I just wanted to wish all the visitors and readers of my blog a Very Happy Christmas. The site has come a long way in 2016. May saw the majority of the site move form shanemcdonald.org to www.shanemcdonald.ie and December saw my Queen Site move across to the...read more
I recently had a full day in London with no plans other than to explore areas I had not been to before. The city is a wonderful spot to visit and I have been there about 15-20 times before (not really sure to be honest). This time I wanted to see parts of the city I...read more
In the News
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
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 pedestrians and...read more
Internet & Technology
I get these from Paypal Phishing emails time to time and I'm sure anyone with an active email account will also. We are all used to seeing spam emails pretending to be from valid companies all the time. The question is how can you spot if these are legitimate...read more
Do you remember the Daleks from Dr. Who? Those things really frightened me, but now the Dalek family are coming back. There is no Dalek invasion or Dalek army coming to feast on us. No, the Dalek are coming to us to help us with relaxation. According to this fantastic...read more
Loving is based on a true story of an interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving. They married in 1958 and although interracial marriage was illegal in the state of Virginia they married in Washington DC. As they tried to make their family home in the law was...read more
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 filters...
I am Shane McDonald, an experienced digital marketer with over 20 years experience in programming, online marketing and online technologiesMy expertise is in PPC, online display advertising, e-mail marketing, SEO and social media marketing
My background is actually in C programming, and I worked for a few years in the mobile 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 in digital marketing.
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 area of e-commerce, digital marketing, and social media marketing.
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’.
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 !