Online Marketing in Galway is a not-for-profit organisation that organises monthly meet ups in the city. It has grown steadily since its’ inception in 2011. It all came about when ex-googler Maricka Burke-Keogh found herself back in Galway and wanted to create a hub where people could meet and discuss their advancements and best practices in the world of digital marketing such as social media and email marketing. It comes as no surprise that the network has been nominated for two awards this year, Best Blog from The Blog Awards and The Web Awards.
The group has now grown to ten like minded people who together arrange an open meeting every month at the Harbour Hotel who have kindly supported the event from the start. Each month, two companies or individuals share their digital expertise to a room of about 120 people. The event is free and is open to the public. There is a Q & A session afterwards with tea and coffee where people are encouraged to network. It is an excellent resource for Galway to have in this current economic climate. Furthermore, they plan on scheduling workshops, seminars and webinars in the coming future.
In the last few months, OMiG has worked with partners to improve their online and offline presence. For the first time, OMiG have a physical address at the Galway Technology Centre. Here they have been using the hot desk spaces as needed and for team meetings. In addition to that, OMiG now have an official print partner thanks to Cantec Print and Design, who have worked with OMiG for their occasional print requirements. Proviz Design have helped them develop a brand new logo, designing a whole new logo suite. iON Connect a new Galway based Digital agency and IMS Marketing has worked with OMiG to develop the strategy of the network and create a 5 year plan which is still under development.
OMiG have a newly developed site which was designed by Mark McGann at Block5Design and Designer Media. Cityweb will be taking care of it’ s on-going development. They are currently working on a new platform for OMiGs users,where the GalwayMarketing site will be open to all where people will be able to contribute to the network and blog easily.
Over the next few months there is some great guest speakers involved including; Hubspot, Micksgarage, iON Connect, Connaught Tribune (Galway Apps), Marketing Institute of Ireland, Failte Ireland and many more.
OMiG are pleased to announce Cosmin Gliga and Kevin Moran as our next guest speakers for the Online Marketing in Galway October Meet Up. Cosmin Gliga the Net Promoter Programme Manager at The City Bin Co. will start off the evening off with a presentation on ”For Me It’s Personal” he will cover aspects of: Online communication and surveys and Customer Satisfaction measurement. Kevin Moran the Managing Director at IMS Marketing will then go on the present How to Build your Brand Online.
The networking event is generously supported by IMS Marketing. The next meet up session will be held on Tuesday 29th October at 7pm in the Harbour Hotel, the event is free to attend however it is strongly recommended that you register your seat on www.GalwayMarketing.ie/events.