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Developing and Growing Your 2016 Festival

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Do you need assistance with growing your 2016 Festival? This practical three hour
programme will help your festival team understand the importance of incorporating the
proposition brand promise into your festival offering and assist you to develop your
festival’s appeal to domestic and international visitors through a range of sales and
marketing activities.
Workshop content
 An overview of the brand promise and how you can use that to win more visitors
 An understanding of priority international markets and segments for the proposition
 Examples of how festivals and events that are currently leveraging the brand promise
 Identifying local partners/experiences to cross sell and work with
 How to conduct research to inform future festival offerings
 Good practice tips for securing sponsorship
 Actions to market and sell your festival (including how to get onto the Fáilte Ireland
 The right digital marketing platforms to use to sell your festival.
Workshop benefits
By the end of this highly practical interactive programme you will:
 Understand the proposition brand promise and how you leverage this to bring
additional visitors to your area
 Identify actions to be undertaken within your own festival that will support your sales
and marketing efforts
 Have made a solid start on your sales and marketing action plan for immediate
Workshop details
Thursday, 3rd March 10.00am-1.00pm The Connacht Hotel,Dublin Rd, Galway city

To book this workshop:Contact Agnes O’Donnell, Fáilte Ireland; T: 091-537712;E: as soon as possible
Who should attend?
Those working in festivals and events and are actively engaged in the marketing and
selling of them. Please note that a maximum of two representatives from each festival
can attend.
Cost:These workshops are fully subsidised by Fáilte Ireland

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