Social Media Tweets of the week – 22nd April 2012

Welcome to this weeks Tweets of the Week from @socialmedia_ie. This week we have been busy launching our new software, BOSSmetrics. Its a smarter way to improve your digital marketing by bringing all your digital and social data into one dashboard. With metrics in mind we also brought you 4 great reasons why website tracking is so essential for SEO and some Fortune 500 Social Media stats. Lastly if you are interested in Social Media and Blogging then why not check out our great Groupon deal here. You have until tonight to purchase at this greatly reduced price.

Read more

Lights, Camera, Action…Play!

We previously told you about our plans to create more digital content for Today is your lucky day because the wait is finally over.  We filmed the digital video on Tuesday the 30th of September at our Capel Street offices. Liane Costello directed this digital video, with the help of Sam Conor on camera and Ellen Murphy on sound, and Kieran Duffy completed the digital video with his design work.  Conor Lynch stars in the video along with the rest of the and connector.TV team.  We had a lot of fun filming this video so we hope you have as much fun watching it!

Let us know what you think! News 17th October 2011

News Mashup







Meath Chronicle

As a native of Oldcastle, Co. Meath, Conor Lynch features in this week’s issue of The Meath Chronicle. This article recognises’s win for ‘The Best Use of Social Media’ at the iia Net Visionary Awards 2011.

Appy Awards

Conor Lynch is one of the judges at the 2011 Appy Awards which will take place in the Mansion House on the 3rd of November. Conor has been busy playing with loads of iPhone, Android and web apps ahead of the ceremony.  We can’t reveal which Apps were his favourite just yet but we will post the winners once they have been announced!

Web Awards

Cian Corbett is one of the judges at the Web Awards 2011 which will be hosted in the Mansion House on the 22nd of October. Cian and the panel will have to pick from a host of categories such as Most Useful Website in Ireland to Best eCommerce/Services Website. Only time will tell which companies are victorious.

New Pages on

We have just launched some new pages on the website.  The About Us page has been expanded to include Our Team, Clients, Testimonials, Media and Partners. We also have a new Careers page where we will be posting any job vacancies at and elsewhere.

Tribes Challenge

On Friday 14th of October, we launched the Tribes Challenge 2011.  This challenge will be a great way for students and graduates to gain experience with social media and to raise their personal profile.  We will be rewarding the best entries in an award ceremony which will take place in December.  We are looking forward to reading all of the entries!

Training in Wexford and Limerick

We have a number of training workshops coming up around the country including Wexford and Limerick. Make sure to look out for them in your county!


Conor and Cian will be busy this week, training individuals in the ever growing world of social media.  They will be at the Irish Travel Agents Association and the Dublin City Enterprise Board as well as our weekly lecture at NUI Maynooth.  We hope to see you at one of these events!


Last week we recorded our latest digital video.  Liane Costello directed Conor and the team in what is sure to be an excellent video. We will be posting the video this week so keep reading the blog to make sure you don’t miss it! & Sunday Business Post Social Media Series – Part 5 Mobile Media

We are at the half way mark of our ten part social media series in which social media expert Conor Lynch gives valuable information, tips and advice on how to implement social media to the advantage of your business. In part five Conor talks about mobile media and the powerful positive effects it can have for your business.

[hana-code-insert name=’SBP Mobile Media’ /]

Don’t forget that give full social media training and consultancy. Email for more information or call (01) 804 4746. Tribes Challenge 2011 is a specialist social media agency based in Dublin. Our sister website connector.TV is a blogger network that features news and stories about interesting people, communities and events around Ireland. specialises in B2B whereas connector.TV concentrates on B2C. has created Tribes. Tribes are known as communities, groups or clubs with a shared passion or situation. According to mythical legend, there were many tribes inhabiting Ireland hundreds of years BC such as Fomhóire, Tuatha De Danann and the Nemedians. Every country has their own tribes and each has their own unique appearance and customs.

