(L-R) ÔEl CapitanoÕ Jerry Crowley, Marketing Manager Johnson & Perrott, Colin Healy & James Lyons from Sailing into Wellness & Pamela Kiely, Marketing Executive, Johnson & Perrott.
-The MII Cork (Marketing Institute of Ireland Cork) Invites Members of the Cork Business Community to get onboard as they lift anchor and launch the upcoming Maritime Ball-
The MII Cork (Marketing Institute of Ireland Cork) is setting sail for what’s set to be one of the most entertaining events on the marketing calendar for this year. Launched today by Ball Chair Jerry Crowley, Marketing Manager Johnson & Perrott Ltd, “The Maritime Ball” will literally push the boat out and will be a night of glitz and glam, music and entertainment, all the while raising funds for an extremely worthy Cork wellness and mental health charity, ‘Sailing into Wellness’. This year’s prestigious ball will take place in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs on Saturday 21st March and guests will enjoy a night of great food, drinks, dancing and the chance to network among their peers in the marketing community.
It’s all hands on deck at the moment, as final preparations are underway to ensure the Maritime Ball will be a night to remember. Attendees of this black-tie extravaganza will be treated to a jam-packed goody bag of treasures, and will be in with a chance of winning hundreds of amazing raffle prizes in aid of this year’s chosen charity. Guests should arrive to the gangway at 6.30pm where they may enjoy a drinks reception of Irish coffees (featuring Paddy Irish Whiskey) and Paddy & ginger ale, kindly provided by drinks sponsor Barry & Fitzwilliam. A sumptuous five-course feast will be served up by the fantastic team at the Clayton Silver Springs and guests can then dance the night away as though they’re onboard a luxury cruise liner to the fantastic and energetic Cork based seven piece functions band ‘Groove Collective’. KC from 96FM will navigate from the Bridge as MC and DJ for the evening’s activities and will also act as auctioneer as guests are invited to batten down the hatches when it comes to the all-important charity auction and raffle.
Such a spectacular occasion takes several months of preparation and planning divided out by key personnel on the MII Cork Committee. The ever generous sponsors for this year’s Maritime Ball are RR Consulting & RR Financial Services (title sponsor), B2B Print and B2B Signs (design & print partner), Cork’s 96FM and C103 (broadcast partner), Irish Examiner ( media partner), Barry & Fitzwilliam (drinks sponsor), Hopkins Communications (PR & communications partner), Johnson & Perrott Volvo (motor sponsor), GM Media Solutions (Video sponsor) and the Clayton Cork City (accommodation sponsor).
Speaking in advance of the ball, Rafal Romanowski Owner of RR Consulting Services, said “I am once again delighted to play and active role in such an important event on Cork’s social and marketing calendar. The committee have been working hard on the details over the last number of months, I’m looking forward to us all getting the chance to enjoy a great night!”
Chair of the Maritime Ball Jerry Crowley, Marketing Manager Johnson & Perrott also said in advance of the ball “With such a worthy cause set to benefit from funds raised on the night, and with a fantastic evening of wonderful food, drinks, music and entertainment on offer, I am encouraging everyone looking to attend to secure their tickets early. We’ve been running a tight ship over the last number of months with regards to the planning, so we are really excited for Cork’s marketing moguls to enjoy what’s undoubtedly going to be a wonderful night”.
Tickets are now available and are priced at €125 each. Alternatively, a table of 10 can be purchased for €1,000. Follow #MIICorkBall20 for more exciting updates.
Photography By: Diane Cusack