Workshops Attendees

Mash conference will bring together the world’s leading media people, innovations, and technologies.

The theme is ‘Exploding Media’. The last 5 years have seen more change and upheaval in the media than at any point in the last 60 years. Everywhere you look the traditional ways of printing, broadcasting, publishing, and communicating are exploding and being challenged by new technologies.
Mash 2011 will tell the story of the extraordinary transformation of the media over the last five years and identify the key trends, technologies and topics that will shape the future for the next five.

Over 2 days there will be 20 speakers, and three great workshops. Book your ticket before Mar 25th 2011 to avail of the great early bird offer.

Previous Events


Hilary Perkins

Multiplatform Commissioner for Drama and Film
Channel 4

Nathan Hull

Digital Publisher

Norah Casey


Bill Thompson


Edouard Lambelet


Mark Rock

Founder and CEO

more great speakers...

Event Sponsors

Schedule & Workshops

Mash 2011 Conference - Schedule 

Day One - 9th May 2011


15:30 - 18:30

Design Thinking

Unleash your creative potential

with Ciaran O’Gaora, Founder, Zero G

15:30 - 18:30  
15 mins One Change
Small change, big reward
with Damien Mulley, Owner, Mulley Communications

15:30 - 18:30  
The Death Of The Press Release
Digital Storytelling and Public Relationships
with Christian Payne (@Documentally)


Day Two - 10th May 2011

Main Conference

07.30 - 09.00 - Registration and morning refreshments

09.00 -09.15 - Opening remarks with Alison O'Connor, Conference Chair

9.15 - 10.15 Transmedia - The evolution of communications 

The future of digital storytelling

Nathan Hull, Digital Publisher, Penguin

Multiplatform drama: telling stories in social spaces

Hilary Perkins, Multiplatform Commissioner for drama & film, Channel 4

Advertising and engagement

Roo Reynolds, Head of Emerging Platforms, Wieden & Kennedy London

10.15 - 10.45
Missing in a Wired World
Evan Ratliff, Writer, Wired USA

   10.45 - 11.15 - Refreshments and Networking

11.15 - 12.05
Exploding Technology
Mark Rock, CEO of Audioboo
Burt Herman, Founder and CEO of Storify
Edouard Lambelet, Founder and CEO of Paper.li

12.05 - 12.45
What communicators can learn from the gaming industry

Lessons learned from social games
Marek Walton, Co-founder, The Mustard Corporation

Why there has never been a better time to be a content creator

Nicholas Lovell, Games Brief

12.45 - 13.45 - Lunch

13.45 - 14.30
Dispensing with the paper and the ink: Magazines in the digital age

Publish online - it's easier

Aidan Kelly, Candy Collective

From postbox to inbox: how magazines can survive the electronic revolution

Norah Casey, CEO Harmonia

14.30 - 15.10
What next after Wikileaks?
Fintan O'Toole, Deputy Editor, The Irish Times
Sarah McInerney, Political Correspondent, The Sunday Times

Vaughan Smith, Founder, The Frontline Club

15.10 - 15.40
Extreme Geek - Understanding Things to Come
Christian Payne (aka @Documentally) social technologist vlogger, documenter

15.40 - 16.10 - Refreshments and Networking

16.10 - 17.10
Why story is the essence of journalism

The Observer and Mandela - the paper's biggest story

John Mulholland, Editor of the Observer

Giving the Enlightenment Another 500 Years: How the BBC is digitising their Archive

Bill Thompson, Head of Digital Archive, BBC

Conference ends

Conference Chairperson:

Alison O'Connor, Journalist, the Irish Independent


Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 3

The Death Of The Press Release

Digital Storytelling and Public Relationships with Christian Payne (@Documentally)

The rise of social networks has allowed people a direct connection to brands, celebrities and each other. Relationships previously owned by pr companies are now open to all. Does this herald the demise of traditional press relations or is it a new opportunity?

Course Highlights

  • Introduction to digital story telling.
  • The power of Facebook and Twitter.
  • Overview of technologies Paper.li, Audioboo.com, and Storify.
  • Understanding how to use technology to tell a story.
  • Case Studies.
  • How to tell stories about the process not the product.
  • The death of the traditional press release.
  • The digital press release, the beginning of a process.
  • What online conversations have taken over from the Press Release.
  • Why local and location are important - No more generic releases.
  • Harness the power of social network by talking directly to brands.
  • Social commerce will be the future.

