Galway will honour the best and brightest in the field of digital marketing throughout the city and county at the third OMiG awards, which take place on Tuesday, May 10, at the Town Hall Theatre.
And with the deadline for this year’s awards approaching, some of last year’s recipients have shared how winning the awards has impacted their businesses.
Doug Leddin of An Pucán was the winner of the People’s Choice Award in 2015. “It was just fantastic the whole OMiG experience in 2015. It really helped us to engage more with our customers and learn how each one could help us spread awareness and how we could help them enjoy their night life better,” he said.
Winner of Best Blog 2015, Rebecca of www.becboop.com has recently been named the number four beauty blogger influencer in the world by Onalytica.com.
Winning the OMiG award last year really motivated her to further develop her blog. “I moved to London shortly after winning Best Blog and having the recognition behind me really stood to my campaign proposals with brands in London,” she said.
Winners of Best Social Media, Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt of www.mykidstime.com expressed their delight in winning the award. “The OMiG award has had an impact on our business as we can point to the award, and businesses considering working with Mykidstime can trust that we know how to engage with parents on social media to get their message out,” added Jill.
Public voting is still open for the People’s Choice Award until this Friday at 5pm via the OMiG website at www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards/. The voting will be capped at one vote per user.
The awards are held in partnership with Galway’s Local Enterprise Office, the Connacht Tribune Group, Bentley Productions, Cantec, Magnet and this year we are proud to have IE Domain Registry and Bank of Ireland as our main events sponsors.
This event will sell out quickly – so advance booking of tickets is essential. See www.galwaymarketing.ie/events
Why NUI Galway is the University of choice for 2022
It’s a time in our lives that many of us can relate to. Life after the Leaving Cert. When what feels like all the studying in the world is narrowly behind you and all of a sudden, you’re faced with one of the most important decisions of your life. As daunting as it can be, choosing where to study can become one of the most rewarding decisions you’ll ever make.
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NUI Galway, recently awarded the Sunday Times University of the Year for 2022, is a place where you can take the weight of potential from your shoulders and plant it in fertile soil. The diversity, dynamism, and direction, embodied in the culture of this city, is plain to see reflected within the historic walls of its prestigious and proud university.
Situated in the heart of Galway city, renowned for its natural beauty, students at the university can benefit from a place famed for its creativity, become empowered by values of excellence and sustainability, and truly contribute to a lasting vision for the future. With world class teaching, offering a wide-ranging array of subjects that seek to take on the most significant contemporary and future challenges facing humanity.
To lend NUI Galway’s weight to the welfare of the planet, a research and innovation strategy, including decarbonisation, antimicrobial resistance and the health of our oceans and coasts, will champion interdisciplinary breakthroughs in collaboration with over 3000 international institutions in 114 different countries. By doing so, traditional boundaries can be bypassed, and research processes previously bogged down by these hurdles can be propelled thanks to digitalisation and technological innovations.
A thriving student community awaits, ranked in the top 30 most beautiful campuses in Europe, welcoming students from all over the world. The west of Ireland is a place for the untamed mind to truly explore, both academically and culturally, but the sense of togetherness and collaboration that students will experience can be the bond, forming friendships that last a lifetime.
NUI Galway degree courses have adapted in an instinctive way to a world interrupted by the Covid-19 Pandemic and, in many cases, allowing students to study subjects from a broad context for the first year, getting a feel for them before specialising later. This energising approach to study has proved to be not only popular, but hugely effective in navigating the challenges of the career street map.
Studying with NUI Galway goes beyond the time you spend on campus and surrounding areas. Students will be immersed in world-class teaching programmes, learning from expert academics and gaining new skills and perspectives, ensuring they are among the most employable graduates anywhere and setting them apart in the world of work. With an alumni network of over 100,000 worldwide, opportunities for placement abroad are also a great way to further prepare you for the world and your chosen workplace.
Surrounding yourself with exceptional facilities and technology, immersing yourself in a research ecosystem that informs industry, and setting your creative spirit free in a place of natural wonder are, in isolation, resounding reasons to choose NUI Galway as a place to take the next steps in your life’s adventure.
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Fears on inflation and supply
Inflation – general and wages – along with supply chain issues are the issues of most concern to a majority of business leaders as their organisations face into 2022.
That’s according to the latest quarterly research by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland, which has also found that a majority of business leaders remains optimistic about the financial performance of their primary organisation in both Q1 2022 and, indeed, for the year 2022.
The advance findings of the IoD’s latest Director Sentiment Monitor survey for Q4 2021, to be published in January, found that 86% of the business leaders are concerned that general inflation will negatively impact the financial performance of their primary organisation in Q1 2022.
And 83% of the survey’s respondents fear that wage inflation will impact staff retention and staff recruitment over that same first quarter.
Nearly a third say their business model has been adapted for supply chain issues – but two-thirds remain concerned regarding their primary organisation and its supply chain issues for the end of 2021.
Again, 34% of respondents say supply chain issues are impacting their ‘bottom line’ for 2021 – and 46% of the business leaders are concerned that there will be supply chain issues for their primary organisation in 2022.
Galway reigns on Weather Network
Tourism Ireland in Canada is teaming up with The Weather Network, in a new collaboration to promote Galway and Ireland.
The partnership involves four new short videos, which airs on the Weather Network this month and will be seen by around ten million people across Canada. It will also include an episode of the channel’s podcast, This Day in Weather History, which was released on December 21.
The Weather Network is a hugely popular TV channel in Canada, and channel host Chris Mei and producer Nora Jartan have been filming in Galway – as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland – capturing lots of great content in Galway city and at Katie’s Claddagh Cottage.
They also visited Galway Bay and enjoyed an overnight stay in the Park House Hotel, as well as dinner in McSwiggan’s.
The videos and podcast will also be promoted extensively on The Weather Network’s digital and social media platforms.
Sandra Moffatt, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Canada, described the Weather Network’s podcast as another great platform to promote Ireland.
“Our aim is to showcase our rich culture and heritage, as well as spectacular landscapes, to potential Canadian holidaymakers for Ireland. Our message is that we cannot wait to roll out the green carpet and welcome back Canadian visitors in 2022,” she said.