6th November 2015: Kinetic Ireland, the Out of Home media agency, is delighted to launch Kinetic Gives. This is an initiative which supports local charities and community projects. The agency will host an inaugural coffee morning on the 17th November, at their Dublin office, in aid of Irish Premature Babies (IPB). IPB is a voluntary organisation set up in 2009 by Allison Fegan Molloy following the birth of her second premature baby.
To mark the first drive Kinetic organised an Out of Home advertising campaign, with the support of its media partners, to encourage the general public to host a coffee morning to raise much needed funds for Irish Premature Babies. In Ireland each year, over 4,500 babies are born before 37 weeks.
Caroline DeCourcy, Insights Director at Kinetic Ireland said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of Kinetic Gives. For our first campaign, we chose Irish Premature Babies (IPB), a charity close to my heart and my colleagues at Kinetic. Last year, I delivered our precious little girl, Amy, at 26 weeks weighing just 897 grams and measuring 35 centimetres in length. Thankfully Amy is thriving and turned 1 on the 13th June 2015. I’ve seen first-hand the amazing work IPB does and am thrilled to be able to give back in some small way.”
Speaking about the campaign, Allison Fegan Molloy said: “We are so delighted with the support for Irish Premature Babies from the Out of Home industry and Kinetic. We are a voluntary run organisation, so any initiative that raises awareness of the work we do is very important and welcome.”
Company enters into definitive agreement to acquire Visirun
DUBLIN, 10th November 2015 – Fleetmatics, a leading global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Visirun S.p.A. (“Visirun”), a SaaS-based provider of fleet management solutions headquartered in Ferrara, Italy. Visirun will add approximately 28,000 vehicles under subscription to Fleetmatics’ existing installed base and add an additional 3,000 customers. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015, have not been disclosed.
Fleetmatics, a leading global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), has announced its Q3 2015 earnings results. A strong growth in both revenue and earnings is reported, resulting in Q3 revenue of $73.5 million, up 22% year-on-year.
October 1st marked the 25th Anniversary for Heneghan PR. Held in The Royal College of Physicians at 6 Kildare Street and with Taoiseach Enda Kenny as our guest of honour we gathered to celebrate this momentous celebration. With past and present colleagues as well as an array of clients, speeches were delivered by Pat Heneghan, Nigel Heneghan, John Mullins and Enda Kenny. With great reception we were able to mark this occasion and recognize the hard work and expertise we put into everything we do. Here’s to the next 25 years.
October 1st marked the 25th Anniversary of Heneghan PR in Dublin city.
Heneghan PR, established in 1990, is one of Ireland’s leading independent public relations and communications companies, representing Irish and international businesses across a wide range of sectors.
The agency provides public relations advice, media and communications counsel, event management services, digital communications, public affairs and lobbying as well as a wide range of PR services to our clients.
An extract from the speech of Nigel Heneghan, Chairman of PRCA from the Awards for Excellence in Public Relations 2013
An extract from the speech of Nigel Heneghan, Chairman of PRCA from the Awards for Excellence in Public Relations on 21st June 2013:
“Looking down the list of short-listed entries for today’s awards, you will notice a great diversity of organisations – private sector, public sector, global companies and indigenous Irish, manufacturers and service companies, public utility, sporting, entertainment and FMCG.
Each of the short-listed organisations here today cares deeply about its reputation and the product or service it provides. You understand the role that both public relations and strategic communications have in serving your objective of creating awareness or simply just maintaining the status quo of an existing good reputation.
We recently came across this interesting example of classic spin from Down Under, so good it should be shared…
Judy Rudd an amateur genealogy researcher in south east Queensland, was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s great-great uncle, Remus Rudd, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Melbourne in 1889. Both Judy and Kevin Rudd share this common ancestor.
Now and again we encounter an age-old dilemma facing PR firms in Ireland; namely, a weakly structured public procurement process.
Challenges presented by public procurement tend to include:
- Relevant experience, or experience of a similar nature. This barrier to participate deprives the state of sound strategic and creative input and also potentially great value, for Irish taxpayers
- Disclosure of detailed financial information over the previous three years, way ahead of any levels expected in private sector procurement
- Responding to briefs that have been prepared by people with little or no knowledge of public relations or strategic communications
- The tenders being quickly cobbled together as part of a box-ticking exercise and sometimes with a very poor response time allowed
Time and again the sector has had to respond to inadequate tender requests. The fact is that many tenders are geared towards bigger agencies. This is a lazy approach. It also costs the taxpayer.
It was great to have the opportunity to welcome Jeremy Galbraith, CEO of EMEA for Burson-Marsteller (http://burson-marsteller.eu/) to Dublin this week. Heneghan PR (http://www.hpr.ie) is the exclusive Irish affiliate agency of Burson-Marsteller. This was not an atypical week for Jeremy in travel terms – he arrived fromIstanbul on Tuesday, departed for home and head office in Brussels on Wednesday and on Thursday, Zurich beckoned.
– Best pitch wins €10,000 worth of public relations advice
Heneghan PR, one ofIreland’s leading communications firms,is the public relations sponsor for the Blueface Business Elevator competition 2012. The agency will provide the eventual winner of the Blueface Business Elevator 2012 with strategic and tactical public relations support to the value of €10,000. This is part of an overall prize value of €50,000.