Arts Council New Media Conference

It’s embarassing from a blog output point of view that the last two entries here now refer to conferences I have attended or watched. Thankfully, New Year resolutions are close to hand.

What motivated me to catch a 5.45am train from Sligo and attend the arts council conference? Of course the main one was to see how the creative community in Ireland is dealing with the online world, and the other was just to have an interesting day with non-geeks; everyone needs to get perspective.

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Irish Political Blogging Conference on Ustream.TV


I was unable to attend the blogging conference in Dublin on saturday, organised by the European Commission. With a lot of foresight, Philippe and Cian ensured that people like myself could view proceedings by streaming most of the event with Ustream.TV;

Well done guys – the presentations I saw were good; I thought the workshop with Harry, Damien, Richard and Joe was excellent – it’s a shame that it was so short.

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Don’t Stop me now – I’m having such a good time…

Ah yes. Most mortals will agree that the NRA radio and TV campaign for the M50 becoming barrier free was irritating. I’m not sure what got to me most – the cover version of the Queen hit from the 1970’s, or the pseudo “where oh where is shadow” sharp-and-pointy-type-characters from the Bear in the Blue House.

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Mobile Marketing, Web Development, Web Consultancy, Widget Marketing – It’s been a busy few months

We’ve been deep in client projects over the past few months, so here’s a quick rundown on some of the things we have been up to.

Mobile Marketing : Online solution for a retail customer to enable them to easily communicate with their customers via an opt-in text messages for products and services. Features included message personalisation, campaign maintenance and delivery statistics. We’re really pleased with this work.

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Getting old mobile Phones for SMS marketing Project – difficult

We’re currently working on a web development project that will allow a customer to run a highly targeted SMS marketing campaign.

Thing is, we’re trying to gather some old, SIM free mobile phones together to do some serious testing. Those we have asked, have pretty much already donated their old models to the the very worthy Jack and Jill Childrens Foundation.

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Side Project #2 – Monitoring New Planning Applications

A couple of weeks back, I outlined our interest in Electric Mill to public data projects , and an initial example of how A&E attendance figures could be presented. This is a good example of the data being available, but delivered in such a way as to make it kind of hard to get at.

So cue Side Project #2. If you live in Ireland, chances are you are either interested/intrigued/repulsed by house prices. This national obsession with home ownership is well recognised.

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