Dealing With Protective Brands & Their Fear Of Digital

Posted by Jason Roe on Jul 8, 2014 3:59:20 PM

Eamonn Grant - FEAR OF DIGITAL - Growth Hackers Dublin #3

Recorded 5th June 2014. Growth Hackers Dublin in the Irish Times, Tara Street, Dublin.

Next event Growth Hackers Dublin Meetup July 10th. [ http://t9.ie/ghack4vd ]

So I've got a job with probably one of the best brands in the world. In fairness to the AA, they really are, and voted most trusted brand in the UK only a couple of months ago. And I knew what was getting into. And so the problem with a perfect brand is that they're scared. They're very scared. They're scared of people like me and you because it's a 102-year-old business, and they've always done things the way they've done things, and they're trusted, and they have no Facebook page because of trust. You can't have a Facebook page so we could complain. Wouldn't that be terrible?

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Spend a Penny, Pay a Pound

Posted by Jason Roe on Nov 29, 2013 4:41:02 PM

It was 2009 and I found myself caught up in a really strange situation. Up until now, I’ve never written or spoken about the saga in public.

It was my first 15 minutes of fame that ended up on the websites of CNN, Sky News, Wired and in papers like the Financial Times, not to mention a slot on RTE Six One News.

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Open Brew for Irish Open Data Projects

Posted by Jason Roe on Nov 6, 2013 8:10:36 PM

Open brew is not about brewing in the beer sense. Its about helping to create the right environment and mix to produce some really tasty Open Data projects.

“Open Brew is a movement for open data developers and creatives who are focusing on making open data projects happen.”

[Update Dec 2013] We ran the first Open Brew event in Nov 2013 and it was a bit of a flop! Check out Code For Ireland for a list of open data projects.

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Airbnb Ireland for Irish Bank Holiday Deals

Posted by Jason Roe on Aug 1, 2013 1:12:05 PM

Last week, I was having a think about how the new roe clan might spend a long weekend in Ireland. With all of the recent great weather, the thought of the outdoors and some inner voice telling me to light a fire and cinder food on a barbecue was taking over. I some how got it into my head that a camping weekend might be a fun way to relax and release my inner caveman.

I started by scoured the internet, looking for August Bank Holiday special offers. There were a loads of great offers floating around but with such last minute planning, I had no hope of finding availability.

If you haven't done so already make sure to signup to Airbnb. They have some great discounts for new users.

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ParkYa Parking App Opens for Private Beta

Posted by Jason Roe on Nov 21, 2012 5:00:59 PM

I've been keeping ParkYa under wraps for some time now. Some of you may have heard that we have been working on a new product for a while now. You may have even heard something about a parking app.

In August 2011, I started working on a product that is now called ParkYa. The name of the project changed since back then but our tag line of "Parking Made Easier!" stayed the same. ParkYa is a solution that helps drivers to find and pay for parking (on+off street) via mobile devices.

In July of this year, I was accepted on to Enterprise Ireland's new frontiers programme out in the LINC in ITB. They call it an Entrepreneur Development Programme but it's really more like a start-up accelerator.

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Peter Cork Bachelor of the Year 2011

Posted by Jason Roe on Oct 14, 2011 11:58:49 AM

My friend Peter from Cork was nominated/shortlisted for the Bachelor of the Year award. 

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Irish Beer Festival for Craft Beer in Ireland

Posted by Jason Roe on Sep 25, 2011 4:30:41 AM

 Bruce Mansour of Make it Happen, Cormac O'Dwyer from Dungarvan Brewing Company and Stephen Clinch of Trouble Brewing 

Its the morning after the night before. I just woke up with only a slightly groggy head after sampling some of Ireland's finest craft beers at the inaugural Irish Craft Beer Festival. The event is being held this weekend, 23 rd - 25th September 2011. There were some well known brands such as The Porter House, O'Haras and Messrs Maguire's and a few new brands (to me) such as Dunvgarvan Brewing Company, White Gypsy and BrewEyed Blonde. Check out the brewers list.

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Blogger Twitter Whatever, September 22nd 2011

Posted by Jason Roe on Aug 19, 2011 9:20:51 AM

Its been April since our last meetup (I've been working flat out!).. so as part of the latest round of ad-hoc meet-ups in Dublin (Ireland) .. we decided to run another Blogger-Twitter-Whatever (BTW) meetup.

The plan is to meet up 7pm on Thursday 22nd September in Rúta, King St North, Dublin.  There will be food, drinks (free pints of the black stuff) and well .. whatever!

The meetup is quite informal, there is no agenda and no presentations. People just meet up, chat, (some people) network and everyone has a good time! It would be great if you could invite some friends to register. :P more the merrier!  I'd really appreciate if everyone could give BTW meetup a big push!

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Blogger Twitter Whatever, April 21st 2011

Posted by Jason Roe on Mar 31, 2011 2:19:39 PM

As part of the latest round of ad-hoc meet-ups in Dublin (Ireland) .. we decided to run another Blogger-Twitter-Whatever (BTW) meetup.

The plan is to meet up 7pm on Thursday 21st April in O'Byrne's Beverage House, King St N.  There will be food, drinks and well .. whatever!

The meetup is quite informal, there is no agenda and no presentations. People just meet up, chat, some people network and everyone has a good time!

It would be great if you could invite some friends to register. :P more the merrier!  I'd really appreciate if everyone could give this one a big push!

The event is free to attend.

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BTW Meetup Feb 3rd 2011

Posted by Jason Roe on Jan 6, 2011 4:40:50 PM

As part of the latest round of ad-hoc meet-ups in Dublin (Ireland) .. we decided to run another Blogger-Twitter-Whatever (BTW) meetup.

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