ArchiveJune, 2010

RTE to launch consumer show

RTE is to broadcast a new television series in the autumn aimed at raising important consumer issues and championing the rights of Ireland’s buying public. The Consumer Show will be fronted by Prime Time reporter Keelin Shanley and Eddie Hobbs (pictured) will focus on information and advice. They will examine what the public knows about […]

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EMS wins Eircom online sales

Eircom.net web portal has appointed Electric Media Sales (EMS) to manage its advertising sales following a competitive pitch. Some 1.5 million people visit the site each month, generating 50 million page impressions. EMS, whose managing director is radio station investor Dermot Hanrahan, handles sales for over 80 web businesses including Irishtimes.com, Entertainment.ie, Ebay.ie, O2, Ticketmaster.ie […]

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Gazette in legal row with Irish Times

Former Meath footballer Liam Hayes is suing a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Irish Times over allegations that the affairs of the Gazette Group of local Dublin newspapers, of which Hayes is managing director, are being “conducted oppressively” by the national newspaper, which has a 52 per cent stake in the group. The claims, which are before […]

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Nugent takes over at RTE Sports

Ryle Nugent is the new group head of sport at RTE in place of Glen Killane who recently took over from Noel Curran as managing director of RTE Television. Nugent, 39, was deputy head of sport since 2006. He began his career in sports broadcasting in 1990 and has been a rugby commentator on RTE […]

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World Cup quiz winners announced

The two winners of the World Cup competition for readers of Marketing.ie magazine are Jane Power, marketing advisor to the marketing development programme at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business and Mark Shanley of DDFH&B Advertising. They correctly answered Wayne Rooney and Argentina to the questions which England striker stars in the Coca-Cola […]

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It's Arthur's day at PR Awards

Arthur’s Day, the celebrations to mark 250 years of the Guinness brewery in Dublin, has won the supreme prize at this year’s Awards for Excellence in PR presented at a lunch in the Conrad Hotel yesterday. WHPR and a team headed by Sharon Murphy accepted the honour from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin. […]

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Rubicon to hire creatives

Rubicon Advertising, the recruitment agency run by father-and-son team, Des and Eoghan O’Meara, is expanding its creative resources. The agency has run newspaper ads looking to hire freelance designers and copywriters to work on a number of projects which are “in the pipeline”. Experienced creatives at all levels of the business are being sought to […]

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Trevor Beattie to chair Sharks jury

Renowned British adman Trevor Beattie is to chair this year’s Sharks jury at the festival in Kinsale in the second week of September, festival manager Tanya Cawley has confirmed.  A founding director of Beattie McGuinness Bungay, his work includes Wonderbra, Fcuk, Sony PlayStation and the Labour Party. There will be two creative speaking events this […]

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Tall Ships contracts awarded

The contract to provide branding and advertising services for the visit to Ireland of the Tall Ships Race in 2011 has been awarded to First Advertising and Totem Visual Communications. Over 70 tall ships and an anticipated 500,000 maritime and music fans will visit the quays of Waterford city for the four day event. The […]

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Sponsors sought for Paul McGrath charity golf classic

A call has gone out for sponsors to support the annual Paul McGrath charity golf classic in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland (CFAI) which will be played at Arklow Golf Club in Co Wicklow on Friday, July 16th. Among the celebrities due to take part are two of McGrath’s former teammates, Ronnie Whelan […]

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RTE promotes GAA coverage

RTÉ is promoting The Sunday Game with a multi-media campaign for this year’s GAA Football & Hurling All Ireland Senior Championships. The national campaign, which features studio anchorman Michael Lyster and analysts Pat Spillane and Ger Loughnane, will run throughout July, August and September. At the campaign announcement were Colm Coonagh, art director and Fiona McFaul, […]

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Denny new Simon supporter

Kerry Foods and its Denny meats brand is the new lead sponsor of Simon Week, seven days of action on homelessness in Ireland. Denny replaces the EBS Building Society for the week starting on October 4th. This year the theme is ‘Believing in people’, the people who need help and the volunteers who provide it. […]

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NNI angered by BAI proposal

The National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) has expressed outrage at the draft proposal made by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) to increase the amount of advertising allowed on independent commercial television in Ireland. A spokesperson for the NNI said the nature of the Irish advertising market means that any changes to the rules governing […]

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