It's been a pretty incredible couple of weeks (scratch that - months) for the world of journalism. In an increasingly polarised world where emotion trumps truth (pun intended), it's just too easy to silo yourself away in a social media bubble surrounded only by people who share your views, reading only the articles they share, … Continue reading Fake news: You are responsible for your media consumption
[convertkit form=4915559] Strategic Communications: The Science Behind the Art is a practical guide to creating integrated communications campaigns. It’s all about achieving optimum PR outcomes using the PESO model. Check it out. Today, a man who has never held public office became President of the United States of America. He has been declared bankrupt on a number … Continue reading Trump, Farage and post-truth Public Relations
Settle down. Work hard. Save up. Get a car. Buy a house. Why? Because it’s normal? Born in 1988, I’m a bona fide member of that most overanalysed and undervalued generation: the millennials. I am a member of the first generation in modern history that is likely to be poorer and less healthy and to … Continue reading A ‘millennial’ moves back to Ireland and asks, is this it?
While this site is generally focused on how organisations communicate externally, today’s post is all about in-house communication: how we talk to each other at work. Yesterday, I attended a seminar by Maria Lynch from Motivated Joyful Living, on Strategies for building a Confident and Positive Sense of Self. We may not all need to … Continue reading Confidence and assertive communication at work
The wit of Wilde As many of you may have guessed, I named this site after Oscar Wilde, one of Ireland's most famous and celebrated writers. Of course, our little island boasts many wonderful writers, and I chose Wilde over the others because of his famously quick wit and ability to get straight to the … Continue reading Famous quotes on writing from master wordsmith Oscar Wilde
I have this image in my head of what a night out in a pub or club looks like - Everyone looks very glamorous, there is a lot of laughter and flirtation, the banter is flying... (now that I think of it this image is very similar to what most alcohol advertising looks like) It's … Continue reading Sober Christmas: Why I won’t be celebrating with champagne
I walked around Dublin city and saw a girl with pink hair. For breakfast I had a fry up that involved three different kinds of pork. A couple kissed in the doorway of Stephen's Green Shopping Centre and on Molesworth Street people gathered to remember Jonathan Corrie and protest the homelessness crisis. I felt free, … Continue reading Moving home
Have you ever gone on a holiday that genuinely changed your perspective on life? Kenya did that for me. I visited in September over the Eid break, and I loved every minute of it. I landed in Nairobi, where I stayed with friends, and flew the next day to the Masai Mara. The landing strip … Continue reading A trip to Kenya and a big decision
If you're are looking for great Lebanese food and shisha at Souq Waqif, check out Al Shurfa Arabic Lounge at Al Jomrok Boutique Hotel. A combination of awesome views, a warm and welcoming ambience, great food, and top notch service have put this straight to the top of my list of favourite restaurants in Doha. … Continue reading Shish Taouk and shisha at the Souq
By MGMT, from Oracular Spectacular, on Oracular Spectacular :0 There is no bad time of day to hear this song.