Reinvigorating the Online Image of Alliance Française while increasing Revenue and Membership

Alliance Française has been promoting French culture and language in Cork since 1947. As an internationally recognised label of quality, Alliance Française has a long-standing tradition of excellence and expertise in teaching French offering a wide variety of French courses.
New management in 2017 wanted to inject a new lease of life into the promotion of Franco-Irish cultural bonds, increase memberships and most importantly increase course sign-ups.

About Alliance Française

● Alliance Française de Cork offer French courses for all ages and levels, including pre-school, primary, secondary, third-level and adults.


● Increase Membership

● Implement new e-commerce website with an easily updatable inbuilt system which could reflect seasonal changes to Alliance Française's courses
● Increase course sign-ups and revenue

● Design and print 4 seasonal booklets promoting all courses.
● To link the companies print marketing to their website and their digital marketing strategy to a streamlined sales system.


● A sophisticated yet simple structure was implemented across the entire Alliance Française brand and website offering the ability to update entire seasonal offerings with a few clicks.
● A new membership system was designed, implemented and promoted.

● Blogging was utilised to generate traffic


● Page 1 of Google search results captured for key search terms.
● Sales increased by 50% in 6 months

● Membership signups increased by 25% in 6 months
● Largest sales revenues in ?? years

● Overall sales increased by 25%
● Clean system to help with administration and sales

Finally a marketing system which can be updated in-house and be subsequently reflected in our digital marketing and online brand.

The Challenge

Due to the sheer volume of courses offered by Alliance Française, the company constantly found it difficult to
a) keep on top of their marketing needs and
b) Blend their needed print marketing with any online marketing.
Every season courses and classes changed with constant changes occurring in real-time. It was simply too difficult for someone to constantly update the websites courses, classes, fees, marketing material and more every few weeks, months and seasons (and also to do this indefinitely)

The Importance and Power of Structure

By matching the brand and structure of the website perfectly with the in-house structure of Alliance Française's courses, I was able to build a complete hierarchal structure into the entire brand of Alliance Française. Essentially 4 seasonal structures were built into the website which could be updated with the click of a button. This brand and structure was also reflected in the real world in terms of booklets, posters, leaflets and more.

A System for Subsequent Marketing

Once brand, website, courses, booklets, signage, sales pages and funnels were designed and implemented, every course was cleverly linked to its respective seasonal structure. This resulted in a streamlined website where an in-house team member could update simple elements such as fees, course times or information within real world booklets and all elements within the website would subsequently update. 

This resulted in a lead-generating system which can be utilised by any member of Alliance Française with little or no training allowing them to constantly update and market the company online now and forever.

CEO of Web Strategist

Overnight success, but it was 15 years in the making

Tim Petch
alliance francaise website

An entire new website was developed, sitting atop a hierarchal structure were the website structure reflected the real world structure of how the company ran

alliance francaise website

A membership system was designed and developed and brought to the forefront of the companies brand image and marketing strategy

alliance francaise website

All services, course information, fee's, Seasonal booklets and more can be updated within a simple backend system becoming subsequently reflected on the website

signage design cork

Branding and signage design.

brochure design cork

Seasonal Booklets Designed and Printed. A seasonal structure was implemented across all forms of marketing from in-house promotional material to print marketing to digital marketing

cork french film festival

Website designed for the 29th Cork French Film Festival

french film festival 2018

Launching the 2018 French Film Festival Booklet

paul feeney

Paul Feeney with Directeur of Alliance Française, Morgan Desméroux 

french film festival 2018

The Mayor of Cork Launching the 2018 French Film Festival

french film festival 2018


alliance francaise website

Exhibition Banners, Booklets, Signs, Banners, Leaflets and Flyers were designed and printed

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