Jennifer's pain as Facebook hack kills business social media
Morning everyone, Rikki here with you. Well, I was allowed back to have another go at the newsletter. Another member of the team (who will introduce herself next week) was meant to write this one but instead has been out working very hard on our (before hinted at) new* idea, which of course, you will hear about first in the Tuesday edition.
When you sit down to write a newsletter your mind wanders back over everything that has happened in the previous week and hope for some inspiration. It's always our aim to be somewhat light-hearted, as well as giving you an insight into what our office is like. Of course, like any work environment, there are highs and lows.
Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a perfectionist; I like things to be just so!
This hasn't been a normal working week for me, I've spent time out on the road meeting with businesses; I've been in staff training and liaising with caterers (for our People of the Year awards in March) – we might have mentioned these once or twice now. These are just a few of the weekly tasks I've ticked off.
Armagh I is like a finely-tuned watch; when one cog turns it moves a hundred others.....
On top of our day-to-day news we have various other platforms including armaghjobs.com, our obituaries section, entertainment section, not to mention the many advertising clients we work with on a daily basis. So imagine my mind when trying to make everything perfect!
Anyway, the point I wanted to make was, at Armagh I, we as a team put everything we have into the final result, which reaches you and often what takes you minutes to read took us hours to prepare. We are dedicated to what we do and the passion that goes into every element of our "jobs".
In the news
Armagh family’s distress after cruel thieves steal lantern from grave — armaghi.com
Former family-owned cycle shop in Keady to be converted into apartments — armaghi.com
Popular Richhill minister in running to become Moderator of Presbyterian Church — armaghi.com
Woman ‘critical’ after being rescued from Dungannon house fire — www.armaghi.com
Watch: Thieves steal over £6,800 worth of perfume from Armagh pharmacy — www.armaghi.com
Restrictions to be lifted: Nightclubs back, ‘rule of six’ axed and Covid passports gone — armaghi.com
Sinister ‘locals only’ graffiti daubed on front of Newry property — armaghi.com
Sadness as Portadown gym announces it is to close as Covid-19 takes ‘financial toll’ — armaghi.com
Huge £1.7 million project to widen Portadown Road near Armagh and improve safety — armaghi.com
Partner of woman who ‘locked herself in bathroom through fear’ after attack jailed for four months — armaghi.com
We have all either had personal experience with social media hacks or know of someone who has fallen foul of it.
However, one Armagh city business owner has lost access to her following of over 6,000 people on Facebook after her personal account was hacked.
We spoke with Jennifer McKearney, owner of White Orchid Beauty and Spa, about the horror she experienced after being informed that videos of what she described as "the most horrifying content" we posted on her personal account. Watch the video here – and don't forget to subscribe!
As always, we have a pair of cinema tickets up for grabs for Armagh Omniplex. Congratulations to Marie McAteer who won herself a pair this week. Marie, we hope you enjoy the cinema!
Win cinema tickets: Belfast, in black and white through the eyes of a child — www.armaghi.com
If one ticket giveaway isn't enough, here's another
Win tickets to see Reginald D. Hunter at The Market Place Theatre in Armagh — www.armaghi.com
We’ve two pairs of tickets to giveaway. We’ll email the winner later this afternoon
Armagh’s February Fusion Festival delayed due to Covid restrictions — www.armaghi.com
Fryers / Cook required for catering specialist Glaze and Roll — armaghjobs.com
For both the Fryer/Cooks role we are looking for an enthusiastic individual who enjoys working with other people.
Full time parts sales advisor required at Autobits, Armagh — armaghjobs.com
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven Full Time Parts Sales Advisor to become part of our growing team.
Free housing mediation for private rented sector — www.armaghi.com
Housing Rights is offering a free Housing Mediation Service for the private rented sector, which aims to help resolve disputes that occur in private tenancies
Deanery Demesne: Phase 3 on the horizon as previous phase is almost sold out — www.armaghi.com
Only three bungalows remain on the market and Alastair is busy taking people round the houses for a first look since the first homes began to take shape late 2021
Our Friday edition newsletter will carry more of our entertainment news as well as property and motors. I'd really like you to tell me what you want to read about, what interests you and how we can ensure that you as readers are getting the content you want. Drop me back a response and until next time.. here's a photo of my dog Ollie to make you smile! (Feel free to share yours back)