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Sherry to handle Ashford Castle’s PR

One of Ireland’s top luxury five-star hotels, Ashford Castle, has appointed Sherry Communications to manage its PR. The Dublin agency run by Rachel Sherry was awarded the contract from this month, after a competitive pitch. Set in a 350-acre estate in Cong, Co Mayo, Ashford Castle is one of 19 properties owned by international group […]

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An Post idea wins at European PR awards

An Post, its PR consultancy The Reputations Agency and its creative ad agency JWT Folk were awarded the corporate social responsibility (CSR) award at the European Excellence in PR Awards in Lisbon for the An Post Address Point service. The service provides a secure, personal postal address to people who are homeless or in temporary […]

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Boardman agrees Marketing Network deal

Public relations consultant Valda Boardman has sold a major stake in her VBPR consultancy business to Marketing Network. After more than 10 years with agencies like O’Leary PR and The Communications Partnership, Boardman started up on her own in 2005. She worked as an in-house consultant to Bord Bia’s Origin Green and chaired the Marketing […]

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Jessica Bergin top PRII student

The student of the year in PR studies has been named as chartered accountant Jessica Bergin, who has the role of director of investor relations and external reporting at Malin Corp. The Gladys McNevin trophy is awarded by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) to the student who achieves the highest overall grade in […]

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Dave Byrne joins Thinkhouse board

Thinkhouse’s head of creative Dave Byrne has been appointed to the youth agency’s board. Byrne is responsible for the agency’s recruitment, leadership and for developing a team of creative and communications specialists. He joined the agency in 2011 from Bodytonic, the music, culture and food company where he was an event producer and promoter. Byrne […]

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Hume Brophy hires Fitzpatrick for public affairs

Ireland’s international PR agency Hume Brophy has appointed former special advisor and political director to Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD, Caitríona Fitzpatrick, as senior account director in public affairs. She will provide advice to clients in Ireland and overseas and will contribute to the agency’s strategies on Brexit and other trade issues. Fitzpatrick spent 11 years […]

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Marketers called to action on climate crisis

Brand owners should jump on the bandwagon of tackling the climate change crisis because only by getting involved and making a concerted effort can we hope to solve the problem together, AIB’s managing director of homes Tom Kinsella told a World War Z breakfast event organised by youth marketing agency Thinkhouse’s Youth Lab. People can […]

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Gibney again bags Aldi’s corporate PR

Gibney Communications has been retained by Aldi to handle its corporate PR account. On November 4th 1999, the German company was the first supermarket into Ireland with discounter shopping, opening two stores, one in Dublin’s Parnell Street and the other in Ballincollig in Cork, with promises of a one-third saving on the average weekly grocery […]

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Ireland back in country reputation league top 10

Ireland has jumped one place to re-enter the top 10 international rankings for national reputations in a public poll across former G8 nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK and the US), out of 55 countries surveyed in the annual Country RepTrak 2019 study. Ireland is now ahead of Spain, Italy, France, Germany and […]

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Thinkhouse to debate World War Z climate crisis

Youth marketing agency Thinkhouse will discuss ideas aimed at helping to fix climate change and assess the implications for marketers. Organised as part of the agency’s Youth Culture Uncovered series, the event aims to learn more about what’s facing the future of business and brands and young people’s take on what corrective actions should be […]

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Fuzion joins Euro crisis management network

Fuzion Communications has become the first Irish PR agency to sign up to the Crisis Communications Network Europe (CCNE). CCNE is a network of owner-managed European consultancies which specialises in crisis communication and was established to provide European connectivity for clients in times where crisis management is required. CCNE has members in Germany, the Netherlands, […]

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Crichton leads rebranded unit at Drury PN

Nicky Crichton heads up the newly-named consumer and digital division at Drury Porter Novelli called [email protected] PN. In a statement, the Omnicom-owned PR agency said the rebrand reflects the company’s current areas of expertise, which include content production, consumer PR, experiential, influencer outreach, digital and social media strategy. The agency has agreed a strategic partnership […]

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Ibec’s Masterson for PR conference

Siobhán Masterson, head of corporate affairs for Ireland’s largest lobby group, Ibec, will speak at the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) conference next month. Masterson leads the team at Ibec responsible for internal and external communications, media, strategic campaigns and lobbying, reputation management and corporate sustainability. At the conference, entitled ’20:20 Vision – PR […]

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