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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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LinkedIn or Locked Out?

Some social media advice can raise unnecessary fears or lead to the imposition of inappropriate restrictions. I was recently forwarded a copy of a newsletter from an East Anglian firm of solicitors, Birketts. Aimed at human resources professionals, the HR matters newsletter included an article about LinkedIn which might alarm employers whose staff use LinkedIn …

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PR and bloggers: a positive experience

Last month, due to an unfortunate clash of dates (one of those evenings when I could easily have attended four top quality events, but had to choose just one), I missed the London Bloggers Meet-up, The PR Edition, which discussed the interface between public relations and bloggers, but follow-up blog posts (eg: EdelmanDigital, Gary Andrews, LondonBloggers.net) …

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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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Strategy & Tactics of Digital Communication

Want a productive day out in London on 25 November? If you are a construction marketing or PR person, you might be interested in the CIMCIG conference on “Strategy & Tactics of Digital Communication” being held at the Building Centre. As a long-time construction marketeer, CIMCIG events have played a vital part in keeping me …

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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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UK Regeneration declares faith in social media

The British Urban Regeneration Association, which was put into liquidation last month, has been relaunched as UK Regeneration. So what, you may ask. First, the relaunch was – like so many news stories – something that I first learned about on Friday morning through Twitter (tweets from Local Government Chronicle‘s Allister Hayman, followed up by …

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Construction companies could do better on social media

After my recent trip to Spain (post), I’ve been almost too busy to blog, and it’s taken me a while to catch up with some of my reading. Something that caught my eye though was an item by Peter Hay in PR Week on 18 June: Corporates ‘must act’ on social media, not least because …

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The un-networked Network

Last week, during two-and-a-half days in Spain (with a client) focused on a conference event run by the European BIC Network (EBN), it became clear that not all organisations that profess to be concerned with information-sharing and collaboration yet actually practice what they preach. Moreover, potential PR and marketing opportunities were also being missed before, …

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Role for social media in promoting sustainability

Last Tuesday, I attended last Tuesday’s launch of CIMCIG’s report “The Commercial Value of Sustainability” (download, PDF) at the Building Centre in London. The first in a series of specially commissioned industry reports for construction marketers, this CIMCIG report looks at the opportunities sustainability represents for construction, and the opportunities low impact buildings represent, and …

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