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Top 50 Digital Power Players in Housing 2014


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This is the final 50 of years line up of the people in #ukhousing that have the most digital influence within the sector. …

This is the final 50 of years line up of the people in #ukhousing that have the most digital influence within the sector.

Nominations were made for people by people, with their influence also measured using Klout and PeerIndex.

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  • 1. The Top 50 Digital Power Players in #ukhousing 2014
  • 2. During May , Paul Taylor and Shirley Ayres asked people with an interest in the housing sector to nominate people they regarded as digital influencers. As well as votes we took into consideration influence measures PeerIndex and Klout and also online contributions through blogs and campaigns. This is a list celebrating the diversity of people with an interest in housing who are using social media to connect , inspire and challenge. This represents the new world of housing associations.
  • 3. 50 Steve Hilditch The first of our bloggers – keeping the flag flying for the Housing Left
  • 4. 49 Tony Stacey One of the first Housing CEOs to embrace Social Media PlaceShaper
  • 5. 48 Jarrod Williams The face behind the social media nerve centre at Bromford
  • 6. 47 Kate Davies Blogging on fashion Tweeting on Housing At Notting Hill
  • 7. 46 Caroline King Effervescent and thoughtful communicator at Helena Partnerships
  • 8. 45 Matthew Gardiner Blogging Campaigning Disrupting CEO Trafford Housing Trust
  • 9. 44 Ailin Martinez Ever enthusiastic Tech for Social Good Digital Campaigns South Yorkshire HA
  • 10. 43 Boris Worrall Making Orbit fit for the future Surfer on and offline
  • 11. 42 Mick Kent Flamboyant Social Enthusiast Culture Coach at Bromford Not a Cat
  • 12. 41 Keith Edwards Lead Tweeter CIH Cymru Influential campaigner
  • 13. 40 James Pargeter The social face of Deloitte Real Estate
  • 14. 39 Vicky Bannister Campaigning against payday lenders Noted blogger on dementia
  • 15. 38 Rae Watson TPAS Marketer Tenant Champion All round nice person
  • 16. 37 Vic Rayner Social Housing Care Support CEO at Sitra
  • 17. 36 Brett Sadler Eternal Optimist (for Google+) North Wales HA
  • 18. 35 Tim Pinder A lot of music tweets And housing CEO Peaks and Plains
  • 19. 34 Lara Oyedele Prolific housing tweeter Equality And shoes
  • 20. 33 Tom Murtha Still reckons he’s a Twitter Novice Chair of HACT Plenty of opinions
  • 21. 32 Tim Morton Prolific tweeter and engager Social Consultant
  • 22. 31 Alex Marsh Overlord of Housing Bloggerati Knows his stuff
  • 23. 30 William Shortall Most social Board Member in Housing Need more like him
  • 24. 29 Aileen Evans Politics Policy Passion Housing
  • 25. 28 Nick Horne Head Honcho at Knightstone HA Rebelmouser
  • 26. 27 Joe Halewood Acerbic blogger and commentator Agree or disagree: you can’t ignore
  • 27. 26 Kathleen Kelly Influential commentator Policy and Research at JRF
  • 28. 25 Colin Wiles Blogger Commentator Questioner
  • 29. 24 Alison Inman SHOUTing for Social Housing Received a lot of Power Player votes
  • 30. 23 Kate Reynolds Veteran Housing bod (in Twitter years) Comms and Engagement at Sanctuary
  • 31. 22 Lisa Pickard Socially Savvy CEO Backing Real Life Reform
  • 32. 21 Ben Black Hyperlocal Comms and PR Leading the Welsh Twitterati
  • 33. 20 Matt Leach Innovator in Chief at HACT Loves a HouseParty Makes data sound interesting
  • 34. 19 Nick Duxbury Inside Housing Housing Finance Social Scribe
  • 35. 18 Thom Bartley Pushing #ukhousing fast forward Nominated for blogs (and Yoyo skills) TEDxer Bromforder
  • 36. 17 Andy Johnson Digital and Social Learning Leader Promoting the Bromford DNA
  • 37. 16 Michala Rudman New Kid on the (Power Players) Block storms Top 20 Won loads of votes for @councilhomechat
