Track Record

Progress Communications operates in a commercial environment which demands excellent budgetary control, highly efficient organising skills and a high level of standards and ethics.

Following is an example of feedback from clients, which remains the best testimony to the effectiveness of the agency’s services:

Paschal Hennessy, Marketing & Technical Co-ordinator, Bayer CropScience – June 2012:
“We have recently used the services of Progress Communications to organise an event for our customer principals which was professionally managed from start to finish including an almost 100% attendance, testimony to the kind of service they continue to deliver. Having used them many times over the last number of years we keep going back as we know they will deliver the results that Bayer expects.”

Michael Sheahan, Veterinary Officer’s Association (VOA) – May, 2012:
“We have worked with Progress Communications on a number of occasions since 2009, most recently in connection with our Annual Conference in March 2012. We have always got a professional and friendly service allied to expert advice and guidance. We have no hesitation in recommending the services of Nina and her team.”

Helen Brophy, Chief Executive, The National Dairy Council, 2007 – April 2011:
Since first starting to work with Antonina in 2008, she has undertaken many communications and PR projects /initiatives on behalf of The National Dairy Council and has always delivered excellent results.

Antonina is very focused with great attention to detail and is highly innovative and creative in her thinking. She has assisted The National Dairy Council greatly in strengthening its nationwide profile and has always been a pleasure to work with.

When you work with Antonina you can rest assured that any project or initiative she takes responsibility for will be carried out to the highest standards. She takes great pride in her work, is full of enthusiasm and always ready to take on a new challenge. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.”   – January 2011

David Markey, Chief Executive, IFP Media, August 2010:
“I have worked closely with Antonina Ni Dhuinn on many projects over the years and consider her to be an outstanding PR professional.  Antonina gives 100 per cent to every job she is involved in, delivering coverage of both quality and quantity, and also assisting with event management and helping to forge strong links between clients and their stakeholders.

Her friendly and professional team are always on hand to give advice, and I would recommend them to anyone looking to raise the profile of their company.”

Brian More O’Ferrall, Marketing Manager, Pfizer Animal Health in relation to the National Stronghold Veterinary Pet Care Awards (2000-2009 inclusively):

“On behalf of us all at Pfizer a very sincere thank you for the smooth running of the ceremony yesterday, and indeed the efficiency with which you have organised media coverage for the event throughout the year….”

Niamh O’ Sullivan, Manager, Irish Thoroughbred Breeder’s Association, 2006:
“As in the past, the ITBA were extremely impressed with the thorough professionalism, attention to detail and personal service received from the team at Progress Communications in relation to the launch of our Submission for the inclusion of measures in the National Development Plan for Rural Development & Agriculture 2007 – 2013.”

David Markey, Chief Executive, IFP Media (Publishers), 30th Anniversary Celebrations for Irish Farmers Monthly, December 2005:

“I really appreciate all the hard work you put in to the 30th Anniversary for Irish Farmers Monthly.  From the first day you were involved, I realised what a real professional you are.  The feedback from the industry has been very positive and we believe this was as a direct result of the professionalism you brought to the event…”

Dr. Cormac O’Reilly, Commercial Manager Ireland, Bayer CropScience, Spring 2005 launch of three new cereal fungicides:
“I would like to sincerely thank you and Progress Communications for your contribution to the success of our product launches last week.  Everything was done extremely professionally, no detail was overlooked and the launches themselves went very smoothly….”

Pat Cahill, Former National President, Agricultural Science Association, 2003:
“The phenomenal success of the ASA National Conference was due in no small way to the outstanding organisational abilities, professionalism and attention to detail of Antonina and her staff at Progress Communications….”

Anna Marie McHugh, National Ploughing Association:
“..As you know, the press office at the National Ploughing Championships is intensely busy, working with the variety of needs and pressures of media ranging from national news, features, pictures, television and radio; to magazines, overseas journalists or local radio.  This, combined with meeting the requirements of visiting dignitaries and VIP guests…..

It was tremendously beneficial for us at the NPA to know we could depend on the experienced and professional support of Antonina and Sinead in terms of helping to manage the press office throughout the event….”

John Horan, Chief Executive, Veterinary Ireland:
“Our launch of the new Veterinary Farming Forum at the height of the Foot & Mouth Disease crisis was greatly assisted by Progress Communications’ efficient handling of all media aspects”.

Jim Fogarty, Commercial Manager, DeLaval Ltd:
“I would like to thank you for your help in launching DeLaval…Your advice at the initial stages was invaluable, your assistance at the platform training was absolutely essential and the actual management of the press conference was superb.  Your speed and clarity of thought amazed me as you could quickly turn an adverse situation into a very favourable one.  You obviously have great contacts with the press as was indicated by the turnout….With your help we turned, what we thought was going to be a daunting experience, into a fun event…”

Dick Vereker, Human Resources Manager, Hasbro Ireland:
“Hasbro Ireland’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations gave us a year to remember, thanks to the professional and inventive assistance from Progress Communications….

Simon Harrison, Chairman, Newtown School:
“I felt it was appropriate to make you aware of the extreme degree of satisfaction expressed for the services of your company in respect of the media and management of the series of events held over the Bicentenary Programme.  We were all extremely pleased with the level of quality media exposure that has been achieved for the School and I am confident that we are already reaping the benefit of same with a significant increase in applications.”

Martin Lynch, Waterford Tool Company:
“The valuable skills, experience and proactive approach provided by Progress Communications made our 25th Anniversary Celebrations extremely entertaining and memorable.  The personal, impressive and quality service received was second to none and the contribution made by Antonina and her team certainly made a distinctive lasting impression.”

Henry O’Neill, Chief Executive, Restaurants Association of Ireland:
“Progress Communications’ services to the RAI have been invaluable in particular at media and conference arrangements during the years…….The magnificent coverage of the National Feile Bia [launch] and the success of this celebration of Irish Food was due in no small part to the excellent work of Antonina Ni Dhuinn and her highly efficient and professional staff….”

Terry Evans, UK & Ireland Product Manager, Pharmacia Animal Health:
“We have found your services to be highly professional at all times.  Organisation and running of the National Quality Milk Awards is outstanding and press coverage first rate.  Event management generally is very much appreciated and exactly what we expect of a modern communications agency….”

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