ArchiveJuly, 2010

Ryanair PR moves to Edelman

Ryanair Plane

Ryanair has appointed Edelman to handle its PR in Ireland and the UK after a competitive pitch. In a joint statement issued by Stephen McNamara of Ryanair and Edelman’s corporate affairs director, Joe Carmody, it was said that over 30 agencies presented for the business. The contract starts from August 1st 2010. The review was […]

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Fáilte Ireland reappoints PR agency

Failte Ireland Kerry

After a competitive national tender process, the DDFH&B-owned agency BespokewithDirection has been retained on the Fáilte Ireland consumer PR account. Slattery Communications was the other agency in the final reckoning. The account is now under consumer marketing and as such the agency will continue to be the agency of record for all of the tourism […]

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Hayes tipped to replace Goan

Conor Hayes

RTE’s chief financial officer Conor Hayes is seen as the front-runner to succeed Cathal Goan as director-general following today’s decision by Goan not to seek an extension to his seven-year term. Hayes, who joined RTE from Ryanair, is regarded as a strong leader with a focused and disciplined management policy. Other possible contenders for the […]

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Poll on what changed Ireland

To mark the 50th anniversary of The Pill, Bayer Healthcare is asking the public to vote on things that have changed Ireland over the last half century. Political, social, legislative, cultural, technological or commercial – have your say and vote for one nomination in each category of the 50 things that have changed Ireland. For every […]

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Seoige for ITV breakfast show

Grainne Seoige

Gráinne Seoige is be the features editor of the new ITV breakfast show, Daybreak, which replaces GMTV when it starts broadcasting from September weekdays between 6am and 8.30am. The show will be fronted by former BBC hosts Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley with a team of support presenters. Seoige’s most recent work in Ireland was […]

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Vuvuzelas banned by English clubs

The vuvuzela plastic horn which created so much debate during the World Cup in South Africa has been banned by six Barclays Premier League clubs in England. Arsenal, Birmingham City, Liverpool, Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham have all said they will not allow fans bring them to games this season. The vuvuzelas were widely […]

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John West top press ad

John West Ads

An ad from the first Irish media campaign in over ten years for John West tinned salmon with omega 3 has won the NNI Press Ad of the Month. ‘Railings’ shows a mischievous young boy with his head stuck in railings and the tag line, ‘John West with Omega 3, because sometimes their brains need […]

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Outdoor doyenne Niamh Cleary dies

Niamh Cleary 2

Niamh Cleary, former managing director of Ireland’s largest outdoor contractor, JCDecaux, has died after a long battle with cancer. She was a highly regarded and feisty figure who helped pioneer many advances in the poster industry, not least the development of the Joint National Outdoor Research (JNOR) industry data, which took many years to arrive […]

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Agencies gear up for RSA test

Road Safety Ad

Six agencies are pitching for the media and creative review called by the Road Safety Authority (RSA). Vying for the media are MediaVest, Mindshare and the incumbent, Belfast agency Lyle Bailie. The three agencies competing for the RSA creative account are Publicis QMP, Irish International BBDO and Lyle Bailie. The creative account is said to […]

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Thomas in for a busy few weeks

Kathryn Thomas

Kathryn Thomas will be seen and heard a lot in the coming weeks as she starts a new TV series on RTE One and replaces Ryan Tubridy on Radio 1 on weekday mornings. The Carlow-born presenter starts a new three-part TV series next week giving viewers a flavour of the many summer festivals staged around […]

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