Tag Archive: Estates Gazette

Aug 02 2012

Estates Gazette closes community

EG Talking Property online community

Over the past three or four years, I have mentioned Estates Gazette‘s online community, Talking Property, a few times, usually comparing its membership numbers with those of rival Property Week‘s Ning-based network (post) and other real-estate communities. When I last made that comparison in February, the latter had 5,603 members, while EG’s had yet to …

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Feb 05 2012

RIP Reorb. Meanwhile, welcome NegNet – another network

Two years ago, I met software developer Tom Inglis to talk about Reorb, an online social network he had founded in August 2009 for professionals in the commercial real estate business. In the face of strong competition from magazine-backed rivals such as Property Week‘s Property Network (post) – which now has 5,603 members – and Estates Gazette‘s …

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Sep 13 2010

UK Regeneration declares faith in social media

The British Urban Regeneration Association, which was put into liquidation last month, has been relaunched as UK Regeneration. So what, you may ask. First, the relaunch was – like so many news stories – something that I first learned about on Friday morning through Twitter (tweets from Local Government Chronicle‘s Allister Hayman, followed up by …

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Apr 07 2010

Twitter gaining in Remit survey

Last year, in a post Twitter? not in my Remit, I talked about the findings of a Remit/Estates Gazette survey of use of social media, among other sources, at the 2009 MIPIM property fair in Cannes; I was scathing of some of the responses, mainly because they showed low property professional awareness of how some …

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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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Jan 12 2010

Reorb and Social Media Week

Through the Be2camp network, I re-encountered Reorb (“Real Estate Orbital”), an online network for professionals in the commercial real estate business. This was founded by Edinburgh-based Tom Inglis and others, and since its launch in August 2009 has grown rapidly through members’ personal recommendations to over 1550 members. In addition to its contacts, Reorb offers: …

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Mar 25 2009

Twitter? not in my Remit

I’ve been reading survey findings (PDF) from Remit Consulting following the recent MIPIM property fair in Cannes. The findings don’t make good reading for people – like me – who hope that the construction and property sector will be quick to embrace social media. The survey done with Estates Gazette was website-hosted – which may …

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Mar 23 2009

Should every business Twitter?

I have been monitoring the use of micro-blogging tool Twitter as a B2B communication tool for the past year or so. Popular take-up has exploded – up 1689% says the BBC. While there has also been a corresponding increase in the number of sniffy comments about Twitter (“full of egocentric bores … useless fools … …

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