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Aug 22 2013

2013 BE2Awards – nominations open!

The 2013 Be2Awards and Be2Talks are on 25 September 2013. Tweet, blog, email – help spread the word. Nominate, vote – join in. Or sponsor! It’s that time of year again. In August last year, I wrote about the second running of the Be2awards: the world’s first awards for social media in the built environment (which …

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May 24 2013

Construction, CRM and social media

m-hance logo

‘Enterprise social networks’ and ‘enterprise collaboration’ are terms being increasingly associated with customer relationship management (CRM), and may change face of construction sales, marketing and customer service. On Tuesday, I attended a London seminar organised by m-hance concerning its Microsoft Dynamics-based CRM (customer relationship management) solutions and related tools. As a construction PR and marketing …

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Apr 26 2013

RICS members: Twitter’s not about “what I had for breakfast”!

[Warning: rant] If RICS wants to help building surveyors use social media effectively, they should invite conference speakers who know what they are talking about. I attended the RICS Building Surveying conference in London yesterday* and sat through a couple of break-out sessions that took my fancy. The afternoon one was on BIM for building …

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Aug 14 2012

Announcing the Be2Awards 2012

Be2Awards

In January 2011 I wrote about the inaugural Be2awards: the world’s first awards for social media in the built environment (of which I am organiser). These are being held again, and remain distinctly social. Nominations for the BeAwards 2012 (which opened yesterday) are being crowd-sourced, and will be voted upon by the same crowd. The intention …

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Aug 10 2012

Does Social Media Belong in CAD Applications?

(This is a slightly updated version of a blog post first published on my ExtranetEvolution tech blog.) Via the excellent TenLinks newsletter, I found this Cadalyst article by Robert Green on social media in the CAD workplace. Robert admits he is not a big fan of social media in the workplace: I do see some value in it …

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Apr 15 2011

For online-only B2B media, Twitter matters

TCI vs ConEnq

On and off for the last year I have been following the fortunes of the Construction Enquirer, an online-only free news publication established in April 2010 by former print journalists Aaron Morby and Grant Prior. As the business model of traditional B2B industry publications has come under pressure from online sources, it has been interesting …

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Apr 05 2011

Fuelling the CIPR conversation

I already overuse the word “conversation”. I frequently use it in my preferred short definition of Web 2.0 or social media: “People having conversations online.” Indeed, I repeated this in a presentation I gave to the Kent IoD marketing group yesterday, and I frequently talk about exchanges on Twitter and blogs as “conversations”. Now it …

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Nov 26 2010

Social media firmly on the construction marketing radar

Just seven days before yesterday’s CIMCIG conference on Strategy & Tactics of Digital Communication, I got a tweet from Ross Sturley asking if I could step in to replace Su Butcher who had had to withdraw on doctor’s orders (which was a shame as Su always puts in a lot of time to create and deliver some great …

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Nov 09 2010

MyTaptu – news at your fingertips on your smartphone

I don’t normally do technology reviews on this website (though I do on my ExtranetEvolution blog,  if you’re into construction collaboration technology), but as I have recently discovered something that allows easy sharing of the latest news (always useful for PR and media people), I thought I would make an exception. Since getting a smartphone, I …

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Sep 23 2010

Construction Enquirer: adding 200 subscribers a week

Construction Enquirer is nearly five months old and this week emailed its subscribers – 2,250 and growing at 200 a week, apparently – with details of display advertising opportunities on its website (“115,000 page hits per month”)  and e-newsletters (by the way, my web analytics friends will be twitching at this talk of ‘page hits’ …

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