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The Irish Content Marketing Awards 2018

The Irish Content Marketing Awards recognise the endeavours of the Irish marketing scene and provide a platform where the best work, by the best people for the best clients are celebrated. We are proud to announce that we are nominated in two categories in the inaugural Content Marketing Awards.

5 places you should travel

I have been lucky enough to have travelled a lot with work and even with all the stupid quotes you see on Instagram, it truly is one of the most fulfilling things you can do. That is of course, if you don’t go to the same resort in Santa Ponsa for the next 12 years with the same people. Jesus Christ. Have some imagination.

The Monsters Live in Your Phone..

Every morning, Aidan O’ Carroll goes to work just like millions of others all over the world on their daily commutes. Wearing a custom made Italian three-piece suit, and a trademark cheeky (almost superior) smile, one could be forgiven for thinking he was the kind of slick talking, fast growing executive that he had lofty ambitions of being, almost a lifetime ago. The skinny cry-baby that has somehow found himself immersed in this hacking world he has a love/hate relationship with for over 10 years.

Avalanche accredited with eCommerce & Web Development All Star 2018-19

The Business All-Stars is an annual competition designed to identify, recognise and accredit Irish companies and individuals that have distinguished themselves in the conduct of their business over the last 12 months. Avalanche was accredited with the All-Star eCommerce & Web Development 2018-19 and are now included in the 2018-19 All-Stars Role of Honour.

Is entrepreneur a dirty word?

Imagine it, the year is 2038 and your 10-year-old turns and asks you "what did you do for a living years ago Daddy?" & you sit young Tommy down and regale him with all the stories about how you were a wonderful entrepreneur, that you broke new ground and did things the world had never seen before. You expect his little face to light up as you list your accomplishments but instead he turns away disillusioned, bored by your answer before replying: "Isn’t everyone an entrepreneur now though?"

Once more into the fray..

Welcome to the greatest story that I have never told. The story of why I spent years barred from entering the good ol’ United States of America. The home of the brave and the land of the free which felt the need to issue a 21-year-old with a barring order after I was foolishly found hacking into some CIA servers on a dare from a friend.

The Grá for Bailedubh GAA

As mentioned, I am happy to be from Kerry but more than that, I am deeply proud of the fact that I am a Ballyduff man. I was first given the green jersey at the age of 8 and I haven’t let go of it since. It is why I am so proud to be able to give back to my GAA club in some small capacity by sponsoring jerseys for the underage teams and very recently I sponsored tops for the senior team for the county final.

V by Very Irish Blog Awards 2017

It was great to be shortlisted in 4 different categories at the V By very Irish Blog awards 2017. While it is a tough judging process, I am happy to say we were a finalist in two categories. Avalanche was nominated for the best corporate blog while my post on whether I want kids was nominated for best overall blog post.

Rules for the Gram

I hold my hands up. I am an Instagram addict, it’s where I live online and it is almost impossible not to fall in love with all the wonderful images of our beautiful world right at your fingertips. It is a haven for creatives to learn, find inspiration and to grow. Unfortunately, most people are doing it wrong. I am not talking about people trying to grab the perfect moment or the ridiculous argument that people are only living their life online.

Dot IE Net Visionary Awards 2017

The Dot IE Net Visionary Awards are one of the most hotly contested awards for digital businesses in Ireland. In partnership with the IIA & IEDR, the awards recognise best practice across four main pillars of digital excellence: technology, entrepreneurship, marketing and innovation. The Dot IE Net Visionary Awards showcase the businesses & leaders that are driving innovation in the online world and serve as role models for others. The Dot IE Net Visionary awards recognise the very ‘best of the best’ of Irish digital businesses.

Is it okay if I don’t want kids?

Hi, I’m Aidan. I am 27 years of age and I do not want children. To a lot of people, I would be better off admitting that I kick puppies for fun or that I admire Donald Trump as my personal hero. People shake their heads and roll their eyes when you admit this to them but as much as people don’t want to admit it, there is a real stigma around the subject. Thankfully from my selfish point of view, it is far worse for a woman in my position but it exists for men all the same.

13 Reasons Why you should be concerned..

You have probably heard the hype and a lot of you have probably already seen the Netflix original: 13 Reasons Why based on the young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher already. It was the most tweeted about show of the last 12 months. For those who are not familiar is a melodramatic thriller about a young girl named Hannah Baker who takes her own life.