Here at DHR Communications we have a broad range of clients. This week we have decided to put together a piece about our recent work with some of those clients. Our Account Manager, Sebastian, and Account Executives, David and Louise, shine this week’s spotlight on Healthy Ireland, ESB and NLI.
Sebastian, Account Manager – Healthy Ireland
Since April 2015, DHR has been working with Healthy Ireland at the Department of Health. Healthy Ireland is a whole-of-Government initiative, which aims to create an environment where everyone can enjoy both physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential.
So far, our work has involved developing key messages; a communications toolkit; and protocols for public communications. In addition, we are working with Healthy Ireland to establish its public-facing communications infrastructure; and we support Healthy Ireland and other Government Departments to publicise and promote government-sponsored health promotion initiatives.
Earlier this month, we supported Healthy Ireland with the launch of the first Healthy Ireland Survey, a new annual survey of the health and wellbeing of the population. It provides a snapshot of key indicators which influence our health, right across the population. These include lifestyle factors like smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, diet and mental wellbeing.
A number of further initiatives are currently underway and we look forward to continue helping Healthy Ireland achieve its aim of making Ireland a healthier nation.
David, Account Executive – ESB, Energy for Generations
DHR has been working with ESB since the start of 2015 to promote their Corporate Social Responsibility programme and it’s been a busy past few months. As part of the autumn 2015 round of the Energy for Generations fund, ESB has announced funding of over €270,000 will be awarded to 47 community and voluntary organisations in 13 counties across Ireland. To highlight the awarding of funding, ESB is holding a number of cheque presentation events with recipient groups in Ard Na Crusha, Limerick and Leopardstown, Dublin.
This year, ESB celebrates ten years of charity funding through the Energy for Generations Fund and ElectricAID Ireland. To mark this milestone, ESB aims to reflect on the impacts that the funding has had across their three focus areas of education, suicide prevention and homelessness by hosting a special anniversary event in December. Additionally, we are working with ESB on producing a video to highlight the charities and organisations that have benefited, and the impact the funding has had on organisations across the country.
Louise, Account Executive – The National Library of Ireland (NLI)
DHR has been working with the National Library of Ireland (NLI) since February 2014. The NLI is a national cultural institution, operating under the remit of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Its mission is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland, and to contribute to the provision of access to the larger universe of recorded knowledge.
Much of our recent work with the NLI has focused on publicising and promoting their ambitious programme of digitisation. In July, we supported the NLI with the launch of its website Parish Records at the NLI, the most significant digitisation project ever undertaken by the NLI. The website contains digitised parish registers dating from the 1740s to the 1880s, comprising mainly baptismal and marriage records, and has so far received almost five million page views.
Last month, we worked closely with the NLI on the launch of its Annual Review 2014. Highlights from the Review include a five per cent increase in visitors to the NLI in 2014 and significant growth of the NLI’s online profiles.
With 2016 fast approaching, much of our current work with the NLI is now focused on its programme of events to mark the 1916 centenary. Many exciting events are in the pipeline for the coming months, so make sure to follow the Library on Twitter and Facebook for updates.