DUBLIN: The Irish Department of Public Enterprise has hired Drury Communications to handle PR for the expected privatization later this year of national airline Aer Lingus.
DUBLIN: The Irish Department of Public Enterprise has hired Drury
Communications to handle PR for the expected privatization later this
year of national airline Aer Lingus.
The account win, worth more than dollars 375,000 in fees, came after a
six-way pitch in Dublin last month reportedly including
Fleishman-Hillard Saunders, Slattery PR, Wilson Hartnell, Gibney PR and
Gallagher and Kelly.
The Drury team, which has been charged with providing financial
communications, institutional IR and retail marketing services, will be
headed by managing director Billy Murphy and director of project
management Tim Collins.
The pair will report to the Department of Public Enterprise’s principal
officer Kevin Doyle and PR manager Richard Moore. Drury client director
Padraic McKeon will handle media relations.
Drury ran the PR for last July’s sell-off of Telecom Eireann, the
state-run telecom concern, with Citigate Dewe Rogerson. Among the firms
that pitched for the IR assignment of raising interest in the Aer Lingus
stock floatation were CDR, Financial Dynamics and Gavin Anderson. The
public floatation, overseen jointly by the public enterprise department
and the Department of Finance, is expected to raise more than dollars 6