Tag Archive: Liz Male

Apr 29 2015

Diversity: an issue for PR, an even bigger one for construction

If PR professionals are serious about managing reputation, they have to be serious about understanding the reasons for that reputation and helping businesses tackle underpinning issues such as diversity. At a recent group chairs meeting at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (I represented the CIPR’s construction and property special interest group, CAPSIG), my fellow …

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Jan 08 2015

#MicroBizMattersDay, 9 January 2015

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MicroBizMattersDay is promoting self-help among the self-employed and micro-SME owners, from marketing to construction and beyond. Last year, I mentioned National Freelancers Day, and I visited several small businesses in my south-east London locality participating in Small Business Saturday in December. Today, I have been reading about another initiative aimed at SMEs and sole traders: …

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Nov 25 2014

It will take more than an app to improve the image of construction

Tim Fitch

“Leaders in construction who are either ignorant of or scornful of social media are failing the younger generation.” This is an updated and expanded version of a post – Could an app improve the image of construction? – which first appeared on my ExtranetEvolution.com blog last week. The recent¬†Constructing Excellence¬†2014 national members convention attracted about …

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May 09 2011

“Green” communications

The Construction and Property Special Interest Group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CAPSIG) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing Construction Interest Group (CIMCIG) are collaborating to present a joint event this coming Thursday, 12 May, at the Building Centre in central London. The topic is “Marketing Sustainability in Construction,” with speakers including: Liz …

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Nov 06 2009

Not all IT media people are Tweeting (yet)

Having worked in the IT sector of the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector, it is only natural that I should look at how AEC-oriented IT companies and the publications that cover them use social media tools such as Twitter. For example, back in January I blogged about the how the main UK AEC publications …

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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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Jul 07 2009

Blogs, Twitter, social networking: your new business tools

The latest issue of Construction Manager magazine, the journal of the Chartered Institute of Building, CIOB, has a feature by Stephen Cousins and Elaine Knutt on using social media in the UK construction industry. The feature is well worth reading as it is full of insights from some of the sector’s most well-known bloggers, Tweeters …

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Mar 27 2009

CAPSIG Question Time

I was a panellist at yesterday’s Question Time event – PR in a Cold Climate – run by the Construction and Property Special Interest Group (CAPSIG) of the CIPR at the Building Centre in London. My fellow panellists were Brian Green (journalist and Brickonomics blogger), Geoff Wilkinson (former MD of Butler & Young, now running …

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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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