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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Managing a Businesses online reputation – common sense should prevail

We are becoming pretty familiar with bloggers every now and then ripping into businesses that are providing poor customer service and poor customer experience.

I’m talking here about someone that writes a less than complimentary blog post on a product or service; I am not talking about conversations and threads on an online forum, etc.

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There is no such thing as a free lunch.

Listened to a podcast featuring Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine on the IT
Conversations network
last night while out walking.

His talk centred around his motivation and proposed proposed model for giving away his next book for free.

This was a pretty painless 30 minutes for a quick whip around of the notions of free that we are all familiar with, but have not maybe considered for our own businesses.

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