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Fluffy Links – Tuesday June 9th 2009

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

James has a breakdown on the new iPhone. Want phone now.

New website from Via. Congrats Joe et al.

Old college friend has a sweet photo blog. Ronan Palliser.

Why Twitter matters from someone with deep insight.

This is kind of cool. Using 140 characters in Twitter to encode images.

Kick starter. Great webapp if you are into trying to get funding for a cause, company or campaign.

Big Trouble in Little China, best movie evar:

Press/Media Advice for an Irish Business – The Mega mix

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Here’s a list of blog posts from some Irish people that work in and around media and PR talking about how to up your PR/Media relationship game. You might find it useful. This is from an Irish perspective, so if there are other hints and tips I missed, please let me know.

Publicistklubben Södra - 08
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From Adrian Weckler:

How to get more space in a newspaper.

How to write a competent press release.

6 things I would do if I set up a PR company.


Way way more from Adrian here.

From Damien Mulley:

Dealing with the media – Interview stage.

Secrets of running a Lobby Group – Building press relations.

How to deal with journalists – as told by them.

Building relationships with journalists.

From Piaras Kelly:
PR photography tips.

Doing Your Own PR – What Tools Are Out There?

From Emily Tully:
Five things you should know when sending out a press release.

PR on a shoestring.

Preparing for PR.

From Darragh Doyle:
Using simple social media tools to capture an event.

From Eoin Kennedy:
Online PR Distribution Debate Opened Up Again?

Tuesday Push gets syndicated by SiliconRepublic

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Big thanks to Thomas and Bernice from BVisible for putting this together and to John Kennedy in Siliconrepublic for believing in it and offering these new online and offline spaces. Edit: Added in thanks to Bernice and BVisible!

The Tuesday Push, a co-op of people that big up a product or service every second week will now also be syndicated on SiliconRepublic and Digital21 and we may see it pop up in print as part of the eThursday Supplement in The Irish Independent. Woo.

Gordon and myself have updated the page that lets you know the criteria for a Tuesday Push. It should be clearer now. Want a push, you have to push. One for all, all for one. Cliché this, cliché that.

We have a good deal of people pushing away and giving amazing feedback on those presenting themselves but most of the companies that submit themselves for a push are not pushing other companies, thus they get rejected. If you want in, start pushing. It’s worth it as you’ll get great coverage once you get covered but probably more importantly, the people that push every second Tuesday are a mighty fine network of people and their combined analysis is worth a fortune and from what I can see they’re educating each other a lot too.

If you are a company that wants coverage then consider signing up but know the payback is medium to long-term. See SiliconRepublic article on this.

Cheerleader
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Fluffy Links – Monday June 8th 2009

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Fun blog. Quack. Wat the Duck?

Social media checklist. Friends aren’t enough, nor blog comments.

Draw to get some Lindt chocolate.

Vakobi.com, an Irish startup in the online holiday rentals space are looking for an online marketing guru to come on-board as a business partner in return for equity. Anyone?

Lee Kutner’s Blog

Sucks.

Tuesday Push stats from Robin. Stay tuned for some good news about Tuesday Push.

Cool art in Venice.

Zamora wedged a life-size zeppelin between buildings at the Arsenale


Via Josh Spear

Sherwin-Williams just launched ColorSnap, an iPhone application that allows you to snap a photo and get the matching Sherwin-Williams paint color from more than 1,500 in their database.

I wonder will Dulux do something like this in time?

More art.

The piece, entitled “It wasn’t meant to end like this”, is a huge mechanical digger that seems to have buried itself under 300 tonnes of rubble…

Digger equivalent of an ostrich?

AC/DC – Back in Black, live at Donnington

Eminem mixed with Back in Black:

He’s backed by the mandate we gave him

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

That’s alright so. Hail to the chief.

Brian Cowen or Fozzy bear?

I’m over here

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

There on IrishElection. See the Liveblog for updates on the counts around the country. No no, counts.

Update: And I’m physically in the blogger war room in Ballsbridge Court Hotel, thanks for the room D4 Hotels!

Blogger War Room

Princess Di is Dead
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Graffiti

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Outside Kilmainham

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Good luck to the candidates and their teams today

Friday, June 5th, 2009

I know people in most of the political parties and the work they’ve put in to the locals, by(e)-elections and European elections shows their unfettered belief in their party and the political system they’re part of. Today people will vote for candidates, worthy ones and those who are there to get elected based on their minor celebrity status or the status of family members. It’s not easy to put yourself out in public and experience the attention, praise and waves of verbal mutliation that people will send your way. The same goes for the campaigners behind the candidate. If we were voting for hard work, the results would be far different for some people. No matter what party you’re in, recognition should be given for the work you’ve put in. Good luck to everyone today.

Fluffy Links – Friday June 5th 2009

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Please do vote in the local, European and by(e)-elections today.

Email Marketing courses this Summer from Spoiltchild.

The Top 50 Irish Albums released in the last 10 years (as voted by 35 of CLUAS.com’s writers)

New Irish site: Collab.ie – enables people with ideas get in contact with people with skills.

Irish Carpooling service.

New Irish Sports blog. A Sporting View.

Sony Playstation blog for Europe. Not like a Song for Europe.

Have you heard the one where the Irish Indo called Mary McAleese the “Taoiseach”, Brian Cowen the “Prime Minister” and the gardaí were the “police”?

Facebook guide for luddities.

MGMT’s Kids. This official version is beyond fucked up. Terrorising a baby.

Speaking of which:

Prodigy – Out of space

A vote for Labour is a vote for Fianna Fáil

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Labour have bedded with Fianna Fáil in the past and how long did it take Eamon Gilmore to come out and say they would NOT go into Government with Fianna Fáil? Only when the polls declared certain death to Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael roaring into a huge lead. Leaving their options wide open for so long tells you something of their philosophy. So while Gilmore and his posse were constantly slamming the Government, they never said they were ruling out a deal. The door is always open with Labour and they can always so a Trevor Sargent if needs be. A vote for Labour is a vote for Fianna Fáil, a vote for the Greens is the same. Fianna Fáil and their corrupt antics should have them be wiped out but it won’t, they always bounce back and they can do it faster than any other party so they might be weak now and you can weaken them more but when they get stronger (in part due to poor opposition) then Labour will u-turn like they like to do.

May 31, Nor Nork district
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So what have you got left? Fine Gael? Independents? Socialist Party?

Troublingly, the alternative of not voting/spoiling your vote is not a good option. You need to get out and vote but do it in a clever way. Jason has a quick guide.

And don’t listen to the voting local and on local issues naysayers. Nobody has the right to tell you for what reasons you are voting for but bear in mind that national politics and what parties do nationally has huge influence on local politics anyway. No money or crap money means local politics just stalls.