‘We were honoured to be her parents’: The most touching Census time capsule contributions
‘We were honoured to be her parents’: The most touching Census time capsule contributions

Sarah Finnan

I tried the Shakti acupuncture mat for 2 weeks – here’s how it went
I tried the Shakti acupuncture mat for 2 weeks – here’s how it went

Grace McGettigan

Gaining weight for a part is good but wearing a ‘fat suit’ is bad? Unpacking the Emma Thompson backlash
Gaining weight for a part is good but wearing a ‘fat suit’ is bad? Unpacking...

Sarah Finnan

This surprisingly modern four-bed family home is on the market for €335,000
This surprisingly modern four-bed family home is on the market for €335,000

Sarah Finnan

Life Hacks: Three top TikTok tips to make your home smell incredible
Life Hacks: Three top TikTok tips to make your home smell incredible

Sarah Gill

This newly-renovated family home with lots of garden space is on the market for €312,500
This newly-renovated family home with lots of garden space is on the market for €312,500

Sarah Finnan

The Great Getaway: 9 things to put on your Belfast bucket list 
The Great Getaway: 9 things to put on your Belfast bucket list 

Sarah Finnan

How not to break up online: ‘My husband’s girlfriend trying to take the p**s out of me’
How not to break up online: ‘My husband’s girlfriend trying to take the p**s out...

Amanda Cassidy

Why we should all be swimming in the Irish seas this summer
Why we should all be swimming in the Irish seas this summer

Freya Drohan

‘Two decades as a vegetarian has left me ill-equipped to whip up a protein-rich meal for my baby’
‘Two decades as a vegetarian has left me ill-equipped to whip up a protein-rich meal...

Hannah-Louise Dunne

Image / Editorial

Brand Awareness


By IMAGE
27th Feb 2014
Brand Awareness

Moira Murphy is a widely respected marketing and communications professional, with over 15 years? experience at senior and director level. A graduate of UCD and the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Moira’s experience spans?Unilever,Superquinn?and the?Brown Thomas?Group.

We sat down for a quick chat with Moira…

What was the first brand you became aware of as a child?
Tayto crisps, 4p for a bag! My family had a grocery shop in the village of Kealkill, Co. Cork, so it was easy for me to fixate on my Taytos. That brand was bigger to me than any multinational label in the shop.

From Superquinn to Louis Vuitton, you’ve worked with the lot. Is there anything that brands have in common, regardless of their place in the market?
Successful brands have a few very essential traits in common – passion, focus, commitment to invest, and a total understanding and respect for the customer ?? no matter where they fit in the spectrum.

Of all the fashion celebrities you have met, who was the best at managing their “brand”?and why??
Well to be honest, I have never met a celebrity who was ?bad??at managing their own brand, which is probably one of the reasons they are so successful on a global stage. If I had to pick a few names, I would say Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham – both are deeply involved in their businesses and the marketing of their ranges. Diane von Furstenberg was incredibly impressive, as was Liz Hurley – I have a lovely memory of her poring over spreadsheets in between a photocall and a personal appearance in the store.

Can you tell us an Irish brand you respect and why??
If I had to pick one, it would be Butlers, the ?purveyors of happiness?! They have totally nailed the chocolate and coffee market;?they have supermarket and online presence along with their own standalone outlets. Butlers is intrinsically Irish and yet the company behaves with the confidence of an international brand. Butlers could be found on any chic street in any corner of the world.

Where part does social media play in a brand’s existence??
Social media is a huge part of any brand’s daily life. It’s a brilliant tool to get instant, real-time customer awareness and feedback as well as the obvious promotional opportunities.?It’s a great barometer check on a brand’s health.

Moira speaks at the next IMAGE Networking Breakfast, along with Domini Kemp (itsa) and Paul Ruane (Midpoint Creative). Thursday, March 13, 2014 at The Marker Hotel. For more information, click here. Tickets €45. To book your spot email [email protected], call 01 271 9653, or simply click here.?