Leigh Simpson

Aligning my experience in marketing, technology, building products and business growth to bring you insights on how to leverage the internet and the latest technology to help you generate more leads, acquire more customers, improve client enagement and create long term competiteve advantage.

Recent Posts

Ranked: UK’s Top 51 Architecture Magazines  - 2019

By Leigh Simpson on 05-Jul-2019 11:45:00

The latest edition of the Insynth Digital Construction Media Guide – Architecture Edition has ranked and named the UK’s top 51 architectural magazines for 2019.

Using a proprietary algorithm, Insynth has ranked over 50 titles based upon circulation, social media following, domain authority, spam scores and other factors, to produce an independent and objective picture of which titles are most likely to support SEO and PR activity.

The guide is written to assist construction marketing professionals understand the effectiveness of various to their marketing communication plans, PR activity and online marketing strategy.  It’s also a valuable tool when negotiating rates.

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Has Google's June Core Update Hurt Your Rankings?

By Leigh Simpson on 07-Jun-2019 10:55:41

In an unusual move for Google, the officially announced an impending algorithm update this week.  Google described it as the June 2019 core update.

The update began rolling out on the Monday 3rd June, impacting Google search ranking and listings positively and negatively across the globe.

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Using Dashboards To Increase Sales

By Leigh Simpson on 17-May-2019 11:19:10

With an estimated 39% of sales people missing their targets every month, any tool that you can use to help your team succeed has to be seriously considered.

One key problem that many sales teams has is getting access to key information and knowing how they are doing hour by hour, day by day. 

Using ‘live’ reporting on dashboards can fix this, increasing competition amongst the sales team,  improving focus and raising team morale - all leading to an increase in sales.  Learn more here.

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7 Reasons Why Content Marketing Helps Building Product Sales Teams Succeed

By Leigh Simpson on 18-Apr-2019 09:01:04

 

From our conversations across the construction industry, it’s clear that building product Sales Leaders view content marketing with suspicion, feeling it could hinder their chances of getting in front of prospects and customers.

Once we explain the benefits to them and their teams of a well executed inbound marketing strategy, they soon understand the potential to help them improve lead generation and lead quality.

Making their sales team busier, more respected in their sector and getting them in front of more influential decision makers and specifiers.

Read on, to find out how we explain the key benefits to sales of inbound and content marketing.


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Construction Content Marketing: Getting Your Keyword Strategy Right

By Leigh Simpson on 13-Mar-2019 12:15:00

To generate website traffic, you need people to visit your site. To get them to come, you need to understand what they’re looking for, what phrases they’re using and what type of content would best fit their needs.

Fundamentally, a keyword strategy is needed in any successful building product company's content marketing plan. Let’s explore what keyword strategy is and how it complements keyword research.

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Marketing Tips: Automate And Humanise Your Construction Marketing

By Leigh Simpson on 07-Mar-2019 15:39:44

 

A recent report from ‪chiefmartec.com found that there was a 27% increase in the number of marketing technology solutions available in 2018. 

While the fear is that the increasing use of technology in sales and marketing will depersonalise the customer experience, the reverse is actually true if these systems and techniques are used correctly.

So, how can technology be utilised to give you more time with customers and improve their experience with your brand?

Topics: CRM Technology
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New Construction Marketing Resources Available

By Leigh Simpson on 28-Feb-2019 09:17:05

All to often we could do with some help in getting out sales and marketing strategies right, or just improving them a little.

So, we thought it would be helpful to provide a library of useful guides, reports, cheat sheets and our research for you to access whenever you need it.

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Construction Sales Tips: Mind The Gap - Selling With Silence

By Leigh Simpson on 30-Nov-2018 11:45:00

One of the first things  that you’re taught in sales is that you have two ears and one mouth and to use them in that order.

However, you shouldn't use your mouth at all at crucial points in your sales conversations

Learn how silence can unlock a sales opportunity and when to use it.

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Construction Marketing Strategy: Chasing Growth - Are You Insane?

By Leigh Simpson on 16-Nov-2018 11:45:00

Growth.  It’s compelling, alluring and addictive.  It’s also tough.

It’s getting harder to generate more leads, win more customers, up-sell, cross-sell, increase market share and make more profit using the tactics that were so successful just a few short years ago.

It was Einstein who famously said, “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.

So, is your reluctance to alter your approach, tactics and mindset in your quest for increased growth madness?

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How A.I Can Deliver 1st Class Customer Service Every Time

By Leigh Simpson on 05-Nov-2018 10:00:00

Positive customer experience is vital for referrals and maximising life time value from your customer relationships.  However, one of the biggest challenges any business faces is keeping customers happy and being consistent in the way we deal with customer challenges and needs. 

Unhappy customers can spread their dissatisfaction quickly with social media. But, a delighted client can be the most valued influencer in attracting new customers. 

Discover how A.I. can help you improve customer experience, build your brand reputation and grow your business. 

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Microsoft Future Decoded Conference: Keynote Speaker Cindy Rose

By Leigh Simpson on 31-Oct-2018 11:48:18

Kicking off this year's Microsoft Future Decoded event in London is Cindy Rose.

Cindy is the CEO of Microsoft UK. The event takes place at the ExCel Exhibition Centre at the Victoria Docks in London. The two day event covers a range of technological topics from A.I. to using the cloud and building trust around it. 

Read on to find out what Cindy's keynote speech was all about...

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CIMCIG Event Review: Independence, Trust & Modern Media

By Leigh Simpson on 09-Oct-2018 10:38:42

Billed as a ‘Question Time’ style debate, the CIMCIG evening focused on the role that traditional UK construction media plays in an age of social and content marketing, and which, if any, media can you trust.

What did we learn?  Which media channel is right for your audience? What will publishing look like in 10 years’ time? Who can be trusted in the age of ‘fake news’?

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