SocialMedia - Infographic - Longitude Battle of Bands

Longitude Festival – The Social Media Battle of the Bands!

MCD’s Longitude Festival throws open its gates today for three days of music and fun with some of the world’s top acts performing.  The music, the weather, the people, the whole weekend is made for sharing!  Social media will be in overdrive with discussion, opinion, pictures and videos of fan’s experiences.

The common thread to most of this sharing will be the bands.  We have drawn up battle lines and pitted the acts performing against each other by their popularity and fan engagement through social media.  We have created this infographic to highlight the social media superstars that will have their fans tweeting and sharing their experiences well into the night and beyond!

Feel free to share your experiences with our team too, you can tweet any stories or pictures to us @socialmedia_ie  or post to our Facebook wall.

We’ll see you in the front row, enjoy #Longitudefest!

Mission Possible – Mobile Marketing Conference

Mission Possible – Mobile Marketing Conference is a full day conference on Thursday, 7th February where the focus is everything is possible on Mobile.

The speakers for this conference come from Twitter (Don O’Leary), Google (Peter McAvoy), Hubspot (Jeetu Mahanti), Tapadoo (Dermot Daly), DoneDeal (John Warburton) and many other speakers from domestic and international brands such as Mark Schaefer.


When: Thursday, 7th February, 8.30am – 5.00pm
Where: Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Member fee €195; Non Member fee €390

Click here to find out more and book your place.

Digital Biscuit Event Showcases Excellence in Digital Video

With digital video being increasingly important in social media. wanted to tell you about this great event
starting this Thursday right here in Dublin.

Digital Biscuit, the most anticipated event on innovative film and television production, will arrive at the Science Gallery this Thursday. The combination of talks, product showcases, workshops and screenings is a real must for filmmakers, videographers and digital media students. Among this year’s guests there will be David Yates (Director Harry Potter Series), Jim Sheridan (In the Name of the Father), Richard Baneham (VFX Avatar), Andrew McAvinchey (Citizen TV) and Philippe Brodeur (Aertv). Speakers will cover numerous aspects of film productions, from breaking boundaries and
work enhancement to crowdfunding film and mobile technology.

Director and Chairman of SDGI, Ciaran Donnelly says “Digital Biscuit will place creatives at its core while also serving as a digital expo for new technologies. We want to improve the production capabilities of our most talented creators from the simplest ideas to the highest budgets. We want to empower those individuals with strong talent and ideas to engage with technology in new ways”.

The event will be accompanied by the KinoPlay Space and Suite, the product showcasing area technology demonstration room where industry professionals, educators and enthusiasts alike will demonstrate their products in a creative and non-competitive environment.

For more details and tickets booking, please go to

Christmas Party with Connector &

Christmas is on the horizon! It’s time to grab your friends and your reindeer and slide on down to the Connector Christmas Party! The team from and invites you to celebrate Christmas with us and meet some old friends and make some new ones!

Grab your friends and join us on Thursday, December 20th at 6pm in the Mercantile Bar on Dame Street. And remember: Christmassy jumpers, red hats, jolly spirits and ho ho attitude may win you a surprise gift! 😎

Register on Facebook >>

NDRC Inventorium Swequity Exchange seeks Entrepreneurs, Developers, Digital Marketers, Sales Executives & Designers

Social network for loners to hang out together?

Website selling multicolored suits to female penguins?

App which tells you are you indoors or outdoors?

Got a better idea?

Are you an expert in your industry? Interested in sharing your knowledge and working together to form new digital start-ups to help them move their ideas forward?

At the moment The National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) is looking for your help.

Are you:

1. Marketing Executive / Digital Marketer?

2. Creative / Designer?

3. Business Development Executive?

A new programme from  NDRC is pioneering to spawn start-ups and match mentors up with new ventures this summer.

The Swequity Exchange programme will take place at the Inventorium in the NDRC, which is based on Thomas Street in Dublin, starting on the 1st of June, 2012 and main mentoring taking place from the 9th of July until the 3rd of August with a Final Awards Ceremony on the 3rd of August.

The programme is particularly reaching out to developers, marketers, business executives, sales executives, designers, entrepreneurs and those who have recently set up their own ventures.

