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The Nerds are in Control

09/15/2014 04:43:24 AM

A nice mention about the IMAGE Networking Breakfast (which included our Managing Director David Douglas) is last weekend’s Weekend supplement of the Irish Independent. Also included in the photo’s are Aoife, Sharon and Louise from the ebo > read more

Never Break the Chain

09/09/2014 09:39:58 AM

Here is a link to the Gaffer’s presentation at this morning’s IMAGE Networking Breakfast: Click me to download the PDF! Shout out to Colman Walsh in for the 6 Commandments. Any question? Tweet Dave on @davefromebow > read more

Guinness Pro 12 Rugby

08/25/2014 23:08:01 PM

We’ll be comin’ at ya live from Diageo London today at the launch of the Guinness Pro 12 Rugby League. We created the mobile apps for this years competition which will be available for download shortly across iPhone, Android and Windows&# > read more

David Douglas at If you build it, will they come?

08/22/2014 01:37:43 AM

Our Managing Director David Douglas will be speaking at the next IMAGE Networking Breakfast at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. He will be joined by IMAGE Publications Editor in Chief Melanie Morris, Andrea Horan of Tropical Popical fame, Laura George fro > read more

Junior Office Administrator Role in ebow

08/21/2014 02:16:40 AM

Junior Office Administrator ebow is looking for a Junior Office Administrator to assist with the day to day running of our agency. It is essential that the chosen candidate has impeccable written and spoken english. Excellent communication and organi > read more

Sinead O’Connor at the National Concert Hall

07/26/2014 07:52:07 AM

What a great bunch of clients we do have…from the GAA to the NHC, Hurling to Sinead! Stay in a fancy hotel, dine out at a lovely restaurant and enjoy the beautiful sound of Sinead O’Connor live. Sound good? Well, the National Concert Hall hav > read more

Working with the famous Belfast Telegraph clock…

06/25/2014 11:33:54 AM

Adapting the Belfast Telegraph brand to fit and accompany the digital positioning of their new subscription based iPad app. Where we started and where we took it… ================================================================================= > read more

The GAA iPhone App

06/24/2014 05:39:26 AM

We recently updated the GAA iPhone App with a whole full ios8 redesign, feature enhancements including live feed, personalisation and The Predictor… You can download the app here. > read more

The World Cup on RTE

06/23/2014 06:44:01 AM

O the joys of the World Cup! Not only do we get to watch one of the highest scoring World Cup’s in history we also get to design the display campaign for RTE Digital. We created this display campaign for RTE to promote that RTE is the ONLY dest > read more


06/10/2014 15:25:38 PM

A quick look at the display ads we created the launch of RTE Digital’s GAAGO the official home for live and on-demand worldwide streaming of the GAA Football and Hurling Championships. What is GAAGO? GAAGO is a new premium quality service, br > read more

WIN tickets for Bryan Ferry with Strings…

06/10/2014 08:44:24 AM

Our client the National Concert Hall have a competition to win tickets for Bryan Ferry with Strings along with an overnight stay and pre-theatre meal for 2 at the Cliff Townhouse. Nice. Click here to enter: > read more

The Life of Bryan

05/29/2014 08:38:12 AM

Meet Bryan! He’s one of our digital designers and UX experts and he’s the lucky ducker who gets to be our first interviewee in our new column: Have a laugh with the staff! So Bryan, you’re a talented graphic designer. Tell us a little a > read more

Irish Independent Responsive Newsletter Design

05/27/2014 07:28:38 AM

Notice anything different about the ‘The Daily’ Newsletter? Of course you do! They’re now lovely and clean across all your devices as we’ve designed and implemented a lovely new responsive email template for the > read more

Abbey Theatre mCommerce Breaks New Territory.

05/22/2014 02:33:43 AM

The chatter in our agency these days? “Here Boss when are we gonna stop designing for the desktop first now that traffic from mobile is nearly higher….??” The answer: “Now.” Mobile is fast becoming the prime screen in Ir > read more

Confessions of an interning ebower: 4 months of ebow learnings in a nutshell!

05/16/2014 09:52:03 AM

Hi. My name is Ali Lawlor. You might remember me from such ebow blog-posts as “Think in the box” “Digital marketing nuggets for 2014” and, of course, the first “Confessions of an interning ebower.” It’s hard to believe that 4 months has > read more

Abbey Theatre 110 Moments That Inspire

05/15/2014 05:01:23 AM

To celebrate the Abbey Theatre’s 110 Year Anniversary we were commissioned to create a new interactive website which captures unique moments from the life of the Abbey Theatre over the past 110 years. The site is created using responsive desig > read more

Ask the Agency: How can I go viral?

