8 tips to help you write a great press release


The next time you write a press release, try and give the reporter a reason not to bin it. Here are eight tips for writing press releases that don’t drive journalists to the ‘delete’ button. 1. Attention-grabbing headline:  You need a short, snappy headline that will grab somebody’s attention when they’re scanning dozens (or maybe hundreds) of […]

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IBI says introduction of broadcast charge could curb evasion


The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) has called on the Government to scrap the television licence fee and bring in a broadcasting charge in its stead. This charge will help eliminate evasion of the tv licence fee, with the report shows is in excess of 15% in Ireland.

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MediaHQ.com make big announcement


This year we enter our 10th in business, and MediaHQ.com, our flagship product, is six-years-old. We have a lot to celebrate. Today we have a big announcement to make, but first I think it’s important to set the scene with some history. Mediacontact.ie was founded in November 2006 to take over the publishing of the […]

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How Ian Kehoe saved the SBP’s sinking ship


Irish journalist Ian Kehoe took up the mantle of Sunday Business Post editor in October 2014 in the midst of an era of examinership, crippling debt and uncertainty. Over the course of five years the paper’s circulation figures had plummeted from a robust 57,783 copies per week to a paltry 32,498 meaning revenue was nearly halved. […]

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‘Sleep No More’: an experience like no other


Season One of Mediaflash is over, but don’t fret because we have a bonus episode to whet your appetite for Season Two. You might say, we can’t sleep with the excitement! In the bonus episode Jack Murray and James Phelan discuss the interactive play, ‘Sleep No More‘, put on by a production company called Punchdrunk in […]

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Beat 102 103 celebrates its 12th birthday today


South East regional radio station Beat 102 103 has turned 12 years old today, broadcasting form their purpose built studios on the outskirts of Waterford city.

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Media on the Move: Paul Melia Appointed Editor


Paul Melia has been newly appointed Environment Editor of the Irish Independent. He was previously a news correspondent and environment correspondent for the paper after joining Independent Newspapers in 1999.

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Dine in Dublin: MediaHQ’s Food Writers list


Dine in Dublin is back with a bang this year. From February 23rd to March 1st, the city will be celebrating all things food. Have you got a story that you want to pitch to the food writers and reviewers of Dublin? Do you want to broadcast your story at the click of a button […]

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Mediahq.com podcast – Mediaflash Episode 2


Mediahq.com today has released its second episode in our podcast series ‘Mediaflash’. The topic of this episode is the Irish food media. We talk to Helen McDaid of Fáilte Ireland, and we’ll be joined on the show by managing editor of The Sunday Business Post, Gillian Nelis, and Adrian Cummins, chief executive of the Restaurants […]

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