Archive for April, 2011

Fluffy Links – Sunday April 24th 2011

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Love the domain name: Earth.ie helps you keep track of the things done to promote sustainability in Greystones and Wicklow.

The Informer. New satirical website for the Irish Market.

Aware (depression support/awareness group) are looking for volunteers for their online support groups. Volunteer training is on May 7th.

A blog about crisps, oh yeah.

Like this. PhoneGap. Easy to deploy multiplatform smartphone apps. Open source too.

Via Dawn of the Deadly: Sleigh Bells – Tell ‘Em

2500 people have subscribed to my website instead of coming back each day. You can subscribe to the site using a feedreader or email. I'm also on Twitter. My online marketing blog might also be worth a visit. Thanks for visiting - Damien.

Acetate – King Kong Company

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Asked to mention this. Good tune, like the samples used.

Kill Krinkle Club – ‘Handwritten Novel’

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Fluffy Links – Friday 15th April 2011

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Master Chef, the Irish version. I hope it’s good. Who’ll be entering?

I suppose I should highlight these more. Cork Social Media Course in May and Dublin Social Media Course in May still have spaces. My last of 2011 before I go into retirement/hibernation/breakdown mode.

One Fab Day has a Wedding Photography competition. Win €1000 worth of photography.

Nomination details for the Social Media Awards are here.

Top 10 Twilight Zone episodes.

Still buzzing from The Unthanks last week. Nice album review.

M83 – We own the sky

Fluffy Links – Saturday April 9th 2011

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Pen and Pixel is a Tipp IT digital media exhibition and a photography competition which will be held on the 14th of April at 6.30pm. Students have to organize and promote the exhibition themselves.

Like this quote from Morgan via SBP:

IQ Content’s Morgan McKeagney took a sobering look at the world of digital marketing, and called for an end to ‘‘hype, bullshit and bling’’. The construction industry’s theory – build it and they will come – had virtually destroyed the Irish economy, and the same attitude had prevailed in much of digital media, argued McKeagney.

Coconut Records “West Coast”

Holy recessionary parenting. “Getting your kids to pay their way

Cancer charities now updating Wikipedia entries on cancer. Makes sense to make these articles better instead of trying to outSEO them.

Blogs for everything including the witty notes on the signs in your local Tube station.

Loads of videos on YouTube from Harvard.

15 minutes

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Jack in Media Contact asked me to do a workshop for the Media Contact Mash conference in May and asked me to figure out what I wanted to cover. He also wanted to try out something new and make me a “media sponsor”. New meedja/social meedja etc.

The idea being that I use my media channels (Blog, Twitter etc) to highlight the conference and my workshop and I get a return if anyone that follows the link above or here buys a ticket. Being honest, I like the idea but have always tried not to make any money from this blog apart from linking to my business site. I can’t bundle my share into a ticket sales reduction as then every media partner would be ignored if mine were cheaper so whatever is made from ticket sales kickbacks via those links, I’ll probably put it to non-Damien use. Maybe I’ll randomly post it to someone or something or do a KLF on it.

Anyways, I’d just written an article for the Cork Independent on things that can be done to websites/Facebook/Twitter that can improve so thought it might make an interesting talk. Going to cover 15 points, 15 minutes each. We’ll have a novelty clock perhaps. This is some of the blurb:

Perfect for those who want an overview of digital marketing. Perfect for those who only have fifteen minutes a week to work on digital marketing. Perfect for those with short attention spans. Perfect for those with short attention spans.

24 hour clock at greenwich observatory
Photo owned by dodsport (cc)

And the talk marks me not doing a public talk again. Until perhaps 2012 but maybe longer. We’ll see. It’ll be refreshing to go to a conference and not see Damien Mulley’s name somewhere. I’ll do a blog post on the takeaways from the workshop a bit afterwards too. This is the link that pays for my jelly bean addiction.