals from Matt Handal.



Saturday, June 29, 2013

The marketing plan -- a work in progress

I'm currently building a special site focusing on how you can effectively create a marketing plan that is powerful, simple, and easy to manage.

If you have suggestions or sample successful plans you would be willing to share, please let me know. I'll provide source credit, of course.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Best construction blog competition voting: The results

Here are the popular vote results for the 2013 Best Construction Blog competition.

You can see all the entries and visit the relevant blogs here. 

Judges will combine assessment of the popular vote with the overall design, writing quality and effectiveness of the blogs in deciding the 2013 Best Construction Blog. We'll share the judge's decision on April 15.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Blog recovery progress update

The new Construction Marketing Ideas blog template is taking shape and most core elements have been added. Still need to do some tweaking before launching, but may have been saved (at least in part) by . . . Google cache.

Lots of the old postings are cached. I for example recovered the blog listing directory. Images are a problem, though, and manually uploading and reinstalling the cache would be a truly massive job (and not really a wise thing for someone who has to oversee a real operating business!)

However, there may be some good news here, as well. It seems someone has developed an automated script on a program called Python. I am certainly not a web programmer, but I also know how to source inexpensive programming talent offshore. (Won't announce the specific details because of political sensitivities, but I'm currently paying someone in Bangladesh $1.00 an hour for some development work!)

Target date to "officially" launch the new constructionmarketingideas.com is still Jan 2. You may catch some sneak previews as I work through the process.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The "gone blog" disaster -- an update

For the past few days, I've been working on the constructionmarketingideas.com blog rebuild.  While I won't be able to recover most of the old posts, the new blog will be designed to last -- and include comprehensive coverage of 2013 Best Construction Blog competition entries.

While the rebuild is under-way, you are visiting the "old" blog, maintained since its start. Note that many links and references to specific posts will automatically redirect here -- but unfortunately, except in some rare circumstances, the original text is gone, for good.

I expect the new constructionmarketingideas.com blog will be ready for viewing by January 2.  Stay tuned.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A blogger's nightmare . . .

I managed not only to crash the "new" blog at constructionmarketingideas.com -- I also deleted virtually all of the blog's content and (to make things really bad), the backup system failed.

This means about three years of blogging history have gone "poof" along with relevant hyperlinks and other stuff.

All is not completely lost.  This "old" blog remains in operation, and while we cannot recover the links and content (at least unless I can get some exceptional technical help and have extreme luck), there is room for continuity here -- and behind the scenes, I'll be working on rebuilding the other blog site.

In the meantime, if you end up in an endless loop looking for something that is no more, you can try emailing me and I might be able to recover the relevant files or documents for you.  No guarantees, unfortunately.

(Fortunately this disaster doesn't impede the business's other sites and projects, which remain in place.)