NUI Galway’s Communications Team Win International PR Award for Royal Visit

Members of the NUI Galway Marketing & Communications Team who were announced as winners of the ‘In-house Small Communications Team of the Year’ in the Ragan & PR Daily’s ACE Awards. Pictured l-r: Neasa O’Shea, Michelle Ní Chróinín and Sheila Gorham.
Jun 11 2018 Posted: 11:00 IST

NUI Galway’s Marketing and Communications Office has been awarded the ‘Small Communications Team’ award at the recent US based Ragan and PR Daily’s Ace Awards. The award was in the In-house Team Division and it was presented for the success of the media campaign for the visit of the Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in 2015.

The Ragan and PR Daily's Ace Awards Ace Awards honour individuals, in-house teams and agencies in communications and marketing, and celebrates the greatest campaigns, initiatives and one-offs in the global communication, PR, marketing and media industries. The in-house team of Michelle Ní Chróinín, Press and Information Officer, Ruth Hynes, Sheila Gorham, Neasa O’Shea and Zara Sheerin were recognised alongside Microsoft News Center, Cisco Systems, The Narrative Group, Los Angeles/Chicago/New York City, and Juniper Networks at the awards.

The PR campaign around the visit of Prince Charles and Lady Camilla was recognised as a successful national and international media campaign organised by the Marketing and Communications Team at NUI Galway. The University hosted a designated media centre, catering for some 120 credentialed journalists, and the visit produced 27,000 column inches of print, 329 minutes of airtime and 23,000 visits to the website.

NUI Galway’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Lorna Farren, said: “Our University prides itself on making an impact locally and globally, primarily through our teaching and research but also through our events and outreach activities. The role of the University’s Marketing and Communications team is to share this work with the world and it’s great to see the impact of that work recognised internationally.”  

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