Journalism and the writing of James Joyce


Yesterday was Bloomsday, the annual celebration that commemorates the life and work of James Joyce. It takes place on June 16 each year, the day his novel Ulysses takes place in 1904, it also marks the anniversary of Joyce’s first date with Nora Barnacle. In celebration of Bloomsday, we’ve taken a look at James Joyce’s relationship […]

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5 Irish Food Writers


In December 2018, the UN General Assembly declared that 7 June 2019 would become World Food Safety Day, under the theme “Food Safety, everyone’s business”. In honour of the first-ever celebration of this occasion, we at MediaHQ have decided to take a look at five popular Irish food writers to see how they’re contributing to […]

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3 steps to improve brand awareness


ChapStick, Hoover, JetSki, Speedo, Aspirin, Kleenex. These are all examples of brands that own the market. Due to the popularity of these proprietary labels, they have become the generic name used synonymously with a general class product. These companies have invested time and effort into their branding strategies making them top of the market. Not […]

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5 political correspondents to follow for Brexit

Top 5 journalists to follow for the latest Brexit updates


Brexit has dominated the news headlines for the last two years and as the March 29 deadline looms, uncertainties surrounding the deal and outcomes only intensify. It’s been a long process with many twists and turns and there’s still not a whole lot of clarity about what’s going to happen once the withdrawal from the EU […]

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PR strategies

5 ways to plan your PR strategies


Want More PR Tactics? Get our expert insider guide that has 20 in one eBook here. A PR strategy will help you organise your PR activities and make strategic decisions about the best ways to communicate. It can also help you to use the stories in your business to draw in your target audience as […]

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5 simple steps for pitching to a freelance copywriter


For every business leader or organisation devoted to massive public relations or online brand promotion, a frightening realisation usually occurs now and again; ‘Jaysus … content development entails a great deal of writing!’ At that moment, whether the business leader is a farmer, engineer or a charity organisation, this rude awakening results in one major […]

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Rosemary Mac Cabe

5 Minutes with the Media – Rosemary Mac Cabe


In this week’s 5 Minutes with the Media, we’re joined by Rosemary Mac Cabe. Rosemary is journalist, blogger and TV panellist. She runs her own blog, podcast and YouTube channel and has contributed to many national publications such as Tatler, The Irish Times and Image Magazine. How would you describe your blog and blogging style?   When people […]

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Niamh Webb O'Rourke, Love Life blog

5 Minutes with the Media – Niamh Webb O’Rourke, ‘Love Life’ Blog


We’re joined by Niamh Webb O’Rourke on this week’s 5 Minutes with the Media. Niamh runs the Love Life blog and has over 41k followers on Instagram. She’s done a MissyEmpire shoot in Manchester, gone to London to be one of the faces of the L’Oreal Colorista and was also the Irish blogger selected to go […]

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social media

The “PRs” of PR: How to manage a social media crisis


Here at MediaHQ, we know first hand how powerful social media platforms have become, particularly for businesses around the world. This holds especially true in an industry like public relations, where it is used as the umbilical cord connecting an organisation to its ever-hungry public.  Social media has helped businesses not only promote themselves but […]

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