Public Relations for Engineers


Engineers design and build infrastructure, including bridges, tunnels, water systems, and all types of facilities and buildings. For many years I represented engineers and got them publicity in trade publications and newspapers where their projects were featured.

Engineers need publicity so that other design and build professionals know what they are doing.  For example, the structural engineer that designed the “Lipstick Building” in New York City wanted other professionals to understand the challenges that went into this project and how they were managed. The project was unique because the shape of the building is like a lipstick.  Always highlight the unique aspects of an engineer’s work.

Every engineer wants to be noticed by architects, real estate developers, construction managers, and the public to tell them about his or her work.  In promoting an engineer, you have to get all the facts about the project and create a story of how the design and build was accomplished.

The most important media outlets to reach are daily newspapers and trade publications. Reporters that cover the building trades are always looking for good stories about unusual facilities, housing projects, office and commercial structures, transportation projects, schools, and hospitals.

For more about getting publicity for engineers, contact us at this blog or leave a comment.

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About Arlene

I am a journalist and marketing writer with a general business background. For more than 25 years, I have worked with professionals in health care, technology, law, financial services, and other disciplines to develop and write articles, web content, and marketing communications that represent their accomplishments and expertise. Since 2004, I have been a writer and contributing editor for The Prepaid Press, a monthly print and online trade publication that covers prepaid calling, payment processing, gift cards and loyalty, and mobile finance. Prepaid is one of the fastest growing industries and I am grateful to be a participating member of the team. Currently based in South Florida, I can also be found in New York City, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon, three locales where you can enjoy great food, meet fascinating people, and experience awesome scenery and urban sights.
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