Trainer Profile
Christian Payne, Social technologist and vlogger, Documental.ly

Social Technologist and early adopter, Christian Payne (AKA Documentally) is one of the freshest and most dynamic voices exploring new and social media.

Having spent years experimenting and exploring countless social media platforms he now talks and gives workshops on social technology internationally. His past projects include documenting the plight of Iraqi refugees for the United Nations; video blogging for the British Council in Pakistan and working alongside Reuters on groundbreaking political projects with Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg.

15 mins One Change

Online Marketing Masterclass with Damien Mulley, Owner, Mulley Communications

This module is the cliff notes, the crib sheets, and the bullet-pointed digital marketing class.

YouTube recently moved maximum video length from 10 minutes to 15 minutes. Andy Warhol guaranteed us all 15 minutes of fame. What can you do though in 15 minutes? One quarter of an hour. 900 seconds.

Counting down from a 15 minute timer, Damien Mulley will show you how to make a single change to your digital marketing plan that will make your marketing more efficient.

Then he'll do it again. And again. A whole class of 15 minute segments.

Perfect for those who want an overview of digital marketing. Perfect for those who only have fifteen minutes a week to work on digital marketing. Perfect for those with short attention spans. Perfect for those with short attention spans.

This class will also have a coffee break. For 15 minutes.

"15 mins One change" contains 15 characters.

Trainer Profile

Damien Mulley, Owner Mulley Communications

Damien Mulley owns Cork based Mulley Communications and teaches organisations and enterprises how to communicate amongst themselves and with the greater world. He is also the organiser of the Irish Blog Awards and Irish Web Awards. Damien is in constant battle with Damien Rice and Damien the Omen for the top Google spot for his first name. It doesn't keep him awake at night though.

Design Thinking

Unleash your creative potential with Ciaran O'Gaora, Founder, Zero G

Design Thinking is a process used by many designers to stimulate creativity and develop new and innovative brands, products and services.

Analysis and rational thinking will only get you so far in business and communication.

If you want to develop fresh ideas and open up new opportunities you need to think beyond rational solutions and start feeling what they could be.

Companies like Apple, IKEA and Nike have built global brands by using the design process to create great products and communications that emotionally connect with their customers. These companies understand the power of things you can feel but not touch. They are prepared to move beyond conventional wisdom to invent something new. So, how do they do it?

This workshop introduces you to the process of Design Thinking and takes you through the simple steps involved. It is focused on opening participants up to their own creative potential and the opportunities for creativity within their business, and as such will be highly interactive. 

You will learn how to:
– use design as a process to harness your team/organisation’s potential
– to look and listen for new ideas
– to brainstorm and find inspiration in unexpected places
– develop new ideas and cross-pollinate others – create an environment for creativity within your team or organisation

Trainer Profile
Ciarán ÓGaora Founder, Zero - G
Ciaran O’Gaora is founder of Zero-G, a Dublin-based brand and communication design consultancy.  He is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design where he studied Industrial Design and Visual Communications.  Prior to establishing Zero-G in 2004 Ciarán worked with Proforma, Rotterdam and was Partner and Creative Director with Designworks, Dublin. He has worked with clients in Ireland, UK, US & Africa across a broad range of sectors including culture, tourism, science, media, financial services, venture capital, innovation, retail, health and government. He is a Director of the Corn Exchange Theatre Company and was Deputy Commissioner for Ireland’s entry at the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2006. His website is www.ogaora.com



Hilary Perkins

Multiplatform Commissioner for Drama and Film , Channel 4

Hilary Perkins is Multiplatform Commissioner for Drama and Film at Channel 4, where she is responsible for online commissions around programmes like Skins, Misfits, Shameless and Hollyoaks. Previously she was Editor of Film4.com, looking after Film4's presence online and cross-platform. She joined Channel 4 in 2007 as Online Factual Editor after eight years at the BBC, including managing the interactive team at 1Xtra and six years as Interactive Producer for Radio 1. You can find her online in all the usual social spaces.

