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Branding, Communications, Content July 21, 2015

If you want to sing to journalists, you have to be ‘pitch perfect’

Are you still struggling to get your story heard despite the multitude of media platforms that exist? Well it’s your lucky day, because we have another Pitch Perfect course coming up. Pitch Perfect helps you to connect with journalists, build reaching media lists, and get your story heard.

Content, Creativity, Digital News July 15, 2015

What we learned about Twitter and Facebook’s role in news

Pew Research centre revealed a study yesterday detailing ‘the evolving role of news on Twitter and Facebook.’ This study explained why there is a rise of current users encountering, and searching for news on social media. The research shows a clear rise in users getting news from the social media websites from the years 2013 to

Creativity, Media, Mediaflash July 14, 2015

‘Moneypenny’ could make Facebook a pretty penny

Facebook are in the process of developing their own personal assistant for their messenger app, with the app being referred to as “Moneypenny”. What sets Facebook’s creation apart form Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana is that “Moneypenny” will provide users with help and information from real people. 

Awards, Creativity, Media July 10, 2015

Why you should be excited about ‘Go Set A Watchman’

If you haven’t been living under a literary capstone for the last few months then you will have heard that Harper Lee, the American Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will be publishing her first novel on the 14th of July, titled, ‘Go Set a Watchman’. This morning the first chapter of the book was released for public consumption,

Changes, Content, Creativity July 7, 2015

BBC mini computer set to digitize a new generation

The BBC has revealed the final design of its single board computing digital device today. The device known as the Micro: bit will be available for every UK secondary school child as of this September as part of the BBC’s ‘Make it Digital’ flagship programme. The groundbreaking initiative is set to not only inspire digital

Broadcasting, Communications, Content July 6, 2015

The Late Late Show celebrates its 53rd anniversary

The late-night Irish television talk show hit it’s 53rd anniversary this week. The Late Late show, which first aired in 1962, is the world’s second longest-running talk show. It has become a mainstay in television viewing, both at home and abroad. MediaContact takes a look at some of the Late Late’s best and most memorable guests.

Broadcasting, Communications, Creativity July 3, 2015

Mediaflash says thank you to Season One guests

It’s been an exciting and very rewarding first season of Mediaflash for all of us here at Mediacontact.ie. We had a great range of shows to choose from. Highlights being Irish Feature Journalism and the Publishing Industry in Ireland. Not to forget our final podcast of the season on the upcoming launch of the Irish edition

Changes, Content, Creativity June 30, 2015

What Periscope can teach media pros about audience interaction

Periscope mobile broadcasting app is a live video streaming app developed for both iOS and Android platforms. It was sold in March 2015 to social media giant Twitter for an excess of $100 million shortly after rival app Meerkat was released. Periscope can be a creative outlet for the streamer and also a source of

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