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Dawn gribble

Digital Marketing Expert

Summary

I’m Dawn, Founder of Virtual Solutions – an boutique agency dedicated to giving Restaurants,  Food & Beverage (F&B), and Hospitality brands an exceptional digital experience for their guests.

Work History

2004Present

Founder

Virtual Solutions Global

Virtual Solutions are Experts in Creating & Managing Exceptional Customer Experiences

We create customised digital experience packages, serving up a positive impression that makes guests want to engage with your brand before they even visit your venue. We continually evolve our services, incorporating the latest trends and innovations. Our dedicated team loves social media and technology as much as they love food, travel, and hospitality! With years of industry experience – you can depend on us to consistently deliver a high-quality service so that your brand can realise its full potential.

We know that every Restaurant and Hotel has its own unique identity. We'll help you create an exceptional digital experience for your guests that enhances your brand. We pride ourselves in over-delivering at every opportunity. You can depend on us for a personalised, reliable service at all times, supported by professional advice to elevate you above your competition. All of our Experts have considerable Food & Beverage and Hospitality experience, with a deep understanding of the needs of the UAE & UK Markets.

20162017

Communications Director

Social Media Week Dubai

As Communications Director for Social Media Week Dubai my role covers a variety of tasks including Event Planning and Strategy, liaising with Speakers and Sponsors, Digital Marketing and Social Media Management, Hosting,  Presenting Workshops, Moderating, Interviews and Speaking on various Expert Panels.

20142016

Food & Drink Champion

A Taste of Devon

A Taste of Devon™ is a local Food & Drink Guide, and we love what we do. 

We believe in traditional countryside values - supporting locals farmers, small businesses and the local community. Devon is home to some of the finest food and drink in the world, here at A Taste of Devon we're on the look-out for fantastic products and producers to support and promote.

We feel strongly about supporting Devon food and drink, and for good reason!

* Local food is fresh and tasty, it doesn't lose it's nutritional value through processing and transporting

* Local food supports local families

* When you buy locally you forge a bond between producer and consumer, you build understanding, a connection to your neighbours and the countryside.

* Food grown and produced locally doesn't have so far to travel, this cuts down on pollution making it much better for the environment.

There are a number of ways that we can support your Devon Food & Drink business

• Eligible businesses can add a Free Listing into our Devon Good Food & Drink Directory
• We can write a review of your products
• Feature your company in an interview
• You can sponsor a Monthly Competition (subject to availability) - giving you exposure on every page of our website and a prominent Home Page position
• All of the above 

2001-2003

 Account Manager

Philip Dennis Food Service

* Managing customer accounts
* Processing customer orders and up-selling
* Working closely with the marketing team to achieve sales objectives
* Informing customers about new products or promotions that are relevant to their needs or preferences
* Answering customer enquiries and processing brochure requests

Education

19921999

A-Levels

Edgehill College

Business Studies, Home EconomicsGeneral Studies, Accounting

Portfolio

I frequently speak at Restaurant and Social Media Events on Food & Beverage trends and best practices for Digital Channels. I'm available as a keynote speaker, panel moderator and MC. 

recommendations

"At the recently held Middle East Food Forum in Abu Dhabi, Dawn was the moderator of a panel discussion that I was a part of. Besides being tremendously knowledgeable about Food & Beverage, she demonstrated an instinctive, in-depth understanding of the Middle East Market. Her observations on how food service is evolving in the region were spot on, as were her recommendations on how operators can effectively adapt to the rapidly changing dynamics of the sector.

Also, although I am yet to work with Dawn in social media marketing, several attendees at the forum who had, testified to her wizardry in the field. Evidently, she has succeeded in expanding their footprint and brand reach several fold in little to no time - a truly remarkable feat. Its always a true pleasure to get acquainted with top notch professionals in their field, and Dawn Gribble, most certainly being one of them, has left an indelible impression."

Sanjay Duggal - Vice President MENAFA

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"I met Dawn for the first time and was blown away by her knowledge and skills in this field. Also Passion is needed for our industry to change and to keep advancing and Dawn has a great foodie passion." Grahame Dunling - Badia Farms
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"Dawn is an acceptation professional that is few and far between.  Not only is her energy boosting with creativity, passion and dedication, but her character is a sounding soul to be around.

Dawn has proven that no task is too small nor too large, she contributes and take initiative in so many ways (with much success) that a project manager is needed just to keep up with her.

Her sound mind of technical insights, delivery, skills and combination of social-digital and communications is a perfect mix, blend and recipe for success.  Dawn is a true true digital marketeer with so much skill and passion that drives results through the roof!.

A true inspiration and a true team player, never complains, never feels down, constantly striving and delivering with immaculate results every time!.

Always has been a pleasure and always will be a pleasure working with her!."

ASAAD AL-SHADHIR - Strategic Creative Director - Social Media Week Dubai

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