Nathan Hull

Digital Publisher , Penguin

Nathan Hull joined Penguin in November 2010 as Digital Publisher. Prior to that he worked at Universal Music, where he oversaw digital strategy for major artists including U2, The Rolling Stones, The Killers and Take That and handled Universal’s relationships with key digital partners including iTunes, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, BT and Sky. He was instrumental in shaping the company's strategy for streaming, subscriptions, apps, virtual merchandise and anti-piracy and launched Spotify as well as negotiating deals with Shazam, eBay, Xbox and PS3.

As Digital Publisher, Nathan will take strategic responsibility for Penguin’s blossoming digital portfolio, which includes Stephen Fry’s The Fry Chronicles across five formats and a number of highly successful apps including, in the children’s space, Spot Goes to School and Topsy and Tim Start School.

Norah Casey

CEO , Harmonia

Norah Casey is CEO (and owner) of Harmonia, Ireland’s largest magazine company printing over four million magazines annually for the Irish, British, US market and more recently in China. Harmonia’s stable includes strong women’s brands: Irish Tatler, U, Woman’s Way and www.ivenus.com; and specialist titles like Food&Wine, Auto Ireland and Ireland of the Welcomes (aimed at the Irish Diaspora with over 80,000 USA-based subscribers). She is a member of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board and the London-based Women’s Irish Network and The International Women’s Forum.  She was awarded The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Award for 2007/8 and has won The Publisher of the Year Award for three years running. She is the latest Dragon to join RTE’s Dragons’ Den for 2011.

Bill Thompson


Bill Thompson has been working in, on and around the Internet since 1984 and spends his time thinking, writing and speaking about the digital world we are in the midst of building. He appears weekly on Digital Planet on the BBC World Service and writes a regular column for the BBC News website. He is also an advisor to a range of arts and cultural organisations on their digital strategies. He is currently working in the Archive Development team at the BBC building relationships with museums, galleries and institutions.

Edouard Lambelet

CEO , Paper.li

Edouard Lambelet is the Co-founder and CEO of Smallrivers, the creator of Paper.li, the leading social news publication application. Previously, Edouard founded Mobile News Channel, one of the first mobile application and service provider in Europe (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent in 2004). Edouard also worked as Vice Director for  Geneva Opera, large events executive producer, (new) media consultant for several large media corporations in Switzerland and France. Edouard holds a Master of Science in Business management - HEC Lausanne.

Mark Rock

Founder and CEO , Audioboo

Mark Rock is the founder & CEO of Audioboo, the social sound platform that launched in 2009 and already counts the BBC, Stephen Fry, British Army and countless more amongst its contributors. Users can post original audio recorded from their iPhone or Android device, add a photo, title & location and then it automatically shared with popular networks like Twitter and Facebook. Mark was previously co-founder of PlayJam, the world's largest interactive TV games channel.

Burt Herman

Co-founder and CEO , Storify

Burt Herman is co-founder and CEO of Storify, a platform for creating stories from social media, and founder of Hacks/Hackers, a worldwide organization bringing together journalists and technologists.

Herman previously worked for a dozen years as a journalist for The Associated Press. At the AP, he served as Korea bureau chief, founded a bureau covering the five countries of former Soviet Central Asia and reported on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq among other assignments worldwide. Herman was a 2008-9 Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University, where he also received a bachelor’s degree with honors in political science and master’s degree in Russian and Eastern European.

Roo Reynolds

Head of Emerging Platforms , Wieden+Kennedy London

Roo Reynolds is Head of Emerging Platforms at Wieden and Kennedy London. Previously he was the portfolio executive for social media at BBC Vision, where he developed the BBC’s strategy in the fascinating intersection between social media and television, working with teams across the BBC to help shape and deliver a wide range of projects and initiatives.

Outside of work, Roo co-creates Shift Run Stop , the popular weekly geek podcast which has featured as Time Out’s podcast of the week. Past guests have included an eclectic range of interesting people including comedians, writers, TV & radio presenters, particle physicists and astro-biologists.

