Tag Archive: IBP

Feb 26 2016

Coordinated CIMCIG, CAPSIG and IBP

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For a long time there has been some overlap, and a productive relationship, between two UK construction communication groups: CIMCIG, the construction interest group of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and CAPSIG, the construction and property special interest group (which I chair) of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Members of one are often eligible …

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Nov 20 2015

The (sexist) “image of construction”

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Rumblings of Twitter discontent quickly surfaced last night from the 10th Construction Computing Awards (hashtag: #Hammers2015) in London. I was at a different event (the IBP Journalism awards), but I had half an eye on what was happening across the city, and early signs of negativity were quickly apparent. Su Butcher has detailed the events. …

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Jul 06 2015

CIPR taking more active role in construction

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The Chartered Institute of Public Relations is to take a more active role in the UK construction industry, having joined the Construction Industry Council (CIC) as an associate member. The CIC represents professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry in the UK. The CIPR will be represented at CIC meetings …

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Feb 17 2014

Capitalise on CAPSIG

As the new chair of CAPSIG, I want to build bridges (sic) with other groups interested in industry communication. Last Thursday, I was elected the new chair of the CIPR’s Construction and Property Special Interest Group at a short annual general meeting at London’s Building Centre The CAPSIG AGM preceded a debate on what industry …

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Apr 03 2013

CAPSIG backs IBP Communication and PR Awards

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CAPSIG, the construction and property special interest group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, has teamed up with International Building Press to sponsor its new awards. The IBP Communication and PR Awards will shine the spotlight on the contribution which public relations makes to the industry and aims to recognise both established and up-and-coming …

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Nov 29 2010

Bentley takes Hammer for best use of social media

In September (Best use of Social¬†Media?), I talked about the shortlisted companies in the running for Construction Computing magazine’s ‘Best use of social media‘ award at the Construction Computing Awards 2010. I highlighted the widely varying levels of social media adoption among the finalists, and gave my assessment of the Web 2.0 performance of the …

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Sep 25 2010

Avoiding date clashes

With others, I have used Doodle.com as a convenient way to agree dates for meetings – whether real-life or online chats via Skype – and there are times I wish event organisers would do something similar, but to avoid date clashes. As previously mentioned, I am attending the CIMCIG conference in London on 25 November. …

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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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Oct 20 2009

The future of the construction media

Last week, the Chartered Institute of Marketing Construction Interest Group (CIMCIG) and the journalist and PR association International Building Press (IBP) hosted a joint debate, chaired by Media Week‘s Steve Barrett, on ‘The future of the construction media‘ at the Building Centre in London. As a long-time PR member of IBP and a regular at …

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Mar 02 2009

Ten things to manage in a recession: 1 – memberships

My previous post about managing IT expenditure in a recession was focused on helping an architecture, engineering or construction (AEC) business reduce its day-to-day operational expenses. Deploying Software-as-a-Service solutions helps save money (that could then be invested in marketing or PR), and can give some competitive advantages and reputation benefits. But that might not matter …

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