There’s a User Generated Content event happening in Cork next week

The networking and educational event will see an expert panel discuss one of marketing’s hottest new topics

Tickets are now on sale for MII Cork’s (Marketing Institute Ireland, Cork branch) upcoming event in partnership with MTU, User Generated Content: The Future of Brand Advocacy, taking place in Republic of Work on March 12th at 6pm. 

The event is presented in collaboration with third year MTU marketing students who devised the concept, event plan and speakers and have worked closely with MII Cork to bring the event to life.  

User-Generated Content (UGC) has become a key strategic tool for countless brands, utilising real customers and content creators to further their marketing goals. The expert panel will provide key insights to the evolution and valuable impact of UGC on the marketing sector.  

The event will take place in Republic of Work on South Mall

The event will give the winning students the chance to gain insight to putting an event together, working with the MII Cork Committee who regularly deliver networking events for the marketing community of Cork.   

The event will kick off with a welcome cocktail and networking session kindly sponsored by Kinsale Gin. Mentor, coach and podcast host Sian Horn will MC an exciting panel discussion featuring UGC experts including Sheana Baker Casey from Primark, Emma Coffey of FinalBend and, and Dev Skehan from Shur Look Digital.  

UGC has fast become a marketing strategy staple for brands across all industries, with a recent study showing that 80% of respondents said UGC highly impacts their purchasing decisions. For brands, UGC has multiple benefits including building a strong bank of content, building trust with their audiences, cost-effectiveness in comparison to influencer campaigns and driving sales. 

Discussing the upcoming event, MII Cork Chairperson Ezara Ahern Easter said:  

“This event represents a collaborative effort between MTU students and the Marketing Institute of Ireland, highlighting the importance of User-Generated Content in shaping the future of brand advocacy.  

“As industry leaders come together to share their insights, we’re excited to facilitate a dialogue that not only enriches the academic experience but also empowers professionals to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving landscape.” 

Tickets are priced at €15 for MII Members and €25 for non-members, are available here.

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