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Call for Nominations to Marketing Society Council and Future Council

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Claire McFerran, Chair of the Marketing Society

The Marketing Society of Ireland is looking to fill three seats on the Marketing Society Council and three seats on its Future Council.

The vacancies on the Marketing Society Council have come about now that three council members have reached the end of their term. These are Claire McFerran (Heineken Ireland), Louise Soye (Kantar Millward Brown) and Mark Walsh (KBC Ireland). Claire McFerran is the current chair of the Marketing Society.

Due to the latest retirements, there is one vacancy on the General Panel, open to those working in the broad marketing sphere, and two vacancies on the Research Panel, open to those working in market research.

According to Claire McFerran, who is director of innovation for Heineken Ireland: “A place on the Marketing Society Council offers a unique opportunity to take a leading role in shaping the debate amongst the marketing and market research industry in Ireland.  Given the pace of change in our industry, we are seeking out committed industry leaders to shape the landscape for tomorrow’s marketers”.

The deadline for nominations for the Marketing Society Council elections are noon on Friday, November 24th.

Those who will remain on Council include incoming Chair Avril Collins (Murray), Anita Mullan (B&A), Andy Pierce (Core Media), Chris Upton (Boys & Girls), Lesley Kelleher (Coyne Research), Deirdre Wafer (LinkedIn), Geraldine O’Leary (RTE), Cliona Hayes (Indeed) and Peter McPartlin (Mediacom).

Meanwhile the Society’s Future Council, which provides peer-to-peer networking opportunities, thought leadership and practical advice to marketing professionals in the first five years of their careers, is looking to recruit three seats. According to Aoife Marron, Chair of the Future Council and Associate Director with Red C: “The Future Council has hosted a number of sell out events this year that have provided insightful and practical advice to those in the first five years of their marketing or research career.  We are now recruiting three new members to join the team.  We’re looking for people with the passion to drive the Future Council forward and help support our peers as they chart their journey to career success.

The new members will join existing Future Council members Aoife Marron (RED C), Cian Keogh (Aer Lingus), Karen Sheehan (Novartis), Mary Sheahan (MCCP), Gavin Carberry (RTÉ) and Caroline Shesgreen (Spark Foundry).

The deadline for receipt of completed Marketing Society Future Council application forms is 5pm on Friday, 8th December 2017.

All forms are available by emailing Irene@marketingsociety.ie or on www.marketingsociety.ie