Nollaig na mBan – A Celebration of Hope for Simon North West

I am delighted to announce that I will be MC at the Nollaig na mBan Luncheon in Kilronan Castle on January 11th hosted by North West Simon. Women’s Little Christmas falls on 6th January which is the Feast of the Epiphany and also the official end to Christmas. More recently charities have used it to celebrate women and across Ireland a range of ladies events for charity will take place. I decided that the theme of my address to ladies in the North West will be HOPE. Homelessness has certainly been one of the big issues of 2014 and the hidden homeless problem

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Building a New Digital Marketing Agency in Ireland in 2014

Top 12 Highlights of Digital Training Institute’s First Year in Business   It’s time to take a look back at our first full year in business and what a busy one it’s been. You’ve embraced us on the digital marketing stage and engaged with us in a number of disciplines including training, speaking, digital strategy, social media concierge, mentoring and monthly digital and Online PR support.  Here’s our top 12 highlights of the year which tell the story of how we began laying the foundations of our Digital Marketing Agency and Training Hub. The Launch & Beyond Following our official launch on 15th November 2013

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Connecting Clare Digitally

From June to October this year Digital Training Institute worked in partnership with Clare Local Development Company to train 125 small business owners and staff and volunteers from the community sector in digital marketing and social media. We developed five courses to suit their client’s training needs comprising: Social Media for Social Enterprise Digital Storytelling & Online PR Social Media Strategy (Beginners) Destination Digital Marketing Digital Marketing Strategy (Beginners) This week we held a mini graduation ceremony to acknowledge their achievements. Congratulations to Kenneth Pender from Clare Music Makers who completed our 5 courses – the only person to do so. Digital

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Where’s the Sportsmanship in Policing Social Media?

Free Speech or Censorship? Which side of the pitch are you on? We all know that the social web has an indelible effect on your digital footprint. But what does this mean in real life, in the offline world? Well this week Sean MacCumhaill’s dual footballer David White found out. In very many cases the social web is a positive place to advance your career by building an impressive online reputation as a thought leader in your area of expertise. For the ‘celebrity’ scene it is dogged with trolls and extensive anti social media behaviour. However, in many other cases,

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