Archive for March, 2011

Fluffy Links – Tuesday March 29th 2011

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Yeah so Project X is now known as the Social Media Awards. Bits from Blog Awards and Web Awards with a few categories added too. As someone mentioned on Twitter, it’s not about having a Twitter or Facebook account but how you use them.

I’m giving a talk/tutorial on Twitter at the Cork lifelong learning festival. Blacknight are sponsoring. I won’t send live abuse to them so.

Mindfield. An International Festival of IdeasDublin April 29th – May 1st 2011

Barry Kenny from Irish Rail, heavy users of Twitter, is now head honcho for the year in the PR Institute and says social media is important. They need to do more than sell expensive social media courses in there alright.

By the way, this code will get you a chunk of change off the Mash Conference in May that I’m speaking at.

Nigel from Pims talks about his take on social media after using it in depth.

Comic Sans, the documentary. Hehe, ok so.

Chris from Doodle Creative got married recently. Thought he’d try his hand at doing the Thriller wedding dance. Jeremy from Doodle is there too. Fair play to them and the others for doing it. Do you take event bookings?

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Fluffy Links – Monday March 28th 2011

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Damnit, this was meant to go out on Friday last.

Young Dylan Collins has a blog. (The lad from Jolt Online and Demonware) Watch him start a few fights and see if anyone tries to throw a drunken punch at him or something. A must read blog.

Love this infographic from Snarah about the final Irish Blog Awards.

Dublin Bus Live Times. Add it to your iPhone.

Mulley Comms Online Marketing plan.

Brighton Irish. Website for Irish in Brighton and around there.

So I’m giving a workshop at the Mash Conference (and my last public talk of 2011 I believe) and there should be a significant discount for those buying tickets if they use my code. Stay tuned.

Mud Run, Ireland’s dirtiest fun-run, is taking place on Saturday, 26th March at Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort, Co. Kildare.

The Unthanks – Lost

The 2011/12 Genesis Enterprise Programme

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Been asked to blog about this and get word out to (mostly) Cork based folks.

The Genesis Enterprise Programme based on the CIT Campus is recruiting for new participants this year. The programme is well-established and is a nice way to drive you from a very new and innocent business to a professional one.

Blurb:

So what’s it all about? Genesis is a 12-month, full time, rapid incubation programme that provides a comprehensive range of supports to innovative start-ups to help them establish their business successfully in a planned and focused environment.

Some alumni of Genesis: Abtran, Crest Solutions, Cully & Sully, Comnitel/IBM, Eolas International, Ferfics, Radisen Diagnostics.

Consider applying.

And what they offer:

  • Management Development Training in strategy, finance, marketing, sales etc
  • An environment with other entrepreneurs at early stages of business development
  • Business address and office facilities
  • Experienced business mentor for each participant
  • Opportunity to access the staff and facilities of the Programme Partners
  • Access to CORD Funding, subject to Enterprise Ireland approval
  • Information on other sources of funding

Fluffy Links – Monday 7th March 2011

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Excellent: Set of interviews with Hitchcock and Truffaut.

Patrick The Story. Cork School of Music composer does a multimedia re-imagination of the story of St Patrick.

Hello new business: Green Owl Workshop “fun and quirky range of modern wedding invitations designed and printed in Ireland.”

Cork, Sat March 12th. Live audio/visual extravaganza featuring Solar Bears and Lionel Palun.

New service Consult.ie allows companies to list business tenders/contracts/projects.

Churnalism. Which dodgy news sites are “heavily inspired” by other media sites?

Liking the lineup of the Forbidden Fruit festival in Dublin.

Late to the party but these latest Auto Correct entries are great.

Neato. Not hidden but only open for a short while each week. The mostly unknown gallery in the National Gallery in London.

PJ Harvey – The words that maketh murder

You only have words, and you take actions to get your words heard

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Tony Blair to Alastair Campbell, taken from Prelude to Power.
“We’re in opposition and when you’re the opposition leader there is not much you can do. You can’t make decisions that change people’s lives. You only have words, and you take actions to get your words heard. Your policies are words because you are not in a position to put them into practice. And while that is so, and while the media are the vehicle by which our words and communicated and analysed, we have to influence them as much as we can”