Brendan Manley

LOTUS GROUP NAMES BRENDAN MANLEY DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Manley will oversee, develop ambitious new marketing campaigns for all Lotus businesses.


WARRENSBURG, N.Y. (March 11, 2019) – Lotus Group of Companies, USA, a dynamic and versatile ownership group based here that provides business services, food and beverage, auto parts and repair and childcare services, named veteran marketing and content professional Brendan Manley as Director of Marketing, reflecting the company’s ongoing expansion. Manley assumed the new role in November and is based at the company’s Warrensburg, N.Y., office.


Manley, whose resume includes decades of experience in content development, digital marketing and public relations, is responsible for promoting all Lotus business units through both traditional and digital marketing campaigns. Lotus Group is currently in an aggressive growth period in 2019, particularly for its Lotus Analytics business, but also with Ocho Cinco Cantina, a new Mexican restaurant the company just opened here.


“We are excited to have Brendan join our rapidly growing team,” said Ash Anand, CEO and president of Lotus Group. “We are at a time in our history when telling the Lotus story is crucial, and Brendan is a master storyteller and creative talent. His knowledge of digital marketing, content strategy and public relations will inform Lotus’ ambitious 2019 goals for business growth and expanding our public presence.”


Since Lotus Group owns such a wide range of businesses, Manley will be dividing his time between a diverse slate of campaigns. One core focus will be B2B solutions and services provider Lotus Analytics, which is launching several new products this year, fueling strong momentum behind Lotus’ arsenal of professional managed solutions. The company’s new mobile task management app, Lotus Real-Time, is one of those key products, enabling businesses to manage employees and stores from a distance, yet with constant contact and communication.


Lotus Group also just opened its Mexican restaurant, Ocho Cinco Cantina, at 85 Hudson Street in Warrensburg, alongside Ashes Pub, its sister business, and promoting the new restaurant is another of Manley’s key objectives. He will also oversee marketing of Lotus-owned local businesses The Grist Mill -- an iconic Warrensburg fine-dining venue -- as well as Lotus Auto Xperts repair shop, Warrensburg NAPA Auto Parts and Small Tales early childcare.


“I am truly thrilled to be welcomed into the Lotus family,” said Manley. “As a local resident, I have seen the incredible growth of the Lotus Group over time, as well as its commitment to bettering our community. It is inspiring to be tasked with helping both the company -- and Warrensburg -- grow and improve. Lotus has a fantastic story to tell, and I am excited by the prospect of sharing that story with the world.”


Manley is a Long Island, N.Y., native who has lived in the Adirondacks since 2009, and brings more than two decades of experience in marketing, content strategy, research and publishing to his new role. With a track record spanning multiple verticals, mediums and audiences, he possesses a rounded skill set well suited to the varied demands of marketing Lotus’ diverse portfolio of businesses. He is an entrepreneur by nature and is passionate about helping companies put their best foot forward, particularly in the digital realms of web development, social media and SEO. In recent years prior to joining Lotus, he worked as a digital marketing and SEO strategist for leading digital agencies.


In his spare time, Manley can often be found hiking the North Country woods with wife Jenn, son Jack and Ted, their golden retriever. He also loves to cook and is a proud grill-master. He is a graduate of Hofstra University and an alumnus of its men’s ice hockey team.


About Lotus Group of Companies, USA


Lotus Group of Companies is a diversified and entrepreneurially focused ownership entity comprised of multiple businesses across a range of markets and verticals. Lotus subsidiaries include Ocho Cinco Cantina, Lotus Analytics (a leading provider of outsourced business solutions and services), The Grist Mill (a fine-dining restaurant located in a historic 1800s mill), Small Tales Early Learning Center (daycare), Lotus Auto Xperts (a full-service garage), Lotus Nutraceuticals (herbal healthcare supplements), Warrensburg NAPA Auto Parts and Ashes Pub.


About Lotus Analytics


Lotus Analytics “connects proven solutions with superior innovation” by creating new and better sustainable businesses for clients, using optimum resources and know-how. The company’s mission is to become the market leader in professional services, by optimizing processes using innovation to enhance client profit. Lotus’ high-performance business strategies build on its expertise in consulting, technology and managed business services to help customers perform at the highest levels. Lotus identifies new business/market trends and develops solutions for departments like finance, inventory management, human resources, consulting, logistics management, IT, fraud prevention and many other services.


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