Nominee for the Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2022

We are delighted to have six Cork Chamber Digital Marketing Award nominations between Narration and our clients.

Stephen’s 24 Stories community is nominated for the Best Content Creation and the Best use of Digital Marketing for the Greater Good for his 24 Stories Podcast series. Have a listen to the podcast here.

Also, we are happy to share that our clients Cogan’s Toyota have been nominated in both Best use of Twitter and Best use of LinkedIn categories for Business.

The brand Experience Myrtleville which we worked closely with Paul and the Bunnyconnellan Restaurant team to bring to life has been nominated for the Best Social Media Campaign.

DexGreen Ltd is nominated for the Best Transformation and Best LinkedIn. Narration helped this telecommunication company to expand from traditional marketing to digital marketing over the past year.

Last but not least, Douglas Village Shopping Centre is nominated for the Best Use of Instagram.

Well done to all our clients and good luck to all companies who have been nominated.


Irish Podcast - 24 Stories

24 Stories Nominated for Irish Podcast Awards 2022!

24 Stories is a tribe for storytellers in Cork. A community founded by Stephen Ryan. Throughout the episodes, we bring entrepreneurs from small to big businesses who are here to tell the inside story of how they built their brands. 

24 Stories is shortlisted for the Bullseye Award which honours the podcasts that are producing exceptional listening experiences for niche audiences and those underrepresented in other Irish media. Open to shows with under 5,000 listens per episode.

Here is what Stephen has to say about his recent nomination. 

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Chris Kubbernus joins Irish TV and Social Media Influencer Vogue Williams as one of many familiar faces that will be telling their story at the very first 24 Stories Conference at Fota Island Resort on March 22nd

Chris has been named by Forbes magazine as the number one business expert on snapchat having built up a large following giving people advice on building their brand and how to excel at content marketing. In recent years the Canadian has built the very successful digital agency Kubb & Co in Copenhagen and speaks at several marketing conferences around the world every year.

24 Stories is a new marketing conference in Cork that is aimed at helping people create better stories for themselves and their business. Founded by one of Cork’s well-known marketeers Stephen Ryan, the conference will get to hear fascinating stories from a variety people across different industries including TV, Film, Music, Retail, Tech, Digital and much more.

“Marketing to me is more about engaging with people that selling them things, therefore good stories are essential” said Stephen Ryan who was previously head of marketing at both Fota Wildlife Park and Cork’s RedFM. Stephen set up 24 stories in October as a new network for people interested in Marketing in Cork where they can listen to regular talks on topics related to marketing.

The 24 Stories conference features 4 keynote speakers who will all give their own unique perspective on how marketing is impacting on them. In addition to Chris Kubbernus the other keynote speakers include LinkedIn expert David Petherick from Scotland and one of the country’s best corporate Storytellers Jack Murray of All Good Tales and renowned tv personality Vogue Williams who will talk about life as a social media influencer having amassed over 500,000 followers on Instagram.



In addition to the 4 keynotes there will be two panels one will be on “building a brand in a digital age” and the other will be on “what makes a great video”. The panels will include Cork entrepreneur Pat Phelan, Cork Singer Songwriter Stephanie Rainey, creator of Hoziers “Take me to Church” video Brendan Canty, creator of the recent Ed Sheeran Lowden Guitars video Billy Cummings, former RTE & BBC producer Marie Toft and Deirdre Corcoran from chapter.

In addition to the morning conference there is also an option to attend afternoon workshops on Facebook, Presentation Skills, Video, LinkedIn and much more. Tickets for 24 Stories can be booked via

Special discounts available on request for charities, students, startups and groups

The Story Behind Narration

When I think back to secondary school English I always think of Romeo & Juliet, probably because it was the best story that we studied. One of the most famous questions he asked in it is What’s in a Name?

Two weeks ago I launched Narration in one of Cork’s historic venues Father Matthew Hall and explained the story behind my wishbone logo. The wishbone is a symbol for Osteogenesis Imperfecta which is a bone condition that I suffer from having broken over 50 bones in my lifetime. Narration is a about telling a series of stories, so for me I had to start with my own story.

I now hope that I can inspire others and especially get people to fundraise for Enable Ireland‘s Cork Children’s Centre. If you are a business who are willing to fundraise for the centre I will give free consultancy to help.

Thanks also to Isla Media for putting the video together for me. Stephen