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10 new Android Nougat features you should check out now

Posted in News on 24 August 2016

Google is starting to roll out the latest version of Android. If you have a Nexus device, you can grab the update now.

 

While many of the biggest improvements — like longer battery life, better security updates and VR-ready features — won't be immediately obvious once you get the update, there are still plenty of new features to get excited about.

From new emoji and data-saving superpowers to more customization features than ever before, here's a look at our 10 favorite features in Android Nougat.

 

1.) Split-screen multitasking

One of the biggest additions to Android is the ability to use two apps at once in a new split-screen multitasking view. Tap the overview button and drag the app you want to use to the top of the screen, then choose a second app to run beneath it. The windows are resizable too.

2.) New emoji

 

The Nougat update adds the 72 new emoji Unicode added earlier this summer. The new characters include the selfie, bacon, and avocado emoji, as well as support for skin tone variations. There are also are 14 new "animals and nature" emoji and 12 new "activities" emoji.

3.) Customizable Quick Settings

 

Quick Settings, the shortcuts that you pull down from the notifications shade, are now customizable. You can drag them around to re-order them or add new ones, like the option to turn on data saver mode or invert your display colors.

4.) Notifications reply

 

You can now reply directly to notifications without switching apps. Use the feature to reply to emails, texts and notifications from other apps.

5.) Quick Switch

 

Among the new multitasking features is something called Quick Switch, which allows you to quickly move between your two most-recently used apps. Double tap the overview button to toggle between the two.

6.) Split-screen gesture shortcut 

 

This may be best suited to power users, as there are a few steps to enable this, but there is a hidden setting that allows you to enable split-screen viewing with just one gesture. First, you'll need to enable a secret settings menu called "System UI Tuner" by holding down on the settings icon in the notifications shade. Wait until you feel a vibration to let go. This activates the System UI Tuner menu in the device's main settings.

From there head to Settings —> System UI Tuner —> Other —> Enable split-screen swipe-up gesture  and turn the setting on. Once enabled, you can switch to split-screen from within any app by swiping up on the overview button. It's important to note, though, that Google is constantly changing what's in the System UI Tuner so any settings you find in there could disappear without warning.

 

7.) Advanced notification controls 

This is another one you'll only be able to access through the System UI Tuner menu. From there, enable the setting for "Power notification controls." (System UI Tuner —> Other —>Power Notification Controls.) This allows you to prioritize notifications on an app-by-app basis and fine tune what actions notifications can take. For instance, you can mute sounds and vibration for a specific app or block its notifications from appearing on your lock screen. Simply hold down on a notification and adjust the slider to change its settings.

8.) Data Saver

 

Android Nougat comes with a new Data Saver mode that helps you reduce the amount of data your apps are using in the background. Additionally, you can add the option to your notifications shade so you can easily toggle it on from Quick Settings.

9.) Call blocking 

 

The way that Android is handling blocked calls is improving. The numbers you block from texting and calling can now be shared with other apps so the same numbers will be blocked across all the services you use.

10.) Picture-in-Picture (for Android TV)

 

Similar to split-screen mode, Google added picture-in-picture support to Android TV devices so you can browse apps during video playback. Select the picture-in-picture icon while watching a video to pin the video to the top right corner of the screen. You can then browse different apps while watching that video. Press and hold the home button to switch back to the original video or a different recently used app.

Note that Google's Nexus Player is the only set-top box that supports Nougat for now, though it will eventually be available to other Android TV-enabled devices. The feature also requires developers to opt-in, so not all your apps may support picture-in-picture right out of the gate.

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10 Direct Mail Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Posted in Tips on 24 August 2016

Believe it or not, the USPS really does know a thing or two about direct mail marketing. Not only do they provide a delivery service for your packages, but after years of delivering direct mail they have compiled a helpful list of what not to do with your campaigns. 

1. You don't identify your audience. I say this a lot, but it’s worth saying again, the more you target your most responsive prospects, the more effective your mailing will be. Mailing to a random sample of names won’t get you the sales you want. On the other hand, it’s amazing how precisely you can refine your lists to reach just the people you want. So spend some time analyzing your best buyers. What is their demographic? What are their other interests? Then use that information to define your most promising mailing universe.

2. You've rented a bad mailing list. Your list broker is your connection to the best lists available. So first, make sure you are working with a reliable list broker. Second, make sure you are mailing to lists that are up-to-date and carefully selected according to your criteria. If you’re not sure, ask questions – especially if your mailing did not perform as expected. Make sure the problem wasn’t in the list.

