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Killaloe PR firm acquired by Teneo

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*Eugene Hogan. Photograph: Arthur Ellis

A Killaloe based public relations firm has been acquired by global management consulting company, Teneo.

Former Tipperary Star and Irish Independent journalist, Eugene Hogan founded Bridge PR in 2011. Shannon Group which includes Shannon Airport, Shannondoc, Clare FM, Doolin2Aran Ferries, Shannon College of Hotel Management, Clean Ireland Recycling, Tipperary County Council, Limerick Chamber and Limerick City and County Council are among some of the Killaloe firm’s clients.

Hogan was confident that by joining Teneo, Bridge PR would be able “to scale our operations and deepen resources for the growing portfolio of clients we have developed. To have a global leader acquire our business is a very positive validation of what we do, of our client base, and indeed, our team”.

“We look forward to bringing this additional expertise and resource to bear for our clients, jointly growing our operations and delivering on this vote of confidence in our business here by Teneo,” the O’Briensbridge resident added.

Chairman and CEO of Teneo, Declan Kelly said they were “delighted” to welcome Mr Hogan his team as part of their expanded service. “Ireland continues to be an important market for many of the world’s leading companies,’ the Tipperary native added. Teneo operates consultancies employing 800 people in Dublin, London, Brussels, and in other parts of the world. Kelly is a long time friend of Hogan, Bridge PR will continue to trade under its current name.

“This acquisition gives us additional reach and a strong profile in the Mid-West and I firmly believe Eugene and his team will bring significant added value to Teneo and our clients,” CEO of Teneo Ireland, Mick O’Keeffe stated. “We have grown substantially over the last few years and this move will enhance our strategic communications, leadership advisory and content creation capabilities”.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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