Recently IIA Members shared lots of great gifts with each other and now we’re happy to pass some of these great opportunities on to you. There are discounts on products and services galore so please enjoy and make the most of the IIA Annual Virtual Christmas Hamper!
For your information the IIA offices will be closed from midday on Christmas Eve (24 December) until 9am on 5 January 2010.
The team and board of the IIA wish all our subscribers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Last year I delivered a special virtual hamper to all of our members. I said it would be annual so the time has come again to gather up all your goodies and share them with your fellow members. Your gift can be a discount on a product or service, an hour consultation, a free trial, whatever you would like – just use your imagination.
Send your special offer to members at iia dot ie before Friday 4th December at 5pm and I’ll wrap it up, shake some elve dust on it and send it on it’s merry way.
To trial their ad platform and for research purposes, Mugurdy are planning to place graphic advertising on the search results page. They are seeking trial advertisers. The trial advertisers will receive reports on the number of impressions, click through rates, geographical breakdown etc. The trial will run for a month and there is no charge to the advertiser for the ads or reporting.
If you would like your company to participate in this trial at no cost, all that is required is a 160px by 600px graphic, the landing page the user is brought to, and the geographic regions across the globe (or everywhere) the advertiser wishes to target. Please send this information and the graphic to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact for further details.
Enterprise Ireland are offering IIA Members 50% off the registration fee for their New Software Economy event on Thursday Sept 10th from 10.30am – 1pm in The Radisson, Golden Lane. It costs €50.00 at full price so it’s a steal at €25.00 to hear the following speakers:
- Chris Hoffman, Mozilla Foundation
- Fergus Gloster, ex-VP of SalesForce.com
- Joe Drumgole, CEO of Putplace.com
Please email me at members at iia dot ie for details and discount code if you are interested.
One of our members, Spectacle Parade, have recently launched their website which is cool and clean and more importantly includes lots of promotional offers. Being a glasses wearer myself I am always keen to hear about special offers. I also noted that Spectacle Parade are making the most of their attendance at IIA events and have included BrowseAloud on their site which was highlighted at our Accessibility event last April. This is the perfect application for this technology as it is very likely that some of Spectacle Parade’s customers might need a little help.
If you are a member of the IIA and you are launching new product or service, post it to our extranet by logging in or email email@example.com and talk to me, Roseanne about writing a guest blog about your experiences.