by PierceComms on 22/10/2013
Following our nomination for Best Agency at the European Search Awards in 2012, as well as double DANI Award wins in the same year, we are delighted to add another award nomination to our growing list of accolades: the SEO blog of our digital director Barry Adams has been nominated in the Best Blog category at the 2013 UK Search Awards!
Barry has been an active blogger on SEO and digital marketing for many years; on his own personal blog at BarryAdams.co.uk, as guest blogger for various publications, as well as a contributor and editor for State of Digital (which won the Best Blog award at the 2012 European Search Awards) and of course right here on the Pierce Communications blog.
by PierceComms on 20/09/2013
This summer saw Northern Ireland host the 3rd largest multi-sporting event in the world with the 2013 World Police & Fire Games. The games took place throughout Northern Ireland and helped to spread the world of sport throughout the many towns, villages and cities of our small nation.
The games represented a great opportunity for Northern Ireland and Belfast in particular to be shown in a different light as event organisers quickly set out to market the 2013 games as the friendliest ever. With 7,000 competitors, incorporating serving and retired fire fighters, police officers, prison service and border patrol, and 3,500 volunteers, this was a chance for Northern Ireland to prove to the world what it could do.
by The Design Studio on 18/09/2013
A new £4m medical research centre based at Belfast City Hospital officially opens today and Pierce Communications were delighted to be asked to develop a video to be shown at the launch event.
The video showcases the facilities at the centre and allows patients and staff to explain what the centre will mean for them and for patients in Northern Ireland and beyond.
The Wellcome Trust-Wolfson Foundation Northern Ireland Clinical Research Facility (NICRF) will allow more people than ever before to take part in clinical trials in Northern Ireland and will benefit patients with rare conditions who previously had to travel to England to participate.
by The Design Studio on 18/04/2013
It really doesn’t feel like 2 weeks ago that the whole of the design team were at OFFSET2013 for 24 solid hours of inspiration, dancing and a few drinks. It was great to see so many faces for the Northern Ireland creative industry make the journey down to soak up what was on offer and share ideas.
by PierceComms on 09/04/2013
Since its introduction in 2011 a lot of fuss has been made about Google+, Google’s latest attempt to break in to social media. Google has been trying hard to make people use it, and is migrating Gmail and YouTube accounts to Google+ accounts. Google has also merged Local with Google+, so that every business that had a Local business page in Google Maps will have seen that change to a Google+ business page.
On top of all this, there’s a lot of speculative writing and commenting out there from technologists and digital marketers about the uses and advantages of Google+. But much of this writing is based on theoretical uses of Google+, with few concrete and actionable insights. Many who have tried using Google+ say it’s as quiet as a graveyard and has almost no user interaction, but others claim it’s a vibrant social media platform with millions of active users.