In popular culture, the term Tribes was promoted by Seth Godin who has stated that ‘Tribes are groups of people connected to one another, connected to an idea’. These groups of people are connecting online and offline all around the world. From the surfers in Lahinch to the Leinster rugby fans to the hurling fanatics in Kilkenny, the Tribes in Ireland today come in all shapes and sizes. On the connector.TV blog we bring all these tribes together from Dublin to Cork to Belfast to London. We have people writing about subject areas they like such as arts & culture, film, fashion, sport, comedy and technology. Members from different tribes connect and interact with one another by writing their views on a particular subject area.

Your Challenge

You are the new social media manager for a brand of your choice, real or fictitious, in a B2C or B2B sector. You are keen to impress your Marketing Director who is not convinced about the merits of social media. You have a meeting lined up with the Board of Directors and we would like you to prepare a short report on ‘Social Media Tribes’ for them outlining the following:

  • Choose your brand and say why it was chosen.
  • What are your favourite Tribes in this sector and give some examples.
  • Name your selection of 2 Tribes most relevant for your brand with details of why they were chosen
  • Your selection of 3 bloggers most relevant for your brand to engage.
  • Complete a PowerPoint presentation (5 slides) and upload to
  • Write a 250 (or more) word blog post about your Tribe for posting on connector.TV
  • Use photographs, imagery and designs you find
  • There is an option to include a relevant video you find on YouTube which will bring the post to life.
  • There is no budget for this project, it can be as high or as low as you want.

This can be completed by individuals or groups of no more than 4 people. In each piece of work we will look for your name, your information or content sources in the credits and link to web sites from which you have taken extracts.

Your Rewards

We will review all of the submissions during November. In December, we will be holding an event where we will recognise the best Tribes presentations and blog posts. We are hoping to find companies willing to sponsor prizes so we will have some goodies for you too. Tribes Challenge is a great way for you to get experience with social media, raise your personal profile and it will look great on your CV. We request permission to use your work online and offline to promote your tribes, your talent and our project.

If you are interested in being involved, email and follow @SocialMedia_ie on Twitter.


Introducing Fiona Pope, new team member @

Having recently completed an Honours Degree in Business and Management at Dublin Institute of Technology, Fiona has joined the team. Specialising in marketing, Fiona aimed her studies on the use of social media as a marketing tool.

During this degree course Fiona worked as a Sales Representative for Avon Cosmetics and as a Marketing and Events assistant for The Social Media Academy in London.

Fiona will be helping us with a range of projects for and connector.TV

Welcome to the team!

photo Weekly News: September 19th

We have been very busy in the offices and have some exciting plans in place.

Current Projects and New Team Members

Along with our regular social media training, we are currently working on a number of projects with Sage, NUI Maynooth and The Telecommunication Software and Systems Group (TSSG). In addition to these exciting projects, we have four new additions to the team. Joining us are Cian Corbett, Fiona Pope, Liane Costello and Kieran Duffy.

Welcome to the team!

Exciting News

Conor Lynch has been asked to be a judge for the Junior Spider Awards. The programme began in 2009 and is aimed at students at primary and post primary school level. These awards aim to acknowledge the innovation amongst web creators in schools and to honour outstanding online achievements. Closing date for entries is November 1st so apply now!

Blogger of the Month

Congratulations to Phillip Bagnall who has been chosen as the first connector.TV Blogger of the Month! This award is well deserved by Phillip for all of his his sterling work watching and reviewing movies for connector.TV.

Well done Phillip, we look forward to reading your next blog post!

More Digital Video Content:

Upon Conor Lynch’s nomination for the iia Net Visionary Awards, we created this special 1950s video to highlight his achievement.

We have joined forces with director Martin Moylan once again to create even more digital content. Here we are brainstorming for our next creation. It is sure to be a good one so watch this space!

Social Media for Start-ups #1 – Sunday Business Post

In the first of a new ten-part special, social media expert Conor Lynch will offer advice and insights into how online tools can help new companies establish their brand and win business. This week’s topic? Getting started on Facebook.

Don’t forget we offer training in Facebook as well as all the other main social media tools! Contact for more information.

[hana-code-insert name=’SBP Facebook’ /]