The Network Ireland West Cork September event entitled “Hunger and Passion – Talk and Tour – Arts in West Cork” took place on yesterday evening (Wednesday, 26th September 2018) at Uillinn: West Cork Art’s Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork. The event consisted of a brief tour of the stellar Summer exhibition, ‘Art and the Great Hunger: Coming Home’, followed by a seminar with keynote speaker Ann … Continue reading Ann Davoren Showcases Unique Irish Famine Exhibition to Network Ireland West Cork at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
It’s one year today since I joined AM O’Sullivan PR, a Cork-based communications consultancy with an international reach. As I reflect on the past year, I’m reminded of the Steve Jobs quote, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when … Continue reading My One Year Work Anniversary at AM O’Sullivan PR!
Back in July, I offered insights on writing a press release that will land you media coverage (read the article here). This month, my blog is about photocalls as they tie in with press releases in terms of media relations campaigns and attracting coverage. Over the years, I have come across situations where people are holding fantastic, newsworthy events, where all of the “i’s” are … Continue reading Top Tips for a Winning Photocall for Media Relations Campaigns
Introduction – what is a press release? A press release is a written document that details an event or circumstance. It is often tied to a business or organisation and includes quotes from key spokespersons. It is distributed to media by PR professionals, often with press shots (photographs). A large percentage of the news that you read in the newspapers, hear on the radio or … Continue reading Tips for writing a press release that will land you media coverage
If you look at the business world and how it has changed over the years – from notepad and pen to desktop computers and emails, from laptops to smartphones, tablets and social media networks – Bob Dylan’s old classic The Times They Are a-Changin’ may spring to mind. But, are all businesses, organisations and professionals keeping up with the times? In an industry that is constantly evolving, I offer … Continue reading Top PR tips to help businesses stay ahead of the times
Over the years, what has often concerned me about the PR industry is that it is unregulated. In particular, this has been a cause for concern in terms of business development and the perception of PR – if PR is not delivered by qualified, experienced professionals it can lack credibility or be undervalued. While, in general, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may be viewed … Continue reading How the GDPR impacts Media Relations – is DIY PR Passé Composé?