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Harney helps PR agency Hanover’s start-up

Former Tánaiste and Progressive Democrats leader Mary Harney has joined international PR agency Hanover as senior advisor providing strategic advice in its new Dublin office. Founded in 1998, Hanover is an independent communications and advocacy group with flagship offices in London and Brussels. Its clients include Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Tata Steel and Apple. Hanover recently […]

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Murphy now deputy CEO at WHPR

Sharon Murphy has been promoted to deputy chief executive at Ogilvy’s Wilson Hartnell Public Relations (WHPR). Widely regarded as one of Ireland’s top PR consultants, Murphy will continue to lead the agency’s consumer division while taking on responsibility for further growing the company’s offer across creative, content, social and planning. WHPR chief executive Brian Bell said […]

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McDaid on Holmes’ Innovator 25 list

Thinkhouse founder Jane McDaid features on the ‘Innovator 25’  list of the EMEA’s most influential people in marketing compiled and published by The Holmes Report. It is the first time an Irish agency owner has made the list. Since its launch three years ago, Innovator 25 has become a barometer of global marketing and communications […]

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PSG owner in $1bn stock sale

Teneo Holdings, the New York company which provides PR services and owns Dublin agency group PSG Communications, is lining up a stock market IPO valued at up to $1 billion (€890 million) in the coming months. Teneo, which has 575 staff around the world, was co-founded by former Irish Examiner journalist Declan Kelly, pictured. The […]

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Teneo acquires PSG group

US agency Teneo has bought Dublin PR and sponsorship group PSG Communications for an undisclosed sum. PSG was founded two years ago after PR firms Pembroke Communications and Slattery Communications merged. PSG has 55 staff and provides services in corporate communications, reputation management, branding, marketing  communications,  sports  and entertainment  sponsorship, and digital communications. PSG chief executive […]

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Saunders makes PR Week’s most powerful

Dubliner John Saunders, president and CEO of PR agency FleishmanHillard, has been named in PR Week’s Power List today. It is seen as a major honour for Saunders and the 85 FH offices he runs worldwide. The PR Week Power List names the top 50 most influential people in global PR across the board. PR Week […]

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Keane heads up Heneghan in Cork

Heneghan PR has opened a new office in Cork. Conor Keane, former business editor of the Irish Examiner, joins as senior consultant with responsibility for developing new business in Munster. Heneghan currently handles Munster-based companies South South West Hospital Group, Amarenco Solar, Affidea and Wisetek. Agency chairman and Amarenco boss John Mullins is chairman of the […]

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McQueen sings praises of Ford Mustang

Chad McQueen, son of the late Hollywood actor Steve McQueen, has been on a promotional tour in Ireland for the Ford Mustang. The #MustangRun, devised by Geometry@Ogilvy, with media planning and PR by Mindshare and Cullen Communications respectively, was a five-day tour of Ireland with McQueen driving the new 5.0 litre V8 Mustang GT. The […]

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Rosney said to be one to watch

Edelman account director Martyn Rosney has made PR Week’s 30 Under 30 list. Every year the British trade magazine list highlights young executives with the best chance of becoming industry leaders. Rosney joined Edelman last September from WHPR. His clients at Edelman include Visa, LinkedIn, Danske Bank and Irish Distillers. He was named the first […]

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Bord Bia most reputable body

Bord Bia has been named the most reputable organisation in Ireland in the latest annual RepTrak study, announced by PR firm, The Reputations Agency. Next in line are Eason & Son, An Post, Google and Lidl. It is the seventh year of the corporate reputations study in Ireland. The study was compiled by The Reputations Agency […]

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Edelman report shows a rise in trust

Trust among the Irish public is being restored with four in 10 people believing in the key institutions of business, media, NGOs and government, up from one in three last year, the 2016 Edelman Trust Barometer shows. Trust in Government has risen by 10 per cent with half of respondents confident they will be ‘better […]

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Jennings takes charge at Keatings

Lorna Jennings has been appointed managing director at PR agency Keating & Associates. She replaces founder Pat Keating who will remain on in the business servicing agency clients. She joined Keatings two years ago from Hume Brophy where she was an account director. Prior to that, she was public affairs officer for the Irish Cancer Society. […]

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Rochelle Flett PSG’s first award winner

Rochelle Flett, graduate of the 2014/2015 MA in Public Relations at DIT, Aungier Street, is the winner of the inaugural PSG innovation award presented by PR group, PSG Communications. The award recognises the talent and flair shown by students of the DIT MAPR. The winner was chosen by a panel of PSG directors after a review […]

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