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  • Insight & OHC to merge
    lead to economies of scale for both companies OHC is one of Ireland s longest established public relations consultancies and has been in business for 42 years while Insight Consultants has been in business for just over nine years The newly merged business will be a full service communications consultancy Both firms are members of the Public Relations Consultants Association Ireland The new company will offer both existing and new clients a fuller range of services from public affairs and corporate communications to sports and consumer communications to a full range of social media expertise across all communications Both O Herlihy Communications and Insight Consultants have won numerous Awards for Excellence in Communications OHC has won 16 PRCA Awards and Commendations and Insight Consultants has 13 PRCA Awards and Commendations for the quality of their work over the years The newly merged business will have a total complement of 20 employees and will be based at Beacon Court Sandyford Bill O Herlihy will assume the role of senior director while Michael Parker will act as managing director The two companies will be working through the detailed operational plan over the next two months This is a most exciting development for us said Bill O Herlihy Chief Executive of OHC It strengthens and broadens the business services we can give our clients We believe this merger will be hugely beneficial to both companies going forward Michael Parker managing director of Insight Consultants said We are delighted to be joining up with the talented team from O Herlihy Communications O Herlihy Communications is one of the longest established communications companies in Ireland and has a strong reputation built up by Bill O Herlihy since 1973 We will work hard to demonstrate the benefits of this merger to our combined client base Insight

    Original URL path: http://www.prca.ie/article.aspx?idarticle=159 (2016-02-18)
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  • Sharon Murphy, MPRII elected Chairman of PRCA
    2013 Winning Entries 2014 Winning Entries 2012 Winning Entries 2011 Winning Entries 2010 Winning Entries 2009 Winning Entries 2008 Winning Entries 2007 Winning Entries 2006 Winning Entries 2005 Contact Us News Sharon Murphy elected Chairman of PRCA The Public Relations Consultants Association PRCA has elected Sharon Murphy as chairman She takes over the role from Nigel Heneghan managing director of Heneghan PR Murphy who s a director at Wilson Hartnell has over 16 years experience in consumer and brand PR She s originally from Cork is a UCD graduate and has an MA in public relations from the Dublin Institute of Technology a diploma in strategic management from the University of Cambridge and a certificate in social media from the Public Relations Institute of Ireland Murphy joined the board of the Public Relations Consultants Association PRCA in 2012 She described being elected chairman as a great honour The PR industry is experiencing strong growth with many member firms continuously recruiting and expanding the service offering so the outlook for the future is optimistic she said Along with my colleagues on the board I look forward to developing and implementing a programme of activity that is focused on the advancement of

    Original URL path: http://www.prca.ie/article.aspx?idarticle=158 (2016-02-18)
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  • Emma Walker joins Cullen Communications
    Find a PR Consultancy About the Awards Enter the PR Awards Winning Entries 2015 Winning Entries 2013 Winning Entries 2014 Winning Entries 2012 Winning Entries 2011 Winning Entries 2010 Winning Entries 2009 Winning Entries 2008 Winning Entries 2007 Winning Entries 2006 Winning Entries 2005 Contact Us News Emma Walker joins Cullen Communications Cullen Communications is pleased to announce that Emma Walker has joined the agency as an Account Executive A graduate of Trinity College Dublin Emma holds an Honours Degree in Spanish and Sociology as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Event Management from the Fitzwilliam Institute She joins Cullen Communications from DHR Communications where her work included media relations event management corporate communications social media management and online communications Emma will now have the opportunity to work with a number of high profile clients including Ford Enterprise Rent A Car the world s largest car rental brand and leading office supplier Viking Office Depot Founded in 1985 Cullen Communications is Ireland s sole member of the renowned Public Relations Global Network PRGN the invitation only alliance of the world s leading independent PR firms 2011 PRCA 84 Merrion Square Dublin 2 Ireland Tel 01 661

    Original URL path: http://www.prca.ie/article.aspx?idarticle=157 (2016-02-18)
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  • Call for entries for the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Public Relations
    Entries 2010 Winning Entries 2009 Winning Entries 2008 Winning Entries 2007 Winning Entries 2006 Winning Entries 2005 Contact Us News Call for entries for the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Public Relations We re open for business Click here to view a PDF of the Awards brochure which includes a detailed listing of the categories available and the criteria you ll be judged against in addition to an entry form

    Original URL path: http://www.prca.ie/article.aspx?idarticle=156 (2016-02-18)
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  • Elizabeth Headon appointed to the Board of Gibney Communications
    for Money What is PR Find a PR Consultancy About the Awards Enter the PR Awards Winning Entries 2015 Winning Entries 2013 Winning Entries 2014 Winning Entries 2012 Winning Entries 2011 Winning Entries 2010 Winning Entries 2009 Winning Entries 2008 Winning Entries 2007 Winning Entries 2006 Winning Entries 2005 Contact Us News Elizabeth Headon appointed to the Board of Gibney Communications Dublin January 2015 Elizabeth Headon has been appointed a Director at Gibney Communications A recognised leading senior communications professional Elizabeth has a breadth of Irish and international experience in strategic corporate communications issues management and stakeholder engagement She worked in the semi state sector for five years For 10 years she worked as a director in one of Ireland s leading corporate PR consultancies where she handled a blue chip client portfolio and led many complex high profile successful campaigns She was Chief Executive of the Digicel Foundation in Haiti and now returned to Ireland holds a number of non executive directorships in public and private companies in natural resources and the food and healthcare sectors in Ireland the UK and the USA 2011 PRCA 84 Merrion Square Dublin 2 Ireland Tel 01 661 8004 Fax 01 676 4562

