Tag Archive: Facebook

Apr 03 2013

Top 100 real estate blogs

I’m not sure if appearing in a ranking of top Tweeters, bloggers, Facebook users, etc makes the slightest difference (see my thoughts on PeerIndex for example), but this blog appears – at number 86 – in an infographic of the “Top 100 real estate blogs to follow in 2013”.   Tweet

Nov 18 2012

AEC design specification market hotting up

As a construction technology blogger with a strong interest in PR and marketing across architecture, engineering and construction, I see and hear about a lot of web-based ventures targeting the sector. With building information modelling looming increasingly large, many long-standing practices and processes are going to change quite radically, and design specification is one area …

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Nov 16 2012

CIOB-backed Designing Buildings Wiki

Some coincidences…. First, the Chartered Institute of Building magazine, Construction Manager, recently published an article by me looking at some of the latest examples of construction-specific social media tools (see It’s Social, but it’s still media). Next, on Wednesday evening, I travelled to Chelmsford to talk to the Essex branch of the CIOB about social …

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Aug 10 2012

Does Social Media Belong in CAD Applications?

(This is a slightly updated version of a blog post first published on my ExtranetEvolution tech blog.) Via the excellent TenLinks newsletter, I found this Cadalyst article by Robert Green on social media in the CAD workplace. Robert admits he is not a big fan of social media in the workplace: I do see some value in it …

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Jun 27 2012

CIPR publishes Wikipedia Best Practice Guidance

As mentioned last week, the new CIPR Wikipedia Best Practice Guidance for Public Relations Professionals (version 1) has been published today (see CIPR announcement). The guidance (to which I have made some minor contributions, and which was jointly developed with input from Wikipedians) has also been endorsed by the UK’s Public Relations Consultants Association, the …

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May 21 2012

Crowd-source your next video?

With video increasingly powerful as a search engine optimisation weapon to drive traffic to websites and to create shareable content, more and more companies are including it in their corporate communications. However, particularly in business-to-business fields such as architecture, engineering and construction, the results, frankly, can often be fairly conservative and predictable (even more so …

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May 18 2012

What’s next? New digital communications for construction marketing

On Wednesday afternoon, I spoke at the latest half-day conference organised by Ross Sturley and his energetic team from the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG). The event, at the Building Centre in London, was focused on digital communications for construction marketing, and I had the final presentation, looking into the future. Filling such a …

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Apr 30 2012

Meeting mumtrepreneurs

On Friday afternoon, I took time away from business-to-business PR and marketing, volunteering to do some one-to-one advice sessions at a “Mumtrepreneurs” coffee afternoon at a primary school in nearby Welling. Around a dozen businesses took part, getting an overview of marketing from University of Greenwich lecturer Charles Oham before selling some products or services, …

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Jan 10 2012

Wikipedia, PR and CSR

The thorny issue of whether public relations professionals should edit Wikipedia is being keenly debated again, making me think hard about my position – both as a PR professional and as a long-standing Wikipedian. December’s revelations that London-based Bell Pottinger staff had been “massaging” the content of Wikipedia articles about the consultancy’s clients (BBC news), …

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Oct 26 2011

RIBA Insight Days

On Tuesday last week and yesterday I spoke at the RIBA Insight consultancy days, held in Manchester and London respectively. These events are aimed at manufacturers and suppliers and are intended to help them deliver effective continuous professional development (CPD) information to practising architects. As well as providing information about CPD, the days also provided …

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