2015: The year we put the social back into housing 


You can have super star status online without any official status offline; you can be a powerful chief executive offline with very little impact online – Victoria Betton  Just over two years ago I pronounced rather grandly that 2012 was the year we went social. The year the UK housing sector embraced new technologies embarking … Continue reading 2015: The year we put the social back into housing 

It’s our job to give customers a story to tell, not tell it for them…


“Guinness is lovely but it will always be the same, a (delicious) black and white drink – simple and unchanging. Subway do nice sandwiches. Lego make little bricks. The work of housing associations, councils, the NHS and other government departments is about our lives: it’s dramatic, it makes a difference to the way we live … Continue reading It’s our job to give customers a story to tell, not tell it for them…

What Uber, Comms Hero and HouseParty tell us about the future of the conference…


(A version of this post originally appeared on 24Dash – go visit them as they’re great!) 2pm 11th June: London grinds to a halt. Cab drivers have downed tools for an hour. Uber, a smartphone app that offers an easy and cheap taxi booking service, has rolled into the UK. Our taxi drivers, required to … Continue reading What Uber, Comms Hero and HouseParty tell us about the future of the conference…

The #PowerPlayers14 Awards at #HseParty14


POST UPDATED 25TH JUNE Winners of people choice awards at House Party: Social Media Campaign:  Winner: Adrian Capon for #HousingDay. Runners up: Council Home Chat , Real Life Reform Best Blogger: Winner: Colin Wiles. Runners up: Thom Bartley, Jules Birch Rising Star: Winner: Michala Rudman. Runners up: Cheryl Tracy, Thom Bartley Social Superstar England: Winner: Nick Atkin. Runners up: … Continue reading The #PowerPlayers14 Awards at #HseParty14

The Top 50 Digital #PowerPlayers14 in #ukhousing


  You want to get to the list don’t you?  Hold on. It’s coming.   Before you look at the Top 50 influencers please read this guest post from Shirley Ayres who kindly agreed to collaborate with me on #powerplayers14. For me…it sums up perfectly what it’s all about…. When the first Power Players 50 list was … Continue reading The Top 50 Digital #PowerPlayers14 in #ukhousing