20 April

Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020

The Irish Construction Industry continues in recovery mode and there is currently a strong demand for skills across the trades and professions. The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) recently commissioned DKM to produce a report, titled “Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020” the report warns of the skills shortages and the challenges the industry will face. DKM Director, Annette Hughes, who authored the report stated: “The…

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20 April

The value of the guidance and recommendations drawn up by the students of Fitzwilliam Institute was formally recognised when the Dublin Well Woman Centre won the Best Charity / Not for Profit website at the prestigious eir Spiders website awards

Alison Begas - Chief Officer, Dublin Well Woman Centre: "Our collaboration with Tim Smyrk and the Digital Marketing students at FitzWilliam Institute has been nothing less than a game-changer for the Dublin Well Woman Centre. I met initially with Tim and his class in April 2015; it gave me the opportunity to present them with the challenges we faced - although we are a long-established brand,…

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19 April

Irish job creation and employment growth set to continue in 2017

The total number of people in employment will continue to grow in 2017, albeit at a slower pace, with the potential for average salary increases of 5% - 10% for critical skills positions.   This is according to the latest Morgan McKinley 2017 Irish Salary Guide - Ireland’s most comprehensive analysis of pay across a range of professions and sectors.   Last year saw a strong…

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18 April

What can you earn in the digital industry? Salaries in 2017

Digital marketing continues to grow, as it becomes a necessity for most company’s marketing departments. According to Brightwater, there was a significant rise in the candidates moving away from traditional marketing into the digital space, as well as an increase in graduates leaving college having specialised in the area. This follows the trend that digital is becoming less of a niche, and more of a necessity…

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13 April

Snapchat will tell brands how many people saw their ads, then visited their stores, restaurants

In the growing rivalry between Facebook Inc. and Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc., Facebook’s strategy seems to be copying Snapchat’s product features, and Snap’s strategy seems to be copying Facebook’s business playbook. Less than a year after Facebook officially started measuring the brick-and-mortar traffic its ads generate — borrowing from Google’s playbook — Snapchat is rolling out its own version of this online-to-offline measurement and adding…

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3 April

April Fools from the tech industry

There’s nothing like a giant, powerful technology company really letting its collective hair down with a goofy April Fools’ announcement. Do you think that we’re fooled, giant, powerful technology companies? We see you there, lurking behind your jolly masks. Anyway, here’s the 2017 installment of this collective exercise in well-choreographed image management. Enjoy. The iFixit micro toolkit The specialist tools that iFixit uses for its widely…

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3 April

Google's Android hacking contest fails to attract exploits

Six months ago, Google offered to pay US$200,000 to any researcher who could remotely hack into an Android device by knowing only the victim's phone number and email address. No one stepped up to the challenge. While that might sound like good news and a testament to the mobile operating system's strong security, that's likely not the reason why the company's Project Zero Prize contest attracted…

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3 April

React JavaScript library gets an IDE

React, Facebook's JavaScript library for building UIs, is getting a dedicated IDE for web development, called Reactide. Offered by developers calling themselves Team Reactide, the IDE serves as a cross-platform desktop application that provides a custom browser simulator; build tool and server configuration become unnecessary, the project description said. Team Reactide said the IDE, offered under an MIT license, was the first ever for dedicated React…

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8 March

Successful Women: How Kate Kelly made it

Studied: Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations with Arranged Work Experience Works: PR & Marketing, Benefit Cosmetics Ireland "In 2014 I decided to go back to college after a few months of travelling and it was the best decision I ever made. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from NUIG I wanted to specialise and looked at the PR & Event management course in Fitzwilliam…

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8 March

Successful women: Top communications specialist Zoe Healy has been training Fitzwilliam Institute's PR, Events and Digital Marketing students for over 10 years

Trainer: Public Relations, Digital Marketing, Event Management courses Part of Fitzwilliam Institute’s team for over 10 years, Zoe Healy is a communications professional with fifteen years public relations, events and campaign experience in Ireland and the UK. Her business, Zenith PR provides tailored training programmes and consultancy in communications, media and presentation skills. Zoe’s Public Relations expertise includes developing communications strategies and campaign management. Her clients…

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