Tag Archive: CoverItLive

Feb 03 2012

Social & Mobile Business conference could have been more, er, social

On Tuesday, I attended an Information Age conference on Social and Mobile Business, held at the swanky Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London. [Update (17 February 2012): Peter Swaby’s review of the event, and links to presentations.] Business-like… It featured some excellent speakers – I particularly enjoyed Jonathan Brayshaw‘s talk on creating …

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Nov 01 2010

Community engagement: it’s a people thing

Last Thursday, I talked at the final 2010 CIPR Social Media Summer event held at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. My presentation (below) was about community management or, more accurately, community engagement; I suggested that the success of a business-to-business (B2B) online group can’t be guaranteed by online activity alone, online groups also need …

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Oct 15 2010

Social media lessons from the World Water Day ‘hybrid event’

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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Jul 05 2010

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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Oct 28 2009

Reflecting on RIBAforum09

For the second day running, I yesterday visited the London headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects for a social media event. While Monday’s Media140 event (see preceding posts) was thronged with social media-savvy marketing types, the audience at RIBAforum09 (see post) was, I think, altogether more conservative and cautious. The demographic complexion of …

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Oct 21 2009

RIBA promoting Web 2.0 to architects

In one of my blog posts yesterday (How events help build online communities), I mentioned that Be2camp would be collaborating with other AEC organisations to bring a Web 2.0 dimension to their events, and the first will be happening next Tuesday. The Royal Institution of British Architects is holding its annual Stakeholders’ Forum on the …

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Oct 20 2009

How events help build online communities

Now that Be2camp@WorkingBuildings2009 activities have begun to wound down, I can start reflecting upon the event. While there were upsides and downsides to holding this event alongside a trade show (see my Be2camp blog post), I think it is clear that events – whether online or offline (or a combination of both) – can play …

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May 21 2009

Be2camp expanding

As a co-founder of Be2camp, the online network for people interested in applying Web 2.0 approaches to the architecture, engineering, construction and property sector, I am – of course – completely biased about the achievements of the community. Take last Friday, for example…. … On a zero budget, we managed to organise a Be2camp North …

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Mar 03 2009

Ten things to manage in a recession: 2 – meetings

This is the second in a series based on my friend Ross Sturleys’ Ten Things to Cut in a Recession Before You Cut Your Marketing (presented at last month’s CIMCIG conference and in recent Construction News marketing e-newsletters) – number one was “Cut association memberships”. Number two: “Cut meetings” Ross starts his diatribe against costly …

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