05/08/2014 09:17:11 AM

So, the question I’m tackling today is : How can I go viral? Eurgh. Firstly, I know I’m not alone in the agency world when I say that this question gets asked A LOT. Secondly, I am sure I’m not alone when I say that weeping into my hands &# > read more

Getting into Dublin City Centre on an Average Morning

04/14/2014 05:07:46 AM

On an average November morning in 2013 56,000 people drove into Dublin and 17,000 walked…see more interesting facts below! Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. > read more

David Douglas ebow MD & Sharon Murray

04/10/2014 03:37:31 AM

David Douglas ebow the digital agency MD & Founder with Sharon Murray at the UCD Alumni Awards dinner 2014. Sharon and Dave were guests of the Marketing Institute of Ireland at this prestigious event held in the Four Season, Dublin 4. The event tak > read more

Think in the Box

04/08/2014 07:58:37 AM

Could you become more creative by looking for limitations? There is a hot philosophy being trumpeted around the creative industry at the moment: Restriction gives you freedom. Ironic? Yes. But it rings true. This was a concurrent theme running throug > read more

Test Huddle Software Testing Forum

04/07/2014 15:45:48 PM

Here it is! A kind of heaven on earth for all the software testers out there: We developed this community / forum site for our client EUROstar Conferences who run the Europe’s No.1 Software Testing Conference at the Convention Ce > read more

David Douglas ebow MD and Founder at DMX Dublin 2014

04/05/2014 12:21:54 PM

David Douglas ebow the digital agency MD spoke at the DMX Dublin Digital Marketing Conference at the Aviva Stadium in March 2014. As part of the event all the speakers recorded an interview previously with the DMX team. In the interview below David > read more

David Douglas ebow, the digital agency Entre Nous Interview

04/05/2014 04:37:13 AM

David Douglas of ebow, the digital agency and Gallerist, set up ebow in Dublin’s historical quarter in 1999, which he has since built into one of the most successful and creative digital agencies in Dublin. His passion for music is evident in > read more

Scouting Ireland Contingent Payments Portal

04/02/2014 13:00:03 PM

It’s Jamboree time in Japan this year and our client, Scouting Ireland, needed an easy to use and engaging payments portal so people can buy their Jamboree tickets. The process uses a specific contingent number so the correct payment is applied > read more

April Fails Day

04/01/2014 10:33:20 AM

I am not a fan of April Fool’s Day. I personally think that the whole success of a prank rests on one thing: that it’s unexpected. If your target sees it coming, then the whole plan withers and collapses like a swooning One Direction fan. > read more

The Top 10 Words Searched for in 2013

03/25/2014 04:40:15 AM

This is always an interesting question when considering your digital marketing and seo strategies: What exactly are people searching for? One of the best barometers of what is being talked about is what people search for. Here is what Google lists as > read more

Irish Ferries appoints ebow as digital partner

03/16/2014 05:26:16 AM

As reported in today’s Sunday Business Post we are excited to announce that ebow has been appointed as Irish Ferries digital partner. Irish Ferries appoints digital partner Irish Ferries has appointed a new digital partner. Dublin-based digita > read more

The Dublin Garden Festival

03/14/2014 12:12:47 PM

We launch this lovely new microsite for the Dublin Garden Festival this afternoon… The festival is taking place in the grounds of our illustrious neighbours Christ Church Cathedral. > read more

DMX Dublin – 48 hours later & the Top 5 have been settled…

03/14/2014 03:13:42 AM

It’s now a full 24 hours after the legendary DMX Dublin digital marketing event and to be honest – I’m a little bit worse for wear. No, the team didn’t have a heavy night to celebrate that we’d gained a bucket load of new followers, > read more

The Broadsheet Effect

03/13/2014 16:33:24 PM

Meanwhile on Broadsheet, your website can get some serious attention from just one post… Check out the post that did it by clicking or pressing here! > read more

Dublin’s Most Stylish Office – ebow, the digital agency

03/13/2014 05:25:27 AM

Dublin’s most stylish office you say? Well thank you to Plan Architecture Magazine (it’s subscription only donthcya know!) for featuring our new digital agency offices in their latest edition. We’re chuffed with the accolades and wo > read more

How do I know when I’ve found ‘The One’? (by Nikki Bertenshaw)

