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Event Update for DigitalFood.ie Launch Event @ Cooks Academy

We are getting excited about the big event next week! As well as the usual networking you would expect at a Connector Event, we will also have an array of digital activities to share with you.

We will be sharing some recent digital marketing projects and shared learnings from the likes of –

– DigitalFood.ie – Food Tech Trends

– Glenisk – Video

– Nature’s Best – Website

– Cooks Academy – Instagram

– #SonyFoodie – Video

– l’Ecrivain – Website

– FoodStyle.ie – Photos

– Foodeo.ie – Video

– TheSnapys.com – Instagram Awards

– Others TBC

Event Details – 6.30 25th June @ Cooks Academy

Address – 19, South William Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Registration Form Here

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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

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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.

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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

 

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Pixels & Palates Event at Cooks Academy

Cooks Academy is celebrating their 10th birthday party.

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

 

Our guests  had the opportunity to win  amazing prizes, enjoy an evening of mingling, great conversation and digital discovery.

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.

 

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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

 

 

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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 –

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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