Tag: Web 2.0

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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Oct 26 2011

RIBA Insight Days

On Tuesday last week and yesterday I spoke at the RIBA Insight consultancy days, held in Manchester and London respectively. These events are aimed at manufacturers and suppliers and are intended to help them deliver effective continuous professional development (CPD) information to practising architects. As well as providing information about CPD, the days also provided …

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Oct 04 2011

A new approach to virtual exhibitions

StickyWorld opens up further potential channels for construction products people to engage with specifiers, and could be attractive to exhibition organisers wanting to offer additional services to exhibitors, and extend their event’s reach and value online. I have done occasional consultancy work over the past couple of years for east London-based Slider Studio, some of …

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Sep 02 2011

Online community participation: now it’s more like 70-20-10

70-20-10 rule

Yesterday I did a talk, Developing Successful Online Communities, as part of the CIPR‘s Social Summer series at the CIPR’s London office (the original speaker, Feverbee‘s Richard Millington, had to drop out due to illness and I volunteered to fill the gap at six hours notice). Developing Successful Online Communities View more presentations from pwcom.co.uk …

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Jul 01 2011

Building Design presents subjectively sorted Twitter list

Some 48 hours after The Architects’ Journal published its #AJtCn100 of ARB-registered architects (post), rival weekly Building Design has delivered its own top 100 influencers in the world of architecture. The BD Twitter 100, however, is not published as a league table or ranking (though there are a couple of top tens: of UK architects …

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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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Jun 24 2011

Don’t become a Twitterspammer

Just as email can become a nightmare due to unsolicited emails from spammers, so, too, can Twitter. Use of a keyword or phrase like “iPad”, “iPhone” or “laptop”, for example, can make you the target of tweeters offering chances to win free kit if you click on the link in their tweet (some of which …

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Jun 13 2011

Wikipedia ‘fixing’

The latest UK issue of PR Week features a front page story (with more depth online), titled ‘Fixer’ cleans Wiki entries, describing how: “A string of senior business figures have had their Wikipedia entries burnished by an anonymous ‘reputation cleanser,’ believed to be a senior figure in the PR industry.” David Singleton describes how 42 …

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Jun 10 2011

Publications tussle for tweeting architects

It is said that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, and “if you can’t beat them, join them”. Both sayings sprang to mind when I saw that Building Design, the architectural magazine published by UBM, was launching its own Twitter Top 100 for architects, the #BDTwitter100, in the same week that the Construction Network …

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Jun 08 2011

Social Media @HOK

I wrote about international architectural design consultancy HOK and its integrated approach to social media in March 2009 (Life at HOK) and subsequently published a guest post from Jon Gilmore. HOK’s coherent approach to using Web 2.0 has since been a regular feature of my talks to construction audiences about social media, and I was …

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