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Deadline looms for PRII diploma course

Applications for this year’s diploma course in PR studies organised by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) close this Friday, September 21st. PRII chief executive Martina Byrne (pictured) said that late registrations will only be accepted on a case-by-case basis. The course is widely regarded as the foremost qualifications in PR in Ireland. Delivered […]

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FH wins Cannes Lions for Roche’s pop-up cafe

FleishmanHillard (FH) won a pharma Lion at this year’s Cannes international festival of creativity for The MSunderstood Café. The experiential pop-up café was developed for Roche Ireland and MS Ireland to give customers a taste of the daily challenges faced by the 90,000 people living in the country who are victims of multiple sclerosis (MS). With MSunderstood […]

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Tesco run in-store tea parties for communities

Tesco Communi-Tea parties will take place again tomorrow across the British multiple’s 151 stores nationwide from midday to 4pm. The event returns as donations by the Tesco Community Fund covering 11,000 local causes all throughout Ireland reach €3 million. On average, Irish people drink about four cups of tea every day. Nine in 10 households buy […]

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Burke joins health jury at Cannes Lions

FleishmanHillard (FH) head of healthcare and EMEA healthcare lead Orla Burke has been appointed to the health and wellness Lions Jury for the 2018 Cannes Lions. The international creative festival is recognised as one of the world’s most prestigious communications awards. FH Dublin is the only PR agency in Ireland to have been awarded a Cannes […]

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Slattery honoured as a PRII life fellow member

Padraig Slattery, founder of Slattery PR and chairman of Teneo PSG, has been awarded the honour of life fellow membership of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII). Life fellowship is the highest accolade the institute can bestow on a member. Slattery has grown successful businesses in PR and corporate hospitality for over three decades. […]

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PR360 shortlisted for Sudocrem ‘Today’s Mum’

Irish PR agency PR360’s ‘Today’s Mum’ campaign has been nominated for the Nicholas Hall Colin Borg creative award, a European honour for the best creativity in OTC advertising in film, TV, internet or out of home media. Launched last September, ‘Today’s Mum’ promoted Sudocrem’s Care & Protect ointment, the brand’s first new product in 90 years. […]

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Governey joins board of directors at Walsh PR

Maeve Governey has been promoted to the board of directors at Walsh PR. She joined the agency as client director in 2014 and was made deputy MD last year, with responsibility for client service and new business. Her career spans almost two decades working in PR, including stays at Hill & Knowlton, Heneghan and Cullen Communications. She […]

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Kantar Media adds Yellow News monitoring

Media monitoring agency Kantar Media has launched Yellow News, a new service for clients in Ireland. Yellow News, currently used by 2,000 firms worldwide, will allow clients to identify what journalists, influencers and consumers are saying about their brand in real time across all channels and to evaluate communications performance within a fixed budget. The […]

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Bord Bia top Irish company for CSR reputation

Bord Bia has been named as the company or organisation with the best corporate social responsibility (CSR) reputation in Ireland, the latest Ireland CSR RepTrak study, announced by JWT Group’s The Reputations Agency (TRA) shows. Kerry Group (second), Google (third), An Post (fourth) and Lidl (fifth) occupied this year’s other top five positions. It is […]

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Murphy set to replace Bell as WHPR boss

Sharon Murphy is to become the chief executive of PR agency Wilson Hartnell (WHPR) at the start of April. She will succeed Brian Bell who is stepping down after more than a decade in the position. Bell, a former business editor of the Irish Press, will continue to be involved with the Ogilvy group as non-executive […]

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O’Brien takes on public affairs role at WHPR

Peter O’Brien is the new head of Wilson Hartnell PR’s corporate and public affairs practice in place of Sheila Gahan. O’Brien led Diageo’s corporate relations for Western Europe and was responsible for developing and implementing reputation, policy, communications and sustainability objectives across the region. More recently, he ran his own consultancy. He has also held senior […]

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Elevate goes North for deal with ASG

Elevate PR, has agreed a partnership with Belfast-based advertising and marketing agency, ASG & Partners. Founded in 2001 by Emma Kelly (above), Elevate specialises in lifestyle PR, influencer marketing, social media and event management. Kelly says the development comes as part of a new strategy to offer an all island approach to clients this year. She […]

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Martina Byrne appointed as PRII chief executive

The Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII), the professional body for public relations and communications professionals, has appointed Dr Martina Byrne as its new chief executive. Dr Byrne will also serve as chief executive of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA), the representative body in Ireland for PR consultancies. She has over 15 years’ experience […]

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