ArchiveAugust, 2011

Pharmacy boss for An Post talk

Cormac Tobin, managing director of the Unicare pharmacy group, is the guest speaker for the An Post marketers breakfast on Wednesday, September 7. Tobin will speak about the task of developing a loyalty programme of 40,000 customers from scratch and present an overview on the campaign adopted. Tobin started in Superquinn, aged 13. He became […]

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Arsenal to compensate fans

Arsenal Football Club is to offer its fans who travelled to Old Trafford for yesterday’s humiliating defeat to Manchester United a free ticket to an away game in this season’s Barclays Premier League. Manchester United beat Arsenal 8-2, with Wayne Rooney scoring a hat-trick and new signing Ashley Young adding a brace. Following yesterday’s result, […]

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O'Callaghan and Tubridy top TV hosts

RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan and Ryan Tubridy share top spot in a survey of Ireland’s most popular TV personalities. The two hosts each earned an 18 per cent share of a public poll conducted by Onside Sponsorship, followed by Gay Byrne, Pat Kenny and TV3 late night presenter Vincent Browne in the top five. The top […]

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Shamrock Rovers to play Spurs

Shamrock Rovers have been drawn in the same group as Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League. Michael O’Neill’s side are in group A along with the London club, Russian outfit Rubin Kazan and Greek side PAOK Salonika. Rovers is the first League of Ireland side to qualify for the group stages of a European competition. […]

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Bord Gais to sponsor theatre

Bord Gáis is reported to have secured the naming rights to the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin’s Docklands in a six-year deal valued at around €400,000 a year, today’s Irish Times reports. The theatre, owned by Harry Crosbie and Live Nation, opened in March last year with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s ballet, Swan Lake. Crosbie is […]

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TV3 plans new €4.5 million studio

TV3 is to build a new 500 square metre studio for live shows with high definition capabilities. The initiative will see the station double the size of its facility in Ballymount and allow TV3 reach its goal of producing half of its own content, which is currently at 40 per cent. The €4.5m studio is […]

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Fabregas bids adios to Gunners

Cesc Fabregas will sign for FC Barcelona today after completing a medical. Barcelona and Arsenal are understood to have agreed an initial £25 million deal, with various add-ons bringing it to €35m in all. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he regretted losing the Spanish midfielder but conceded that Fabregas,24, was set on rejoining his boyhood […]

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Meas media up for review

Meas, the body charged with encouraging a responsible attitude to alcohol consumption in Ireland, is reviewing its DrinkAware media currently with Initiative. The body is funded by major drinks companies, including Diageo, Heineken and C&C Group. Meas’s creative work, handled by Language, is not part of the review. Other advertising reviews currently being undertaken include […]

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Dog magazine to be published

The Irish Kennel Club’s first official annual magazine for member dog breeders and dog owners among the general public is to be published in time for the Christmas market. Goldstar Publications has been awarded the contract and publisher Colm Burns said the magazine will appeal to all dog lovers throughout the country. One in three […]

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National Lottery out to pitch

Creative agencies have been invited to pitch for the National Lottery currently handled by DDFH&B-JWT. The lottery is regarded as one of the country’s top accounts and it goes out to pitch every three to four years. Before DDFH&B won the business, the business was with McConnells for many years. It is understood that media […]

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Fanning to chair food awards

Former McConnells managing director and UCD Smurfit School of Business lecturer John Fanning is to chair Bord Bia’s new food and drink industry awards. Sponsored by Rabobank, the awards recognise excellence in export development, branding, innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship and home market success. Entries will be assessed by an independent judging panel chaired by Fanning. The […]

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