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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 Amplify@Drury 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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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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