ArchiveNovember, 2010

MediaVest to lead on HSE

Publicis-owned MediaVest has been appointed by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to handle its media buying and planning for the next year. Two other agencies, Carat and Mindshare, have been added to the HSE media roster. The news follows last week’s decision by the HSE to appoint three creative agencies, Cawley NeaTBWA, Kick Communications and […]

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Foodies to descend on RDS

Thousands of food and wine enthusiasts are expected to turn up at one of the top gastronomical events of the year as some of the country’s top chefs demonstrate their favourite festive recipes at the Food & Wine Christmas Show in the RDS Main Hall starting today and running all weekend. Chef Kevin Thornton, right, […]

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Setanta starts HD broadcasts

Setanta Ireland will become the first Irish channel to broadcast in high definition when it shows the Manchester United Premier League game against Blackburn live from Old Trafford at 3pm this Saturday. It will be followed by the second round of the FA Cup, Wales versus New Zealand rugby and Juventus against Fiorentina. Setanta HD […]

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Shoppers to cut Christmas spend

Just over half of Irish shoppers plan to reduce their Christmas spend this year with one in ten waiting to see what happens in the Budget, a report by Axa Financial indicates. Some 51 per cent will spend less shopping over the festive season, while just one per cent say they intend to buy more […]

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UPC keeps schtum about review

UPC is unwilling to make any comment about its creative review which is in progress. Irish International BBDO created the current campaign fronted by TV host Craig Doyle (pictured above). Elsewhere in adland, the HSE has appointed Cawley NeaTBWA,  Kick Communications and Rothco as its creative agency roster. Rothco has handled the Crisis Pregnancy Agency […]

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Alastair Campbell for society lunch

Alastair Campbell, the former British government press secretary and close confidant of Tony Blair, will be the guest speaker at the Marketing Society Christmas lunch in the Shelbourne hotel on Thursday, December 16th. Journalist, author and broadcaster, the often controversial Campbell quit journalism in 1994 to work for Labour. He was an advisor and close […]

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Concannon named top marketer

John Concannon, director of market development at Fáilte Ireland, has been named Marketer of the Year for his Discover Ireland ‘Fun starts here’ campaign, designed to make home holidays, or ‘staycations’, more attractive by giving a new appeal to the many activities and attractions available year-long throughout the country. Concannon used his background in fast […]

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Bravo retains CIE contract

Bravo has been reappointed by CIE to handle its advertising contract valued at €40 million over the next three years. Bravo will again be responsible for all CIE bus, rail and roadside sites, excluding the Adshel bus shelters which are handled by Clear Channel. All the major outdoor companies pitched for the contract, including CBS […]

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Dalkey hosts Christmas gifts weekend

Over 40 local designers, artists and craftspeople are setting up shop in time for Christmas at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre for the annual winter fair weekend this coming Saturday and Sunday. A free event, organised by the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Enterprise Board (DLRCEB), the two-day retail fair is expected to attract about 3,000 […]

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Business shows go head-to-head

Ciaran Hancock reports in today’s Irish Times that Ted Harding is leaving Today FM’s Sunday Business Show and will be replaced by Anton Savage, who will host the show on alternate weeks with another PR consultant, Conall O Morain. Savage, a director of The Communications Clinic, hosts The Apprentice – You’e Fired on TV3. Today […]

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Ogilvy set for TV3 work

Ogilvy has won a three-way creative pitch for TV3 as the independent steps up its marketing activities. The WPP agency competed with Chemistry and Image Now. Ogilvy will work to TV3’s marketing and PR manager Teresa Murray. Media was not part of the review and remains with Mindshare, another WPP agency. Elsewhere in adland, Leo […]

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Three in line for Marketer of the Year

The three final candidates for this year’s Marketer of the Year award are John Concannon, director of market development at Fáilte Ireland, Vanessa Hartley, customer management and marketing director, Aviva Ireland and Pat Mannion, commecial director, JCDecaux Ireland for the Dublin Bikes scheme. This year’s overall winner will be announced at an industry lunch next Thursday […]

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Burns takes charge at Publicis QMP

Padraig Burns has taken over as managing director of Publicis QMP following the decision by Tom Doherty to step down a few months ago. Burns joined the agency from McConnells and became deputy managing director. He has over 20 years experience working in adland, including a lengthy stay at Arks. The announcement by Doherty to […]

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