    Original URL path: http://www.prca.ie/article.aspx?idarticle=154 (2016-02-18)
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  • Cullen Communications wins Enterprise Rent-A-Car PR Account
    Car PR Account 3 November 2014 Following a competitive pitch Cullen Communications has been appointed as the Irish PR agency for Enterprise Rent A Car the world s largest rental car company Founded in the USA in 1957 Enterprise Rent A Car opened its first branch in Ireland in 1997 and has grown steadily ever since The company now operates an extensive fleet of cars and vans around Ireland employing more than 200 people across 25 branches including locations at Dublin and Shannon Airports Commenting on the appointment the Group Managing Director of Enterprise Rent A Car Ireland George O Connor said Cullen Communications has a proven track record of developing dynamic and engaging communications for a range of prominent motoring and consumer clients They are a good fit with our culture and ethos and we look forward to working together to further raise the profile of Enterprise Rent A Car in Ireland Owen Cullen Managing Director of Cullen Communications said Enterprise Rent A Car is a brand that any PR agency would love to work with They are not only the world s leading car rental companies but a business and thought leader in areas such as customer service

    Original URL path: http://www.prca.ie/article.aspx?idarticle=153 (2016-02-18)
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  • Edelman Ireland wins National Lottery account
    Awards Winning Entries 2015 Winning Entries 2013 Winning Entries 2014 Winning Entries 2012 Winning Entries 2011 Winning Entries 2010 Winning Entries 2009 Winning Entries 2008 Winning Entries 2007 Winning Entries 2006 Winning Entries 2005 Contact Us News Edelman Ireland wins National Lottery account The National Lottery has appointed Edelman to provide public relations consultancy and related services The company will support the National Lottery s in house communications team on all aspects of its corporate consumer and digital communications requirements The appointment follows a competitive public tender process We are delighted to partner with The National Lottery team and to support the organisation as it enters its next phase of development said Edelman Ireland Managing Director Joe Carmody This is a significant addition to Edelman s client roster underlining our ability to provide an integrated cross practice service offering We are pleased to announce our new corporate relationship with the Edelman agency and look forward to working with them as we transition into Premier Lotteries Ireland PLI said Eddie Banville Head of Marketing at the National Lottery In February Premier Lotteries Ireland PLI was granted a licence to operate the National Lottery in Ireland for the next 20 years 2011

    Original URL path: http://www.prca.ie/article.aspx?idarticle=152 (2016-02-18)
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  • Launch of the @WilsonHartnell #Power100
    To rank in the top 10 influencers must have combined both broad public reach and influence on other influencers Some are sources that generate the decisions and news Oireachtas News 10 or are individuals respected for their sources analysis and record for breaking news for example Matt Cooper 2 Harry McGee 5 and Fionnan Sheahan 7 One of the only two TDs to break into the top 10 The first is Sinn Féin President and Louth Deputy Gerry Adams 4 with over 64 000 followers and more than 70 followers among the influencers Independent TD Shane Ross is the second highest ranking Deputy 6 with just over 30 000 followers Though 1 in our inaugural rankings is economist broadcaster and author David McWilliams with over 110 000 followers and more than 160 followers among our influencers Looking at those who sit around the Cabinet table Minister for Justice Equality Frances Fitzgerald is the only member to follow all of her colleagues while Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine Defence Simon Coveney are the most followed by colleagues though Leo Varadkar doesn t follow An Taoiseach nor does the Taoiseach follow Leo Looking at political party leaders in addition to Gerry Adams at 4 Enda Kenny ranks 14 with 128 power followers Micheál Martin ranks 48 88 Eamon Ryan ranks 30 98 Although highly ranked the Taoiseach s own account has not been inactive since July 2011 presumably reflecting a switch to using party and government accounts and uncertainty about how to best to manage his social media presence Outside the party leaders Lucinda Creighton ranks top among TDs at 15 with 152 power followers and more than 15 000 public followers Simon Coveney leads the Fine Gael TDs at 17 with 146 power followers Sinn Fein s Martin McGuinness 25 leads his party s TDs in the rankings We also analysed topics based on the frequency of terms in the content from our influencers Earlier this year the topics that dominated content from influencers skewed strongly towards an opposition agenda with water and crisis looming large Battleground issues that multiple influencers want to shape include women jobs health business and hope The government agenda was present mainly in the form of Europe and change The business and process of politics is a large element of the conversation represented in the frequency of terms such as minister government Labour Taoiseach and debate Noticeable in our research was that key events such as the reshuffle were well managed announcements with information from the main source Alistair Hodgett Head of Public Affairs Wilson Hartnell said Influence in politics or over policy via social media is not the same as political power or influence but it is a growing element of it While there are some strong examples of social media use to build and leverage influence the general picture is of missed opportunity and unutilised potential Measured against three pillars of social media effectiveness firstly frequency

    Original URL path: http://www.prca.ie/article.aspx?idarticle=151 (2016-02-18)
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