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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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Heineken study points to greater balance

Research by Dutch brewer Heineken indicates that 60 per cent of people plan to maintain a more balanced lifestyle as society re-opens. The study shows that 66 per cent of people believe that health and fitness are more important to them now than ever before. Heineken 0.0 is challenging conventions around alcohol moderation when out […]

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Murray’s offshoot wins Irish Distillers

Sweartaker, part of PR agency Murray, has successfully pitched to represent Irish Distillers-owned whiskey portfolio. The creative marketing agency, led by former Wilson Hartnell and Thinkhouse executive Aoiffe Madden and Mark Kilbride, will manage PR for Irish Distillers’ portfolio in Ireland, building on the reputation of these iconic whiskey brands. Sweartaker’s focus will be to […]

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Thinkhouse backs TU Dublin scholarship

Youth marketing agency Thinkhouse has formed an alliance with TU Dublin and GSA Group to launch the Breakthrough Scholarship, an initiative that aims to make the transition to third level easier for an exceptional student by funding a full scholarship for a masters in digital marketing, a fully paid internship and student accommodation. Research by […]

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Thinkhouse adds Suntory soft drinks

Following a competitive pitch, Thinkhouse has been appointed by Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I as its newest agency partner. Thinkhouse will work with Lucozade Energy’s GB team, alongside their existing agency partners, on PR and experiential work. The appointment follows four years of the agency working with the Japanese company’s Irish unit. Suntory was formed in […]

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Cummins takes charge of Sky’s comms

Neal Cummins has been appointed head of communications for Sky Ireland having previously been director and head of sport at PR agency FleishmanHillard. During his time at FH, he managed various sports sponsorships including Cadbury’s support for the Premier League and SuperValu’s GAA Football ties. He also worked on the Sky Ireland account. He has […]

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Garda cops hat-trick at PR awards show

An Garda Síochána won three awards at the Excellence in Public Relations show which were presented live online from the Mansion House. The awards were for best use of digital PR, best in-house communication team and best internal communications. The Department of Justice won the best Civil Service campaign for combating domestic violence during Covid-19. […]

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PR agency Weber Shandwick rebrands as Káno

Weber Shandwick Ireland has rebranded as Káno Communications following the agency’s MBO by managing director Siobhan Molloy (above) for an undisclosed sum last September. Now an independent full-service PR agency, it remains Irish partner to the Weber Shandwick network, which is part of Interpublic-IPG and whose slogan is ‘We Solve’. The rebrand was inspired by […]

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PR firm Elevate to host media webinar

Elevate PR, run by Emma Kelly (pictured), will host a free webinar, entitled ‘The Future of the Media’, later this month. At a time of major change brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, an industry panel will explore the various trends which are impacting on the the Irish media landscape and try to shed some […]

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