Exportise were present this morning at the launch of the Irish Exporters Digital Marketing Research & Insights publication, carried out by Voodoo on behalf of the Irish Exporters Association. A panel of involved professionals shared a lot of revealing and interesting insights and statistics regarding the digital behaviour of Irish exporting companies.
Hosted by William Fry at the Grand Canal Dock offices, we at Exportise were suitably enthused by the informative presentations and the opportunity to chat with our fellow exporters. And we could certainly recommend that you check out today’s presentation by Jamie Dowling, the managing director of VooDoo, which is available online here.
As an approved consultant for Enterprise Ireland, we regularly work with companies and EI to develop the strategic marketing capability of Irish SMEs that are successfully trading internationally, but are looking to expand their international client base.
We’ve just completed a Strategic Marketing Review process for Dublin, Hong Kong and Boston-based company Red Box Direct, who specialise in setting up sales offices in Europe, Asia and the US at low cost and low risk.
Read our full story here.
Today the Irish Exporters Association together with ABP Ireland, AIB, DHL Express, Euler Hermes and PwC are launching the National Export Campaign and National Export Hub in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Enterprise Ireland http://www.irishexporters.ie/about-iea-hub/.
Exportise are at hand to offer export consultancy advice to the SMEs.
We at Exportise are very impressed with the recently launched Export Start Guide, a joint initiative developed by Invest Northern Ireland, Chartered Accountants Ireland and Enterprise Ireland, which guides businesses on the road to exporting – Export Start Guide.
It highlights the benefits of exporting and includes practical advice on selling internationally, along with real-world case studies taken from the experiences of companies that are already successful in overseas markets.
The approach advocated is totally in line with how we at Exportise work with our clients, particularly on the Export Planning side and the implementation of such plans. We hope it encourages many to consider exporting – and maybe also give us a call to assist them.
Broad welcome from the Irish Exporters’s Association for an export-friendly Budget2015, but more is needed to get the SME sector really going again…
Read the full media release here: IEA Post Budget 2015 Statement
The Irish Exporters Association have put together a comprehensive submission to Government in advance of Budget 2015 next week (October 15).
If you’re exporting or thinking of exporting, this is worth a read: IEA Pre-Budget Submission 2015
Exportise would like to invite Enterprise Ireland client companies to our 4th “Sales Pipeline Management” workshop, part of Excel at Export Selling series, organised in partnership with Enterprise Ireland.
An effective sales pipeline management system, properly embedded in your business, will lead to increased sales.
This Exportise-led workshop helps enable companies to implement a structured and systematic sales pipeline management system in order to increase the conversion of international sales leads and grow export sales faster.
Follow the link below to find out more and register for our workshop on the 30th September:
Sales Pipeline Management workshop 30th September 2014
The Irish Exporters Association together with Investec Ireland revealed the top 250 exporting companies of 2013 in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The figures showed that the ICT (Information Communications Technology) and Chemical and Pharmaceutical sectors triumphed overall.
Software manufacturer and designer Microsoft was named the largest exporting company, moving up one place from its previous year’s ranking. It was followed closely by Google (2nd), Johnson & Johnson (3rd) and Dell (4th).
To read the full article, click through to the Irish Exporters Association page here.
The Irish export markets grew at a rate of 3.6% in the first quarter of the year, but the increase fell just short on the levels required to create new jobs. Service exports were the strongest performer by increasing by 8.1%, while merchandise exports only rose by 0.1%.
Irish exports to the UK increased by 19% in the quarter but exports to China fell by 5%, hopefully this will change with the export government agreements between Ireland and China. The highest export growth seen was 32% in both the Russian and Brazilian markets. (Statistics by The Irishtimes May 2012)
Exportise can help your business expand into the international market and thus helping to rise the markets growth rate to the level required for job creation.