Fintan O'Toole

Managing Editor , The Irish Times

Fintan O’Toole was born in Dublin in 1958. He is an assistant editor of, and a columnist with, The Irish Times.  He has been drama critic of In Dublin magazine, The Sunday Tribune, the New York Daily News, and The Irish Times and Literary Adviser to the Abbey Theatre.  His work has appeared in many international newspapers and magazines, including The New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, Granta, The Guardian, the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Awards include the AT Cross Award for Supreme Contribution to Irish Journalism (1993), the Justice Award of the Incorporated Law Society (1994) and the Millennium Social Inclusion Award (2000). He has also broadcast extensively in Ireland and the UK, including a period as presenter of BBC’s The Late Show

Sarah McInerney

Political Correspondent , The Sunday Times

Sarah McInerney has been a political correspondent for the Sunday Times since 2008, during which time she has covered some of the biggest political stories of the last decade.

In 2009 she won the European Commission’s national journalism award for an article about whether the rights of non-EU spouses of EU citizens were being affected by new laws on sham marriages. Later that year, Sarah was awarded a certificate of merit by the Law Society, for an article on whether the Irish constitution is still fit for purpose.In October 2008, Sarah published a best-selling non-fiction book, Where No-One Can Hear You Scream, an account of assaults and murders in the Dublin/Wicklow mountains.

Previous to her current post in the Sunday Times, Sarah worked in the Sunday Tribune for five years. In addition to her work in print journalism, Sarah is also a regular contributor to national radio and television.

Vaughan Smith

Founder , Frontline Club

Vaughan Smith is the founder of London's Frontline Club, and the man who provided sanctuary for Julian Assange of Wikileaks during his extradition hearing from the UK.

He founded the Frontline Club in London in 2003 as an institution to champion independent journalism and promote better understanding of international news and its coverage. During the 1990s Vaughan worked as an award-winning independent cameraman and video news journalist covering wars and conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Kosovo and elsewhere. He was shot twice but escaped both times with light injuries.

Prior to this he was an officer in the British Army’s Grenadier Guards, serving in Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Germany. He captained the British Army shooting team and won the inter-army rifle shooting championship.

In 2007, Vaughan was the joint winner of a Guardian Media Innovation Award and in 2008 a Rory Peck Award finalist for his independent blog from Southern Afghanistan. Vaughan spent January 2010 filming with British troops in Helmand, Afghanistan.

Marek Walton

Co-founder , The Mustard Corporation

Marek originally trained as a screen-writer whilst studying at the University of Denver. In 2004 he graduated with a Masters in Creative Writing from  The University of Edinburgh, and was subsequently hired by Atari to  work on their next AAA title.

He later worked with the BBC on their JAM Education project and recently co-wrote his first radio play for them tackling the issues surrounding gaming addiction.

Since then he co-founded The Mustard Corporation where he has worked on a variety of games titles including Driver: Parallel Lines (2006), Driver ’76 (2007) and MindJack (2011). He also has experience script editing, having worked on titles such as Battleforge (2009), Lord of Ultima (2010) and forthcoming Ignition game, El Shaddai: Ascention of the Metatron (2011).

He is currently co-authoring a book on games writing and helping produce  an as yet unannounced title for The Mustard Corporation.

John Mulholland

Editor , The Observer

John Mulholland is a native of Ranelagh in Dublin and studied communications in DCU. In 2008 he took over as Editor of The Observer, the oldest Sunday newspaper in the world.  In February 2010 he redesigned the paper with a significantly enhanced 52-page New Review Section and restructured main paper, sport section, weekly magazine and monthly food magazine. Prior to that he was Deputy Editor for nine years with specific responsibility for the magazines and weekly features supplements. During that time John was appointed Project Leader overseeing The Observer's transformation from broadsheet to Berliner format.

He also spearheaded the development of The Observer's four monthly magazines.  Prior to joining The Observer John was Media Editor of The Guardian for four years.

John has presented a series of media programmes on both radio and TV for the BBC and Channel 4.

Evan Ratliff

Writer , Wired USA

Evan Ratliffe is an award-winning journalist and the editor of The Atavist, a digital platform for narrative journalism. A contributing editor for Wired magazine, his writing also appears in The New Yorker, National Geographic, and many other publications. He is the co-author of Safe: The Race to Protect Ourselves in a Newly Dangerous World (HarperCollins, 2005).

A past finalist for the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing and two-time finalist for the Livingston Award for journalists under age 35, his writing has appeared in numerous anthologies, including "The Best of Technology Writing" in 2006 and 2010, “The Best American Magazine Writing 2010,” and “The Best American Nonrequired Writing 2010.” He regularly appears in national and international media to discuss current topic.

