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Last edited 19 May 2017
Marketing considerations for architects
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- 3 Key elements: image, context and promotion
- Where we are, where we want to be, how we get there and have we got there.
- Balance expectations with the reality of operating environment.
- Needs to be integral to the business plan
- A wider audience = more business = more profit.
- Image, branding and marketing mix
- Define and position yourself in terms of price, place and product.
- What image do we want to have?
- What values do we espouse?
- What is the USP?
Context A: Environmental scanning:
- Factors: STEEPLE (Social, Technological, Economic, Ethical, Political, Legislative, Environmental).
- With respect to SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats).
Context B: Client and users:
- Understand them. Improve your brand and product to their needs to give more value.
- Client surveys.
- Focus groups.
- Informal evidence and conversations.
Context C: Competitors:
- Who are they?
- How do we compare in terms of price and value?
- How are we better?
Critical to deliver Return on Investment (ROI) and must be targeted:
- Direct advertising.
- Personal recommendation.
- Editorial content.
- Social media.
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