Meet the team of travel public relations experts at TravelMedia.ie which consists of Michael Collins, Niamh Waters, Charlie Mc Nally, Sinead Farrelly Pendred, Bronagh Mc Namara, Sue Palmer and Leslie Graham.

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 DirectorTravel public realtions expert - Michael Collins

Michael has worked in the travel and media industries for 17 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.

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

Michael is a leading travel public relations expert and sits on the International Advisory Committee for the French Tourist Board in Paris.

He is Business Director Europe for TBEX, the world’s largest community and conference of travel bloggers.

 

Niamh Waters, Senior Account ExecutiveTravel public relations expert Niamh Waters

Niamh Waters has been with TravelMedia.ie for seven years and is a Senior Account Manager.

Before joining TravelMedia.ie she was Head of PR and Marketing at the flagship department store Clerys in the centre of Dublin and prior to that a Communications Executive at Tallaght Hospital.

Niamh has a Diploma in Public Relations and a Higher National Diploma in Journalism and Media from Rathmines College of Further Education.

When it comes to Facebook advertising and social media Niamh has an endless thirst for knowledge.

In 2015 she travelled half way around the world to attend SMMW15 (Social Media Marketing World) in San Diego – the biggest and best social media marketing conference in the world. Niamh is a regular speaker at Irish conferences such as Travel Centres, Worldchoice and ITAA, on the topic of social media.

Niamh is a founding member of the Association of Women Travel Executives Ireland (AWTE). Niamh also site on the committee of the AWTE Ireland where she looks after all things social, digital and communications.

Niamh’s skillsets include;

  • Facebook marketing and advanced Facebook advertising
  • Copywriting
  • Content marketing
  • Event management
  • SEO
  • Social media management and marketing
  • Blog writing, SEO and distribution
  • Ebooks

Charlie McNally, Trade Account Manager

Charlie McNally joined TravelMedia.ie in October 2018 and is a Trade Account Manager.

Charlie joins the TTR team having held previous roles in Flight Centre, as Business Development Manager and, most recently, in The Travel Corporation as Sales Manager.

Charlie holds a degree in Business and Law from DBS. In his new role as Trade Account Manager with TTR, Charlie will be responsible for trade representation, key account management, agency relations and road shows, trade events and FAM trip management.

Outside of work Charlie enjoys amateur gemology and is an avid gym goer.

Charlie’s skillsets include;

  • Event management
  • Media relations
  • Trade relations

Sinead Farrelly Pendred, Account Manager sfp

Sinead has been with TravelMedia.ie for over two years and is an Account Manager.

She has a Bachelor Honours Degree in Communications from Dublin City University and has also studied television production and presentation.

Sinead is enthusiastic about learning new digital skills and techniques. In 2017 Sinead became a founding member of the Association of Women Travel Executives Ireland and attends all seminars, workshops and networking events that AWTE Ireland host.

Sinead is passionate about travel and loves to write blogs about her favourite destinations.

Sinead’s skillsets include;

  • Copywriting
  • Event management
  • Media relations
  • Facebook marketing
  • Content marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • Blog writing, SEO and distribution
  • YouTube video optimisation and SEO

 

Bronagh Mc Namara, Digital Account Manager

Bronagh Mc Namara joined TravelMedia.ie in October 2018 and is a Digital Account Manager.    

Before joining TravelMedia.ie she was Head of Marketing at a Travel Technology start-up and prior to that she  she ran all social media and digital marketing for SHGI (American Holidays, Travelmood, Crystal Ski and Crystal Al Fresco).

Bronagh’s skillsets include;

  • Facebook marketing and advanced Facebook advertising
  • Content marketing
  • Event management
  • SEO
  • Social media management and marketing
  • Blog writing, SEO and distribution

Sue Palmer

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

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Leslie Graham

TravelMedia.ie Leslie Graham HeadshotLeslie 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.

Video has been the social media buzz word of 2015 with native video taking off on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. YouTube is still the second biggest search engine in the world, after Google, and who owns YouTube? Yes, Google.

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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