About Presence Communications

Presence is an innovative Public Relations Consultancy offering a wide range of services to a diverse client portfolio, both consumer and corporate. Founded in 2003 by Joanne Byrne and Sinéad Ryan, the agency manages PR campaigns from small independent companies to global brands.

Strategic Planning

At Presence PR we work closely with our clients to ensure that we share and envision a desired future for our client. We strive to translate this vision into broadly defined goals, objectives and a sequence of steps to achieve them.

Media Relations

A second to none working relationship with the media is at the centre of our business. Linkages with media personalities and organisations facilitate our company and clients in getting timely, favourable and widespread editorial coverage.

Media Evaluation

Effective communication for business is essential in a world of increasing managerial accountability, new media development and stakeholder demand. We know at Presence PR that the challenge is to demonstrate effectiveness and to better inform our clients by using excellent measurement standards to monitor media coverage and profiles. .

Event Management

Our organisation will overlook and implement every aspect of our client’s events as needed. We coordinate every element from the outset, from the creating of a vision to the minute details on the night of the event. Presence PR prides itself on maintaining excellent press relations and never fails to generate extensive press coverage surrounding client events.

Crisis Management

The reputation of our clients is of utmost importance. We put in place procedures in handling, containment and resolution of an emergency in planned and coordinated steps.

Sponsorship

At Presence PR we recognise that sponsorship is a vital tool to help build goodwill and establish rapport for a company. It places them in a powerful and distinctive position. The client immediately benefits by promotion of its business and services and gains trust by association with a reputable brand name.

We are territorial about our clients and believe very strongly in building a good working relationship with them in order to fully understand their requirements.

—Sinead Ryan

Our Team

We believe in a diverse range of personel to bring creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to the table.

Joanne Byrne

Joanne Byrne

Director

Joanne Byrne is a Director of Presence PR along with Sinead Ryan and has been working in Public Relations for over 15 years.

Since Presence PR was formed by Joanne and Sinead in 2003, Joanne has worked on a wide range of clients from FMCG to celebrity. Joanne also manages the careers of those who are signed up to Presence People.

Sinéad Ryan

Sinéad Ryan

Director

Sinéad Ryan has worked in Public Relations for over 25 years, both in-house and in consultancies. Since establishing Presence PR Sinéad has worked on a wide portfolio of clients and projects both corporate and consumer.

Sinéad has a particular interest and expertise in crisis management, social media and hospitality.

Aislinn O'Toole

Aislinn O'Toole

Account Director

Aislinn’s areas of expertise include strategic communications publicity, consumer and public relations with a strong focus on social media and client relations.

Having initially worked as an intern in the company, Aislinn joined Presence PR full time in 2008 and after a two year stint working in PR in Australia, returned to the company in 2013. She has worked for clients across a broad range of sectors including Retail, Entertainment, FMCG, Fashion, Consumer, Hospitality & Health.

Aislinn has a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations & Event Management from the Fitzwilliam Institute and an Honours BA in Business Studies & Arts Management from the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire.

Ian Collins

Ian Collins

Account Director

Ian is an experienced public relations and client service professional with over eight years of proven expertise in developing and executing strategic communication strategies. Ian is passionate about building strong relationships and delivering impactful results for clients across diverse sectors including hospitality, tourism, FMCG, retail, tech, entertainment, and health.

Ian has successfully created, managed, and evaluated communication campaigns for both international and Irish brands within the Irish market, along with working within the public relations and communications sector in Australia, leveraging his deep understanding of industry dynamics and market trends.

Julian Nolan

Julian Nolan

Account Manager

Julian Nolan is an account manager at Presence PR, handling a variety of accounts.

Julian’s interest in the PR started at a young age while volunteering for his local dramatic society as their PRO. Julian went on to The Fitzwilliam Institute where he gained a diploma in PR. After an internship with a UK based talent agency, Julian himself became a talent agent representing some of the entertainment industry’s most loved broadcasters, singers and actors, before joining Presence PR.

Lora Doyle

Lora Doyle

Account Manager

Lora’s areas of expertise include consumer and public relations with a strong focus on social media, lifestyle and beauty.

After graduating from Dublin City University with an Honours BA in Journalism, Lora worked as a social media and journalism intern for an entertainment magazine before working in-house as a press & marketing executive for a luxury department store in Dublin.

Since joining Presence PR in 2022 she has worked for clients across a broad range of sectors including Retail, Entertainment, FMCG, Fashion, Beauty and Consumer.

Joanne Byrne

Joanne Byrne

Director

Joanne Byrne is a Director of Presence PR along with Sinead Ryan and has been working in Public Relations for over 15 years.

Since Presence PR was formed by Joanne and Sinead in 2003, Joanne has worked on a wide range of clients from FMCG to celebrity. Joanne also manages the careers of those who are signed up to Presence People.

Sinéad Ryan

Sinéad Ryan

Director

Sinéad Ryan has worked in Public Relations for over 25 years, both in-house and in consultancies. Since establishing Presence PR Sinéad has worked on a wide portfolio of clients and projects both corporate and consumer.

Sinéad has a particular interest and expertise in crisis management, social media and hospitality.

Aislinn O'Toole

Aislinn O'Toole

Account Director

Aislinn’s areas of expertise include strategic communications publicity, consumer and public relations with a strong focus on social media and client relations.

