ArchiveFebruary, 2014

Gathering wins DMA grand prix

The Gathering tourism initiative won the grand prix for RMG/PHD at the 2014 Samsung Digital Media Awards. ICAN won best agency and also picked up gongs for the best retail campaign for Brown Thomas Sunglasses and best integrated digital campaign for its work on Permanent TSB ‘Back to Basics’. Event video crowd sourcing start-up FanFootage won […]

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UTV signs BAI contract

UTV Ireland has signed a ten-year television content provision contract with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), under section 71 of the Irish Broadcasting Act.  UTV Ireland plans to start broadcasting in the Republic from next January. UTV has an agreement with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which will give UTV the exclusive broadcasting rights for […]

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Seven in line for Doyenne award

A shortlist has been announced for the first Doyenne award to show outstanding talent shown by a woman in Irish advertising. The  seven candidates are Catriona Campbell, strategic account director at The Social House; Nicola Gillen, client director, MediaVest; Estelle Gorby, international strategic director, Acorn; Leah O’Donoghue, account director, Cawley NeaTBWA; Jill Robinson, head of […]

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Core tops workplace list

Core Media has emerged as the best workplace in Ireland for medium-sized organisations/companies in the Great Place to Work 2014 listings. Last year, Core came third in the medium (101 to 300 employees) category and group boss Alan Cox was voted most trusted business leader. The criteria for the best places to work includes employee […]

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Chemistry crew shave and dye

Chemistry produced this year’s Shave or Dye campaign for the agency’s new client, Today FM. The campaign is to raise funds for another new client, the Irish Cancer Society. It’s for a great cause: there are very few people who don’t know someone who has or has had cancer. Agency managing director Ray Sheerin (above) […]

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Cullen steps down from NNI

Frank Cullen is to retire as co-ordinating director for the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI), the public face of Ireland’s newspaper industry after almost 30 years. The NNI represents 16 national titles, 25 local/regional print titles and their respective online and mobile brands. Cullen (above left), who runs PR company Cullen Communications, said he was […]

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Hireland creates 4,500 jobs

Voluntary jobs initiative Hireland claims to have produced 4,500 jobs and 7,000 in pledges from employers since its launch two years ago, co-founder Lucy Masterson says. The former McConnells executive says that with the economic prospects for 2014 looking better, the aim is to make a full-on effort to bring the total to 10,000 jobs, […]

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Marketing Society talks creativity

The Marketing Society will host a breakfast seminar on the power of creativity in early March. Three marketing experts will discuss how creative thinking, contact strategy and work sells more, whether it is by way of strategic development, creative execution or how marketers talk to consumers. The speakers are Andy Sandoz, D&AD board member, Agency […]

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Javelin acquires Brand Social

The Javelin Group has taken a controlling stake in digital agency Brand Social. Discussions have been ongoing between the two agencies for several months and the acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, was completed before Christmas. Brand Social, will be based in Javelin’s offices in Smithfield, bringing the enlarged group’s staff total to 36. Brand Social will […]

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Norah Casey talks to Marketing/tv

Broadcaster and publisher Norah Casey speaks to Marketing/tv about her career and her plans for the future. In an interview with Marketing.ie editor Michael Cullen, she explains why she has no interest in running for the Dáil, how hard it was for her to leave Dragons’ Den and why she has taken up mentoring young […]

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Molony to join Maximum

Katie Molony has quit as marketing and promotions manager of The Irish Times to join Maximum Media, publisher of Joe.ie and Her.ie male and female-focused lifestyle portals. Joe.ie, whose slogan is “It’s Man Stuff”, was set up by businessman Niall McGarry in 2010. He previously ran Galway ad agency Impact Media. Former Munster and Ireland […]

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Sky stays with Cat Laughs

Sky is to remain on as title sponsor of the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny for another two years. The news comes as the festival prepares to celebrate its 20th year. Launched in 1995, the event is seen as one of the world’s top comedy festivals. This year’s festival runs from Thursday  May 29 to […]

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Drury now Drury Porter Novelli

Public relations agency Drury has rebranded as Drury Porter Novelli. Run by Anne-Marie Curran, with particular expertise in corporate, financial, healthcare and public affairs, clients include CRH, Greencore, Paddy Power, Glo Health, InterTrade Ireland, Tourism Ireland, McDonald’s, the Sustainable Energy Authority and KPMG. Michael Carey, Bord Bia chairman and Company of Food founder and executive […]

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