ArchiveNovember, 2011

DIT to remember Michael Hayes

A celebration of Michael Hayes’s life and his contribution to the advertising industry will be held in DIT Aungier Street with a Mass at 1.30pm this Thursday. The former agency executive and college lecturer died in June this year. Hayes started his career with the Southern Star in Skibbereen, Co Cork, before joining Clery’s. He moved […]

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Top chefs for RDS Christmas show

Several of Ireland’s top chefs will attend the Food & Wine Christmas show in the RDS this weekend. Among the line-up are Richard Corrigan, Ross Lewis, Derry Clarke (pictured above left), Kevin Dundon and Donal Skehan. Masterchef Ireland winner Mary Carney is also due to attend the three-day show which starts this evening. The chefs […]

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SparkQual shortlisted for five gongs

SparkQual has been nominated for a total of five campaigns in this year’s Marketing Society Research Excellence Awards which will be presented next month. The agency has the two campaigns in the advertising and creative category for Unilever and Britvic Ireland, plus three out of the four contenders in the qualitative category for AIB, Birds Eye […]

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Nolan replaces Walsh at Burnetts

Eoghan Nolan (right) has replaced Michael Walsh as creative director at Leo Burnett, following Walsh’s move to Bloom to assume a similar role. Nolan and former Irish International colleague Colman Bourke set up Brand Artillery last February. The idea behind the new creative ‘hot shop’ was to target clients looking for a more flexible approach […]

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National Lottery decision pushed out

A decision on the National Lottery creative advertising review is now not expected to be made until the middle of December, a week before the Christmas-New Year seasonal break. Four creative agencies are in the running, namely Irish International, Publicis QMP, Rothco and the incumbent, DDFH&B-JWT. The lottery’s media, which is handled by Starcom, is […]

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MediaVest handles Emirates take off

Emirates has launched a media campaign in Ireland using MediaVest to promote and support its new Dublin to Dubai service which gets off the ground in early January. The activity comprises national press, online and outdoor advertising. A heavy focus on outdoor covers bus T-sides, 96 and 48 sheets, Metropoles, building wraps and Dart and […]

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Blaney to talk on power of rhetoric

Orlaith Blaney, managing director of McCann Erickson, will speak about the power of rhetoric and on how to be more persuasive at a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) breakfast in the Westin hotel in Dublin on December 13. Blaney will be joined by former government minister Liz O’Donnell and Brian Ruane of BNY Mellon. Dan Cobley, […]

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Marketer of the Year for TV3 seminar

Loretta Dignam of Jacob’s Fruitfield, who was yesterday named Ireland’s Marketer of the Year, is one of three speakers who will address a TV3 seminar on the importance of brand and return on investment in the Aviva Stadium on Lansdowne Road next Wednesday. Dignam will be joined by branding expert John Fanning and Thinkbox research […]

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Magazine for surveyors body

The recently-formed Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), which came about from the merger of the Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCS) and the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute (IAVI), has launched a new members’. Both professional bodies had previously published their own members’ titles. Following a tender, Think Media was appointed to publish a new […]

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EBS and Mail back Christmas FM

The EBS and the Irish Daily Mail will sponsor Christmas FM for the third consecutive year. The station will broadcast its Christmas hits from the Alexander Hotel in Dublin for four weeks from November 29. The sponsorship allows all funds raised by the station to go directly to charity. Over the last three years, the […]

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Colleran to take charge at Star

Irish Daily Star editor Ger Colleran (right) has been appointed managing director of Independent Star, the joint venture between Independent News & Media and Express Newspapers. Colleran replaces Paul Cooke (left), who said he is leaving to pursue “fresh challenges” but declined to go into any more detail just yet. A native of Waterford, Cooke […]

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New creative roles at Boys and Girls

Anne Fleming has joined Boys and Girls as senior copywriter from Chemistry. Regarded as one of the top writers in adland, her work has been recognised with many awards and online on bestadsontv.com. Her clients have included Eircom, Trocaire and Kerry Foods. Jonathon Cullen to head of art at the agency, having joined from McCann […]

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McCrave to leave IAPI

Seán McCrave (pictured left) has resigned as chief executive of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) after almost six years in the job. A statement by IAPI said McCrave is “moving on to open up a new chapter in his career” but did not specify as to his immediate plans. IAPI president Brian […]

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