Merger of O’Herlihy Communications and Insight Consultants Announced

Insight Consultants and O'Herlihy Communications (OHC) are delighted to announce their intention to merge their two companies, both of whom are amongst the leading and award winning communications consultancies in Ireland. The merged company will offer clients a wider suite of services and a stronger team of experienced consultants. The merger will also lead to economies of scale for both companies...

OHC is one of Ireland’s longest established public relations consultancies and has been in business for 42 years while Insight Consultants has been in business for just over nine years. The newly merged business will be a full service communications consultancy.

The new company will offer both existing and new clients a fuller range of services from public affairs and corporate communications to sports and consumer communications to a full range of social media expertise across all communications.

Both O’Herlihy Communications and Insight Consultants have won numerous Awards for Excellence in Communications. OHC has won 16 PRCA Awards and Commendations and Insight Consultants has 13 PRCA Awards and Commendations for the quality of their work over the years.

The newly merged business will have a total complement of 20 employees and will be based at Beacon Court, Sandyford. Bill O’Herlihy will assume the role of senior director while Michael Parker will act as managing director. The two companies will be working through the detailed operational plan over the next two months.

"This is a most exciting development for us”, said Bill O’Herlihy, Chief Executive of OHC, “It strengthens and broadens the business services we can give our clients. We believe this merger will be hugely beneficial to both companies going forward”.

Michael Parker, managing director of Insight Consultants said: "We are delighted to be joining up with the talented team from O’Herlihy Communications. O’Herlihy Communications is one of the longest established communications companies in Ireland and has a strong reputation built up by Bill O'Herlihy since 1973. We will work hard to demonstrate the benefits of this merger to our combined client base”.

Insight Consultants, has, since its establishment in January 2006, established an outstanding reputation in public affairs, corporate, healthcare, consumer, and strategic communications planning as well as media and presentation training.

“We are not resting on our laurels, however. This is not about simply merging two existing businesses to reduce costs and achieve synergies. We are also expanding our combined team to better service our clients in the area of social media with a new, dedicated team. There is very little overlap of clients and we are looking forward to providing an even better service to our clients than before.”

Article Published: 02/04/2015