Helping SMEs

New role for former Marketing Edinburgh boss Donnelly

John Donnelly

John Donnelly: new role helping SMEs

John Donnelly, who resigned as chief executive of Marketing Edinburgh in a public dispute over its budget, has joined The Marketing Centre.

Mr Donnelly controversially challenged Edinburgh City Council’s cuts to Marketing Edinburgh’s budget, claiming the organisation would be undermined and that the city’s reputation would be hit.

The board has recently resigned after the council rejected its alternative proposals.

Mr Donnelly has now signed up with The Marketing Centre’s regional team. He will be supporting local businesses seeking access to professional, experienced marketing advice through his role as part-time marketing director.

The Marketing Centre, a seven-year old business that has pioneered the concept of part-time marketing directors, has a team of 85+ part-time marketing directors covering nine regions across England, Scotland and Wales.

It was founded in response to the increasing number of SME’s looking to invest in marketing, but are unable to budget for the creation of a full-time position.

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