Archive for the 'General' Category



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 [...]

Edelman Ireland 2014 Trust Barometer

Another year, another launch of the Edelman Trust Barometer. Despite being around for approximately seventeen years now, the research never fails to spark interest and this year was no different. The 2014 findings were quite striking for me, primarily if you compare the results to previous years as they show that the great hope the [...]

Stuff That Caught My Attention #25

A couple of PR stunts that caught my attention before the end of the year.  Obviously enough they are mostly Christmas related. The UK video game retailer GAME was quite busy trying to stay top of mind with consumers.  The stunt which grabbed most publicity was their Christmas dinner in a can.  Their tongue in [...]

Just thought I’d share some examples of corporates using social media in recent weeks. Elon Musk recent used Tesla’s blog to counter a narrative that seemed to be gaining consensus in the mainstream media that the Tesla Model S, the firm’s flagship model, posed a greater fire risk than traditional vehicles. Musk took to the [...]

Making Paywalls Pay

BusinessWeek has dubbed 2014 the year of the paywall. In Ireland, it is certainly going to be a topic up for debate. Both the Irish Times and Irish Independent have discussed launching paywalls, but it seems like a bit of a Mexican standoff as Irish media outlets try to figure out how to charge for [...]

How Much Are You Investing In Content?

It perplexes me when I see organisations invest in websites and then rarely update them. Their social media strategy seems to revolve entirely around sharing links, images or videos that they’ve found elsewhere. This is completely ridiculous. It’s the equivalent of buying a house, but not actually purchasing any furniture, sticking pictures of chairs and [...]

Were you ever about to give a presentation or be interviewed, but found yourself a little flustered due to nerves. Sometimes we find ourselves quite anxious because of an elevated heartbeat. Here’s a simple tip for how to calm down. Take a note from professional athletes and focus on your breathing. Make sure to only [...]

The Future of Interactive Displays

The video below is simply jaw dropping. inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display from the the minds at MIT that allows the user to interact with 3D content. For example, the user can move objects on a table remotely. The potential of the technology is huge, particularly when you think about the amount of people [...]




Piaras Kelly
Subscribe by Email
Recent Tweets

There are no recent tweets.

View more tweets

About

You are currently browsing the Piaras Kelly PR - Public Relations in Ireland weblog archives for the 'General' category.

Longer entries are truncated. Click the headline of an entry to read it in its entirety.

Categories