SMF Guest Blog
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)