Now that the summer is upon us, we’re winding down after a busy few months of Digital Marketing courses in Cork.
Although, we’re not relaxing too much as September is gearing up to be a very busy month with courses running in Cork Training Centre, Mallow College of Further Education and IRD Duhallow!
The summer months can be a quieter time for many businesses and so it’s a great opportunity to take some time to re-evaluate and even upskill.
Communications Hub offer one-to-one tailor made social media training workshops ranging from 2 hours upwards and covering a variety of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and website blogging.
We can look at putting together online marketing campaigns, running paid adverts, using keywords/hashtags, as well as creating professional looking online graphics and videos.
With 86% of Irish people now researching goods and services online prior to making a commitment to purchase, it has never been more important for businesses to have an effective and targeted online presence.
For more information or to put together a social media training workshop for your business, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be delighted to help your business stand out online!
We’re running a group training session in social media in Charleville E-Centre on Wednesday 15th May from 9.30am to 12.30pm. We’ll be covering the following
Improve Social Media Skills
Learn to Create Better Online Content
Run Social Media Marketing Campaigns
Improve Online Following
For more information get in touch!
🏫E Charleville Enterprise Centre 📅 Wednesday 15th May ⏰ 9.30am – 12.30pm 💰 €60pp (booking essential as spaces limited 😃)
Book online at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-media-for-business-workshop-tickets-60121258302
Karen Twomey is a Digital Marketing Consultant with Communications Hub and specialises in providing Digital Marketing and Social Media Training for businesses. For further information Tel: 087 7642576 or email: Karen@communicationshub.ie
I’m currently putting together a number of training sessions that can be delivered on a one-to-one or small group basis designed to help those in business to make the most of their online presence and marketing.
The courses focus on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, which are the top four most used social media platforms in Ireland right now (By the way – Instagram is now the fastest growing social media platform in terms of accounts and usage in Ireland!).
Social Media Training Sessions Cork
While most businesses have an online presence of some description, the demand now tends to be for help with how best to manage that presence. This can be anything from training on content creation, SEO and implementing targeted social media campaigns.
As every business is different and will have different goals and targets online, these more personalised online training sessions tend to be the most effective for business owners in terms of practical tips and take home points – they also have the added advantage of being more time effective than longer courses too!
Communications Hub have delivered digital marketing courses and social media training to all different types of clients over the years including those in existing businesses, start-up businesses, community organisations and those in the public eye, such as politicians.
The type of online presence and content needed by clients may vary depending on the type of organisation involved but the skills needed don’t and no matter what your online capabilities are, we can put together a training session to suit your needs.
So what are you waiting for? Make today the day you help move your business ahead online and future-proof your marketing!
For more information on Communications Hub’s digital marketing and social media training sessions please contact us or keep an eye on our website and social media accounts for regular updates!
I’ll be running the following Instagram for Business and Facebook for Business workshops in the fab newly launched Co-Work Mallow building located at 1 Landscape Terrace in the heart of the town.
Facebook remains the number one social media platform for both business and personal use in Ireland, however Instagram is growing steadily in popularity and has now become the fasted growing social media platform in Ireland (and worldwide!)
So, in terms of business, Facebook and Instagram are fantastic marketing tool that all businesses should be utilising. They are cheap and effective in terms of marketing and allow any business to target audiences both at home and worldwide.
They provide invaluable market research in terms of their free analytics, which include a breakdown of the gender, age and locations of your followers. We can also access the exact actions those who interact with online adverts, allowing us to assess if our marketing is effective and reaching our target audience.
My social media training workshops are delivered to small groups and designed to give those attending practical take home tips in terms of:
Growing Online Following
Creating Online Content
Search Engine Optimisation
Implementing Online Marketing Campaigns
The following courses will be running in Co-Work Mallow:
13th March 2019 – Facebook for Business Workshop (3 hours)
20th March 2019 – Instagram for Business Workshop (3 hours)
For more information or to book your place on an upcoming Facebook for Business or Instagram for Business workshop, email Karen@communicationshub.ie or phone 0877642575
This 3 hour workshop will help those in business to use Facebook and Instagram to maximise the exposure of their business online.
