ArchiveApril, 2014

TV3 leads Adfx support

TV3 is to be the headline sponsor of the 2014 Adfx awards organised by IAPI. Taking place in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Thursday, September 4, Adfx recognises and rewards the most effective advertising campaigns in Irish and international markets run in the last two years. TV3 commercial director Pat Kiely said the broadcaster […]

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Curtis new UTV head of channel

Former Saorview director Mary Curtis had been appointed head of channel at UTV Ireland with responsibility for overseeing all programming content and leading the development of the new channel across all platforms. She was director of digital switchover and responsible for RTE Television’s digital strategy. Prior to that, she was RTE’s deputy director for TV […]

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Irish Rail on track for a decision on ad review by late May

Irish Rail will see presentations from media and creative agencies early next month and a decision is expected to be made on the reviews by the end of the month. The four creative agencies pitching are Irish International, Javelin, Publicis and the incumbent, Focus Advertising. Focus client director Shane Lynch has worked on the Irish […]

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Sexton signs up to Toyota

Toyota Ireland has added Jonathan Sexton to its list of brand ambassadors. The Racing Metro and Ireland fly-half joins Munster’s Paul O’Connell, boxer Katie Taylor, athlete Fionnuala Britton and GAA commentator Micheál O Muircheartaigh. Toyota is also the official car for the Dublin senior football and hurling teams and Cricket Ireland. Sexton’s feats include a […]

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Super Garden series gets underway

RTÉ’s Super Garden returns for its sixth series with support from sponsors Woodie’s and Akzo Nobel’s Dulux Cuprinol wood treatment. Woodie’s senior horticulturalist Paddy Gleeson (third from left) also returns to the show as a judge along with Bloom festival show manager Gary Graham, colour consultant Roisin Lafferty and garden designer and interior architect Leonie […]

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AAI hosts Dutch creatives

The Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI) will host a morning seminar talk by KesselsKramer creative director Richard Walker and managing director and partner Engin Celikbas explaining their vision on what it takes to create great work and getting the best from an agency. Since its launch in Amsterdam in 1996, KesselsKramer (KK) has built […]

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Keogh’s Crisps cracks UK market

Keogh’s Crisps has agreed a deal with British multiple Tesco which sees the family’s hand cooked potato crisps go on sale in 255 Tesco stores in the UK. The Keogh family have farmed the land in Oldtown in north county Dublin for over 200 years. Three years ago, they developed the artisan crisps and the next […]

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Strong speculation that Moyes faces sack at Man Utd

There are rumours this afternoon that Manchester United are on the brink of sacking manager David Moyes. Although there has been no official comment from Old Trafford, sources close to the club are saying that club board members are not denying the rumours following Man Utd’s 2-0 away defeat to Moyes’s former club, Everton, yesterday. […]

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Newstalk slams RTE's ad ban

A decision by RTÉ to refuse to broadcast an advertisement submitted by Newstalk 106-108 fm is in contravention of its public sector broadcasting remit, the independent station has claimed in a statement issued by its PR agency, FleishmanHillard. “RTÉ’s decision not to accept the ad is motivated  solely by its determination to curb the listenership […]

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Aegis signs up to Prisma

Dentsu-owned Aegis Ireland has agreed a deal with UK marketing software specialists Mediaocean to provide the Prisma digital platform. Prisma allows media agencies to conduct their entire business from researching and planning, to buying into reconciliation with bill/pay, keeping finance departments in sync with digital activity. Aegis, which comprises Carat, Lucidity, iProspect, Vizeum and Brindley, […]

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Sky to show Papal canonisations live in 3D

For the first time in history, Sky will broadcast the canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, presided over by Pope Francis live from St Peter’s Square in Rome on Sky 3D and Sky Arts from 8.30am on Sunday, April 27. The ceremony will be broadcast in full, without ad breaks. The […]

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Indo backs Leinster Rugby

The Irish Independent has become the official newspaper to Leinster Rugby. Each Friday, a club supplement will be included in the Irish Independent sold in Leinster. The newspaper has a similar arrangement in place with Munster Rugby and recently announced the renaming of  Cork’s Musgrave Park as Independent Park. The Friday supplement  features information and […]

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Ogilvy Dublin’s ISPCC hotline makes One Show

For the first time in 20 years, a film created by an Irish ad agency has been nominated as a finalist at the One Show awards in the US. The One Show provides a global stage for international work. Shortlisted is the Ogilvy Dublin short film ‘116000’ which was created for the ISPCC’s Missing Children’s […]

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