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Brian Healy

Name: Brian Healy

What makes you unique?

My family, when you see the way your children look at you, what else is there to say… 

Driving passion?

Skiing – the more off beat the location, the deeper the snow the better it is

Pre H+A

So far back I can hardly remember. Worked in the UK for 5 years and then came back to this industry then I set up H+A in 1999. Don't think about the past much the future is much more exciting!

Creative thought of the day?

A smile is good for your heart

 

Curious about?

Almost everything -

Favourite childhood tv theme?

Selwyn Froggitt

Top 3 dinner guests?

Aung San Suu Kyi
Nina Simone
My friend Ger

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Paul O'Flynn

Name: Paul O'Flynn

What makes you unique?

My Molecular Genealogy.

Driving passion?

Baking the perfect Lemon Cake 

Most innovative project?

Martha’s Place (a project from way back when in blighty).

Creative thought of the day?

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today . . . or is it the other way round?

Most likely to say?

Precious Little.

Curious about?

Tomorrow.

 

Favourite childhood tv theme?

Top of the Pops or Thunderbirds.

Top 3 dinner guests?

Delia Smith (to cook)

Paul McCartney (to sing a few old songs) and

Lee Evans (for a few laughs)

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Sorcha Holohan

Name: Sorcha Holohan

What makes you unique?

My husband (Brian Healy, see above) has always told me that I am the most focused person he knows, coming from him that's scary! 'Determined' might be more apt. Oh yes, and small handbags.

Driving passion?

All things visual, especially shapes, love curves and always being progressive.

Most innovative and challenging project?

Most innovative and challenging project:  It's current, my PhD.

Pre - H+A :

Fashion/Knitwear Designer,  Blarney Woollen Mills, Oscar Haug, SORCHA (own luxury brand), Teaching Design across 2nd and 3rd level practice.

Creative Thought?

First think wide and lateral, then dig deep.

Curious about ?

How people think.

 

Top 3 Dinner guests? 

Arrianna Huffington

Daniel Craig

Donald Judd

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Cathal McGrath

Name: Cathal McGrath

What makes you unique?

My fingerprint and the lessons I've learnt from my past experiences.

Creative thought of the day?

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

 

 

Most likely to say?

"I will, yeah!" - Meaning no. That's the Corkonian in me. Hard to lose the local language.

Curious about?

How the money drains from my bank account so quickly! Never cease to amaze me.

Favourite childhood tv theme?

Seasame Street or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme Song

Top 3 dinner guests?

Adele

Michael Parkinson

Alan Carr

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Gavin O'Shea

Name: Gavin O'Shea

What makes you unique?
The same thing that makes everyone unique

Driving passion?
Live gigs and finding new music. Branding/corporate identity, and a love of all print finishes - the more elaborate the better.

Creative thought of the day?
Question everything.

Most innovative project?
Probably Laya Healthcare - building the entire brand from the ground up - from naming, to logo, to brand identity and the TV, radio and online campaigns. From nothing to something real

Pre H+A
World's shortest stint as a strawberry picker, (long before the design career started)

Most likely to say?
Something sarcastic

Curious about?
Benjamin Button

Favourite childhood tv theme?
Mac Gyver

Top 3 dinner guests?
Eddie Vedder, Thierry Henry, and a silent Cheryl Cole

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Lucy Joyce

Name: Lucy Joyce

What makes you unique?

My family tree and where I sit in it 

Driving passion?

Main drive in life is my family but on a daily basis, I’m driven by learning something new

 

Pre H+A

Worked with O2 Media as the Advertising Client Services Specialist, managing a number of client accounts including Diageo, Littlewoods and PaddyPower.com

Creative thought of the day?

You can’t buy happiness but you can buy wine and it’s kinda the same thing

 

Curious about?

How it came about that the 1st person discovered white wine will remove a red wine stain

Top 3 dinner guests?

Margaret Atwood
Coco Chanel
Russell Brand

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Kieran Joyce

Name: Kieran Joyce

What makes you unique?

My endless fascination with plane crashes. Name the date of any global air disaster and I’ll fill you in on the where, why and how.

Driving passion?

Music & Sport

 

Pre H+A

Head of Web Dept at Impact Media, prior to that as a programmer in Vision Consulting & JDE

Creative thought of the day?

Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.

Most likely to say?

‘Here’s an interesting fact ..’

Favourite childhood tv theme?

MacGyver / The Littlest Hobo

Top 3 dinner guests?

The Edge, John Cleese, Michael D Higgins

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Martina Mangan

Name: Martina Mangan

What makes you unique?
I have few boundaries. I am known to say anything or ask any question. I speak my mind.

Most innovative project? 
Carbery timeline DVD. It was just beautifully executed. Recently the internal launch of the laya healthcare brand.

Driving passion?
My children's smiles...  especially those sleepy early morning ones. Sailing - there is nothing quite like the sound of the wind in the sails and the sight of dolphins playing in the wake.

Pre H+A
Account manager and graphic designer at Epic Design.

Creative thought of the day?
Rebel! Break the rules. Try it out... what's the worst thing that could happen? Start a mini revolution everyday.

Curious about?
How will today's children be tomorrow's leaders, inventors, creators and experts without Encyclopaedia Britannia?

Most likely to say?
I'll only take half a slice...
There's an app for everything!

Favourite childhood tv theme?
Take Hart with Morph the plasticine man

Top 3 dinner guests
Jamie Oliver
Banksy
Mary Portas

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Aideen McGrath

Name: Aideen McGrath

What makes you unique?

My fingerprints. Oh, and my quirky food obsessions.

Driving passion?

Daringly simple ideas. everytime.

Most innovative project?

Not sure about innovative, but winning a PRCA gong for the Queen's visit to Cork was a career first, and last i suspect...

 

Pre H+A

Proud to have worked for international award-winning agencies GolinHarris and Lexis PR in London

Creative thought of the day?

"Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous." - Bill Moyers

Most likely to say?

Can I have mayo with that...

 

Top 3 dinner guests?

My husband (for his smarts and cooking)

Frank Gehry (because I'd like to think I'd charm him into designing my house after lots of wine) and

Ivan Yates (for no good obvious reason except he's insanely funny and I miss him from radio).

If I had a fourth invitee, it wouldn't be Nelson flipping Mandela like 99.9% of the world.

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Joe Connolly

Name: Joe Connolly

What makes you unique?

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas.

Driving passion?

Galway and Castlegar Hurling

Most innovative project?

A week in Nairobi with GOAL

Pre H+A

I was innocent!

 

Curious about?

What people I meet are really like.

Top 3 dinner guests?

Michael Collins, Elvis Presley, Mary McAleese

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Lisa Dennehy

Name: Lisa Dennehy

 What makes you unique?

My DNA… I’m not small, I’m concentrated!

Driving passion?

My passion is to follow the road less travelled and marvel at the sights and sounds - to live the life we are meant to… each day.

 

Most innovative project?

Founding Upfront Model Management and Kerry Fashion Weekend

Pre H+A

PR, Event & Model Manager / Sometimes photographer

 

Curious about?

Why the cat got killed?

Favourite childhood tv theme?

Bosco, Animaniacs

Top 3 dinner guests?

Steve Jobs

Coco Chanel

Jesus

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Pat O'Hare

Name: Pat O'Hare

What makes you unique?

The ability to listen to drunken work colleagues all night and still give them a lift home. 

Driving passion?

Music.

Most innovative project?

Too many to mention.

 

Creative thought of the day?

What?

Most likely to say?

Word to your Mammy.

Curious about?

Why cars aren't fitted with lasers for elimination of Sunday drivers.

 

Favourite childhood tv theme?

The littlest Hobo.

Top 3 dinner guests?

Jamie Oliver, Heston Blumenthal and Gordon Ramsey.

I'd give them all beans on toast.

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Ciarán Curran

Name : Ciarán Curran

What makes you unique?

My head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes..

Driving passion?

Making sure every day is a school day.

Most innovative project?

Flahavan’s was an interesting client to work with; they’re a smart Irish company who use great consumer insights to develop new products. It was always a fun challenge to create communications plans to complement their vision. Who said porridge was boring…

Pre H+A

I’ve worked in various communications roles over the past 14 years including time as a freelance consultant, Account Director with Edelman and in Walsh PR as a Senior Account Manager. I also spent time working as a Marketing Specialist in financial services.

Creative thought of the day?

