Tag Archive: Be2camp

May 10 2011

Entrepreneurs and social media

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Last week I spoke at an evening meeting of the Cass Entrepreneurs Network (an alumni group of Cass Business school at London’s City University) on entrepreneurs, PR and social media. The event, hosted at the CIPR’s headquarters in Russell Square, attracted a mixture of Cass and CIPR people, and, judging from their answers to my initial …

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Feb 15 2011

Looking back on Be2Awards 2011

Amid five days of frantic social media activity across London during Social Media Week, the combined Be2Awards and @ConstrucTALKs event on Wednesday 9 February was always going to be my highlight (I was the event organiser after all!). Despite some palpitations the week before when registrations for the event were still on the low side, …

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Jan 10 2011

Announcing the Be2Awards 2011

In the middle of 2008, four people started a Twitter conversation about how people in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sectors might be able to use social media tools and techniques to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain a better, more sustainable built environment. The outcome of those early exchanges was the formation of …

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Jan 10 2011

pwcom blog: 2010 in review

Happy New Year. It’s that time of year when people look back at the old year and/or forward to the New Year, and WordPress helps bloggers with the process by presenting some handy statistics which have helped me kickstart my 2011 blog output. Apparently, this blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2010 (that’s about …

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Dec 09 2010

And the ‘Sustainability Now’ Best Social Media individual is … er me!

Well, that was a nice surprise! This afternoon I learned that I had won Best Social Media Individual in the Sustainability Now social media awards, and that Be2camp, which I co-founded, had won Best Social Media Community. First run in 2008 (post), Sustainability Now is a two-day virtual conference and exhibition organised by UBM, which also …

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Nov 01 2010

Community engagement: it’s a people thing

Last Thursday, I talked at the final 2010 CIPR Social Media Summer event held at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. My presentation (below) was about community management or, more accurately, community engagement; I suggested that the success of a business-to-business (B2B) online group can’t be guaranteed by online activity alone, online groups also need …

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Oct 15 2010

Social media lessons from the World Water Day ‘hybrid event’

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Today is Blog Action Day: “an annual event … that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action”. Last year I blogged about climate change; this year’s topic is water – something I was discussing only yesterday …

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Oct 07 2010

Network with BIFM or Connect with FM?

Yesterday I went to UBM’s Total Workplace Management event at London’s Kensington Olympia exhibition centre (I also strolled through its neighbouring sister events: Energy Solutions and M&E: The Building Services Event). The most outstanding announcement I heard concerned the launch of NetworkwithBIFM, a new community network launched by the British Institute of Facilities Management, but …

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Sep 21 2010

Constructing Social Media

The CIPR‘s Construction and Property Special Interest Group, CAPSIG (of which I am a committee member), is holding its next evening seminar on Thursday 30 September at the Building Centre in London. The event is branded Constructing Social Media, and some industry friends of mine will be speaking: Phil Clark from UBM (publisher of Building, …

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Sep 17 2010

Best use of Social Media?

Last November I wrote about the Construction Computing Awards 2009, and suggested five reasons why we didn’t yet have an award for best use of Web 2.0 in construction. Well, it’s now a whole ten months later, the shortlists for the 2010 awards have just been announced, online voting has begun, and – I must …

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