Connecting Clare Digitally

From June to October this year Digital Training Institute worked in partnership with Clare Local Development Company to train 125 small business owners and staff and volunteers from the community sector in digital marketing and social media.

We developed five courses to suit their client’s training needs comprising:

  • Social Media for Social Enterprise
  • Digital Storytelling & Online PR
  • Social Media Strategy (Beginners)
  • Destination Digital Marketing
  • Digital Marketing Strategy (Beginners)


This week we held a mini graduation ceremony to acknowledge their achievements.

Graduation Selfie!

Graduation Selfie!

Congratulations to Kenneth Pender from Clare Music Makers who completed our 5 courses – the only person to do so.

Sue Targett, CLDC; Kenneth Pender, Clare Music Makers, Linda Flynn, Flynn Admin and Joanne Sweeney-Burke Digital Training Institute.

Sue Targett, CLDC, Kenneth Pender, Clare Music Makers, Linda Flynn, Flynn Admin and Joanne Sweeney-Burke Digital Training Institute.

Digital Animation in Co. Clare – Launching a Formal Digital Marketing Network

But it doesn’t stop there. In fact as Sue Targett of CLDC said at the presentation of certificates ceremony, “We look forward to building on the first phase of our Digital Marketing and Social Media training. We intend to build a formal digital network in Clare which will be launched in January. So please spread the word and get everyone involved. CLDC’s mission is to create sustainable communities and in this project we want the people of Clare to run this network. For now Joanne from Digital Training Institute will help us develop the concept, launch it and put formal structures in place and we look forward to working with her.”

Clare Local Development Company with funding from LEADER will launch #DigitalClare in January 2015. They are building on a very successful Phase I, which saw 125 people from across Co. Clare undertake Digital Marketing and Social Media training delivered by Joanne Sweeney-Burke of Digital Training Institute between July and October.

Phase II of this project “Digital Animation in Co. Clare” involves developing and launching a formal Digital Marketing Network for Co. Clare called #DigitalClare.
If you are in business in Co. Clare, involved in promoting Co. Clare in any way, live or work in Co. Clare and have an interest in Digital Marketing, are a stakeholder in the county then we are now inviting you to join our closed Facebook Group which is called #DigitalClare.

The group is moderated by Joanne Sweeney-Burke. You can join by clicking on the link below. You are reminded to abide by the rules of the group also which are documented in the ‘About’ section.
Please save the date also. Wednesday 28th January @ 7pm for the official launch which will take place in Ennis. Consider yourself invited.

Please spread the word and help us get 500 people on board.

Join the Digital Clare Facebook Group by clicking here 

I am really looking forward to working on this project and for now all I will say is watch this space! #DigitalClare


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  • maeve meehan Reply

    Hi Joanna,
    I would be interested in having a quick chat with you about Trading Online Vouchers.
    Many thanks

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