Category: media

Nov 10 2014

How do construction PR people use social media?

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Over the past couple of months, the Construction and Property special interest group (CAPSIG) of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations has run an online survey looking at construction and property PR professionals’ use of social media. The results will be shared on Wednesday afternoon 12 November at the CIPR’s Russell Square offices in central London …

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Sep 11 2014

Take the CAPSIG construction PR survey

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The Construction and Property special interest group (CAPSIG) of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations is running an online survey looking at construction PR professionals’ use of social media. Following an approach from a Canada-based PR practitioner, it adopts a questionnaire format used by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and aims to compare …

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Aug 28 2014

Vote for me in CIPR elections

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Voting for elections to the Council of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) opens on 1 September, and I am standing for election (read my personal statement here), having been nominated by the CIPR’s Construction and Property special interest group (CAPSIG) to stand in the groups section. The CIPR has revised its constitution …

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Jul 29 2014

e-newsletter content: gated or freely shared?

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As the internet and traditional media worlds have changed and intermingled, the conventional routes to market for B2B services and products has evolved. With many trade publications dwindling in size and/or frequency (or ceasing hard copy publication altogether), many businesses find it next to impossible to get pure editorial coverage and their opportunities to reach the …

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Jul 28 2014

Client goes bust

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Earlier this year I did a small media relations job for a North Wales recycling and manufacturing business. It wasn’t a huge project, just a few hours’ straightforward work and I priced it accordingly. I completed the work in April and sent my invoice to the client in early May; I thought little more about it until …

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Jul 23 2014

Be2Awards on hold for 2014

The Be2Awards will not be held in 2014. As Be2camp co-founders, Martin Brown and I had a long discussion about the programme, and about our respective workloads (the Awards and accompanying Be2Talks take a significant amount of time, effort and some money to organise). From a purely practical point of view, we decided that we just didn’t …

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Jul 22 2014

CIPR updates Wikipedia guidance (twice)

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At the start of the year, I joined the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ Social Media Panel, and one of the first tasks I undertook was to help update the CIPR’s guidance on Wikipedia (the first edition was produced in June 2012). The new edition (version 2.0) of the CIPR’s Best Practice Guidance for Public …

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Mar 21 2014

Share what makes you different

For the second year running, I spoke yesterday at a Workplace Trends “social media for business” conference, hopefully helping people who work in construction and property-related businesses understand a bit more about B2B use of new media. Last year, I talked about Twitter; this year, I talked about ‘Blogging for business’. The business of blogging …

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Feb 17 2014

Capitalise on CAPSIG

As the new chair of CAPSIG, I want to build bridges (sic) with other groups interested in industry communication. Last Thursday, I was elected the new chair of the CIPR’s Construction and Property Special Interest Group at a short annual general meeting at London’s Building Centre The CAPSIG AGM preceded a debate on what industry …

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Jan 28 2014

Free Building Regs anyone?

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Some 13 years ago, when I was at construction collaboration technology provider BIW Technologies (today Conject), the company formed a partnership with TSO (The Stationery Office, the privatised enterprise that was formerly Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, HMSO) to provide online access to building regulations information. At the time, as a tax-payer, I remember thinking that …

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