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Mediaflash says thank you to Season One guests

July 3rd, 2015 Posted in Advertising, Brandwatch, Broadcasting, Communications, Content is King, Creativity, Food, Great Ideas, Irish, Irish Edition of The Times, Irish Journalists, Media, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, News, Radio, RTE, Technology No Comments

mediahqIt’s been an exciting and very rewarding first season of Mediaflash for all of us here at Mediacontact.ie. We had a great range of shows to choose from. Highlights being Irish Feature Journalism and the Publishing Industry in Ireland. Not to forget our final podcast of the season on the upcoming launch of the Irish edition of The Times. We really hope you enjoyed the journey as much as we did. But before the dust has settled from our successful first season, we would like to thank all our guests who made it possible. Here’s to you! 
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MediaHQ Podcast Episode 14: Will people pay for a digital newspaper?

July 2nd, 2015 Posted in Branding, Broadcasting, Communications, Content, Creativeity, entertainment, Ireland, Irish, Irish Journalists, Journalism, Latest Trends, Media Tips, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, News, Newspapers, Podcast, Public Relations, Social Platforms No Comments

In the final instalment of Season One of Mediaflash we look at the impending launch of the Irish edition of The Times, and ask what impact will it have on the print market?

Richard Oakley, editor of the Irish edition of The Times joins Jack Murray & James Phelan in studio to discuss the plan to launch Ireland’s first ever 7 day digital newspaper.


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Programmatic: the digital future

July 2nd, 2015 Posted in Advertising, Amazon, Apple, Blogs, Changes, Content, Digital comms, Digital News, Dublin, Great Ideas, Internet, iPhone, Ireland, Irish, Irish Edition of The Times, Irish Journalists, Journalism, Latest Trends, Media, Media 2020, Media Changes, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, Mobile, Movers & Shakers, My Media, Online, Online Video Ad, Podcast, Podcasts, Richard Oakley, Smartphones, Social Media, Social Network, Social Platforms, Social Selling, Social Tools, SoundCloud, Technology, Tips, Virtual, Websites No Comments

creatives-deskToday’s Media HQ Podcast featuring the Irish edition of the Times’ newly appointed editor Richard Oakley, focuses on whether people would be interested in buying digital media.

The Irish edition of the Times will be Ireland’s first 7-day digital newspaper. That being said how do media organisations monetize their digital products?

The answer, aside from putting up pay walls or allowing subscribers a certain number of articles before money is exchanged, is programmatic software.

It was the buzzword on everyone’s lips at the Cannes Lions festival in France last week but what is it and how does it work?


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3 reasons journalists have to become their content

July 2nd, 2015 Posted in Blogs, Communications, Content, Content is King, Facebook, Great Ideas, Internet, Ireland, Irish Journalists, Latest Trends, Media Essentials, Mediaflash Edition, Social Media, Social Platforms, Technology, Tips, Uncategorized No Comments

SMThe mediascape in which journalists now exist is dynamic and changing constantly. The days in which journalists hosted an interview and published a story are gone. We magnify news media and examine why journalists must now strive to become the content which they produce. Our 3rd birthday inspired blog gives journalists three reasons to become their content.


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BBC announces 1,000 job cuts

July 2nd, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

bbcThe BBC has announced that it will cut 1,000 jobs because of a £150m budget gap. The broadcasting corporation has suffered a deficit in its licence fee income because of an unexpected increase in people not watching live television.
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The Slow PR Model: build better relationships with the media

July 1st, 2015 Posted in Blogs, Communications, Content, Content is King, Google, Internet, Ireland, Irish, Irish Journalists, Journalism, LinkedIn, Marketing, Measurement/Analytics, Media, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, Movers & Shakers, My Media, Online, Periscope, PR, PR Tips, Social Media, Social Media Listening, Social Network, Social Platforms, Social Selling, Social Tools, Tips No Comments

building blocks for articleThe Slow PR model is all about taking a relationship-based approach to communication. This is done using a mixture of traditional and digital methods.

The goal is to develop long-term sustainable relationships with the media.

Firstly a target demographic needs to be selected, after which a rapport can be developed. This may include covering stories you think journalists and bloggers will enjoy, making it your business to seek out editors and utilizing social media tools like Twitter, Periscope and Facebook to connect and share news.
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The Team behind the documentary: Páidí Ó Sé

July 1st, 2015 Posted in Blogs, careers, Content, Documentary, entertainment, Ireland, Irish, Irish TV, Media, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, News, RTE, RTE Player, Sport, Team Behind The Show No Comments

27 May 1985, Paidi O Sé, Kerry.  Picture Credit: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

Last nights moving documentary about the late Páidí O’Sé followed the life and times of Kerry football legend and winner of eight all Ireland titles.

The 57 year-old who passed away tragically in 2012 following a suspected heart attack, will always be remembered for his contributions to Irish sport. Páidí O’Sé: A Legacy documentary examines the manager’s legacy and pays tribute to his family and friends.

Mediacontact.ie decided to take a closer look at some of the team involved in the production of the RTE1 documentary without whom it wouldn’t have been possible.
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Facebook to open its first African office

July 1st, 2015 Posted in Apps, Blogs, Changes, Facebook, Internet, Media, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, My Media, News, Online, Social Media, Social Network, Social Platforms, Travel, trends No Comments

fbFacebook will be opening its first African office in Johannesburg, South Africa next month. The social media giant hopes to ‘to help people and businesses  connect’ all over the continent of Africa.


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Beat 102 103 celebrates its 12th birthday today

July 1st, 2015 Posted in Beat 102 103, Brandwatch, Broadcasting, Communications, Digital comms, entertainment, Irish, Location Based, Mediaflash Edition, MediaHQ.com, News, Radio No Comments

B23South East regional radio station Beat 102 103 has turned 12 years old today, broadcasting form their purpose built studios on the outskirts of Waterford city.
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TV3 announce new Saturday & Sunday AM shows

June 30th, 2015 Posted in Blogs, Broadcasting, Changes, entertainment, Internet, Ireland, Irish, Irish TV, Media, Media Changes, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, News, Newstalk, TV, Video No Comments

download (1)TV3 have been releasing cryptic tweets all week with the #SaturdayAM.

It has now been revealed that the Irish broadcasting heavyweight will be adding two new weekend am shows to the TV schedule, #SaturdayAM and #SundayAM. The programmes are expected to be broadcast from 9am-12pm every weekend.
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