Archive for April, 2014



So You Want A Career In PR?

I get contacted often enough about people thinking about pursuing a career in PR looking for advice, so I’m writing down my thoughts here so I can copy and past them in future. 1. Go for a cup of coffee for someone who works in PR – It never fails to surprise me that people [...]

Love this ad by Samsung as part of their sponsorship of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Fantastic stunt by the Wu-Tang Clan to launch their new album by only selling one physical copy. MHP Communications are keeping up their good work for GAME in the UK by offering Man United season ticket holders to trade [...]

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffet. In Manchester United’s case it took them 26 years to build their reputation and they have spent the last couple of days tarnishing it. From a PR perspective, it [...]

Anja Niedringhaus RIP

This is a wonderful video tribute to Anja Niedringhaus, the AP photographer killed in Afghanistan.

Enda Kenny and Fine Gael came into Government riding on a wave of popularity, promising that they would be different to Fianna Fail and restore Ireland’s economic fortunes. While the economy has begun to turn the corner since 2011, Fine Gael’s popularity has begun to sink ever since. Initially the party benefited from the lack [...]

Irish Media Movement

Emma Kennedy has been appointed as the new editor of the Money Plus section in the Sunday Business Post. Richard Curran has been unveiled as the new host of RTE’s The Business following George Lee’s appointment as agriculture and environment correspondent in RTE. Jill Kerby’s personal finance column in the Sunday Times has finished up. [...]

I spotted the image below on So Bad, So Good yesterday.  In my view, it sums up the newspaper industry’s woes quite simply in terms of consumers being able to access a range of content for free from their pocket. After seeing the image, I couldn’t help but remember Gerard Cunningham’s tweet from earlier in [...]

There was a bit of car crash radio on RTE a couple of weeks ago as Gerry Byrne and Declan Waugh were on Today With Sean O’Rourke, with Keelin Shanley standing in as presenter, to discuss fluoridation in Ireland.   As part of the interview, Declan Waugh made the claim that fluoride was a factor [...]

I was listening to NewsTalk’s Down To Business last Saturday as the show’s host, Bobby Kerr, interviewed Wayne Byrne from Oxymem, winners of the 2014 Innovation of the Year at the Irish Times & InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards (you can listen to the interview here about 22 minutes in.)  Oxymem produce a piece of technology – a bubbleless aeration [...]

Duncan Stewart’s interview on NewsTalk’s Breakfast Show this morning was one of those media performances where you’re left cringing (the full interview can be listened to on this link.) Stewart was on the show to discuss climate change and how media cover the topic in terms of the issues around false balance, something which I [...]




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