ArchiveApril, 2011

Talent night returns to Ogilvy

Ogilvy will host Portfolio Night 9 on May 26. The event allows young creatives meet with agency creative directors for advice, networking and job openings. Ogilvy Ireland chief executive JP Donnelly leads the way with Judy O’Broin, Young Euro RSCG, Martin Cowman, Cawley NeaTBWA and Marty Wright, Gospel TM. For a video about the event, […]

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Coke parts company with Rooney

Coca-Cola has ended its sponsorship deal with Wayne Rooney by “mutual agreement” and will not renew the Manchester United and England striker’s annual contract worth over £500,000. Coca-Cola said it was “proud” of the work done with Rooney over the years, including campaigns for Coke Zero and Powerade energy drink. Speculation surrounding Rooney’s Coca-Cola contract […]

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Make-a-Wish first on NNI list

Ogilvy’s Make-a-Wish ‘Josh’ has been named the winner of the NNI Press Ad of the Month award for January. Devised by a team comprising creative director Colin Nimick and copywriter/art director Laurence O’Byrne, the ad’s typography was by Andy Breese and MEC handled the media. The winner was selected by judges Shireen McDonagh of Kick […]

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RTE to offer newspapers news

RTE is planning to offer Ireland’s biggest newspaper publishers a chance to host free clips from its TV news bulletins on their websites, The Irish Times reports today. The move is seen as an effort to defuse a row over claims of the national broadcaster’s dominance in the provision of online news services. The report […]

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NDC hosts student ad awards

Twelve teams of secondary school students will compete in the first NDC Milk It! advertising awards in the Aviva Stadium next Tuesday. The students formed ‘agencies’ and researched, created and planned campaigns aimed at their peers by urging teenagers to meet their dietary recommended five dairy portions a day. Ireland athlete Dervla O’Rourke, above, will […]

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02 launches free webinars

O2 has announced a series of free webinars aimed at its SME businesses customers to help them build and grow their companies. The first business ‘Ideascast’ webinar will be an introduction on how SMEs can use digital marketing and is presented by Arabella Judd (pictured) from Dublin digital agency, Radical. The first webinar takes place […]

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INM to back Tribune action

Independent News & Media (INM) is to indemnify the receiver of the Sunday Tribune over costs of court proceedings brought by him against the Irish Mail on Sunday, the Commercial Court heard yesterday. The action by receiver Jim Luby is over publication by the Mail on Sunday in February of an alleged fake Tribune cover […]

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Rothco wins Heineken account

Heineken has appointed Rothco as its lead creative agency after many years with McCann Erickson. The move follows a new international Heineken campaign called Brief Encounter which Rothco developed locally using the Dutch lager’s new global tagline Open Your World. The TV ad was premiered online on Facebook. The commercial was shot by Stink Film’s […]

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€10,000 PR campaign giveaway

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Elevate is offering a PR campaign worth €10,000 to an SME or NGO with less than 50 staff. The PR agency was launched by Emma Kelly, pictured, who had previously worked with Bill O’Herlihy and as a freelancer. Elevate clients include Bord na Mona, Curves, Carzone.ie, The Curragh, Dublin Contemporary, ebookers, Edward […]

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Soccer show to air live

RTÉ’s soccer show Premier Soccer Saturday will be broadcast live before a studio audience for the first time on April 30 in a joint venture with the show’s sponsor, the Irish Sun. The studio audience will interact with presenter Darragh Maloney and panellists Ray Houghton, Ronnie Whelan and Kenny Cunningham. Irish Sun readers will get […]

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Ahern to run for President

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern declared himself as a candidate for the presidential election in an interview on Ryan Tubridy’s show on 2fm today. With the nation trying to come to grips with the latest bank bail out – bringing the rescue package to a staggering €70 billion – the news of Ahern’s declaration may be […]

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