Gareth Stack. (New to me but been around a while.)
Damien Blake. First Irish politician to waste time Twittering!
And of course I’m here.
This will only become really big when Blogorrah start using it to send gossip. 🙂
Hopefully things will get back to normal now with the Blog Awards out of the way though I am away all today and tomorrow on training courses. Automated blog posts are on.
A gummi bear Chandelier. Nice.
The new Battlestar Galactica really gives a damn about their fans and treats them really well. A great marketing idea, they do weekly podcasts talking about the behind-the-scenes stuff on the show and now they’ve released raw materials so fans can make their own fan short films using Battlestar footage and sound clips. Great idea.
Always been a big fan of the theatrical style fashion shows Alexander McQueen puts on. This week he had some off video show combined with models walking down a runway that had a giant pentagram painted on it.
Here’s a Kate Moss hologram from one of his shows in 2006:
The robots painting the model back in ’99
Alexander McQueen and Bjork.
Freshly uploaded PD video:
I see from Paul McAuliffe’s (PD Candidate for Finglas) YouTube account there’s a good number of other videos too, all uploaded in the past week. The above video was done by a crowd called Cutting Edge Productions. I like it as it is not over-produced though I wouldn’t have had it shot with Harney talking to the audience over a desk. Still, well done for NOT having her sit at some big plush Minister’s desk.
However Rabitte’s video is just a little better because Pat seems a little more relaxed and comfortable with talking to the audience and there’s no desk. Another good start though and I’d personally watch more videos from Mary Harney, I’m not sure what it is but when I hear her talk and explain things I think she is quite genuine and she’s been doing more to fix the crock health system than many Ministers that went before her.
According to my stats, I have over 500 people subscribed to this blog. I greatly appreciate that. If I am not already linking to your blog then please let me know and I’ll link to you. Naturally I wouldn’t mind a link back but no hassle if you don’t want to.
Instead of just adding a link, I’ll also do a 2 sentence review of your blog too. (I know I know, you must feel so loved) Kind of like the New Blogs on the Blog bits I do over on the Awards website. If you’re already on my link list, awww, you miss out. For now. 🙂
Got this into one of my mail accounts:
The ICT Excellence Awards sponsored by Lenovo is now a firmly established landmark in our industry’s calendar – but are you involved?
Currently in its sixth year, it is Ireland’s most prestigious and respected awards competition in the sector with over 600 attending last year’s event.
Winning an award provides a sales edge and a real competitive advantage, gives your team a boost, generates some great PR and adds weight to your sales and marketing collateral.
Sponsorship of some awards is still available which includes:
Titled award sponsorship
Branded table of ten at the Gala Dinner
Branding onscreen during the award presentation.
Branding on the framed award certificate
Branding on the table menus
Branding on the show website www.ictexcellenceawards.ie
Presentation of the award to the winner on stage
Photo opportunity with the award winner
Promotion in ComputerScope, Irish Computer & Smart Company pre and post-show.
Tickets @200 + VAT. Seems you can book tables of 10 with the application form.
So, a cat sponsorship is €2800 since you get a table which would normally cost €2000.
The best bit:
We hope you can join us and our MC Marty Whelan
In fairness, sponsors get a lot more from the above awards than the Blog Awards but I’m proud that there is no overall sponsor, that the name is clean in all promotional material and that sponsors do not present winners with the prizes on the stage itself. I’d hope the blog awards as much as possible will stay less commercial than other awards show. People keep suggesting making it a blacktie event next year too but I’d prefer to make the dress code as liberal as possible so nobody is put under pressure to wear a monkey suit. I do hope we have more people like the three mafia lads representing Bock the Robber,
And unlike other awards, it does seem like you can nominate anyone to enter this. With Twenty winning blog awards and Netvisonaries, I think we should nominate him for this too. His IT is indeed excellent.
More here: www.ictexcellenceawards.ie
Since I started writing for the Sunday Tribune a few weeks ago I’ve been getting almost daily solicitations from PR and Marketing companies wanting me to try out their client’s new doodahs or inviting me along to the AGMs of chemical companies and stuff totally not related to what I write about. One crowd even decided without permission to pencil me in for a conference call to chat about their product.
So, just a few things to consider before contacting me to let me know of your product/client and hey I appreciate you contacting me at the address supplied on the Tribune articles, if they don’t interest me, I can delete them, so this isn’t me saying get lost:
I’m lucky with the brief I have and can write about stuff I want to write about and that interests me and I find I write more naturally (not necessarily better) when I write about familiar things and familiar people. So yeah, make it on to my bloglines, or get picked up on IrishBlogs.ie and you’ll have a greater chance of getting my attention.
These are my Twitter feeds via Google Reader. Just imported James’ Twitter OPML file and added some new Twitter links of other Irish people I know. Viewing them via that Grazr Widget is painful. I prefer this method, til I come up with something a little better.
I expected Google Reader to be better with all the hype. The scroll, refresh, scroll, refresh, scroll refresh is beyond annoying. It’s nasty UI design. Is there a way of fixing it? The tagging/labeling is also still shit. Really surpised people like this over bloglines.
Holy crapola but the number of Irish folks joining Twitter is really taking off. I have a piece in the Tribune this weekend talking about it too. Anyways, hello to some of the New Twits on the block: