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Back 2 School: Autumn tips for IT security & safety

August 19th, 2015 Posted in Content, Digital comms, Facebook, Hackers, Internet, Ireland, Lifestyle, Multimedia, Social Media, Social Network, Social Platforms, Viral No Comments

b2sAs the sun begins to set in the azure Irish sky, so does the sun begin to set on the Summer of 2015. And with holiday-time drying to a close, so the sun rises on a new school year, bringing with it new challenges and complications.

As schools prepare to re-open we here at MediaContact are all too aware of the challenges faced by educators, and parents alike, in educating children on how to stay safe online. As the doors of knowledge re-open we have some back to school tips for doing just that!
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Facebook Notes: A new way for businesses to share content

August 18th, 2015 Posted in Blogs, Branding, Business, Facebook, Marketing, Media, Mediaflash, Social Media, Social Network No Comments

FBBlogHave you ever heard of a little old website called Facebook? Well apparently they’ve had a function built into our profile options which has allowed us to post longer content shareable with all our Facebook friends.

Facebook Notes has been available since 2013 and it’s only now that Zuckerberg and his social media army are truly considering revamping the blogging component of their website.
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How to make your press release pop with vigour!

August 5th, 2015 Posted in Advertising, Blogs, Communications, Conferences, Content, Content is King, Customer care, Facebook, Ireland, Irish, Journalism, Media, Media Essentials, Mediaflash, Pitch Perfect, PR, PR Tips, Presentation, Press Release, Training No Comments

MHQYou’ve got an idea for a press release, but you have no idea how to get the world to listen? Well aren’t you lucky, because we have a new Pitch Perfect course coming up on August 25th to teach you how to write a compelling press release.

In light of the upcoming course, we decided it would be great to entice you by giving you a taster of what you might learn on the day!
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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, 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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