2009 Irish Blog Award Sponsors


Pix.ie are the sponsor for 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.

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 Conn Ó Muíneacháin a bhunaigh an comhlacht. Edgecast Media also publishes the Irish edition of Intruders.TV.


Boards.ie are sponsors of the Best Sport & Recreation Blog. Boards.ie is Ireland’ss largest message board site, with around 200,000 members and over 5.5 million postings. Many topics are discussed from an Irish perspective, ranging from arts and society to business and technology.

iQ Content

iQ Content have sponsored the Best Specialist Blog category for the third year running. 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


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.

Bord Bia

Bord Bia is sponsoring the best Food & Drink blog category.Bord Bia is the Irish food, drink and horticulture industry’s trade development and promotion organisation. Our mission is to drive the success of a world-class Irish food drink and horticulture industry by providing strategic market development, promotion and information services.


Founded in 1994, Mamut (OSE “MAMUT”) is a leading European provider of complete, integrated software solutions and internet services for SMEs. Mamut offers complete and user-friendly solutions at the best value for money integrating CRM, sales force, logistics, accounting, e-commerce, domains, e-mail, web hosting and security. More than 400,000 European customers simplify their daily business with solutions from Mamut.


SpinnakerPro is an award-winning web-based email marketing solution designed for marketing professionals. SpinnakerPro enables you to deploy highly targeted and relevant email marketing campaigns to your subscribers with real-time measurable results.


Dine to Meet offer a unique alternative to the complex and often unrewarding world of meeting people. Not a dating service, Dine to Meet is more a facilitator for getting groups of like minded people together to enjoy each others company while savouring a great meal.

IGO People

IGOpeople is a network for the real world, one place online where you can stay connected with the people, groups and organisations who matter to you. Once you’re connected, you can use the network to start and join in conversations. You can have conversations with friends, groups, organisations you deal with or the wider IGOpeople network.


Teamwork Project Manager is an easy-to-use online teamwork & project management software application that helps managers, staff and clients work together more productively online.


Red Cardinal provides organic search engine optimisation, content (MVT) testing, usability analysis and general online strategy services to clients big and small, in Ireland and sometimes much further afield. The owner, and currently sole employee, is one Richard Hearne, who occasionally writes over on the Red Cardinal blog.

Beecher Networks

Beecher Networks is an Internet consultancy specialising in the development, implementation and management of Internet-based applications and solutions.

KRO IT solutions

KRO IT Solutions Limited is based in the heart of Ireland and we serve clients both nationally and internationally. We intend to become Ireland’s most significant provider of modern, reliable, integrated, and efficient bespoke software to small and medium enterprises.

A Stitch In Time Embroidery

A Stitch In Time Embroidery are providing colourful canvas goodie bags for this year’s Irish Blog Awards. ASIT are Dublin’s premier quality embroiderers, providing everything from one-off personal monograms to large-scale corporate logo runs, and have an online catalogue of more than 2,000 items to choose from.


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 2009 Blog Awards.


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