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The latest Ipsos MRBI/Irish Times political poll makes for a depressing read for Fianna Fail. In the wake of a number of blunders by the Fine Gael and Labour coalition, Michael Martin and the rest of the Fianna Fail party must be wondering what they need to do to get a boost in the polls. [...]

Topical ad from Toyota in the wake of the Jay-Z/Solange controversy. Clever topical ad from Toyota shows how to get space between JayZ and Solange: pic.twitter.com/PBEi8iSjy4 via @adland — Andrew Bloch (@AndrewBloch) May 19, 2014 This anti-racism campaign is inspired. In order to highlight the prevalence of racism in Spanish football, two Barcelona players had [...]

Irish Media Movement

Jennifer Bray is now health correspondent with the Irish Daily Mail. Vincent Ryan has moved from the Irish Examiner to the Sunday Times business desk. Padraic Halpin is now Dublin bureau chief for Thomson Reuters after the departure of Sam Cage. A number of appointments have been announced at the Irish Independent. Kevin Doyle and [...]

Time And The Creative Process

Working in a PR agency, you are constantly challenged to deliver creative ideas within very tight deadlines. Despite the short amount of time available, it never fails to amaze me that we all constantly turn work around. That said, this video about time and the creative process, which Cafe Creative made and circulated to their [...]

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 [...]

I spotted the image below on So Bad, So Good yesterday. ┬áIn 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 [...]




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