‘Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little’. Edmund Burke On Tuesday evening last I was happily scrolling through my facebook page looking at cute back to school photos posted by friends and family, when a photo of 6 or 8 bodies of young migrant children
When you look at the 2015 RepTrak study of corporate reputations in Ireland by the Reputations Agency (download here) which showed that Irish media outlets ranked below Penneys and Lidl in terms of reputation and trustworthiness, it’s worth remembering Walter Cronkite. Cronkite, the CSB night-time news anchor, famously used to close his news broadcasts in the
Would you believe that campaigning in the Marriage Referendum started in November 2014? That’s when Yes Equality launched their campaign; and research conducted by Mediaaccess intelligence on behalf of MKC has shown that there were close to 800 articles published in the print media in the first three weeks of May. By midday Saturday we
With less than two weeks to referendum day both supporters and detractors of Marriage Equality have pulled out all the stops to secure their desired result. As a gay man this referendum means a lot to me. Why? For me and many other gay people throughout Ireland, this referendum is about more than just marriage
Is it a boy? Is it a girl? The answer remains a mystery but rest assured the gathering crowds of royal well-wishers and media alike will be at pains to be the first ones to share the news with the world. Never has a hospital wing been so closely watched by so many eager eyes!
Whether you’re tuning in to Morning Ireland, turning the pages of the Irish Independent or surfing through the thejournal.ie, it’s almost impossible to avoid the reports that the “good times” are back with us again. The other week you could take your pick from the ESRI saying the Irish economy was in danger of overheating
There was much fluffing of paper, tweaking of word counts, last minute dashes to the printer and nervous energy (*panic) in MKC Towers last week as we prepared submissions for the annual Awards for Excellence in Public Relations 2015. These awards are “a benchmark for creative and strategic excellence and showcase many of the best
Communication, from Latin commūnicāre, meaning “to share”, is an omnipotent and essential constituent function of our lives. Hermit monks living on remote islands try to avoid it but even they are attempting to make contact with the man upstairs. Mass communication surrounds us at every possible juncture, from television, to newspapers, books, films, adverts and
This week Brand Finance, a UK strategy consultancy, released their Global 500 Report which listed Lego as the world’s most powerful brand, scoring highly on factors such as familiarity, loyalty, promotion, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation. This new high positioning was boosted no doubt by the critical and commercial success of the Lego Movie. It
Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love. William Shakespeare “It’s all a cod” my father used to say about any greeting card sponsored holiday such as Father’s day, Mother’s day etc, and his derision extended to St. Valentine’s Day.