Saturday, 30 March 2013

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you all. We hope you have a great day full of fun................ and of course, lots of tasty Easter eggs :). 

Some fun Easter facts:
  1. Easter is named after Eastre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess. The symbols of the goddess were the hare and the egg
  2. Easter is the second biggest confectionery holiday, following Halloween. 
  3. Over 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced each year.
  4. The first chocolate eggs were made in Germany in the 19th century.
  5. The first Easter baskets were made to imitate bird nests.
  6. In Norway, solving murder mysteries is very popular during Easter.
  7. Easter is known by different names across the world. Some of them are: English - Easter, French - Paques, Spanish - Pascua, Italian - Pasqua, Albanian - Pashke, German - Ostern, Greek - Pascha, Norway - Paaske, Holland - Pasen and Swedish - Pask.
  8. Hot cross buns, made by European monks, are counted amongst the earliest Easter treats. They were given to the poor people, during the month of Lent.
  9.  Every year, the White House hosts an Easter Egg Roll on the front lawn. The tradition was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878.
  10. Easter is celebrated at different times by Eastern and Western Christians. That’s because the dates for Easter in Eastern Christianity are based on the Julian Calendar.


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Friday, 22 March 2013

Daffodil Day 2013

Daffodil Day

Today is Daffodil Day so make sure and get yours and help raise the much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society.Around 4,000 volunteers will be out today, despite the weather, with the aim of raising €3.4m for the charity. 

Do your part today by doing any of the following:

-Buy the flowers from a volunteer
-Text Daff to 50300 to donate €4
-Call 1850 60 60 60 to make a donation
-Donate online at
-Buy a virtual daffodil from the ICS's Facebook page
-Download the Daffodil Day smart phone app and make a donation

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Happy Birthday Twitter 

It's hard to believe but Twitter is 7 years old today. To celebrate, Twitter have created this fantastic video which looks back at some of their biggest events and tweets so far.  


Some Twitter first:

THE FIRST TWEET EVER was by Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter. At only 24 characters, the first tweet was well within Twitter's 140 character limit.

THE FIRST TWEET FROM SPACE was in 2010 by NASA astronaut TJ Creamer from the International Space Station.

FIRST TWEET BY THE POPE was just a few months ago by Pope Benedict XVI

Most Popular

Most retweeted tweet to date is Barack Obama's "Four more years" following the US Presidential Election at the end of last year. 

Most followers: Justin Beiber stole the Twitter crown from Lady Gaga in January of this year. Justin Beiber now has 36,313,684 followers on Twitter.

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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Happy St Patrick's Day


Happy St Patrick's Day!

We hope you all have a day full of fun celebrations wherever you are. Famous landmarks from all over the world are going green to mark the day. Here are some of the  landmarks that have gone green over the years and this year.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Burj Al Ara, Dubai
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Gateway of India, Mumbai

TV Tower, Alexanerplatz, Berlin 

The CN Tower, Toronto, Canada

The Ancient Citadel of Amman, Jordan

Friends Arena, Stockholm
Pyramids and Sphinx, Egypt
 Welcome to Las Vegas Sign, Nevada
 The London Eye, London 
 Niagra Falls, Canada
Did any of the buildings in your city go green? Are there any landmarks that haven't yet gone green that you would like to see go green? 
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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Pinterest For Event Organisers

Pinterest has many features that make it a perfect for event organisers. It's interactive, fun, and very user-friendly and most of all it is visual, which is so important these days especially for event planning.

So how can you use Pinterest to your advantage as an event organiser?

1.       Pinterest is great for giving you ideas for your next event. Use it for brainstorming at the very beginning.  A great way for getting event ideas via Pinterest, other than just browsing what is already up there, is crowdsourcing.  Put out calls for ideas and ask for people to pin photos of their ideas with comments to your boards.
2.       If you have speakers at your event, you can create a Speakers board and pin images with articles or posts from your speakers about what they’ll be talking about at your event.
3.       It gives event attendees and speakers another way to network. Create community boards which will allow the attendees or speakers to develop the content for you (Pinterest allows you to specify whether you want others to be able to contribute or not). This is also a great way of building your community.
4.       You can share or summarise content from your events. Invite attendees to pin photos that convey their event highlights. Encourage all participants to post images from the event and provide feedback.
The Pinterest mobile app allows you to pin photos from your mobile device. Invite attendees to contribute to a collaborator board and you have an instant, crowd-sourced photo album of the event. You can even turn it into a contest and give prizes to the most repinned photos.
5.       Post photos with links to articles or blog entries to reinforce key learning points from your event.
6.       Tweet and post your pins to Facebook. Pinterest makes this simple with the “post” and “tweet” options next to your photo. This is a great way to reach followers, friends and others in the events industry.
7.       Create a resume board which will work as a virtual portfolio with photos and videos of your events. This will be good for your business and will also be helpful for potential attendees to see what they’ll get out of attending your event.
8.       Use your Pinterest account to drive traffic to your website. When you add your own photos add a link back to your own website or blog. Take advantage of the opportunity to drive your Pinterest traffic back to your page.  

Pinterest is different from other social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ in that Pinterest is not a real-time platform. Pins can continue to generate traffic for weeks after they’ve been posted. Pinterest is also not as conversational as the other social media accounts. Having said that, using Pinterest for your events still has co potential. You just need to do it the right way.

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