Tag: marketing

Jun 05 2009

Gloomy times for SaaS collaboration vendors

Today I have been hearing about redundancies among staff at one of the UK’s leading construction collaboration vendors. This news comes as no surprise. The writing has been on the wall for all the collaboration vendors since the credit crunch hit last year. Widespread project postponements and cancellations have led to corresponding reductions across the …

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Apr 15 2009

The internet as a lifeline for AEC SMEs

(This is a slightly updated version of a post from my pwcom2.0 blog that discusses potential use of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), among other tactics, for managing the impact of the recession upon SMEs in the AEC sector.) Given that most of the businesses active in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sectors are small or medium-sized …

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Apr 03 2009

Building: the survival issue

This week’s issue of UK industry magazine, Building, has been dubbed the survival issue. After the usual gloomy news of more job losses and companies going bust, there are a series of features on topics like how to spot signs of recovery (not for some time yet, it seems), how to survive the recession, and …

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Mar 06 2009

A new blog, a new direction

Sharp-eyed visitors to this blog may have noticed a new RSS feed in the side-bar – from pwcom. This is my new blog focused on PR, marketing and Web 2.0, with a strong bias towards how these are used in the architecture, engineering, construction and property sectors. I have discussed Web 2.0 a lot in …

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Feb 16 2009

Testing times for AEC IT magazines?

I spoke at last week’s CIMCIG conference on marketing in the recession. Another speaker, Andy Cassie of CIB Communications, made a few predictions about the construction marketing environment, including a suggestion that one major construction title and one architecture title might disappear (I Twittered about this at the time and it apparently prompted some concern …

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Oct 06 2008

Will new Chief Construction Officer embrace ICT?

Following the publication in July of the Parliamentary Business & Enterprise Select Committee’s report Construction Matters, the UK government is now consulting industry on its proposals to appoint a Chief Construction Officer, requiring responses by the end of this month. According to the BERR news release (2 October), this person’s duties could include: Working with …

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Oct 05 2008

Procore

I have been having a quick look at the website of another small north American project collaboration vendor, Procore (this follows on from quick notes about Corecon, Coreworx and EADOC, among others in the past 12 months). The website has some interesting information about the solution, but says little about the company itself beyond that …

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Aug 04 2008

Think no more

Zerochampion blogger Phil Clark is today (Think RIP) coming to terms with publisher CMP’s decision to discontinue its sustainability conference/exhibition event, Think – the latest manifestation of which, Think 08, I attended earlier this year. As the event organiser, he lists various reasons behind the decision: Crowded market/branding Names – “we were too late to …

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Jul 11 2008

Sustainability Then Again

Following my post (Sustainability Then) about the recent Sustainability Now online event, I have just received an email from Nathan Easom, one of the CMP marketing team, with a note about the marketing (“will try not to leave 6 weeks notice this time!”) and an update on the statistics. He tells me that of 3711 …

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Jul 08 2008

Sustainability Then

Sustainability Now was last week, so Phil Clark has been looking at the lessons learned (see my post). Overall, the two-day virtual event attracted 1,500 visitors and nearly 2,000 downloads of content ranging from video and audio to two live seminars, so from that perspective a pretty successful event. Phil agreed with me that in …

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