Tag: Ustream

Feb 03 2012

Social & Mobile Business conference could have been more, er, social

On Tuesday, I attended an Information Age conference on Social and Mobile Business, held at the swanky Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London. [Update (17 February 2012): Peter Swaby’s review of the event, and links to presentations.] Business-like… It featured some excellent speakers – I particularly enjoyed Jonathan Brayshaw‘s talk on creating …

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Jun 06 2011

We are all broadcasters now

I helped organise and spoke at Be2camp Heritage in London last Thursday, 2 June. The half-day event, held fittingly at The Georgian Group in Fitzroy Square, was developed in conjunction with James Mott of Projectbook who has worked hard to build up an extensive community of heritage sector people. The intention was to help building …

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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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Sep 20 2010

Strategy & Tactics of Digital Communication

Want a productive day out in London on 25 November? If you are a construction marketing or PR person, you might be interested in the CIMCIG conference on “Strategy & Tactics of Digital Communication” being held at the Building Centre. As a long-time construction marketeer, CIMCIG events have played a vital part in keeping me …

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Jul 05 2010

The un-networked Network

Last week, during two-and-a-half days in Spain (with a client) focused on a conference event run by the European BIC Network (EBN), it became clear that not all organisations that profess to be concerned with information-sharing and collaboration yet actually practice what they preach. Moreover, potential PR and marketing opportunities were also being missed before, …

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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

How events help build online communities

Now that Be2camp@WorkingBuildings2009 activities have begun to wound down, I can start reflecting upon the event. While there were upsides and downsides to holding this event alongside a trade show (see my Be2camp blog post), I think it is clear that events – whether online or offline (or a combination of both) – can play …

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Sep 15 2009

Resistance is futile!

The ripples from my talk at last week’s CIMCIG event have yet to stop. To date, the Ustream recording has had 76 views, the SlideShare deck has had 345 views, and I’ve had some interesting emails. In one missive, the writer wonders about the relevance of social media to us construction folk: One of my …

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Sep 11 2009

Lessons in applying Web 2.0 to construction PR and marketing

I spoke last night to the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Interest Group (CIMCIG) at the Building Centre in London. My talk was something of a gallop through some basics of social media before looking at how the tools and techniques are actually being applied in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) market, including Be2camp. …

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