We’re starting a new series! Every month we’re going to bring you three of our favourite Irish Blogs. There’s lots of great online content being generated by Irish Bloggers these days – some well known, some not so much. There’ll be no particular ranking or order to these, no scorings out of 10. We just want to bring you a list of some home-grown content we’ve found over the years, in the hopes that some of them may make it onto your own reading lists. Let’s support some local talent!

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Jurassic World Posters are coming, brace yourselves. Summer 2015 sees the next dino movie hit the screens and we’re already starting to get rocked by the waves of alternative Jurassic World Posters.

Lets get straight to it – everyone’s working off the old logos anyway, until there’s something better to use. Like a new dinosaur or something. My breath is baited with this one, because the original Jurassic Park is so dear to me and the sequels… well, less of that kind of talk. The Lost World novel was great though.

So here’s a great selection of posters, some known, some unknown. Same rule as the other blogs. If you know the creator, please get in touch and let me know, so I can give them a proper attribution. Some of these might even be official, I don’t know. If they are, let me know! :)

Good? Bad? What’s your favourite?

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Her Posters are already an art form. It has all the ingredients for an alternative movie posters hit: Spike Jonze? tick. Offbeat fashion? tick. Definite colour palette? tick. AI love story? tick.

Her Posters are already over the place, but here in rainy Ireland we have to wait until Valentines Day to get a glimpse of what’s lining up to be a favourite for the downtempo sci fi fans (and if that isn’t me, I don’t know what is – I’ll go off and watch Moon again, just to be sure). So are you falling in love with these Her posters? Do they do the movie justice?

So here’s a great selection of posters, some known, some unknown. Same rule as the other blogs. If you know the creator, please get in touch and let me know, so I can give them a proper attribution.

The awesome guys over at Shortlist have their Alternative Poster competition – and Her got some great responses, some of which are represented below. Wow much poster.

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Her poster by Jeremy Ford

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Chinese New Year holds a meaning for me beyond just trying to figure out my Zodiac animal and has had a bigger impact on my life than I ever could have imagined.

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Chinese New Year 2014 Wood Horse Chinese Zodiac

I’m not big into sharing too much of my private life online. I’m online everyday however, sometimes all day, for business purposes, so there is often the inevitable crossover. Now this is quite a personal (albeit very brief) story, but I thought it would be nice to share why Chinese New Year holds a special place in my heart.

It may or may not be known to most that my partner, Tom, is not just my partner in business, but also my sidekick in life (and the best friend I’ve ever had). Six years ago this May we met in Xi’an City, China while on volunteer placements. Bonding over films, music, and possible entrepreneurial ambitions, we quickly became more than just colleagues in philanthropy. Let’s just say a month later we spent 4 days on the Trans Siberian Express (non stop) without killing each other and haven’t looked back since.

Now I can safely speak for both of us in saying that, as far as shared memories go, I think, so far, our most treasured ones belong in China. We fell in love with the people, food, history and of course the mesmerising children and orphans we taught and looked after every day. China sealed our fate and almost six years later we’re building on those foundations with a company named after our train journey home and a little wood horse in the oven  that we’re expecting this April! I’m very grateful for my time in China and for my (once referred to by my mother as) ”Chinese takeaway from Liverpool” (Tom’s from from The Wirral…posh Liverpool)

So today, Chinese New Year 2014, this Tiger is celebrating meeting her Dog back in the year of the Rat and anticipating the arrival of her wee Horse.

Happy Chinese New Year to you, whatever meaning it holds.

 

0967eafd40801a710d0022ecab1d011aThis post was written by Sara White, Social & Online Consultant with Cautious Train Media. For more advice on social media & online marketing, tips on analytics & insights or any digital media questions hit Sara up atsara@cautioustrain.com or follow her on Twitter @CautiousSara

Today we’re talking about why putting your online target audience front and centre is integral to social marketing.

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The bottom line in online marketing, hell, in any marketing, is this: if you’re not listening to your audience, you’re not speaking to your audience, and all your fantastic social content is falling on deaf ears.

I’m all for expressing yourself without reserve in your personal life, and without a care for what people think, , but if you’re representing a brand online through social marketing you HAVE to be aware of who your performing for. Read More →

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Guardians of the Galaxy posters are going to be everywhere in 2014. At least in the second half of the year. Until then, we have to make do with what our visionary alternative movie poster people can come up with. Or are they real?

So right down to it. Here are 7 Guardians of the Galaxy posters that are in a spectrum of good to bad, possible and implausible. A lot of them are using the current releases of footage.

There are quite a few that I can’t track down the original designers (most of them), so if you happen to know who they are, them please let me know and I’ll get the proper accreditation sorted out:

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Short Film Sunday | Week Four

Welcome to the fourth of our Short Film Sunday blogs. Each Sunday this series will collect together five short films that are absolutely worth your time. This week we are re-highlighting five shorts that we talked about months ago, before the Short Film Sunday blog.

Mathilda

The blurb:

“‘Mathilda’ is a modern fairytale. Mathilda is a ten-year-old girl who lives with a terrifying monster. Determined to save herself and Read More →

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Short Film Sunday | Week Three

Welcome to the third of our Short Film Sunday blogs. Each Sunday this series will collect together five short films that are absolutely worth your time.

Jonah

The blurb:

“Mbwana and his best friend Juma are two young men with big dreams. These dreams become reality when they photograph a gigantic fish leaping out of the sea and their small town blossoms into a Read More →

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social-media-consultation

A Social Media Consultation is like an online personal trainer for your business.

The aim is the eliminate all the flabby knowledge you have no need for and sculpt a foundation and pathway to success. Social Media Consultation could be the answer for you SMB. So, what are the benefits of a Social Media Consultation?

  • You’re looking to skip the messy learning curve and launch your Read More →
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The investment in an Explainer Video for your business could engage and convert a lot of potential customers. But is it right for your business?

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We make Explainer Videos for Irish SMB’s and there are a number of areas that a well executed Explainer Video will have a huge impact. Below are a few ideas of where your business might benefit: Read More →