ArchiveApril, 2010

Feeney to headline ESB Live at NCH

Julie Feeney, widely known for her hit single Impossibly Beautiful, will headline the ESB Live 2010 at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Saturday, May 29. The Galway singer will perform a theatrical show with a live orchestra as part of the ESB-sponsorship of Irish acts at the Earlsfort Terrace venue. Last year saw […]

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Irish film earns US selection

Kavaleer Productions’ short animated film Hasan Everywhere has been nominated for an award at this year’s Brooklyn Film Festival. The film, scripted and directed by Andrew Kavanagh and produced by Ciara Gillan, was selected from over 2,400 films submitted from 92 countries worldwide. The film won two Digital Media awards in February and received an […]

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IRFU angered by Hunky Dorys ad

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has made contact through its solicitors with Largo Foods, makers of Hunky Dorys crisps, and asked that they immediately withdraw the current ad campaign, the strap line for which claims Hunky Dorys to be ‘proud sponsors of Irish rugby’. Padraig Power, commercial and marketing director, IRFU, said the Hunky […]

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Irish idents score at Celtic show

Blinder director Brian Williams’s TG4 stings have won the award for titles, stings, idents and promos at the Celtic Media Festival. The  festival is an annual event, now in its 31st year, which celebrates broadcast and film work from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany. The concept of the idents is to represent the Irish goddesses […]

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Today FM adjusts Sunday schedule

Sam Smyth’s Sunday show on Today FM now runs from 11am to 1pm In a move aimed at trying to compete better with other weekend talk shows, Today FM has announced that it is extending its two main Sunday morning programmes, The Sunday Business Show and its current affairs magazine programme presented by veteran journalist, […]

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NNI restores best press ads

National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) has reintroduced its Press Ad of the Month competition. The idea is to showcase and reward the best ads to appear in the pages of its 18 member newspapers. The NNI Press Ad of the Month competition is open both to agencies and advertisers to enter directly, with monthly winners […]

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DCU majors in media awards

Dublin City University (DCU) was the big winner at the Oxygen.ie Smedias national student media awards last night taking ten awards in all. DCU student Samuel Hamilton was named journalist of the year and was presented with the magazine award. Stephen Mangan was voted both top sports and feature writer. Joanne Hunt was voted national […]

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Budweiser world's top beer brand

Manchester United players John O’Shea and Dimitar Berbatov fronting for Budweiser Budweiser has overtaken its major rival Heineken with a 27 per cent jump in brand value and a four place climb in the Brand Finance Global 500 league of world brands. Budweiser is now ranked 15th overall among the world’s top 500 brands with […]

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O2 drops fees for stranded tourists

Telefónica O2 Ireland is waiving charges for standard text messages for customers stranded abroad because of the ongoing volcano situation. O2 subscribers will not be charged for texts from midnight tonight to midnight on Friday to help those unable to return to the country due to flight restrictions. The free SMS offer is available to […]

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Decision soon on Eircom-Meteor

Popstar twins Jedward with Debbie Byrne, marketing director, Eircom, at a photocall A decision is expected to be made within the next week on which media agency is to be awarded the lucrative combined Eircom-Meteor account. The telco is planning to appoint a single agency to the business, which is currently shared between WPP’s Mindshare […]

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PR consultant Sharon Prior dies

Public relations consultant Sharon Prior has died after a long illness fought with remarkable courage and integrity. She set up Prior Communications in 1994 to specialise in consumer PR. Prior had worked with Kennys and Grayling and was the PR and sponsorship manager for the Tennents Ireland brewer. From her earliest days in Kennys PR, then […]

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Crystal Swing performs on Today FM

Fresh from their appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in the US, Crystal Swing featured this morning on The Ray D’Arcy Show on Today FM. The Cork threesome spoke of the experience of appearing on US daytime TV and how it was the “best day of their lives” and the huge exposure it gave them. […]

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Javelin wins Zurich creative

Zurich, the worldwide financial services group which formerly traded in Ireland as Eagle Star insurance, has appointed Javelin to handle its creative advertising account following a three-way pitch with new agency Boys and Girls and the advertiser’s incumbent, Cawley NeaTBWA. Publicis is the global agency for Zurich but as Publicis QMP in Dublin handles FBD […]

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