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MC @ 3XE Search Conference

Next Wed, 23 Oct. I’ll be MC’ing the best Search Conference to take place in Dublin City. Will you be there?

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MICE Meets Vegas

We were delighted recently when our work for Failte Ireland’s Meet in Ireland team was ranked #1 on a highly prized business tourism scoreboard.

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Save Time Learning From YouTube

For many of us, YouTube is a place to go for learning. But how many times have you faced videos of 10 mins + and you want to get through it already?Here’s a great tip on how to speed up YouTube videos so you can still get the knowledge, but in super quick time.

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LinkedIn Course Results

Thanks to Kate Casey from Teleplan for sharing her results on LinkedIn. Kate took the LinkedIn course during the summer and already is reaping rewards.

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Magic of Twitter Lists

What you need to know: how to set them up. Use cases for B2B Marketers and Event Promoters. Plus power user info on how to curate them.

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Managing Negative Reviews

The right way to respond to negative reviews, and how to turn a negative review into an opportunity to save the day!

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Avoiding a WordPress Hack

Do you have a WordPress site for your business? Is it up to date? If not, keep reading to find out how to avoid a WordPress hack, saving time and money.

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Why Reviews Matter

Read on to learn how one tiny Croatian business is killing it on TripAdvisor by automating the process for seeking and getting reviews!

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Is FaceApp Safe?

Have you ever wondered what you’ll look like in 20 or 30 years? There’s a meme going around of ageing gracefully. It’s powered by an app called FaceApp. But is it safe? Will your face appear in stock photography sites, or worse… on porn?

Instagram Scheduling Apps

Why use an Instagram scheduling app? You’re using Instagram and finding it’s driving good engagement. Now you’re ready to step up your game and start

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LinkedIn Captioning Tools

We road tested 4 apps for adding captions to video – plus 1 bonus one! Find out which one is best. ????

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Top 50 Marketers 2019

I’m delighted to be included in the Top 50 Irish Marketers list again.  Thanks to Design Wizard for including me again. ???? Related Posts

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Checklist For Quick SEO Audit

Items covered by Brightspark in technical SEO audits: internal links, title tags, images data, redirects, broken links, site speed, inbound links.

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Bringing It Home: #LocalElections2019

Part 3. Last in the series on how to use Social Media to win #LocalElection. Ask for the vote. Ask me Anything. How to deal with negative feedback.

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Reclaim Facebook Business Manager Ownership

How to reclaim Facebook business manager ownership of your Facebook Page. What to do today if your agency has claimed ownership of your Page.
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How To Use Social Media To Win Local Election

In the run up to #LocalElections2019 I’m sharing what I know on how to win using a successful social media campaign. Beginning with platform choice, get your assets in order, and make video.

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Facebook News Feed Is Dead

Here’s a great article on what’s happening at Facebook and the implications for Social Media Marketing.

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WhatsApp Business Guide

If there’s one thing for certain, it’s that we’ll see business jump on board with WhatsApp in 2019. Ads are coming. Your business needs to be there.  It’s kind of like 2007 and Facebook Marketing. If you missed out on that bonanza, be sure not to do that again!

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Facebook Messenger Marketing Guide

Be one of the first businesses to take advantage of Facebook Messenger Marketing! Of the 70 million businesses on Facebook, less than 1% are using this new tool. All about Messenger bots and subscription messaging.

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