Tag: London

Jul 21 2009

Wordle magic

I have been an increasingly prolific user of Twitter over the past 18 months or so, and it is interesting occasionally to take stock about what I’ve talked about. One of my favourite tools is Tweetstats, which not only produces some good graphs, but also allows you review the content of your Tweets as a …

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Jun 16 2009

Online communities meeting offline

Today marks the first anniversary of the formation of Be2camp, an online network that I helped co-found last year. Focused on the use of social media (Web 2.0) in the Built Environment and taking its inspiration from Barcamp-style events, Be2camp aims to bring together people with interests in social media and its application in the …

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Mar 17 2009

PR in a cold climate

As a PR and marketing professional working in the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and property sectors amid the doom and gloom of the current recession, the opportunity to network (cry into beer?) with fellow practitioners and journalists is too good to miss. I will be at the next meeting of the CIPR’s Construction and Property …

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Mar 12 2009

Be2camp North set for Liverpool

One of the most rewarding things I did in 2008 was to help organise Be2camp 2008, the UK’s – possibly the world’s – first ‘unconference’ focused on Web 2.0 and its applicability to the ‘built environment’ (commonly understood as architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and property sectors). It was held in London’s Building Centre on 10 …

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Mar 06 2009

Business cards and Twitter IDs

I have just walked round to my friendly neighbourhood printer (Trojan Press in Blackheath, London SE3) to collect my new batch of business cards. Proprietor Dave tells me that I am the first customer he’s had who has their Twitter ID on the card! I was a little surprised, as I have been including my …

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Mar 05 2009

People having conversations on- and off-line

“Why should I want to have a conversation online when I can go and talk to someone face-to-face?” Advocates of social media regularly encounter such views. While there is, of course, some truth in the reaction, it also overlooks some of the opportunities that might asking a question or airing an opinion on line. Face-to-face …

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Feb 11 2009

Mission-crittall

  No, the title’s not a typo – it reflects an interesting part of my presentation at today’s CIMCIG conference at the Building Centre in London. As outlined on Monday, I was down to talk about the rise of online communications as part of the marketing mix, particularly during a construction recession. Last week I …

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Feb 03 2009

Let’s make construction more ‘social’

[This is a re-post of a blog article I wrote for Building Sustainable Design, which launched this week – also reproduced on ExtranetEvolution.com.] I have spent more than half my career in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and property industry looking at issues relating to collaboration, and since 2000 have been focused on how …

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