Sotic match support covering games from Tiblisi to Galway this weekend

Client Login Sotic match support covering games from Tiblisi to Galway this weekend Very roughly it’s around 5000km from Tiblisi in Georgia to Galway on the West Coast of Ireland and this weekend Sotic will cover rugby matches in both cities and everywhere in between as we support our client, European Professional Club Rugby through no less than 20 live rugby matches taking place all over Europe. (It is of course Connacht Rugby who play at The Sportsground in Galway and this weekend they’ll host French side Oyonnax while Russian team Krasny Yar host London Irish at the Avchala Stadium in Tiblisi, Georgia.) Yes, it’s make or break time for rugby clubs participating in European competition as we’ve reached the final pool stage, Round 6, of the Champions & Challenge Cup competitions which kicked off back on October. Leinster Rugby, another Sotic client, wrapped up their qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions Cup tournament in timely fashion last week with a thumping 55-19 win over Glasgow Warriors to put them top of Pool 3. However there are still 7 more places up for grabs – another 4 spots for the pool winners and 3 spots for the best-placed runners-up. In the Challenge Cup competition which runs alongside the Champions Cup, there are six clubs who have already booked their places in the last 8, including Sotic clients Gloucester Rugby and Cardiff Blues. You can follow all the action this weekend, as it happens, around all the grounds, on the EPCR Live Blog More from the Latest Sotic match support covering games from Tiblisi to Galway this weekend...

Rugby Writers’ Dinner – Doddie steals the show

Client Login Rugby Writers’ Dinner – Doddie steals the show Sotic attended the Rugby Writers’ Dinner in London earlier this week We take a table at this event every year. It’s a real ‘who’s who’ of the game and despite putting a spoke into any plans for a dry January (sponsored by Guinness & Heineken!) it is always a very entertaining evening and a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones. This Monday night (8th Jan) was no exception. On stage a number of players, coaches and volunteers were honoured including Max Boyce, Michael Harrison and Owen Farrell, but without doubt it was Doddie Weir, ex Scotland and Lions legend and radiant in tartan, who stole the show. Doddie was honoured with the Rugby Union Writers’ Club’s Special Award for a lifetime’s contribution to rugby union and brought the house down with an emotional, honest, heart-warming and at times hilarious 15 minute cameo on stage where he discussed his rugby career, diagnosis and fight against Motor Neurone Disease (MND). While accepting that any developments may well come too late for him, Doddie and his supporters are using his profile to push MND up the agenda, setting up a Foundation to raise funds to aid research into the disease and to support individuals and their families living with it. For more information visit the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation More from the Latest Sotic match support covering games from Tiblisi to Galway this weekend Rugby Writers’ Dinner – Doddie steals the show Sotic Office Hours & Support over the Festive Period Sotic appoint two new Directors...

Sotic Office Hours & Support over the Festive Period

Client Login Sotic Office Hours & Support over the Festive Period Wishing all our clients and suppliers a very Merry Christmas, and a peaceful and prosperous 2018. Please read on for details of office hours as well as match and out-of-hours support over the break. As usual the Christmas and New Year period is a busy time for Sotic clients. The Sotic Office will be closed on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th December as well as Monday 1st January however we will be running dedicated match support as usual for any clients with fixtures on these days and our regular Out of Hours support around that. More from the Latest Sotic match support covering games from Tiblisi to Galway this weekend Rugby Writers’ Dinner – Doddie steals the show Sotic Office Hours & Support over the Festive Period Sotic appoint two new Directors GDPR – An Overview Blog TagsAberdeen FC accreditation British & Irish Lions camps and courses case studies content content marketing cycling data digital platform engagement events facebook football golf Google Guinness PRO14 IRFU Irish Rugby Ladies European Tour landing page Leicester Tigers LIVE microsite mobile first motorsport Olympics platform Premiership Rugby RBS 6 Nations Championship rugby season tickets seo social media software statistics support Tour of Britain Twitter Ulster Rugby Wales Rally GB website WordPress Your Club Your Lions YouTube Sotic is a specialist provider of award winning web services and software applications to the sports industry.     © 2015 Sotic Limited. All rights reserved | Privacy &...

Sotic appoint two new Directors

Client Login Sotic appoint two new Directors Leading sports digital agency Sotic is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Directors to its Board. Kate Maunsell (Operations Director) and Lyndsey Irwin (Commercial Director) have joined the Board with immediate effect. Maunsell, with 10 years’ experience in business and financial management, joined Sotic in 2014 as Head of Finance. Her role as Operations Director will see her tasked with overseeing the work of the management team across all areas of the business including finance, HR and production. Irwin, who has over 15 years’ experience in the sports industry, joined Sotic in 2012. As Commercial Director she will focus on meeting the agency’s growth goals and its communications output as well as continuing to lead a number of strategic client accounts. Sotic co-founder John Ludlam (50) passed away suddenly in September and although the appointments had been agreed prior to his passing, the Board have acted swiftly to confirm them. Leo Mindel, Founder and Joint Owner commented: “I’m very excited to welcome Kate and Lyndsey to our board. Both John and I have worked closely with them and recognise the diverse experience they will bring while complementing our existing skills. They will undoubtedly bring fresh perspectives and energy to the table and I’m delighted to be working with them. John’s sudden and tragic death was a great shock to us all but we are looking forward. I am excited for Sotic’s future and look forward to continuing the work John was so passionate about; strengthening our market position and building on our reputation for outstanding digital delivery and service.” More...

GDPR – An Overview

Client Login GDPR – An Overview Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you cannot have missed the hot-topic of the moment, GDPR. But what exactly is it, who will be affected and where do you start?. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect next May, 2018, and will impact every organisation that collects, stores and uses personal data from EU citizens. Context It has been nearly 20 years since the UK’s data protection laws were last updated, (Data Protection Act 1998) and since then, the digital landscape has changed completely. The GDPR is being introduced to update these existing laws and will extends the rights of individuals around the use of their data, requiring organisations to develop clear policies and procedures to protect personal data. Who will be affected by the GDPR? Any company that markets goods or services to EU residents, regardless of its location, is subject to the regulation. Where do I start? There is any amount of information about GDPR on the web and at Sotic we receive at least 3 or 4 emails a day from companies or individuals advertising their services in this area. We would advise our clients to seek some advice as these regulations will apply right across your business, not just in relation to your website or your marketing department. However, before you engage a consultant or a firm to advise you, it’s worth doing some research into GDPR (the regulation itself is made up of 11 articles and 91 chapters) and how your organisation may be affected so that you’re not coming...