ArchiveFebruary, 2010

Racing Post launches Irish edition

Ireland has a new national daily newspaper with the launch of The Irish Racing Post. It combines content from the UK edition with extra features for Irish readers only.  The paper has weekly supplements covering bloodstock, point-to-pointing and GAA. There is also sports coverage with a strong Irish interest. Correspondents Tony O’Hehir and Alan Sweetman […]

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Press titles take a tumble

Sales in Ireland of almost all national newspapers were down in the second half of last year with titles like the Irish Daily Mail, Sunday Tribune, The Irish Times and the Evening Herald hardest hit, the latest ABC figures show. The Sunday Tribune saw sales drop by 9.5 per cent to 60,344, down 6,328 copies. The […]

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Woods accused of Accenture snub

Tiger Woods has been criticised by fellow golfers for choosing today to break his silence and speak publicly for the first time since his car accident in November.  Woods has called a telecast (for 4pm Irish time) in Florida which coincides with the WGC-Accenture Matchplay Championship in Arizona. Ernie Els described Woods’s action as “selfish” […]

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Kerry Foods top Irish brand

Kerry Foods Denny’s ‘Home’ campaign created by DDFH&B Group Kerry Foods is Ireland’s most valuable brand ahead of Guinness and Ryanair, a survey of the world’s leading 500 brands as published in the Brand Finance Global 500 index shows. Kerry was ranked 414th, up from its previous 482nd place. US retail giant Walmart ended up […]

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Dublin Zoo hires new PR firm

Dublin Zoo has hired Pembroke Communications after a five-way agency pitch which included Slattery Communications, Weber Shandwick and Fleishman Hillard.  WHPR handled the account for over 20 years but did not repitch. Pembroke, run by Michael O’Keeffe, will work to the zoo’s marketing manager, Veronica Chrisp. A new TV show called The Zoo starts on […]

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Monroe and Lennon front for Citroen

Twentieth century icons Marilyn Monroe and John Lennon star in a new Citroen TV campaign which breaks this weekend in the UK on ITV’s Dancing on Ice. Created by Euro RSCG London, the ad for the DS3 classic premium marque ironically shows the duo arguing about dwelling on the past for inspiration. Lennon says: “Once […]

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Ondine to open Jameson film festival

Cawley NeaTBWA gave a new twist to the directors chairs’ theme for this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival TV commercial using London animation firm Blink Productions Ondine, Neil Jordan’s new movie starring Colin Farrell as a Cork fisherman who catches a mysterious young woman in his net, opens the eight Jameson Dublin International Film […]

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Belgian agencies strike over pitches

‘Bar fight’ for Spa Barisart sparkling water. The ad won the grand prix for Brussels agency Duvall Guillaume at the Sharks festival in Kinsale last September. Belgian agencies are up in arms over client pitches. Agencies in Belgium have gone on a one-strike in protest against unethical pitching guidelines set by clients as outlined in […]

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Eamonn Lillis sentenced to seven years

Celine Cawley with Mal Stevenson, Irish International BBDO and Tommy Kinsella, Diageo, pictured on location for a Guinness commercial made by Toytown Films in South Africa Eamonn Lillis was sentenced to six years and 11 months for the manslaughter of his wife, Celine Cawley, by Mr Justice Barry White at the Central Criminal Court today. […]

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Donnelly joins McConnells as media boss

Brian O’Driscoll fronts for the Credit Union. The campaign was created by AFA O’Meara, part of the McConnells group, where Pat Donnelly is now in charge of media. Pat Donnelly, chairman of the Core Media Group (CMG), has joined McConnells Integrated to head up its media services. A former chief executive of Aegis Ireland (Carat, […]

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Food blogger joins Unilever for healthy lessons

Blogger Donal Skehan and Aoife McGuigan, Unilever Food Solutions, at the launch of the good mood food campaign Food blogger Donal Skehan has joined up with Unilever Food Solutions to bring what he describes as “the power of good mood food” to students in secondary schools and IT colleges across Ireland. To take part, teachers […]

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RTE wins Euro 2012 rights

Peter Collins hosts the qualifying draw for Uefa Championships 2012 on RTE Two this Sunday RTÉ Sport has won full and exclusive broadcast rights to the Uefa Euro 2012 Championships. Coverage will include the live broadcast of all 31 matches from Poland and Ukraine. RTÉ Sport will broadcast live coverage of the qualifying draw from […]

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Sky Player now on Windows 7

Mark Deering (right), director, Sky Ireland, at the launch of Sky Player on Windows 7 Consumers can now access Sky Player, Sky’s online TV service, on Windows 7, allowing viewers to watch live and on demand TV from Sky on a PC. The service includes the latest movies, live action sports, entertainment, kids shows, the arts […]

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