Ciaran OGaora

Founder , Zero-G

Ciarán ÓGaora is founder of Zero-G, a Dublin-based brand and communication design consultancy.  He is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design where he studied Industrial Design and Visual Communications.  Prior to establishing Zero-G in 2004 Ciarán worked with Proforma, Rotterdam and was Partner and Creative Director with Designworks, Dublin.

He has worked with clients in Ireland, UK, US & Africa across a broad range of sectors including culture, tourism, science, media, financial services, venture capital, innovation, retail, health and government. He is a Director of the Corn Exchange Theatre Company and was Deputy Commissioner for Ireland’s entry at the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2006. His website is www.ogaora.com

Damien Mulley

Owner , Mulley Communications

Damien Mulley owns Cork based Mulley Communications and teaches organisations and enterprises how to communicate amongst themselves and with the greater world.

He is also the orgaaniser of the Irish Blog Awards and Irish Web Awards. Damien is in constant battle with Damien Rice and Damien the Omen for the top Google spot for his first name. It doesn't keep him awake at night though.

Follow Damien Mulley on Twitter @damienmulley

Nicholas Lovell

Founder , Games Brief

For fifteen years, Nicholas Lovell has been involved in the overlapping areas of technology, media and finance. His experience ranges from working in London on mergers and acquisitions, senior executive roles at Internet start-ups ShopSmart and GameShadow and starting his own consultancy Lodestar Partners providing financial advice to computer  and video games companies.

He is a keen writer, and is the founder of Gamesbrief , a blog that is dedicated to the business of games. He is a regular commentator on issues facing the games industry in trade publications such as MCV and Develop. He has also had several articles published in Steve Jackson Games's online magazine Pyramid and maintains a number of fiction-led websites.

Aidan Kelly

Editor , Candy Collective

CandyCollective started 6 years ago with the ambition of showcasing exceptional creativity, wherever it may be, through interesting formats and memorable projects. Since then they have produced 14 downloadable pdf magazines which have been downloaded tens of thousands of times.

They have curated 40 live SweetTalk creative-to-creative events in Ireland, UK, Denmark, Germany & NYC and  produced bespoke projects with Habitat Ireland, Sony PSP, Topman, Veer, Blanka, POD Concerts, LightHouse Cinema with PhotoIreland and this year a special collaboration with Body and Soul.  With little or no support they continuously update a special online blog-site, Candycollective.com that co-ordinates everything they see as interesting and noteworthy into one online experience.

Alison O'Connor

Conference Chairperson ,

Alison O’Connor is a journalist, broadcaster, and commentator. She writes a weekly column for the Irish Independent.

Alison regularly appears as a commentator on radio and television debates. She is a former political correspondent for the Sunday Business Post and the Irish Times. She received a national journalism award for her work on clerical child abuse in the diocese of Ferns, Co Wexford which she covered for the Irish Times, and has written a book entitled: “A Message from Heaven” on the subject.

Book Your Early Bird Ticket Now

Valid until March 20th 2011 

Ticket types and price information:

Conference Ticket: - Main Conference May 10th 2011

Mash Conference ticket only - Early Bird
€195 / Full Price €255

Combo Tickets – Main Conference + 1 Workshop:

Mash ticket plus workshop 1

Design Thinking, Unleash your creative potential

Ciaran O’Gaora, Founder, Zero G
Early Bird €
255 / Full Price €315

Mash ticket plus workshop 2
15 mins One Change
, online marketing masterclass  with Damien Mulley, Owner, Mulley Communications Early Bird €255 / Full Price €315

Mash ticket plus workshop 3
The Death Of The Press Release
, Digital Storytelling and Public Relationships
with Christian Payne (@Documentally)
Early Bird €
255 / Full Price €315

Workshop Tickets:

Workshop 1 ticket only
Design Thinking, Unleash your creative potential

Ciaran O’Gaora, Founder, Zero G
Early Bird €
95 / Full Price €150

Workshop 2 ticket only
15 mins One Change
- online marketing masterclass
with Damien Mulley, Owner, Mulley Communications
Early Bird €
95 / Full Price €150

Workshop 3 ticket only
The Death Of The Press Release
, Digital Storytelling and Public Relationships
with Christian Payne (@Documentally)
Early Bird €
95 / Full Price €150

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing no later than 21 days prior to the conference. An admin fee of €75 + VAT will be charged for all cancellations, to be deducted from any refund or invoice. No cancellations can be made within 20 days of the course but a replacement delegate can be nominated. No delegate is permitted to attend without prior payment being made. Bookings are not confirmed until payment is received.

