Business 100 – 2019

Anita Daly/Daly Communications LLC

Anita Daly is the founder and president of Daly Communications LLC, a company specializing in promoting Irish entertainment in the U.S. The company thrives on its ability to pinpoint Irish-American audiences on a national, grass-roots level and create marketing campaigns geared specifically to this consumer. The success rate of the company speaks for itself, as it is in its 24th year with Anita at the helm.

Daly Communications’ client roster includes Celtic Woman, Van Morrison, Riverdance, The Chieftains, The Pogues, The Saw Doctors, The High Kings, and Finbar Furey. Corporate clients include Live Nation, HBO, A&E, PBS, Sony, and Universal Music.

A fifth-generation Irish American, Anita was born in Brooklyn and was raised in an Irish-Catholic household with six siblings in Queens. Her Irish roots come from County Clare and County Cork. “My Irish roots mean more to me than I can ever express and my love of the music and culture of Ireland and its legacy is everything to me.” Anita is a founding member of Women in Music and a voting member of the Irish American Hall of Fame.