Tag Archive: Halcrow

Jul 17 2012

Mel Starrs – memories

Mel Starrs (@Melstarrs) tragically collapsed and died at the weekend. I heard the news via a telephone call from Martin Brown this morning, and it was soon confirmed by an email from mutual friend Claire Walker – we had all worked with Mel at an event just two weeks ago. Mel was an associate director in the environmental consultancy …

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May 08 2009

Twitter for boring professionals?

In 1987, when I joined the Halcrow group of consulting engineers as a member of the then Hammersmith, London-based marketing and PR team, we were down the corridor from the Tunnels and Tunnelling department, and (in those pre-email days) used to get occasional wry internal memos with clippings from the Yellow Pages telephone directory reading …

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Feb 06 2009

PR and web 2.0 ‘ghosts’

Having worked in construction industry PR for over 20 years, I have seen the technology involved in managing communications between organisations and their ‘publics’ evolve quite dramatically (echoing technological changes  in the wider construction industry, of course). From paper to electronic (web 1.0) For example, when I joined the marketing team at Halcrow in the …

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