ArchiveDecember, 2011

Murphy to head up Vizeum

Conor Murphy is to replace Gavan Byrne as managing director of Vizeum Ireland following Byrne’s appointment as commercial director of Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp group from the end of February. Byrne joined Aegis-owned Vizeum seven years ago. He and Mark Lynch joined from Mindshare, with Lynch departing last year. Murphy (seated) joined Vizeum in April this […]

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Core Media acquires Mediaworks

Core Media Group (CMG) has bought Owens DDB’s Mediaworks for a figure in the region of €3 million. With claimed combined billings of over €160m, the deal makes CMG the largest media buyer in Ireland. CMG is majority Irish-owned and comprises Starcom, MediaVest, Clear Blue Water, Radical and ZenithOptimedia. CMG boss Alan Cox (above right) […]

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IAPI may pay new CEO €120k

The Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) may be willing to pay their new chief executive officer an annual salary of €120,000 or more, provided a high-calibre candidate with the right credentials for the job can be found. The institute has run ads in national newspapers in recent weeks outlining the tasks and the […]

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Red C merges with OI Research

Red C Research & Marketing and OI Research, formerly known as Outsourced Insight, have merged their interests. The agreement will see a new agency formed which will be one  of Ireland’s biggest independent research groups. Red C is run by Richard Colwell, a former director of Lansdowne Research. The agency is well known for its […]

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Mail supports Buy Irish campaign

Associated Newspapers Ireland (ANI) has teamed up with Guaranteed Irish for a campaign to spend an extra €4 per week locally. In an effort to help create as many as 6,000 extra jobs, the Irish Daily Mail has produced 30,000 window stickers for retailers and the public. The objective is to get the public thinking […]

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Poll points finger at Cullen

Bill Cullen’s decision to fire feisty Cork restaurateur Sandra Murphy in week ten of The Apprentice on TV3 last night has come under fire.  An online poll www.didbillgetitright.ie by project sponsor JustEat.ie shows that the Irish public disagree with Cullen’s decision and that even the veteran motor industry boss can call it wrong. JustEat.ie’s public […]

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Postgrad students prepare for pitch

Students of the IAPI/DIT advertising and digital communications postgraduate course will make an industry pitch on an undisclosed brief in DIT at 6pm on Thursday, December 15. Last year was the college’s first pitch night when students split into two rival teams for a Fáilte Ireland brief, judged by four industry experts. This year’s brief […]

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Farrell heads up IPG media

Initiative managing director Paul Farrell has been promoted by Interpublic to the new position as head of IPG Mediabrands in Ireland. A statement issued by IPG Mediabrands, which controls a $34 billion global media buying portfolio, said Farrell’s appointment is part of a strengthening of its European presence and the establishment of “a fresh, new […]

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Setanta releases schools rugby pack

Setanta Sports has announced an advertising package for the forthcoming schools rugby tournament which runs from the start of February to the end of March. The €2,800 price gives advertisers 40 30-second spots. If advertisers request position fixing, a 33 per cent surcharge applies, sales director John Devlin said. A report in today’s Irish Times […]

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Meas calls for alcohol below cost sales ban to be restored

Addressing the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children, the chief executive of Meas/drinkaware.ie, Fionnuala Sheehan, said the government should seriously consider the re-introduction of the ban on below cost selling of alcohol. Sheehan said the Groceries Order was effective in addressing below cost selling of alcohol and its re-introduction should also be strongly considered to […]

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Irish Times launches ad competition

The Irish Times hopes to encourage fledgling Irish businesses and help kick start an economic recovery by using the power of well-crafted copy. Launched in the paper’s Innovation supplement as part of an article by UCD Smurfit Graduate School of  Business lecturer and Marketing.ie contributor John Fanning, Irish businesses, or their agencies, with a turnover […]

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