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Hynes to speak at PR conference

Aedhmar Hynes has been confirmed as a speaker for the PRII ’20:20 Vision’ annual conference. Hynes is ranked among the top 50 most influential global communications professionals over recent years. Most recently, she was the CEO of Text 100, the information technology specialist agency with 22 offices in Europe, North America and Asia. Hynes has […]

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United States boss McCorkindale to address PRII

The president and chief executive of the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) in the US, Dr Tina McCorkindale, will speak at the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) ’20:20 Vision’ annual conference next month. Her talk will be about the various issues around technology, especially artificial intelligence (AI) in PR, over the coming decade. McCorkindale […]

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More women in senior public relations roles

A new survey shows that PR contributes over €1 billion to the Irish economy and strong female representation at senior levels. The PR Census Report by Amárach Research for the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) found the sector is contributing almost €1.2bn to the economy and the business has more women than men in […]

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Sexton set for public affairs work at Edelman

Former Sunday Business Post marketing and media correspondent Colette Sexton is to join PR agency Edelman as associate director in its public affairs division from early September. During her time as a journalist she also worked as a news correspondent with the Post and, more recently, as political correspondent for The Times Ireland edition. Edelman […]

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Thinkhouse and TCD to produce youth report

Youth marketing agency Thinkhouse is collaborating with the Centre for Digital Business at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) to deliver ‘Future-Proofing Marketing – The Youth Perspective’ report on the future development of marketing. The report, which will be launched in the autumn, investigates youth attitudes and behaviours to marketing and advertising. Topics to be investigated by the study […]

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Nigel Heneghan made a life fellow by PR body

The Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) has awarded the honour of life fellowship to consultant Nigel Heneghan in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the profession and the PRII for many years. Life fellowship is the highest honour the PRII can bestow on a member and requires approval at the institute’s annual general meeting. […]

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Legacy rebrands as it adds four new recruits

Off the back of a period of growth over recent months, Legacy Consultants has announced a rebrand along with several new hires. The rebrand sees a name change from Legacy Consultants to Legacy Communications along with a new logo and identity. Legacy was launched in 2012 by Bernard and James Brogan as a sport and sponsorship […]

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Deadline for Excellence in PR awards looms

Anyone interested in entering campaigns for this year’s awards for excellence in PR, public affairs and communications organised by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) have until Tuesday March 5.  The awards comprise 16 categories, including consumer, media relations, corporate, sponsorship, public information and internal communication. Two new categories have been added this year, […]

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Heemskerk and Gouldsbury sign up to Hanover

PR and government affairs PR Hanover Communications has announced Céline Heemskerk as account director and Conor Gouldsbury as policy advisor. Heemskerk joins from Indeed.com international recruitment where she worked across the EMEA region. She also worked in client service roles with Heneghan PR and Burson-Marsteller in Lisbon. Gouldsbury joins Hanover having previously worked in Government as […]

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PR industry takes time to reflect

Public relations practitioners will discuss the contribution PR and communications has made for over half a century to Irish economic, social, cultural and political life at length at its annual conference next week. To mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII), the debate will explore PR’s history […]

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Belfast PR firm Jago opens new Dublin office

Jago, the Belfast public relations agency, has opened an office in Dublin. Launched by managing director Shona Jago-Curtis five years ago, the agency was a finalist in the PR consultancy of the year in the most recent Chartered Institute of PR Awards. Jago clients include Autoline Insurance Group, Gilbert-Ash, Tourism NI and Rankin Selection. Jago-Curtis (pictured […]

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Deadline looms for PRII diploma course

Applications for this year’s diploma course in PR studies organised by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) close this Friday, September 21st. PRII chief executive Martina Byrne (pictured) said that late registrations will only be accepted on a case-by-case basis. The course is widely regarded as the foremost qualifications in PR in Ireland. Delivered […]

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FH wins Cannes Lions for Roche’s pop-up cafe

FleishmanHillard (FH) won a pharma Lion at this year’s Cannes international festival of creativity for The MSunderstood Café. The experiential pop-up café was developed for Roche Ireland and MS Ireland to give customers a taste of the daily challenges faced by the 90,000 people living in the country who are victims of multiple sclerosis (MS). With MSunderstood […]

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