12 June 2020 - The Inter-Departmental Marine Coordination Group (MCG), Cork City Council and Springboard PR & Marketing have been shortlisted for the annual Excellence in PR Awards for their work in promoting SeaFest 2019. The annual Excellence in PR Awards, jointly run by Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) and Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII), recognise excellence in public relations in Ireland.
SeaFest 2019 was a hugely successful event. More than 90,000 visitors attended Ireland's largest free family-friendly maritime festival last year at the Port of Cork, Cork City. Running from Friday, 7 June to Sunday, 9 June, there were over 100 free events to enjoy, all celebrating our oceans.
Speaking on the announcement, Springboard PR & Marketing Managing Director and Strategic Lead, Susie Horgan said: "SeaFest was a fantastic campaign to work on with Cork City Council and the MCG. With events like cooking demos from top Irish chefs, vessel tours, water sports, interactive workshops and even a breath-taking aerial walk across the River Lee, it helped those of all ages to think about their connection with the water and how the actions they make today can make a difference tomorrow.
"Unfortunately, SeaFest 2020 wasn't able to happen this year, but we look forward to seeing it back in Cork again in 2021, for what will be another spectacular event."
The 2020 winners of the Excellence in PR Awards will be announced in the coming weeks.