Topics covered will include:
Grow your online following
Create effective and targeted online content, including video and graphics
Run Social Media advertising campaigns
Places cost €50pp and are limited! Book yours by contacting Karen on 0877642575 or email@example.com
Karen Twomey MA BSc is a freelance Digital Marketing Consultant and delivers a part-time QQI L5 Digital Marketing course in Mallow College of Further Education and a Digital Marketing Institute Professional Diploma in Cork Training Centre. She also provides bespoke one-to-one and group training sessions. For more information you can contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org or see her website.
COMMUNICATIONS HUB specialise in delivering digital marketing and online training campaigns and pride ourselves on using creative marketing to push beyond the boundaries of traditional marketing.
We work with SMEs and local organisations to help promote their brands online in a cost-effective and efficient manner, helping them to future-proof their business.
Want to manage your own online marketing? We specialise in delivering one-to-one and group digital marketing and social media training and run various courses throughout the year, including a 12 week night course in Digital Marketing in Mallow College of Further Education.
Communications Hub is managed by Karen Twomey who has a Masters in Public Relations with New Media. She has worked for many years in area of sales and marketing and brings a vast knowledge of business and customer service to the clients she works with.
This 2.5hr course will improve your online skills and help your business or organisation to stand out on social media.
Topics covered include:
An overview of social media platforms, their audiences and use in
the Irish market
How to create and upload engaging content – text, photos & video
An introduction to Blogging, Email Marketing & Search Engine
How to save time using content calendars and online schedulingSocial Media for Business is the ideal course for anyone who wants to get to know a little more about social media from a professional perspective and improve their online marketing.
When: Thurs 22nd Feb from 10.00am – 12.30pm or
Thurs 1st March from 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Where: Fermoy Community Youth Centre
Cost: €30 p.p.
For further details or to book a place, see the below links:
Before I took the plunge and returned to college to do my masters, I spent 10 happy (well, mostly!) years working as an auctioneer. I was lucky enough to begin my career in a thriving property market that was just about to be picked up and carried away by the beast that was the Celtic tiger.
Marketing in the property world in those days consisted mainly of glossy brochures, carefully designed sales packs and expensive media advertising campaigns. To be fair, there wasn’t a huge need to be too inventive – properties were selling like hotcakes and there was plenty of money to spend on outsourced marketing.
Like the Celtic tiger, I too took off running for the proverbial hills towards the end of the noughties. The property market was nose-diving, with little sign of a safety net to break its fall. Even then though, it was hard to believe just how bad this recession was shaping up to be. The property market became an incredibly tough game and, like so many other young auctioneers, was no longer one I could afford to stay playing.
That was eight years ago and we’re only now beginning to see auctioneers start to recover, and begin to progress again. I recently did some work with an agent who told me that the last 10 years have been mostly about ‘survival’ and it is only now that they can afford to focus on growing and investing in the business.
Technology has changed enormously in those lost years and with it communication and marketing techniques. This has left a lot of property professionals struggling to keep up and utilise these new technologies to effectively market and sell. The demise of print media has also pushed those involved in sales to turn towards the online world of promotion.
Digital marketing is by far the most effective form of promotion available to businesses today. It is user-friendly, extremely cost-effective and easily measurable. And we haven’t even mentioned the fact that 70% of us in Ireland now research goods and services online. It’s a no-brainer.
So when I was asked to speak at the upcoming SCSI Annual Conference, I jumped at the chance. The property market is one I understand and I know the benefits that embracing the online world can bring to it.
At the conference I will be looking at areas including an overview and benefits of social media usage, identifying and using the right platforms for the right audience, content writing and identifying and contributing to local media opportunities.
I’m looking forward to my brief return to the property market and hope to see plenty of familiar faces in the crowd!