Tag: CIPR

Jun 14 2010

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At the end of a busy day in and around London last Thursday, I dashed off to the Russell Square, London headquarters of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations for the latest in a series of CIPR Social Summer camps. About two dozen people met to talk about public relations and mobile devices, stimulated by …

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Mar 17 2010

CIPR events offer perspectives on SEO

Last Thursday, I attended two CIPR events in London: the first a free breakfast briefing at CIPR’s Russell Square HQ (sponsored by Glide Technologies) on search engine optimisation (SEO); the second an event at the Building Centre organised by the CIPR’s construction and property special interest group, CAPSIG, which featured a talk by UBM journalist …

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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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Sep 02 2009

Wikipedia and PR

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Before a recent holiday break in Derbyshire, I was working in London, using the members’ room of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations as a base between meetings. There I happened upon a long-time friend Liam FitzPatrick, who I got to know about 20 years ago when we were both engaged in PR activities relating …

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Jul 22 2009

NLA stirs up PR hornets nest

As a PR professional and social media practitioner, I was flabbergasted by recent proposals by the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) to charge PR consultancies if they send links to newspaper websites to their clients (see Patricio Robles’ blog post for good overview of debate). Over the past ten years or so, I have been very …

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Mar 27 2009

CAPSIG Question Time

I was a panellist at yesterday’s Question Time event – PR in a Cold Climate – run by the Construction and Property Special Interest Group (CAPSIG) of the CIPR at the Building Centre in London. My fellow panellists were Brian Green (journalist and Brickonomics blogger), Geoff Wilkinson (former MD of Butler & Young, now running …

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Mar 17 2009

PR in a cold climate

As a PR and marketing professional working in the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and property sectors amid the doom and gloom of the current recession, the opportunity to network (cry into beer?) with fellow practitioners and journalists is too good to miss. I will be at the next meeting of the CIPR’s Construction and Property …

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Mar 02 2009

Ten things to manage in a recession: 1 – memberships

My previous post about managing IT expenditure in a recession was focused on helping an architecture, engineering or construction (AEC) business reduce its day-to-day operational expenses. Deploying Software-as-a-Service solutions helps save money (that could then be invested in marketing or PR), and can give some competitive advantages and reputation benefits. But that might not matter …

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Feb 06 2009

PR and web 2.0 ‘ghosts’

Having worked in construction industry PR for over 20 years, I have seen the technology involved in managing communications between organisations and their ‘publics’ evolve quite dramatically (echoing technological changes  in the wider construction industry, of course). From paper to electronic (web 1.0) For example, when I joined the marketing team at Halcrow in the …

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