Saturday, 9 November 2013

Board Announce Management Team and PR Appointments for Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

The Board of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) has today (06.11.13) announced the appointment of a new Marketing Manager and PR consultancy. 

Colm Ó Riagáin joins the Festival as Marketing Manager.  He has over 10 years’ experience working in brand communications, PR and digital for FMCG brands. He has previously worked with Wilson Hartnell, Zamano, Slattery Communications, O’Leary PR, HMV Ireland, The O’Brien Press and Warner Music.  Colm holds a Diploma in Public Relations from the Public Relations Institute of Ireland. 

Meanwhile, DHR Communications has been selected to provide PR services for JDIFF 2014.  The Dublin-based firm specialises in providing integrated PR supports to clients, encompassing media relations, public affairs, consultation and project management.  Current clients include the Digital Hub Development Agency, Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, and the National College of Art and Design.   

Commenting on the appointments, Gaby Smyth, Chairman of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, said:

“I am delighted that Colm has joined the Festival’s senior management team as
Marketing Manager. His wealth of experience in brand development and communications will play a significant role in implementing a visionary marketing strategy for the Festival, which will broaden its national and international reach.  We are also looking forward to working with DHR Communications to further raise the profile of the Festival over the coming months.”

Colm Ó Riagáin, Marketing Manager for JDIFF, further added:

“I have been a long-time fan of the Festival.  I have admired the way the Board and management have grown it on a national and international scale, with the respect and admiration that has been fostered from the public and the industry.  I now relish the opportunity to help shape the next chapter.”

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival comprises over 130 films in 11 days in February annually in cinemas and other venues in Dublin.  The Festival collaborates on film projects with partners, distributors and venues.  2014’s festival will take place between 13th and 23rd February.

The Festival’s funders and sponsors include: Jameson, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board, Toyota, Cineworld, The Merrion Hotel, The Irish Times, RTÉ, Windmill Lane, Wells Cargo,, Film Base and The Church.

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