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Lord Mayor of Dublin, Meet Yelp Mayor of Dublin



This week, our Dublin Community Manager, Annie L., or as we like to call her, “The Mayor of Yelp Dublin”, met The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Gerry Breen at one of his very first Dublin Villages Workshops.

As Dublin has always been a tech savvy city, the purpose of The Lord Mayor's workshop was to bring together the many small businesses throughout Dublin’s neighbourhoods and educate them on opportunities to encourage consumers to shop local and support their communities.

Lucky for them, connecting people with great local businesses is SO up our alley.

Annie presented to dozens of businesses on Yelp, our Dublin Community and our Small Business Owner Tools that allow businesses to interact with the 45 million unique visitors that came to Yelp in January — all for free, of course! In fact, Annie and our Director of International Products, Bryan Byrne, talked to The Silicon Republic late last year about how businesses in Dublin are already leveraging Yelp. You can watch the video here

Additionally, Annie provided information about Yelp’s Passport Events: a major marketing promotion that highlights a specific neighbourhood and the businesses of all shapes, sizes and types that make it special. The response was, to say the least, ecstatic. Numerous neighbourhoods have already raised their hand to participate, including Ranelagh, Terenure and Clontarf.

Yelp’s mission has always been to connect people with the businesses around them; thanks to Dublin’s Lord Mayor for giving our own a helping hand!

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