  • 38. 15 Shaun Tymon Running Social Enterprise #SocialCEO at Yorkshire Coast Homes
  • 39. 14 Jules Birch Writer on social policy Inside Housing Influential and prolific blogger
  • 40. 13 Jayne Hilditch Thames Valley HA Tech Titan #housingcamp Likes a To Do list
  • 41. 12 Dan Slee Oracle of #LocalGov Comms @Comms2Point0 Generous social sharer
  • 42. 11 Giles Peaker New Power Player entry Making housing law sexy Noted blogger
  • 43. 10 Hannah Fearn Highest placed Power Player journo Ex Inside Housing now Guardian Instagrammer
  • 44. 9 Julia Unwin Influential CEO Spearheads superb online presence of @theJRHT and @JRF_UK
  • 45. 8 Tessy Britton A Power Players debut Pushing boundaries of system redesign
  • 46. 7 Asif Choudry Uber marketer and Comms guy Keeps himself to himself
  • 47. 6 Immy Kaur Social Innovator Hub Birmingham Perma networked Cool profile pics
  • 48. 5 Anne McCrossan Super Connector and Social Influencer #ConnectedHousing Social Biz Supremo Founder @VisceralBiz
  • 49. 4 Michelle Reid Ex TPAS now CEO Cynon Taf Passionate advocate for tenant voice Joined the Welsh Power Players invasion
  • 50. 3 Nick Atkin Poster boy CEO for #SocialMedia Crown Prince of #powerplayers14 Driving digital leadership in #ukhousing Gadgets Email your congratulations!
  • 51. 2 John Popham King Power Player Digital Inclusion and #SocMed Guru People focused storyteller Lots of trains #housingstories #dogwalking
  • 52. 1 Helen Reynolds The Peoples Queen of Power Players Social and PR expert Digital leader Everyone loves the original Comms Hero
  • 53. The People’s Choice Awards These people were noted for significant achievements by their peers.
  • 54. Best Blogger A very close run contest with some fabulous blogging this year – but Colin Wiles is the people’s choice for his consistently insightful and challenging posts.
  • 55. Super Connector From #ConnectedHousing to the provocative posts of @VisceralBiz , Anne McCrossan has challenged the sector to think much more broadly about the nature of social business.
  • 56. Social Superstar England There could be only one. Nick Atkin has emerged as the most influential CEO in the sector for the way he has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo.
  • 57. Social Superstar Wales Wales has developed so many strong social voices it could have had its own list. Brett Sadler emerged as the peoples choice for his enthusiastic support for the power of social to connect people and communities.
  • 58. Rising Star The beauty of online influence is that anyone can become a power player. Michala Rudman made a huge splash on social media this year and impressed a lot of people with her involvement with @councilhomechat
  • 59. Digital Innovation Thames Valley Homes has emerged as a leader in the development of user focused technology. The development of MyTVH – the online portal for residents – has been part of an integrated digital transformation rather than a digital bolt on. Jayne has generously shared her learning from the project.
  • 60. Communications Innovator You must have been on Mars if you missed the @CommsHero bombardment. Asif and the guys at Resource have proved consistently inventive in their use of social media to enhance offline campaigns. Asif has shaken up the tired old world of housing comms – and it’s unlikely to ever be the same again.
  • 61. Social Media Campaign In a year when housing finally woke up to the power of online campaigns the runaway winner was Adrian Capon for starting it all – with #HousingDay
  • 62. Digital Innovator Under the stewardship of Matt , HACT has emerged as the Innovation ‘Think Tank’ of #UKHousing. The sector has finally begun to realise the power of data to reshape services and that’s largely down to Matt. He also capped the year off with HouseParty – a genuinely disruptive event for Generation C.
  • 63. Thanks to everyone who took part We’ll be back next year with #powerplayers15 The Top 3 – John Popham , Helen Reynolds and Nick Atkin