26 May

Experimental ideas – The future of Retail

As featured on connector360, our little sister website, we will now bring you a collection of innovative ideas from retail industry.

To receive our full list of retail case studies, please email team@socialmedia.ie

1.  Avenue Imperial created a digital retail experience which makes you feel like you are shopping in a store while you are browsing on your computer.

2. Technology helps to improve customer service in many ways – the interaction between iBeacon and Google Glass could be the future of retail and may change customer shopping experience forever.

3. Thanks to this Pizza Hut digital table you will be able to create your personal pizza like a real chef!  You will never be bored while waiting for your meal again.

4. Are you confused when buying clothes as there is so much choice? C&A helps solve this problem with its Facebook “Likes” campaign.

For more stories like this, please follow us on Twitter @socialmedia_ie

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26 May

Dos & Don’ts of Social Media

You want to use Social Media for your business?

As we are very generous, we are sharing some Dos & Don’ts for your Social Media strategy on different networks.

Dos & Don'ts of Social Media

For more infographics like this, follow us on @socialmedia_ie

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23 May

SocialMedia.ie seeks experienced freelance #WordPress developer

WordPress web designer & developer required to develop WordPress websites on a freelance basis for SocialMedia.ie, a Dublin 8 based company.

Proficiency is required in WordPress, HTML, CSS, plugins for LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other social media integration. Excellent business English communication skills is a must.

SocialMedia.ie is a specialist social media marketing agency with services including consulting, training and digital content creation. We have worked with an impressive list of clients including start-ups, SME and large organisations from Ireland & the UK. We also have a sister business, connector.ie

Please email team@socialmedia.ie with your commercial portfolio.

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20 May

iBeacon revolutionises the fashion retail world

iBeacon is a new technology created by Apple that is intended to replace the old Near Field Communication (NFC) system. NFC is used to exchange data between two mobile devices without contact. NFC allows your smartphone to act as a credit card, loyalty card and more besides.

iBeacon is a new improvement of this technology. It enables users to make payments without any network connection. The good news is that iBeacon comes with all devices that operate iOS 7.

iBeacon allows companies to push offers and promotions straight to the consumer (providing they have downloaded the company’s app first).
This opens the way to loads of innovation in digital marketing and has already been adopted by many companies.

Macy’s the famous US department store has been using iBeacons to alert customers of current special offers when they enter the store.

American Eagle Outfitters also uses iBeacon technology to send customers a welcome message as they enter the store and inform them of location specific rewards.

iBeacons may be the solution for retailers to finally bring the online offline.

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12 May

2014 Social Media Awards – Sony Mobile campaign nomination

As featured on connector360, our little sister website. We are delighted to have been shortlisted for an experimental marketing award at the 2014 Social Media Awards.

Our work with Instagram for Sony Mobile at the St. Patrick’s Day festival will hopefully will pick up an award in June!

Awards sony

Please see all nominations on Social Media Awards

For more stories follow us on @connector360

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08 November

Engaging Nonprofit Volunteers through Social Media

Volunteer Ireland are hosting the National Volunteer Management Conference today so naturally our interest spiked when they asked a member of our team to give a workshop on engaging volunteers through social media. We jumped at the chance, as here at connector360 we have a special place in our heart for nonprofit organizations and the great work they do.

Our whiz kid project manager Sarah was chosen for the task due to her background working with The Irish Cancer Society. She got the head down and immersed herself in research on how nonprofits use social channels successfully. What did she find? They are pretty darn good at it!

She packaged up her findings into a lovely presentation which you can find on Slideshare below:

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Some of the major insights she uncovered was the volunteers today are young, they’re generous and they are your online influencers. They share, share and keep on sharing the good work of the organizations they are involved with.
So, connector360 is sending a call out to all young people out there to get involved with a charity that is close to their heart. There’s no comparison to how rewarding the work is but more importantly you are helping others.

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24 October

connector360 – Clients & Projects Continue to Grow

connector360, creative agency and sister company to SocialMedia.ie, continue to grow their portfolio with the addition of clients such as Pair Mobile, Flogas, Ridge Consulting and Martino’s Trattoria as well as ongoing work with Eurocycles and Euro Baby, Griffith College and CIS Ireland.

connector360 Case Studies

Pair Mobile - Smartphone covers and accessories: View Study

Allianz GAA – Sponsorship of GAA: View Study

Griffith College Dublin: View Study

Eurotrek Group – Eurocycles & Euro Baby Stores: View Study

Flogas – Natural gas providers in Ireland & the UK: View Study

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15 October

Introducing connector360 Creative Agency

Welcome to a very special post about Connector360.net. The new flagship and sister company to both Socialmedia.ie and Boss Metrics.

SocialMedia.ie will continue to execute award winning social media campaigns and to educate companies on the benefits of using social channels, evolving into the social media branch of Connector360. The research and analytics company Boss Metrics is now the exclusive data provider for Connector360 and will continue to deliver to customers, opportunities for growth while also exposing any weaknesses currently being exploited by competitors. The findings streamlined into Competitor and Digital Listening reports that deliver a measureable ROI.

