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Up Close and Personal Promotions have worked closely with Blue Monkey PR on many projects in the past and would highly recommend them to provide PR for your campaign.

OVERVIEW

Blue Monkey PR provides public relations/communications, marketing and consultancy services to Institutions, businesses and individuals within the music, arts & education sector, as well as corporate industry.
With a broad knowledge of working within the media, Blue Monkey gives you the inside track to better media coverage. We know the industry from all perspectives; our team has experience in broadcasting, journalism, promotion, publishing and performing, as well as PR, offering you an understanding of the Irish media industry today.
We offer PR and consultancy services both locally and nationally on an ongoing or once-off basis. We only take on a small number of projects at any given time so that we can work closely with you. This attention to detail means that no Blue Monkey campaign is ever the same. We firmly believe that getting your message across should not require a huge budget and offer a tailored service that suits your specific needs.
In addition, Blue Monkey also provide services in social media management, media monitoring and handling production of marketing and branding material as required.
BACKGROUND

Since establishing the company in 2010, we have been involved in a number of projects and campaigns of varying sizes, from local to national. We have worked with several high profile Cork institutes such as UCC, Cork’s VEC, Cork Opera House, Ballymaloe and Murphy’s.
We manage the publicity for large scale events including Cork Live At The Marquee (for Aiken Promotions), Indiependence Music & Arts Festival, Bulmers Live At Leopardstown and work closely with Dublin-based events management company, Real Nation.
Blue Monkey also works on a daily basis within the Irish Music Industry with several performing artists including the Frank & Walters and also music publishing bodies such as IASCA.
WHO WE ARE

MICHAEL CARR
Michael has been working in journalism and broadcasting since 2001. He has been a contributor to a wide variety of publications including the Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Sunday Tribune, Sunday World, Hot Press, Irish Independent and Evening Echo, as well as most of the country’s tabloids.
He was formerly deputy editor at Inside Cork newspaper, before becoming editor of the Cork Independent, a position he held for three years. During this time he helped with the launch of the Limerick Independent, editing the paper and forming the editorial team during its initial stages.

A music lover, he has over the years been in and managed bands, run a recording studio and promoted events and gigs around the country. Michael is also well known to radio listeners in Cork through his weekly Irish new music show The Green Room which he has presented since 2003 on Cork’s 96FM, where he also produces and presents the daily entertainment news bulletin, Access All Areas. He has also been a contributor on TV3, Radio 1, Newstalk and London’s XFM.

LINDA PLOVER
Linda began her career in the media industry in 1991 working in radio production for a number of years before moving into the role of management assistant for services at BBC Pebble Mill in Birmingham.

A lover of music and a musician herself, she eventually moved to Ireland and gained an honours degree in music from University College Cork in 2008.

Prior to Blue Monkey, Linda has been an artist manager and promoted gigs around the Country. She has been a contributor to Hot Press magazine, The Irish Daily Star and written music reviews for the Evening Echo and various online publications.

Linda has also been involved with the Green Room on Cork’s 96FM, which has also seen her interviewing a number of high profile musicians and hosting the show as stand-in presenter.

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JOHNNY MARR – LEOPARDSTOWN ’14

CLIENTS

Aiken Promotions
Ballymaloe House
Cork French Film Festival
Cork Opera House
FIFA Records
IASCA
Indiependence Music & Arts Festival
Irish Aid
Le Crunch
Leopardstown Race Course
Murphy’s
Music Generation Cork City
Real Nation
Tom Keating Promotions
University College Cork

ARTISTS/BANDS:

Altered Hours
Dead School
Jon Gomm
Lords of Strut
Niall Connolly
Olly Cole
Saint Yorda
Slow Motion Heroes
The Frank & Walters
The Vincent(s)
The Would Be’s
Wasps vs Humans
Windings

Blue Monkey PR is an Irish PR company with offices in Cork & Dublin. Follow us on Twitter @bluemonkeypr
michael@bluemonkeypr.com linda@bluemonkeypr.com
t. +353 (0)21 457 0357

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