ArchiveOctober, 2009

Newstalk, FM104 and WLR among winners at PPI Awards

Newstalk 106-108 FM was named full service station of the year at the ninth annual Phonographic Performance Ireland (PPI) awards in the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny on Friday night. FM104 won the music station of the year award and WLR, which recently celebrated its 20th year on air, took the local station of the year […]

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Bookshops mark Irish week

Irish booksellers have selected 30 fiction, poetry, Irish-language and non-fiction titles to showcase what they see as the best of recent Irish books for a promotion to help boost Irish published titles, which account for only 15 per cent of bookshop sales in Ireland. Great Irish Book Week runs from October 24th to the 31st. […]

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Block sacked as 4fm boss

Martin Block has been removed as chief executive of 4fm, the multi-city easy listening station targeting over-45s, following a board meeting yesterday and Dave Hammond, the station’s sales and marketing director, has been appointed in his place. Block, an independent radio veteran, and his brother, Howard, who was the station’s finance director up until his […]

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Bord Gais out to pitch

Bord Gais Eireann (BGE) is inviting tenders for its advertising, below the line (BTL) and online advertising accounts. DDFH&B and its sisters agencies in the JWT-aligned group, RMG Target and RMG Digital, handle BTL and online services for the gas and electricity supplier. BGE’s media buying and planning is handled by Mindshare, part of the […]

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INN news agency to close

Independent News Network (INN) is to cease operating at the end of October following a collapse in its advertising revenue from the start of the year. In a media statement issued by PR firm FD, INN chief executive John O’Connor confirmed the decision to close the agency was made as the business was no longer […]

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Collins to head up broadcast body

Bob Collins, the former RTE director general, has been appointed chairman of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), the new body which will be responsible for regulating both commercial and public service broadcasting in Ireland. One of its first tasks will be to devise new rules on junk food advertising. The BAI will replace the […]

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Hibernian Aviva still hooked on Newstalk's drivetime show

Insurer Hibernian Aviva has renewed its sponsorship of Newstalk’s The Right Hook evening drivetime show hosted by George Hook for another year. The show’s popularity improved in the most recent JNRL report by adding 7,000 listeners to bring its average audience tuning in from 4.30pm to 7pm weekdays to 110,000. Hibernian Aviva has launched a […]

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Setanta offers advertisers solus spots just before kick-offs

Setanta Sports has launched a new ‘Whistle Break’ package which allows advertisers to book a 30-second solus commercial immediately before live English Premier League football and Magners Celtic League rugby matches kick-off over the next few months. Advertisers are offered a 15-match English Premier League for a total sum of €14,250, while the package for […]

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Media show returns to airwaves

Mediascope, the media and marketing show on 103.2 Dublin City FM, returns at its usual time of 1.30pm next Tuesday, October 6th. Presenter Ellen Gunning said podcasts of all previous shows are available at www.academy.com by clicking on the Mediascope link. Podcasts of the new series will be uploaded fortnightly in arrears.

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