Shops urged to heed digital revolution

Shops urged to heed digital revolution
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Aideen Ní Riada MC and speakers Greg Fry Content Plan, Aidan Murphy Bank of Ireland, Ann Jackman Bank of Ireland, Marguerite Murphy Bank of Ireland, Sinead Casey New Ross District Manager and Lorcan Kinsella Brand Nova Digital organiser More than half of shoppers believe local businesses need to do more to promote themselves online if they are to survive. This was one of the many messages that went out during an insightful New Ross Goes Digital event held at the Brandon House Hotel recently. Around 80 people attended the ‘Switch On Your Business’ and New Ross Goes Digital event hosted by New Ross and District Chamber, in conjunction with Bank of Ireland. New Ross Municipal District Manager Sinead Casey said around €8m has been invested in New Ross town over recent years, with up to €20m planned to be spent over the coming seven years. This money will be spent on projects which aim to bring jobs to the area through the building of advance factory units, Greenway routes, public realm spaces and tourist related infrastructure. Ms Casey showed images synonymous with New Ross like the Emigrant Flame and the Dunbrody ship which will be displayed on signposts on the new ring road. She said: ‘Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford were signposted but New Ross was very poorly mentioned so we have it highlighted as a Norman town.’ She said the town’s digital capabilities are improving with the arrival of Virgin Media which has finished laying fibre optic cables in […]

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