Things you didn’t know about Máire Coffey

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Sha Ra Princess of Power

My favourite holiday..

When I was a child I spent some time in Central America, predominantly in El Salvador, but also covering Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. It was coming towards the end of the civil war in El Salvador so it was a very interesting time.

Easily four of the most beautiful countries that I have ever been to and the people were extremely admirable, humble and gracious. The tropical climate was incredible with 40 degree heat most days and a complimentary hour long downpour daily!

El Salvador Civil warThey also had fantastic toys, so for a child it was heaven! Although I was quite young, I remember it very vividly and I’ve always said I would love to go back. Someday I hope. Apart from that… NYC is always a winner in my book too.

My dream car..

Up until last year I hadn’t lived at home in Kildare for 10 years so I only learned how to drive when I returned home last year. It’s still quite a new thing for me so it’s exciting! I have my sights set on a Mini.

Alanis Morissette - Jagged LittlePillMy first album..

Alanis Morrisette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’. I asked for it for my 10th birthday.

 

The part of my job I love most..

I love interacting with clients. Everyday there is a new challenge and I really enjoy that. Getting coverage for my clients is also really rewarding as you can see the growth of their business and visualise where their brand is headed for. On a daily basis my job is very varied and here at Fuzion we deal with all types of PR across the board including consumer, corporate, charity, crisis PR and media training.

There is never a dull moment and the array of different clients makes for a very united and interesting work environment.

Who is the most famous person you have met?

Before Moving into PR this year I worked in the TV industry for seven years. I previously worked for the BBC in London for a few years and was really lucky to meet an array of talent and celebrities. The most notable of them being Prince Harry, Rihanna and JK Rowling.

Channel 7While working for Channel Seven in Sydney for the last few years before returning home, I worked in the same studio where ‘Home and Away’ was filmed so I used to meet the cast on a daily basis. They used to find it both funny and flattering how much Irish people loved the show!

The best advice I was given..

 Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something.

Who would you most like to have dinner with (dead or alive)?

My paternal grandfather, as he had passed away before I was born. Also, I’m a huge Kennedy fan and am intrigued by the family, so JFK would be a cert.

Favourite Movie..

I’ve two for this question… Almost Famous and Forrest Gump.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be?

Sunscreen (being a red head with pale skin, it would have to be number 1!), A long book, probably Alexandre Dumas’ ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ (slightly fitting don’t you think?!) and my iPod… I would find it hard to live without music.

What superhero would you be and why?

She-Ra Princess of Power! I was a big fan as a child.

Máire Coffey - FuzionMáire Coffey

Máire is a PR and Events Executive with Fuzion Marketing, PR & Design who have offices in Dublin and Cork

 

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