Tralee com­pany Sto­ryS­tock wins Open Eir con­test

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - By SI­MON BROUDER

TRALEE based com­pany Sto­ryS­tock have been named as one of the win­ners of Open Eir’s ‘High Speed High Street’ com­pe­ti­tion ahead of the Na­tional Plough­ing Cham­pi­onships.

The Tralee firm will now join SMEs from Cavan, Clare, Cork, Done­gal and Dublin to show­case their wares at Open Eir’s ex­hi­bi­tion space at the cham­pi­onships.

This com­pe­ti­tion was or­gan­ised to show­case Ir­ish SMEs that are us­ing high speed broad­band to pro­mote their busi­ness on­line, sell prod­uct and en­gage in new mar­ket op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The con­test saw SMEs across the coun­try en­ter­ing to win a prize of free ex­hi­bi­tion space at Open Eir’s ‘High Speed High Street’ ex­hi­bi­tion area at the cham­pi­onships at Screg­gan near Tul­lam­ore in Of­faly next week.

Sto­ryS­tock, a con­tent cre­ation busi­ness based at Kerry Technology Park in Tralee was one of six busi­ness cho­sen to ex­hibit by Open Eir.

Sto­rys­tock, which has a small team of work­ers who are all re­turned im­mi­grants and all orig­i­nally from Kerry, de­liv­ers high qual­ity con­tent and sto­ries from con­tent cre­ators around the world to global me­dia and brands who need good sto­ries and con­tent.

The com­pany says it plans to show­case the types of sto­ries they de­liver, par­tic­u­larly their agri­cul­tural clients on screens, as well as set­ting up a booth at the cham­pi­onships where they can record farm­ers sto­ries and play them on screens at the stand.

Each of the win­ning busi­nesses will also re­ceive prize pack­ages worth €10,000 and one year’s free broad­band.

“The ‘High Speed High Street’ ini­tia­tive gives SME’s such as ours a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to show­case our brand and tell our story to the es­ti­mated 280,000 peo­ple who at­tend the Plough­ing Cham­pi­onships,” said Shane O’Con­nor of Sto­ryS­tock.

“It also al­lows us get to the heart of the farm­ing and busi­ness com­mu­ni­ties, who are there, find their sto­ries and share them both na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally on­line through the Sto­ryS­tock plat­form quickly and seam­lessly be­cause of our ac­cess to high-speed fi­bre broad­band,” said Mr O’Con­nor.

Or­lagh Nevin, Di­rec­tor of Sales, Mar­ket­ing and Ser­vice at Open Eir ex­plained why Sto­ryS­tock had been se­lected as one of the com­pe­ti­tion’s win­ners.

“Sto­ryS­tock was cho­sen as one of our win­ning busi­nesses as they clearly demon­strated the pos­i­tive im­pact that high-speed broad­band in Kerry has had on their busi­ness. They have har­nessed the full po­ten­tial of an on­line pres­ence, al­low­ing them to en­gage di­rectly with cus­tomers on­line and to ex­plore new mar­kets not only na­tion­ally but, in some cases, in­ter­na­tion­ally,” she said.

The Na­tional Plough­ing Cham­pi­onships – which this year runs from Septem­ber 19 to 21 – is Europe’s largest out­door agri­cul­tural trade ex­hi­bi­tion.

In 2016 283,000 peo­ple at­tended the event which fea­tured 1,700 ex­hibitors.

The Sto­ryS­tock team out­side their of­fices at the Tom Crean Busi­ness Cen­tre at Kerry Technology Park

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