At Wilson Hartnell, we get brands. We get culture. We connect the two in meaningful ways every day to make brands matter more.

The brands that win today are those that create and support initiatives and activities that foster real connections, which build trust and have meaning for consumers. The WH culture collective provide independent thought, specialist knowledge, insight and a fresh perspective into the latest trends in Irish culture. Their expert insights help to inform our thinking with real life experience as we bridge the gap between culture and brand on behalf of our clients.

Roz Purcell

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Roz Purcell

 

Roz Purcell is an Irish model, food blogger, media personality and former Miss Universe Ireland.

First coming to national prominence for her modelling work, Roz placed in the top 10 for the Miss Universe 2010 competition.

She has since successfully launched a stellar media career which includes a winning role on Come Dine with Me Ireland, a guest chef appearance on TV3’s the Restaurant, and a stint as a Celebrity Bainisteor on RTE.

But it’s her passion for healthy food and lifestyle that has earned her thousands of followers on social media in recent years. Her Natural Born Feeder food blog shows how to create healthy but accessible dishes, and has a legion of dedicated fans, which led to the launch of Roz’ best-selling cookbook this year.

Roz’ dedication to building innovative social media platforms has also seen her rise to prominence as one of the leading social media stars in Ireland.

 

WH Culture Collective

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WH Culture Collective

The brands that win today are those that create and support initiatives and activities that foster real connections, which build trust and have meaning for consumers. The WH culture collective provide independent thought, specialist knowledge, insight and a fresh perspective into the latest trends in Irish culture. Their expert insights help to inform our thinking with real life experience as we bridge the gap between culture and brand on behalf of our clients.

Maser

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Maser

 

 

Maser is an artist originally from Ireland, now living in London, following a two-year artist residency in the US.

Most recently, Maser opened his solo show Foreign Language at Graphic Studio Gallery in Dublin.  This comes on the back of his show Orbiting on the Periphery at Lazarides Gallery in London (the gallery that famously represented Banksy), and a large installation at the Palais de Tokyo gallery in Paris.

While in the US, Maser painted large scale murals in his distinctive style across a number of states including Washington DC, Madison Wisconsin and Arkansas.  He also crossed the border into Canada where he installed the biggest one-man mural in the whole country, located in Montreal.

Maser hit the headlines back in Dublin earlier this year when he painted the now infamous Repeal the 8th mural in Temple Bar landing him on the cover of Irish Arts magazine as a result.

Maser’s career began in 1995 when he began painting graffiti on the streets of Dublin, where he soon earned the respect of other graffiti artists in Ireland and throughout Europe for his unique abstracted style.

After studying Visual Communication at Art School in his home city, he went on to establish himself as one of Ireland’s leading visual artist working in the urban environment.

His early work, such as the ‘They Are Us’ Project (2010) was strongly influenced by typography, letterforms and sign painting, but his style gradually began to transition towards graphic representation and geometric abstraction. His works demonstrate unassuming techniques emphasising simplicity of form.  In recent years he has explored new mediums beyond walls including canvas, video and large scale 3D installations.

Maser’s passion and drive has awarded him the opportunity to paint walls across many countries, including; Ireland, UK, Austria, Germany, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United States.  His work has also been exhibited at IFPDA Print Fair 2014, New York, Ink Miami and Expo Chicago.

His large scale mural work and his collaborations with artists such as musician Damien Dempsey, TED prize winner – JR, Connor Harrington, and Fintan Magee have won him notoriety not only in the graffiti world, but also have helped establish him in the contemporary art world.

Jonathan McCrea

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Jonathan McCrea

 

Jonathan McCrea is a multi award-winning TV and radio broadcaster and founder of Whipsmart Media, a communications consultancy for the science, medical, pharmaceutical and technology sectors.

He frequently gives keynotes on future technologies and the art of effective communication and recently led a national media training programme for Science Foundation Ireland’s leading researchers.

In 2010, Jonathan created Futureproof, Newstalk’s flagship science programme that has travelled the globe from French Guiana to the Arctic Circle. The show has won five gold awards at the PPI National Radio Awards in the six years it has been on air, most recently winning the 2016 PPI Best Specialist Speech award.

Jonathan’s television career has seen him present everything from big-budget quiz shows (such as The Lie for TV3) to national science series (The Science Squad and 10 Things To Know for RTE1). In January next year, TV3 viewers will get to see Jonathan’s new science travel show that journeys from Ukraine to the Galapagos and from China to Yellowstone Park to investigate how new technologies will shape our future.

In 2015, Jonathan founded SCI:COM, Ireland’s largest science communications conference, which returns to Dublin this December. Through Whipsmart Media, Jonathan has provided training and consultancy services for various organisations in the sci/med/tech sectors including pharmaceutical companies, tech startups, energy providers and charitable organisations.

Jonathan has written on science and technology for the Irish Times and the Irish Independent and is currently writing his first book, Say that Again: The Science of Powerful Communication.

 

Angela Dorgan

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Angela Dorgan

Cork woman Angela Dorgan is the CEO of First Music Contact (FMC), the Arts Council funded national resource organization for musicians which run the Irish Music Export Office, Music From Ireland, the online music portal BreakingTunes and the annual music industry showcase Hard Working Class Heroes festival.

Angela has a Masters Degree in Sociology from UCC and believes that Arts and Culture are an essential part of the life of every citizen. Angela has contributed regularly to RTE radio arts show Arena and was briefly a reporter for RTE1 TV’s The Works. She is also on the board for the National Campaign for the Arts in Ireland and is a founder member of the Global Music Exporters Exchange. She also played the drums. Badly. (her words)

Music and Arts are a big part of Angela’s Dorgan life and in her role at FMC she is instrumental in helping up and coming Irish bands by providing a free information and advice resource for musicians at any level, as well as an infrastructure to develop their careers and international reach.

 

Paul O’Connell

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Paul O’Connell

 

Paul O’Connell is an iconic figure, respected in and beyond the Rugby world and widely regarded as one of sport’s finest ambassadors.

His rugby achievements are too numerous to mention, but include being Ireland’s third most-capped player of all time (108 caps, 28 as Captain); Triple Crown wins in 2006, 2007 and 2009; Six Nations Grand Slam in 2009; back-to-back Championship honours in 2014 and 2015; British and Irish Lions tours to New Zealand (2005), South Africa (2009) when he was honoured with the captaincy and Australia (2013); participation in four Rugby World Cups; thirteenth most-capped international in Rugby Union history; 178 appearances during his 15-year career at Munster, with European Heineken Cup and Celtic League / Pro 12 honours as well as captaining the legendary side from 2007 to 2015.

Renowned as one of the best second rows and among the finest captains in world rugby, Paul’s inspirational leadership on the pitch has been mirrored by his dedication to public causes. He was awarded the Freedom of Limerick City in 2012 in recognition of his philanthropic work as a community leader in his native city and in the service of many charitable and voluntary causes at home and abroad in areas such as Special Olympics, culture and education.

He regularly appears on television and radio and is actively followed on social media platforms. His is an authentic and authoritative voice that engenders respect and genuine engagement across many audiences.