Help rewrite the way start-ups happen and get inspired by those passionate to make a change and bring new ideas to business. Share your knowledge with young and smart people keen to know how to make their ideas working.

For being part of this initiative apply by the 1st of June on Swequity Exchange website. at Rehab's "People of the Year Awards" Launch

Cian Corbett, Conor Lynch and David McWeeney of had the pleasure of attending Rehab’s “People of the Year Awards” Launch last week at The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

The launch was graced by celebrities including Brent Pope, Crystal Swing and Royseven who played a rousing live set at the ceremony.

Cian Corbett of and Niamh O'Mahony of Hibernia College at the launch of the people of the year awards

Cian Corbett and Niamh O'Mahony at the launch of "The People of the Year Awards"

The People of the Year Awards celebrates the country’s most inspiring citizens and voting is now open. If you know a deserving person in your community be sure sure to send in your nomination  here.

Nominations for the People of the Year Awards can be made in a number of specific categories or as a general People of the Year Award.

– The International Person of the Year.

– The Young Person of the Year.

– Sports Person of the Year.

– Community Group of the Year.

– People of the Year Awards.

Rehab Director of Public Affairs and Communications Cliodhna O’Neill encouraged attendees to continue to support the event by using the Twitter Hashtag #POYA2012 or visiting the Rehab Facebook page.

We’re already looking forward to the event in September and if you want to join the celebrities and nominees at the awards night support this great cause by buying your tickets here.



Social Media Awards 2011 a1

Social Media Awards 2011

And the winner is……. So exiting to be at the first awards of my life, and even better regarding something that I love too: Social Media.

I felt like I was in a movie. Conor was one of the judges and decided to bring us, his team, to a different type of training session, he said: “watch guys and learn as next year we will be on the podium!” I believe that, we are working hard, we have the passion and his knowledge, the perfect mix!

The inaugural Bord Gáis Energy Social Media Awards, which took place Thursday 26th May in the Mansion House in Dublin , organised by Damien Mulley and hosted by the inimitable Ricky O’Shea (radio 2FM), honoured companies that demonstrated innovation in their use of social media in business over the past year. The awards were judged by a panel of industry experts and members of the public.

The Grand Prix Award, for the best overall use of social media, went to Meteor Mobile, who also picked up the award for the best owned-managed business Facebook page. Here the link if you want to check it out:

Well done to all the Social Media Awards Finalists and Sponsors, it was a great night! Good entertainments, well organised and I loved The Virtual Graffiti Wall, even if I didn’t win!

There is only one last question: will Social Media have “new ways of interacting with the public, provide better services and inevitably generate more sales??”


Here below the list of finalists:

Facebook Page for a Business
Spin 1038 –
Facebook Page for a Non-Profit Organisation
Dublin Zoo –
Facebook Page for a Business (Owner Managed)
Meteor Mobile –
Integrated Facebook Campaign (Page, App and Ads)
Maltesers Ireland –
Best Business Twitter Account – Marketing and Sales
Blacknight – @Blacknight
Best Twitter Account – Support, CRM
Eircom – @eircom
Blog of a Business – Sponsored by Frontline LED
Curious Wines –
Video/Video Campaign (non broadcast) – Sponsored by Publicis QMP
Laughing Kookaburra – Goldnomics
Online PR Campaign – Sponsored by ESOF 2012, Dublin City of Science
Wedding Dates -
Use of Social Media by State Body/Org – Sponsored by pTools
Defence Forces
Best Mobile App
Oxegen 2010
Customer Care using Social Media (Integrated) – Sponsored by DoneDeal
Vodafone Ireland
Best Use of Social Media For A Sponsorship Campaign
Bank of Ireland Leinster Blue Magic
Innovative Use of Social Media – Sponsored by Arekibo
RTE’s The Rumour Room
Social Media Effectiveness – conversions, metrics etc – Sponsored by Kantar Media
Morning Ireland, RTE
Integrated Social Media Campaign – Sponsored by
Agency for use of Social Media – Sponsored by
Irish International
Grand Prix – Sponsored by Bord Gais Energy
Meteor Mobile