SMF Guest Blog
Due to unfortunate circumstances, the decision was made by team at SMF to postpone the event until Friday, October 4th 2019.
There are currently two other award ceremonies running on the 24th of May in the South East and out of respect for the established award ceremonies, we will hold the SMF Ball on the aforementioned date instead.
We wish the shortlisted candidates and entrants the best of luck with their current nomination(s) for each of the other South East Awards.
We will also update all platforms with more details in the coming weeks.
Apologies for any inconvenience that this change may have caused.
The South-East Marketing Forum (SMF) dedicated Marketing Award’s will take place on May 24th in the Granville Hotel in Waterford and will feature Crystal Award trophies generously supplied and sponsored by Waterford Crystal.
Businesses have the opportunity to get shortlisted and potentially win one or more of the awards by nominating themselves or other companies via the online nomination form available here.
All entries must be received online by 5pm on Thursday 18th April and shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday, 26th April. If shortlisted, your interview will take place in Waterford on Friday, May 10th.
If you wish to become an Award Sponsor or become involved with SMF, please contact Danielle on 051 834118.
SMF is delighted to announce the inaugural launch of South-East Marketing Awards, which will take place on May 24th in Granville Hotel, Waterford. The evening will feature the awards for eight different categories, as well as two special awards, that will celebrate the most prominent contributors in the field of marketing in the South-East.
Dr. Pat Lynch, the director of RIKON and co-founder of SMF: “We are absolutely delighted to bring this event to the region and are anticipating it to serve as a boost for the companies who are involved in the marketing industry. There are many fantastic companies who have done terrific job and we feel that needs to be recognized”.
Joe Daly, co-founder of the SMF: "Absolutely delighted to bring this tremendous event to the South-East. The gala ball will be an unmissable event, especially for those with keen interest in marketing. We are pleased to announce the nominations are now open for the 2019 Awards."
Businesses have the opportunity to nominate themselves or anyone else through the link on SMF website and closes at 5pm on Thursday 18th April. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday, 26th April. Interviews will take place in Waterford on Friday, May 10th.
The full list of nominations is as follows:
If you wish to become a sponsor or get involved with SMF, please contact Danielle on 051 834118.
We wish the best of luck to all.
Ireland’s Foodie Destination hosts Omni-Channel Marketing Workshop with the South-East Marketing Forum
The South-East Marketing Forum is the newest addition to the marketing scene. Set up by marketing professionals to encourage like-minded people to network and exchange ideas, the SMF has quickly gained momentum across the South East.
Following the successful launch in November 2018 which welcomed over 100 business leaders and marketeers to the Greenway Manor Hotel in Waterford, it became evident that a group such as this was in demand in the Southeast region.
Marketing enthusiasts don’t need to wait long for the next event hosted by the SMF Events and Marketing Team as Kilkenny, Ireland’s Foodie Destination 2018, is the location of choice for the first event of 2019 scheduled to take place on 13th February. The venue? Kilkenny Design Centre, located directly opposite the exquisite Kilkenny Castle. Known for their support of Irish food and craft, Kilkenny Design Centre is the perfect partner and main sponsors of the Business After Hours event which will discuss Omni-Channel Marketing.
Along with the delicious delicacies provided by local producers, attendees will also hear from Jenny DeSaulles, Head of Ireland’s Ancient East, as she outlines her experience of applying omni-channel marketing tactics to the tourism industry.
The business after hours in Kilkenny is just the first of many in 2019. The SMF team will host an event in Hatch Labs, Gorey, Co. Wexford on 4th April outlining how to ‘Embrace Technology’ in your marketing strategy.
The SMF Awards and Gala Ball are scheduled to take place in late May with all details announced at the event in Kilkenny on 13th February. Anyone in the marketing, digital marketing, website or graphic design business is encouraged to enter and to be available for a judging call in early April.
The Omni-Channel Marketing event takes place on 13th February in Kilkenny Design Centre at 6pm. Register for this free event at www.SEMF.ie
For more information on the SMF and the 2019 events visit www.SEMF.ie or contact the Marketing and Events; Danielle Whelan via LinkedIn #LoveMarketing
The South East Marketing Forum (SMF) will officially launch in the Greenway Manor Hotel on Friday 30th of November 2018 at 12:30pm.
SMF is a networking group dedicated to enhancing, developing and innovating the Irish region's growth in business and marketing. SMF was established to assist companies in the South East of Ireland in growing their business through marketing excellence, sharing ideas and stories, networking with peers and access to leaders in marketing. The forum is open to any person or business involved in marketing in the South East or any person or business who would like to learn more about marketing excellence.
Launch Agenda: 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Drinks Reception on Arrival
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Welcome Address & Launch of SMF - Joe Daly
Opening of SMF with Main Sponsor - Sean Johnston
Main Course showcasing local produce from the South East of Ireland served with Red and White Wine.
Guest Speaker: Redmond O'Donoghue
Greenway Apple Spiced Dessert and Tea & Coffee
Close of Event / Networking
Main Sponsor - Greenway Manor Hotel
Drinks Reception - Anchor Spirits Ireland
South East Gift Bag:
Walsh's Bakehouse (Waterford)
Kilkenny Design Centre (Kilkenny)
Wexford Preserves (Wexford)
Carlow Brewing Company (Carlow)
O'Donnell's Crisps (Tipperary)