3. You rely on unclean data. Every list requires a little regular “house cleaning.” You must even perform an NCOA on your own house file (compare the file to the National Change of Address list and update the addresses of those that have moved). You also want to make sure to NCOA lists you buy or lease. This will keep you from mailing to inaccurate addresses, or outdated addresses of people who have moved. Then you want to scrub all your lists of duplicates – especially if you’re mailing to more than one list that may be drawing from the same population. And you want to compare all your lists to Suppress files of people who are deceased, in prison, or whom you don’t want to receive your offer for some reason. An unclean list will cause you to waste money – and you won’t be reaching the true prospects you need to reach.

4. You do not presenting a compelling offer. There has to be a reason why people should respond to your offer. If you just send a piece with information about your product, and no special offer, there’s no reason for them to respond at this time, even if they’re interested. But, if you are offering a special price, a two-for-one deal, a bonus gift, a year of market alerts to go with your financial course, or some other special benefit, people are more likely to read your piece, and order.

5. Your message is impersonal. The more you can personalize your message, the more your prospects will feel that you are speaking directly to them – that you understand what they need and how to fulfill that need. Don’t talk about “people in general.” Use the word “you” – a lot. Write copy that shows you know their mindset. If you can put their name in the piece, that’s great. Even better is offering them a personalized URL (PURL). You want your prospects to read your sales piece and feel as though you are sitting across the kitchen table from them, presenting your message as though you were an old friend. If you can establish that kind of rapport with your reader, your orders will add up quickly.

6. You don't indicate a call to action. One of the biggest mistakes newcomers to direct mail marketing make is failing to “close the deal.” You don’t want to have anything vague about your offer. By the time prospects finish reading your piece, they should know exactly what to do. Not only that, but they should have a sense of urgency to reply to your “limited time only” offer. So, make it clear what they should do (order this product, sign up for a free trial), how they should do it (call, e-mail, etc.), and when they should do it (right away, but certainly within the next 10 days).

7. You use mediocre creative components. Your sales piece has to sell. That means it should be motivating, interesting, irresistible. If your prospects look at the headline and it does not catch their attention, they will toss the piece aside and you’ve lost right out of the gate. Track your mail campaign and keep working on the offer, the benefits, and the description of your product. You must appeal and connect with your target audiences. Keep working on your piece until you get a good response – and then don’t stop. The best direct mail marketers keep improving their pieces so they get an even better response the next time. Which brings us to the next mistake . . .

8. You don't test continuously. Even the most successful sales pieces will eventually run out of gas. Times change. People change. Your competition changes. To keep growing your business, you have to keep up. That’s why you have to test, test, test. Try new formats. New offers. Even a change in a headline can make a big difference. Do everything you can to keep improving your performance and your business will continue to grow.

9. You don't use tracking mechanisms. A critical part of your testing program is to be able to track how each variation did at pulling in orders. A tracking mechanism must be built into your mailing plan. For example, you can stamp a code on each piece, on the order form perhaps, or on the mailing label itself. Then instruct mailroom staff or phone operators to make a note of the code for each order that comes in. If you have a large operation and are expecting many orders, you might even have a different toll-free number for each variation in the piece.

10. You have poor or no follow-up. You want to welcome your customers with open arms so they’ll have a pleasant experience and want to order again in the future. So, prepare yourself to be able to respond as quickly as possible to orders or requests for information. Get those orders filled. You’ve worked so hard and spent so much money to get people to respond. Don’t disappoint them at this stage. Prove to them that you really are everything you said you were. Make the most of every customer, and your business will grow and grow.

Any one of these ten errors can easily ruin your campaign. Consider keeping this list handy and refer to it before you set up any direct mail campaign.

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How to Rank Higher in Local Search Results

Posted in Jobs on 24 August 2016

For any small business, appearing in a local search is crucial to bringing new business through your doors. While word-of-mouth is enough to stir up some new business, it isn’t nearly the same as what a Google recommendation could do for you. But many small businesses simply don’t have the marketing budget to hire an expert SEO strategist to help improve their rankings. With this guide, you will:

What is a Local Search?

• Understand how a local search differs from a standard search and why it is important.

• Learn how to shift your SEO strategy to appear in local search results.

• See the importance of your online reputation.