Connector360.net marked the brands launch on the 19th of September with a momentous Instagram Party. The night’s endeavour’s included the Connector360 Instagrammys, Prinstagram, Gallery Show, and even an Interactive Wall not to mention food and drinks. The launch event was true to our motto; Online + Offline = Bottom Line as guests participated in the proceedings in real time through Instagram. Their engagement instantly visible across social platforms and in real time on the interactive wall or in the hard copy prints available to take home as souvenirs.

The gallery show included images by several of Dublin’s most influential bloggers and Iggers that lead to endless media impressions being broadcast throughout the WWW. The connector360 Facebook page included over 250 confirmed guests. The launch night featured in several online and offline publications including the Irish Times and was heralded as a huge success by the media because the pioneering event was one of the first Instagram parties to be hosted in Ireland.

Connector 360 is a full service-marketing agency with award winning expertise that connects digital, mobile and social media marketing with offline marketing. Our services include everything from Strategy to Media & Promotions. Visit our website; connector360.net for a full list of the services we provide. There you can also view projects and case studies we have worked on and download Free informative E-books that will help to get you started on the road to marketing bliss.

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20 August

Digital Marketing Specialist career opportunity at leading Irish retailer

Our client is one of Ireland’s largest retailers of bicycles, with stores in Ireland and a large, growing online business.

They are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Digital Marketing Specialist to help develop and execute the digital and social marketing activity of the Group.  Key focus of this role will be to ensure all digital marketing and social media business development aspects are appropriately integrated into our overall activity, ensuring all activity is aligned with the business objectives of the Group.  The successful candidate will work as part of a young and dynamic team.

Salary: DOE

Desired Skills & Experience

  • A Level 8 Degree in a relative field is a requirement.
  • A flair for communications, both traditional and digital, with previous working experience creating PR campaigns.
  • Previous working experience managing Social Media channels and a practical knowledge of HTML and CSS skills.
  • Highly creative, inspiring, hard worker, great team player with the ability to work independently.
  • Passion for digital communications and knowledge of current digital trends.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent written English skills and strong organisational skills.
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines, thrive in a very fast paced environment and demonstrate high levels of flexibility.
  • Must have a strong knowledge of Digital Marketing and SEO.
  • Excellent relationship management and communications skills.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (ie: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Experience/Knowledge of tracking and recording results of digital marketing efforts.

Please send your CV and cover letter to team [@] socialmedia.ie

 

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16 August

Digital Marketing Ninja wanted to gain experience with award winning team

Following the roaring success of our recent Digital Marketing Ninja recruitment, we are throwing open our dojo doors again!  We are looking for a full-time or part-time Digital Marketing Ninja to join the team immediately.  This mission would suit a fanatic in the arts of digital and social media marketing.  By joining our elite team you will gain industry experience with one of Ireland’s top digital specialists who offer a range of Digital, Social & Mobile services.

The Job
After your initiation to our brotherhood of ninja, you will work on internal projects and client work in the area of digital, social and mobile marketing.  You will gain invaluable experience with website content management, blogging, community management, digital video, email marketing, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, mobile media and much more!  The student shall soon become the master…

The Ideal Candidate
Ideally you will already have the following -
Business degree, Communications degree, New media
Some experience in digital marketing and social media
Good Presentation Skills
Excellent writing and editing skills in English
A strong knowledge of Digital Marketing Metrics and Analysis is a plus
Martial arts skills not required (for now…)

About Us
SocialMedia.ie is a specialist Irish social media marketing business established in 2010.  We provide a full range of services including digital strategy, digital training; marketing campaigns; blog and website design; and digital content development including video and Facebook Apps.
Our clients include numerous local start-ups, SMEs and international businesses particularly in B2B social media.  We are also training partners to NUI Maynooth, Digital Marketing Institute and Dublin City Enterprise Board.

The Offer
This is a full time / part time junior position with considerable training.  We are looking at a 2-3 month trial period before we promote the person to a full time salaried position.  Commission on sales is available immediately if you can help us win new business.

People eligible for JobBridge can apply through this program and should the candidate prove successful after the the 2-3 month period a full time salaried position will be offered.

Digital Marketing Ninja Application Process

After everyone’s CV has been submitted the most fun and creative candidates will be invited to assemble at our digital dojo to take part in a SocialMedia.ie Masterclass for 2-3 hours.  Once our Digital Marketing Sensei completes your training the fun begins and may the odds be in your favour, Daniel-san (or Danielle-san).

Candidates will be divided into small teams and be given a brief designing a proposal for a non-profit organisation.  This development will be guided by one of our social media ninjas that will provide all the information that you need to accomplish your mission.  The Digital Marketing Sensei will select the candidate best suited to the position.  And for those who are not successful this time, hopefully you will have developed some great new projects and skills for your portfolio.  As wise men say, “with many little strokes a large tree is felled”. Good luck!

To apply, contact us on team@socialmedia.ie with your CV and details of your availability with Digital Marketing Ninja in the subject line.

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