ArchiveOctober, 2012

Independent wins journalist of the year as Mail takes six awards

The Irish Independent presidential election team has won the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) journalist of the year award. The team comprises Fionnán Sheahan, Michael Brennan, Fiach Kelly and Cormac McQuinn. The Irish Daily Mail and the Irish Mail on Sunday won a total of six awards, namely young journalist, Jennifer Bray; feature writer, Philip […]

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Four finalists for Marketer of the Year announced

The shortlist for this year’s Marketer of the Year award was announced today. The four finalists are Brendan McEvoy, general manager marketing, Irish Life; Amie Peters, head of direct mail, An Post; David Field, group head of marketing and retail development, Eason and Kevin Donnelly, marketing director, Britvic Ireland. Marketer of the Year honours marketing […]

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Murray to head up Burnetts

Keith Murray is to become the managing director of Leo Burnett from the end of the year. He will replace Shane McGonigle, who recently announced his intention to quit the agency and advertising to pursue other business interests. Murray was up to recently the director in charge of advertising at Language. He was previously with […]

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Students give Trap red card

Half of the students questioned in a survey by College Times as to whether or not Giovanni Trapattoni should be sacked as the Republic of Ireland football manager said the FAI should show the Italian the door. Another 30 per cent said they “couldn’t care less”, while one in five of the 1,500 student votes […]

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Doyle promoted at MCCP

Shane Doyle to planning director at MCCP, the planning agency run by Kay McCarthy. Doyle will lead insight development for strategy, innovation and communications planning on such brands as Heineken, National Cancer Screening Service (BreastCheck and CervicalCheck), Kepak, Irish Ferries, Red Bull and Muller. Doyle joined MCCP two years ago, having spent three years as […]

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Taylor counts down switch for Sky

On the same day as Katie Taylor confirmed her decision to remain amateur, Sky announced that the Bray boxer is the satcaster’s ambassador for the digital switchover campaign. With the switchover going ahead next Wednesday, Sky is reminding analogue viewers who have yet to switch to digital they have little time left. Taylor said today […]

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Ben Frow to leave TV3

TV3 director of programming Ben Frow is returning to the UK and plans to leave the company at the end of the year. Frow, who joined TV3 in 2007, spearheaded the transformation of TV3 from an acquisitions-led channel to a distinctive Irish broadcaster. Among the shows he is credited with launching are The Apprentice, Come […]

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TV3 to show Savile documentary

TV3 is to show ITV’s Exposure documentary into sexual abuse allegations against Sir Jimmy Savile tomorrow night. British police are now investigating claims made against the former Top of the Pops and Jim”ll Fix It presenter spanning six decades. The number of his likely victims is said to have risen to 60 over the weekend, […]

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Ryan honoured at radio awards

2FM presenter Gerry Ryan was posthumously inducted into the hall of fame of Irish radio broadcasting at the Phonographic Performance Ireland (PPI) Radio Awards presented at a gala dinner in the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny. The three other radio presenters who were inducted into this year’s hall of fame were Ronan O’Rahilly of Radio […]

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Cheese ads exempted by BAI

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) today announced the outcomes of a public consultation undertaken on the rules to be applied to the advertising of high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) food and drink to children. The rules will come into effect next July and will apply to all radio and TV broadcasters in the […]

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Entries sought for research awards

The Marketing Society is calling on agencies to enter its fourth annual Research Excellence awards. This year’s closing date for entries is Wednesday, November 7. The awards ceremony will be held as part of the society’s Christmas lunch in the Shelbourne Hotel on December 14. Awards sponsors include MCCP, Fieldwork Future, The Grafton Suite, Empathy […]

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Newstalk backs breast cancer month

Newstalk is in the pink this October as it joins Centra, Boots, Esso and Curves in support of the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The station is showing its support for the Action Breast Cancer programme which provides information and support services to thousands of women across Ireland. Newstalk has come on […]

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TV3 teams up with CNN for US presidential election coverage

TV3 is partnering with CNN for its coverage of this year’s US presidential campaign. CNN correspondents will provide daily reports from the hustings, starting in the mornings with Ireland AM and continuing with the News at 5.30pm and Tonight with Vincent Browne. Coverage starts at 2am tomorrow morning with uninterrupted live coverage of the vice-presidential […]

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