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Who are Ireland’s best beauty bloggers?

July 29th, 2015 Posted in Apps, Blogs, careers, Content, Creativity, Digital, Dublin, entertainment, Facebook, Great Ideas, great work, Instagram, Internet, iPhone, Ireland, Irish, Media, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, My Media, Online, Periscope, Pinterest, Snapchat, Social Media, Social Media Listening, Social Network, Social Platforms, Social Selling, Social Tools, Tech News, trends, Twitter, Virtual, Websites, What to Watch, Who to watch, Youtube No Comments

Screen shot 2015-07-29 at 20.59.44Following the rise of media outlets using apps like periscope to further their audience reach, decided to take a look at some of Ireland’s most prominent beauty bloggers and explain how they are using social media to grow their own brands.

Karen Constantine is a Dublin blogger best known for her Youtube channel and award winning blog, collectively entitled ‘Lovely Girlie Bits’.

Over the last couple of years, the beauty blogging empire that Karen is building has gone from strength to strength, winning both the 2014 Image magazine best beauty blog award and the 2014 Aussie award for ‘Most Aussome Blog’.
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BBC have been busy merging and managing

July 22nd, 2015 Posted in BBC, Digital, Digital News, Facebook, Media, Mediaflash, News, Newstalk, Social Media, TV, Twitter No Comments

newsIn a conscious move to streamline their Facebook traffic, the BBC have decided to merge its commercially funded, international 24-hour news page BBC World with its sister BBC News.
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What we learned about Twitter and Facebook’s role in news

July 15th, 2015 Posted in Apps, Content, Content is King, Creativity, Digital News, entertainment, Facebook, Irish Journalists, Latest Trends, Media, Social Platforms, Twitter, Websites No Comments

ConversationprismPew Research centre revealed a study yesterday detailing ‘the evolving role of news on Twitter and Facebook.’ This study explained why there is a rise of current users encountering, and searching for news on social media.

The research shows a clear rise in users getting news from the social media websites from the years 2013 to 2015, with users turned to each of the aforementioned social networks to fulfil different types of information needs. Here’s what we learned.
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‘Moneypenny’ could make Facebook a pretty penny

July 14th, 2015 Posted in Apps, Blogs, Brandwatch, Creativity, Digital comms, Facebook, Great Ideas, Media, Mediaflash, News, Social Media No Comments

9386166498_f4a3cd44c8_oFacebook are in the process of developing their own personal assistant for their messenger app, with the app being referred to as “Moneypenny”.

What sets Facebook’s creation apart form Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana is that “Moneypenny” will provide users with help and information from real people. 
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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, 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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Facebook to open its first African office

July 1st, 2015 Posted in Apps, Blogs, Changes, Facebook, Internet, Media, Mediaflash, 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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Social Media Awards Finalists Announced

May 11th, 2015 Posted in 2fm, Awards, Broadcasting, entertainment, Events, Facebook, Marketing, Media, Snapchat, Social Media, trends, Twitter, Viral No Comments

SocialMediaAwardsTempLogoYouSmell_400x400The Social Media Awards (sockies) have announced the finalists for this year’s awards. Damien Mulley, who runs and organises the awards has said that the awards will be a “relaxed and informal” celebration of the use of social media for Irish organisations. This year the awards are sponsored by Maximum Media, creators of and
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5 tips on becoming a Media Expert

April 14th, 2015 Posted in Content, Creativity, Facebook, Internet, Journalism, Live Blogging, Media, Social Audio, Social Media, Social Network, Social Platforms, Social Selling, Social Tools, Tips, Twitter No Comments

batch004-287Content creation and social media have changed and evolved a significant amount over the past few years. The following tips are essential if you want to be seen and heard throughout the media.

1. Use different networks to post your content

By using multiple social networks to publish your content you’re reaching a much larger audience on different platforms such as twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. Just make sure to post on a regular basis and don’t use every platform, every time. Mix it up!


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November 10th, 2014 Posted in Bespoke, Digital comms, Facebook, Irish, Journalism, Marketing, Media, Public Relations, Social Media, Training No Comments

Mediacontact today launched it’s 2015 bespoke training programme. The programme includes 8 new and innovative courses aimed at communications and marketing professionals. The course content can be tailored to meet the specific needs of specialist in-house teams, and tweaked for different industries and scenarios.

Jack Murray CEO of said: “In 2015 we see a major shift back towards the fundamental skills of communications. The important questions will be – how to be creative, pitching to journalists, telling your story, getting the most from your team, and dealing with adversity.”

“We have devised 8 exciting courses to pique the interest of communications, marketing and HR managers who want their in-house teams to perform to the maximum in 2015. We can also train on a wide range of communications or social media topics depending on your needs,” he added.

The key courses for 2015 include:

 * Pitch Perfecthow to tell your story to the media (Half day or full day)
How to devise great ideas that the media will love. We’ve run this 5 times in autumn 2014 with great success. Book it for your team here.
Continue reading » How to book your bespoke training session

November 10th, 2014 Posted in Facebook, Media, News, Online, Social Media, Technology No Comments

Mediacontact LogoHow to book your bespoke training session

If you’d like to talk to us about booking any of these courses or have another topic that you’d like us to cover please call Gaye Gleeson on………


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