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Applegree receives the Star of 2016 Award at the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards in Brussels

Applegreen wins prestigious European SME Award

Star of 2016 award won by Applegreen Applegreen, the #1 motorway service area operator in the Republic of Ireland, has won the prestigious “Star of 2016” at the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards. Applegreen beat off stiff competition from the two other companies shortlisted by the independent jury - Northern Ireland-based Kainos Group plc and Spain’s Inclam Group plc to take the Award in Brussels.
Hybrid's National Sales Manager - Textile & Apparel, Stephen Woodall with the Mimaki Tx300P-1800 printer in the company's showroom.

Mimaki Tx300P-1800 already proving a Fashionable Choice

Strong uptake on Mimaki Tx300P from both the education sector and within the textile printing industry. Following its unveiling during ITMA Milan, the popular Mimaki Tx300P-1800 has put the manufacturer at the forefront of direct-to-textile printing bringing…
Ricoh Ireland Receives Business Working Responsibly Mark for a Second Time

Ricoh Ireland Receives Business Working Responsibly Mark.

 For a second time, Ricoh is recognised as a Company that has responsible and sustainable business practices Dublin Castle was the venue for Ricoh Ireland receiving certification to the Business Responsibly Working Mark. It is the second time they received it…
Irish Stock Exchange Quarterly Statistics Q3 2016

Irish Stock Exchange Quarterly Statistics Q3 2016

Q3 2016 statistics show over 35,000 securities listed on Irish Stock Exchange markets Listings on ISE markets exceed 35,000 securities 1,438 new debt listings in Q3 including Canadian, Latin American and European issuers Funds from Babson Capital, WisdomTree…

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Applegree receives the Star of 2016 Award at the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards in Brussels

Applegreen wins prestigious European SME Award

Star of 2016 award won by Applegreen Applegreen, the #1 motorway service area operator in the Republic of Ireland, has won the prestigious “Star of 2016” at the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards. Applegreen beat off stiff competition from the two other…
Irish Stock Exchange Quarterly Statistics Q3 2016

Irish Stock Exchange Quarterly Statistics Q3 2016

Q3 2016 statistics show over 35,000 securities listed on Irish Stock Exchange markets Listings on ISE markets exceed 35,000 securities 1,438 new debt listings in Q3 including Canadian, Latin American and European issuers Funds from Babson Capital, WisdomTree…
Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) infographic re Q2 2016 statistics and highlights

ISE shows growth

Irish Stock Exchange listing figures grow to over 35,000 securities Quarterly statistics published by the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) on 14 July show that the ISE has over 35,000 securities from over 4,000 issuers in 80 countries around the globe on its…
Dalata Executive Team at the launch of Dalata Hotel Group at the Irish Stock Exchange

Irish Stock exchange extends to 28 companies

Dalata Hotel Group joins the ISE’s Main Securities Market Dalata Hotel Group (Dalata), the largest hotel operator in Ireland, has transferred its listing to a primary listing on the Main Securities Market (MSM) of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE). Dalata…
(L-R) Justin Keatinge, CEO, Version 1, Orla O'Gorman, Head of Equity, ISE, Karl Flannery, CEO, Storm Technology, Eoin Goulding, CEO, Integrity 360 at the graduation of IPOready

#IPOready companies graduate from ISE leadership programme

 High-potential companies have graduated from #IPOready #IPOready is the Irish Stock Exchange’s leadership programme for executives, which enhances skills in raising capital, investor relations and business management. Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and…
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Quarterly Statistics - Irish Stock Exchange

Q1 2016 statistics show 34,382 securities listed on ISE markets. Main headlines: Listings on ISE markets grow to almost 34,400 securities Equity trades reach record levels and turnover rises by 26% as ISE extends its strategic partnership with Deutsche…

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Hans‐Ole Jochumsen re‐elected as FESE President

Deirdre Somers re‐elected as FESE Vice President.On 29th November 2012, the General Assembly of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) unanimously approved to renew the appointment of Hans‐Ole Jochumsen, Executive Vice President of the NASDAQ…

Euro rates fixed – but for how long?

