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Appointments and Young Lions Win at Edelman Ireland

Posted By Edelman, Tuesday 11 April 2017


Grace Milton, Emma Williams, Jennifer Hyland, David Callaghan and Aoife Van Wolvelaere


MII corporate partners Edelman Ireland are delighted to announce a number of appointments and the success of their consultants Emma Williams and Jennifer Hyland in winning the Ireland Young Lions PR Competition.

Emma and Jennifer will now represent Ireland in the PR competition at the Young Cannes Lions in Cannes in June. The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is a global meeting place for those passionate about creativity in communications and is attended by over 15,000 people from 105 nations.


Edelman has also made the following appointments.

Niamh Garvey joins as Director and Head of Healthcare. Niamh was most recently Managing Director of MSL Group’s healthcare practice in London. At MSL, Niamh led a portfolio of global and EMEA clients including P&G and Teva. Edelman’s pharmaceutical clients include Pfizer, Roche and AbbVie.

Grace Milton has been promoted to Associate Director corporate and public affairs and joins the management team of the business. Grace joined Edelman in 2011, having spent four years as a  Ministerial press adviser at the then Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

Emma Williams has been promoted to Associate Director brand and also joins the management team. Emma leads a number of Edelman’s key brand accounts including Coca-Cola, SSE Airtricity and National Lottery.

Jennifer Hyland is promoted to Account Director digital in recognition of the strong growth of our digital business. Jennifer is a digital content specialist advising a wide range of clients, including the Mars Ireland portfolio.

David Callaghan is promoted to Account Director corporate and leads a portfolio of blue-chip local and international corporate accounts. David specialises in crisis and issues management and is also a central member of Edelman’s business development team.

Aoife Van Wolvelaere has been promoted to Senior Account Manager corporate.  She is part of the team that was awarded best Corporate Campaign at the 2016 PRCA Awards for Edelman’s work on Ryanair's Always Getting Better programme.


Commenting Joe Carmody, Managing Director Edelman Ireland, said: ‘Revenue at Edelman has increased 50% over the past two years and we are delighted to recognise the instrumental role that Jennifer, David, Grace, Emma and Aoife have played in the growth of the business. The selection of Emma and Jennifer to represent Ireland at the Cannes Lions Festival reflects the creativity which is delivering momentum across all areas of our business. This includes notable recent wins for our brand, digital and healthcare teams. We look forward to partnering with our new clients and delivering creative work and innovate communications support that meets their business needs.’



Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organisations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. We have deep expertise in consumer trends, research, analytics and insights, corporate reputation, health, technology, crisis, energy, and government affairs. Please visit for further information.

Edelman Ireland are corporate partners of the Marketing Institute. Learn more about corporate partnership here.

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Tara Holland appointed Membership Development Manager at Marketing Institute of Ireland

Posted By The Marketing Institute, Friday 7 April 2017

Tara Holland

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tara Holland to the newly created role of Membership Development Manager, reporting directly to our chief executive Tom Trainor.


Speaking at the announcement of the appointment, Tom Trainor, Chief Executive of The Marketing Institute said, “Membership is at the core of our strategy and the driver of our activity. Tara brings significant membership marketing expertise to the Institute, and her appointment boosts our capability in this key area, positioning us for intense focus on membership in 2017.”


Tara Holland worked as Brand Marketing Manager with Westpac Banking Corp. in Sydney Australia for four years, developing a brand design vocabulary, architecture, and customer-centric philosophy for this major financial services player. She then worked with EBS in Dublin for ten years where as Senior Marketing Manager she led the Member Experience effort across all online and offline touch points, and managed a budget in excess of €2 million. Heading up Member Engagement at EBS, Tara led a strategic programme to devise and implement a series of initiatives to listen and interact with members to increase retention and value. Tara played a key role in determining the integrated marketing strategy through the merger period with AIB, increasing satisfaction and NPS scores. Tara completed the Marketing Institute's MSc in Digital Marketing & Analytics at DIT in 2015, earning a first class honours award. 


We all wish Tara the best of luck in the role!

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