PR lessons from the Conservative leadership contest

29.07.19

Once Theresa May announced her resignation on May 24, it was clear that the next two months would be a gold mine for those who love the world of PR. With nine candidates having officially jumped into the race, the following weeks of successive votes narrowing down the list of candidates to two was an […]

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How PR decided who took part in the Democratic debates

23.07.19

On June 26 and 27, the first TV Democratic debates signalled the start of the 2020 US Presidential race. Over the course of two nights, 20 candidates attempted to make their case and ignite a boost in their polling numbers. However, with 271 Democratic candidates filing to run, having gotten on the stage at all […]

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Top 3 journalists covering the refugee crisis

20.06.19

Today marks World Refugee Day, and to commemorate this, we have devised a list of our top three journalists who have actively covered the crisis. Each one offers a comprehensive insight into ongoing events and the lives of Asylum seekers and those who are living in direct provision in Ireland.

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How HBO’s Chernobyl shows how to thread together an effective story

13.06.19

In honour of Barthelemy Thimonnier’s invention, National Sewing Machine Day is now observed on 13 June. This day represents more than just the sewing machine. It encapsulates something much larger, that when fragmented items are threaded together, they create something more than just the sum of their parts. Nowhere is this more evident than when […]

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Famous Media Siblings

31.05.19

You often hear of the “six degrees of separation” theory, that any person on the planet can be connected to any other person through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. However, in the media world, these links can often be much shorter, with many prominent figures even being as closely […]

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World Press Freedom Day – a history

03.05.19

World Press Freedom Day takes place on May 3 and aims to promote freedom of press while commemorating those journalists who have lost their lives due to violent attacks through their involvement with the media. Created by the UN, its objective is to raise awareness of the fundamental human rights to free self-expression and access […]

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International Children’s Book Day

02.04.19

International Children’s Book Day is celebrated worldwide to inspire a love of reading and to honour children’s literature. In recognition of this day, our team here at MediaHQ have compiled a list of our favourite books we enjoyed as children and hope not to be forgotten in years to come. Many have even proved popular […]

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Irish American Month: lessons from top Irish American communicators

15.03.19

“I’m Irish” We’ve all heard it, whether from a Carroll’s bag toting tourist with a thick American accent or from that distant cousin you once met on a trip to Boston, we’ve become well used to this proclamation of Irishness. And it’s no surprise when you consider that almost 1 in 10 Americans claim Irish […]

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3 Awesome Occasions for a Press Release

14.06.18

Summer is here and silly season is on the horizon. This means journalists are just waiting for some fantastic press releases to land in their inbox to relieve them of their story slump. This is a golden opportunity for PR pros with fantastic story hooks to come to the rescue. With less going on in […]

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