2008 Irish Blog Award Sponsors


PutPlace is the sponsor for the Best Blog Category at the Blog Awards. PutPlace is an online service that helps home users manage long term storage of their digital content. PutPlace will provide you with an online backup service that backups up all your digital content, across all the devices in the home and recognises the fact that these devices are related to each other. PutPlace is Digital Memory for your Digital Lifetime.


LouderVoice is the sponsor of Best Blog Post. LouderVoice is the Irish reviews web-site for writing, finding and sharing reviews. From wonderful movies, to mediocre wines, the best restaurants in Torremolinos or Hawaiian music, people review what interests them. Anyone can review by SMS, blog, microblog or video and share their experiences with the community.

Glandore Systems

Glandore Systems are the sponsors of Most Humorous Post. Glandore Systems is a software development company specalising in web applications and custom software for the human capital industry.


Pix.ie are the Photography sponsor this year, sponsoring the official photos for the event and the Best Photo Blog category. Pix.ie is an Irish company which provides community orientated photo sharing for everybody. We enable people to create free accounts where they can upload, organise and share up to 500MB of photos per month without limiting the number of photos or albums. Using our extensive, groups based privacy controls, our users can completely customise who can view their photos and what viewers can do with them

Poetry Ireland

Poetry Ireland are the sponsors of Best of the Best Arts and Culture Blog category. Poetry Ireland/Éigse Éireann is the national organisation for poetry in Ireland. We serve all 32 counties and receive support from The Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Digital Revolutionaries

Digital Revolutionaries are the sponsors of the Best Political Blog cateogry. Digital Revolutionaries – Internet strategies for the progressive not-for-profit sector


SalesJobs.ie are the sponsors of the Best Group Blog Category. SalesJobs.ie is a niche jobs board for Irish Sales Professionals. Listing 1000’s of sales jobs from companies and recruitment agencies nationwide. SalesJobs.ie is part of the JobsOnlineGroup bringing quality jobs straight to your desktop.

Microsoft Ireland’s Developer and Platform Group

Microsoft Ireland’s Developer and Platform Group are the sponsor of the Best Personal Blog category. The Group was set up to help Irish developers and IT professionals get the tools and the knowledge they need to get the most out of Microsoft’s products. Visit http://blogs.msdn.com/ireland/ for the latest news from the group. We are delighted to support the ever-expanding blogging community in Ireland and this year’s Blog Awards. Best of luck to all the nominees!

Edgecast Media

Edgecast Media has sponsored of the Best Use of the Irish Language in a Blog category. Edgecast Media is a digital media production company which specialises in blogs, podcasts and social media. Is iar-bhuaitheoir san Irish Blog Awards é Conn Ó Muíneacháin a bhunaigh an comhlacht. Is léiritheoir neamhspleách raidio é, chomh maith le bheith ina fhoilsitheoir idirlín. Edgecast Media also publishes the Irish edition of Intruders.TV and plans to significantly expand its output in 2008.


BitBuzz are the sponsors of the Best Technology Blog/Blogger category. Bitbuzz is Ireland’s largest independent Wi-Fi Network and is currently being installed in numerous public areas throughout the country. The Bitbuzz Service is based on Wi-Fi technology, which allows you to access the Internet, connect to your office-based systems or use email at significantly faster speeds than any other wireless technology in the market.

BB Gardens

BB Gardens have sponsored Best Designed Blog. BB Gardens is run by Bobby Buckley. BB Gardens will supply planting schemes, design and arrange borders, design and plant woodlands. BB Gardens are environmentally aware and their philosophy is: Gardening not for the moment but for the whole year.


Boards.ie are sponsors of the Best Sport & Recreation Blog. Boards.ie is Ireland’s largest message board site, with around 90000 members and over 5.5 million postings. Many topics are discussed from an Irish perspective, ranging from arts and society to business and technology.


