ArchiveFebruary, 2013

Karmann VW sponsors Boh's

Bohemian Football Club has a new sponsor for the coming season in the shape of Karmann Volkswagen, the Dublin car dealership located on the junction of the N3 and M50. The VW dealership opened its doors in April of last year, serving local communities in and around Castleknock and Blanchardstown. To mark the deal, Karmann […]

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Spin set for Hollywood

Dublin music station Spin 1038 has been nominated for most innovative international radio station at the Worldwide Radio Summit Awards being staged in Los Angeles at the start of May. The event is described as the yearly gathering of “the most forward thinking minds in radio, digital/social and music.” Spin 1038 is up against some big […]

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Irish Water appoints Carat

Carat is to handle media buying and planning for Irish Water. It is understood Mindshare and Starcom were also invited to pitch. The new body, an independent division of Bord Gáis, has also seen creative presentations. Among the agencies involved are DDFH&B, Irish International, Javelin and Publicis. There was speculation in adland this week that […]

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Leo Burnett Dublin to close

The Dublin office of the international Leo Burnett network has been put into liquidation, a statement issued on behalf of Eastbrook Services, trading as Leo Burnett Associates (Dublin), has confirmed. Employees and clients were informed of the news yesterday and a creditors meeting and a liquidator is expected to be appointed in early March after […]

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Diageo's Operation Vessel underway

Diageo Ireland is taking delivery of ten new giant vessels capable of brewing 40 million pints of stout and beer each week for home and export markets. The first of 27 vessels in all, each 85ft in length and weighing up to 28 tonnes, arrived in Dun Laoghaire harbour on Sunday evening after being shipped […]

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Report on shopping malls

CBS Outdoor and PML have launched a research study that delivers insights into the digital out of home (OOH) shopper in Dundrum Town Centre and Swords Pavilions in Dublin. The Digital Effect, a study conducted by Behaviour & Attitudes, gathers feedback from 400 shoppers in exit surveys on their shopping behaviours in the shopping malls […]

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McDonald to leave AAI

Ed McDonald is to step down as chief executive of the Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI) at the end of June. McDonald, who replaced former Diageo marketer Michael Caraher as AAI boss in 2008, was previously chief executive of the Marketing Institute. Prior to that, he headed up the Henry Street-Mary Street Partnership in […]

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Sheehan and Whitmore top dates

LoveHate star Robert Sheehan is the new man of the moment with over 52 per cent of Irish women wanting to get his number, a survey by 11850 directory enquiry service claims. Stunning blonde Irish lady Laura Whitmore topped the men’s wish list when deciding on the perfect Valentine’s date. Former Miss World and Evening […]

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RTE launches new Radio 1 site

RTE has launched a new Radio 1 website with an emphasis on itemised content and update navigation tools. The functionality of the new site allows users to identify particular items on shows. Clare Duignan (above), managing director, RTE Radio, said online research by Gfk NOP Media shows that 70 per cent of Irish adults have […]

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Masterson to address DCU seminar

Hireland.ie co-founder and former McConnells account director Lucy Masterson is among the speakers who will address a conference on business start ups and social enterprise in DCU next Tuesday. Targeted at entrepreneurs and small business owners, Get Started 2013 will comprise expert presentations and panel discussions with the hope of offering ideas, inspiration and support […]

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Deeny joins Irish International

Sarah Deeny has joined Irish International as group account director. She joins from the Omnicom group’s sister agency, Cawley NeaTBWA. Deeny has worked in client services with a number of agencies, including Arks, AFA O’Meara and O’Connor O’Sullivan and in marketing with Nokia. She has a post graduate diploma in marketing from the College of Marketing […]

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Unilever offers Lynx space odyssey

Unilever will send a person into space as a promo for its new Lynx Apollo range. The outdoor ads mark a media first in Ireland with streetskins branded shop rollers running in Dublin along with other traditional formats. The ads direct consumers to the Lynx website where they can enter a competition.The 200 entrants with […]

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Six Nations worth over €30m

Ireland’s two home Six Nations matches at the Aviva Stadium could generate over  €30 million for the national economy, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce says. The matches between England and France will attract 16,000 away fans. Ireland’s first match is against England this Sunday, while Ireland v France is on March 9. Dublin Chamber chief […]

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