Tag: Contract Journal

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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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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Jan 19 2010

Will Mann heads new AEC forum

Following the November demise of Contract Journal (post), various former CJ journalists are popping up in new roles, with Will Mann the latest to surface. According to an email that landed in my inbox this morning, Will is now the online editor of The Construction Index search engine website. And after my post on Friday …

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Jan 15 2010

@ContractJournal – now the voice of its crowd

When UK construction magazine Contract Journal shut down in November (see post), I lamented Reed’s decision and wondered what would become of some of its ancillary online outputs. As previously mentioned, Brian Green’s Brickonomics blog was resurrected courtesy of Building magazine (if you are interested in the search engine power that a blog provides, by …

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Nov 12 2009

Goodbye, CJ

Earlier today, the Twitter grapevine tweeted the news that UK construction industry weekly magazine Contract Journal (CJ) and its website, contractjournal.com, is to be shut down from the end of this month. The announcement by parent company Reed Business Information was made in an email (a tweet from Kirstie Colledge of Simply Marcomms prompted me …

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Oct 02 2009

Time to switch from internet advertising to social media?

On Wednesday this week I attended a free half-day seminar organised by Reed Business Information (publisher of Contract Journal and many other B2B titles), entitled What Works Online. Targeted at B2B marketers, this was a useful reminder of the range of online tools that we now have at our disposal, from search engine optimisation (SEO), …

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Apr 16 2009

Should AEC businesses use Facebook?

Until the recent explosion of interest in Twitter, much of the popular interest in social media as a communication tool was focused on social networking sites such as Facebook (I was going to talk about other providers such as Bebo and MySpace too, but Facebook appears to be becoming increasingly dominant). 200+ million users Facebook …

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