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Weber Shandwick bosses in MBO from IPG

Directors of PR agency Weber Shandwick in Dublin and Belfast have completed a management buyout deal (MBO) with the Interpublic Group-IPG for an undisclosed sum. The two directors, Siobhán Molloy (above) and Ross Williamson, will operate the businesses independently from IPG but will continue as Weber Shandwick’s associate in Ireland. Weber Shandwick’s slogan is ‘We […]

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A summer like no other for PR

Dr Martina Byrne, CEO, Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII), on how those across the spectrum in PR have managed to get to grips with Covid-19 in recent months When I used to teach writing skills to younger colleagues, I told them to avoid superlatives like ‘unique’ and ‘unprecedented’ as the terms were rarely justified. […]

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Ireland scores well in Covid-19 study

A new report analysing the communication approach to the Covid-19 pandemic in 14 countries shows that the Irish Government’s communications strategy was highly successful in establishing the public’s trust. The global study, entitled ‘What’s Working To Calm Hearts Worldwide‘ , is an industry first, published by the Iprex communications network. The report includes perspectives from Iprex […]

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Drury directors in MBO from Omnicom

The directors of public relations agency Drury Porter Novelli have acquired the business from its owner Omnicom Group Inc for an undisclosed sum in a management buy-out. The agency has been part of the Porter Novelli network for the past five years, having been originally acquired by Omnicom in 2000. The agency was founded in 1989 […]

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PR awards presented online for first time

Ireland’s Awards for Excellence in PR organised jointly by the Public Relations Institute (PRII) and the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) were presented online for the first time in their history. PRII chief executive Martina Byrne said that an audience of over 450 viewed proceedings from Ireland and as far away as the US and […]

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Griffith College courses recognised by PRII

Griffith College’s MA and post graduate diploma courses in journalism and public relations have been accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII). Griffith College is the fifth institution in Ireland to receive this accreditation from the PRII. The courses are offered on a part-time and full-time basis at Griffith College’s campus in Dublin. The […]

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Good Grub provides kids with fresh fruit and veg

PR and marketing agency Cullen Communications is providing free PR and digital support to the not-for-profit Good Grub initiative launched by Denis O’Reilly and Dave Kelly. Good Grub aims to fundraise €250,000 to deliver fresh fruit and vegetables to the families of disadvantaged schoolkids in Dublin, who normally get their breakfast and lunch at school. […]

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Credit Unions top reputation league

The Credit Unions took the top spot as Ireland’s most reputable organisation with a score of 83.7, the latest Ireland RepTrak® study by The Reputations Agency shows. Credit Unions scored strongly in six of the seven drivers, namely governance, products and  services, innovation, workplace, citizenship, leadership and performance. For the first time, governance surpassed products […]

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PR Excellence awards shortlist announced

Every year, the Awards for Excellence in Public Relations, organised by the Public Relations Institute (PRII) and the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA), celebrate the best in Irish PR and communications work over the previous 12 months. A panel of awards judges, headed up by Neasa Kane-Fine, have now finished their deliberations. The votes have […]

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Wilson Hartnell shortlisted for four major awards

Four campaigns devised by Wilson Hartnell are in the running for the Sabres, regarded as the world’s top PR awards programme, which recognise achievement in strategic planning, creativity and business results in North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, South Asia and Africa and delivered by Provoke, previously the The Holmes Report. Out of more than […]

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46 execs sign up to PRII Covid-19 call

During one of the most difficult weeks ever experienced by PR and communications professionals as they take care of the needs of their employers and clients while scrabbling to set up spaces to work from home, the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) put out a call for volunteers. Not ideal timing, but a most […]

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Horgan to speak at Network Ireland webinar

The latest edition of a newly launched series of free live webinars by Network Ireland Cork will focus on engaging key audiences in the ‘new normal’. Rolled out to support businesses during the Covid-19 crisis, the seminar features Susie Horgan, managing director of Cork agency Springboard PR & Marketing, from 8pm to 9pm on Wednesday, […]

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Thinkhouse creates Covid-19 youth idea for RTÉ

Youth marketing agency Thinkhouse created #CreateDontContaminate for RTÉ to help in the prevention of the spread of Covid-19 among young people. The social media campaign addresses the importance of social distancing among Ireland’s youth by engaging Irish celebrities and influencers with challenges over two-weeks and urging followers to take part. Nora Torpey, head of marketing […]

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