Public Relations, Public Affairs and Media

Carr Communications is an award-winning market leader in Public Relations, Public Affairs and Media. We provide strategic communications consultancy and training to clients in the public and private sector. We have been behind some of the most recognised campaigns in the country, including the changeover to the euro, the reduction in the drink-drive limit, the introduction of the plastic card licence, and FlightFest, the single biggest free event of The Gathering 2013 which saw more than 150,000 people line the streets of Dublin to watch more than 30 aircraft fly along the path of the River Liffey. Last year, a three minute video on drink-driving that we produced for social media was so well received that it was broadcast during the ad break on every major TV channel on Christmas Eve and St Patrick’s Day. The full three minutes.

 

Our team has experience in every aspect of communications, including strategic communications planning, event management, media relations, media training, reputation management, issue and crisis management, government relations, stakeholder engagement, internal communications, social media and video production.

 

On our team we have a number of former journalists, political advisors, media trainers, event management experts and social media gurus and we bring this depth of experience, insight and skill to our work with every client. Our PR and Media Team is networked with media at every level and we work hard to maintain these relationships. Our Public Affairs team has trusted and established relationships with current Ministers and their Advisers, Deputies, Senators and Senior Civil servants which allows us engage with legislators and influencers on behalf of our clients.

We pride ourselves in our strategic and tactical approach to communications. We invest time in getting to know our clients and their business. We talk to their key audiences – staff, stakeholders, media, public – to find out what they need and if they’re getting it. Using that knowledge we develop cost-effective, creative and impactful campaigns to reach each audience. And then we measure the impact of our work. Success for us is not just about column inches, it’s about greater awareness, strengthened reputations, an energised workforce and, ultimately, changed behaviour. 

 

Below are just some of the services we regularly provide clients:

  • Communications Audits
  • Strategic Communications Workshops and Planning
  • Stakeholder Audits and Engagement Strategies
  • Media Training
  • Media Relations
  • Reputation Management
  • Issue and Crisis Management
  • Government Relations
  • Legislation and Debate Tracking
  • Preparation for Oireachtas and Public Accounts Committees
  • Media Analysis and Reporting
  • Mentoring
  • Social Media Strategy and Content Management
  • Event and Project Management
  • Video and Podcast Production
  • Design