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Hanover appointed to handle Young Scientist

Following a competitive pitch, corporate communications and public affairs specialist Hanover has been made the lead PR agency for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE). Hanover, run by Lorna Jennings (above) will work closely with BT Ireland to manage PR and public affairs for next BTYSTE, including the main event in the RDS in […]

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An Post’s reputation tops corporate brand list

An Post is the top brand in Ireland in terms of corporate reputation, the annual RepTrak study released by DDFH&B Group’s PR offshoot, The Reputations Agency, shows. Based on the perceptions of over 4,500 respondents who completed the survey recently, the survey quantifies the emotional bond stakeholders have with 50 companies. The study shows the connections […]

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Gibneys agrees to partner with TorranceCo

                    PR agency Gibney Communications has agreed a strategic partnership with independent New York firm TorranceCo to broaden the offering of both agencies. Gibney Communications executive chairman Ita Gibney (above) said in a post-Brexit era and with considerable uncertainty ahead in global business, such an alliance makes […]

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Mooney heads up PSG’s digital agency

Sharon Mooney has joined PR group PSG as managing director with New/Slang’s digital division. A recent addition to the team, she brings considerable client experience with leading agencies. She spent over four years at Publicis D and two and half years at Target McConnells. Most recently, she was client service director at In the Company […]

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Saunders to lead St Patrick’s parade in St Louis

President and CEO of global PR firm FleishmanHillard John Saunders will be the grand marshall at the St Patrick’s Day parade in St Louis, Missouri, tomorrow. The Dubliner, who was appointed to the top job in the Omnicom network, will lead the ceremonies alongside guest of honour, Minister for Jobs Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell […]

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Four in ten PR executives expect budget increases

Four in ten public relations and communications professionals in Ireland expect budget spend on PR to increase in 2017, a survey of Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) members indicates. Of these, 43 per cent expect their clients’ budgets to increase, while just over a third of those who work in-house expect their budgets to grow this […]

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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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