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Construction companies could do better on social media

After my recent trip to Spain (post), I’ve been almost too busy to blog, and it’s taken me a while to catch up with some of my reading. Something that caught my eye though was an item by Peter Hay in PR Week on 18 June: Corporates ‘must act’ on social media, not least because …

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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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Can staff criticise the boss?

A blog post on Friday from eConsultancy ‘s Graham Charlton, One in five employees uses social media to criticise the boss, caught my attention. It quoted research by MyJobGroup who surveyed 1,000 UK employees, revealing that one in five would “take a pop at their boss”. It seems that most employees (70%) were unaware of …

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Sword’s collaborative community

On Monday, to help me write a post for my ExtranetEvolution.com blog, I went to Brentford in west London to interview people from collaboration software developer Sword CTSpace. During the meeting, they described how they had started to use an online platform to manage communications with some of their users – a platform that was actually …

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Overcoming fear of the social media unknown

I have done some social media surgeries for small businesses, helped consultancy clients, and talked to groups about social media for business-to-business (B2B) use – mainly in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector, but also last week to people in the facilities management world (Martin Brown and I led a fringe event at the …

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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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tCn – The Construction Network launches

Late last year I was contacted by Ryan Briggs, one of the co-founders of a new social network aimed at the construction industry. The Construction Network, or tCn, aims to become the sector’s most exclusive business networking platform and has some big name partners, most notably the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Other construction associations …

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IT departments need “calculated approach” to Web 2.0

According to an Information Age article, corporate IT departments will struggle to successfully deploy Web 2.0 until they develop a more “calculated approach”, says Gartner. It predicts that over 70% of IT-led social media initiatives in the enterprise over the next two years will fail, while organisations that allow business, rather than IT, to lead …

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Less width, more depth

Yesterday evening I talked to London Constructing Excellence Club, the capital’s branch of Constructing Excellence, on the subject of social media. (There are more than 40 of these clubs around the UK, all focused on improving the way the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry delivers its projects, and – as a result – generally …

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The role of social media in commercial property

Being unable to attend Monday’s SMW Be2camp event (see post), which I had organised, meant I missed Remit Consulting‘s Bob Thompson’s talk about the RICS report, The role of social media in commercial property. However, as well as his presentation (here), he also forwarded me a link to the report and I have finally been …

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