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Irish Entrepreneur Frank Hannigan Talks To Bloggertone TV

Bloggertone TV kicks 2012 off in style……Meet the great Frank Hannigan. One of Ireland’s favourite entrepreneurs!

If you are thinking “Frank Hannigan”, that name rings a bell. Frank has been featured here on Bloggertone before in an a great article written by Elaine Rogers.

Frank began his career 25 years ago in the media world. He has worked for Newspapers, Radio, Magazines and when the Internet took off, he moved into the online space. In recent years, Frank has become a founder and investor in some of the most exciting start-ups in Ireland including:

  • GoshidoSoftware that helps teams to execute projects.
  • RigBag – A global online community for action sports athletes and businesses, which provides a platform to buy, sell, share information, and socialise.
  • Scurri.comEasy and affordable shipping for customers.
  • Razor Communications – A media production company based in Belgrade in Serbia that works with top  Advertising, PR and web agencies in the UK and Ireland.
  • Tenego Partnering – A company that helps drive sales for high growth technology companies in international markets through partnering.
  • He has also worked as a consultant to IT companies in Taiwan, Albania, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Serbia and Montenegro.

WARNING: You may see LinkedIn in a new light after this interview.

Frank is a real people person who really knows how to communicate both on and off line. In this interview, Frank shares how he managed to raise over $200,000 for Goshido using his LinkedIn contacts.

And guess what? He is at it again with one of his latest ventures RigBag, a new platform for Extreme Sports.

He talks about the importance of playing to your strengths in business, managing more than one company at a time, managing expectations, organisation skills and listening out for opportunities for the companies he is working with.

So what are you waiting for? Click play now and leave us a comment when you have finished watching.

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Greg is a Social Media trainer and workshop facilitator with the Digital Marketing Institute. He has also delivered lectures and short courses for leading organisations including SureSkills, and The Michael Smurfit Business School. Greg also works with the Ahain Group as a Social Business Consultant. He believes that in order to make social media work for your business you must have a clear business goal, a clearly defined strategy and make sure that everything you do is measureable. Specialities include: Social Media Training | Personal Branding |Social Business Consultancy | Social Strategy Workshops | Interview Techniques | Psychometric Profiling | LinkedIn Training | Facebook Training | Twitter Training | Blogging | Online Video and You Tube Training | Emerging Social Media (Pinterest, Foursquare, Instagram, Google+ etc.) More information at: and

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  • Great interview, Greg! Frank is a bit of a hero of mine, need I say any more? 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Glad you enjoyed it Niall. After the interview he has fast become a bit of a hero of mine also.

  • Anonymous

    What a great interview!  “The consumer is in charge” in social media.  So true.

    – Anita

  • Anonymous

    Glad you enjoyed Frank’s words of wisdom Anita.

  • Great interview Frank. It really shows the power of social media and developing trust.

  • Enjoyed the interview Greg & Frank, look forward to following your future successes 🙂

  • Thanks Niall. I thought Margaret would be an interesting interview but it went way beyond that – such a great success story

  • Margaret

    Thanks for the lovely comment Niall 🙂

  • Great interview Sian. As a stay at home mum I can relate very much to how Margaret felt at the beginning. Its an inspiring story to read. 

  • Another wonderfully articulated interview Sian!
    Margaret is definitely one to “watch” and best of all, if anyone can identify with her story, she is literally a tweet away @umnumnumm:twitter and so generous with her time, as any good business person would be. Well done girls!

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    Author rank will be the game changer for the average writer, content authors, bloggers that produces high quality content. Here are some blog posts about Author rank everyone should read: – A comprehensive guide about Author Rank – Steps on How to prepare for the Author Rank – A great visualization about Author rank

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  • Hi Niall!
    This topic seems to be all the rage these days and rightly so. Thanks for the overview and for leading us through this simple but important process of claiming our content on the Web.

  • Martin Lindeskog

    Niall: Thanks for explaining the autorank in a simple way. When do you think that Google will do this automatically? We are more and more drawn into Google’s ecosystem. 😉 Have you heard that Bing and Klout are joining forces? It will be an interesting battle to watch! 😉

  • Me too, I think it could be very interesting indeed!

  • Good question Martin, I’m not sure that they really can without the content creators involvement somewhere along the way. If Google really want to, this now offers them an option to make G+ much more important. I’m not sure with Klout, while I like what they are trying to do, it remains limited in my opinion.

  • Thanks Heather, glad you liked and I hoping you are keeping well!

  • Thanks for the links, Nikko! I’ll be sure to check them out.

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  • Thanks Anton!

  • My pleasure, Connor!

  • Niall
    I have postponed G+ thus far as it was an echo chamber for so long. Now though, you’ve given me a reason to go there, so I will!
    Thanks Niall
    ~ Helen

  • Good stuff, delighted I could influence your social media journey 🙂

  • So, Niall, how does Author Rank compare to Bing’s tag feature? I did a post on that recently, but it seems to be more of a social feature since it’s tied to Facebook membership. As for claiming the enormous amount of content I’ve got out there through Author Rank, it’s definitely on the agenda!

  • I think Bing’s tag feature is more to do with social search than SEO. Thanks for reading, Shawn.

  • Niall – great tutorial. Before today, had not even heard of Author Rank. Thanks for the tips.

  • Sure Steve, of course you can!

  • Thanks Bengii.

  • My pleasure, Warren!

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  • How about TYB beer? 😉 In Sweden a TV-serie got a beer, The Sunny Side (non-alcoholic or low % alcohol).

  • Steven Scheck

    Hi Belinda! Don’t think that the facility will be free of cost, but I think it will be highly beneficial for internet users all over.

  • Steven Scheck

    Indeed it s going to be a revolution in internet use. Hope this time it gets a positive response from critics all over.

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    Thanks for liking the post. Hope Google provides the facility in remote areas as well.

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    Google has always been smart in pricing its products, so that at the end of the day there are happy customers.

  • William: Do you need to create a special account, or is it in the same account that you already have? Could you give examples of companies that have used the custom timeline?

  • Interesting article. The most critical thing is not to ignore your users and always keep an eye on them. It is important to pay attention to their inquiries and watch their behaviors to act accordingly.

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