ArchiveOctober, 2011

Carswell named top journalist

Simon Carswell, business journalist with The Irish Times, was presented with the nationalist journalist of the year award at the first National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) Journalism Awards in the Four Seasons hotel. Carswell was honoured for his series of reports on the financial crisis, including an exclusive interview with Anglo chief David Drumm and […]

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O'Reilly returns to RTE as group commercial director

Willie O’Reilly has quit as chief executive of Today FM to take up the newly-created job of RTE group commercial director. As a member of the executive board, he will report to director general Noel Curran and will be in charge of all the divisional and cross-divisional commercial staff and operations in Montrose. Before moving […]

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Duffy takes 30 per cent pay cut

Liveline presenter Joe Duffy has agreed to take a 30 per cent pay cut as from the start of this month. Duffy was the fifth-highest paid RTE presenter in 2008, the last year for which fees are available, earning €408,889. The 30 per cent reduction will see his annual fee drop to €286,222 as and […]

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X-Factor said to be in decline

Viewership of the first X-Factor live show on TV3 this year was down 28.4 per cent since last year, a report by Mediaworks indicates. Average adult viewership for the first live X Factor show in 2010 was 557,600, compared with 399,100 this year. The second live show was down by 30 points compared with the […]

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DDFH&B-JWT wins Eircom

DDFH&B-JWT has won the Eircom creative account which includes the Eircom flagship brand and eMobile. The account was out to pitch in recent weeks and five agencies presented. Other agencies in the running included Boys and Girls, Ogilvy, Rothco and the incumbent, Chemistry. It has been a good week for DDFH&B-JWT as they also won […]

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Star rolls out showbiz site

The Irish Daily Star has developed online by launching entertainment website www.starplus.ie featuring entertainment and showbiz news online which can be accessed on computer, smartphone, laptop or tablet. Run by The Star’s showbiz and entertainment journalists, the site features news of music, movies, games and gadgets, as well as the latest red carpet goings on […]

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Hutton joins Bay Broadcasting

Ken Hutton has returned to Ireland from London to become commercial director at Bay Broadcasting, the leading shareholder in multi-city station Classic Hits 4FM, a major shareholder in Radio Nova and a backer of Sunshine 106.8, formerly Dublin’s Country. Bay’s Kevin Branigan said Hutton’s 27 years media experience and commercial background will be an asset […]

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Coca-Cola linked with Publicis QMP

There is strong speculation in adland that the Coke creative account has moved from McCann Erickson to QMP Publicis as part of an international alignment, but Coca-Cola is refusing to confirm or deny the rumour. When contacted by Marketing.ie, a spokesperson for Coca-Cola Ireland said there was an on-going review of “creative processes” just now […]

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ASA to restrict sexualised posters

Outdoor ads with overtly sexually provocative images are to be restricted under new rules announced by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in response to the British government’s Bailey Review published in June. An industry panel was set up by the Advertising Association to study the report. The group has representatives from Unilever, McDonald’s, 02, Microsoft, […]

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TV3 unveils new player

TV3 has launched its 3player online service to agencies and will officially introduce it during X-Factor tomorrow night. Speaking at a breakfast in Brasserie Le Pont on Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Place,  TV3’s online director Stephen Grant said video on demand (VOD) will see growth in Ireland and by 2015 will be worth €7.5 million. Grant said […]

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VW guru for NNI awards

Neil Dawson, executive creative director, BETC London, will be the international judge for the NNI Press Ad of the Year Awards 2011. Before he launched BETC London, Dawson was worldwide chief creative officer on the Philips account at DDB, where he won back-to-back grand prix at Cannes for Carousel and Parallel Lines. Dawson was responsible […]

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Rosenstock to get special award

Comedian Mario Rosenstock will be presented with this year’s outstanding achievement award at the PPI (Phonographic Performance Ireland) radio awards ceremony in Kilkenny tonight. He has been the voice of the popular Gift Grub comedy sketches on the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show on Today FM since 1999. Rosenstock, 40, has been the voice of Roy […]

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McCanns adds new accounts

McCann Erickson has added four new clients to the agency in the last six weeks. The new business wins include Hidden Hearing, the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI) and government accounts, Safefood and the Health & Safety Authority (HSA). McCanns was already on the Safefood roster. McCanns’ chief executive officer Orlaith Blaney said Safefood […]

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