Ciara Crossan, Industry Speaker


WeddingDates founder and CEO Ciara Crossan is a regular speaker at industry events and available to speak on a range of topics related to wedding sales and marketing for the hospitality industry.

A Sales & Marketing Expert

Ciara Crossan is a tech entrepreneur who combined a degree in Business Information Systems from University College Cork with a family background in hotels to found WeddingDates. WeddingDates addresses a gap in the wedding market, matching couples searching for the perfect wedding venue with hotels and venues looking to generate leads and qualified enquiries for dates they have available to sell.

Ciara is a self-professed evangelist on all things web and weddings and is an expert in sales, marketing and PR for small businesses. Under the leadership of her infectious enthusiasm, industry knowledge and entrepreneurial drive, WeddingDates has won numerous awards and Ciara herself was shortlisted as “Outstanding Entrepreneur” in the UK Women 1st SHINE Awards in 2013.

An Accomplished Hospitality Speaker

Since launching WeddingDates in 2008, Ciara has seen many changes in the hospitality industry, in the wedding market, and in the evolving demands of wedding couples. Ciara’s passion is to help hotels and venues improve their sales and marketing to generate enquiries and convert leads while improving the experience that couples have when they plan their big day. Ciara has spoken at events in the past such as:

  •  National Hotel Marketing Conference
  •  Best Western Sales, Marketing and Revenue Conference
  •  National Wedding Venues Marketing Conference
  •  Best Western Annual Members Conference
  •  Hospitality Expo
  •  Irish Hotels Federation Conference
  •  Northern Ireland Hotel Federation Hospitality Exchange

Ciara’s engaging topics include, but are not limited to:

  •  Best Practice Enquiry handling for wedding venues
  •  Online Marketing for wedding venues
  •  Attracting weddings to non-traditional wedding venues
  •  The art of the upsell – increasing revenue through higher spend weddings
  •  Whats going on in the mind of Millennials…and how to speak their language
  •  Capitalizing on the “pink pound” – how to get more sex couples to book your venue
  •  Current trends & techniques to engage the modern bride or groom
  •  Social Media Marketing in the cut throat wedding industry
  •  Exceptional Customer Service – how to WOW your customers
  •  Trends and hot topics for 2016 weddings
  •  Best Practice customer service for wedding businesses

Book Ciara Crossan to Speak

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