Having initially worked as an intern in the company, Aislinn joined Presence PR full time in 2008 and after a two year stint working in PR in Australia, returned to the company in 2013. She has worked for clients across a broad range of sectors including Retail, Entertainment, FMCG, Fashion, Consumer, Hospitality & Health.

Aislinn has a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations & Event Management from the Fitzwilliam Institute and an Honours BA in Business Studies & Arts Management from the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire.

Ian Collins

Ian Collins

Account Director

Ian is an experienced public relations and client service professional with over eight years of proven expertise in developing and executing strategic communication strategies. Ian is passionate about building strong relationships and delivering impactful results for clients across diverse sectors including hospitality, tourism, FMCG, retail, tech, entertainment, and health.

Ian has successfully created, managed, and evaluated communication campaigns for both international and Irish brands within the Irish market, along with working within the public relations and communications sector in Australia, leveraging his deep understanding of industry dynamics and market trends.

Julian Nolan

Julian Nolan

Account Manager

Julian Nolan is an account manager at Presence PR, handling a variety of accounts.

Julian’s interest in the PR started at a young age while volunteering for his local dramatic society as their PRO. Julian went on to The Fitzwilliam Institute where he gained a diploma in PR. After an internship with a UK based talent agency, Julian himself became a talent agent representing some of the entertainment industry’s most loved broadcasters, singers and actors, before joining Presence PR.

Lora Doyle

Lora Doyle

Account Manager

Lora’s areas of expertise include consumer and public relations with a strong focus on social media, lifestyle and beauty.

After graduating from Dublin City University with an Honours BA in Journalism, Lora worked as a social media and journalism intern for an entertainment magazine before working in-house as a press & marketing executive for a luxury department store in Dublin.

Since joining Presence PR in 2022 she has worked for clients across a broad range of sectors including Retail, Entertainment, FMCG, Fashion, Beauty and Consumer.

Our Clients

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below.

Asador
Lennan’s Yard
Shanice Griffin
Fionnuala Moran
Emma Doran
NYX Hotel Dublin
John Hanly
The Laser Club
Boombae
Cosentino
Flye Fit
Eleven
Okky
Lucky Tortoise
Nannetti’s
Cirillo’s
Polly and Andy
Biggest Disco
Amara
Husqvarna
Dr. Bronners
Seabody
Wildlands
Donegal Catch
Green Isle
New Dimensions Active
Decathlon
Andrea Gilligan
Curry’s
Emma Power
Jake Carter
Jenny Greene
Square Tallaght
Cosentino
Klorane
Dillinger’s
Amy Austin
The Butcher Grill
777
BlackWater Distillery
Teeling
Derval O’Rourke
The Helix
Avene
Paul Byrom
Orla Walsh
Jervis
Mario Rosenstock
Aidan O’Mahony
Alison Curtis
Gino’s Gelato
The Bridge
Matt The Thresher
Morrison Hotel
ODEON
Emerald Park
The Natural Bakery
Nadia Forde
Sean Munsanje
Niall Breslin
Sile Seoige
Lucy Kennedy
Mairead Ronan
Lindt
Laura Woods
Nicky Byrne

Get Connected

Let's work together! Get in touch, we are waiting for you!

Contact

Presence Communications
7 Lower Baggot Street,
Dublin 2

T: + 353 1 676 1062
F: + 353 1 676 1016
E: info@presence.ie

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  • “Presence has run our IRUPA Rugby Players Awards since the inaugural event in 2003. They have been a vital component in the event being the success it is. To manage 680 people the way they do is a testament to their professionalism.

    Chief Executive of IRUPA
  • Having worked with Presence Communications on a range of projects, we have found the team have a vibrancy and energy which is infectious. Their understanding of who we are and what we want to achieve is key to the success of the campaigns we work on together.

    Denise Fitzgerald – CEO of Children's Fund for Health at Temple Street Children's University Hospital
  • I have been working with Presence Communications for the last 8 years and I look forward to many more. From the small promotion to the big event they have been a consistent creative force and an enthusiastic collaborator every time. Having Joanne and her team involved in any project gives me the peace of mind that the details are going to be right, that everything will be covered. Because the truth is that Presence don’t strive to just deliver on the requirements of a project, they over deliver.

    Kerry O’ Sullivan - Senior Brand Manager – Danone Waters
  • “Presence has run our IRUPA Rugby Players Awards since the inaugural event in 2003. They have been a vital component in the event being the success it is. To manage 680 people the way they do is a testament to their professionalism.

    Chief Executive of IRUPA
  • Having worked with Presence Communications on a range of projects, we have found the team have a vibrancy and energy which is infectious. Their understanding of who we are and what we want to achieve is key to the success of the campaigns we work on together.

    Denise Fitzgerald – CEO of Children's Fund for Health at Temple Street Children's University Hospital
  • I have been working with Presence Communications for the last 8 years and I look forward to many more. From the small promotion to the big event they have been a consistent creative force and an enthusiastic collaborator every time. Having Joanne and her team involved in any project gives me the peace of mind that the details are going to be right, that everything will be covered. Because the truth is that Presence don’t strive to just deliver on the requirements of a project, they over deliver.

    Kerry O’ Sullivan - Senior Brand Manager – Danone Waters