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Grow your business with our Dublin-based, full service digital marketing team

We accelerate our clients’ business objectives with strategies, implementations and bespoke services in social media marketing, website design, online advertising and content creation.

Curiously committed folk, builders of great digital marketing campaigns

Whether it’s the latest Instagram food trend or finest Italian coffee, the world’s best selling bourbon or latest music festival, we’re passionate about the quality of service in every aspect of your business. 

While honouring traditions and culture, we also embrace changes in order to allow your brand and business to thrive.

This isn’t really an about US page, is it?

What we really want to figure out, and it’s something we try to achieve every day, is how we can help you become a better marketer online. We strive to grow and develop your brand and business digitally, through your website and social media platforms.

 

Since 2014, we’ve been constantly exploring new ways to improve so we can impart these skills and knowledge to you. From our humble beginnings establishing some of Dublin’s largest names in hospitality online and raising their brand awareness, to working with large international brands; building their online communities and marketing campaigns.

A team of digital natives, we are passionate and proactive in our marketing approaches. Our job is not done until we know every detail about your business goals and desires so we can flip, hop and skip these wishes into concrete online marketing strategies. Our engaging nature means we work intrinsically with your team to get everyone on board the digital marketing express train, dedicated to picking up all your customers along the way.

Our open-minded nature extends into our own business culture; our office is based in the creative space of Huckletree on Pearse Street, Dublin 2. The creative culture and open collaboration is a constant source of inspiration to our team, and we welcome all our clients in to sit down with us to talk through ideas or challenging areas.

If your business prides itself on being innovative, then we certainly want to work with you!

So who are we?

Andy Nolan

Managing Director

Andy co-founded Escalate when he spotted the lack of digital marketing skills within the hospitality industry. He decided to take this opportunity and within the first year of business, Escalate was working with some of Ireland’s largest hospitality names through transforming their online marketing and increasing their revenue substantially.

Andy is always looking for new opportunities and partnerships for Escalate, along with building strong relationships with our clients. Don’t be surprised if you see him seeking out new cafes and restaurants across Dublin, likened to a food critic! On the weekends you can expect to find Andy out golfing, hiking or brunching.

Aaron McGee

Digital Strategy Director

Having worked in the Bar & Hospitality industry for years, and then with some of Ireland’s biggest digital agencies, Aaron saw the gap for a marketing agency which focused on the unique needs of the hospitality industry. Along with Andy, Aaron co-founded Escalate in 2014.

He loves developing brand strategies which come together to drive results that achieve clients’ marketing goals. When he’s not in the Escalate office, he’s traveling and exploring, from exploring coffee fields in Cuba to paddle boarding under Mt. Fuji. He loves visiting new and different places, getting out of the comfort zone and always looking for the next adventure.

Aaron McGee

Digital Strategy Director

Having worked in the Bar & Hospitality industry for years, and then with some of Ireland’s biggest digital agencies, Aaron saw the gap for a marketing agency which focused on the unique needs of the hospitality industry. Along with Andy, Aaron co-founded Escalate in 2014.

He loves developing brand strategies which come together to drive results that achieve clients’ marketing goals. When he’s not in the Escalate office, he’s traveling and exploring, from exploring coffee fields in Cuba to paddle boarding under Mt. Fuji. He loves visiting new and different places, getting out of the comfort zone and always looking for the next adventure.

Aoife Smyth

Director of Operations

Aoife joined Escalate in 2016. Prior to that, her focus was on the Design Industry. Surprisingly, the principles learned from this have helped her pave the way to a successful career in marketing. It’s all about helping people and achieving goals, right?! Aoife’s focus is on growing Escalate; overseeing projects and always on the hunt for new opportunities whilst achieving the best results for clients. 

If she’s not in the office she’s more than likely half way up a mountain or by the sea embracing the fresh air and views our beautiful country has to offer. Or drooling over some antique furniture and red brick walls.

Conor O’Carroll

Content & Marketing Exec

Conor joined the Escalate team in 2021, having spent most of his time working in traditional marketing and sales in the alcohol industry and working on some Dublin-based start-ups.

His expertise lies in building a brand strategy, implementing new innovative brand campaigns and copywriting.

Conor loves to travel and to-date has spent time working and/or studying in Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, San Diego and Melbourne.