• Find out new ways to improve your search results rating and bring new customers through your door.

Before getting into how to top a local search results list, you need to understand what a local search is and who can benefit from one. Consider when a customer wants to find a product or service in a particular area. When they key what they’re looking for into the Google search bar, they’re going to include a city name or the phrase ‘near me’ and Google will then pull businesses in that area that offer that product or can provide that service.

Google doesn’t automatically know where your company is located, however. Through your SEO strategy, you need to make the connection clear so that Google can find you. This connection is created through shifting a typical SEO strategy to be local-search friendly.

How to Rank On a Local Search

Ranking on a local search is very similar to ranking on a standard search. You need to be one of the top companies that fit the keyword that was typed in, but the criteria for ranking on a local search can actually be much different.

Here are some of the SEO areas you must focus on when creating a local SEO strategy:

Online Reviews

Potential customers look to Google like the friend who has been everywhere and tried everything, so they’re going to consult the search bar before deciding if your business is worth their time. When Google decides which businesses to push to the top of its list of results, it is only going to consider those that consistently provide a positive experience.

If you want to see your name among the top three results, you need to get online reviews from your customers to improve your online reputation. Simply asking those who visit your store to review their experience on Google, Yelp, or Facebook can help to improve your results listing.

But beware of negative reviews. While it is not uncommon to see one or two bad reviews on a company’s page, they need to be balanced by glowing recommendations and reviews from happy customers. Too many negative reviews will cause Google to push you further down the list of results.

If you do get a negative review, do your best to make the situation right. A good reputation management strategy is to respond to the individual’s message and ask them to get in touch through a private avenue, such as over the phone or via e-mail. This can show visitors that you care about improving customers’ opinions of you but will also take the drama off the Internet.

Accurate and Consistent NAP Information

Your NAP information refers to your name, address, and phone number of the business. While it may seem like there is no way you can mess this information up, even little inconsistencies can push your ranking further down the list. You want each and every page you own online including website, social media pages, and citations; to have the same abbreviations and punctuations.

Google is very smart, but it is still a computer. It isn’t that difficult to throw Google off with minor inconsistencies. While you’re trying to make a connection between your company and your geographic location, you need your NAP information to appear the same every time it appears online. If your address appears different on your website than it does on your Yelp page, even if it is a minor inconsistency such as an abbreviated word, Google may not recognize that the two are connected.

If your pages are not being connected to Google, it may register them as entirely different businesses. The efforts you put on your website can only go so far without the additional support of a Yelp page or your social media platforms, and vice versa. Ensure that you don’t run into any of these problems by double checking that your NAP information looks the same on each of your pages.

Use Local Citation Building

Local citation building is another crucial component of developing a local SEO strategy. When you build local citations, you’re getting your company name and information listed on directory pages for your area or your industry. Yelp is one of the most popular citation pages around.

To appear higher on a Google results list, you will also need to ensure creating a Google My Business page is a part of your local citation building plan. Because it is owned by Google, the Google My Business pages will appear above all other results in a local search.

When you have a citation posted, double check that all your information is correct. If you are listed but the phone number or address isn’t correct, it isn’t going to help your business or your SEO strategy.

When creating your local SEO strategy, always keep in mind that you want to appear like you are part of the community. You should have connections with other businesses in your area, should appear in the listings of citation pages all over the Web, and your review pages should show that real people in the area are having a great time when they visit your store or restaurant.

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Junior Project Manager

Posted in Jobs on 24 August 2016

Overview:

SQS is the world's leading specialist in software quality. We provide end-to-end business process quality assurance for software based systems. SQS consultants identify and mitigate business risk in technology led transformations utilising standardised methodology, industrialized automation solutions, global delivery and deep domain knowledge across multiple industries. Through our specialisation we provide an objectivity which delivers certainty.

Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, the company now employs approximately 4,600 staff. SQS has offices in Germany, the UK, Australia, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, the UAE and the US. In addition, SQS maintains a minority stake in a company in Portugal. In 2015, SQS generated revenues of 320.7 million Euros

This position stems from over 30 years of successful consultancy operations. With over 10,000 completed projects under its belt, SQS has a strong client base, including half of the DAX 30, nearly a third of the STOXX 50 and 20 per cent of the FTSE 100 companies.

SQS is the first German company to have a primary listing on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. In addition, SQS shares are also traded on the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt am Main.

