Socio Local joins Retail Excellence
Socio Local, a digital marketing platform provider for multi-venue retailers would like to announce it has become a strategic partner with Retail Excellence, a not for profit company supporting 2,000 leading retail companies that operate in Ireland.
This new relationship strengthens Socio Local’s move into the grocery retail sector here in Ireland. Over the next year, we will work with Retail Excellence to share information, resources and knowledge on the technological developments in digital marketing for its members. Socio Local aims to share its expertise for both independent local stores and multi-venue retailers who continue to face so many challenges in driving value and sales for social media. Their first introduction to members took place last week with an article featured in the printed Retail Excellence Times, Why HQ brands need to leverage local store level marketing'.
“We are delighted to have joined Retail Excellence in the last quarter of 2020. We are an Irish founded company and our Irish customers and the retail industry here are a big focus for our own development. We hope that with this new partnership in 2021 we can get involved in activities to showcase the impact social media can have on both independent stores and multi-venues, who we know struggle to pinpoint the ROI associated with these channels.”
Stephen Malone CEO, Socio Local
“Socio Local is a great addition to the Strategic Partner group at Retail Excellence. 2020 was a challenging year for our members and through the partnerships with companies like Socio Local we know we are going to be able to offer great insight and tools to ensure retail continues to grow”
Keelan Bourke, Head of Commercial. Retail Excellence said
About Retail Excellence
Retail Excellence, a not for profit company supporting 2,000 leading retail companies that operate in Ireland. Retail Excellence’s members are the most progressive and innovative in the market. They make every effort to deliver activity which is wholeheartedly based on member needs. Retail Excellence is by far the largest retail industry body in Ireland.
Established in 1995, Retail Excellence is owned by the Members, for the Members and is the largest retail industry trade body in Ireland. Retail Excellence’s aim is to enhance the consumer’s retail experience by developing top-class retail standards and skills and promote a vibrant and competitive world-class retail industry in Ireland.
Read more about Retail Excellence on their website, www.retailexcellence.ie.
About Socio Local
Socio Local is an Irish based company with a digital marketing and insights platform that fuels efficiency and data-driven marketing for retailers of one to thousands of stores. Socio Local was founded by Irish native Stephen Malone in 2017 initially servicing the digital marketing needs of independent businesses. Once the company had grown to 450 clients Stephen realised the giant gap in insights and efficiency that existed for businesses that were supporting the digital marketing efforts of multiple stores. Coupled with his own family background in grocery retail, Stephen created the platform SocioConnect which is transforming and radically improving the way multi-venue retailers can control their marketing across their estate.
Today Socio Local works with some of Ireland and UK’s biggest grocery retail brands; helping them save money, increase efficiency, drive compliance across their estate and drive sales. Clients include Daybreak and A. F. Blakemore & Son Ltd.
If you'd like to know a little more about how Socio Local could support your business, please get in touch.