03/06/2014 08:49:24 AM

#asktheagency So, the first question we’ve been asked is: ?How do I know which is the right agency for me? At first glance, this may seem like a question with an obvious answer. However, when you give it a bit more thought, the decision to trust > read more

Digital Marketing Nuggets for 2014

03/04/2014 04:14:05 AM

Some useful nuggets… The winds of digital marketing trends are pickin’ up and changin’ direction. (With us and you riding on the crest of them, of course) Social Advertising vs Traditional Advertising – Goodbye for good to the way > read more

Aoife Clancy, Client Services Director, ebow

03/03/2014 05:58:44 AM

We are delighted to announce that Aoife Clancy is back with ebow, the digital agency, after extended maternity leave. Aoife, whom was previously on the board of directors, has taken up the mantle of Client Services Director. Aoife has been part of th > read more

DMX Dublin on FWA

02/26/2014 04:00:18 AM

It’s voting time again – 70% Yes to get DMX Dublin Digital Marketing Conference website on to FWA Site of the Day Public Shortlist…vote here: (PS the voting and registering is a bit of a pain in the as > read more

Entre Nous Interview with David Douglas

02/23/2014 03:37:13 AM

Digital Agency owner and Gallerist, Dave Douglas, set up ebow in Dublin’s historical quarter in 1999, which he has since built into one of the most successful and creative digital agencies in Dublin. His passion for music is evident in everythi > read more

Confessions of an interning ebower

02/21/2014 05:50:51 AM

Hello. I am a newbie to the ebow team, or a ‘newbow’. I have survived the dreaded first week as an intern and have come out the other side blinking in the colourful light. I am here to tell my tale. First, perhaps a little scribble about > read more

Allianz Leagues

02/18/2014 02:10:34 AM

We recently launched a new responsive design for the Allianz Leagues. The site works across all devices and is developed on the bespoke GAA CMS that we implemented previously. It’s a good example of two large brands coming together under 1 doma > read more

There Will Be Bugs

02/14/2014 05:08:13 AM

A list (in no particular order) of what to expect and what to watch out for when launching your brand spanking new website! Typos. They’re everywhere. You hate them. We hate them. Find a typo free website and we will give you a free website! (just > read more

Display Ad Campaign for DMX Dublin

02/14/2014 01:55:07 AM

The display advertising campaign we created for DMX Dublin, Ireland’s largest digital marketing conference as displayed on the homepage of If you’re looking to get more coverage for your brand online get in touch with ebow, the dig > read more

Responsive Email Design for DMX Dublin

02/13/2014 12:06:37 PM

What better way to sell *anything* then with email marketing? And what better way to “do” email marketing then by using responsive email design? The newsletter we designed for the Digital Marketing Conference, DMX Dublin works across all > read more

Top 30 sites used in Ireland

02/08/2014 11:00:11 AM

The following list of websites is ranked in order popularity according to Alexa data (November 2013): Alexa Data: The country traffic rank is a measure of how a website is doing among internet users in a particular country relative to other sites ove > read more

#infographic “Consumer Psychology and the E-Commerce Checkout”

02/03/2014 10:03:19 AM

Consumer Psychology and the E-Commerce Checkout – An infographic by the team at vouchercloud > read more

GAA Allianz Leagues

02/01/2014 06:35:07 AM

Fans of the GAA Allianz Ireland Leagues can use the Official GAA Predictor we created to win prizes and show off to your mates! A nice piece from ebow, the digital agency. Keepin’ it simple is key to social media engagement. Desktop: https > read more

Regarding Internships and Jobs in ebow, the digital agency. A note from the MD.

01/30/2014 03:52:13 AM

Hello, Greetings from me, my team and our keyboards! What a long day we do have together. So long that it is really difficult for us to reply to every CV, job and internship enquiry we receive.  Please note that, I, personally, receive about 10 requ > read more

5 Tips for Social Engagement

01/29/2014 08:43:20 AM

Now that Marketing and Marketing Managers are beginning to look further into the values of Social Media as a Digital Marketing tool they have, rightly, begun to measure the results in terms of engagement. Particularly so when there is no eCommerce or > read more

Irish Independent iPad Edition Homepage Takeover

01/29/2014 07:02:05 AM

It’s hard to beat when you see your homepage takeover for Ireland largest newspaper’s new iPad Edition live on their website (which also happens to be one of Ireland’s largest) We’ve been working as the Indo’s digital ag > read more

‘Get Google Ready’ in 2014 – Part 4: Google+

01/29/2014 03:09:49 AM

It’s hard to imagine that Google+ is not a highly ‘influential’ signal in their search algorithm. In their recent report on search engine ranking factors, SEO site Moz ranked Google +1’s and Facebook Likes second on their list of attributes m > read more

