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Write on Track through to finals of 2012 Social Media Awards

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We are thrilled to have made it through the shortlist to be in the finals of this year’s Social Media Awards, which takes place on 17th May, at the Mansion House, Dublin. 

As Lorna wrote recently:

When you work hard at something and take pride in it, it is wonderful to have it recognised.

If you haven’t already done so, take some time to read Lorna’s post on the benefits of applying for awards in terms of press coverage.

As I spoke about at our recent launch, aiming for an award is a great way to up your blogging game and gives you a goal to focus on. This is a good time to remind you of the upcoming Blog Awards Ireland, nominations for which will be starting next month. Check out this slideshare of my talk which guides you through the process of doing a SWOT analysis of your blog and steps you can take to ensure your blog is nominee ready for any upcoming awards.

Social Media Week 13th-17th February

This week is social media week 13th – 17th February across the globe and you can see all the events that are happening across the world over here.

12 cities are taking part with over 1,000 events planned. Unfortunately for us, Dublin isn’t one of them but this post explains how you can take part virtually and the hashtag is #smw12 by the way.

The schedule of events is here and there’s a handy little app that can be downloaded too.

I think we’ll have to get Dublin onto that list of cities for next year! There are a few events happening this week. Tonight is the launch of the Social Media awards 2012 in Dublin, with the case studies from last year’s winners being released.

Our monthly KLCK bloggers meeting is happening tonight too, in Kavanagh’s pub in Portlaoise. Foodie blogger, writer, mum, ex-restauranteur and wife to chef Ron, Mona Wise will be talking about her success with her Wise Words blog and the upcoming launch of her book later in the year.

What is shaping up to look like a very good conference is the Measurement conference this Wednesday, organised by Damien Mulley. All about measuring online sales and much much more, I’d love to be going but have classes booked. Amanda of Spiderworking will be there and the hashtag is #donedealsocial if you would like to follow along on twitter.

With teenagers preferring social media to television (and some 40 somethings too), it is great to see so many events showcasing the best in social media practice and showing us how to do it all even better.

If you know of any other social media events happening this week in Ireland, do post them in the comments below or on our facebook page.

Opportunity for business start-ups in Ireland

Are you in the early stages of starting your business? Would you like to feature your product on TV? Then this could be just the opportunity for you!

RTE are filming the next series of  The Business with George Lee and are looking for a startup with a visual product who would be willing to discuss their idea/business on TV. They are ideally  seeking an early stage sole trader or small business who have decided that 2012 is the year that they will go out on their own.

If you (or someone you know) are interested, then please email me asap with the following details:

  • Your name and phone number
  • A brief description of your business/product

You must be free to be in the Dublin area on Monday 16th January 2012.

Good luck!

Looking for new ways to improve your business during the recession?

Toto Productions and RTÉ are searching for businesses to take part in a new show fronted by publisher and entrepreneur Norah Casey.

Are you looking for new ways to improve your business during the recession?

Do you want an insight into how others view your company?

Then we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for business owners who really want to get to the heart of how their business operates. Think of it as installing the most effective and dynamic suggestion-box possible.

Contact Ruth Roden  for more information and to apply.