Eimear has worked with Carr Communications since 2007 and is currently an Account Director in the company’s PR Division. With over ten years’ experience in issues-based PR, Eimear provides communications consultancy services to a number of high profile clients and has a particular expertise in, and passion for, issues-based communications’ strategies. Eimear works closely with Senior Management teams to develop and deliver strategic, high impact national and local communications campaigns, across traditional and social media platforms. As such, she has extensive experience in handling media, as well as devising and implementing media campaigns at national and local level. Eimear regularly directs and oversees client events, including International Conferences, seminars, lectures, photocalls and press briefings. She also regularly advises clients on managing issues and potential crises in order to minimise reputational damage.
On a day-to-day basis, Eimear directs the PR, media relations, public affairs and event management requirements of some of Carr Communications’ biggest clients, as well as contributing to the company’s training programmes. With her experience in media relations, Eimear regularly adds her insights to the Media Skills training programme provided by Carr Communications, as well as working closely with clients to prepare them for media appearances. In June 2010, Carr Communications received the ‘Best Media Relations Campaign’ award at PRCA 2010 Awards for Excellence in Public Relations for a campaign that she managed on behalf of the Mater Hospital and Capuchin Day Centre.
Eimear is a graduate of English Literature and Psychology from University College Cork, a postgraduate of Fitzwilliam Institute, and a full member of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (MPRII). She worked in communications roles in the National Safety Council and RTÉ before joining Carr Communications.
She is also on the Board of the Dublin City Volunteer Centre which helps individuals to find meaningful opportunities to volunteer and to build the capacity for not-for-profit organisations to involve volunteers in their work.
Eimear likes to use her spare time wisely, travelling far and wide to support Munster in their unsuccessful attempts to recreate the glory days of 2006 and 2008. She is an avid reader, an aspiring chef, a big supporter of independent book and coffee shops, and wholly committed in her quest to find the perfect brownie.