Google ‘Staying Ahead’ Digital Roadshow

Pictured here: L/r Morgan O’Driscoll, Fine Art Dealer; Ruth Fuller; Kieran O’Brien, CompuB; Ruth McEntee, Country Manager, Google Ireland.

Ruth from Fuller Marketing was speaking at the Google ‘Staying Ahead’ Digital Roadshow which took place on Thursday, 18th October 2018, in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork.
The event involved talks on how Irish businesses can grow internationally, workshops on the Google tools that can help get them there and one-to-one sessions with Google experts.

Business Women at Maryborough

Adele from Fuller Marketing, pictured above at the fantastic inaugural fundraising event organised by Elevate Women in Business Network. This was in association with the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund, which was held in the Maryborough Hotel & Spa on Thursday 13th September 2018.

Recent feature in Go Wild magazine

‘In a nutshell, I’m a passionate, strategic and busy digital marketing expert and business owner from Cork!’

‘I set up Fuller Marketing on a basis that there is simply nothing on the market like the Third Party Marketing service we offer. I spent the first 10 years of my career working in media and marketing agencies in both Dublin and Cork -it was the wealth of experience that gave me the confidence and desire to go out on my own. Fuller Marketing has grown X-fold since its inception in 2015 and we now have a client base of start-ups, sole traders, SME’s and multi-nationals. We essentially function as a marketing department for clients, or in support of their marketing department and deliver expert end-to-end solutions, designed to deliver results. Our solution is hassle-free and does not have to be a lifetime commitment. I think that is a big draw for businesses – that and the fact we get results. Our clients get trusted, award winning expertise from an energetic, creative and driven team.’

To remain relevant, traditional stores need to adopt to changing consumer technology

Irish Retail and Consumer report from PwC showing the most recent stats and figures regarding Irish consumers.

 

Physical shops will continue to be the single most important retail channel regardless of digital disruption, but less than half of customers are satisfied by their in-store experience.

High profile retail struggles, including the recent insolvency of ToysRUs in the UK, have focused attention on the potential risk to traditional shopping districts and to so-called big-box out-of-town outlets as more consumers shop online. The PwC research suggests the physical retail model remains resilient, although vulnerable.

Nearly half (46pc) of Irish consumers said that they shop in-store at least weekly. The survey shows that consumers like to shop in stores and will continue to do so – by providing the right combination of experience, value, conveniences, service and integrated physical and online services.

The data does show that, to remain relevant, traditional stores need to adopt to changing consumer technology – for example almost a third (31pc) of Irish consumers say mobile is their preferred method of payment in-store, rising to 66pc for those aged under 34.

John Dillon, a partner in PwC Ireland Retail & Consumer Practice, said the research highlights the complexity of customer engagement. “The survey paints a picture of consumers who are complex, conflicted, and highly segmented by age, bringing consumer markets to a turning point,” he said. “The convergence of new technology and emerging patterns of social interaction are reshaping consumer habits in ways that will heavily influence which brands people buy and which consumer products and retail companies succeed,”

Worryingly, for physical retailers who need to retain an edge over often cheaper online competitors, the PwC survey shows customers are becoming less satisfied with their in-store experience. Lack of expertise among staff is a big and growing problem, it shows. Almost half (49pc) of respondents are not happy with sales associates’ knowledge of their own product range, up from 37pc last year.

The survey also found big support for shopping locally – which 59pc of Irish online consumers feel it is important to support their local economy, and for quality and product traceability reasons.

If you would like to explore opportunities with your online presence we would be happy to help, email ruth@fullermarketing.ie to talk more.

You can read more on the Irish Retail and Consumer report from PwC here https://www.independent.ie/business/technology/news/instore-experience-must-adapt-to-combat-rise-of-online-shopping-36698651.html