Visit Isle of Wight welcomes new Marketing Operations Manager

Emma Harris has joined the team at Visit Isle of Wight as the new marketing operations manager.

Emma brings with her a wealth of experience in marketing and PR, having worked on large campaigns across Europe, particular in the sailing sector, with a strong background in digital marketing, finding new ways to grow existing markets and develop new ones.

Emma will be the main point of contact for all marketing and brand activity for Visit Isle of Wight internal teams and external stakeholders, including online and social media agencies and freelance contractors, as well as helping to create the marketing strategy for Visit Isle of Wight.

It’s a huge remit, but Island born Emma says she is ready for the role:

‘I think Visit Isle Of Wight has done a great job with what they’ve been doing so far. I think the Island’s a really unique place and that’s what we’re going to be looking at – how we set the Island aside from any other kind of destination.

‘Whether you’re coming from abroad or on a staycation, there’s not many places you can be ten minutes from rolling countryside and the beach, there’s more and more attractions and places to stay, appealing to different types of people.’

Emma says she is looking forward to working with Island tourism businesses:

‘The Wight BID levy payers are Isle of Wight tourism and they are supporting Isle of Wight tourism. They are supporting our mission to get the message out there, because without Visit Isle of Wight, every business would need someone like me in their office, constantly promoting their message.

When not working, Emma can be found walking her corgi Bella at various locations across the Island, or riding her horses:

‘I’m an outdoors type of person. In the summer I like walking Bella around the east coast of the Island and then in the winter I take her for a walk at Brighstone, through the forest and up on the downs, or down to St Catherine’s followed by a pub lunch – I’m very much a walk and lunch kind of person!’

Visit Isle of Wight wish Emma the very best of luck on her new role. To get in touch, email emma@visitwight.org