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3 Reasons Contractors Need Public Relations and Online Reputation Management

In business, your reputation is everything

You know you have one of the best teams in the business and the project portfolio to back it all up, but do competitors, potential customers and the community know this? In business, your reputation is everything. Building a solid reputation isn’t always easy, but the best way to market your construction company and help it grow is through a solid B2B public relations strategy.

Heather Ripley, founder and CEO of Ripley PR, a public relations firm that regularly works with clients in the construction, manufacturing, industrial and home services industries writes, “No matter the size of your company, an effective PR strategy can help you not only effectively manage crises, but also help you grow your business through key branding strategies.”

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“When someone wants to learn about anyone and anything, they turn to the internet.” – Patrick Ambron, CEO BrandYourself.com

1. Name recognition

This is a big one. The more well-known your company name, the more you can shape the opinion of prospective clients. With the right communications strategy and effective online reputation management, you can influence people to hire your company. And if you start working on a positive brand ahead of time, you’ll be able to better maintain your name in the unfortunate event of an accident or mistake.

2. An opportunity to tell your story

It doesn’t matter how large or small your company is; you have your own unique story to tell. Maybe you’re a family-owned business, running on three generations of ownership; maybe you’ve earned a recent award as a great place to work or your employees regularly volunteer their time to community causes. Use these positive stories to your advantage by talking about and sharing them. 

3. A polished appearance online

From standard services to a niche corner of the construction industry — if you have a product or service you’re trying to market to customers, you need to be accessible online. Every year businesses lose billions in sales by not appearing everywhere they can be online — whether it’s on social media, LinkedIn or Google+. “When someone wants to learn about anyone and anything, they turn to the internet,” says Patrick Ambron, CEO of the reputation management company BrandYourself.com. Once your customers are able to find you, are your social media posts clear and consistent with your brand? Are your blog posts answering your customers’ questions and speaking to their interests? Is there a positive article that effectively explains who you are, what you do and why you’re the best in the business?

If you focus on doing these three things successfully, you’re well on your way to positive public relations, a stellar online reputation and ultimately, more customers drawn to your business. Contact us today to learn more about feature opportunities in US Builders Review.

Testimonials

TrueLine Publishing was a delight to work with. They were extremely patient and worked diligently to get our article written and published. The team always responded in a timely manner and was courteous. I look forward to working with TrueLine Publishing in the future and will recommend them to other businesses.
— Crystal Leos, Business Development, DALLASWHITE Property Restoration
We are excited to be featured as a case study in US Builders Review and look forward to sharing our company’s story with a national audience.
— Ryan Sanzari, Director of Operations, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
Kyle Gahm was instrumental in coordinating this project from beginning to end. He was always available and a pleasure to work with. It would be a pleasure to work with Kyle down the road. Bill Keaton was very impressive in raising money from advertising which resulted in ASE getting the cover story, so thank you Bill. Lia Prysunka and Jeanee Dudley are both very impressive individuals who deserve a lot of credit for this featured piece. They were both very patient and accepting of any changes we suggested. The format, quality, and resolution was awesome. To sum it all up: Our upper management, who never have been high on PR and things of this nature said that it was "absolutely fantastic" and were blown away. They now are requesting multiple copies of the full magazine and are very proud of the work you all put in. Thanks again.
— Ryan Sanzari, Director of Operations, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
I’m blown away with the value that could come out of our partnership through this article. Working with the US Builders Review team is something that I have never experienced before and every day I feel even more privileged to be with EJH Construction, I never take for granted the opportunities that have come my way.  I am so excited about what our future looks like based on the relationship that has been built with the US Builders Review team.
Jennifer Wilhelmsen – Director of Human Resources, EJH Construction Inc.
I would like to commend the US Builders Review staff for their work in developing and writing a fantastic article for Miller Contracting Group, Inc. It was truly a pleasure to work with their professional and well organized staff.
— Chuck Daniels, Business Manager, Miller Contracting Group Inc.
The final product was an exceptionally well written and thorough story integrated with many of our project photos. It is a great endorsement of our company and our work that we are promoting on our website and through social media. We were impressed with the quality of the editorial and the professional follow-through.
— Susan Howell, Marketing Director for Howell Custom Building Group
My experience with US Builders Review was positive from start to finish. The staff conducted each interaction with the utmost professionalism, whether over the phone or by email. Beginning with the initial telephone interview US Builders Review carefully gathered information to form a draft document then incorporated my minimal edits required to achieve factual accuracy in the finished article. US Builders Review is a pleasure to work with.
— Tim Craddock, President, Vansant & Gusler Inc.
Working with Kyle at TrueLine Publishing was a great experience. We are quite pleased with how the article about Souder Brothers turned out. The magazine article and photo spread is going to be a very effective tool to use in our marketing. If you have the opportunity to be featured in a project like this, I would recommend doing it. Kyle and his team made the whole process very smooth and we are happy to have been a part of the latest edition of US Builders Review.
— Corinne Schaffer, Project Manager, Souder Brothers Construction
I was contacted by the company to write a review on my business. They handled the process very efficient and professional. The pictures came out great and the article was perfect. I am very happy with their work.
— Kirt McGhee, Owner, K4M Construction
Ryan at TrueLine was a pleasure to work with and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him or TrueLine to anyone in the future. They were professional, organized and great to work with through the process!
— James Cahill, President and Partner, J. Calnan & Associates

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