Executive Board Report 2017/18

The past year has thrust construction and housing into the public consciousness like never before, following the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower. From design, engineering, build quality, and health and safety, to building control, resident engagement and housing management, the disaster has touched all parts of the built environment sector.

Specialist journalism has played a pivotal role in investigating the tragedy, exploring the implications for readers and in scrutinising and holding those involved to account.

Meanwhile, the #MeToo movement and the FT’s President’s Club investigation have given cause to examine the sectors we write about and the media industry itself. Publications and communication professionals have been looking in the mirror and considering what action they can take to stamp out sexism and promote inclusivity.

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Built environment comms professional? Stand out by learning the science behind the art of communications

Harriett-HindmarshHarriett Hindmarsh,
Chair of the Board for IBP and Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications at AECOM. ​

I’ve worked in the built environment industry as a communications professional for over 10 years and in that time I’ve seen the role evolve enormously.

The post-recession world is incredibly dynamic and demanding with more and more pressure on resource and the need to be accountable, and in my opinion as professionals we need to acknowledge the way the profession is changing.

Here are the major trends that you need be on top of if you want to thrive.

 

Understand your business drivers

The fundamental skill I think you need is often overlooked: having a working understanding of business drivers.

This one attribute is appreciated all the way to the top. Chief Executives want to promote people who let business outcomes and drivers, rather than assumptions or empty metrics, inform and drive their activities. This is particularly relevant in communications. You should be continuously asking yourself: ‘How can I use communication as a tool to support the business drivers of my organisation? How will this support growth initiatives?

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IBP Journalism Awards – Call for Online Entries

Communications and PR Awards: Full Results and Entries

Full Communication and PR Awards Results CLICK HERE

IBP National Journalism Awards 2018 – Judges

The list of Judges for the 2018 NJ Awards has been announced.

Please CLICK HERE for the full list


 

About ibp

International Building Press (ibp) is a membership organisation that brings together journalists and communications professionals involved in the construction, architecture, housing and property sectors.

ibp provides its members with unparalleled opportunities to share experiences, network and further their careers through a calendar of events events link and two prestigious annual awards schemes.

Membership is open to national, regional, business and technical journalists, press relations and communications professionals and to employees and freelancers alike. Current members include many of the best known professionals on the field

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