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Host designed & delivered a dream campaign for 'Home' in Ireland. They worked strategically with my French publishers in Paris, London & Dublin before publication & with great consistency & attention to detail with press & influencers as the book launched. Their excellent knowledge & experience of the global food scene help forge precious media & industry links in international markets. And they make It all seem simple - & fun! It is a pleasure working with them.
Trish Deseine, Irish food writer and cookbook author
Órla and Tim have great knowledge, vision and understanding of the hospitality industry, the kind of expertise that is adaptable to any city in the world.
Alain Kerloc’h, co-owner OX, Belfast
Host carry out all the traditional and expected tasks of a PR company with a minimum of fuss and a professionalism, efficiency and expertise that betters most rival operations, a balm indeed to any under pressure writer, but it is Tim and Órla's very genuine love of food and their extraordinary culinary knowledge that so delightfully renders the business of selling pleasure a very pleasurable business indeed.
Joe McNamee, food writer, Irish Examiner & McKenna’s Guides
Host & Co. were pivotal in assisting Lough Erne Resort in the PR planning, development and execution for what was described as the most successful G8 Summit ever. Dealing with national & worldwide media professionally and with expertise Host & Co. ensured Lough Erne Resort maximised its exposure, delivered in the most positive of frameworks.
Ferghal Purcell, General Manager, Lough Erne Resort
Host & Co. is well connected, brilliant to deal with and extremely effective. It has secured significant quality exposure for Hidden Ireland houses in the Irish media and it has raised the profile of Hidden Ireland and the individual houses substantially. We also appreciated his guidance and wisdom and we look forward to working with Tim and his team at Host & Co. in the coming years.
Justin Green, Ballyvolane House & Hidden Ireland
When it comes to food Tim and his team at Host know what they’re doing. Over the years they have always had the best interests of their clients at heart and they have the contacts, the nous and the inside knowledge to drive each and every project forward, in exactly the right way. Quite simply, Host really know what they are doing.
Paul Flynn, The Tannery Restaurant & Cookery School
I've always felt that Tim & Órla complement each other excellently. What's prominent with both of them is their true and genuine love for food and continuing intrigue into the restaurant business and all of its challenges.
Dylan McGrath, The Rustic Stone & Fade Street Social
For a hard-pressed working journalist, the provision of accurate, relevant and timely information helps us do our job. PR also involves the keeping of promises and the creation of what I call ‘a climate of goodwill’ in which the client/media relationship can flourish. Tim and Órla, true professionals, understand all this perfectly. It’s always a pleasure to encounter them, the more so because I know they won’t mislead.
Ernie Whalley, The Sunday Times
The Twelve has worked closely, every day with Tim and Host since before we opened for business in 07. Tim and the wonderful people he surrounds himself with have always by nature from day one not just grasped our concept, but have fine tuned it. Bright sparks, scintillating ideas and now, very good friends.
The Newstalk team finds working with Host seamless. It is their understanding of how radio works and what will work on air that is one of their key strengths. This has gained them a fantastic reputation with the show’s producers, so much so that the producers are always open to working with the Host team and look forward to hearing their suggestions.
Tim and the team at Host are second to none. They manage expectations carefully and professionally and they understand luxury and food better than most. A real pleasure to work with.
The Sunday Business Post
I find them to be the best travel/hotel-related PR company I have ever worked with, because while they work diligently for the client, they never seem to use strong-arm tactics that other PR companies apply. …they work hard at making my life easy, a subtle trick that many other PR firms seem to know little about.