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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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John Saunders gets top FH job

Irishman John Saunders is to succeed Dave Senay as FleishmanHillard’s president and chief executive officer, it was announced today by Dale Adams, chairman and CEO of the DAS group of companies, a division of FleishmanHillard’s parent company, Omnicom Group. Saunders, 57, and a native of Dublin, takes on the new job with immediate effect. Saunders was […]

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PicStash due to be wound up

A liquidator is to be appointed to online image library PicStash – formerly known as PR Slides. Launched in 2013 by model Emma Jane Power, PR Slides was backed by Simply Zesty and Lovin’ Dublin founder Niall Harbison, who became the became the agency’s joint chief executive. Last year the company received €500,000 in venture […]

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McNicholas promoted at Heneghan

Fiona McNicholas has been made an account manager at Heneghan, one of Ireland’s leading PR agencies. McNicholas joined the company two years ago as a senior account executive and now works with Rentokil Initial, Anam Cara, Hibernia College, RoanKabin and Irish Distillers. She also advises agency clients on social media strategy and tactics. Prior to […]

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O’Connor takes on sports role at WHPR

Sarah O’Connor is to become head of sport at Wilson Hartnell Public Relations (WHPR). She joins from the Federation of Irish Sport (FIS), where she was chief executive for the past eight years. She replaces Máire Scully who left the agency to pursue other interests. Scully first joined WHPR in 2001 and five years later got […]

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PR man and broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy dies

PR consultant and broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy has died peacefully at home at the age of 76. He started his career in the Cork Examiner newsroom and reported on sport. He later joined Radio Eireann and worked in RTE current affairs on the Seven Days programme with Ted Nealon. When he was dropped from the programme in 1972, he […]

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