Exhibition Stand Package

If you are interested in having a stand at the course please contact Evelyn Cullen on evelyn@mediacontact.ie




Adrian Devane Owner Babogbaby
Aidan Bolger Advertising Irish Times
Ailsa Berkeley Digital Designer Globoforce
Aine Killilea Director Evolve Public Relations
Aisling Breen Lecturer Rathmines College
Aisling McCabe Director of Platform Development RTE Publishing
Alan Whelan Web Editor Trocaire
Alex Connolly Head of Communications and ITC Failte Ireland
Alison Moore School's Liaison Office Cork Institute of Technology
Alison Wells Tweeter @alisonwells
Amy Byrne Student Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Amy Pilgrim Client Director Fleishman Hillard
Andrew Fitzpatrick Head of Schedule Planning RTE Television
Anna Pas Journalist - Researcher The Polish Express
AnneMarie Butler PR & Media relations Manager Special Olympics Ireland
Annette O'Donnell Communications Director Dublin Diocese
Aoife O'Donoghue Public Relations Manager Gleneagle Hotel
Aoife Walsh National Communicatons Manager Respond Housing
Arne Eichler Student Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Barbara Rafferty Director of Corporate Services Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland
Barbara Wiseman Head of Fundraising St. Michael's House
Bernadette O'Sullivan Programme Director - MA Journalism NUI Galway
Bernie Browne PR, Marketing & Social Media Consultant Market IT
Bernie O'Driscoll eMarketing Manager Special Olympics Ireland
Brendan Teeling Assistant Director Library Council
Brian Foley Journalist The Content Works
Brian Nevin Marketing Consultant Triathlon Ireland
Brid Lane
Brid Murphy
Cait Hayes Events and Outreach Manager Houses of the Oireachtas
Carol Casey Marketing Manager Sightsavers
Carol Faulkner Dublin Diocese
Caroline Gleeson Media Student DIT
Caroline Kennedy Director Kennedy PR
Caroline Loughnane Director of Marketing and Communications NUI Galway
Caroline Murphy
Carrie Bermingham Student Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Carys Thomas Communications Director Children's Rights Alliance
Catherine Joyce Advocacy Manager Barnardos
Catherine Tiernan Membership Development Officer Screen Producers Ireland
Cathriona Edwards Communications Manager TV RTE
Cathy Quinn Operations Manager Irish Squash
Catriona Lannen Advertising Irish Times
Christine Brennan Press, Communications and Protocol Officer University of Limerick
Cian Denham Media Student DIT
Ciaran Byrne Irish Independent
Ciaran O'Connor Producer New Decade
Claire Egan Communications & Marketing Camogie Association
Claire Hickey Content Editor MyHome.ie
Claire Keenan Project Manager Public Communications Centre
Claire Quinlan Oxfam
Claire Sheehan Media Student DIT
Cllr Peter Roche Galway County Council
Clodagh Hogan Account Manager Kennedy PR
Colman McLaughlin Web Manager KPMG
Connor Keppel Marketing Manager IFA
Conor Devlin Media Student DIT
Conor Lally Journalist Irish Times
Conor Mullen Commercial Director RTE Publishing
Cormac Moloney General Manager Vantastic
Cushla Dromgool - Regan Communications and Media Marine Institute
Daragh Hennessy Marketing Manager RTE Television
Darragh Doyle Communications Manager Boards.ie
David Dawson Communications Radiological Protection Institute
David O'Hare Press Officer Trocaire
David Young Journalist Post House Communications
Deirdre Finlay Public Engagement Manager VSO Ireland
Deirdre Leonard Administrator Irish Judo Association
Deirdre O'Shaughnessy Editor Cork Independent
Derek Cunningham Communications
Diane Weatherup Country Manager Orbis
Diarmaid O'Donovan Assistant CEO Evening Echo Publications
Don Delaney Head of Communications & Public Affairs Rehab Group
Donnchadh O'Neill Deputy Managing Director Gibney Communications
Dr. Eidin NiShe Department of Politics & Public Administration, University of Limerick
Dr.Chantal Ladias Senior lecturer Marketing Lecturer
Eamonn Cregan Director of Corporate Affairs University of Limerick
