JSB Talks Digital To The Irish Government’s Chief Digital Advisor

Joanne Sweeney Burke interviews Stephen Brennan

JSB Talks Digital is a weekly podcast show hosted by social media author, strategist, consultant, speaker and trainer Joanne Sweeney-Burke. Each Friday Joanne shares her digital marketing and social media insights from her work as CEO of Digital Training Institute.

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In this episode

  • Snapchat Spectacles are here!
  • Instagram updates Stories with new features
  • Facebook rolls out sponsored messages in Messenger
  • I interview Dr. Stephen Brennan, Chief Digital Advisor to the Irish Government
  • Shoutouts to three social media friends who are creating excellent content
  • JSB’s column – The power of digital storytelling and JSB’s top tips; and
  • Find out what tool saved my working week


Useful links from this episode 

JSB and Marie Clare Byard


Interview of the Week

This week I was at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin attending Ireland’s largest healthcare conference which took place over two days. The event brings together Irish and international healthcare professionals, HSE staff, industry and other experts. The theme of this year’s Conference & Symposium organised by the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland was: The Digital Patient: Empowerment through Technology.

I had the opportunity to present on Day 1 on Social Media Policy for Healthcare Professionals while on day 2 I chaired a panel discussion on: Empowering the Digital Patient.

Joining me on that panel was Dr. Stephen Brennan, Chief Digital Advisor to the Irish Government. Stephen is also founder and CEO of the healthcare informatics company Centuri Analytics.


JSB’s Featured Column:

I consider myself as a professional storyteller and in fact the bio on my personal blog joannesweeneyburke.ie goes a bit further:

I’m a storyteller, hence the personal blog. Tales, yarns, epic monologues, musings, conversations, anecdotes, scoops and narratives, you’ll find all sorts of stories here.

Many people are afraid to open up online, worried about what people might think, comment or even what reaction button they might hit on Facebook. But the reality is, as the Internet grows to goliath-size, we have no choice but bring personal and personality into our digital storytelling.

So let me share 7 top digital storytelling tips with you that can work for brands and individuals and I encourage you to give it a try!


The social media tool that saved my working week is… Rival IQ

Do you know how you are performing against your competitors or if your social media is actually working?

Well this week I took a trial of Rival IQ before I discuss a possible monthly subscription.


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I’d love to know what you think about this episode. So please get in touch by commenting below or tweet me @tweetsbyJSB or send me a snap to jsbsnaps.

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I would like to thank Eoghan Murphy aka The Galway Gamer for producing my podcast series and to Flirt FM on the campus of NUI, Galway where I am based for the use of their studio.

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