Over 300 participating businesses ensured the #BuyDonegal campaign got off to a fantastic start with consumers near and far supporting Donegal businesses over the weekend. On social media the campaign reached an audience of over 4 million with a constant follow of traffic to the buydonegal.com website from over 40 countries across all corners of the globe.
Some of Donegal’s best loved personalities including Packie Bonner, Maired NiMhaonaigh and Noel Cunningham lent their support to the campaign. Across all social platforms the #BuyDonegal hashtag featured prominently and in what has been a challenging time for many Donegal businesses the campaign gives a much-needed boost to the Donegal economy.
#BuyDonegal developed by Donegal County Council encourages consumers to buy a Donegal product or service and post on social media with the hashtag #BuyDonegal. A wide range of small and large businesses across the county, from designers & makers, food & drink producers and retailers are involved in showcasing the best of Donegal business.
Speaking about the campaign Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Jack Murray said, ‘’we are delighted but not surprised by the response to the #BuyDonegal launch. People have got behind the campaign and supported Donegal businesses. To have such a positive message and response from everyone involved is so encouraging. Many of our brilliant ambassadors of Donegal got behind the campaign too which really helped.’’
Donegal County Council Director of Services Garry Martin added ‘’we know the business community in our county are facing lots of challenges right now and this campaign provided a platform for them to showcase their talent and innovation. Our media partners in Donegal play a very important role in spreading the message of #BuyDonegal and we thank them too for their support.‘’
#BuyDonegal will run right up until the end of December and for the people of Donegal near and far you can continue to see the wonderful range of business offerings available by visiting buydonegal.com and show your support by posting on social media with the hashtag #BuyDonegal or as Gaeilge #CeannaighDúnnanGall.