Inkvine is a boutique firm that provides support to fast-paced technology firms through the provision of marketing, PR and communication services. We are not an agency, and we don’t want to sell you hours, we like to solve problems.
We work with established technology companies and a small number of HPSUs to help accelerate growth. We work with a limited number of clients at any one time with a focus on expert, scalable business solutions.
Work is done on a project basis, usually of 6 months in duration. Projects have clearly defined expectations and deliverables. We are committed to delivering solutions that are creative, effective and remarkable. We chose our clients based on shared values of trust and respect.
InkVine Consulting was founded by brother and sister Ian and Emily Ross, who have both spent many years working for Ireland’s most remarkable technology firms. This is their second business together, having founded and ran a successful PR and Events firm in Dublin from 2003 – 2008.
Emily Ross is a digital expert with multiple qualifications in marketing, PR, events and analytics. She has worked across technology, not-for-profit, start-up and agencies. Ian Ross is a digital creative expert who spent over 20 years with Esat, BT and Openet Telecom.
With our team, we provide Inkvine clients with the insights, roadmaps, tools and materials they need to grow. In-house our team includes full time experts in UX, analytics, SEO, PR, comms and reporting. We also work with a set of carefully selected consultants and suppliers.
The Mary Poppins Protocol
Inkvine is a specialist consultancy that is the opposite of a marketing agency. We don’t look for more hours, or greater spend, or long term relationships. We like to solve tricky problems that have a start, a middle and an end. That’s what we’re good at! Our goal is to help you stand on your own two feet. we’ll share our knowledge, our network and our skills to get you where you need to go, and we’ll build custom tools that will enable you to succeed long term. Our projects generally run 6 – 9 months. We only take on 5 projects at any one time, and so one project has to finish before we can take on a new client.
Using tried and tested processes, we work with companies to deliver go-to-market strategy. Four simple steps leaves you with a workable roadmap for your business. It delivers a working strategy, tactics, targets and costs – a plan for success.
Planning for Success
We offer a range of bespoke services. These include creating a go-to-market strategy, conducting intelligent market research, managing PR, and strengthening your website through creating an effective link-building-strategy. For companies scaling rapidly, we can also be your ‘marketing department on demand’. We can also plan, design, recruit and train you in-house marketing department, with a phased approach to their development. Learn more about our full list of growth focused services.
The companies we work with have a few commonalities. They are excited for the future and have a strong growth mindset. They are eager to learn, push boundaries and overcome challenges. Above all, they see an ever changing business environment and are willing to evolve with it. We work with clients that care about the things we do – agility, innovation and respect. Take a look at some of the amazing companies we work with – Our Clients.
Before the chatbot market exploded and new entrants began buying up keywords, Pandorabots used to rank first in organic search results — meaning we had historically neglected to invest in a search marketing strategy. I was amazed at how quickly Inkvine was able to bring us up to speed with actionable advice delivering real ROI, and would wholeheartedly recommend their SEO workshop as a “must do” for any lean startup.
Lauren KunzeCEO - pandorabots
“Inkvine are the real deal. In a profession where it can be hard to know whats right and whats wrong, can trust them to focus on the real problem is, with laser-precision and come up with the correct answer.”
Colin Lewis Founder DMX / CMO OpenJaw
TIME TO JOIN ESO
“I am very happy to recommend Inkvine and have worked with Inkvine on a number of commercial and passion projects, most notably with www.timetojoinEso.Com (which was the campaign for Ireland to join the European Southern Observatory) Emily and her colleagues in Inkvine are fantastic, easy to work with and enthusiastic about each project I have worked with them on.”
Joe Hogan CTO / Founder – Openet Telecom
Press Up Entertainment Group
The team at Inkvine has a deep understanding of online communications and the power of word of mouth. We have found Emily’s advice and support to be extremely useful over the past few years as we have grown our online presence.
Bryan DavernHotels Area Manager
“Taking a never-before-attempted, complex SaaS solution to market was always going to be a difficult process. We were fortunate to have Emily to help us develop iSimplyConnect from an whiteboard drawing to a successful launch.”
Keith O’ByrneDirector of Solutions – Asavie
*I am not hot on digital – but when we worked with Inkvine I found their focus and clarity, as well as their understanding of online and web marketing to be as good as it gets.”
Colm Menton CEO – Europcar Ireland
“ We engaged Inkvine to deliver a strategic marketing workshop for STREAM Birr, a new collaborative initiative. It was clear that the team had done a lot of background research and prep for the workshop, and so on the day helped us work through all the key points. They followed up promptly with a comprehensive report with lots of practical information on how to implement the strategy”.
Orla MartinHead of Enterprise, LEO Offaly
“Emily and the team at Inkvine transformed our brand, our published research, our website and most importantly how we communicate with the market. Emily strived to really understand both our industry and the personality of Carraighill. We got tremendous value from Inkvine and we look forward to working together in the years ahead.”
John FordeCOO, Carraighill Capital
“Inkvine has been a mine of information, the team has equipped our company with a level of knowledge that will pay dividends well into the future.”