Insights

News: Team Ireland Cannes Young PR Lions announced

THE team to represent Ireland in the global Cannes Young PR Lions competition has been announced. Meabh O'Mahony and Katie Dumpleton from 150Bond will represent Ireland’s public relations sector in the global festival of creativity in the south of France…

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News: New index by Onclusive ranks CEOs in Europe and US according to media profile

A new CEO Index by Onclusive has launched, analyzing media coverage of the US and Europe’s biggest listed companies' leaders. The index identifies who is gaining the highest volume of coverage, how CEOs compare, and who is leading the debate…

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Views: Crisis management in internal communications

BUSINESSES globally have never been under such pressure, financially, politically and ethically. With stakeholders taking to social media and messaging platforms at the first hint of a problem, a business’ failure to respond quickly and effectively can rapidly exacerbate the…

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Views: It’s about time PR faces up to gendered ageism

NOW that International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month are behind us, we reflect on gender equity and pause to think if we can see any visible, positive change, writes Grace Keeling, co-founder and comms growth partner, Made By Giants.…

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News: PRCA appoints Richard Fernandez as director of external and public affairs

THE Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has announced that Richard Fernandez (pictured) has been appointed to the role of director of external and public affairs. Fernandez brings nearly 30 years of experience to the role, most recently leading on…

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News: Carabiner Communications appoints Dana Cogan as president

CARABINER Communications, an Atlanta full-spectrum marketing and public relations firm, has announced that Dana Cogan (pictured) has been promoted to president. Agency founder and principal Peter Baron has transitioned to the role of CEO, where he will remain active in…

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News: CSCE signs on as latest #WeLeadComms sponsor

BUILDING on a shared commitment to highlight courage and develop excellence in the world of professional communication, the Centre for Strategic Communication Excellence has signed on as the latest sponsor of the #WeLeadComms initiative – a recognition program for global…

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News: Penta expands strategy practice and New York office with the acquisition of Copperfield Advisory

PENTA has announced the acquisition of New York-based Copperfield Advisory, a communications, brand, and strategy consulting firm that serves leading institutions in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. This acquisition will further expand Penta’s position as the world’s first comprehensive…

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PRCA director general Francis Ingham passes away

THE Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) director general Francis Ingham has passed away.  In a statement today, the PRCA Board said it “has been informed that Francis Ingham has passed away after a short illness. Our thoughts and prayers…

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Insight: Has public relations earned a permanent seat at the decision making table?

PUBLIC relations is a dominant field of practice embedded across many levels of business and society, writes Michael Collins. However, the profession faces an ongoing struggle to gain recognition as a proven strategic management function.  At the top of professions,…

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Lead insight: Francis Ingham shares the PR industry’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

LAST Thursday, I was shocked when one European country invaded another, writes Francis Ingham. And did so without any sense of reason or just cause whatsoever. The natural response of membership bodies in these circumstances is to issue a ‘We…

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Insight: The four-day working week in PR might not be as far-fetched as you think

THE four-day working week is not a new concept, writes Koray Camgöz. The shift towards flexible working was in motion long before the pandemic struck. But the decimation of conventional working patterns over the past couple of years has prompted…

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