We are proud of what we do at ProfileTree, but we often forget to pat ourselves on the back and celebrate our accomplishments. 

This page is going to fix that. 

Here, you’ll find some of our favourite and best accomplishments as they happen, from achieving goals and milestones to celebrating the work of our talented staff, everything that we’re proud of, you’ll find out about here. 

Note: contact us with any further media enquiries. 

July 2023

We Sponsored St. Mary’s F.C. for Foyle Cup

We sponsored the team kits for local Glengormley footballers – St. Mary’s F.C. They did well by securing fifth place in the Foyle Cup. 

“Supporting local initiatives like this is a major part of our commitment to putting Belfast on the global stage. The team at St. Mary’s F.C. should be very proud of themselves as are we.” – Ciaran Connolly

ProfileTree web design sponsor St. Mary's
ProfileTree Web Design and Digital Marketing sponsor St. Mary’s F.C.

August 2023

Key things that happened this month.

It Was Our Birthday

We recently celebrated our 12th anniversary in August of this year, a significant milestone considering recent challenges like Covid and rising living costs. Despite the fluctuating marketing industry, ProfileTree has thrived, diversifying its services to include videography, website design, content writing, and more. 

Belfast Marketing Business Celebrates 12th Anniversary - Newsletter Article
Belfast Marketing Business Celebrates 12th Anniversary – Newsletter Article

Director Ciaran Connolly reflected on the company’s growth, adaptation, and success in empowering businesses digitally, emphasising the importance of our client-centric and innovative approach that has helped us to get where we are today. 

September 2023

What happened at ProfileTree during September 2023. 

We Got a New CEO

In September, ProfileTree proudly welcomed Ciara Nelson as its new CEO. 

Ciara began her journey with ProfileTree in 2021 as a Project Manager. Her rapid ascent through the ranks, from operational manager to now CEO, reflects her exceptional leadership and dedication. 

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Ciaran Connolly, the founder of ProfileTree, who served as CEO for 12 years, has confidently passed the baton to Ciara Nelson, marking her as his first successor. Under Ciara’s visionary leadership, she is committed to establishing ProfileTree as a top employer, focusing on continuous investment in staff development and crafting attractive employment benefits.

LinkedIn MasterClass

We ran our LinkedIn Masterclass on the 28th September 2023. This free event delved into the secrets behind powerful growth strategies for LinkedIn and how they can catapult your business to the next level!

We covered; 

  • LinkedIn hacks used by industry leaders
  • Effective networking tactics 
  • How to create captivating content that converts & more!

Don’t worry if you missed this one though, as we regularly hold LinkedIn webinars throughout the year. Follow us to find out when. 

October 2023

What happened in October 2023.

ProfileTree, Ulster University and Innovate UK Conclude 2-Year KTP Digital Transformation Project

ProfileTree, in collaboration with Ulster University and funded by Innovate UK, successfully completed a 2-year Digital Transformation Project as part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). This project brought together ProfileTree, Ulster University, and Lochlainn Mallon, an MSc Business Development and Innovation student, to guide ProfileTree through a significant digital transformation.

As a result of this collaboration, ProfileTree achieved a 50% reduction in scheduling tasks, demonstrating the tangible benefits of connecting academic knowledge with business applications. 

ktp; UU and ProfileTree digital marketing agency
KTP; UU and ProfileTree Digital Marketing Agency

Ciara Nelson, CEO of ProfileTree, emphasised the impactful knowledge transfer from this partnership, noting the growth and efficiency opportunities for ProfileTree and new data insights for Ulster University in the realm of digital transformation.

Wrapping Up Our Successful Apprenticeship 

We’re delighted to share the successful completion of a four-week placement with three exceptionally talented Austrian I.T. apprentices: Johanna, Elias, and Kai. 

This immersive experience allowed these apprentices to apply their skills in AutoCAD, Java, and C# to produce informative articles and engaging videos, contributing significantly to our content.

ProfileTree apprenticeship for content creation
ProfileTree concludes apprenticeship

ProfileTree is committed to embracing global talent and providing young professionals with opportunities to gain industry insights and expertise. The apprenticeship with Johanna, Kai, and Elias was a testament to this commitment, and we are immensely grateful for their hard work and contributions.

Internal Brand Video Gets Over 400k Views in Just One Month

ConnollyCove is one of our internal brands, a dedicated Travel and Tourism website that produces high-quality travel content from around the world. Recently this channel celebrated an incredible milestone – accumulating over 400k views on a single video within just one month from its initial upload on September 6th 2023. 

