About Cullen Communications

Founded in 1985, we are a leading full-service PR and marketing agency based in Dublin with a portfolio of blue-chip national and international clients.
Our services

Who We Are

Proud to be a family-owned business

We are proud to be a family-owned business: Managing Director Owen Cullen oversees the day-to-day running of the agency, while the Chairman of the agency is Leo Cullen. Founder Frank Cullen remains involved in a consultancy capacity. Management is supported by an executive team of 12 people.

What makes us unique

A distinctive feature of the agency is our long-standing client relationships: three of our largest clients have been retained for more than 20 years. This is down largely to a hands-on approach that sees our account teams become an extension of the client; a trusted partner they know they can call on any time.

We are also Ireland’s sole member of Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), the invitation-only alliance of the world’s leading independent PR agencies, enabling us to offer clients the reach and capability of a large agency, with the personal involvement and local insight of a mid-sized firm.

The capability and reach of a large agency,
with the personal involvement of a mid-sized firm.

Who We Are

Our senior team

Owen Cullen

Owen Cullen

Managing Director

As Managing Director, Owen provides high-level strategic guidance and consultancy both internally and with clients, adding value to the agency’s output and ensuring that clients have a trusted partner to whom they can turn at all times. His specialist skills include corporate strategy and Public Affairs, where he has extensive experience of lobbying officials and connecting with decision-makers at all levels.

Dawn Burke

Dawn Burke

Client Director

Dawn joined the agency in 2004 and works across a range of clients in B2B, automotive, consumer and technology and specialises in project and event management, media relations and content creation. She holds an honours degree in Business Management and diploma in Digital Marketing. She’s a grafter, organisational wizard and a relentless pursuer of creative ideas that deliver results and help to build brands.

Pearse O'Loughlin

Pearse O'Loughlin

Client Director

Pearse has more than 20 years of experience across all areas of communication, and works principally with clients in the corporate and consumer sectors. One of the most experienced automotive PR professionals in Ireland, Pearse specialises in media relations, event management, internal communications and strategic consultancy.

Aoife McDonald

Aoife McDonald

Client Director

Aoife is our resident sponsorship specialist, responsible for managing all sports marketing and sponsorship activity on behalf of our clients. She has worked across consumer and corporate PR throughout her career while sports sponsorship and content generation is a large part of her client work portfolio within the agency. 

David Powell

David Powell

Creative/Strategy

David Powell has worked with the agency for almost 20 years, specialising in creative and strategic direction and content/copywriting solutions across client accounts and sectors. He has also worked in trade and magazine journalism, freelance copywriting, as well as spending two years with brand development team of Bank of Ireland in Dublin.

Zung Tran

Zung Tran

Digital Marketing Manager

Our digital expert, Zung, is responsible for bringing our PR efforts to the next level with professional online presence. Having years of digital marketing experience in financial industry and agencies, he is familiar with both business and consumer marketing. Zung holds an honours degree in MSc Digital Innovations and is a  member of MENSA.

Sarah Walters

Sarah Walters

Accounts Manager

Sarah started her career off over 20 years ago in Fund Administration Services. She has since moved on to Accounts, her last role having been in the ever interesting and diverse city of Dubai. 

Susan Small

Susan Small

Office Manager

Front of house and larger than life is Office Manager Susan Small, who irons out all creases and generally keeps the agency team ticking over. An ex-Project Manager, Susan provides administrative support across client accounts as well as contributing to group technological and creative sessions.