Search9Media is the sponsor for the Best News/Current Affairs Blog Category. Search9Media is a Dublin based Blog Network (we think the first to launch in Ireland). We’ll be producing quality based content on a number of subjects by extremely talented writers.

iQ Content

iQ Content have sponsored the Best Specialist Blog category again this year. iQ Content is an Irish company, based in Dublin, working for clients from across Europe. We’re passionate about helping to create better websites. We do this in four ways:

1. Expertise: we provide expert advice in the key areas of web usability, accessibility, content and strategy
2. Knowledge: we help create and share knowledge by conducting original research, and collating the best internet resources we can find
3. Outsourcing: we help address client resource constraints by providing expert development and content creation services
4. Training: we share and transfer our knowledge through public and in-house training events


Edelman are the sponsor of the Best Newcomer Category at the Blog Awards. Edelman is one of the leading PR firms in Ireland and is dedicated to delivering strategic, creative and innovative campaigns that differentiate companies, brands and social programs.


FirstPartners are the sponsors of the Best Business Blog Category. FirstPartners.net build the ugly bits of websites. Not the lovely front ends but the bits that do the heavy lifting – the bits that ensure your bank balance is correct, that your ticket is there when you arrive at the airport, or bits that capture your teams’ knowledge . We deliver using a combination of Enterprise Java Technology, our custom Red-Piranha framework and Agile project techniques.


DownLoadMusic.ie have sponsored the Best Music Blog Category. Downloadmusic.ie – Independent music website for Irish bands & Singer/Songwriters. Hosting over 580 artists including from Aslan, Luan Parle, The Frank & Waletrs etc. Songs can be paid for via SMS and all sales are counted toward the official Irish charts. Merchandsie, CDs & Tickets can also be purchased on the site.

Food Blog Sponsor

* Best Food/Drink Blog –

This Is knit

This Is Knit have sponsored the Best Crafts Blog category. This is Knit is a modern yarn shop based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin offering great service in a friendly atmosphere. We stock the widest range of quality knitting yarns in Dublin, along with stylish patterns and handy accessories. All of these products can also be ordered from our online shop for delivery all over Ireland and beyond!


Weeno Media have sponsored the Best Popculture blog category. At Weeno Media we know the media you want to deliver, so you don’t have to. Be it 3D, interactive Flash, embedded and live audio or video, Weeno brings companies to the web in a unique, multimedia driven package. Specialising in a client focused approach, Weeno delivers a personalised service from the initial pitch to the completed product. Weeno Media was founded by Ciaran Rooney and Paul Flood in 2006.”

RedFly Marketing

RedFly Marketing have sponsored the Best Blog from a Journalist category. RedFly Marketing is an online marketing marketing company based in Dublin specializing in paid search management, SEO and social media marketing. RedFly has worked with clients across the globe with special focus in the travel, technology and finance sectors


Hosting365 are once again sponsoring the champagne for all the winners this year. Hosting365 is Ireland’s largest hosting provider. Specialising in providing infrastructure services for dedicated servers, data warehousing, email, web site hosting and domain names. Hosting365 offer dedicated support engineers based in on-site in our data-centre.


RaboDirect are the sponsors of the Podcast for the Blog Awards.To help you with your financial planning you need up to the minute information. At RaboDirect we have made a suite of podcasts to help make your money work even harder for you. Logon to RaboDirect.ie, your money will thank you for it.


Doop have sponsored the musical entertainment for the evening of the Blog Awards. Doop make websites better. In fact we do all sorts of interesting things related to digital media ranging from podcasting to application building to whatever it is you need to do. We understand the digital world

John Blackbourn Internet Systems

John Blackbourn has built the nomination and judging system for the 2008 Blog Awards.


Blacknight one again are the hosting partners for the Blog Awards.

Irish Broadband

Ireland’s leading wireless internet service provider, Irish Broadband, is the sponsor of this year’s Best News/Current Affairs Blog.

Irish Broadband offers residential and business customers a range of high speed wireless and DSL products, which afford easy access to the internet, from as little as €18.95 per month.

Irish Broadband’s customers benefit from a fixed monthly fee without hidden charges such as line rental costs, phone call charges or download limits.