On a weekly and monthly retainer basis TravelMedia.ie employs a photographer, two travel bloggers, two graphic designers and a programmer.

Michael Collins, Founder and Managing Director

Michael has worked in the travel and media for over 20 years. During this time he has worked as a travel journalist, editor and publisher with Backpacker, Abroad and Irish Business Traveller magazines.

He has also worked in television and radio as a presenter and travel expert. He still writes for national print titles as well as presenting a travel podcast and YouTube series.

In 2006 Michael founded TravelMedia.ie (TM), a specialist travel digital PR and content agency. TM work with Irish and international airlines, tourist boards, hotels, travel tech start-ups, publishers, airports and tour operators, assisting them with all things PR, digital marketing, including SEO, SEM, UX, content marketing, PPC, paid social, video production, social media management, blogging and media buying.

Michael is a regular speaker at international travel conferences including ITB, Worldchoice, Travel Centres and TBEX.

Jenn O’Neill, Senior Account Manager Jenn

Jenn O’Neill joined TravelMedia.ie in 2023 and is a Senior Account Manager.

Jenn is a skilled public relations professional with a background in lifestyle and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). After completing her postgraduate diploma in Public Relations and Event Management at The Fitzwilliam Institute, Jenn worked as a client manager at a global communications agency.

Jenn has extensive experience in developing and implementing successful PR campaigns and a thorough understanding of consumer trends. Jenn has a passion for travel and a keen interest in influencer marketing and social media.

Jenn’s skill set includes:

  • Media Relations
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Creative Strategy
  • Copywriting
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media Management

Raluca Andronic, Digital Account Manager

Raluca Andronic joined TravelMedia.ie in 2021 and is our Digital Account Manager.Raluca Andronic

Previous to joining TravelMedia.ie, Raluca completed a Masters in Digital Marketing in Dublin City University, and an undergraduate degree in Multimedia.

Raluca is passionate about social media management and content creation.

Raluca’s skill set includes:

  • Public Relations – Press release writing and media relations
  • Copywriting
  • Content marketing
  • Social media management
  • Social media marketing
  • Blog writing and SEO optimisation
  • Campaign and event management

Paula de Zavala, Junior Account Executive

Paula de Zavala joined TravelMedia.ie in 2022 and is a Junior Account Executive.

Before joining TravelMedia.ie, Paula has previously worked in content marketing. Paula completed her undergraduate degree in Philosophy at Comillas University in 2021, Spain.

Paula has a keen interest in event management, social media and PR.
Paula’s skill set includes:

  • Public Relations – media relations
  • Content marketing
  • Content creation

Colm McDonnell, Junior Account Executive

Colm McDonnell has been with TravelMedia.ie since October 2022. He currently works for the company as Junior Account Executive.

Colm has a BA in Communications Studies and an MSc in Emerging Media, both from Dublin City University. A Waterford native, he has been living in Dublin since 2017. Before joining TravelMedia.ie, Colm worked for a year as a blogger for a third-level institution in Dublin City. He also does work with League of Ireland Premier Division Club, Bohemian FC, where he served as lead commentator for the club.

Colm is passionate about writing and experiencing new countries and new cultures.

Colm’s skill set includes:

  • Interview skills
  • Public relations
  • Storytelling
  • Blog writing
  • Networking
  • Media relations
  • Content creation including video and audio

Annette McCann, Travel Trade Account Manager

Annette McCann joined Travel Trade Representation (TTR), TravelMedia.ie’s sister company, in 2022 and is a Travel Trade Account Manager. Annette is well versed in the travel industry having previously worked as a Travel Counsellor for the past five years and various other travel agencies.

Annette is passionate about all things travel and has travelled extensively for both work and leisure. In her role in TTR, Annette offers representation services to international clients servicing the Irish travel and tourism market.

Annette’s skill set includes –

  • Travel Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Media Management
  • Presentation & research
  • Sales

Pragati Singh Parihar, Personal Assistant

Pragati Singh Parihar joined TravelMedia.ie in November 2022. She currently works for the company as PA to the company’s Managing Director Michael Collins.

Pragati completed her BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from India, and she holds a Master’s in International Relations from University College Dublin. Before starting her further studies in Ireland, she worked in different PR agencies in India as a PR Executive for over two years. From sports and lifestyle to education and technology, she has worked with clients from various sectors.

She loves to write and is passionate about traveling.

Pragati’s skill set includes:

  • Article writing
  • Blog writing
  • Networking
  • Press release writing
  • Research
  • Organizational skills

Sue Palmer,  SEO Expert

Sue is our in-house SEO pro. Sue is a full time SEO, Google AdWords Qualified and copywriting expert.

Not a blog gets written or published at TravelMedia.ie without Sue first doing the keyword and key phrase research, and checking the blog SEO setup. In fact, before we start blogging for a client Sue will always insist on a full technical SEO and on-page optimisation audit of the client site.

As well as blog SEO Sue has assisted clients with the SEO for new website builds and site re-launches, as well as AdWords management and copywriting.

SEO is integral to everything we do online today.

Sue’s skillsets include;

  • SEO
  • Keyword research
  • Adwords
  • Copywriting
  • Content marketing
  • Website new builds and re-launches
  • Blog management

Leslie Graham, Videographer

Leslie is a professional television producer, director and cameraman. Before dedicating himself full time to travel, Leslie worked for RTE, BBC News and has had programmes broadcast on Sky, CNBC, TV3, RTE and Setanta.

Here at TravelMedia.ie we film every event we organise. Nothing better explains or helps a client understand an event or opportunity like video. If a picture tells a thousand words then video is an abridged book.

Video is now an integral part of all our client PR and social media strategies.

Leslie’s work can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

Leslie’s skillsets include;

  • Video production, direction and editing.
  • Video graphics
  • YouTube SEO
  • Video distribution
  • Native video
  • Social media video distribution

Find out more

Now that you have learned a little more about our team of travel public relations experts, you might want to find out how we can help your business? Contact us today to arrange a meeting to discuss our travel PR services.

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