New website for FIRE Restaurant and Dublin Conference & Events Venue

Both, the award winning FIRE Restaurant and The Conference & Events Venue in Dublin just received a shiny new website! With two distinct and fresh designs this was a welcome face lift for the distinguished brands.

FIRE Restaurant and Lounge is located on Dawson street in the heart of Dublin. As an award winning restaurant it is the address to go to for the connoisseur or anyone looking for a special dinning experience! They also offer exclusive private dining rooms making it an attractive location for corporate meetings. And if you are interested finding out some of their gourmet secrets then check out their own recipes. FIRE is without a doubt among one of the top restaurants in Dublin.

The Conference & Events Venue is an incredible space in the heart of Dublin City used for a diverse range of events. Everything from prestigious conferences, fashion shows, exhibitions, product launches to international receptions and large concerts are held there as it is so versatile. Originally build in 1821 the round room has been the scene for many important events in Irish history with many prominent figures visiting over the years. It has since been renovated and is now a stunning location with the latest in audio visual equipment making it truly an exceptional venue in Dublin.

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Cork’s Biggest Summer Events

We were delighted to win a new contract recently in which we will be working with the Munster Agricultural Society on 2 exciting projects for The Cork Summer Show & The Cork Food Fest event which are taking place in June this year from the 13th to 15th inclusive. We have created 2 brilliant websites and both have been launched in the last week.

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The Importance of Social Media in Business

Companies and their Social Media Stats

Companies and their Social Media Stats

Many companies know that social media is a major factor for businesses to achieve success in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, and in 2014 a lot of companies who embraced the social media revolution are now reaping benefits from their investment in time and resources, producing a high number of fans/followers, high Google rankings,  successful conversions and great influence factors

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Digital Marketing delivers growth for Blarney Woollen Mills

Blarney Woollen Mills is Ireland’s largest online gift-store. Founded in Blarney, Co Cork in 1975 as a souvenir/gift shop aimed at selling to tourists visiting the village to kiss the Blarney Stone, Blarney Woollen Mills quickly developed a significant mail order business shipping gifts primarily to the USA. Their web presence, Blarney.com has a huge range of products from the most popular Aran Sweaters to Celtic Jewelry and Novelty Irish Gifts.

Following the launch of a new version of their website website,  Blarney Woollen Mills hired Granite Digital in April 2013 to support its digital marketing strategy. Online sales had previously been based on email marketing and a strong brand generating repeat & referral business. The brief was to plan and implement a search engine marketing strategy to target new business for the website and thereby increasing brand awareness, revenue and sales.

Objectives

• Increase online visibility of Blarney.com
• Increase sales from new online channels
• Increase brand awareness

Strategy

Granite Digital’s search engine marketing campaign focused on generating awareness of Blarney.com combining both SEO and Search Engine Advertising (Google AdWords) to target users searching for Irish Gifts but who expressed no preference for where they bought them.

Once awareness was achieved, the focused broadened to tap into loyalty using remarketing with online display ads. Each channel  offers unique possibilities and plays a vital part in driving brand awareness, increasing sales and increasing performance:

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
• Raises awareness of Blarney.com among people searching for products stocked by Blarney Woollen Mills
• Increase in targeted traffic to website:

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• Highly targeted advertising guaranteeing instant awareness
• Sophisticated conversion tracking to measure return on investment

Display Remarketing
• Drives sales and increases ROI by re-targeting customers who viewed products on site but didn’t purchase.
• Ads tailored to this campaign – targeting people who have already been on website