ArchiveMay, 2012

Bloom visitor numbers likely to grow this bank holiday weekend

Bord Bia’s Bloom gardening festival starts today ands runs until Monday evening in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Now in its sixth year, Bloom attracted over 90,000 visitors last year. This year’s show has 27 show gardens, over 100 Irish food and drink producers, 40 nurseries in the floral marquee, 25 cookery demos and over 160 retailers […]

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Half price fish and chips today

Over 200 of Ireland’s traditional Italian chippers will fry up fish and chips at half price today to mark 127 years of the ‘one ‘n’ one’. Two thirds of Irish consumers surveyed for the chippers say they like nothing better than freshly cut Irish Italian chips, with one in four prepared to travel “as far […]

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Sunday Times marketer sought

News International is looking for a new marketing manager for the Sunday Times Ireland edition. The executive opening arises following the resignation of Michelle McCarthy from the company in December. An interim has been filling the role in the meantime but News International is now keen to find a permanent replacement. The person who is […]

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Mothercare launches family card

To mark 20 years in Ireland, Mothercare has launched the family card loyalty programme offering consumers five per cent back on all purchases. Cardholders also gain access to exclusive events and frequent bonus point promotions and updates on new and existing Mothercare products. The card can be used in 23 Mothercare and Early Learning Centres nationwide, as well as online on http://www.mothercare.ie/ Cybercom […]

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Rothco to present Tiger work

Rothco director Richard Carr is in Thailand today in preparation for a presentation of Tiger beer work to Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) global conference in Bangkok tomorrow. The Dublin agency was confirmed as Tiger’s global creative agency following a three-way contest with JWT Singapore and London agency Exposure. Seven agencies originally presented proposals to Singapore-based […]

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CBS retains Croke Park contract

CBS Outdoor has been appointed by the GAA and Croke Park as their preferred business partner following the recent tender process for three individual contracts. The poster company has retained the contract to manage and operate Croke Park’s advertising and entertainment channels. CBS will also manage the GAA’s county signage and branding services for GAA […]

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Marketing Society extends voting rights to corporate members

The Marketing Society has passed a resolution by a handsome majority at an emergency general meeting (EGM) to extend voting rights to corporate members for the first time. The constitutional change means that the society’s individual and corporate members will now be able to vote in the upcoming council elections. Two council members are retiring […]

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Changes made to Adfx joint entries

Following on from Adx 2012 judge Alison Hoads’ recent talk, IAPI is introducing some changes to help with joint entry submissions. Papers that are jointly entered – for example, by both a creative and media agency – will now be allowed an extra 500 words to make specific reference to the campaign’s broader strategy. Tania […]

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NNI urges students to enter newspaper competition

Transition year students have until next Monday to enter a competition organised by the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) which encourages teenagers to learn more about press and journalism. Schools that sign up for Press Pass will receive daily newspapers and designed workbooks. Students are invited to submit news, feature, analysis, sport and photojournalism articles. […]

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Irish creatives win Best Yet

Neil Saul from Publicis and Cian Tormey, Rothco won the Best Yet 2012 creative competition in Oslo. The team qualified for a place at this year’s event after coming second in The Irish Times and ICAD-sponsored Best Yet young Irish creative team of the year in March. The client brief in Oslo was to drive […]

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UPC rolls out on demand TV

UPC is launching on demand TV in Ireland for its digital subscribers with access to the RTE Player and the 3Player. UPC customers will have seven-day catch-up TV and over 1,300 hours of box sets and series for free. Movies on-demand will also be available. The launch has been enabled by UPC’s new €500 million fibre-powered […]

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Emirates signs up to Irish Open

Emirates has announced its first sponsorship in Ireland by becoming the Irish Open’s official airline for the next three years. This year’s tournament takes place in Royal Portrush from June 28 to July 1. Among the Irish players taking part are Rory McIlroy (above), Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke and Padraig Harrington. The deal includes course branding, […]

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Buckley to head up Sky Ireland

BSkyB has appointed JD Buckley as managing director of its Irish operation. He will report to Stephen van Rooyen, managing director of Sky’s sales and marketing in the UK . Buckley, who will be based at Sky’s Dublin office in Earlsfort Terrace, has operated as an independent business consultant for the past four years. During […]

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