Maryrose Lyons – Social Media Speaker

26 February 2019  
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Maryrose Lyons is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Science, and has won international awards for her work.

Maryrose works at senior management level to advise on social & digital media strategy. She operates at the intersection of how people engage with social media, and how the algorithms change, positioning her clients to take advantage of the opportunity.

She was instrumental in helping the Irish national tourist board to build an audience from zero to millions over a period of three years and she works with travel and tourism, hospitality, retail, education, finance, and B2B organisations.

Maryrose delivers through strong relationships with marketing and branding teams to implement social strategies that get results. Her award winning work with national forecourt retailer Maxol after their rebranding repositioned the business as one of the Top 10 Facebook Pages in Ireland up against the likes of Lidl, Aldi, and Supervalu.

Brightspark effects digital transformation within public sector and semi-state organisations including Failte Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Dublin City Council, Smart Dublin, Residential Tenancies Bureau, and Tusla – the Child & Family Agency.

The backbone of her work is with SME’s who rely on Brightspark to keep them on top of their digital marketing game, to compete effectively with global brands, and to win at social.op

Social media speaker Maxol
Maryrose speaking at Maxol Retailer Conference.

An Engaging Speaker

Maryrose is a regular speaker for all types of audiences – she sells out a top IMAGE event at the start of every year where she forecasts what’s coming in social media to an audience of eager digital marketing consultants and agency professionals.

She speaks for 3XE Digital and is doing her first keynote in October on Facebook Messenger Marketing.  Maryrose is also an in-demand speaker for corporate events where social media needs to be elevated or more technical aspects demystified for transformation projects.

Maryrose featured in IMAGE magazine Jan. 2019.


Maryrose is a competent panel facilitator – steering conversations on topics ranging from influencer marketing to diversity and inclusion. At all times, she keeps it on topic, bringing out ideas from all speakers, served up with her Irish charm and style.  Her most recent MC event was for INTEL working with a panel of four diverse speakers.

Maryrose has a reputation for being able to quickly translate new developments in social media into workable solutions for clients, for making the complex simple, and with a remarkable ability to enthuse teams to convert ideas into practical outputs, and to excite.

With every engagement, Maryrose takes time to understand the brief, the audience, and the expected messaging in order to build empathy with her audience. Energetic, passionate and engaging, she will leave your audience confident to implement ideas, enthused, and inspired.


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