Job Description

Are you a Junior Project Manager looking for a new challenge and to step up in your career? As a Junior Project Manager, you will be working in a client facing role across a range of sectors focused on defining and implementing projects for large or complex projects. A Junior Project Manager will assist the Project Manager in ensuring the project is completed on time and within budget, that the project's objectives are met.

Responsibilities:           

Attend internal and external project meetings and following consistent processes

You will not be required to face off with clients except on the rare occasions that it is required

Assist Project Manager in track project deliverables using appropriate tools

Support Project Manager in management of project team

Ensuring high level of quality assurance

Manage and mitigates risks in conjunction with appropriate stakeholders and the project manager

Constantly monitor and report on progress, with respect to time and budget, of assigned project areas to the project manager

Develop reports defining project progress, problems and solutions                                                                                      

Desired Skills & Experience     

Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, PMP, or Prince 2 would be an advantage

Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management

Knowledge of project management techniques and tools

Direct work experience in project management capacity

Proficient in project management software

A background in consultancy would be an advantage

Key Competencies

Critical thinking and problem solving skills

Planning and organizing

Presentation and Report writing skills

Communication skills

Delegation

Negotiation and influencing skills

Conflict management

Adaptability

Stress tolerance

Qualifications:

A degree in Computing, Engineering or equivalent

In-depth knowledge of Project Management processes and methodologies.

1-2 years experience in Project Manager roles

Lean Six Sigma/PMP/Prince 2 qualification advantageous

Benefits of working for SQS

 

The opportunity to work independently on tasks for challenging, international projects within a successful team and with a high degree of personal freedom in your role

Challenging tasks that you and the SQS team bring to a successful conclusion

A constant stream of new challenges within a consultancy firm renowned for its forward-looking methods and technologies

Extensive training to develop the essential skills you will need to develop your career with SQS

Benefits, such as a pension, private healthcare, mobile phone, laptop, family days and regular social events

Please apply here.

Junior Android Developer

Posted in Jobs on 24 August 2016

Hayward Hawk - Dublin

Are you a budding android developer wanting to get involved with one of Ireland coolest mobile software houses? If so read on ....
You Will

  • Be involved in designing and developing our latest android applications.
  • Deliver high quality software and provide support for our QA and design teams.
  • Participate in planning and prioritization of development activities.
  • Communicate with stakeholders and translate their requirements into technical solutions.

Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum of 1 years of experience as an Android Developer building commercial mobile apps
  • An in-depth understanding of Java & Android
  • Experience in building and publishing commercial applications preferable.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong programming skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A team player.
  • Experience in consuming JSON.
  • Excellent scoping and time estimation ability.

You will receive a market leading salary and company phone.

To apply follow the link or to hear more contact Michael Blackwood on 02895902674.

Keywords: android, android developer, apps, developer, programming, json, github.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: €40,000.00 /year

Job Location:

  • South Dublin, County Dublin

Please apply here.

Marketing Assistant

Posted in Jobs on 24 August 2016

Marketing Assistant
enet have been building a niche over the last twelve years as the provider of choice for network services to the Irish telecommunications industry. In that time, we have built a business and a team that, we believe, is the best. We’re now looking to recruit a Marketing Assistant who can support the sales, marketing and wider commercial team in a wide variety of marketing tasks – so this position will suit a marketing generalist.

You will be a Marketing graduate with approx. 2 years’ professional experience. Highly motivated, recent graduates will also be considered for this role, especially if relevant work experience have formed part of your studies.

Ideal candidates will be self-motivated, career focused and you’ll have a genuine interest in telecommunications / technology. You’ll have the ambition and ability to go much further. In return you’ll be given as much autonomy as practical, with all the support you need to succeed.

This is a permanent, full time position and will be based in our Dublin office with frequent travel, particularly between Limerick and Dublin.

This role will challenge and develop you in equal measure and can offer excellent opportunities to the right person.

