Author Archives: editor
Next week sees the inaugural Re:Fest!, a gathering of regeneration people which hopes to break some rules, and raise some spirits.
When I first heard about the Green Deal, I thought – yay! Finally, someone had realised that the way to get Joe Householder to energy-efficiency-improve his house was to give him an incentive, and easy access to capital. Student loan … Continue reading
This post first published on Construction News’ website, written appropriately twitter-style, in 140 character chunks….. “Has anyone made any money from twitter?” I asked. Well. No is the short answer. But there is a longer one.
So, it’s official, I am a social media god. Well, a demi-god maybe. I’m number 79 in the tCn/Construction News “twitter100” #tCnTop100. This makes me possibly as hip as B.o.B., the rapper who features on Jessie J’s “Price Tag”. Take … Continue reading
As times get worse in the construction industry – which is now 70,000 jobs lighter according to reports – it becomes even more important to cut those costs to the bone. But even at this time, we need to be … Continue reading
Anyone who’s been following the series of articles designed to help marketers in the construction sector will know we’re close to the end. Of the series that is – not the world, although it might seem that way sometimes.
Welcome to the continuation of our series of handy tools with which to defend your marketing budget at the increasingly difficult budget meetings. This time, we’re turning our attention to the vast amount of cash that is wasted sending bits … Continue reading
Mark Twain once described a game of golf as “a good walk spoiled”. Now, it’s not my cup of tea, but I know a lot of people do enjoy whacking a few balls around a bit of countryside, and being … Continue reading
So there I was at my architect pal’s office, talking about the terrible state of the economy over a double-shot latte and some lovely little biscuits, when he said he’d just laid off his marketing resource. “I read your piece”, … Continue reading
This article was published on Construction News’ website in February 2009. Cutbacks continue. Pay freezes, even pay cuts, mass layoffs and general bad news are still the order of the day. And to cap it all, we’re not getting any interest … Continue reading