The European Central Bank (ECB) has kept rates at 1 per cent despite growing concern about creeping inflation in Germany and high consumer prices throughout the euro zone. Add the impact of pumping €1 trillion of ECB liquidity into Europe’s banks and some…

GLOBAL STOCKS and COMMODITIES

First day trading 2012 UK The UK FTSE ended up 2.3 per cent to close at its highest level since the end of October last year as it played catch-up on the gains made elsewhere on Monday when the London markets were closed for the New Year bank holiday. It…

Snapshot of Irish shares and European stocks over Christmas

The trend for some Irish shares was marked by a slight upward move, principally led by companies such as CRH and Aminex. However, shares fell elsewhere as investors continued to show concern about the size of the loan book from the European Central Bank to…

Markets surge on Central Banks' intervention

It’s amazing what happened when the US Federal Reserve as well as the world's five other main central banks flooded the markets with cheap access to US dollars this week! World stock markets surged! The Irish exchange rose 3.9% with the FTSE in the UK gaining…
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U.S. Stocks Update Wednesday 23rd November 2011

Stock Sectors 3 Month % Change Communications -4.04% Consumer Durables -2.91% Consumer Non-Durables +0.23% Commercial Services +1.67% Electronic Technology +4.05% Energy Minerals +0.69% Finance -4.41% Health Services +3.61% Retail Trade +7.41% Technology…

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Santa's Marketing is worth copying.

Robert Tallent.
The Synergy Group.
Originally published 7th December 2012.
Updated 8th December 2015

Santa Clause and ChildSanta Clause and ChildSanta Clause is alive and well. He can teach us all lessons on Marketing and Branding.  Through the ages he is always successful and making enough money to survive for another year. He has survived recessions, depressions and just about any economic scenario. Why has his marketing strategies worked better than yours? It's simple really. It is because he uses solid, proven psychology. He knows he doesn't have to use new gimmicky techniques when he hasn't changed his marketing for decades.  His simple marketing has stood the test of time.

Everybody believes in Santa, because the big man from the north pole will rock on forever and you too can do the same if you stick to the basics. Find out if your product or service matches up by reading the article below.

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A little bit of planning goes a long way

A little bit of planning goes a long wayA little bit of planning goes a long wayIt’s the 1st week of December and the Christmas season is officially here. I love this time of year. However, for many businesses, it can be a hectic time leading up to Christmas and the New Year with extra holidays, extra business (we hope) and parties.With a bit of forward planning you can make sure your business gets through the season intact and is ready to hit the ground running in 2016.

Here at DPNlive, we have prepared a few survival tips for our readers to make sure this is both an enjoyable and prosperous time for you and your business.

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The Wolf of Wall Street in the Real Print World. Part 2

Sell me this penSell me this penPart 1 can be seen here

3 videos can be seen in this article and 2 more can be seen at the bottom of the home page of this site

Let’s look at some simple sales frameworks.

  1. Gather information. So how do you go about that?
    You want to understand what kind of person you are selling to. How will they will use your pen? If they are in management, they probably sign important documents.

    Listening to them will give you background and hints as to how to most effectively persuade them to buy your pen.
  2. Respond to the information by identifying their need for the pen and the fact that an unmemorable pen used on a memorable document could hamper thinking. What would happen if they didn’t have a pen? You need to identify their pain.
  3. Deliver information on your pen. Show the importance of using your pen to their job position. Highlight the benefits of your pen, the fact that it has blue ink which distinguishes the original from a copy
  4. Hand back the pen telling them that they can keep the pen for a week and you will call back next Friday, at which stage they can place an order or give you back the pen.

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The Wolf of Wall Street in the Real Print World.  Part 1

Sell me this penSell me this pen

Part II can be read here complete with videos.

If you have ever interviewed for a job as either the interviewer or the interviewee, you may have come across this statement. You can also see it in the film “The Wolf of Wall Street”.

Assume you are the managing director or sales manager of your company and you want to test the sales ability of your sales people at the next meeting. Take a pen from your pocket and ask one of them to sell it to you. I would be surprised if any of them will be able to sell it to you. If one can’t do it, move to the next and the next. Move fast and they have to think fast.

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Government Organisations see

less urgency to adapt to technology-led change.

Carsten Bruhn executive vice president Ricoh EuropeCarsten Bruhn executive vice president Ricoh EuropeTwo thirds of Government executives acknowledge that their organisation needs to change faster over next three years to keep up with changing business conditions - but just 27 per cent feel significant or extreme pressure to adapt to the rapid change required. In addition 55 per cent are expecting slight or no technology-led disruption over the next three years, compared to just 29 per cent of business executives across all sectors. This lack of urgency and minimal perceived pressure among government leaders to change is revealed in a study called The Challenge of Speed, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Ricoh.

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