ArchiveMay, 2010

Tubridy has worries about fame

Ryan Tubridy on a new tee-shirt by Freshmilkclothing.com RTE presenter Ryan Tubridy has admitted that he worries about the effects of his fame on his family and has described it as being “just all a bit odd”. Speaking on The Last Word with Matt Cooper on Today FM, he said he was waiting with his daughter […]

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Speculation about McConnells clients as 20 jobs are axed

IDA Ireland has asked agencies to pitch for its creative account There is increased speculation in adland today as to which major accounts at McConnells might go out for pitch in the coming weeks after the agency made 20 of its employees redundant. The move did not come as a surprise in the agency as […]

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Keane may rejoin RTE

Eamon Keane with Adi Roche and Ali Hewson from the Chernobyl Children’s Project Eamon Keane has left Newstalk 106-108 amid speculation that he is to rejoin RTE. Keane has presented Lunchtime on the talk station. The latest JNLR indicated that his two-hour show averaged 68,000 listeners, up by 12 per cent. Son of actor Eamon Keane […]

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Superquinn moves to Boys and Girls

Superquinn has appointed Boys and Girls to handle its creative account after a protracted review which included up to six agencies, including Cawley NeaTBWA and the incumbent, Rothco, which handled a rebranding project last year. Boys and Girls will work to Superquinn marketing director Fiona Sweeney. The IDA has contacted agencies and invited them to […]

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McIlroy for 3 Irish Open

Rory McIlroy has been confirmed for the 3 Irish Open golf tournament being played over the Killeen course in Killarney at the end of July. The 21-year-old Belfast golfer is now ranked number nine in the world and he broke through on the PGA Tour by winning the Quail Hollow Championship at the start of […]

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Thoughtless boys help John West

John West has launched its first advertising campaign in Ireland in over ten years with new work by Boys and Girls. ‘Brainfood’ highlights the nutritional values of Omega 3 for mental development, cognition and concentration using outdoor, press, radio and online ideas. The outdoor and press treatments show two five-year-old boys getting into spots of […]

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Q102 signs new contract

Q102 today signed a new ten-year contract with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). The easy-listening music station owned by UTV is targeted at 35-55 year olds on the FM band in Dublin city and county. Dublin’s Q102 was represented at the signing by its chief executive Scott Williams, chairperson Padraic White, John McCann, group […]

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Odgers to leave Chemistry

Carolyn Odgers has quit as strategic director of Chemistry as she intends to pursue other interests. Odgers, who is vice president of IAPI, told Marketing.ie that she is taking a break from advertising after spending over 30 years in the business and intends to consider other options. She joined Chemistry almost five years ago from […]

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RMG Target again dominates DM awards

Bunker shot: Dialogue Marketing used Bruno Ganz’s role as Adolf Hitler in Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Downfall to great effect in its video for agency of the year at the An Post Direct Marketing Awards. RMG Target, the below the line division of the DDDFH&B group, again proved itself as the major force in direct marketing services in […]

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Channel 4 to show abortion advice ad

Channel 4 will launch Britain’s first TV commercial providing advice on abortion services when a month-long campaign, with the slogan, ‘Are you late?’, gets underway at 10.10pm next Monday. Marie Stopes International (MSI) says the ad will be “clear, non-judgmental information” on unplanned pregnancies and abortion services. While Channel 4 viewers in England, Scotland and […]

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Killane to head up RTE Television

Glen Killane has been appointed managing director of RTE Television in place of Noel Curran who is leaving the national broadcaster to work in independent productions. Killane has been group head of RTE Sport since 2006. He takes up his new post on June 1st and will report to RTE director general, Cathal Goan. Killane […]

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British adman helps launch Adfx

Rory Sutherland, vice chairman, Ogilvy London and president of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners (IPA), talking at a seminar in the National Gallery at which the ninth IAPI Adfx awards were launched by IAPI vice president, Carolyn Odgers of Chemistry. Sutherland spoke about behavioural economics and advertising. Adfx was introduced by IAPI in 1996. The […]

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Sponsor drive for car skills TV show

Voom-voom: The final contestant on Training Days will get to drive a F1 car Eat your carburetor, Jeremy Clarkson. Irish reality TV is extending to road safety and how best motorists can become better drivers in a new RTE TV series planned for the autumn. Called Training Days, the show will take ordinary drivers and […]

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