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St Patrick’s Day : 6 Irish Influencers to follow in Marketing, PR and Tech News

by Will Corry on March 17, 2015

With 1.73 billion users on social media, finding influencers to follow that provide real value to our feed can be an overwhelming process. But fear not, Meltwater is here to save us from the search!

Since we regularly blog around topical themes in the US and UK, we thought we @Meltwater would shift our attention to our fun loving Irish neighbours! So, here’s our list of top Irish influencers to follow.

 

Meltwater relaunches its PR-watching system for the age of tweets

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Download the free Digital Marketing Forecaster for Excel / Lead Forensics

by Will Corry on March 16, 2015

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#nothappy Blunders : “Thanks M&S for ruining Mother’s Day. Where are the flowers my son ordered”

by Will Corry on March 16, 2015

Angry customers criticised Marks & Spencer last night after Mother's Day flowers failed to arrive in time.

They complained that the store used beleaguered delivery firm Yodel, which has previously come under fire for struggling to deliver parcels during busy times.

M&S emailed some customers on Saturday and informed them that 'something had gone wrong' with their delivery and the flowers they had ordered would not arrive on time.

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Events : Digital marketing within the retail sector / ‘On the Edge’ Digital

by Will Corry on March 13, 2015

On the edge digital  -  Digital marketing within the retail sector. This half- day conference aims to broaden your knowledge and understanding of the key elements to benefit your business, by bringing together the leading industry figures.

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“Old school” heritage brand embraces programmatic…The Jockey Club / RadiumOne

by Will Corry on March 13, 2015

Here's the news that one of the biggest rights holders in UK sport has signed a programmatic marketing deal that will harness social sharing data to boost the ROI from its marketing activity and, for the first time, enable sponsors to find/actively target highly engaged horseracing fans across the entire web.  The Jockey Club signs programmatic marketing deal with RadiumOne

Beta trial saw £11-£1 ROI. Apt timing with The Cheltenham Festival's Gold Cup today...

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10 important reasons why you have to go to … Internet Retailing Expo

by Will Corry on March 13, 2015

Some of IRX 2015 speakers

The multichannel event of the year is around the corner and we don't want you to miss anything. Find here the 10 reasons why your company can't afford to miss out on the Internet Retailing Expo.

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InternetRetailing Expo (IRX) / 25 March 2015 – A drone will be carrying an Apple Watch, IRX Express – let the train take the strain, IRUK Top500, IREU ‘footprint’

by Will Corry on March 12, 2015

Ian Jindal writes .. InternetRetailing Expo (IRX) is a fortnight away.  I wanted to highlight three reasons to be with us on the first day, 25 March.

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Will drone delivery be possible in the UK? / Special demonstration on the opening day of eDelivery Expo 2015

by Will Corry on March 11, 2015

Scurri will be using a delivery drone, with approval from the Civil Aviation Authority, to deliver a parcel on the opening day of eDelivery Expo 2015, which is co-located with Internet Retailing Expo.

Experts will be on hand to discuss whether this will become a 'legal' reality and its possibilities for all types & sizes of business.

Graphic by Shutterstock

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Digital River : See you at IRX 25-26 March – Schedule your free neck massage

by Will Corry on March 11, 2015

Join us on Stand E81 to relax and recharge

Enter our haven for a quiet place to sit down, get away from the expo rush and recharge your batteries (as well as your devices).

If you wish, you can also get quality time with one of our experts to examine your current retail challenges and receive instant advice on solutions. Use the form to book your session in advance or stop by the stand during IRX.  Digital River

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St Ives Group has announced half-year results for the six months to January 30th 2015

by Assistant Editor on March 10, 2015

St Ives Group, the international marketing services group, has announced half-year results for the six months to January 30th, 2015. It once again recorded a strong financial performance for the half year:

Underlying revenue of £175m was 6% higher than the previous half year. Group underlying profit before tax grew to £14.9m (2014: £12.9m), an increase of 15%, and underlying operating margin increased from 8.3% to 9.3%.

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