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Public Relations

Public Relations (noun; abbreviation PR)

the business of communicating a clear, informative message about a specific product, company or individual to the public in order to create awareness and build brand identity. Public relations is a job that requires creativity, expertise, forward thinking and most of all, unrivaled skill in the construction of a good pun.*

* Definition by Judy Hopkins. She never stops talking, so this is the shortened version.

Not meaning to boast, but…
With a penchant for unique ideas, the Hopkins Communications’ Public Relations team work together to develop ‘out-of-the-box’ and original marketing concepts and tailored communications strategies, placing your brand, company or offering firmly in the spotlight and ensuring it makes a lasting impression. Our PR team possess creativity on tap, which is hugely boosted by copious amounts of tea (which is also conveniently on tap at HC HQ). Whether you’re overseeing a multinational company or involved in every aspect of a small family run firm, our goal remains the same; to get to know you and your business, so that we can form strategic, innovative and cost-effective public relations campaigns that exceed your expectations. We get a kick out of that kind of thing.
The services provided by our Public Relations Department include:
  • Media relations

    We act as the go-to contact for media, filtering any relevant queries that come through for our clients.

  • Drafting engaging content for marketing materials such as press releases

    We construct well-written, relevant and interesting content on behalf of our clients to intrigue and excite.

  • Photo/video shoot management

    We work with many talented photographers and videographers. Our aim is to create eye-catching and memorable visuals for print, digital and outdoor platforms.

  • Strategic campaign creation and implementation

    Working closely with our clients and being respectful of their vision, we build and execute tailored campaigns.

  • Securing media sponsorship

    We liaise with our many media contacts on a regular basis to secure attractive media sponsorship deals for clients.

  • Creating storyboards for ad campaigns

    We generate imaginative concepts to promote any given campaign, event or individual. Using our creative ideas we effectively communicate our clients’ key messages.

  • Scripting ads for broadcast media

    Our copywriters create snappy and engaging text for clients across numerous sectors. This allows our clients to successfully communicate a message that will resonate with target demographics.

  • Crisis management

    We provide crisis management support to clients seeking assistance in this area. Acting as the main point of contact or ‘middle man’, we intercept queries from media and other organisations and advise our clients on the best course of action.

IMAGINATIVE

That’s what he said!

Hopkins Communications carried out the public relations and media relations functions for the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon. I found the company to be very efficient, professional and committed. Judy and her staff delivered in full on the commitments set out in their submission for the assignment, were available as required and were helpful, courteous and efficient at all times.

The social media campaign run by Hopkins was constant, imaginative and very effective and credited with increasing entries in the face of stiff competition from many other Marathons and events. In terms of PR, apart from issuing well-written and interesting press releases, they sought out participants and stories which got widespread publicity. They also arranged press and radio interviews with an extensive list of outlets, again very professionally and effectively. I can recommend Hopkins Communications for any PR and media assignments involving public participation and engagement.

Jim O’Donovan, Race Director - Cork City Marathon