How do you know if you need PR?

*This article was originally published in Strategic – Communications magazine* Every individual, business or organisation that wants to manage its communications or be seen, heard, recognised or positioned as an industry leader needs PR.  Do you want to connect with employees, customers, neighbours, media or politicians, known as stakeholder engagement?  Do you have positive news that you want to share with your target audience, but … Continue reading How do you know if you need PR?

Strategic – communications pilot magazine launched for professionals and businesses

Press release – April 27, 2020 A pilot magazine, Strategic – communications, has been launched for professionals and businesses. It focuses on strategic communications and collaboration and will appeal to anyone with an interest in PR – budding professionals, seasoned practitioners, and businesses that avail of it. Speaking about the pilot magazine, Orla Clancy, founder and editor at Strategic – communications magazine, said: “In today’s … Continue reading Strategic – communications pilot magazine launched for professionals and businesses

New route as freelance consultant

Due to the current climate, I recently identified an opening in the PR and communications industry.  I have since embarked on a new route as a freelance consultant in communications, strategy and stakeholder engagement. My expertise includes: Brand strategy Content creation Crisis and issues management Event management Magazine editing Media relations and training Stakeholder management and engagement Strategic counsel Brand protection, reputation management, issues and crisis … Continue reading New route as freelance consultant

Adapting to the new norm in business and life

As the world continues to try to adapt to the daily impact of Covid-19, we don’t know anyone whose life has not been altered, ourselves included. Like many, I find the experience surreal, even though Covid-19 has a presence in everything.  When watching a film or reading a book, I’m conscious that all of these people and places are affected too, not to mention closer … Continue reading Adapting to the new norm in business and life

Being PRO of Network Ireland West Cork far exceeded my hopes for professional growth

Back in March 2018, I had the good fortune to attend the launch of Network Ireland West Cork, a branch of Network Ireland, in The Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen, Co Cork.  Over 200 West Cork businesswomen listened to guest speaker Dee Forbes, Director-General at RTÉ, and by the end of the evening I was hooked. Not long after, I contacted the newly appointed president of … Continue reading Being PRO of Network Ireland West Cork far exceeded my hopes for professional growth

Why Spearline’s footprint is global in more ways than one

This week, I attended Capacity Europe in London with my Spearline colleagues Liam Dunne, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Mark Rohan, Head of Enterprise Solutions. Capacity Europe is Europe’s largest event uniting the global connectivity industry. We were among 150 exhibitors and over 60 global connectivity leaders with 90 countries represented. As Spearline is a niche technology company, Capacity Europe is a platform for us … Continue reading Why Spearline’s footprint is global in more ways than one

Network Ireland West Cork hosts ‘Powering Fearlessness and Digital Transformation’ event

Network Ireland West Cork held an event titled “Powering Fearlessness and Digital Transformation” in Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre on Monday evening.  The guest speaker, West Cork’s Marie Davis, Head of Google Customer Solutions at Google, shared invaluable insights on machine learning, while Louise Bunyan, Founder of SmartFox.ie, gave tips on a winning LinkedIn profile. Speaking at the event, Marie Davis said: “Local businesses are … Continue reading Network Ireland West Cork hosts ‘Powering Fearlessness and Digital Transformation’ event