Everyday Experts On Social Media - The Marketing Shop Ireland

As we arrive at the end of 2011, instead of a regular post where we advise you on best practice or need to know information, we’ve got a blog with a difference for you to enjoy and inspire you for 2012.

Irish SMEs are increasing in numbers across Social Media with many more on the sidelines considering it or tentatively taking their first steps.  We’ve also had queries from SMEs for examples of small or local businesses doing social media well.  So, for this post I’m pleased to share contributions from a selection of fantastic Irish SME’s on their experience and advice to date – all of whom I first came into contact with via Social Media.  Each of these SMEs is an expert in their field of business and through hands on practice they’ve networked successfully on Social Media building up customers and relevant connections in order to grow their business.

So, without further ado here are our Social Media Ireland Everyday Experts with some details of their experience to date and some advice from others who are standing at the sidelines or ready to take the plunge in 2012;

 

Anthony Lingwood is a professional interior designer specialising in interior architecture and design and in his own words “Design, for me is a process of investigation, of analysis, understanding, empathy and action to build purpose and usefulness into new ideas and creativity. I always try to create interior environments that are healthy, safe, sustainable and supportive for the business, staff, customers and all users of the interior space. And, after all that, if it can look good too I am doing very well”  .   Read Anthony’s post…

 

Debi is the Marketing Director for Tús Nua Designs. She is a Social Media goddess who enjoys communicating and engaging with app users, potential app users, well, anyone really, as long as they are interesting, Debi will talk to them. Along with her business partner, Jez, they have created a suite of apps which include MyWorkTime and MyQuitTime (one to note for the New Year!).  Debi is also responsible for the creation, and continuing success of the #SMEcommunity small business support group on Twitter.  Read Debi’s post here…

 

Vincent Byrne is a Business Author, Teacher and Coach and is the founder of Business Should Be Easy.  Vincent works with SMEs across the country in order to enable them to make informed choices on the direction of their business based on his vast experience across many fields.  He is an inspirational blogger and we can highly recommend his wonderful e-book. Read Vincent’s post here…

 

Kehlan Kirwan is a journalist and the editor of FocuSMEireland.com a business resource dedicated to SMEs in Ireland.  Along with Debi Harper (above), Kehlan was responsible for the establishment of #SMEcommunity – a resource which now boasts in excess of 1,000 Irish SME followers who interact on a regular basis.  Kehlan also hosts the Small Business Show on Clare FM where he covers topical issues, interviews SMEs and is a show that has something to offer all of our readers.   Read Kehlan’s post here…

 

Maia Romanowska is the ultimate multi-tasker and juggles several successful businesses amongst them Maxwol Cosmetics, an online cosmetics & beauty supplies store along with WebAngel who offer great value hosting and also MyGizmo.ie where you can arrange wonderfully personalised gifts for the family, or indeed for the corporate market. Read Maia’s post here…

 

Armelle of Armelle’s Kitchen in Kilcullen in Co. Kildare has in recent times made quite the impression amongst the SME Community of Ireland, many of whom have taken detours to her French bakery where you’ll find a delicious selction of macarons, occasion cakes & more and having experienced them at first hand, I’d highly recommend the macarons which even come in champagne flavour!    Read Armelle’s post here…

 

Geraldine Lavin is founder of 3rdi who work with SMEs to develop innovative solutions for their needs.  She is also an experienced business consultant and trainer who passionately believes in making business and training accessible and beneficial to all.   Read Geraldine’s post here…

 

 

The Marketing Shop appreciates the contributions of all guest posters on this week’s blog and would encourage our readers to stop by and check out Debi, Anthony, Vincent, Peter, Geraldine, Maia, Armelle and Kehlan on Social Media also as not alone will you learn from them or possibly do business with them but we can assure you that you’ll enjoy chatting to them too.

 

 

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This