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Public relations is a rapidly evolving profession, writes Anthony O’Brien Bedford. It has always been an elusive industry to categorise, to specify exactly what box it falls into. During the pandemic, digital communication was fast-tracked. PR pros had to adjust their approach quickly to maintain value for clients and offer new methods to reach consumers. Post-pandemic, […]

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WHPR appoints O’Connor as deputy chief executive

PR agency Wilson Hartnell has announced the promotion of Sarah O’Connor to the role of deputy chief executive. She will work alongside the Ogilvy agency’s CEO, Sharon Murphy. O’Connor joined WHPR as a director and head of its sports marketing department over six years ago, leading the team to multi-award-winning work both nationally and overseas. […]

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HSE among award winners at PR show

The Health Service Executive (HSE) was one of 25 winners from over 150 entries taking two gongs at the Awards for Excellence hosted by the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) and the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII). The awards recognise best practice in PR, public affairs and internal communication in public and private sectors. […]

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Thinkhouse’s Laura Costello saluted by Forbes magazine

Laura Costello, strategy director for purpose and planet at Thinkhouse, has been named by Forbes magazine as one of 43 people changing advertising for the climate. Costello, who leads the agency’s sustainability and purpose initiatives, sits in inspiring company among people behind creatives for climate, conscious advertising network and clean creatives. As well as brand […]

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VBPR curates VIP visits to Dublin

Valda Boardman PR at Marketing Network Group has been appointed by international client Bizspoke Inc as their European business partner curating itineraries in Ireland and Europe with inaccessible elements for higher net worth (HNW) entrepreneurs and business leaders.  In recent months, VBPR planned and implemented a showcase of Dublin’s iconic experiences. They hosted 60 guests […]

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Káno adds trio to its client service team

PR agency Káno Communications has announced three new hires for its client service team. Claire Egan has over 15 years’ experience in the communications industry, working in the media, publishing, sport and higher education sectors. She joins Káno as a senior account manager from DCU, where she worked in the communications unit on research and […]

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Susie Horgan awarded PRII fellowship

Susie Horgan, founder and managing director of Cork agency Springboard Communications, has been made a fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII). The PRII award a member fellowship in recognition of the person’s  professional skill and to someone who is seen to have supported the development of the PR industry and the work […]

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PRII to stage conference in November

The PRII National Conference, ‘Key Issues for Communications Advisors’, takes place on November 10 and 11. The eight-hour programme features six areas of interest with over 20 speakers and is split across the two days. The majority of speakers and panelists will be live in studio while delegates will attend online. The full programme is […]

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St Vincent’s Private wins sustainability test

St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Dublin boasts the best sustainability reputation in Ireland, the latest Reptrak index conducted by The Reputations Agency and Reptrak shows. Credit Unions, An Post, Bord Bia and Mater Private Network made up the other top five positions. It is the ninth annual study of sustainability reputations in Ireland, ranking 100 […]

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Brown to chair Irish Writers Centre

PR and media training doyenne Breda Brown has been appointed to chair the Irish Writers Centre (IWC) board of directors. Now in its 30th year, the centre supports, promotes and informs writers at all stages of their development, through membership, training, information, mentoring, networking opportunities, creative writing courses and events. Brown co-founded Unique Media with […]

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Paul O’Kane takes PR role at Murray

Murray has announced the appointment of Paul O’Kane as a director in its corporate and financial PR team. O’Kane has over 30 years’ experience in PR and journalism. He was most recently chief communications officer at the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA). He joined DAA as communications manager for Dublin Airport’s development programme in 2006. At […]

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Enda Kenny joins Heneghan board

Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been appointed to the board of PR agency Heneghan strategic communications as and from next month. A native of Co Mayo, Kenny was Taoiseach from 2011 until his retirement in 2017. He will serve as a non-executive director to the business where he will provide guidance on strategic direction. Heneghan […]

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Thinkhouse rolls out latest youth study

Thinkhouse’s Youth Lab insights, strategy and planning division has launched ‘Emerging in an Emergency’, the 2021 Irish edition of Youth Culture Uncovered, its fifth annual youth culture investigation exploring the hypothesis, “what’s it like to be young today?” The investigations incorporate both qualitative and quantitative research studies. The studies are designed to understand life through […]

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