It’s been a busy year here at Aileen O’Meara Media – we’re delighted to say!
Thanks to everyone who has done business with us, from the video and media training to our video and podcasting work.
We ‘re delighted with the feedback from clients who’ve availed of our training services – our bespoke workshops, and our regular video workshops with our clients, including the Public Relations Institute of Ireland and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
Thanks also to all the Libraries staff who’ve hired us for training – it’s been great to visit libraries in Dublin and Waterford Libraries, and the Glucksman Library in University of Limerick; libraries are very colourful places for making videos with great facilities for the public as well.
Thanks also to the estate agents in Re/max Ireland who learnt good video techniques with us in the summer; great to see them learning how to make their own video tours of new properties for sale.
We’ve trained loads of NGOs, single-handed business owners and small companies, digital marketing staff, and Communications teams.
And the DLR Tourism people hired us to show small tourist-related providers how to make short videos; looking forward to seeing kayaking, cycling and walking tours feature on my Facebook feed in the coming year!
We trained staff in the NUI Maynooth and in the HSE Communications units; a highlight was training Press teams in Government Departments in the Department of the Taoiseach’s great building on Merrion Street.
Thanks to Irish Water, Goal and the Disability Federation of Ireland for hiring us for training too…. I think we might have left a few out, so apologies to those we haven’t mentioned!
We were involved in some interesting projects on the audio side, too.
As a former RTE radio reporter and producer, I still love to get that microphone out and used, as well as shaping great audio for the likes of the Simply Skin podcasts for the Irish College of General Practitioners which we recorded with our pop up studio and audio soundwalls in the RCPI in Kildare Street.
We edited the Stories from Silence for journalist Susan McKay, with memorable and moving stories of the lives of the victims of the Northern Troubles, and we edit the regular podcasts for the At Home with Breffnie series by property agent Breffnie O’Kelly.
Our own podcast, Clarence Street Stories, got a few outings during the year; we’re rebranding this and we’ll update you on that in the New Year.
We’re helping produce the GPWorks podcasts for the Irish College of General Practitioners too; we helped train up a few budding presenters, and that’s now on a steady production line.
We made a series of videos for the #BEaGP campaign for the ICGP and co-ordinated the social media campaign.
Our media consultancy services continue to expand with clients requiring preparation for media outings, Oireachtas committee hearings, and preparation of key messages. We bring our practical hands-on approach to these sessions, including some associates with deep experience and knowledge of journalism and politics.
We’re planning a new online Video Training School – watch our newsletter for more.
And don’t forget we post regular blogs, tips and news on our website and post video tips on our YouTube channel – The Rathdown Media Institute.
Have a great Christmas and New Year everyone! And here’s to great media content in 2020.
Aileen & the Team