Win tickets to #Bloom – a blooming heaven for Foodies and Greenies!

Win a pair of tickets to this year’s Bloom Festival brought to you by Bord Bia.

To enter, just tell us your favourite colour and use the hashtag #connectorbloom in your answer on our Blog, or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Thanks to our client Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, for sharing this great prize with us. Bord Bia’s Bloom, Ireland’s Largest Gardening, Food & Family Event, will be taking place in the Phoenix Park Dublin over the June bank holiday weekend, from Thursday 28th May until Monday 1st June.

Bloom 2014 showcased 30 exquisite show gardens, from the very best of Ireland’s landscape gardeners and designers as well as over 120 Irish food producers.

Visitors planning to attend the show in 2015 can expect a host of other features, including the Floral & Nursery Pavilion, advice and demonstrations on the techniques required to achieve a perfect floral display at home, a fantastic new Plant Village live entertainment at the Picnic Area and an Irish Craft Village.

The Children’s Zone, Budding Bloomers, will have a vibrant mixture of features to keep children entertained and active where they are encouraged to play, learn and grow!

Kids attend Bloom for free!

For more information click here


SocialMedia.ie contributes to the Understanding Social Media book.

Conor Lynch and Ivan Adriel from SocialMedia.ie and Connnector.ie were proud contributors to the new book called “Understanding Social Media”. They attended the London launch party and had a great night as guest of the author Damian Ryan and the publishers.

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Understanding Social Media is the essential guide to social media for students and professionals alike. Drawing on the experience, advice and tips from dozens of digital marketers and social media superstars, it is an extensive crowd-sourced guide to social media platforms.

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Illustrated throughout with case studies from both successful and failed campaigns, Understanding Social Media democratizes knowledge of social media and promotes best practice, answering questions such as ‘How do you create a compelling social media campaign?’, ‘How do you build and engage with an audience?’ and ‘Where is the line between online PR and social media drawn?’ It is the most comprehensive and practical reference guide to social media available.

To buy the book go to www.koganpage.com/usm which are currently offering a 20% discount (cheaper than Amazon!) with code MKTUSML.


Connector.ie and SocialMedia.ie partner the Smart Business Show

We are excited to announce that SocialMedia.ie will be joining the Smart Business Show in the RDS, Dublin on the 22 & 23 of April to help visitors understand how they can engage better with current and potential customers. We are delighted to be able to offer our customers and wider network the opportunity to attend the show through our discount.

You might like to check out and enter the €15,000 Competition and have the chance to have SocialMedia.ie work on your business.

The show is a B2B exhibition and networking event which will bring together 5,000 visitors and over 150 exhibitors. You will be able to hear from Keynote speakers, take part in workshops with many show and also gain insight into relevant areas of business through the many short sharp Talkzones. There are also a multitude of other features such as the Digital Engagement Zone, the Growth Zone, our own Innovation Zone and the Export Pavilion.

You can learn more about the show at www.smartbusinessshow.com.

If you want more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Email: team@socialmedia.ie
Phone: +353 1 906 0006 and ask for Conor
Address: 10 Thomas Street, The Digital Hub, Dublin 8, Ireland

Pixels and Palates

Irish Food bloggers have big appetite for ‘Pixels & Palates’ #cooksacademy10

On December 1st, Cooks Academy celebrated their 10th birthday with the ‘Pixels and Palates’ Event. It was an interactive foodie evening with lots of spot prizes and goodie bags. From digital experts and experienced cooks, to the delicious recipes and friendly environment, the event was a great success!

The night kicked off at 6:30pm and was attended by many food writers and experienced bloggers. The guests were greeted with delicious recipes from Cooks Academy and were then able to learn more about how to boost their digital marketing using top tips from our SocialMedia.ie founder, Conor Lynch.

There were competitions like the Molecular Gastronomy Challenge where braver guests tried to guess which flavour corresponded to which colour, which proved to be great fun for all involved!

Glenisk, Nob and Pyrex offered some awesome giveaways throughout the night, including goodie tote bags, delicious dairy-free ice creams and useful pyrex cookware. Unique prizes were also given, including a 4 week certificate course worth 2,950, a full day pass to use our Sony Mobile Pop-Up Photo Studio, a Digital Audit from SocialMedia.ie and more.

