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Sweartaker adds Musgrave’s PR

Sweartaker, part of the Murray public relations group, has added three new accounts in the shape of Musgrave, PepsiCo and Applegreen Electric. The Musgrave account win follows a pitch process between incumbents Wilson Hartnell (Centra), Fleishman Hillard (SuperValu) and Teneo. Musgrave appointed Sweartaker to represent both SuperValu and Centra across all consumer and brand PR […]

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PRII unveils five-year strategy

A new five-year strategy designed to support the growth and deepening recognition of the value and contribution of the communications sector has been launched by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII). PRII chief executive Martina Byrne said the programme sets out a future for its members, whose work is recognised and valued as critical […]

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O’Connor elected to PRCA board

Sarah O’Connor of Wilson Hartnell is one of two directors who have been appointed to the board of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA). The announcement was made following the PRCA’s annual general meeting this week. O’Connor (pictured), who is WH’s deputy chief executive, will serve on the board for the first time, while Gill […]

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Springboard wins Carbery account

Cork PR agency Springboard Communications has been appointed by the Carbery Group following a competitive tender process. Carbery produces dairy, flavours and nutritional ingredients. Its range of cheese includes Dubliner, Carbery Cracker, cheddar, reduced fat cheeses and Red Leicester. Founded in 1965 and based in Ballineen, Co Cork, the business is owned by four Irish […]

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Brill Building adds Focus Ireland’s PR

Focus Ireland, the homelessness and housing charity supporting children, families and individuals across Ireland through its services and housing projects in Waterford, Kilkenny, Cork, Sligo and Limerick, has appointed The Brill Building as its lead PR agency. The charity’s motto, ‘Challenging Homelessness, Changing Lives’, reflects the fact that while the crisis continues to deepen, things […]

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Carey Byrne named top PR student

Carey Byrne, who is the UK and Ireland communications lead for Baxter Healthcare, the multinational medical devices and pharmaceuticals company, has been named student of the year for 2022-’23 by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII).  She won the Gladys McNevin trophy for achieving the highest mark in the PRII’s diploma course. The award […]

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Elevate hosts talk on PR’s future

Consumer lifestyle PR agency Elevate will present a seminar on the future of public relations in the Irish Architectural Archive on Merrion Square in Dublin at 10.30am next Tuesday, January 16. Building on similar-themed events about the future direction of content, retail and ecommerce, the debate will look at what is happening in PR, including […]

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Saunders awarded doctorate by DCU

John Saunders, president and CEO of FleishmanHillard international communications, has been named an honorary doctor of philosophy by Dublin City University (DCU). Saunders becomes the first ever Irish public relations professional to receive such an honour from the university. Starting out his career as a sport’s presenter in RTÉ, the Dublin native went on to […]

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Drury links up with FGS Global

PR agency Drury Communications has agreed a strategic partnership with FGS Global. As an associate partner, Drury will continue to operate under its own brand and identity. The new relationship has no impact on the company’s current ownership. The agency was founded by Fintan Drury in 1989. It became part of Omnicom, trading as Drury […]

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Bord Bia tops RepTrak survey

Bord Bia has topped the Ireland RepTrak sustainability index for 2023 with An Post in second place and the Credit Unions third. The survey  ranks 100 of the largest, most familiar, and most important organisations in Ireland by the public’s perceptions of their performance across four sustainability drivers – social performance, conduct, workplace and environmental […]

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FleishmanHillard named top PR agency

FleishmanHillard Ireland was named top agency for the year for businesses with 11 or more employees at the Excellence in PR awards jointly organised by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) and the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA). FH was judged to have “impressive client and staff retention and strong business management”. The judges […]

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PR campaigns honoured with awards

The Awards for Excellence in Public Relations were presented at an event in the Round Room at the Mansion House. The awards are jointly hosted by the Public Relations Consultants Association Ireland (PRCA) and the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) to recognise the best in Irish PR, public affairs and internal communications. Heineken won […]

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AI expert to address PR members

The creative and productivity opportunities as well as ethical, legal and societal issues around the use of generative artificial intelligence tools such as Open AI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard will be discussed by communicators working across the private and public sector next Wednesday (June 21) at an event hosted by the Public Relations Institute of […]

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