This is not an exhaustive list but serves to reflect the general nature of the role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaising with the Sales Director / Head of Communications to produce superior quality marketing collateral for internal and external audiences
  • Managing the ongoing development of the company website, as well as other digital platforms
  • Planning, co-ordinating and executing PR activity
  • Being the enet brand guardian
  • Delivering high class client entertainment programmes
  • Manage and co-ordinate company events
  • Managing industry-centred sponsorship opportunities
  • Providing insights and market research finding to the team
  • Supporting relationships with 3 rd party agencies e.g. designers, PR
  • Source and analyse data to assist with business cases for company network expansion and to produce sales leads

Key Required Competencies

  • Marketing qualification desired
  • 2 years’ experience in general marketing role, ideally B2B and preferably in technology / telecommunications
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication – essential
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially PowerPoint and Excel
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics would be a useful bonus


If you think you have what it takes and you feel the need for a genuinely unique challenge, please apply in full confidence to recruitment@enet.ie before Tuesday 6 th September 2016

Marketing and Design Executive

Posted in Jobs on 24 August 2016

Job Title: Marketing/ Design Executive- Kildare- S008188
Salary: €25-30k plus pension after 6 months, annual leave and other benefits
Location: Kildare

Role:

Our client is seeking a Multimedia Design Executive to join their team. This role will support the marketing team by translating marketing campaigns and concepts into compelling online and offline communications including web banners, print ads and social media images.

Role Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will support the marketing team by turning marketing campaigns and concepts into compelling online and offline communications
  • Must create artwork and graphics (both online and offline) including web banners, print ads and social media images
  • Create and monitor the design and development of promotional material for campaigns e.g. email marketing and creation of adverts (print and online)
  • He/she will promote on-going campaigns and promotions by proactively producing artwork to
  • He/she will respond to live events
  • Assist the marketing team in uploading design work to website, social media and other channels

Skills and Experience Required:

  • A multimedia/graphic design, marketing, communications or related technical qualification required
  • Technical qualifications and skills, and a strong portfolio are essential
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Dreamweaver, CSS/HTML and In design experience required
  • Must be meticulous- paying great attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to work on own initiative and to deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and presentation.
  • A dynamic, creative individual who works with passion and drive and can become part of the Marketing and wider team.
  • A strong portfolio is required along with your application

For more information please send call Lorna on 01 2788610 or send your CV in confidence through the link.

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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: €30,000.00 /year

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

Required experience:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Dreamweaver: 1 year

Strategy and Intelligence Intern

Posted in Jobs on 23 August 2016

Company: Storyful

Position: Strategy & Intelligence Intern Department: Content Strategy & Intelligence Location: Dublin

Line Manager: Director  of Brands & Intelligence

Strategy & Intelligence Intern

Do you  consider yourself  a  digital  native  who  would  like to  help  the  biggest brands in the world  utilize  and  learn  from  the  social web? Are you  a  storyteller than  can  weave a strong narrative using   facts and   figures to  solidify  every  point? Come learn  from  the  best in the business at Storyful,  the world’s  first social content agency.

This internship will also  focus on using  social listening tools  and  researching social trends to provide intelligence around events, launches, and  key  areas of interest to  companies.  The internship will focus on all we do  in the  Content Strategy department from answering RFPs to discovering and  acquiring videos and  images for brands to use  in campaigns.

The selected intern  will be based in our Dublin headquarters, where they  will work with our brands team. You’ll be trained on our state-of-the-art technology and  learn  our processes for finding,  verifying and  acquiring social media content from around the world for brands and agencies. Our interns work as fully-fledged members of the team, so all we ask  is that  you come in ready to learn  and  take  direction from day  one.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

● An excellent command of English  is a prerequisite.

● An interest in research and  analytics is required.

● Familiarity and  strong understanding of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Google +, Tumblr,  etc.

● Experience looking  at social metrics and  insights to drive data-driven decisions.

● Excellent computer skills.

● Foreign language skills, particularly in Mandarin, are an advantage, but  not mandatory

● Degree in journalism, communications or marketing preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES

1.   Completing in-depth training  with the Storyful  staff,  including understanding of other departments besides brands

2.   Contribute to  in-depth and  industry-leading intelligence reports and  newsletters  for global  clients, learning bespoke external and  external tools.

Please apply  at  http://storyful.com/jobs/

 

Junior Software Developer

Posted in Jobs on 19 August 2016

We are looking to recruit a motivated Junior Software Developer for our client, Infocare, with a good knowledge of software development & design who can work as part of a cross-functional team in an Agile environment. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing software company based in Dublin 8 focused on the Healthcare industry, utilising the very latest technologies.

Infocare is a healthcare services company providing an easy to use interface to existing electronic health records and clinical software. Through its Soteria system, Infocare provides value to service providers ranging from dentists and clinic workers to doctors and nurses. This is done by bringing consolidated, relevant and easy to use information from the entire continuum right to the point of care.