Don’t over complicate things – the best ideas are the simple ones brought to life in a creative way.

Most likely to say?

What’s the story? What’s the plan?

Curious about?

How mankind survived before t’internet.

Favourite childhood tv theme?

There’s a few - Greatest American Hero, A-Team or Airwolf

Top 3 dinner guests?

For the appetiser, a laugh with PJ Gallagher, then discussing music with Dave Grohl over the main course and finally, desert with Eva Mendes.

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Laura Maye

Name : Laura Maye

What makes you unique?

My life experiences, my capabilities, my relationships and the way I express myself as a result.

Driving passion?

A SAAB 9-5 convertible – Some day!

Most likely to say?

Why not try... How about trying…

Pre H+A

5 years running my own business

Creative thought of the day?

The only dumb question is the one you didn't ask

Curious about?

What the world will be like for my children and my children's children

Favourite childhood TV theme?

Get Smart

Top 3 dinner guests?

Oscar Wilde
Eileen Grey
Des Bishop

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Richie McCarthy

Name: Richie McCarthy

What makes you unique?

My terrible sense of humour, and an ability to find something positive in almost any situation.

Driving passion?

Music & Sport

 

Pre H+A

I’ve always had a passion for marketing from starting a magazine in 4th class to running a social media business. I’ve worked for Facebook, Twitter, Coca Cola, and even a major Irish bank, but don’t hold that against me!

Creative thought of the day?

If it’s outrageous it’s going to be great

Most likely to say?

Can you get that on vinyl? 

Favourite childhood tv theme?

Night Rider

Top 3 dinner guests?

Lance Armstrong, Nile Rodgers, Michael D Higgins

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Jillian Keogh

Name: Jillian Keogh

What makes you unique?

My dreams…

Driving passion?

To keep pushing myself to be the best version of me. So when I finally rest my eyes, that I can know I did my best to leave the world that little bit better.

 

 

Pre H+A

Worked the leading corporate communicate company in New Zealand Ideas Shop for four and a half years, providing communications support to a number of representative organisations across horticulture, aviation, banking and sports sectors.

Creative thought of the day?

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe

Most likely to say?

Go hard or go home!

Top 3 dinner guests?

Prince to wow us with his amazing stories, Maya Angelou to provide us with her pearls of wisdom and Robin Williams to make us laugh (and cry)

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Kelly Crichton

Name: Kelly Crichton

What makes you unique?

The weird, wild and wonderful experiences that have made up my life so far.

Driving passion?

Getting the job done, knowing its done well and rewarding myself in turn with relaxation, music and merriment in the company of family, friends and my enduring other half.

 

 

Pre H+A

A great stint in my adopted home of Edinburgh, working my way up through the ranks of local government and Scottish Government comms. I’ve also really enjoyed sojourns into RTÉ and the BBC along the road, working in live events, TV and radio.

Most innovative project

Jobs I’ve worked on for the Edinburgh Festival have always pushed the limits, it’s a hotbed for innovation and creativity (as well as fun and games obviously).

Creative thought of the day?

What you got needs to acknowledge what it’s not…

 

Most likely to say?

Turn that up. Or, who is that? In my never ending search for great music.

Favourite Childhood TV Theme?

Gummi Bears, catchiest cartoon tune of all time!

Top 3 dinner guests?

Freddie Mercury, Paul McCartney and my pal Oonagh because she always engineers a good sing-song.

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Avril Power

Name: Avril Power

What makes you unique?

It’s my often paradoxical personality that sometimes makes it hard for people to call me predictable! 

Driving passion?

Making the best out of every situation and having a bit of craic along the way. 

Creative thought of the day?

Imagination is more important than knowledge

 

 

Pre H+A

Agency Addict: started out in Banks Love in Dublin, followed by a good stint at Maclaren MRM in Toronto managing the GM Canada Corporate account, as well as Account Director for Vauxhall at MRM London.

Most innovative project

Running the General Motors Canada CRM account during a pivotal time in the company’s history throughout its restructuring.   Challenging and interesting times for the automotive industry!

 

Most likely to say?

Look what I just bought online!

Favourite Childhood TV Theme?

In West Philadelphia born and raised…

Top 3 dinner guests?

Graham Norton, Tom Hanks and th’other half.

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