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We’re Nominated, Blog Awards Ireland 2014

It’s that time of year and STAR is a part of it yet again!

Blog Awards 2014

Our blog has been nominated under the category of Best Blog of an SME 2014. And we’ve made the long list.

We were also nominated last year. All the team members here at STAR Translation Dublin are delighted to be recognized for our work.

Blog Awards 2014 Nominated, Ireland

Click on the button to view all the nominations on the long list under Best Blog of an SME. The Best Blog of an SME is sponsored by Digital Training Institute formerly Mediabox.

We enjoy writing fresh and exciting content for our subscribers and followers online. We’re actually busy beavering away on a completely new website and blog, so watch out for our new site in mid-August.

Visit the official Blog Awards Ireland website for all the details and other nominations.

The STAR Team

And the Nominees are…

Top Language Lovers 2014 competition

Nominees for Top 100 Language Lovers 2014

STAR Dublin has been recently nominated in two categories as part of the ‘Top 100 Language Lovers 2014’ competition. A competition hosted by the language portal and the Lexiophiles Language blog. We have been nominated for similar awards in the past. Nonetheless, we are thrilled to be nominated as always.

The first category is Language Professionals’ Blogs where we have been placed among thousands of participants. The second category in which we have also been nominated is Language Twitter account. This year’s [competition] is the seventh edition. The voting has already begun and you can cast your votes now.

We won’t get upset if you don’t vote for us! and Lexiophiles are looking for the best 100 language lovers; there are a total of five categories. They are:

  • Language learning blogs
  • Language professionals’ blogs
  • Language Twitter accounts
  • Language Facebook pages
  • Language YouTube channels

Out of these five social media categories, everybody can vote for their chosen “language lovers”. The voting phase starts from the 20th of May through the 9th of June 2014. Once all votes have been cast, the final tally consists of Lexiophiles’ ranking criteria (50%) and users’ votes (50%). The winners will be announced on the 12th of June 2014.

Voting is simple. Use the buttons below to direct you to the polls in either category.

Vote the Top 100 Language Professional Blogs 2014

Vote for us in the Language professionals’ blog category!

Vote the Top 100 Language Twitterer 2014

Vote for us in the Language Twitter account category!

The STAR Team

Blog Awards Ireland 2013, Nominated

Blog Awards Ireland 2013, nomination 2013

Nominated in the Blog Awards Ireland 2013

Thanks to all our readers this year. We’re delighted to tell you we’ve been nominated again this year for the Irish Blog Awards.

The Blog Awards Ireland take place every year, celebrating all the cool blogging in Ireland. This competition is divided into 30 blog categories. Our blog is nominated for the Best Blog of an SME Business category.

Two important deadlines:

  • The 8th of September is the first date when we will discover the shortlist of 30 SMEs
  • The best blogger will be awarded on the 12th of October at the Osprey Hotel in Naas

We wish all the other entrants in the various categories the best of luck and may the best blog win!

The STAR Team

Language Lovers 2013

Voting open, Language Lovers 2013

Vote the Top 100 Language Professional Blogs, Language Lovers 2013

We were nominated! Please vote for us in the Top 100 Language Professional Blog category.

The STAR Team

Abair Leat! Blogging in Irish

Abair Leat! website and blogging in Irish

Blogging in Irish / Abair Leat website

Blogging in Irish with Abair Leat

Abair Leat! is the world’s first exclusive minority language messaging app.

It’s also the first social network in the world exclusively dedicated to a minority language.

The website promotes the Irish language only. Irish language professionals, the media and students can interact in Irish, therefore it gives the opportunity to practice your Irish in an informal way. This tool is very helpful to improve one’s language skills whatever your command of Irish.

The idea came from the teachers of the Irish College, Coláiste Lurgan in Galway, to help its students prepare for their Leaving Certificate examinations. They plan to reach over 5,000 users by the end of 2012. Plans are to include an integrated thesaurus and a smartphone app. It’s great to see new ideas like this, and we fully support the initiative.

Irish culture is important to us at STAR Translation. We like to promote the Irish language through our services by providing free Irish translation such as our Word of the Day series on YouTube, and by providing professional Irish language document translation.

The STAR Team

Updated: 25th of March 2016

Blog Awards Ireland 2012, Nominated

Blog Awards Ireland 2012, nominated

We’re nominated / Blog Awards Ireland 2012

Blog Awards Ireland 2012, We’re Nominated

We’ve been nominated!

