I'm Dara O'Hare ...
a multilingual communications consultant and a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, who has worked at a senior level in the arts, culture, health, higher education, medicine, publishing and science for 25 years.
I offer the full range of communications, marketing and PR services to organisations large and small across the public, private and third sectors in the UK and overseas.
Typical projects include:
building websites (Squarespace Circle member)
conducting organisational and strategic reviews
evaluating projects and work programmes
creating and delivering communications strategies
planning and managing events
developing and delivering media and marketing campaigns.
A trained proofreader and copy-editor, I am also available for writing and editing:
impact case studies
submissions to select committees.
I'm happy to consider other projects that don't fit neatly into these categories, so if you have a project in mind you'd like to discuss, please get in touch via the contact page.
Working independently, I have a well-established and trusted roster of designers, film-makers, graphic illustrators, photographers and printers that I can partner with on large-scale projects if you need those services but don’t have them within your organisation. I can also come in house and work with you or your team on short-term or one-off projects – a cost-effective solution when time is of the essence.
Prior to returning to my consultancy business in 2018, I was at the University of Bristol for 10 years. There I worked in the press office, on projects including the successful PR campaign for the University's centenary, and as the communications and participation manager for Children of the 90s, winner of the inaugural Bristol Genius Award. For more about my work there and with previous employers, take a look at my LinkedIn profile.
If you have a project you'd like to discuss or you just want an initial chat about what I can do for you, I'd love to hear from you. You can get in touch via the contact page or the social media links below.