Infocare is seeking to add to its team of organised, motivated, high achieving professionals shaping the future of healthcare information delivery and management in the Digital Hub. Enjoy a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements and the kudos of working for a winning team. Infocare's mission is literally “critical” – improving patient care is what the company is about so if you relish a challenge and want to work as part of a team that makes a real difference apply today.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the team to design software solutions to meet business requirements
  • Implement solutions as specified in business & technical design documents
  • Drive development and design best practices, lead by example
  • Provide input to assist the UX/UI, Technical Writing and Test capacities on the team when necessary.

Experience Required:

  • A BSc / Masters / PhD in Computer Science, Information Systems or other relevant discipline
  • 1-3 years experience in Software Development
  • 1+ years experience in Java - OCJP or other Java Certifications highly advantageous
  • 1+ years experience in iOS is highly desired, but optional
  • Experience with Relational Databases
  • Experience with multiple Operating Systems (Unix, Linux Distro’s etc.)
  • Excellent understanding of software development and design best practices
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks under pressure
  • Analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with members other departments and nontechnical staff
  • Good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

Desirable:

  • Experience in the healthcare sector
  • Experience in web application development
  • Experience in an Agile working environment
  • Automation experience.
  • Grails / Groovy, Ruby experience.

Competencies:

  • Accuracy & Detail Orientation
  • Planning & Organisation
  • Proactivity & Initiative
  • Problem Solving
  • Self Managing & Deadline Focused

If you are interested in this exciting role, please contact Sal Guerrero and apply with a CV and cover letter.

Please apply here.

PR Intern

Posted in Jobs on 19 August 2016

We are gathering applications for the position of PR Intern here at Cullen Communications, one of Ireland’s leading independent agencies.

Our aim is to provide an Internship that educates, rewards and ultimately benefits both parties, helping us to manage workflow during projects or busy periods and helping you to gain practical experience as you build your career in PR.

This will be a paid position. We are looking for talented people to make a contribution, and for that we will pay the going rate. The Internship will be for an initial contract length of 3 or 6 months, depending on what suits both parties.

We cannot guarantee that there will be a full-time role for you at the end of your Internship. However, if you make the right impression we can guarantee that you will be foremost in our thoughts when the right full-time vacancy arises.

We work from 9am to 5.30pm. We’re based on Clyde Road in Ballsbridge, right near the US Embassy. We like strolling in Herbert Park, which is right outside the agency. We have many strong opinions on TV series and sport. We are people people.

The purpose of our Internship is to give you a clear idea of what it’s like to work in a busy PR agency. Get ready to roll up your sleeves!

You will be supporting our PR client team, which works on a range of client accounts across a variety of sectors: automotive, sport, travel, tourism and others. All of our clients have year-long PR agendas and you will have the opportunity to work on various communications projects and initiatives.

What you work on will depend on what you’re good at, what you’re interested in – and what we need to get done. As a general idea, some of the work you might be doing includes:

  • Drafting/proofing press releases and other written content
  • Brainstorming creative ideas for projects or campaigns
  • Helping out with social media content or management
  • Assisting at client or media events, e.g. product launches or promotions
  • Making coffee for everyone (kidding! we are a democratic coffee-making agency)

The reality is that you’re likely to find yourself doing a bit of everything, at least initially. Our Client Executives and Client Managers will be on hand, not only to brief you on what work needs to be done but to give you advice and pointers along the way. We’re here to help you learn the ropes.

Our Culture

 

We are a small agency with a large personality.

From our forensic dissections of the latest blockbuster TV series (ALL of them) to swapping precious nuggets of celebrity gossip, the buzz of conversation is a constant backdrop as we go about our work. If you love to chat, you’ll fit in nicely here.

Our office is nestled halfway along leafy Clyde Road, right in the middle of the bustling triangle of Ballsbridge, Donnybrook and Upper Baggot Street with, oh only about a million cafés, restaurants and pubs to choose from.

Transport-wise, we are a 10 minute walk from Lansdowne Road DART station. Buses are also plentiful, the Luas is close by and there’s loads of bike-parking space here too. We spend a fair bit of time thinking and strolling in our ‘back yard’ (Herbert Park) where the coffee in Lolly & Cook’s helps to get the morning started.

All in all, this is a great place to work. Friendly people, a beautiful part of town and some cool projects to get stuck into – you’d love it here!

Please apply here.

 

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