Shane’s Queen Site gets a major revamp and site move

After a few month’s redevelopment Shane’s Queen Site is now resident on shanemcdonald.ie having moved from the old queen.shanemcdonald.org address. My Queen website started life on tinet one of the pre-eircom web hosting solutions dating back to 1998. At...
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Doctor Strange – Movie Review

Doctor Strange – Synopsis Dr. Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that...
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Littlewoods Ireland Christmas Commercial

Normally, the first Christmas commercial I see comes with a cry of ‘No, its far too early for this’. But this year, the first Christmas commercial I saw was for Littlewoods Ireland and I actually liked it. Now, part of the reason why I liked it was because...
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Movie Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set in 1926, location New York city. Newt Scamander played by Eddie Redmayne, has just completed a worldwide expedition in order to find and document Fantastic Beasts. As he arrives in New York he runs into...
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Arrival – Movie Review

Arrival – Synopsys When 12 gigantic pod-like spacecraft land in 12 locations around the world, panic takes hold … ‘Arrival’. Linguistics professor Louise Banks (played by Amy Adams) is called in to lead a team of investigators. Everyone wants...
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Nocturnal Animals – Movie Review

Nocturnal Animals Synopsis Nocturnal Animals opens with Susan (played by Amy Adams), a successful Los Angeles art-gallery owner opening an exhibit. Her life, which looks to be very affluent and successful, is anything but. Her second husband is constantly travelling...
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Oh No – DOFUS is President

Oh No, Donald Trump is the new President of the United States. After months of worrying that Donald Trump would get into the White House, it happened. We now have someone with no background in politics as president. Also we have the first orange president of...
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Cigarette Butts are Irelands Biggest Litter Problem

In a recent survey of litter in Ireland, it was found that Irelands cities and towns are now cleaner than they have been for many years – thanks to better awareness from the public, more bins and a huge effort from city and town councils. However, some...
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Travel

Top 5 Things to Do in Christchurch, New Zealand

Top 5 Things to Do in Christchurch, New Zealand

My Top 5 things to do in Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand has had it’s share of troubles in the past few years and I visited here in 2011 and 2014. In 2011 we were not able to access the city due to the damage. In 2014 we were able to access... read more

In the News

Oh No – DOFUS is President

Oh No – DOFUS is President

Oh No, Donald Trump is the new President of the United States. After months of worrying that Donald Trump would get into the White House, it happened. We now have someone with no background in politics as president. Also we have the first orange president of... read more

Ireland

Littlewoods Ireland Christmas Commercial

Littlewoods Ireland Christmas Commercial

Normally, the first Christmas commercial I see comes with a cry of ‘No, its far too early for this’. But this year, the first Christmas commercial I saw was for Littlewoods Ireland and I actually liked it. Now, part of the reason why I liked it was because... read more

Internet & Technology

Twitter Verification for All

Twitter Verification for All

Twitter have announced that there is now an online application process in order to get your Twitter account set as a verified status. Verified accounts on Twitter allow people to identify important individuals and organisation ensuring that the followers know that... read more

Lifestyle

Reviews

Doctor Strange – Movie Review

Doctor Strange – Movie Review

Doctor Strange – Synopsis Dr. Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that... read more

Photography

First Use of the Lee Filters system

First Use of the Lee Filters system

Over the past 7 or 8 years I have experimented with using filters. I started off using very cheap ones I got online for under £10. Those were real rubbish but I could see the potential. I then upgraded to brand name filters, I won’t name the company as those...

I am an experienced digital marketer with over 20 years experience in programming, online marketing and online technologies

My expertise is in PPC, online display advertising, e-mail marketing, SEO and social media marketing

My Background

My background is actually in C programming, and I worked for a few years in the telecoms sector in Dublin. I took a year out to work for Sensis in Sydney, Australia, finally I moved into the area of web development. I ran my own web development and online marketing company for over 5 years before moving to my current role.

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My Qualifications

My main qualifications are B.Sc in Commercial Software Development from Waterford Institute of Technology, as well as a Masters in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I recently completed a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing with the Digital Marketing Institute, as my current role is in e-commerce, online sales and social media marketing.

My Interests

I enjoy photography & over the past few years have developed my skills in that area. I mainly shoot landscape but I also enjoy food, travel & event photography. I also enjoy music & in 2015 played on 2 stages at the Glastonbury festival and more recently I played 4 nights at Garter Lane Waterford for the Tramore M.S. production of ‘Rock of Ages’.

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Social Media

I’m active on social media and due to the background in photography I have a recent fondness for the Instagram platform as well as sites like 500px and Flickr. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn … connect with me below. I tweet daily but not too much, normally 7-13 tweets per day – I look forward to connecting !

Drop Me a Line

If you wish to contact me, my email is simply me @ Shane McDonald.ie – also don’t forget to connect on social media if you wish…

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