You will find our team to be a very friendly and helpful group of tech oriented PR, digital marketing and marketing communications people.
Our client facing team members have extensive consulting experience working with a world class array of global leaders, high growth Irish exporters and companies focused on the local market. We are steeped in B2B, and all have proven track records helping clients grow their businesses and become market leaders.
Managing Director and Founder
Allan has 25 years of experience helping technology oriented organisations grow their business through strategy based PR and marketing communications. Allan has consulted with more than 80 technology oriented companies including PayPal, Cable&Wireless, Ricoh, Avaya, CA Technologies, FEXCO, Halo Business Angel Network, TERMINALFOUR, Servecentric, TelecityGroup, Diaceutics, eir and Data Solutions.
He has a passion for helping technology businesses build differentiated and authentic brands through simple, memorable communications. Before Comit, he was EMEA campaign manager for Oracle. Prior to that, he was marketing manager in the data communications and software sectors with exporters Cornel and Software Dimensions. These experiences taught Allan how PR and marketing can combine to deliver exceptional results when focused on clear business growth objectives. The need for Ireland’s first tech focused PR and marketing communications agency led him to found Comit in 1997. Allan has a degree in business and marketing from University of Limerick, and postgrad diplomas in business planning and marketing strategy from DIT and IMI.
When Allan is not working, he enjoys family time, a weekly game of golf, an early morning swim and holidays in Strandhill. He would love to have played for Sligo Rovers...if only he was any good!
Client Director and Board Member
Barry has extensive experience providing strategic and tactical PR and marketing communications services to technology companies in Ireland. He is a co-owner of Comit and has been with the business for 15 years. He is one of Ireland’s most respected corporate PR practitioners, having managed the accounts of some of the largest global technology providers as well as a wide range of successful Irish technology companies.
Barry’s deep understanding of the Irish technology market, exceptional customer service ethos and great media relationships, ensures that he consistently delivers exceptional business results for clients. Before joining Comit, Barry was an account manager with Oracle, working with many high profile corporate clients. He started his career in the publishing industry, learning first-hand how the media works. Barry holds a marketing degree from WIT, and postgrad diplomas in digital marketing and computer science from IMI and UCC respectively.
Outside of work, Barry is most likely to be found on a princess or fairy adventure (he has 3 young daughters!), watching football, or socialising with friends and family.
Helen has extensive international journalism, digital marketing, PR and communications experience. Having started out her career in The Irish Sun, Helen worked as Features Writer for five years before moving to Dubai. There, she was chief correspondent for a content marketing agency, before joining Forbes Middle East as Features Editor.
Helen has an English and History degree from UCD and postgraduate qualification in Journalism from Griffith College Dublin. She has a passion for news, media, the arts and travel and has travelled across the globe, with favourite places including Nepal, Russia, Sri Lanka and Jordan. If she could sing, Helen would be a West End star.
Senior Account Manager
Rebecca has worked in journalism for the last six years and has extensive experience across a number of mediums. Having started out in the digital sphere at Maximum Media, she moved into print and creative communications at Harmonia Publishing before joining Comit.
Throughout her career, she has worked closely with a vast range of clients to produce engaging marketing and advertorial content across both print and digital, including social media. She prides herself on creating campaigns that deliver a brand’s key messaging. Rebecca’s roles have also seen her writing for a variety of publications and audiences.
Rebecca holds a BA in English Literature and Film from Queens University Belfast and an MA in Journalism from Dublin City University. When she’s not working or putting the final touches to her debut novel, she can be found on the tennis courts or at the cinema.
Bronagh has worked in PR and communications for 8 years. She is passionate about helping organisations to tell their story.
She has worked with organisations like IFG Mortgages, Health Insurance Authority, Pieta House, the Ageing Well Network and Médecins Sans Frontières on their story, messaging and media relations. She has a proven track record of providing strategic advice, developing and implementing awareness campaigns and media relations.
Originally from Co. Wexford, Bronagh holds a BA (Hons) from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Diploma in PR and Event Management from the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.
When not running around after small children Bronagh likes to swim, bake and support Leinster rugby. Bronagh swam competitively for 10 years and still clocks up the km in the pool on a weekly basis.
Luke previously worked with an Australian SME focused on offering innovative communications solutions in remote areas.
Luke holds an MSc. in Public Relations and Strategic Communications from DCU, where he critically explored topics such as crisis communication, digital communication strategies, and PR’s contribution to organisational success. He also holds a BA in Communications Studies, from DCU.
Outside of work, Luke is a self-confessed sports fanatic, who plays both football and hurling for his local club in Cork.
Catherine has a comprehensive understanding of communications and public relations in the technology sector. Beginning a career in public relations working for Trinity College Dublin’s innovation team, Catherine created and managed both digital and print marketing content for various campaigns on behalf of the university.
Catherine has also worked on developing cohesive branding strategies and content creation for a variety of technology startups in Dublin. Her strengths lie in developing consistent and on-brand messaging campaigns for a wide range of clients and audiences.
Originally from Kerry, Catherine holds a B.A Hons in Philosophy and French from Trinity College Dublin. When not at work, Catherine is usually found on a bike, supporting the Kerry football team or heading to a gig.
Junior Account Executive
Carmel has completed the DCU MSc in Public Relations and Strategic Communications and is a graduate of the DCU B.A in Communication studies. Her previous roles include production runner, brand ambassador and sales associate for a startup company. She also worked in DCU with the student recruitment office, working on social media campaigns, university events and promoting the university to prospective students. She has a passion for photography and travel and when she is not at work, she can be heard playing the accordion, going for a swim or footing turf on the bog.
Office management and accounts
Debbie looks after the administration and financial side of operations. She keeps us on the straight and narrow. Debbie is a graduate of DIT and has a postgraduate diploma in IT. Previously Debbie worked in Dublin Business Innovation Centre where she worked directly with new emerging technology companies and Allfinanz where she was a web developer. When Debbie is not in the office she’s usually looking after children and running the family taxi service to soccer, hockey, swimming, kids parties……