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Comment on So You Want A Career In PR? by Piaras

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20:47:18 +0000

Think things are different in the UK Ben in terms of the quality of undergraduate courses. The option to do a postgraduate qualification is there, but it by no means guarantees a job, which is worth bearing in mind given the costs of these courses. People are free to choose whatever qualification they please, but it would be good to see institutions limit the enrolment numbers to reflect what is available.



Comment on So You Want A Career In PR? by Ben Cotton

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:06:37 +0000

Hi Piaras, I agree wholeheartedly with you on #3, but I think on #2 you're way, way off the mark. While I would never suggest having a PR degree is a prerequisite to work in the industry (teams made up of people from different backgrounds is a good thing), to write them off as a waste of time is foolhardy. To think that four years as a undergraduate or months as a post graduate can be replaced by a book is short sighted in the extreme. "My biggest hangup about PR courses in Ireland is that there simply isn’t enough entry level positions to cater for the amount of students coming through each year." Based on this logic, people should not study to become a teacher, architect or lighting technician or have the audacity to seek work in any industry where jobs are few and far between. It's disappointing to hear someone influential in the Irish PR scene places so little value on PR education. Ongoing education, training and development combined with on-the-job learning is how we'll improve, and move from a craft to a profession. I would encourage you take a look at what UK CIPR President, Wadds has to say on this topic (#10): http://wadds.co.uk/2014/03/27/reinvention-public-relations/ http://wadds.co.uk/2013/08/27/speaking-professional-development/ Cheers, Ben



Comment on A Good Cause by Terence Cosgrave

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:42:00 +0000

But if your phone is locked - and most are - it's worse than useless.



Comment on How Much Are You Investing In Content? by Chris Norton

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:09:23 +0000

I completely agree people seem hell bent on becoming the next Buzzfeed when they could be doing some genuine online thought leadership by sharing insightful and well written content. The problem is many marketers still don't get that element and lots more can't afford the amount of fees or time it can cost to do it. I do agree though - its better to focus on one great piece of content a week rather than 5 updates to Facebook a day.



Comment on Stuff That Caught My Attention #22 by Peter Donegan

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:25:32 +0000

Hiya Piaras, of the stills I gotta go with the IBM. A rarity to see something so simple, in Ireland. And not one to watch too many vids, I did love the thinking behind the Somersby Cider. Also, remembered this one and thought of you ;) http://youtu.be/q3wAH77ZWJU Best Peter



Comment on McDonalds’ Ten Commandments by gerry fitzpatrick

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:19:16 +0000

MC COULDN'T CARE I am so disappointed with MC Donald's. I have always believed that it was the greatest fast food restaurant in the world and that they had great time for people with disabilities until my experience today. Ten commandments my eye . When you try to share a bad experience with them they simply tell you their phone is broken they will get someone to call you back and don't bother it makes you feel you don't matter.Well my story is I am a social care worker I use MC Donald's frequently with my clients because of the service they boast about particularly for those among us with disability . Today I had the pleasure (or not) of going into MC Donald's Navan Co Meath to give a young 19 year old man with Autism a treat.There were 4 or 5 staff standing and talking behind the counter and no body queuing just putting this in to explain the restaurant wasn't busy. I gave my order to one of the staff after she asked me could she take my order . My Autistic client has dietary needs(gluten intolerance) so I asked her could she make one burger with a gluten free burger I handed her she became a bit aggressive in the way she spoke to me ,and shuffled about I asked her what the attitude was about and she told me she didn't have an attitude continuing shuffling frowning and articulating every word she spoke to me (I felt most unwelcome) So I asked her would she prefer if I left and went somewhere else to eat she made no reply .I maintained my manners and politeness throughout my experience but told her I would be reporting my experience back to the HSE,Social Services and other colleagues I work with in Social care as we all use MC Donald's to treat our clients(but this wasn't a treat it was more like a nightmare).I spent as little time as possible eating my food as I just wanted to get out I was sorry I went there in the first place don't think I will again though. When I got my client home I rang MC Donald's customer support only to be told their phone was broken and they couldn't transfer me to customer care but she would get someone to call me back,I waited over an hour but no contact from MC Donald's so I rang them back they told me the phone was broken again and they couldn't transfer me, so I asked them if she had a direct number for customer support,she said no and then asked me what was my complaint,I told her. She said she would email them (even though I had rang the customer support number both times) and she would get them to ring me back this afternoon(that was over 3 hours ago. So much for MC Donald's customer support,their ten commandments,their care for people with disabilities and dietary needs. I intend to send a copy of this to MC Donald's Global Support in America by post as I don't have their email address maybe they care about the customer ,disabilities,autism ,and dietary needs. Gerry Fitzpatrick



Comment on Why More Brands Will Question Their Facebook Spend by Cyril Moloney

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 10:04:36 +0000

Good piece on the ASAI. Got to wonder if the ASAI understand online platforms like Facebook. As it is Facebook's platform and their regulations, would the ASAI (a voluntary body) actually have any clout? Ditto with Twitter.



Comment on Irish Facebook Statistics by Piaras

Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:31:47 +0000

Just emailed it to you



Comment on Irish Facebook Statistics by Darren

Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:52:59 +0000

Very informative on Facebook use. Any chance of a copy? Thanks Darren



Comment on The Social Media Bubble For PR/Advertising/Marketing Execs by Piaras

Mon, 21 May 2012 07:26:30 +0000

They're a marketing agency based in San Francisco as opposed to Heat Magazine.