Thanks to all who attended the celebration. It was an awesome informative night!

Please, follow @cooksacademy and #cooksacademy10 on Twitter and Instagram to keep posted for more events!


Written by: Juliana Pereira


Pixels and Palates Cook Academy 10

Pixels & Palates Event at Cooks Academy

Cooks Academy is celebrating their 10th birthday party.

If you are a food writer or food blogger and are interested in celebrating with us please send us an email to team@connector.ie with the subject Pixels & Palates Event.

This event will take place on Monday 1st of December at 6.30pm on 19 South William Street, Dublin 2

You’ll have the opportunity to win these amazing prizes, enjoy an evening of mingling, great conversation and digital discovery. Food & drinks are on us so come and meet fellow bloggers, food writers and digital gurus.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cooks Academy for their birthday party!

Please follow @cooksacademy and #cooksacademy10 on Twitter and Instagram

Instagram Masterclass

SocialMedia.ie Launches New Instagram Masterclass

Instagram is a tremendously powerful platform and it’s your duty to leverage it for your business. User engagement levels are 15 times higher than Facebook, and over 75% of leading brands are already present on the platform.

It’s key that you get involved, start with a good foundation, create meaningful interactions with your community, and fine-tune your message to improve your brand’s visibility.

Here’s your chance to learn a lot more.

SocialMedia.ie is offering you a course in the coming new year 2015 with some amazing material that will definitely help your business succeed. If you’re interested then drop us a line at team@connector.ie.

The course is also deliver by @daxon on Instagram,  and @daxon on Twitter.



Meath Enterprise Week Business Showcase 2014

Location : Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim

Starts : 20 November 2014 12.30 – 8pm

Conor from Connector is delighted to be on the steering committee for the Meath Enterprise Week.  He has tried to help with the digital marketing and his connections in digital Dublin.  He looks forward to meeting lots of people at the event at the Connector & SocialMedia.ie stands.


Meath Enterprise Week will conclude with a Business Showcase / Conference (50-60 Showcase Stands / 400 Seater Conference) taking place in the Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim on the 20th November from 12.30pm to 8pm with Food, Digital and Women in Business as the 3 main themes.

The Business Showcase will be attended by the main state agencies and business support groups as well as company’s currently leading the way in the Food & Digital sectors. The Business Conference will welcome some exceptional and inspirational speakers to Meath both in person and via live video feed and this will be followed by a panel discussion that will be open to the floor.

Meath Enterprise Week 2014 will also consist of a series of enterprise talks, seminars, workshops, free advice clinics, demonstrations and training courses taking place in various locations throughout Meath (Navan, Kells, Trim, Ashbourne) over the course of the 3 days.

For more information or to register your interest in attending the Business Showcase / Conference click here.


Other Meath Enterprise Week events –

Ashbourne Libraries, Schools, Hotels, AIB

Trim Libraries, Schools, Hotels, AIB

Kells – Enterprise Centre, Libraries, Schools, Hotel, AIB

Navan Enterprise Centre, Libraries, Schools, Hotels, Solstice Arts Centre, AIB


Twitter – https://twitter.com/meathenterprise

Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/meathenterprise

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/user/MeathEnterprise

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MeathEnterpriseCentreNavan




Connector at the Dublin Web Summit 2014

So this is Dublin Web Summit week with Dublin being the centre of the technology world from Tuesday – Thursday. For the list of speakers click here http://websummit.net/speakers

Conor is delighted to continue his run of having been at all Dublin Web Summits since the start. Previously he has presented and helped shortlist the Spark of Genius competition entries.

However this time around he is one of the MCs at the Startup Stage on Tuesday if you want to go and say hi –

Pitching Stage 2, RDS Main Hall/ Town – Time – 10-11
Pitching Stage 3, RDS Main Hall/ Town – Time – 12-1

Thanks to the Web Summit team for the invitation to participate. Good luck to Paddy, David, Daire, Brian, Carolyn and all the team in their BIG week!

Thanks also to The Digital Hub for the ticket for our team. We are going to talk to as many people as possible and build up our global network for our business and our neighbours in The Digital Hub. Click here http://www.app.connector.ie/ to learn more about our new Connector MatchMaker app.

