Noel McGrath - Owner/Manager at SME Connect. Smart Social Media and Internet Marketing Solutions for small businesses.

Owner/Manager at SME Connect



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An experienced professional, with more than thirty years work experience in different multinationals in Ireland. Fourteen years in Creative Labs Irl., in a variety of different management positions (Product Development, eCommerce/Online Sales, Customer Support). Passionate about business mentoring and supporting small businesses - particularly in the areas of Social Media and Internet Marketing - and helping business owners to optimise their web presence and integrate social media in a manner designed to meet their own specific goals. Provider of training and mentoring services to a number of different business support organisations (County Enterprise Boards, Plato business network, Partnership groups etc.)

Noel McGrath's Professional Experience

2010 - Present

SME Connect - Owner/Manager

Providing business coaching/mentoring services to the SME sector. Specialist provider of Social Media training to small business owners, helping them to engage effectively with their online community and grow their businesses. I provide workshops on Social Media Marketing, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. I also work with small enterprises on social media strategy, helping them to identify and implement the social media applications and networks that are most suitable to their needs.

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Internet Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Business mentoring, Marketing Social Media Strategy, Training
1994 - 2008

Creative - eCommerce/Customer Support Manager

I was responsible for managing Creatives' support services and online sales departments. Regarding the support function, my major focus was on providing professional and responsive support services (phone, email and web) to the European customer base. As manager of online sales, my major responsibility was to meet and exceed multi-million dollar revenue targets by using demand creation initiatives centred on special offers, sponsored advertising. online store enhancements, mailers, promotions etc. I was also very active in expanding the B2B revenue and introducing affiliate marketing programmes and new payment methods.

Key Skills
Affiliate Marketing B2B Marketing Promotions

Noel McGrath's Education and Qualifications


Higher Diploma - Higher Diploma, Business - Small Enterprise Support

Dundalk Institute of Technology

1st. Class Honours


Bachelor/Degree - Diploma in Human Resources Management, Human Resources

National College of Industrial Relations

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