Meet Inkvine

Inkvine Communications was founded in 2016 and specialises in helping high-performance technology companies to scale, through effective use of communications. The opposite of an agency, Inkvine provides workshops, training, analysis, reporting, research, content and design all in-house.
Meet our in-house team: 

Ian Ross
Ian Ross

Creative Director

Creative Director and Partner at Inkvine leading on all aspects of design and creative content. With 20 years experience in graphic design and front end web design with blue chip technology firms such as Openet, BT and At Openet, an award winning global leader in telecoms systems, Delivered GUI’s, app layouts, microsites, multi-channel content and sales collateral for Sales, Marketing and Product teams. Prior to his time at Openet, he spent almost 6 years in BT Ireland as Senior Web Designer. Ian designed Ireland’s first ISP – Ian opened Ireland’s 3rd internet cafe in Limerick in 1995.
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    Ben Dillon
    Ben Dillon

    Head of Content

    Vastly experienced content creator and writer with a passion for words. With international experience across B2B and B2C brand building, Ben is a skilled digital communicator. He has produced written content for a variety of international brands across health and nutrition, outdoor living, digital consultancy as well as international IT partners and cutting edge tech innovators. He is especially skilled at finding compelling stories within brand case studies and breaking down complex, technical information into easy to read, digestible content. Ben specialises in helping companies share their stories in an authentic, engaging way that is true to brand values.
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    Ruth Burnside
    Ruth Burnside

    Head of Public relations

    Ruth is a senior PR and Communications specialist, with over two decades expertise in brand building, leadership positioning, reputation management and positioning for scale. For six years, she was a Director of FleishmanHillard, one of Ireland’s largest PR agencies, specialising in corporate communications in financial services, technology, health, professional services and food sectors. A former Head of Communications for Aviva Ireland she led the team responsible for PR, internal communications and CSR during a major rebrand and the strategic integration of VIVAS Health. Ruth is a valued mentor at DCU, where she won her MA in Political Communication. She also holds an MA in Modern History and a Postgrad Diploma in Public & Media Relations.
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    Emily Ross
    Emily Ross

    CEO & Chief Strategist

    Senior business advisor with 18 years commercial experience in marketing and technology. While client services director for a leading digital agency, she helped EI funded tech companies to grow and scale. At UNICEF Ireland, she doubled corporate income through strategic partnerships with the likes of Total Produce, IKEA, Aer Lingus and P&G. She has written for national publications such as the Irish Times, Image, Gloss, and lectured for LIT, CMI, IMI and Irish Times Training. Holds multiple qualifications in Marketing, PR, Event Management and Analytics. Advisory Board Member of SXSW.
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    Dorota McKeogh
    Dorota McKeogh

    Project Manager

    Dorota is a skilled project manager and Google Analytics insights generator. She uses her skill with data and analytics to interpret trends and generate our monthly reports to support our marketing intelligence. Dorota originally trained as an accountant, and manages all aspects of the Inkvine financial business. A busy mum of two, she’s an epic multitasker. 
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    Aoife Doolan
    Aoife Doolan

    Account Manager

    Aoife is an Account Manager with Inkvine with a focus on community and influencer engagement. She is a graduate of DIT BIMM Dublin, and has worked in the service industry for over 13 years. Most recently, Aoife has worked in the cruise industry as a professional musician, performer, and music manager/director for Carnival Cruise Lines. Here she specialised in ensuring customer satisfaction and experience. She was responsible for managing and developing a large team, while adjusting to ever changing guest demographics, and she was involved in managing additional operations on board the vessel. Aoife also enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures. She has spent the past 2 years travelling throughout the United States, Mexico, Cuba and the Caribbean.
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    John Dillon
    John Dillon

    Director of Education & Training

    John is a pedagogical specialist, which means he helps us to make our training and workshop materials relevant, useful and effective. John has worked across a range of industries, including sports and education. As Director of Education and Training at Inkvine, he supports the development of Inkvine Knowledge Labs. John also consults for Rowing Ireland and teaches in a number of schools around Munster. John is a graduate of the BSc teaching program at the University of Limerick. Prior to his degree, he spent 18 years with An Garda Siochana. In 2010 he retired from the force to become a full-time teaching and training specialist. Alongside a Bachelor of Science from UL, he holds multiple qualifications in coaching, exercise, health, Chinese medicine, personal training and others.
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    Eilis Scally
    Eilis Scally

    Artist in Residence

    Eilis is Inkvine’s in-house illustrator and is currently living and working in Berlin. Originally from the stormy Antrim coastline she has spent the last few years travelling and working from many far flung areas of the world including Japan, New Orleans and Cambodia. She been based in Berlin for the last 7 years  – a city that continuously fuels her creative appetite. When she is not drawing you will most likely find her exploring the outdoors with her dog. Eilis enjoys working with pen and inks and has recently dived into the world of animation. 
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    Phoebe Waymark
    Phoebe Waymark

    Marketing Intern

    Phoebe is a Marketing Intern who has experience with python, working with data and doing SEO content writing. Having done biology, physics and mathematics in her A Levels, she is going to study Astrophysics in September for which she is diving headfirst into the world of data. Aside from a huge interest in physics and data, Phoebe also trains in Filipino stick fighting. She’s also passionate about origami (and the origami marketing mindset). She’s been practising since the age of 14!
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    Emily came to us to develop and create a very difficult and intricate business value proposition. Her knowledge, understanding, ownership of the project and clarity of delivery has been second to none. 

    Jon Jerromes
    Head of Business Fleet Services, Europcar

    It was great to get fresh and experienced eyes on our product. We came away with meaningful suggestions to improve our UX and ultimately win more business. Her experience, combined with a genuine understanding of our business made the workshop very useful. 

    Alexander Gartland
    Co-Founder, Piply

    “I am not hot on digital – but when we worked with Emily I found her focus and clarity, as well as her understanding of online and web marketing to be as good as it gets.”

    Colm Menton
    CEO Europcar Ireland
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    Marketing and Communications Consultancy. Growth Specialists.
    Dublin | Limerick | Cork | Berlin

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    Inkvine Communications
    6-9 Trinity Street
    Dublin 2
    D02 EY47



    t: +353 1 539 4003

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