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Do you provide a list of your past and current clients on your website?

If so, do you ask their permission to put it up?

Is this a good idea?

RE: Client List

(OP)
Ok maybe not a client list, but would you put some past projects that you have done. Maybe the bigger higher profile ones?

RE: Client List

If the client would give you a good reference, yes.  It's all about your reputation.  It also shows your specialties.

Mike McCann
McCann Engineering

RE: Client List

I list most of the projects I have worked on the past 10 years, along with a description of services provided, location, and the name of the client.  Never had a problem.  Nothing proprietary is given.  

Occasionally if there is some confidentiality, I simply list it as "Confidential Client", but that is the exception, not the rule.

Greg Lamberson, BS, MBA
Consultant - Upstream Energy
Website: www.oil-gas-consulting.com

RE: Client List

What's your clients' understanding of your marketing procedures?  I used to work for a large company that forbade any contractors/consultants to use our name in marketing.  Our feeling was the project may have been done years ago, with different project personnel, and we did not want to be in the position of endorsing a firm where circumstances had changed.
Now, at my current job, our site describes projects, but leaves off client names.  We also try to update the projects, not leave them up forever.

RE: Client List

If your competitors want a list of potential new clients all they have to do is look up the yellow pages.

RE: Client List

I list my projects/clients but I do not list much beyond scope and services.  Never thought to ask but I would remove them if they asked me to.

Don Phillips
http://worthingtonengineering.com

RE: Client List

I mention representative projects I have worked on and describe the general scope of the projects, but never associate any particular project with a specific client.  I do furnish a very selective client list though if requested.  

Remember, it is only reasonable for a potential client to ask for references.  HAVE THIS LIST PREPARED IN ADVANCE, CLEARED WITH THE CLIENTS ON THE LIST, AND NEVER HESITATE TO PROVIDE IT PROMPTLY UPON REQUEST.  You could even develop multiple lists of client reverences, each list targeted to a construction type specialty.

Mike McCann
McCann Engineering

RE: Client List

No.

Most of my clients are engineering firms and utility engineering departments. They don't want their clients or management knowing that they need to go outside for expertise.

RE: Client List

Rather than company names, I'd put "Mining industry company" or "Medical equipment supplier" instead, along with good project descriptions.
Good idea that of keeping a list of past clients/projects for reference.

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