Eamonn Cregan Director Corporate Affairs University of Limerick
Eamonn Farrell Managing Director Photocall
Eavan Sheehan Public Relations Gordon MRM
Eileen Shihoff Designer Niall Mellon Township Trust
Eimear Moran Advertising Irish Times
Elaine Brooks Documatics
Elaine Gillespie Corporate Partnership Co-ordinator Irish Cancer Society
Elaine Moore Tourism Ireland
Eleanor McCormack Communications Officer University of Limerick
Elizabeth Murray Writer Self Employed
Elmagh Killeen Brand Manager Tourism Ireland
Emaonn Fitzpatrick Advertising Sales Director Irish Times
Emma Ferguson Marketing Executive Irish Times
Emma Henderson PR & Comms Manager National College of Ireland
Emma Kelly Managing Director Elevate PR
Emmet McSwiney Development Director Glencree Centre
Eoghan O'Meara Managing Director Rubicon Advertising
Eric Hennelly Flanagan Public Relations Executive
Erica Roseingrave Public Affairs and Comms Manager Coca Coca Bottlers
Evelyn Wolf Marketing Executive World Vision Ireland
Fidelma Joyce Senior Human Rights Awareness Officer Irish Human Rights Commission
Fiona Murphy Communications Genio
Fiona Murray Web Manager Eurofound
Fionnuala Quinlan Press Officer Department of Foreign Affairs
Frank Greally Editor Irish Runner Magazine
Frank O'Donovan Lecturer in Media and Communications Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)
Frank Quinn Joint Managing Director Media Team
Frank William Koranteng CEO PAN African Designers
Gareth O'Connor Broadcaster & Journalist RTE
Garrett O'Hare Director Hey! Creative Communications
Gillian Breen Account Executive Merrion BD
Grainne Byrne Public Relations Consultant gbc Public Relations
Hazel Larkin Writer and Journalist
Hugh Linehan Online Editor Irish Times
Irene Lawlor Communications Manager Barnardos
Jacinta Brack Public Relations Irish Traveller Movement
Jan McDonnell PA RTE
Jane Coyne Communications Officer Simon Communities of Ireland
Jane Louise Redmond Media Studies Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Joanne Sweeney-Burke Director MediaBox
John Byrne Presenter Dublin CityFM
John Lawless Communications Manager St. Michaels House
John Murray Presenter The John Murray Show RTE Radio
John O'Sullivan Lecturer Dublin City University
Johnny Kelly Co-founder Studio Aad
Jonathan Grimes General Manager Contemporary Music Centre
Judy Hopkins Account Manager - New Media Hopkins Communications
Julie Stafford Fundraising Team Leader ISPCC
Karen Hennessy Promotion Manager Contemporary Music Centre
Kate Arkless Day Community Manager Audioboo
Kate Farnon Events Organiser VSC Events
Katie Molony Marketing Manager Irish Times
Keith Reid Media Student DIT
Kevin Nellies Head of Online IEA/OECD
Kevin Abrook Marketing Manager Innovation William Grant & Sons Distillers
Kevin Kennedy Deputy Press Officer Office of Public Works
Kevin Murray Tweeter @Kevnmur
Kevin Nellies Head of Online IEA/OECD
Kevin Reid Media Student DIT
Kieran Harte Commercial Operations The Irish Times
Kirana Bhagwan Fundraising Events Co-Ordinator The Irish Hospice Foundation
Laoise Bray Stakeholder Communications Officer Failte Ireland
Laura Dwyer Account Manager Kennedy PR
Laura McCahill Sales Executive Tangerine Post Production
Leon Farrell Photographer Photocall
Lia O'Sullivan Communications and Projects Manager Irish Universities Association
Linda Griffin Graphic Designer RTE
Lisa Coughlan Deputy Marketing Manager Evening Echo
Lisa Pereira Studio and Web Producer RTE
Louise O'Leary Online Marketing Executive Morgan McKinley
Louise Tolerton Press Officer Failte Ireland
Maeve Kelly PR Consultant Grapevine Communications
Maeve O'Sullivan Lecturer Rathmines College
Magdalene Buckley Media Student DIT
Mans Martensson Media Manager European Foundation for the Improvement of Living
Margaret Edgill Director of Marketing The Gaiety Theatre
Marie Kelly Information Officer Radiological Protection Institute
Marie Moran Administrator Tennis Ireland