The nominations are up and we’ve become a blog awards nominee for 2012 for the Blog Awards 2012 and we’ve made the list. The awards celebrate the best Irish blogs in a variety of categories.

Our blog is up against a number of candidates in the SME sector, so thanks to all our readers and fingers crossed for the next stage.

Blogging can be great fun, but it’s also really hard work. Creating content and putting it together in a form that’s easy to read and interesting for users is a challenge that we love to do. We love language and we have been blogging for a few years now. As language people, we are always looking for the next big thing in communication.

Interestingly, this year, the Blog Awards Ireland 2012 features a Best Blog in an Irish Language category for the first time. As Irish speakers, we have a keen interest in this area and it looks like there are some great sites out there written in Irish every day. What’s interesting is that they also cover serious topics of the day as well as social media trends.

Irish is certainly becoming cooler on the social media side. We’ve certainly noticed that over the last two years more people have been speaking Irish. Steady growth and having Irish softly integrated into our society is good for the language and its culture.

Best of luck to all the nominees and we look forward to the big awards night.

The STAR Team

Sockies at the Mansion House

Sockies 2012

If you were tweeting around Dublin last night, you would have seen the Sockies hashtag trending.

This is the hashtag for the Social Media Awards 2012. As finalists, we attended the grand ceremony last night at the Mansion House. We were up against OMG Jedward’s Dream Factory on TRTÉ, @Lokofotodotcom, Saint Patrick’s Day and Captain Morgan — Dare the Captain! for the Best PR Campaign.

As you can imagine, the competition was tough. We lost against Jedward. It is not really losing, is it? No matter what the result, we were really delighted to hear “And the nominees are: STAR Translation and Jedward!”

You could just about hear our name amongst the cheers for the nominees as they came up on the big screen.

This is our first time being a finalist in such an event. We enjoyed every moment of it. Plus we got to chat with the other nominees.

It was great to meet our competitors, customers and partners. We also met blogger Amanda from; the event organizer, Damien Mulley and the famous Rick O’Shea and many other hosts.

Looking forward to next year already.

See the photos of the event on our Facebook Page.

The STAR Team

Social Media Awards 2012, Nominated

Social Media Awards 2012 nominated

Social Media Awards 2012, Nomination /Sockies

We have been recently nominated for the Bord Gáis Social Media Awards 2012.

100 judges took part in the shortlist process. The final list will be revealed next week but we are already very pleased to announce our nomination for this national event. We have been nominated in 4 categories:

The winners will be announced at the finale ceremony which will takes place at the Mansion House in Dublin on 17th of May 2012.

Taking part in this special event and being nominated means a lot to STAR. It is the chance to be recognized for our hard work. For those who are following us, you might have noticed that we are indeed very active through our blog, Facebook page, Twitter account and even our YouTube channel to provide our customers and partners with the best tips regarding translation, languages and Irish.

STAR was formed in 2002, since then we do our best to help our customers grow their business. This is why this year STAR has focused so much on social media. We want to inform our customer that we are always here and ready to help their business to grow worldwide.

We already know that the competition will be tough since we are up against Jedward in one of them for instance. View all the nominations and find the latest information on Social Media Awards.

The STAR Team

Bord Gáis Energy Social Media Awards 2012, Nominated

Social Media Awards 2012, nominated

We are delighted to tell you that STAR has been nominated for the Bord Gáis Energy Social Media Awards 2012. Over the past six months, our followers will know over that we’ve been blogging, posting on Facebook and Tweeting like mad to tell everyone about translation and language. It’s been really hard work, but great fun too.


We’ve a couple of great videos that we produced, including our learn how to speak Irish videos.

The culmination of all the hard work is that we are nominated in four separate categories:

  • Online PR Campaign
  • Blog of a Business
  • Video / Video Campaign (non-broadcast)
  • Best Business Twitter account: marketing, sales sponsored

The competition will be tough. We’re up against Jedward in one of them! Wish us luck!

You can view the entire nomination list on the Social Media Award website.

The STAR Team

Tips for SEO for Big Brands

Top Tips for SEO

As a translation services company, we provide both document and website translation services. That’s why we are also interested in SEO.

When launching or managing a website, or a blog, you need to look at the best SEO practices in order to optimise the visibility of your site on the Web.

Here is an interesting infographic we found on this subject that we want to share…

Six tips on SEO for big brands

Image credit: Neo Mam Studios

The STAR Team