by Shane O'Connor | 4:00 pm

Our Storytellers – Mary Parks

Our Storytellers is a way for us to show the world the amazing content creators that are part of the STORYSTOCK Community. Each week a different storyteller tells us a little bit about who they are and the work they work we do. This weeks storyteller is Mary Parks who is an award-winning television journalist who’s spent most of her career in LA…

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by Shane O'Connor | 8:44 am

Our Storytellers – Fiona Foulkes

Our Storytellers is a way for us to showcase some of the amazing content creators we have in the STORYSTOCK Community. This week we meet Fiona Foulkes from Hemel Hempstead in the UK. Fiona likes to tell the stories of the people in her area “I write about all the weird and wonderful people that live in Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding area. Some stories are heartbreaking, some are inspiring, some surreal and some inspirational.”

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by Shane O'Connor | 2:56 pm

STORYSTOCK CEO Francis Fitzgibbon – 7 things you didn’t know about my job

We cut through the bullshit and spend our days trying to work out how to grow the company…

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by Francis Fitzgibbon | 8:11 am

What the Irish media should learn from Kevin Myers article

The Kevin Myers article controversy in the Sunday Times was a telling moment for Irish media and one which had been inevitable for some time. Media outlets in Ireland have been clamouring to “out shock” their audiences with more outrageous content. Why? Perhaps under pressure to match their digital cousins whose videos and articles can be as salacious and outrageous as the number of clicks desire. Perhaps a young and inexperienced media who value clicks, retweets and shares over honest, considered, trustworthy commentary…

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by Francis Fitzgibbon | 10:10 am

If you want to be successful, stop whining and start working

I meet people all the time who want to be successful. I meet people all the time who want to be rich and famous – most of whom cannot define either wealth or fame. What I don’t meet a lot of is people who are willing to work their ass off to make that success happen…

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by Francis Fitzgibbon | 9:59 am

Media need a Taste of Science!

New Irish media company StoryStock.com has teamed up with TasteofScience.com to offer its bank of food science, business & technology stories to media worldwide using the StoryStock.com platform. The deal, concluded at the beginning of May, will see stories relating to food and agri-food being shared through the platform…

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by Francis Fitzgibbon | 3:23 pm

Media should listen to the world around them

Your audience are bombarded with online noise and advertising all day – you should be asking what can you bring them that answers their questions, helps them understand the world and brings them information they actually want, not just what you think you should be broadcasting…

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by Shane O'Connor | 11:46 am

Freelancers Wear Slippers To Work

One of the best things about being a freelancer is the ability to work from your own home. You can get out of bed in the morning, slide into your slippers, put on your favourite hoody and walk the 15 feet to work. Before you know it you have an hours worth of emails caught up on while the rest of the world is screaming their way through the slow moving traffic and best of all you’re still in your pyjama’s…

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by Francis Fitzgibbon | 3:12 pm

Media: Getting the stories Twitter will never have

If media want to attract new audiences, then they should be reflecting what those audiences are talking about. They need to understand peoples frustrations, what matters to them and what stories will resonate with them. That involves developing a deeper relationship with and understanding of the people you broadcast to…

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by Francis Fitzgibbon | 10:57 am

Do you know why your customers come back to you?

Jim owns Oaklands shop in Kerry. He used a StoryStock.com contributor to tell the story of Oakland’s shop, a small grocery shop that has been in his family since 1961. He is trying to compete on his offering with giants like Lidl and Aldi. He has one great advantage – the story of his customers.

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