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Celebrating 25 Years of Heneghan PR – Video

By Heneghan | October 5, 2015

October 1st marked the 25th Anniversary of Heneghan PR in Dublin city. Heneghan PR, established in 1990, is one of Ireland’s leading independent public relations and communications companies, representing Irish and international businesses across a wide range of sectors. The agency provides public relations advice, media and communications counsel, event management services, digital communications, public…

Nigel Heneghan Speech: Awards for Excellence in Public Relations 2013

By Heneghan | June 26, 2013

An extract from the speech of Nigel Heneghan, Chairman of PRCA from the Awards for Excellence in Public Relations on 21st June 2013: “Looking down the list of short-listed entries for today’s awards, you will notice a great diversity of organisations – private sector, public sector, global companies and indigenous Irish, manufacturers and service companies,…

Classic spin from Down Under, so good it should be shared…

By Heneghan | April 23, 2013

Judy Rudd an amateur genealogy researcher in south east Queensland, was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s great-great uncle, Remus Rudd, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Melbourne in 1889. Both Judy and Kevin Rudd share this common ancestor.

Procurement on behalf of State needs to improve

By Heneghan | June 27, 2012

Now and again we encounter an age-old dilemma facing PR firms in Ireland; namely, a weakly structured public procurement process. Challenges presented by public procurement tend to include:  Relevant experience, or experience of a similar nature. This barrier to participate deprives the state of sound strategic and creative input and also potentially great value, for…

Global Reach for Heneghan PR

By Heneghan | June 7, 2012

It was great to have the opportunity to welcome Jeremy Galbraith, CEO of EMEA for Burson-Marsteller (http://burson-marsteller.eu/) to Dublin this week. Heneghan PR (http://www.hpr.ie) is the exclusive Irish affiliate agency of Burson-Marsteller. This was not an atypical week for Jeremy in travel terms – he arrived fromIstanbul on Tuesday, departed for home and head office in Brussels on…

Heneghan PR sponsor Business Elevator 2012

By Heneghan | May 22, 2012

Best pitch wins €10,000 worth of public relations advice Heneghan PR, one ofIreland’s leading communications firms,is the public relations sponsor for the Blueface Business Elevator competition 2012. The agency will provide the eventual winner of the Blueface Business Elevator 2012 with strategic and tactical public relations support to the value of €10,000. This is part…

Life in the old dogs yet….!

By Heneghan | September 26, 2011

If there was ever a case of Hamlet without the Prince, it is about to happen in the world of pop-rock.  Dire Straits are reforming and plan to  tour the UK in October as “The Straits”.  He has been approached many times, but Mark Knopfler still declines to become involved, having carved a stellar solo…

Are you looking at my crisps?

By Heneghan | September 15, 2011

by Nigel Heneghan The weekend of the All-Ireland Hurling Final and since, you could not have missed Largo Foods’ advertisements for its crisp brand strewn across most of our national print titles. While it is a buyer’s market at present, the cost of the media purchased must be well into a six-figure sum. The marketeers…

Newspaper Licensing Should Go

By Heneghan | July 22, 2011

by Nigel Heneghan Newspaper licensing is regulation familiar to most public relations consultants and many of our clients. In Ireland, licensing is carried out on behalf of Irish media interests by Newspaper Licensing Ireland (NLI) and the UK’s Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) which in general oversees UK titles sold in Ireland. In my opinion this…

Warm memories and inspiration

By Heneghan | January 14, 2011

by Nigel Heneghan In professional terms it has been an unusual start to the year and in differing ways, a sad one. Early on 30th December, I received a call from the Guinness family regarding the death, in the early hours of that morning, of their mother Countess Miranda Iveagh. Miranda’s passing had been expected…

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