Tag Archive: media

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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Jul 29 2014

e-newsletter content: gated or freely shared?

Anchor Beam 1

As the internet and traditional media worlds have changed and intermingled, the conventional routes to market for B2B services and products has evolved. With many trade publications dwindling in size and/or frequency (or ceasing hard copy publication altogether), many businesses find it next to impossible to get pure editorial coverage and their opportunities to reach the …

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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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Sep 06 2013

Tweet @ConstructionEnq? Don’t bother

Construction Enquirer Wordle

Regular readers of this blog will know of my admiration for the online news provider Construction Enquirer and also my occasional criticism of their social media efforts. I admit these criticisms tend to be the moans of a social media purist who regards Twitter as a place for people to have conversations online, but I …

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Aug 02 2012

Estates Gazette closes community

EG Talking Property online community

Over the past three or four years, I have mentioned Estates Gazette‘s online community, Talking Property, a few times, usually comparing its membership numbers with those of rival Property Week‘s Ning-based network (post) and other real-estate communities. When I last made that comparison in February, the latter had 5,603 members, while EG’s had yet to …

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Sep 23 2010

Construction Enquirer: adding 200 subscribers a week

Construction Enquirer is nearly five months old and this week emailed its subscribers – 2,250 and growing at 200 a week, apparently – with details of display advertising opportunities on its website (“115,000 page hits per month”)  and e-newsletters (by the way, my web analytics friends will be twitching at this talk of ‘page hits’ …

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Sep 13 2010

Is your Twitter feed working?

Sometimes you only notice how much you appreciate something when it disappears from view. Since its launch in April (post), I have been a happy consumer of Construction Enquirer‘s free news service, most of which I follow through Twitter, though I also welcome the daily email newsletter digest. However, having been driven past Basingstoke yesterday …

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Nov 24 2009

Now BSD ceases publication too

Rumours began to circulate on Twitter yesterday that another UK construction industry magazine was set to close, and today I read Andy Pearson’s “And Finally…” conclusion to his December 2009 online editorial in UBM’s Building Sustainable Design (BSD): This is the last issue of Building Sustainable Design. After almost a year of trying to succeed …

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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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