‘Get Google Ready’ in 2014 – Part 3: Social signals

01/23/2014 03:35:44 AM

If 2014 is the year of authority, then trust is the flip-side of that digital marketing coin. And just as your content creation should be more focused and niche in order to build authority on Google, conversely your range of social activity is the c > read more

‘Get Google Ready’ in 2014 – Part 2: Authority

01/21/2014 05:23:16 AM

Google’s ongoing algorithm updates mean no smart digital marketing exec can afford to rest on their laurels in 2014.  We know Google are putting more focus on content, mobile and social, so not only do you need a quality content marketing strategy > read more meets Abbey Theatre…

01/20/2014 14:01:16 PM

We love it when we bring our clients together, and so do they – so much so they give away great prizes: WIN! A Theatre night for six in the Abbey with dinner in Ely Bar and Brasserie. Enter here: You can read about some our > read more

‘Get Google Ready’ in 2014 – Part 1: Content

01/20/2014 11:31:38 AM

This is the first in our 4 part series on getting ‘Google Ready’ for 2014. Don’t scream, don’t even think…. just read on! Another year, another possible annihilation of your seo search strategy, right? Not if you have a > read more

FWA Site of the Day!

01/17/2014 02:34:02 AM

We need votes for @FWA site of the day…can u help get an Irish agency on the Intn’l stage? CLICK HERE TO VOTE! ==================================================================================================== ========================== > read more

It’s the foundations that make the structure

01/14/2014 07:40:21 AM

In order to ensure our clients received the best professional service from a great creative playground all our staff sign up to the ebow Employee Handbook. This handbook not only ensures all client data is protected by our structures it also provides > read more

It’s not just for likes, shares and comps ya know…

01/13/2014 12:18:33 PM

Facebook is taking a lot of stick lately for being a one trick (well, three trick) pony. Various Marketing Managers are questioning it’s role in the digital marketing mix for many reasons, including competition entrants having “no real va > read more

Irish Independent iPad Edition

01/09/2014 11:49:46 AM

We are very proud to have been involved in the new Irish Independent iPad Edition! We are involved with various projects for the Irish Independent but this is defo one of the best! It included brand positioning, creative, display ads, digital marketi > read more

Email Design Example

01/03/2014 12:35:38 PM

Here is a nice example of an email template design suite we completed for Aer Lingus Regional. They use our ebow mail system to manage their email database and look after their email sends. The template contains various CTA’s (calls to action) > read more

The Garden of Delight Dublin

01/01/2014 08:50:54 AM

A bit of history to start 2014 with…our digital agency offices use to be the ‘Garden of Delight’ anarchist bookshop and cafe. We discovered part of the old shop front when we removed the ceilings… It’s funny to see how t > read more

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Animated Gif!

12/21/2013 04:17:20 AM

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a good animated snow gif! So, that’s exactly what we did for our client Maxol’s Christmas email marketing… > read more

Happy Christmas!

12/20/2013 07:14:59 AM

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12/19/2013 05:32:00 AM

In conjunction with we have launched the #GAAFuture campaign which is a worldwide survey aimed at giving the public and supporters a chance to have their say in how they would like to see the GAA develop over the coming years. We will be > read more

Our new ebow, the digital agency logo…

12/15/2013 06:09:19 AM

Well. After nearly 10 years of our lovely ‘thought bubble’ logo we’ve decided to move on and re-do our branding to fit in with the many uses a logo can have these days including animations, Responsive Design, Facebook icons, Twitter > read more

You Big Turkey You! (How not to poison the family this Christmas….)

12/14/2013 08:40:47 AM

You Turkey you….how not to poison the family courtesy of an #infographic we designed for our clients Safefood Gobble. Gobble. Yahoooooooo…. > read more

ebow office refurb 2013

12/13/2013 11:44:41 AM

Media Release ebow’s new office design bringing it all back home Stripping back of digital agency’s office uncovers gems from its rich past 22nd November, 2013 – Dublin: Dublin digital agency ebow has just completed one of the most unique o > read more

Art & Soul: IMAGE magazine profile of our MD David Douglas

12/13/2013 07:12:03 AM

Showcasing his passion for photography, rock ‘n’ roll and pop culture, digital media guru Dave Douglas’ pad oozes personality and characterful design. SUZIE COEN gets a tour. Photographs by CLIONA O’FLAHERTY. Plenty of confidence – and a cl > read more

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