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New Media, New Audience? – Free Arts Council conference on November 25th

Monday, October 27th, 2008

The amazing Annette in association with the Arts Council has organised a whopper of a conference in Dublin Castle on November 25th titled New Media, New Audience?. Two keynoters will be speaking, the engaging, intelligent and charming Charles Leadbeater (see his TED video) and the crank’s favourite Andrew (is to Nicholas Carr, as Channel 6 is to the Beeb) Keen.

Culture Fest 08 leiderhosen
Photo owned by Cindy Funk (cc)

The full agenda includes some great panel discussions and workshops. (Disclaimer: I’m giving a workshop and getting paid for it). It’s nice to see a traditional and what I’d see as conservative (Arts being conservative seems so wrong!) group take the idea of new/social media heads on and see what they can do together. Every element in every segment could do with more insight from those in the Arts in my view.

Register here to attend the day.

Fluffy Links – Monday 27th October 2008

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Bank holiday in Ireland but what the hell. Lots of non-Irish read this now. And I’m working today anyway!

Donal, as well as celebrating his birthday yesterday is turning into a model what with being on stamps and buses.

Been emailed a few times to give a push to this blog post about a charity owing a lot of money to the taxman and needing a dig out. Not sure how able they are to run a tight ship but they certainly are doing a great job looking after kids (as Kate testifies) who the Government deliberately appear to ignore.

New (to me) blog of Steven Troughton-Smith.

Via the Business Post is news about a new PR agency in Ireland called OnlinePR.ie who specialise in social media and blogging. They don’t have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Bebo and don’t have a blog either. Uhm. Something amiss there surely.

10 billion photos on Facebook now. And all locked in.

Pedigree Chum ditches Crufts sponsorship, maybe down to BBC investigation.

The 80/18 rule.

Google gets a jet. Nice.

Handy guide to cheap data roaming around europe.

Cos:

Change

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Go on Digital Ireland – Cybercom and Nubiq are winners

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Cybercom has scooped a 2008 MAA Globe Award for Best Digital Communications Campaign in Toronto this week, for its work on the Powerade ‘Never Give Up’ campaign. It’s not the first award though for this. The campaign has won the Grand Prix at the APMC (Association of Promotional Marketing Consultants), an award for Best Marketing and Communications Campaign at the Coca-Cola Worldwide Marketing Awards and more.

And then also this week Waterford’s Nubiq won a Most Innovative Mobile Internet Consumer Deployment award at the Mobile Internet World in Boston for their Zinadoo Mobile Website Creation service.

Well done both companies who have been working away for the past while and are being rewarded for their efforts. The recognition they got is great for them and for the digital and tech scene in Ireland.

Fluffy Links – Friday October 24th 2008

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Great idea this. The Pan American Cycle Test. Cycling a LOT of miles for charity.

Nice update to Tweetrush.

An amazing photo from Phil. Phil is doing the photos for BarCamp Cork.

This got overlooked on the week that we had but Mary O’Rourke called the Gardai after getting a visit from a partner of O’Callaghan?

Did anyone in Superquinn get in trouble for this?

Zombie walks are fun but the realism and work that went into doing this amazes me. The professionalism of amateurism?

Take a closer look at your food packaging.

A different form of Open University.

Bjork and Thom Yorke. Seems it’s no great at all.

Google can do canned replies now. Interesting.

Fun atheist ads.

Even decades ago, Steve Jobs could do presentations. He’s improved, seems the business world is just getting worse when it comes to these skills.

AmeriCAN, AmeriCan’t, Ameri…

Via
Amazing Nike ad, music helps. Where’s it from? 🙂
Nike – Fate

RTE.ie removes/deletes story about property developer

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Blank url.

Someone got a screenshot though. Someone else did great detective work.

The Irish Times still have the story though.

Michael Kennedy TD for Fianna Fáil – Champion gobshite

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

And the winner is Michael Kennedy TD. Single parents with 10 kids getting free houses. Said during the medical card protest. Yeah, blame them, if they exist outside of their urban legend.

I very very very much like what Declan said in the comments over at RedMum’s gaff:

TDs dont understand people who are entitled to the medical card because most politicians have spent decades arranging to get the card for people who are *not* entitled to them. The idea that anyone in the country could have a legitimate claim for a card is totally alien to them.

Get your election on – Leviathan US Election special on November 4th

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Leviathan are running an election night special on Tuesday November 4th and it looks like it’s going to be BIG.

MN: Union Members Attend Franken Rally in St. Paul
Photo owned by aflcio2008 (cc)

Leviathan Political Cabaret marks its relaunch with a very special and unique event which will capture all the excitement, elation and despair over the course of one night as it becomes clear who will lead the United States and, arguably, the Western World, for the next four years.

The event will be hosted by author, economist and broadcaster David McWilliams with a rolling panel of experts, academics, American ex-pats, politicians and commentators. American exile Richard Delevan will man the blog desk, monitoring online activity and analysing leaked exit polls, rumours and breaking news.

There will be expert analysis of the media coverage of the campaign and polling day with live big-screen links to Fox, NBC, CNN and others. Paddy Cullivan will report live from New York City with subversive commentary and music and some very special guests. Free Wi-Fi will be available for live blogging.

Tickets €25 available from Tickets.ie

Fluffy Links – Thursday 23rd of October 2008

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

PutPlace is free for three months. Hurry!

Niall has a good post on trad media and online media.

Good post from Paul on management.

Google now segregates the web. No content for you if you don’t use Google.

It means that a user coming from a Google search result may see the content, but when the user arrives at the same page from elsewhere – like from a link in a news article – they might see a registration or payment box and no actual article or other content.

Web Analytics. Nice numbery equationy thingies.

Please Fix the iPhone. Clever Marketing.

Tramp stamp.

Tiger Swim. Checkkit.

Dear Customers

Proof that eejits do get jail time.

Kinetic typography: Napoleon Dynamite

Jim says they’re ace so that’s true – No age – Eraser

Kinetic type

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

This is addictive:

The Dark Knight:

300 (I like this one)

Kill Bill (I looove this one)

Pulp Fiction