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Whatever your opinion on the same sex marriage referendum, the No campaign delivered a well researched, focused and effective communications strategy. In essence, they identified an issue that resonated with their target audience and had a very simple and clear message to deliver. While the No campaigners were assisted by the equal time requirements for […]

Irish Media Movement

Jenny Kelly and Will Hanafin, members of Ray Darcy’s production team at Today FM, have joined the presenter at RTE. Susan Mitchell has been promoted to health editor at the Sunday Business Post. Richard Oakley has been appointed as editor of the Irish edition of The Times, News International’s digital newspaper, which will launch later […]

Irish Media Movement

Tom Lyons and Ian Guider are moving to the Sunday Business Post from the Irish Times and NewsTalk respectively. Claire Brock and Sarah O’Connor join Sinead O’Donnell as news reporters with UTV Ireland. Laura Hogan is now news reporter with TV3. Derek Mooney is leaving his show in January to become a nature and wildlife […]

Stuff That Caught My Attention #28

Ahead of the launch of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, GAME hired a Hollywood acting coach to provide a few professional pointers to those planning on taking sick leave the next morning. Post by GAME. To celebrate the launch of Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie, HMV created their own special version of the Molly Malone statue […]

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: 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 […]

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