Tag Archive: Construction Enquirer

Sep 06 2013

Tweet @ConstructionEnq? Don’t bother

Regular readers of this blog will know of my admiration for the online news provider Construction Enquirer and also my occasional criticism of their social media efforts. I admit these criticisms tend to be the moans of a social media purist who regards Twitter as a place for people to have conversations online, but I …

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Nov 10 2011

Construction Enquirer readership growing

The Construction Enquirer seems to growing in popularity judging from an email that dropped into my inbox today. As I’ve previously described, this online-only free news publication was established in April 2010 by former print journalists Aaron Morby and Grant Prior. A year later, this advertising-funded venture was enjoying 300,000 page views per month from 50,000 unique …

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Apr 19 2011

Measuring influence and social capital in construction

As Twitter usage has grown, people have tried to quantify how influential some tweeters are, and I have started to incorporate two of the more commonly used tools, Klout and PeerIndex, into my work. Klout’s strapline is “The standard for online influence“, while PeerIndex aims to help you “understand your social capital“. The exact workings of …

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Apr 15 2011

For online-only B2B media, Twitter matters

On and off for the last year I have been following the fortunes of the Construction Enquirer, an online-only free news publication established in April 2010 by former print journalists Aaron Morby and Grant Prior. As the business model of traditional B2B industry publications has come under pressure from online sources, it has been interesting …

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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 09 2010

MyTaptu – news at your fingertips on your smartphone

I don’t normally do technology reviews on this website (though I do on my ExtranetEvolution blog,  if you’re into construction collaboration technology), but as I have recently discovered something that allows easy sharing of the latest news (always useful for PR and media people), I thought I would make an exception. Since getting a smartphone, I …

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Sep 23 2010

Construction Enquirer: adding 200 subscribers a week

Construction Enquirer is nearly five months old and this week emailed its subscribers – 2,250 and growing at 200 a week, apparently – with details of display advertising opportunities on its website (“115,000 page hits per month”)  and e-newsletters (by the way, my web analytics friends will be twitching at this talk of ‘page hits’ …

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Sep 13 2010

Is your Twitter feed working?

Sometimes you only notice how much you appreciate something when it disappears from view. Since its launch in April (post), I have been a happy consumer of Construction Enquirer‘s free news service, most of which I follow through Twitter, though I also welcome the daily email newsletter digest. However, having been driven past Basingstoke yesterday …

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May 05 2010

Construction Enquirer: Twitter update

A week ago, I blogged about the new Construction Enquirer online news service and how – in my view – it had overlooked the marketing potential of Twitter. It seems my words didn’t go unnoticed: the previously unbranded @ConstructionEnq Twitter account now sports a fetching red and black icon @ConstructionEnq is now following me (but, …

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Apr 28 2010

Construction Enquirer misses Twitter trick

A new UK-based Construction Enquirer e-newsletter service started today. Following last November’s demise of Contract Journal (see Goodbye, CJ), this new venture is managed by two former print journalists, Aaron Morby and Grant Prior, and in a construction market where the two surviving mainstream titles, Construction News and Building magazine, have both imposed paywalls, it provides …

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