It was a pleasure to welcome Caroline Foran as our Key Note speaker for International Women’s Day at AXA Ireland. Caroline is an engaging, informative speaker who brings personality, insight into her own personal experience of anxiety as well as a must-have toolkit. I would highly recommend Caroline. – Lorna Tarpey, HR at AXA Insurance Ireland
Caroline spoke at an event for us last week on the topic of anxiety and how to manage it. Caroline was a pleasure to work with from the very beginning and the team found her extremely relatable when she spoke about her own personal struggles with anxiety. Caroline facilitated great engagement at the end of her session with Q&A which the team found really helpful and picked up some great tips. Thanks Caroline for a really informative session. – Corey Casey, AIB
“It was a pleasure to hear Caroline speak at the PCI College Dublin City Venue launch. From the beginning, Caroline had the audience engaged with her honest, no-nonsense account of assessing and addressing anxiety. Caroline’s personal account of living with anxiety was inspiring to all in the room and her keynote address was the highlight of the day.” – Jade Lawless, Acting Head of Counselling and Psychotherapy, PCI College
Hi Caroline, I just wanted to thank you once again for your great talk on Friday and your honesty. It was very inspiring and the feedback has been really positive Thank you from me and all at AXA – Ben Deans, Pricing and Underwriter Director, AXA
I have worked with Caroline on multiple editorial projects over the last few years. Caroline delivers quality content that’s surprisingly hard to find. While developing content that meets client briefs, Caroline is always cognisant of the reader and ensures that what she produces is readable, shareable and memorable. This definitely sets her apart from other content creators. Along with excellent production comes an exceptional level of client service, Caroline makes a point of being present for briefing sessions and fully understanding what’s involved in each project. She maintains contact throughout assignments, meets tight deadlines and maintains strong relationships with my team and my clients. Working with Caroline is always enjoyable, her enthusiasm and output are second to none.
-Jennifer Walsh, Digital Manager, IPG Media Brands, Initiative
Caroline Foran is my Yoda of The Internet™. In her time at IMAGE, she’s come up with the best ideas to communicate our various messages in interesting, creative ways (and often in less than 140 characters). Her writing is punchy, lively and attention-grabbing, her energy is positive and infectious, her dedication is commendable and her knowledge is broad-sweeping. She’s a health advocate, a beauty maven, a movie buff, a social butterfly, a red carpet expert and a cocktail-swilling, chocolate-aquiring magnate. She knows everyone, and everyone loves her.
-Melanie Morris, Editor in Chief, IMAGE Publications
“I had the pleasure of working with the IMAGE.ie team, and more specifically Caroline, during the Arnotts Christmas Magazine 2015 project. From a commercial perspective, this was a huge project for the Arnotts business, with the digital execution of paramount importance, and from the get-go Caroline brought to the table excellent content ideas, great project management and most importantly commercial astuteness in terms of what would work for us as a retail business and also what would appeal to the IMAGE audience. To find that balance is extremely important. From a client relationship perspective it’s always critical in such a large project that the supplier understands the client and can work effectively with them. Caroline really did excel at this. Open communication, good planning and delivering on promises meant that we worked really effectively together to deliver over 100 pieces of content in under 3 weeks, which in turn provided commercial results. It’s fair to say that having worked with her directly, when choosing media partnerships in the future, it would be an added bonus knowing Caroline was working on the account.”
– Naomi Martin, Head of Digital Marketing, Arnotts.
“Caroline is an absolute pleasure to work with. She has that rare ability to see things from both a commercial and a creative perspective. Thus enabling her to write content that both engages the reader and gets the brand’s message across. She is witty and intelligent and one to watch in the Irish media landscape.”
– Jess Hickey, COO Entertainment Media
“Caroline is one of the kindest and most helpful people that I have had the pleasure to work with. Not only is she always willing to help, she is an asset when it comes to maintaining key client relationships and I often had clients go out of their way to compliment her. An extremely talented editor, writer, social media pro and a serious team player.”
– Noelle O’Reilly, Media & Entertainment Vertical, UKI, Twitter
“I worked closely with Caroline on numerous native campaigns for key clients. Apart from being the speediest and most efficient in the industry, she is also always ready with fresh content ideas and solutions to client briefs. Nothing is ever a problem for Caroline, no matter how swamped she may be, and you can trust entirely in the fact that all will run smoothly under her watch. Her management of larger brand campaigns, with concentrated and consistent activity on-site, social, email, and often including support of client events, is also seamless. All of this while under significant time pressure to meet her daily editorial deadlines. Caroline has always been a pleasure to work with and I would wholeheartedly recommend her for any relevant role!”
-Rhona McAuliffe n, former Commercial Director at IMAGE Publications
It is always a pleasure working with Caroline. She is both extremely personable and professional. I have worked closely with her on behalf of many of my clients and her attention to detail, quick turnaround, creative ideas and enthusiasm is hugely appreciated. She is also an excellent writer and I genuinely enjoy reading her frank & honest features both online and in print. I look forward to many more years working with Caroline on behalf of our clients at @AMForanPR.
-Anne Marie Foran, PR Director
Caroline Foran worked for me at entertainment.ie from May 2011 to March 2014. She started at the very bottom as an intern and after several years progressed through the ranks to Editor. She impressed us all through a combination of excellent writing and a great relationship with her staff. She also commands an understanding of the financial aspects of a publication and was a key player in bridging the gap between the editorial and commercial wings of the company. We were very sad to lose her when she moved on. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any company.
– Julian Douglas, former MD at Entertainment Media Networks
Caroline is a consummate professional. She is intelligent, witty, sensitive, kind and informed – characteristics which illuminate each piece of her writing. Her questions are never predictable and when conducting an interview, she frames the discussion in a way that is respectful to the interviewee but furthers the topic of conversation in an innovative way within the public forum. Caroline is extremely disciplined and sets her standard of work at an attainable but very high level. She is diligent and loyal and does not succumb to popular opinion – she forms her own judgement and dispels complacency. Caroline’s writing, creativity and work ethic illuminates the Irish media and is a beacon for the next generation of journalists and savvy writers.
– Sinead Burke, Blogger, Influencer
I have always found Caroline to be an extremely hardworking, dependable, amenable and inspiring colleague, who is passionate about making any project she works on the best it can be. Caroline’s results-driven approach to online content has seen the success of image.ie grow notably; her leadership qualities shining through as a key aspect in the site’s development. She has an excellent understanding of the mechanics of the online sphere and is as talented in the execution of commercially-driven projects as she is in the imagining of engaging content for the female market. Indeed, Caroline’s work for IMAGE Brides has proven the diversity of her skillbase as well as an exemplary talent for writing and visual presentation. In short, Caroline is a joy to work with – and not just because she’s a straight-up sound bird. It’s because her dedication, efficiency and vibrancy mean she never fails to over-fulfill expectations, making the job of everyone she works with that bit easier.
– Kate O’Dowd, Editor IMAGE Brides