Please get in touch for a chat and you can reach us best on Twitter @connector360 or phone Conor on +353 86 811 8833


Win a Sony Xperia Z3 with the #XperiaChallenge photo competition

Connector is proud to announce our newest Sony Mobile Ireland campaign which features a collaboration with Picture This Dublin: We ask you to welcome the #XperiaChallenge Photo Competition

As we all know Picture This Dublin is more than “just pictures”.They want to show everyone the hidden gems in the nooks and crannies of Dublin to present you a ton of ways to #EnjoyYourCity! And just like Timi and his team, Sony Mobile believes you have to LIVE the city to really enjoy it: Meet your barista, shop local, become a regular, look around and step outside of your comfort zon there’s so much more than meets the eye!

Capture your unforgettable Ireland moments and take part in our great #XperiaChallenge photo competition. Try and win a brand new Sony Xperia Z3, a premium smartphone with high end Cyber-shot and Handycam technologies – because your Ireland moments deserve unparallel greatness. Do not worry about bad lighting conditions, movement or even under water shots anymore – the Z3 will have you covered! Of course we won’t forget about the other two on the winner’s podium, they will be gifted with a Sony Smartwatch 2 for the 2nd and a Sony Smartband 1 for the 3rd place.

The #XperiaChallenge will gift you the opportunity to unleash your creativity and offers a prize that makes sure all your further captured moments are as vivid as real life!

Sounds amazing? We agree! Here is what you have to do:

  • Follow @Sonyxperiaie and @picturethisdublin on Instagram
  • Take your favorite Ireland picture
  • Add the hashtag #XperiaChallenge into the description
  • Get all your your friends to like the picture
  • The winner gets a Sony Mobile Z3

The competition runs until 9th of November 2014. The pictures with the most likes will make it into the Top 20 and will be judged by the Sony Mobile team of judges. The winner will be announced on the Picture This Dublin blog.

Don’t miss out on our great #XperiaChallenge photo competition! We are all excited to see Ireland through your eyes! :-)



Picture This Dublin is delighted to help you #EnjoyYourCity with the #XperiaChallenge photo competition in collaboration with Sony Mobile Ireland.
The #XperiaChallenge photo competition runs from 15.10.2014 – 09.11.2014. One grand prizewinner will win a brand new Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone with Cyber-shot and Handycam technologies. Second prize will be a Sony Smartwatch 2 and third prize a Sony Smartband 1.

We look forward to seeing your photographic talents in action and rewarding one of you with an amazing prize from Sony Mobile!

One grand prizewinner will win a Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone. Any individual who participates during the competition’s period is eligible to win a prize; The grand prizewinner will be chosen from the Sony Mobile team of judges.
Daily contest entries will be accepted each day from 15.10.2014 – 09.11.2014. All entries must be posted AND submitted by 13:00 p.m. GMT on the last day.
-Follow @Sonyxperiaie and @picturethisdublin on Instagram
-Take your favorite Ireland picture
-Add the hashtag #XperiaChallenge into the description
-Ask your your friends to like your picture
-Photos will be judged based on overall creativity and quality.
-Photos chosen must be taken in Ireland.
-Photos must be taken by yourself.
Picture This Dublin as well as Sony Mobile Ireland will announce the grand prizewinner on 13.11.2014 on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
All winners must claim their prize within 48 hours by emailing team@connector.ie.
In addition to being featured on Sony Mobile Ireland’s and Picture This Dublin’s social media accounts, selected photos, including all winning images, may be featured on the according websites and other social media platforms.
The contest is open to any person currently resident in Ireland. Contestants must still be in the country to be able to collect/receive their prize.
Eligible photos must agree to Instagram terms of use.
These content standards apply to any and all User Contributions. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:
Contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.
Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use and Sony Mobile Ireland’s or Picture This Dublin’s Privacy Policy.
Be likely to deceive any person.
Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act.
Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising.
If you believe that any User Contributions violate your copyright, please send us a notice of copyright infringement and proof.
By submitting photos to the #XperiaChallenge photo competition, contestants are giving permission for Sony Mobile Ireland and Picture This Dublin to use photos on their websites and social media channels.
Please direct contest questions to team@connector.ie with the subject ‘Question re. #XperiaChallenge’ or call +353 1 906 0006.