4 Responses to Happy Christmas from MarketingM8′s blog and a retrospective.

  1. Hi Peter, I would love to hear more about your perspective on social media in the construction industry, they might not always favor the most Stumbles, likes and retweets – but it will help you shine as the thought leader in social media for the construction industry.

    :-)
    Marieke

    • Peter says:

      Hi Marieke,

      Sorry for the late response, but I’ve been away from my screens/office over the holidays, much to the surprise of my wife and children!

      I hope you had a great Christmas!

      I put a lot of effort into helping the construction sector in 2011 and 2012 will be very different, that’s for sure.

      In the UK the sector is very, very traditional and very, very broke and scared of change and as dubious as ever about any kind of marketing. I have many stories about my attempts to educate the UK construction sector about social media, here’s a favorite:

      I spend a long time explaining to one of the directors of a massive construction company the real benefits of a blog as opposed to the glossy magazine he was spending (and still is) about £50-£75,000 per annum on. (It was a great, excellent quality magazine, but a blog would be so, so much more current and would really promote the company and its website on Google and social media.)

      They just don’t get it! They don’t want to get it.

      I’m focusing on different things this year! I’ll keep you updated!

      Great to hear from you, I wish you a very peaceful and prosperous 2012, all the very best Peter, aka MarketingM8

  2. Peter Wright says:

    Congratulations on your well deserved success with your blog.

    On reading your reply to Marieke above, the thought crossed my mind that if you become disenchanted with the construction industry, you could focus on more satirical humour. I certainly enjoyed your posts through the year.

    Thanks for your helpful, educational and humorous writing and best wishes for a wildly successful 2012.

    • Peter says:

      Hello Peter, great to hear from you and a very happy new year to you and your family.

      I have become disenchanted with the UK construction sector and the thought of focusing on my SM satire appeals greatly but I need to earn some serious money this year as last year was slow.

      Luckily I have a few ‘irons in the fire’ for 2012 and with 2 teenage kids I know I’ll need them! LOL!

      Thanks for the continued support, it’s much appreciated!

      I considered using Lulu to publish the cartoons online but never got around to it, maybe this year??

      All the very best, Peter, aka MarketingM8

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