orlaghclaire.com was created September 2016 as an outlet for me to document my thoughts and views on the world of PR and anything else that interested me.

My name is Orlagh Shanks and I’m currently in my second year of study at Liverpool John Moores University in the Business with Public Relations degree. Public Relations is a career I can 100% see myself pursuing after graduation and in years to come I hope to open my own PR agency.

I’ve never been a home bird and that is why in September 2015 I packed my bags and left the island of Ireland to move to Liverpool, England. Although I now call Liverpool my home, I know this won’t be for long and it’s only the first stop on my journey of seeing the world.

PR Experience

I’ve had a lot of experience working in the PR industry, for example; on Belfast Fashion Week with CMPR, a week’s experience at Influential PR and Marketing Agency, Liverpool and I worked as the PR Executive for The Burn Nightclub, Lurgan where I ran many events and PA’s.

In November of 2016 I was recruited as Internal Communications Assistant at MD Insurance Services, Birkenhead where I work two days a week alongside my studies, gaining valuable experience in the communications sector as well as public relations and event management.

I have also just secured my yearlong placement for my sandwich year 2017/2018 and will be moving to London in June to join the PR team of Coty Inc. and couldn’t be more excited to see what next year has in store for me!

I am now currently working full-time as Internal Communications Assistant at MDIS for the month of April as I have finished my second year of university. In May I will be commencing a month-long placement at Bold Management, Bold Street, in their PR department before I make the move to London in June to begin my year-long placement with Coty.

When I return to university in September 2018 to commence my third and final year, I will have 17 consecutive months of full-time PR work experience under my belt.

I am always looking for ways in which I can learn more about public relations and I love to intern so that I can get an inside view and put theory to practice.


If you would like to know more about the name on your screen, find me on Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

Or contact me via email: orlagh@orlaghclaire.com



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