The video takes viewers on ‘The Ultimate Travel Guide for One Day in Luxor Egypt’, squeezing in all the must-see attractions and providing a historical glimpse into a time gone by. We’re really proud of our in-house videography team for this one. 

ConnollyCove Gets 400k Views in One Month

November 2023

Silver Award for Tech Family Business of the Year

We are thrilled to announce our recent achievement: winning the Silver Award for ‘Tech Family Business of the Year’ at the Irish Family Business Awards. This recognition is a testament to our dedication and innovation that we strive to achieve. 

ProfileTree Web Design and Digital Marketing Pick Up Silver Award
ProfileTree Web Design and Digital Marketing Pick Up Silver Award

Our Founder and Director, Ciaran Connolly, expressed immense pride and gratitude for this accolade. He emphasised that this award reflects our commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements, especially with our recent integration of AI technologies. This recognition reassures us that our efforts provide a top-class service and add value to clients in the digital marketing landscape.

Stephen McClelland Of ProfileTree: 5 Ways To Manage Your Marketing Budget For Improved ROI

Our Digital Innovation Specialist, Stephen McClelland, recently discussed effective marketing budget management for improved ROI in an interview with Rachel Kline at Authority Magazine.

Digital Marketing Specialist - Stephen
Digital Marketing Specialist – Stephen

Stephen, with over seven years of experience at ProfileTree, emphasised the importance of diversifying marketing channels, understanding the target audience, and focusing on organic growth. He stressed the need for a strategic approach, like conducting SWOT analyses and adapting budgets based on performance data, to enhance ROI.

When discussing the marketing tech stack, Stephen recommended Google Search Console and SEMrush for their invaluable insights and competitive intelligence. He also outlined five key strategies for marketing leaders to improve ROI, including focusing on data-driven insights and segmenting audiences.

Watch the video below to hear more about his approach for enhanced ROI for marketing strategies.

Chris Watson Of ProfileTree On 5 Things You Need to Make Compelling and Powerful Videos

Our Lead Videographer and Editor, Chris Watson, recently discussed the essentials of creating compelling and powerful videos in an interview with Guernslye Honoré of Authority Magazine.

Belfast video producion company - Chris Watson (1)
Belfast video production company – Chris Watson

He discusses one of his memorable projects, which includes producing content for Carlingford Oysters, a prominent name in Irish seafood, which has already garnered over 188K views.

Chris is currently focusing on building the Amazing Food and Drink channel, capturing unique stories of artisan food producers across Northern Ireland. His dedication to the craft of video production and storytelling continues to contribute significantly to ProfileTree’s success in digital marketing.

Ciara Nelson of ProfileTree: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became a C-Suite Executive

We’re proud to share the insights of our CEO, Ciara Nelson, who participated in Authority Magazine’s series “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Began Leading My Company.” 

Ciara, the first CEO to succeed the founder at ProfileTree, brings a wealth of experience from the teaching, charity, and private sectors. We’re really proud of her participation in this piece and it was an exciting read for us all!

Ciara Nelson ProfileTree web design and digital marketing (1)
Ciara Nelson ProfileTree Web Design and Digital Marketing

In her interview, Ciara discussed her career journey, emphasising a passion for business and outlining her experience as a recent CEO. ProfileTree, under Ciara’s new leadership, strives to become an employer of choice by fostering a culture of innovation, productivity, and employee satisfaction.

December 2023

Everything that is going on at ProfileTree in December.

Ciaran Connolly  Weighs In On UpCity Feature – Should Small Businesses Use Personal Branding?

Ciaran Connolly, Founder of ProfileTree Web Design and Digital Marketing, weighed in on a recent UpCity article; Should Small Businesses Use Personal Branding?

This contribution was part of an UpCity piece by David J. Brin, which featured insights from industry experts and professionals into how they are leveraging personal branding to boost brand visibility and loyalty. 

UpCity Feature ProfileTree Web Design and Digital Marketing
UpCity Feature ProfileTree Web Design and Digital Marketing

Ciaran’s insight draws attention to the long-term efforts required for personal branding before any real impact can be seen. UpCity serves as a B2B marketplace and review platform, designed to aid businesses in identifying suitable service providers for their requirements. It encompasses a range of services and is primarily focused on guiding businesses through the intricate and ever-changing landscape of marketing.

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