Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Every year, on St Patrick’s Day, the whole world seems to get a little bit greener. The global roll call of locations taking part in the festivities grows ever longer, as St Patrick’s celebratory events take place from Shanghai to Sydney and even in Scottish fields. In this interview with Niall Gibbons of Tourism Ireland, I look at how the business of fun is so successfully managed in Ireland and what tourism means to Irish business.

Last year, Fred Caballero, one of the founders here at Bloggertone put together a post about the 10 reasons to join Bloggertone in 2011. Keeping with tradition, I thought I’d examine the reasons why you should now consider joining Bloggertone in 2012.

I am firm believer that the only social media strategies worth considering – are those that will yield a measurable business return. While fans, followers and other social analytics can be part of this process, they should never the end game.

Recently I chatted to Adriaan Bartels of The Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore about their Twitter Tactics – the way he believes it works well and the power it has, plus he gives some excellent advice on using Twitter

2010 was also the year Frank Hannigan became Executive Chairman of Goshido, an Irish Software Start Up company. Frank single-handedly used LinkedIn in order to raise $230,000. This all happened in eight days.

Recently, I’ve been lucky to be invited to help and support two wonderfully innovative Irish tourism social media campaigns, run by some great people and that achieved outstanding results.

‘What Makes Videos Go Viral?’ I really enjoyed this Social Media Examiner interview with Scott Stratten, author of the book Un-Marketing.

In the run up to St Patrick’s Day, I have been working with fellow social media volunteers and we have come up with a Shamrock Urself! – a Facebook specific application that enables people to add a Shamrock Stamp to their profile picture.

How have you been finding the new changes to Facebook pages? Amanda Webb from takes you on a great video tour.

Let’s start my stating the MASSIVELY obvious! The people (And I don’t just mean the politicians here) who run this little country neither have the smarts nor the energy to do just that. They are a lost cause! We don’t need a revolution, but we do need revolutionary change. Anything else won’t get the job done?