Rich Newsome

Rich Newsome

Rich is a Digital Content Marketer with Insynth Marketing Ltd. He brings with him a passion for creating engaging content and building strong client relationships.

Recent posts by Rich Newsome

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How to win more building product specifications: Buyer Personas

By Rich Newsome on 04-Jun-2020 10:39:05

Winning more building product specifications is not something that can be answered in one sentence, or even one blog post. It’s a complicated process involving a multitude of skills and techniques that encapsulate a deep knowledge and understanding.

Today, we’re focusing at the start of the journey: Your audience.

We often refer to your audience as ‘Buyer Personas’, and understanding your BPs is crucial to winning more building product specifications.

Topics: Construction Marketing personas audience
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Bouncing Back: How To Reach Your Audience

By Rich Newsome on 28-May-2020 13:16:52

The proportion of construction workers furloughed has fallen below 25 per cent, according to research from Build UK this week, highlighting a slow return to normality within the industry.

As construction sites begin this long and challenging process, this blog aims to give your building products company some useful tips to help reach out to your audience. Right now, communication is key if you want to gain specification with those decision-makers in the industry. Read on to find out more.

Topics: Social Media Email Marketing
6 min read

Bouncing Back: How To Build Your Tech Stack

By Rich Newsome on 21-May-2020 15:13:09

If we can take anything from the past few months, it’s how reliant we have become on technology. For most of us, working from home has prompted us to discover new and interesting ways of working.

How many of you have discovered the ‘virtual background’ on Zoom?

Remote working aside, however, we have noticed that many organisations within building products and construction are turning to technology as a way of running certain business operations more efficiently.

With trade shows being cancelled and sales reps not out on the road, our online presence has had to step up – turning our website into an ‘extra salesperson’ in many ways.  

Building a technology stack can be a daunting task – particularly with so many options out there. This blog hopes to give you some advice on how you can get the most out of your tech stack, and which tried and tested tools work best.

Read on to find out more.

Topics: Technology tech stack
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Insynth Welcomes New Head of Design To The Team

By Rich Newsome on 15-May-2020 08:58:32

In a world where companies are now judged by the quality of their online presence, a high-performance website is crucial. This is particularly true of companies within building products and construction, as architects and specifiers are spending more time researching products online than ever before.

In the past fifteen to twenty years, we’ve noticed a significant shift in the way businesses operate, and it’s fair to say that a company’s website is a key tool in delivering a strong brand identity (and message). This is particularly true for those operating within the construction space. As competition soars, there’s certainly a need to stand out above the rest.

To help meet this demand, Insynth is proud to welcome our latest member of the team: Head of Design, Louise Urquhart.

Topics: Website Design
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Insynth Celebrates HubSpot Gold Solutions status

By Rich Newsome on 07-May-2020 18:08:37

As all industries face an uncertain future (certainly within the short-term), we are being forced to re-evaluate our approach to business strategy - and look to new ways of working smarter, not harder. 

Today, we celebrate our recently awarded 'Gold Solutions Status' as a subtle self-pat on the back for our team's hard work over the past couple of years. In times like this, we should all celebrate our successes and remind ourselves of the wins along the way.

Read on to find out more...

Topics: Content Marketing Website Design Sales Strategy Construction Inbound Marketing
5 min read

How To ‘Pivot’ Your Content Plan During COVID-19

By Rich Newsome on 01-May-2020 08:44:48

Let’s rewind to January 2020. The year was laid out before us, new strategies were in place, new products were going to be launched and big projects were due to begin.

And then the unexpected happened. Out of nowhere, a global pandemic altered every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Projects were put on hold, jobs lost, and businesses forced to adapt to this ‘new normal’.

It’s been several weeks now - and for most - the initial shock has settled. In some cases, we’re even seeing glimpses of what life used to be like. However, we’re all aware that it’ll take a long time before we get back to the pre-Covid life that we all took for granted.

With that in mind, this blog aims to give some actionable ways for you to pivot your content strategy in order to adapt to these unusual times.

Topics: Content Marketing Construction Marketing
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What's Causing Your High Email Bounce Rate During Covid-19?

By Rich Newsome on 23-Apr-2020 13:33:07

It’s a sad fact that Covid-19 has brought about an abrupt halt to people’s livelihoods. Individuals are being furloughed-and in some cases-even losing their jobs.

With that in mind, the construction marketer needs to be aware that people just aren’t as contactable as they once were, and this means that you may have to adjust your strategy in order to reach out to the right people.

From an email marketing perspective, those who have sadly lost their jobs will have inevitably had their email accounts switched off, meaning that your email campaigns will not achieve the level of engagement you’re aiming for, causing your bounce rate to soar. 

We want to avoid this at every possible opportunity as a consistently high bounce rate will cause you to get penalised by your service provider-affecting your ability to send future campaigns. And of course, you want people to actually read your emails.

This blog sets out to give you some useful tips and tricks to reduce your email bounce rate, ensuring the right people read your emails.

Topics: Sales Strategy Construction Marketing Strategy Email Marketing
6 min read

5 Tips To Boost Your Content During Covid-19

By Rich Newsome on 16-Apr-2020 21:00:00

We all know that words are the currency of the web. The more SEO-driven content you have, the better chances you will have at ranking highly in search. If you’ve read any of our previous posts, this message will come as no surprise.

What’s different, however, is this ‘new normal’ that we’ve all been forced to adopt. Working from home is giving us more time to reflect, and it’s even allowing us to catch up on the things that we’ve let slip in recent months.

And for many, this means addressing your content strategy.

The purpose of this blog is to give you some practical guidance that you can implement now, in order to prepare for the post-covid future.

Topics: Content Marketing SEO Construction Marketing
10 min read

Email Marketing For Building Products & Construction During Covid-19

By Rich Newsome on 10-Apr-2020 09:34:28

If you attended our webinar a couple of weeks back, you’ll have learnt that email marketing is more crucial than ever during these unprecedented times, and the data-which we will be sharing-certainly backs this up.

We’ve seen some great results from companies within building products and construction who have used this as an opportunity to focus on two key areas:

  • Growing their contacts database and;
  • Reaching out to their current database

The purpose of this blog is to give you some useful tips and tricks (that are backed up by data) to ensure that you stay on top of your email marketing game during Covid-19.

Read on to find out more…

Topics: Email Marketing