Sunday, April 19, 2009

PR, Social Media and Blogging in practice

Below is a list of the interested parties attending the Mediacontact half day seminar at the Guinness Storehouse in a couple of days. Ok, it's got PR in the title, and has a clutch of PR companies attending, but a quick glance at the list will tell you that an awakening of sorts is under way among more than just the gals in Mini Coopers. Intriguing list of NFPs, Very-Much-For-Ps and a handful of general marketing types.

Personally I think the organisers have been too narrow in their definition. The list of speakers includes Tony Bilsborough of Cadbury Schweppes, Dan Haliwell of Mediamarket and a quartet of highly charged bloggers in Harry McGee of the Irish Times, Mick Fealty of Slugger O'Toole, Kieran Murphy of Murphy's Ice Cream and Damien Mulley of Mulley Communications. Plenty of relevance there for advertising types.

Aaanyhoo, on behalf of you all I am selflessly going and will record the minutes and keep you in de loop. I might even ask if one's planned for adland. Smells like an idea. Watch this space.

The getters of it:

Abbey Theatre
Another Avenue Ltd
Asthma Society of Ireland
Atlantic Philanthropies
Bespoke Communications
Blackrock Clinic
Bord Bia
Business in the Community Ireland
Clarify Communications
Connect pr
Conway Commnications
Corporate Reputations
Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Element Pictures Distribution
Enable Ireland
Entertainment Architects
European Commission Representation
Fifi Belle
Financial Regulator
First Medical Communications
Fleishman - Hillard
GBC Public Relations
Gibney Communications
Grapevine Communications
Ground Marketing
Habitat for Humanity
Health Service Executive
Hibernian Aviva
Howett Consulting
IDA Ireland
Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Midas PR
MKC Communications
MSD Ireland (Human Health)
Murray Consultants
National Forum on Europe
National Lottery
OLeary PR
Paddy Power
Project PR
Purcell Masterson
Q4 Public Relations
Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland
Red Bull
Resident PR
The Agricultural Trust
Touchstone Communications
Tourism Ireland
Vhi Healthcare


  1. So very happy to see some non profits are attending.

  2. Damn I wish I was going to this. I'll be picking your brains on this one for sure Nick!

  3. This turned out to be a great event and we even managed to have a coffee with Mr Adland himself.

    Some great presentations, very interesting to hear the Wispa story from Cadburys.

    Nice chatting to you Nick.

    Stiofáin, Bord Gáis Energy.

  4. A thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening experience, and a proper post to follow very soonishlyish.