Archive2012

Moran appointed deputy MD at Target McConnells

Abi Moran is the new deputy managing director at Target McConnells. The appointment comes at the end of the agency’s first year in business following the merger between RMG Target and McConnells. It was  a year that saw the agency win a number of major accounts, including An Post, Topaz, the GAA and Croke Park. Moran, […]

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Hyundai sponsors 3player

Hyundai Santa Fe has become the first brand to take full sponsorship of TV3’s 3player. The deal is said to be one of the biggest digital sponsorships in Ireland to date. No value was put on the deal. The sponsorship includes a display and VOD campaign across 3player online and mobile sites, with Hyundai taking […]

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Sky extends on demand service

Sky has extended its on demand service for Sky+ app users. This Christmas it’s easier to plan what to watch by teeing-up box sets and shows to start downloading onto a compatible Sky+HD set top box from anywhere in the house via iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini or iPod touch. From Modern Family to Mad Men, Spongebob […]

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John Giles way offside

OPINION PIECE In his column in today’s Evening Herald, John Giles writes about cheaters who must be brought to book. He highlights the wrongs of  footballers who dive to cheat and get decisions when they are obviously guilty of making a farce of  the beautiful game. Giles singles out Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for specific […]

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Cooney takes break from adland

Fintan Cooney has left Chemistry and plans to take a career break from advertising for personal reasons. Cooney, a highly-respected client service director, has been with Chemistry for over 13 years. He was also an agency shareholder. His main accounts in recent years included Coors Light for Heineken Ireland, Lidl, the Referendum Commission, the NSAI […]

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Brennans roll out TV3 movies

Brennans Bakeries is sponsoring over 30 movies across TV3’s December schedule, including The Hangover, The Hunted, Reservoir Dogs, Pay it Forward and Roddy Doyle’s The Snapper. The sponsorship, which kicked off with stings around The Time Machine, includes all-day takeovers on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Ivan Hammond, head of marketing, Brennans Bakeries, said the […]

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McDonald’s lovin’ Adshel kiosks

McDonald’s was the first brand to advertise on Clear Channel’s recently relaunched Adshel Connect phone kiosk. The campaign targets commuters on their way to and from work. The panels have a presence in Dublin city centre and town centres nationally, with 575 kiosks available across Ireland in all. The campaign was planned by Mediaworks and […]

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Tequila scores gold hat-trick

Cawley NeaTBWA’s Tequila took home three golds and one silver for work for Electric Ireland from the Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) European awards. Tequila was competing against 46 national winners from nine markets. The wins followed a seven-week judging process, involving 53 adjudicators. Tequila’s Alan Pollock, Leah Donoghue and Adam Crane with Margaret Colton, Electric […]

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Elvive cuts an Off the Rails deal

L’Oreal Paris Elvive is the new sponsor of RTE1’s fashion show Off The Rails. The sponsorship runs across Wednesday nights, activity in the RTE Guide, on the RTE website and on the RTE Player. With product placement regulations relaxed, the deal also includes placement in certain episodes and parts of the show. Elvive haircare is […]

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Sky hands PR to Slatterys

BSkyB has appointed Slattery Communications to handle its public relations work in Ireland following a competitive pitch. The business was previously with Edelman. Slatterys is run by founder Padraig Slattery and has a track record in sports marketing. It counts the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) among its clients. The agency has also worked on […]

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P&G still in dispute with RTE

The stand-off between RTE and Procter & Gamble (P&G) over advertising rates continues. The dispute has stopped all P&G ads from running on RTE in recent months. The row followed the decision by RTE to end its ‘share deals’ policy earlier this year, which allowed advertisers generous discounts once they invested most of their ad […]

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Call for bike scheme sponsors

Sponsors are sought by the National Transport Authority (NTA) for an extended national public bike scheme similar to what Dublin City Council and JCDecaux organised for Dublin. The NTA plans to launch the scheme in four regional cities – Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford – by the second half of next year. The sponsorship will […]

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RTÉ Digital to sell mobile

RTÉ Digital plans to take over the selling of advertising on its RTÉ News Now app and mobile site m.rte.ie directly from the start of next year. Up to now, RTÉ Digital has worked with Adforce, part of the Digital Reach Group (DRG) founded by Colm Grealy. Confirming the news, Conor Mullen, commercial director, RTÉ […]

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