Avalanche are honoured to be nominated for Small Agency of the Year at the 2023 Spiders. This is our 6th nomination in 9 years & our first win at the Spiders would be a fantastic way to kickstart the new year and the challenges that 2023 will no doubt bring with a very uncertain horizon for people & businesses all over Ireland for varying reasons.
Website development is a complex process that requires a lot of planning, design, and coding. It's essential to have a clear understanding of the goals and objectives of the website, as well as the target audience, in order to create a successful website. However, even with the best planning and design, there are still some common mistakes that can occur during the website development process.
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It's that time of year again! The Christmas season is upon us, and we here at Avalanche wanted to take a moment to say thank you to our wonderful customers & clients from all over the world. The holiday season is a time for giving, for spending time with loved ones, & for showing appreciation for the people & things that matter most to us and for us, that means taking the time to thank our customers for their support & loyalty.
In what is a fantastic way to end the year for us, Avalanche are honoured to have our site named as the highest rated web agency website in the world with our Canopus Award (96/100 scored) at the prestigious Vega Digital Awards. The Vega Digital awards honour the content creators who constantly expand the digital horizons of the internet as a whole, from Kerry to Kuala Lumpur and everywhere in between.
The National Digital Awards platform the very best and brightest in digital and online enterprise; and will reward businesses, innovators, organisations and people who have showcased exceptional digital prowess. We are delighted to have the Avalanche website nominated for the Professional Services Website Of The Year in the Digital Business Ireland awards.
Thrilled to announce we were recently nominated for several awards in the Connect Kerry Awards 2022 & we were lucky enough to take home the Media & Marketing award at the Connect Kerry Awards 2022 and I would like to thank all the judges of the event, Margaret & Cathriona of Connect Publications and everyone who was involved in what was undoubtedly a great night at Ballyroe Heights Hotel.
Now in their 19th year, the Digital Media Awards are the most prestigious digital awards in Ireland. They recognise creativity and innovation across multiple areas. Following on from our recent win at the Early Career Awards, we are delighted to announce that Avalanche has been shortlisted in the "Best Small Agency (15 staff or less)" category in the Digital Media Awards 2022.
We are honoured to announce that Founder & CEO, Aidan O'Carroll has been recognised at the Lincoln Early Career Awards as the "Technologist & Data Scientist" of the Year. A fantastic honour and recognition for the long hours & hard work put in over the last 12 months and more on over 200 projects located all over Ireland, Europe & the USA in the last year alone.
We are delighted to announce that for the 3rd time, CEO & Founder Aidan O'Carroll has been named as one of the technology & data science professionals of the year in Ireland. It is a great honour to be among those carving out their own unique path in the thriving tech industry on our little island.
At Avalanche, we are incredibly proud to be sponsoring Ballyduff as they hunt for a record equalling 26th win in the Kerry Senior Hurling Championship, best of luck to Garry O' Brien, his management team, Daniel O' Carroll, the club captain, and everyone involved in the entire campaign.
We are delighted to announce we are now working with Inspired. A Tralee based community project that supports the continued education of young adults with ID (intellectual Disability). Their mission is to empower people with Intellectual Disabilities to achieve their potential, by encouraging personal choices, abilities, interests, and advocacy.
This June 15th, it is going to be 10 years since I first launched Avalanche into the world & onto the internet. It has grown into something outside my wildest dreams. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has placed their confidence in us, everyone who has worked for Avalanche and even those who have just asked how things were going in the last 10 years.
Happy Summer all, I can say that as it is officially May and it has been almost 2 months since I updated this blog, breaking one of my own self imposed rules in doing so. I hope you find something useful from this list of tools to make your life easier regardless of your field or if it just helps you to save some money whilst shopping online, so in no particular order.
We are delighted to announce we are the proud recipients of an eCommerce Innovation award as part of the European Enterprise Awards 2022. The EU Business News team work hard in identifying great businesses, driving many of the nominations themselves through their own network or third-party companies whom they hold in high regard.
Established in 1996, the Spiders are the most prestigious digital awards ceremony in Ireland. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic Spider Awards. As the longest-running digital awards programme in Ireland, they are dedicated to recognising companies and individuals driving digital excellence in every aspect of their ethos.
Avalanche are honoured to be nominated for Agency of the Year (<10 staff) at the 2022 Spiders.
As 2021 comes to an ignominious end, I would like to take a moment to thank all of our clients and partners for your continued business and support during yet another challenging year. 2021 carried on in much the same vein as 2020 did and generated its own unique set of hurdles for us to overcome.
At Avalanche, we are delighted to announce we are now the official digital partner of the Tir na nOg Orphanage. We were first approached a few months ago to do some minor work on the site and tweak how online donations were received.For those who are not familiar, Tir na nOg run a children's home that provides shelter and accommodation to over 60 children in Tanzania. Other projects include a primary school and kindergarten that educates over 300 children daily & we are over the moon to be working with them in an official capacity as a partner.
Avalanche, a web design & eCommerce agency based in Ballyduff has announced its latest Not for Profit partnership. They will be sponsoring the website, its ongoing updates, and any digital/technical needs for Kerry Cancer Support Group on a lifetime contract. It is a real honour and privilege to be able to help a vital service like Kerry Cancer Support Group with our ongoing sponsorship and expertise.
We are absolutely humbled to announce that Avalanche has been shortlisted in the "Best Small Agency (15 staff or less)" category in the Digital Media Awards 2021. Now in their 18th year, the Digital Media Awards are one of the most prestigious digital awards in Ireland. They recognise creativity and innovation across multiple areas of an ever-evolving sector which includes digital content creation, advertising and marketing, mobile media, social networking, app development, web design and development.
The Kickstart Garage provides an informal conversational podcast with rising entrepreneurs, investors, digital marketers and other like-minded business individuals.
Had a really interesting chat with Sam & Gavin on The Kickstart Garage last week, we talked about business, the founding of Avalanche, SEO, gaming and a little bit more.
Man's best friend, having one in your house/office is fantastic for the most part once you get over the problematic puppy toilet training, but we all went through it at some point ourselves, so it is hard to stay mad, particularly when they are so cute. Allowing dogs at work isn't something that should be taken lightly.
Online dating has exploded in the last couple of years with many apps such as Tinder, Bumble & Grindr coming to the fore. Each with different variations on the scene but ultimately follow the same format, you like someone, you swipe, you say hello & see how things progress. Seems simple, doesn’t it? For men, & especially Irish men, it has been a gamechanger, for better & for worse.