ArchiveApril, 2013

IBI boss calls on Minister Rabbitte to arrange RTE talks

The chairman of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) group John Purcell is calling on the Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte to hold a meeting with the IBI and RTÉ to establish “a fair and equitable broadcasting landscape” for Irish radio listeners. Such a meeting would be the first of its kind. Addressing the IBI […]

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Healy to head up 2FM

One of the most widely known and respected names in local radio Dan Healy has quit as boss of Independent Radio Sales (IRS) to head up 2FM at RTE. Before taking over from John O’Connor at IRS three years ago, Healy was a founder of iRadio, which won the competition for licences for the north […]

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98FM raise anchors profiles

98FM has a new campaign to drive the music station’s anchor shows, The Ray Foley Show and Dermot & Dave. Both shows will be promoted throughout Dublin in the coming months. The €500,000 campaign aims to increase awareness of the broadcasters as 98FM presenters and their already familiar TV personalities. The ads run on 48 […]

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DeepRiverRock unveils €600k campaign

Coca-Cola HBC Ireland this week launches a €600,000 campaign for DeepRiverRock water. Created by McCann Dublin, the push is designed to boost sales and brand preference. Nielsen figures show the brand to be the number one selling water on the island of Ireland. The TV work was produced by Red Rage Films and directed by […]

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Webb for Sailor Jerry global push

Kate Webb has joined William Grant & Sons as global brand manager for Sailor Jerry rum, following the appointment of Bronagh Hunt as the brand’s global marketing manager. Webb will lead the Sailor Jerry clothing and accessories business as well as brand innovation. Her background is in the fashion and sports industries. Her previous roles […]

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Irish ad students top EAC league

Ireland had the highest number of advertising executives in Europe sitting the European Advertising Certificate (EAC) this year. The EAC had 31 Irish advertising executives sitting the exam. Aisling Conlon, business development manager, IAPI, said the institute’s course provides junior staff with know-how and guidance, along with a culture of learning for new recruits entering […]

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Kfouri new Chemistry planner

Chemistry has appointed Dima Kfouri as strategic planner. A graduate of the American University of Beirut, Kfouri completed internships at DDB, Grey and Leo Burnett agencies in Lebanon. While at college and upon graduating she was hired as an account executive by Leo Burnett, later switching to planning. She worked on local, regional and international […]

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Portfolio Lab at end of May

The Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) and ICAD will replace Ogilvy in staging the Portfolio events for young creatives, IAPI chief executive Tania Banotti (above left) has confirmed. The two bodies will jointly run the events under the title Portfolio Lab. First devised by the Toronto-based ihaveanidea.org advertising archive 11 years ago, Portfolio […]

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Johnston Mooney & O'Brien sponsors TV3's hospital series

Johnston Mooney & O’Brien is sponsoring TV3’s new Thursday night series Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The show takes viewers inside the doors of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital to meet the medical teams, the families and the young patients. Throughout the 12 episodes, viewers get a chance to know some of the patients and their families […]

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Content expert for Publishing 360

A woman considered to be one of the most influential figures in the UK content market is among the speakers who will address Magazine Ireland’s Publishing 360 conference in Dublin next week, Julia Hutchinson joined Group Fresh Media Group (FMG) as head of content last November after nine years as chief operating officer of the […]

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Unique goes with media podcast

Broadcasters and Unique Media PR directors Al Dunne and Breda Brown have launched a monthly media podcast. In the podcast Irish media executives give their views on events and trends. This month, radio expert Martin Block talks about the Broadcast Authority of Ireland’s radio licence renewals. PML’s Colum Harmon discusses innovations in outdoor and Garrett […]

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UPC rolls out Horizon and speed upgrades

Following the launch of Sky’s major new broadband campaign with TV ads starring Pierce Brosnan, UPC has announced the roll out of a  new app and TV online service plus a free upgrade to a minimum 50Mb as standard for all its broadband customers. The Horizon TV app and online TV service allows UPC TV […]

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Gaffney advocates pooling news

Pooling newsrooms resources to cut costs and make news gathering more streamlined is an option for Irish media in the recession, Communicorp chairperson and Independent News & Media (INM) non-executive director Lucy Gaffney has said. Speaking at a breakfast organised by Plan Ireland, Gaffney said news organisations in the UK had implemented similar practices as […]

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