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Feb 01 2011

Make that blogging connection

Just before Christmas, I was invited to write a guest blog post (Fitzrovia, the construction industry and social media) for Fitzrovia News, a blog about a particular part of central London where I have worked and have since visited countless times. This came about through social media. I had posted a photograph of a pub – …

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Jan 25 2011

Poor use of Twitter could damage your professional brand

Yesterday, I talked about construction industry use of social media to the Institute of Directors Built Environment Discussion Group’s monthly breakfast meeting in Maidstone, Kent.* As with other professional audiences I’ve spoken to recently, there was almost universal adoption of LinkedIn, more than half of those present had a Facebook profile, and just under half …

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Jan 25 2011

Did the Be2Awards bypass most AEC PR and marketing people?

About two weeks ago (see Announcing the Be2Awards 2011), I launched the website for what we believe are the world’s first social media awards for “The built environment” (ie: architecture, engineering, construction, facilities management, property, etc). Nominations began to trickle in, and as Friday’s deadline approached there was a final flood, and I have just …

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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 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 24 2010

On changes at The Construction Index, and trolls

Almost exactly a year ago, the construction weekly magazine Contract Journal ceased publication (post) with several journalists and commercial staff made redundant. Some soon got involved with new ventures; Aaron Morby and Grant Prior, for example, now run the online news service Construction Enquirer, while one-time CJ community manager Will Mann joined The Construction Index (post). …

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Nov 15 2010

Watch your pingbacks

Thanks to a WordPress pingback, I have just discovered that a blog post, Professional services firms and social media, that I wrote and published on 5 November has been re-used without my permission and without attribution to me as the original author. The content was re-published on the blog of “a digital marketing start-up based …

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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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