ArchiveJuly, 2013

Kenny leaves RTE for Newstalk

RTÉ has confirmed that broadcaster Pat Kenny will not be renewing his contract with RTÉ and is leaving the station to join Newstalk 106-108FM. Kenny (pictured above right, with John McColgan), will host a news and current affairs show from 10am to 12.30pm weekdays from September 2. Kenny joined RTÉ as a part-time radio announcer in […]

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IAPI launches mentoring programme

The Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) has launched ‘Mad World Up Close’, a mentoring programme aimed at helping young IAPI members in their professional development and overall understanding of  the advertising business. The programme will provide career guidance and expertise through 12 mentors, who are all volunteering their time. In a statement issued by […]

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RTE Radio has grounds for hope

RTE Radio has made some ground in the year to the end of June, the latest Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) shows. On RTE Radio 1, Morning Ireland and the News at One had increases of 6,000 and 8,000, bringing their respective audiences up to 450,000 and 365,000. Pat Kenny (above) was unchanged at 328,000. […]

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Language rolls out Londis ads

Londis has launched a new campaign. The independent retail group is said to be investing over €1 million in the campaign over the next year, which includes TV, digital and in-store promotion. The through-the-line campaign, which highlights what makes Londis different to other stores, starts with a 40-second TV ad. The ads emphasise the brand’s […]

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Ryanair takes aircraft ads

Ryanair is offering businesses the chance to advertise their brand on its fleet of 303 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Companies can have their brand featured on four different locations on the Ryanair aircraft, including on the inner and outer winglets, front fuselage and rear fuselage, for a year. The low cost airline, run by Michael O’Leary […]

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Subway goes with Pembroke

The Subway sandwich franchise company has appointed Pembroke Communications to handle its public relations in Ireland. Pembroke is being hired to work on consumer, corporate, public affairs and sponsorship activity across its 100-plus store network. Pembroke’s deputy managing director Alan Tyrrell (pictured above) will lead the account with support from Sarah Wagstaff’s consumer team at […]

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KBC sees creative pitches

KBC Bank has invited five agencies to make creative presentations. The bank’s head of brand and marketing Aidan Power (pictured), who joined the company from EBS Building Society last year and is the new president of the Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI), has lined up three Dublin agencies – Boys and Girls, Chemistry and […]

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Setanta rolls out football line-up

Setanta Sports has confirmed the first of their 71 exclusively live Barclays Premier League games for the 2013/14 season which for the first time includes 12:45 Saturday kick-offs on BT Sport. Fans of Ireland’s most supported Barclays Premier League clubs can look forward to Setanta and BT Sport’s first selections as Manchester United, Liverpool and […]

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Irish consumers rise and shine with mobile phones

Three quarters of smartphone users check their mobiles before getting out of bed, new research from O2 Media shows. O2 Media, Telefonica’s mobile media arm of O2 Ireland, recently bought by Hutchison Whampoa’s Three, has produced an infographic based on a survey into the smartphone habits of its customers. The study points to how mobile […]

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ICAD bells ring for Ogilvy

Ogilvy’s work for the ISPCC has scooped another industry honour by bagging two gold bells at the Institute of Creative Advertising & Design (ICADs) awards in the Guinness Storehouse last night. ‘Stupid Little Bitch’, created by Des Kavanagh and Laurence O’Byrne, followed up its bronze radio win at Cannes, with a gold in TV and […]

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Tighe to run IRS

David Tighe is the new chief executive of Independent Radio Sales (IRS), Marketing.ie has learned. Tighe was the first boss of  Dublin rock music station Radio Nova before he was replaced by director Kevin Branigan. Before that, he spent seven years with the UTV-owned Limerick’s Live 95FM. He worked with Emap in the UK. He […]

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Sky adds UKTV’s Watch

Sky Media Ireland (SMI) now handles sales of UKTV’s Watch entertainment channel. Watch premieres “out-of-the-ordinary programming”, including fantasy and sci-fi dramas such as Grimm, Beauty and the Beast, Primeval: New World, Perception and Sanctuary. It showcases series like Doctor Who, Torchwood and Paranormal Witness. It commissioned the multi-award winning Dynamo Magician Impossible. Formed in 1997, […]

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Beat 10 years on air

Beat 102-103, the regional radio station broadcasting in Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Carlow, celebrates 10 years on air this July. In that time, Beat has become the top station in the south east and now attracts 151,000 weekly listeners, up 16,000 listeners in the last year. The station’s most popular shows include Beat Breakfast […]

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