Category Archives: Services

Latest Offer: Analysis of new Stormont institutions

Stormont has 33 new MLAs and a cross-community opposition for the first time ever.

What does this mean for you, for your organisation, and for your campaign goals?

Breakfast, lunchtime and tea-time briefings with our Chair and one of Northern Ireland’s foremost political analysts, Ian James Parsley, are selling quickly!

Priced at just £195 and available to groups of any size, just contact us below, or via chairman<at>ultonia.com or 07956045764, to arrange.

FREE: Training on Electoral System

Aimed primarily at journalists and commentators, but also of use to campaigners, we are offer free advice on the Electoral System in Ireland and Northern Ireland as used in Dáil and Stormont elections as well as European and Local Council elections across the Island.

Particularly in Northern Ireland, analysis of likely electoral outcomes, even during the count itself, is harmed by misunderstandings about how the Single Transferable Vote system actually works.

Just drop us a note below, a tweet to @UltoniaComms or an email to info-at-ultonia.com to set up a free bespoke briefing!

Language Learning Kit

We offer innovative routes to quick language learning success, based on an entirely different approach to language learning.

One area of focus is core vocabulary – a file of which covering major Western European languages and some minority languages is downloadable free here.

Even with this file, we urge caution. Traditional learning methods emphasize like-for-like correspondences between words – for example “to ask” is usually given as “demander” in French and “fragen” in German. But what when it is “prier” in French and “bitten” in German? We move away from vocabulary building of that type, emphasizing instead that words must be learned in context.

Nevertheless, some core words – typically short and in frequent use – are essential to fluent use of any language. The file attached will be particularly useful to people who have any of:

  • passive competence in the target language;
  • competence in a language close to the target language (e.g. Spanish speakers heading on holiday to Italy); or
  • former competence in the target language.

Take a look, and feel free to comment on the left!

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for Public Sector

As a public-funded body you have a responsibility to maximize the potential of your relationships with key partners, stakeholders and the public – while also maximizing value-for-money.

Our innovative approach will guarantee this. Far from being the detached consultant who presents a report and leaves it at that, we will operate alongside you not just to develop communications strategies, but to implement them. This will include:

  • identification of key audiences and best methods of approach (including conferences, tours, presentations);
  • reform of internal communications (including branding, reception, telephone system);
  • introduction of house style and best practice in use of languages other than English (including Sign, Braille);
  • management of relations with media (including 24/7 press office facility and full media monitoring); and
  • development of documentation to prioritize key messages.

Available when you want us, offering a full team with a range of skills, and requiring no overheads, we offer the maximum value PR option.

Due to our commitment to partnership working and a paperless office, this full package can be carried out, after an initial no-cost communications audit, from just £195/day (€250/day) or for an all-inclusive retainer of just £1950/month (€2500/month).

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for Campaigners

As a voluntary/community sector body or campaign group you feel strongly about your work – but sometimes you need that extra expertise to place your issue and your organisation at the centre of the public’s attention and the political agenda, and to ensure the resources you need are made available to you.

Look no further!

We will develop and implement a tailored campaign strategy for you, drawing together promotion through the media, targeted presentations to key players, and representation on your behalf to key officials.

Further to our monitoring of latest political and legislative developments on your behalf, we will find the key angles that make your campaign irresistible to the public, to the media, and most importantly to the key influencers in government who can deliver the results you need.

In addition, we can provide a full 24/7 press office facility, giving your campaign an around-the-clock presence and a professional, experienced approach to the media and key partner organizations.

Due to our commitment to partnership working and a paperless office, our rates start from just £975 (€1,200) for a full project, including an initial no-cost campaign audit.

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for Business

In business, you want to know that you are gaining the publicity to keep one step ahead of the competition and increase the value of your business to customers, colleagues and investors.

But as an SME you do not have the time and money to trawl through all the information, make the right political and media contacts, or write compelling messages.

Now you can!

What we do is simple – we provide a full 24/7 press office facility, giving your business an experienced, professional approach to relating to the media and key professional bodies. We are always on-call, and always available to shape your message.

Due to our commitment to partnership working and a paperless office, this monitoring service can be carried out, after an initial no-cost communications audit, from just:

  • £195/month (€250/month) press only; or
  • £395/month (€495/month) with full monitoring and policy influencing capability.
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