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€20,000 prize fund for Galway’s first Online Marketing Awards

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The not-for-profit organisation, Online Marketing in Galway, will host Galway’s first ever Online Marketing Awards on April 22 at the Town Hall Theatre.

Celebrating the best in digital in Galway city and county, there are five main categories; Best Website, Best Social Media Campaign, Best Email Campaign, Online Marketing Leadership Award and Best Blog.

There are two bonus awards, The People’s Choice Award and one additional award to be announced at a later date. There is currently over €20,000 in the prize fund up for grabs.

The idea for the Awards was initially conceived by City Bin Company’s Oisin Browne, along with OMIG’s founder Maricka Burke Keogh and fellow volunteer Gary Mullin.

The event is sponsored by the Connacht Tribune and The Galway City Enterprise Board and is in aid of the Galway Hospice. Tickets for the event are €5 and can be purchased at www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards. All proceeds go to the Galway Hospice.

A company or individual can register their own business or nominate someone else’s business. Registrations are free and can be accessed on www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards-registration-form/. 

Over 40 businesses have registered in the city over the past few days. Registration closes on March 7 at 5pm.

The prize fund includes:

• Connacht Tribune – €5,000 worth of Advertising (Print/Radio/Online);

• GCCEB – €2,500 Cash Prize+ €1,100 with of mentoring;

• Galway Technology Centre – €2,500 (Virtual/HotDesk/Conference Room Facilities for a year);

• Tree Light Pictures – €2,500 Video Production Package;

• IMS Marketing – €1,500 Brand Audit/Brand Design;

• Cantec – €1,000 Print pack;

• Digital Marketing Institute – €2,990 2 x Postgraduate Diploma;

• Cityweb – €2,000;

• iONConnect – €950 worth of consultancy;

• Julia Dunin – €750 worth of photography);

• Plus remaining OMiG Volunteers Prize Package over €5,000.

In the run up to the Awards, OMiG will continue their free monthly seminars in the Harbour Hotel. The next meeting takes place on Tuesday next, February 25, sponsored by the Marketing Institute of Ireland. The two key speakers on the night are Declan Flemming (NUIG) of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and Orla Carroll, Head of Digital, Failte Ireland.

The topic on the night will be the latest impact Online Marketing is having on the day to day roles within organisations. Beforehand, there will be plenty of opportunity to network as the evening kicks off with ‘Networking with a Twist’ at 6.15pm which is being held in conjunction with the Galway County and City Enterprise Board. People will be randomly selected to introduce themselves to other people.

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Galway passengers are all smiles at Shannon!

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Shannon Airport
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The smiles on the faces at Shannon Airport very much told its own story this week – with passengers taking to skies as the easing of restrictions and the first day of the European Digital COVID Certificates took effect.

And it wasn’t just the joy of travel starting to resume that lifted spirits at the airport but also the announcement by Ryanair of a new once-weekly service to Gran Canaria (Las Palmas) to commence on August 7 – the third new service announcement for Shannon Airport over recent weeks.

There was a real sense of excitement as passengers of all ages became very much at ease with the heightened public safety measures in a ‘back-to-the-future’ day for the West of Ireland gateway airport.

There were reunions as inbound flights arrived but also a palpable degree of anticipation as others got set to depart on the earliest flight out of the airport today, the 7:10am flight to Gatwick.

Among those boarding was Clarenbridge native Claire Tomlin and her husband Jake, together with their three children, including their twins who turn a year old next week.

“It’s been amazing to get back. The kids saw their grandparents for the first time and their cousins and aunties and uncles, so it was fantastic,” said Claire.

“Shannon is just so convenient for us because it’s only about 40 minutes’ drive. So, it just makes everything a lot easier in terms of getting to and from places with little ones. So, yeah, Shannon is a great resource for us. Really, really good. We hope to be able to go back more and more.”

It was smiles all around for Shannon Airport staff as they got back to doing what they do best. “Well, today is a great day because you can see the atmosphere around the place, people are at ease here and they’re glad to be back, they’re glad to get up in the sky again,” said Shannon Duty Free Sales Associate Helen Quinlivan.

“It’s great to see the excitement. People are really looking forward to going back and seeing their loved ones and they’re very at ease.”

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Skillnet reports record year

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Minister Simon Harris...welcomed report.

Skillnet Ireland has reported an 18% increase in supports to Irish businesses across 2020 – and an investment of €51 million in upskilling programmes for companies across the economy.

In its 2020 annual report, it also revealed that 6,846 Galway-based employees and 1,590 Galway-based companies participated in upskilling programmes over those twelve months.

That aligned with the national trends, despite the challenging year for businesses and the workforce, which saw 81,895 people participate in upskilling programmes through Skillnet Ireland – a 17% increase on the previous year.

It also reported an increase in the number of companies engaging with the organisation in 2020, up 18% on the previous year, at 21,695. 94% of the companies Skillnet Ireland supported in 2020 are SMEs.

Skillnet Ireland delivered 9,110 different programmes spanning industry and professional certified courses, management development programmes, specialised upskilling, new industry and academia collaborations, and many innovation and research-based projects in 2020.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris welcomed the report – and the record figures.

“Talent is at the heart of our national competitiveness. It has been instrumental in helping businesses navigate a challenging year and will be especially important in preparing businesses for future challenges such as climate change and digital transformation,” he said.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Or purchase the Digital Edition for PC, Mac or Laptop from Pagesuite  HERE.

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New website offers real-time information on local water supply

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Yvonne Harris, Head of Customer Operations at Irish Water.

Householders across the county can now avail of quick access to relevant information on their water supply, based on where they live – thanks to the rollout of a newly designed Irish Water website.

The changes will allow people in Galway to immediately see what works and projects are ongoing in their locality by setting their location at www.water.ie

Designed to work on a mobile phone or any other device, the state of the art website lets you set your location with updates and news relevant to your locality served upfront on the homepage.

It also enables Irish Water to deliver important public health messages and reassurance to the public that we are working every day to provide a clean and safe supply of drinking water for our customers while returning wastewater safely to the environment.

Head of Customer Operations with Irish Water, Yvonne Harris explains how this dynamic, new-look website will better serve customers: “We have upgraded our website so it is more user-friendly. We talked to our customers, we listened to their feedback and made changes to better improve the user experience for all.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

Connacht Tribune Digital Edition App

Download the Connacht Tribune Digital Edition App to access to Galway’s best-selling newspaper.

Click HERE to download it for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or HERE to get the Android Version from Google Play.

Or purchase the Digital Edition for PC, Mac or Laptop from Pagesuite  HERE.

Get the Connacht Tribune Live app
The Connacht Tribune Live app is the home of everything that is happening in Galway City and county. It’s completely FREE and features all the latest news, sport and information on what’s on in your area. Click HERE to download it for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or HERE to get the Android Version from Google Play.

 

 

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