My #Cong15 Blog Post on New Media

  2015 was the fourth year the CongRegation un-conference was held in Cong, County Mayo. Created by Eoin Kennedy, Congregation is a one day ‘un-conference’ style digital media and technology festival. This year the event spanned three days with a mix of business and social gatherings across a number of different locations and venues. Tickets for the event Read more about My #Cong15 Blog Post on New Media[…]

seo or social

SEO or Social? You need to do them both

  I recently started posting on the social media platform Quora. One question that keeps coming up is ‘which is more important for your website, SEO or Social Media?’ The only answer I can give is you need do both… And, ideally at the same time… Along with a few other things.   SEO or Read more about SEO or Social? You need to do them both[…]

no more freebies

What I learned in 2015 #6 No more freebies

Prologue This is a series of blog posts. None of them are particularly earth shattering. However, if someone had sat me down a year ago and gone through them with me I’d be in a different place today. This sixth post is about when commercial reality kicked in and I had to say no more freebies. I started Read more about What I learned in 2015 #6 No more freebies[…]

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What I learned in 2015 #3 How I tackle failure

This is a series of blog posts. None of them are particularly earth shattering. However, if someone had sat me down a year ago and gone through them I’d be in a different place today. This third post is about how I tackle failure (or how to deal with the possibility of failure) and that its OK Read more about What I learned in 2015 #3 How I tackle failure[…]

networking works

What I learned in 2015 #2 Networking works

I started my own business in 2014 with some big ideas and big goals. 2015 helped me realise some of these but I mostly learned a huge amount about being a small business owner. I thought I’d share what I learned in 2015 to help anyone else who has just started out or is considering Read more about What I learned in 2015 #2 Networking works[…]

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What I learned in 2015 #1 Adapt and Overcome

2015 was a great year for me professionally. I started my own business in 2014 with some big ideas and big goals. 2015 helped me realise some of these but I mostly learned a huge amount about being a small business owner. So, I thought I’d share what I learned in 2015 to help anyone Read more about What I learned in 2015 #1 Adapt and Overcome[…]

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Social Media wants you to be ‘Powerful Beyond Measure’

“Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate… “ Social media has undoubtedly made our lives easier and more interesting. For some people it’s a necessity in their daily routine. Before getting out of bed, the device is in hand checking the preferred social feed. For others being online is overwhelming. They can’t get past Read more about Social Media wants you to be ‘Powerful Beyond Measure’[…]

Web design for life – We Are OPEN

  Web design is the first stage in optimization In the six months since I began trading as 4th Level Digital Media I’ve learned more about Digital Marketing than my previous six years watching the space from both near and far. One belief that has been confirmed is the importance of an optimized website. As soon as you Read more about Web design for life – We Are OPEN[…]

SEO: Optimize before you Advertise

I had a great conversation with a client last week. Client X has built a successful business from scratch. It started out as a hobby producing items for friends as presents. Word travelled and as demand grew people began to offer to cover the cost of production. Client X made the jump and left corporate Read more about SEO: Optimize before you Advertise[…]

Have you something to say?

We live in a golden age of communication. Thanks to Social Media channels news and opinion has never been so readily and freely available. I’ve found myself following breaking news stories on Twitter because you get the story as its happening and you can cross reference across a number of media outlets. Having something to say is Read more about Have you something to say?[…]