Press Release 29 Apr 2019

29th April – Galway The Knot Worldwide, the largest global wedding planning company, today announced it will establish an Operations Centre in Galway, creating circa 100 job opportunities over the next few years. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

With a company vision of helping every couple in the world plan a wedding that is uniquely their own, The Knot Worldwide is positioned to innovate and accelerate growth in the global wedding industry through The Knot, WeddingWire, Bodas, and its family of preeminent wedding and lifestyle brands. Led by CEO Tim Chi, The Knot Worldwide delivers leading wedding marketplaces, wedding websites, planning tools, registry services and more—for free—to over 20 million monthly unique visitors in 15 countries across the globe.

Through its global wedding planning brands, The Knot Worldwide has more than 40 years of experience combined and has helped more than 40 million couples plan their weddings. Engaged couples worldwide will plan and celebrate their special day by benefitting from the company's extensive and inspirational content, registry services, free wedding planning tools, and access to over 700,000 local vendors with 7 million global reviews. Wedding professionals, retailers and national brands will benefit from enhanced advertising and marketing reach to the expansive global wedding audience, as well as industry-leading tools and analytics to help grow their businesses.

Speaking at today’s announcement in Galway, Jessica Finnefrock, Executive Vice President of Global Business Operations for The Knot Worldwide, said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to expand our global footprint with a new office in Galway. We’ve been extremely impressed with the talent from this city, are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the IDA and the city of Galway, and are excited for the invaluable work this team will do to help our local wedding business professionals better connect with couples and ultimately grow their businesses.”

Sean Kyne TD, Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, welcomed the announcement, saying: “The Knot Worldwide is a long established company, a global leader in its field and its decision to locate in here is a further endorsement for Galway as a prime location in the areas of marketing, advertising and analytics. I would also like to compliment both the IDA and the Portershed in keeping Galway at the forefront of these areas through the delivering of projects such as The Knot Worldwide.”

IDA Ireland’s Executive Director, Mary Buckley, said: “This decision by The Knot Worldwide to establish its International Operations Centre in Galway to serve its global markets is a welcome and significant investment for the West region, offering some 100 new roles that will enhance the skillsets base around digital marketing and content writing in the region.  I believe Galway, with its vibrant and growing technology ecosystem, will be a great fit for The Knot Worldwide. I wish the company every success with its operations here.”

The new roles will include content writers, community forum support and customer support staff. For more information on these roles, go to: https://www.theknotww.com/careers/#job-opening
 

About The Knot Worldwide

With over four decades of expertise in the wedding industry, The Knot Worldwide is the largest global wedding planning company. The Knot Worldwide helps couples plan every aspect of their weddings, from finding inspiration and local wedding professionals to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries and more through The Knot, WeddingWire, Bodas.net, WeddingWire.in, WeddingWire.co.uk, WeddingWire.ca, Matrimonio.com, Mariages.net and other brands. Having inspired and empowered more than 40 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them, The Knot Worldwide provides leading wedding marketplaces, personalized wedding websites, planning tools and registry services with its brands in 15 countries across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

The Knot Worldwide also includes lifestyle brands The Bump for pregnancy and parenting, GigMasters for bringing important celebrations to life with entertainment vendors, Lasting for building healthy and happy marriages, How They Asked for proposal inspiration and stories and more. The company has US offices in New York, New York; Washington, DC; Norwalk, Connecticut; Austin, Texas; and Omaha, Nebraska; and international offices in Barcelona, Spain; Galway, Ireland; Guangzhou, China; and Gurgaon, India.

Contact
Melissa Bach
Senior Director, Public Relations & Brand Marketing
mbach@theknotww.com
 
Ellen Lynch
IDA Ireland
Regional Communications, Press & PR Executive
Ellen.lynch@ida.ie +353 87 4112084
 

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