Mark Leech Account Director Gibney Communications
Mark Mulqueen Head of Communications Houses of the Oireachtas
Martina Madden Fundraising Events Coordinator Fighting Blindness
Mary Gordon Marketing Coordinator Sightsavers
Mary McCaughey Head of Information and Communication European Foundation for the Improvement of Living
Mary O'Donnell Marketing and Online Manager Abhann Productions
Mary Sweetman Editor Technology Ireland & The Market magazines
Matt McKerrow CEO Triathlon Ireland
Maurice Cosgrave PRO Irish American Football Association
Meabh Smith Press Officer Trocaire
Melanie Wright Audience Development and Marketing Manager Project Arts Centre
Mervyn O'Mahony Schools Liaison Officer Cork Institute of Technology
Miceal Whelan Communications Manager NovaUCD
Michelle Murphy MD & Consultant Clarify Communications
Michelle Mangan Public Relations Executive OMF Publicity
Michelle Murphy MD & Consultant Clarify Communications
Michelle Robinson Administrative Officer Local Government Management Services Board
Miriam McGowan Advertising The Irish Times
Morag Devins Press Officer The Irish Farmers' Association
Muireann Meehan Speed DCU - Centre for Talented Youth
Muirne Laffan Executive Director RTE Publishing
Muriel Molloy Managing Director Merrion Business Development
Nadia Pallas WHPR
Naoise Kavanagh Student DBS
Neil Ryan Press Officer Office of Public Works
Nessa O'Mahony Project Manager Laureate na nOg
Niall McKenna Web Publisher Office of Public Works
Niall O'Connor Digital Revenue Manager The Irish Times
Niamh Hatchell Media Relations Officer EPA
Niamh Smith Tweeter @niamhsmith
Olivia Collins Owner/Founder Those Two Girls PR
Orla Arnold Media Student DIT
Paddy Logue Journalist Irish Times
Patrick Kilroy Managing Director Kilroy's College
Patrick Kinsella Lecturer DCU
Paul Farrell Corporate Director Irish Times
Paul O'Kane Public Affairs Director DAA
Paula King Head of Olam LGMSB
Peter Dargan Advertising Irish Times
Peter Dunn Director The Radharc Trust
Philip O'Reilly I.T. Services Cork Institute of Technology
Rebecca Thorn Communications Officer Irish Red Cross
Richard Stables Information and Support Manager Headway
Richie Flynn Executive Secretary The Irish Farmers' Association
Robin Hegarty Creative Director Language
Ronan Ryan Head of Fundraising and Communications Irish Red Cross
Ronan Smith Webmaster and Editor KPMG
Roslyn Duff Brand Manager AIB Bank Centre
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Ruth Garvey-Williams Editor VOX Magazine
Ruth Hynes Press & Information Executive NUI Galway
Sandra Morris Account Manager Kennedy PR
Sandra Niland Brand Manager Lifes2Good
Sandra O'Connell Editor Architecture Ireland
Sara Morris Head of Public Affairs National Transport Authority
Sarah O'Connor Executive Director Federation of Irish Sports
Sarah Togher National Co-ordinator IASE
Sarah Williams PR & Communications Manager Arnotts
Scott Burnett Co-founder Studio Aad
Sean Gallagher Dragon on Dragon's Den Seangallagher.com/Smarthomes
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Sinead Cox Public Relations Manager The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt
Sinead Doyle Press Office National Concert Hall
Sinead Ni Neachtain Communications and Marketing Department NUI Galway
Sorcha Carroll Communications Manager Opera Theatre Company
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Susan Smith Account Manager Public Communications Centre
Suzanne Sheridan Press Officer SIMI
Teresa Murray PR & Development Manager Opera Theatre Company
Teresa Noone Communications Officer SIMI
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Tom Keane CEO The Keane Partnership
Tressan McCambridge Communications Manager World Vision Ireland
Verona NiBhroin Press & Information Manager Houses of the Oireachtas
Willie White Artistic Director Project Arts Centre
Yvonne O'Sullivan Marketing & PR Treasury Holdings
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