Tag Archive: CIMCIG

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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Nov 29 2010

Bentley takes Hammer for best use of social media

In September (Best use of Social Media?), I talked about the shortlisted companies in the running for Construction Computing magazine’s ‘Best use of social media‘ award at the Construction Computing Awards 2010. I highlighted the widely varying levels of social media adoption among the finalists, and gave my assessment of the Web 2.0 performance of the …

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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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Sep 25 2010

Avoiding date clashes

With others, I have used Doodle.com as a convenient way to agree dates for meetings – whether real-life or online chats via Skype – and there are times I wish event organisers would do something similar, but to avoid date clashes. As previously mentioned, I am attending the CIMCIG conference in London on 25 November. …

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Sep 20 2010

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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Jun 28 2010

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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Mar 08 2010

IBP takes a much-needed look to the future

Since the early 1990s I have been a member of International Building Press, an association for journalists and public relations professionals working in the design, construction and property sector. When I first joined, its social events and business meetings were ‘must-attend’ events where in-house PR people like me could network with our counterparts in other …

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Feb 22 2010

Construction PR and marketing: leveraging web 2.0 tools

Late last year I was approached by one of the editors of Freepint‘s FUMSI magazine (Find, Use, Manage and Share Information) to write an article for its ‘Use’ section about how construction people are beginning to utilise Web 2.0 applications and approaches (Joanna Ptolomey told me she had trained and worked in the construction industry …

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Dec 15 2009

Social Media and Construction Marketing

I am doing the opening talk at a social media and construction marketing pre-conference training day in London on 3 February 2010, organised by Emap Networks, the events arm of the publisher of Construction News, Architects’ Journal and other publications, and run in collaboration with CIMCIG. The event will re-unite me with former Emap marketing …

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Nov 06 2009

Not all IT media people are Tweeting (yet)

Having worked in the IT sector of the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector, it is only natural that I should look at how AEC-oriented IT companies and the publications that cover them use social media tools such as Twitter. For example, back in January I blogged about the how the main UK AEC publications …

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