Last Friday afternoon saw a true celebration of the PR industry in Ireland as over 300 people from 39 agencies or in-house communications teams and representing some 60 individual client companies gathered for the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Public Relations. Celebrating 22 years in 2015, these coveted awards set the industry benchmark for excellence across all areas of PR. They are prized the length and breadth of Ireland by the agencies and organisations who win them – for the value they add to current and future client relationships, and also because they are a boost to the morale of employees and colleagues who have proven their tremendous understanding of the power of public relations.
Wilson Hartnell Managing Director Brian Bell said: “Having already set a new record for the highest number of short-listed entries, we won three of the main PRCA awards for #womeninsport on behalf of Liberty Insurance, the An Post Cycle Series and safefood’s Childhood Obesity Campaign. In addition, Martyn Rosney in our Corporate practice deservedly took the accolade for Young Communications Professional of the Year, while our very own Sharon Murphy chaired the proceedings on behalf of our industry as PRCA Chairman. On behalf of the company, I want to offer my heartiest congratulations to everyone who helped win these awards on behalf of WH and our clients, to all the teams who worked so hard on our short-listed entries and to everyone in the company who gave their wholehearted support.”