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Jul 31 2015

Maximize Your Growth Potential: Put Your Best Relationships Forward

Summer is in full swing, but it’s not too late to start developing a solid business strategy for the Fall, so we’ll round out our snapshot of “A Three-Phase Program to Fast-Track Your Design Business for Profit.” Dr. Tami Hausman participated in the panel at the 2015 AIA National Convention in May, along with Lisa Henry, CEO of Greenway […]

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Jul 20 2015

Design on the Haus’ 200th Post: Communicate with impact!

  Summer is the perfect time to do some strategic thinking, so we’ll continue our snapshot of “A Three-Phase Program to Fast-Track Your Design Business for Profit.” Dr. Tami Hausman participated in the panel at the 2015 AIA National Convention in May, along with Lisa Henry, CEO of Greenway Group, and Stephen Whitehorn, managing principal of Whitehorn Financial Group. In […]

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Jul 9 2015

Strategic Planning: A Concise Overview

  We know that the summer is usually a slow time, but it’s exactly the right time to do some stratetgic thinking! For example, have you ever thought about developing – and implementing – a goal-oriented business strategy? How you can communicate more effectively about your projects to win the next ones? Ways that you […]

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Jun 15 2015

Virtual Architecture: Use Digital Media and Share the Experience

The “experience” of architecture is multi-sensory. Visiting a building in person can evoke a complex set of stimuli and sensations, from how light enters the space to the way a stone floor “feels” beneath your feet. When it comes to promoting your work and trying to share this experience with the media, you can invite […]

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May 11 2015

Worth a Thousand Words: Make a Photographic Impact on Social Media

May is National Photography Month, so we are going to explore how you can use professional and snapshot photography to promote your firm and projects on social media. Using photos and imagery in your social media will boost your company’s virtual presence, promote your projects, and engage your audience. In fact, Tweets with images get […]

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Feb 24 2015

The ROI of Relationships

by Steve Whitehorn The financial success of any firm is built upon its personal relationships. However, many firms often fail to realize this basic truth. The endless pursuit of new clients to expand market share is an outmoded, counterproductive strategy. You can spend an overwhelming proportion of your marketing budget trying to win new clients, […]

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Doctor in the Haus

Feb 17 2015

Off the Radar

Dear Doctor, I’m an architect with a strong professional network, including over 500+ connections on LinkedIn. I’m also a member of the AIA. But my network is predominately made up of other design professionals and colleagues in the AEC industry. I feel like it’s a new year, and I need to do something different. I’d like […]

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Feb 11 2015

Little Things Mean A Lot: How to Strengthen Your Professional Relationships

Whether you follow-up after a meeting with a brief, friendly email, send a client a card for their birthday, or simply pick up the phone to check-in and say hi, every “little thing” that you do to reach out to clients, colleagues, and journalists can help strengthen your professional relationships. These seemingly small actions place […]

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Jan 26 2015

Public Relations – Are You an Innie or an Outie?

Dale Walker is the Director of Communications at Francis Cauffman, a Philadelphia and NYC based architecture firm that has supported its clients since 1954 with innovative architecture, planning, and interior design services. With close to three decades of experience in marketing and communications for the AEC industry, Dale’s expertise includes marketing and proposal strategies, positioning, […]

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Jan 20 2015

Test Your Knowledge: PR Pop Quiz

There’s no better way to start the New Year off than perfecting your firm’s PR strategy. The first step to improving your firm’s communications plan is developing a clearer understanding of what PR is and what it can do for you. We’ve put together a mini pop quiz of several common misconceptions of PR. How […]

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Dec 29 2014

Resolutions for Better Branding in 2015

The New Year is only days away! While you’re making your list of personal resolutions, why not take this opportunity to think about what you can do to improve your business next year? Since our theme for December was branding, we’ve put together some resolutions that you can enact in 2015 to strengthen yours. To […]

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Dec 3 2014

Why Santa Claus is the best brand ever – and what you can learn from him

As Andy Williams’ iconic holiday song goes, it’s “the most wonderful time of the year” once again! This month, our topic is branding, so we thought we’d discuss one of the strongest brands ever – Santa Claus. We can all learn a lot about branding from Ol’ St. Nick and we’re going tell you why. […]

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