Tag Archive: Ning

Apr 18 2012

Connect with FM re-launches

A short email broadcast from ConnectwithFM this morning tells me the online community for facilities management professionals is being relaunched. This FM network, founded by former BIFM chairman Iain Murray, first emerged in July 2010, and was soon followed – three months later – by launch of the BIFM’s own, and similarly-named, NetworkwithBIFM (see post). …

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Jun 28 2011

A profusion of PeerIndex groups, but to what purpose?

I have talked before (post) about PeerIndex groups and how tCn – the Construction Network – collaborated with industry weekly Construction News to highlight the use of Twitter among construction industry professionals. Just over a month later, in early June, CN’s Emap sister title The Architects’ Journal began a more focused drive to identify registered …

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Apr 05 2011

Fuelling the CIPR conversation

I already overuse the word “conversation”. I frequently use it in my preferred short definition of Web 2.0 or social media: “People having conversations online.” Indeed, I repeated this in a presentation I gave to the Kent IoD marketing group yesterday, and I frequently talk about exchanges on Twitter and blogs as “conversations”. Now it …

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Mar 31 2011

Constructing Excellence Social Media Forum

It says something about the construction industry that, given options to focus on ethics or on social media, there was more take-up for a forum on social media, but at least it meant that we had a good turn-out for Constructing Excellence‘s first social media forum, held at Arup’s Fitzroy Street offices in London yesterday. …

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Jan 10 2011

Announcing the Be2Awards 2011

In the middle of 2008, four people started a Twitter conversation about how people in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sectors might be able to use social media tools and techniques to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain a better, more sustainable built environment. The outcome of those early exchanges was the formation of …

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Nov 26 2010

Social media firmly on the construction marketing radar

Just seven days before yesterday’s CIMCIG conference on Strategy & Tactics of Digital Communication, I got a tweet from Ross Sturley asking if I could step in to replace Su Butcher who had had to withdraw on doctor’s orders (which was a shame as Su always puts in a lot of time to create and deliver some great …

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Nov 01 2010

Community engagement: it’s a people thing

Last Thursday, I talked at the final 2010 CIPR Social Media Summer event held at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. My presentation (below) was about community management or, more accurately, community engagement; I suggested that the success of a business-to-business (B2B) online group can’t be guaranteed by online activity alone, online groups also need …

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Oct 15 2010

Social media lessons from the World Water Day ‘hybrid event’

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Today is Blog Action Day: “an annual event … that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action”. Last year I blogged about climate change; this year’s topic is water – something I was discussing only yesterday …

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Oct 07 2010

Network with BIFM or Connect with FM?

Yesterday I went to UBM’s Total Workplace Management event at London’s Kensington Olympia exhibition centre (I also strolled through its neighbouring sister events: Energy Solutions and M&E: The Building Services Event). The most outstanding announcement I heard concerned the launch of NetworkwithBIFM, a new community network launched by the British Institute of Facilities Management, but …

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Jul 26 2010

Property Network launches forum

Surely just a coincidence, but just days after last week’s Reorb post I received an email from a rival – the Property Network: “the largest professional network in UK property with more than 3,000 members”. This Ning-based network was established by Property Week last September (post), and – as at 11am today – has 3,218 …

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