Conor is a little bit obsessed with football culture & in his spare time is reading up on or listening to podcasts all about; fan culture, football in society, politics in football, football traditions, how football has impacted music, art, fashion & so on. You can read some of his work here.”

escalate digital marketing dublin team
escalate digital marketing dublin team

Conor O’Carroll

Content & Marketing Exec

Conor joined the Escalate team in 2021, having spent most of his time working in traditional marketing and sales in the alcohol industry and working on some Dublin-based start-ups.

His expertise lies in building a brand strategy, implementing new innovative brand campaigns and copywriting.

Conor loves to travel and to-date has spent time working and/or studying in Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, San Diego and Melbourne.

Conor is a little bit obsessed with football culture & in his spare time is reading up on or listening to podcasts all about; fan culture, football in society, politics in football, football traditions, how football has impacted music, art, fashion & so on. You can read some of his work here.”

escalate digital marketing dublin team
escalate digital marketing dublin team

Aoife McCormack

Content & Marketing Exec

‘Aoife joined the Escalate team in 2021 as Content Marketing Executive. Aoife has a background in graphic and brand design. She enjoys creating new content, exploring new design trends and taking clients social media to the next level. Aoife loves embarking on new projects and coming up with design solutions and developing slick new brands.

When she’s not in the office she is most likely spending time with her two dogs or meeting friends.

She also loves travelling the world. From the colourful streets in Marrakech to her favourite streets in Barcelona. Aoife loves trying all the local cuisine around the world. Once she has a cup of Barry’s there’s no stopping her.’

Daniel Dunne

Content Creator

Dan creates exciting and engaging photo and video content for our clients. He loves creating content to a standard that a client has not experienced before. He’s not just a guy behind the camera but a friendly face to clients during shoots, engaging and finding out exactly what they want to achieve is all part of the fun!

When Dan’s not behind the camera he can be found cheering on Liverpool and attempting a spot of golf when the sun is shining and that’s only if he’s not globetrotting around the world exploring new places and opportunities.

Daniel Dunne

Content Creator

Dan creates exciting and engaging photo and video content for our clients. He loves creating content to a standard that a client has not experienced before. He’s not just a guy behind the camera but a friendly face to clients during shoots, engaging and finding out exactly what they want to achieve is all part of the fun!

When Dan’s not behind the camera he can be found cheering on Liverpool and attempting a spot of golf when the sun is shining and that’s only if he’s not globetrotting around the world exploring new places and opportunities.

Emily Merchant

Graphic & Web Designer

Emily has been working with Escalate since 2018. Fuelled by an impressive amount of tea, and taking inspiration from the many countries / cities / businesses she visits and engages with on her travels, Emily loves developing tailor-made graphic solutions to suit the needs of our clients. Be it a full-scale rebrand, or redeveloping an existing website – she’s on it!

When she’s not at her desk, Emily spends most of her evenings and weekends dancing a style called “Kizomba” (don’t ask us – we’re not sure either?! But it sounds cool! :D).

She’s always glad to get back into the office on a Monday to let her feet cool off a little before the next adventure.

Cliodhna Reidy

Content Marketing Executive

Cliodhna (klee-ah-na, don’t worry you can ask again) has joined the team as a Content Marketing Executive and has a number of strings to her bow. From banking to barista to learning graphics she’s always trying out new things.

Here’s just a few things you should know about her: During the week you’ll find her down at her local GAA club (hup Cuala) or swimming at the forty foot and on the weekends you’ll probably find her in the same places but with coffee. On her time off she’ll most likely be snowboarding (flex) or in the past year, planning a staycation around Ireland hiking a mountain or swimming in the sea and most likely eating her way around the country 😋

Last but not least, she’s a Gaeilgoir so don’t hesitate to say Dia Dhuit, is fear Gaeilge briste ná Béarla Cliste!

Cliodhna Reidy

Content Marketing Executive

Cliodhna (klee-ah-na, don’t worry you can ask again) has joined the team as a Content Marketing Executive and has a number of strings to her bow. From banking to barista to learning graphics she’s always trying out new things.

Here’s just a few things you should know about her: During the week you’ll find her down at her local GAA club (hup Cuala) or swimming at the forty foot and on the weekends you’ll probably find her in the same places but with coffee. On her time off she’ll most likely be snowboarding (flex) or in the past year, planning a staycation around Ireland hiking a mountain or swimming in the sea and most likely eating her way around the country 😋

Last but not least, she’s a Gaeilgoir so don’t hesitate to say Dia Dhuit, is fear Gaeilge briste ná Béarla Cliste!

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