Engaging Nonprofit Volunteers through Social Media

Volunteer Ireland are hosting the National Volunteer Management Conference today so naturally our interest spiked when they asked a member of our team to give a workshop on engaging volunteers through social media. We jumped at the chance, as here at connector360 we have a special place in our heart for nonprofit organizations and the great work they do.

Our whiz kid project manager Sarah was chosen for the task due to her background working with The Irish Cancer Society. She got the head down and immersed herself in research on how nonprofits use social channels successfully. What did she find? They are pretty darn good at it!

She packaged up her findings into a lovely presentation which you can find on Slideshare below:

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Some of the major insights she uncovered was the volunteers today are young, they’re generous and they are your online influencers. They share, share and keep on sharing the good work of the organizations they are involved with.
So, connector360 is sending a call out to all young people out there to get involved with a charity that is close to their heart. There’s no comparison to how rewarding the work is but more importantly you are helping others.

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

Conor Lynch from BOSS Metrics and at the Dublin Web Summit

This week the Dublin Web Summit was attended by some of the biggest technology companies in the industry as well as some of the hottest new tech start ups. Conor Lynch, CEO of BOSS Metrics, took the time to speak about BOSS Metrics and the future of social media training.

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Check out Conors ten second BOSS Metrics pitch below
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To sign up for BOSS Metrics, simply go to


Mobile marketing for small business

Free Social Media Consulting from BOSS Metrics, a no-brainer!

BOSS Metrics Social Media Made Easy
Our good friends at BOSS Metrics are looking for some potential customers to trial their new software solution.  You get to havea  free trial and meet to discuss their likes/dislikes and what features they would like to see in a social media application.

In return you get free consulting advice from their BOSS Metrics ‘Adviser’ App and from their team of social media experts!  What a no brainer!!

Our ideal participants will be –

– Dublin based and ideally city centre – or willing to come to our office in Digital Hub
– Probably a SME or part of a small marketing team
– Have a Facebook Page, Twitter Profile and Google Analytics set up
– Are not that knowledgeable and want to improve and learn fast
– Willing to spend 1 hour a week with one of our team for a few weeks
– Would consider spending €15 p/m or more on an application like BOSS Metrics
– We may even be able to match you with 3rd level students working
with us from DIT & NUI Maynooth

BOSS Metrics – Social Media Made Easy
BOSS Metrics simplifies social media, creating easy to understand
reports that offer actionable advice, helping SMEs improve their
performance for an affordable monthly fee.  Our solution is perfect
for businesses that can’t afford to hire expensive social media
consultants & trainers but want a tool to help them report, experiment
and learn fast.”

Email conor [@] to express interest with your name, company and business sector. We only have limited availability so apply immediately!

Leman Solicitors

Winning more business using Digital & Social Media Marketing

Building on the successful workshop for Celtar clients last year,, are presenting a half day digital & social media marketing workshop on September 26th 2012 at the Digital Depot, Thomas Street, Dublin. This workshop is perfect for both B2B and B2C SMEs. The Social Media session is designed for those who are familiar with the basics of Social Media and but now wish to apply it seriously in a business context. Training Picture

Sponsored by Celtar business consultants, the aim of this workshop is to provide businesses with the practical tools and techniques to start creating your own digital and social media marketing strategy.

To find out more information or to register, please click here

Social Media Tweets of the Week – 12th May 2012

Welcome to this weeks Tweets of the Week from @socialmedia_ie. It has been a busy week for David and Cian. They have been out presenting at the Digital Skills academy and at the Burlington Hotel. This week has also seen a lot of exciting developments for Bossmetrics. Our software has reached the final of the Irish Software Association Investor Forum. If you are interested in mastering Facebook then check out this post from Cian on mastering Edgerank. Also there are some great tips on Socia Media Reports in Google Analytics.

To get great Social Media news as it happens, be sure to follow @socialmedia_ie.

Social Media Tweets of the Week – 29th April 2012

Welcome to this weeks Tweets of the Week from @socialmedia_ie.  Be sure to check out the Infographic on tracking the success of B2B Marketing by Ruta Danyte here. If you’re into advertising, Google offer some great tips on Adwords here. Social media-as-promotion is discussed in this article which offers a contemporary take on the 4 P’s of Marketing. Lastly make sure to sign up for Dublin Beta where you will also have a chance to see BOSS metrics in action. Read more

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.

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Tweets of the Week – 27th March 2012

Another week of great social media tips and information from This week we brought you case studies from the 2011 Irish Social Media Awards. Make sure to check out companies that are effectively using Google+ and pick up some tips for your Facebook Timeline Business Page here. Also make sure to check out the witty new video from the Dollar Shave Club featuring a great concept for selling razors.

Read more Tweets of the Week – 18th March 2012

Happy St Patrick’s Day to all followers of @socialmedia_ie. Another busy week at the office. Again we have been out lecturing to students who want to explore the vast world social media has to offer, David McWeeney giving a specialist lecture in Email Marketing. Be sure to check out SocialBro, a great tool for managing and analyzing your Twitter account. Also fans of Instagram will soon be able to download an android version. Make sure and check back for more news and social media tips next week.

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