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Unique sounds out Covid-19 phone message

As a way of helping Irish businesses during the current Covid-19 coronavirus public health crisis, PR and training agency Unique Media and Audiocom.ie have teamed up to produce an on-hold message which can be uploaded to telephone systems. With many companies seeing an increase in call volume, it is leading to prolonged hold times for […]

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Edelman study points to high levels of distrust

The 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer shows that most Irish people distrust government, NGOs, the media and business. They do not see their economic prospects improving over the coming years and believe that in its current form, capitalism does more harm than good. The 13th annual study surveys over 34,000 respondents in 28 markets. The latest […]

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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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