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Friday 18 January 2019

Sligo promoted to over 5 million

Sorcha Crowley

Sligo was promoted to over five million people in 2018 through the 'Best Of Sligo' social media account.

The account features images and videos of the county from local photographers, videographers and visitors.

Corey Whyte founded the site in 2016 and runs it on a voluntary basis.

Speaking to The Sligo Champion he said: "The page has grown enormously since it was first started.

"A community has grown online that continues to engage with the eye catching content shared displaying the beauty around county Sligo. All credit lies with the talented photographers who share their images online, with the aspiration being that both the county and the creatives within it are being advertised to the world," he said.

The social media pages had over 3.5 million views on Facebook, 1.5 million people viewing on Instagram and over 1 million on Twitter during 2018. The majority of views are from Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US.

"My goal is to continue to grow the pages and further promote Sligo. I'm looking to create a new campaign that will involve the people of Sligo in helping to promote our county online. At the moment I run the page voluntarily, but perhaps in 2019 there may be room to work with those in the tourism industry which has the potential to expand the reach of the social media accounts even further," he said.

The 'Best Of Sligo' social media pages can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @BestOfSligo

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