Crafting a Press Release

Something I’ve noticed during my time at Fáilte Ireland is how media focused the communications team is. Having never had hands-on experience in the communications profession before now, this might be more common than I realize (or realized). It seems that proactive media communication is the largest part of the role on the comms team…

Challenges & Complications

The prompt for this blog is to dive into detail on one aspect of our SEAM experience, and honestly what stands out to me are the challenges and complications of doing qualitative research that involves casually interviewing people you encounter. It takes a degree of boldness to walk up to someone and tell them about…

Back at it again

As the summer is starting to come to an end, I’m back up in the Delmarva area finishing up my SEAM directed study on the J-1 Visa Summer Work Travel students working in hospitality in the Ocean City, Maryland area. The participants have two months of summer work under their belts and hopefully have had…

Photocall at the Dublin Horse Show

July is a quiet time (relatively) around the office, as people are taking their vacations and there are not as many major events or launches. However, August 8-12 is the Dublin Horse Show. Now in its 144th year, the Dublin Horse Show is an iconic Dublin event. I joined the communications assistant, Catherine, at this…

Working the Failte Ireland Way

Failte Ireland is the National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland. They are the agency responsible for the tourism sector. Tourism as an economic industry and contributor is important and a large part of Ireland’s economy – though it is often overlooked for other areas such as farming, science, or technology. The communications team at Failte…

First Days in Dublin

I arrived in Dublin at the lovely hour of 4:30 am after 10 hours of traveling (honestly longer, but we won’t get into that here). What is one to do at 4:30 am in Dublin when they can’t check-in to their accommodations until much later in the afternoon? After a much-needed nap in a comfy…