The quote “You have the same number of hours in the day as Beyoncé” is often seen on social media. No doubt, its popularity is down to this quote’s power to give us perspective. We live in a busy world, where how busy we are is often used as a barometer of success. If we take a step back, it’s helpful to recognise the common … Continue reading Beyoncé and Our 24 Hour Days!
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!
The Network Ireland West Cork August event titled “Gráinne McCarthy of Wall Street Journal in conversation with Dr Pixie McKenna” will take place on Wednesday, August 22nd 2018 at 6pm at Glebe Gardens, Baltimore, Co Cork. TV doctor, writer, radio broadcaster, GP and Cork native, Dr Pixie McKenna, will be the keynote speaker and MC on the evening will be Gráinne McCarthy, Deputy Chief News … Continue reading Network Ireland West Cork to Host Dr Pixie McKenna and Gráinne McCarthy of Wall Street Journal at Glebe Gardens, Baltimore, Co Cork
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
We (Network Ireland West Cork) held a speed networking open night at Dunmore House Hotel, Clonakilty, for our July event. The event was well-attended by up to 50 West Cork businesswomen who spent the evening learning and sharing about our respective professions. Some of the feedback we received included “A great evening connecting and meeting wonderful and inspiring women!”, “Very well organised and really good … Continue reading Network Ireland West Cork Hosts Speed Networking Open Night at Dunmore House Hotel Clonakilty
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
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?