ArchiveAugust, 2014

Winning Streak show returns

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Europe’s longest running TV game show Winning Streak returns to RTE One this Saturday with Sinead Kennedy and Marty Whelan. Players can win €1 million on the grand prix prize. Since its launch 24 years ago, the National Lottery has given away over €153m in cash, cars and holidays to players from all over Ireland. […]

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Walsh joins Radio Nova

Neil Walsh has been appointed commercial director at Radio Nova. Walsh was in advertising sales with the Irish Daily Star, a media consultant with Independent News & Media (INM) in South Africa and most recently in media with Mindshare. His appointment follows Mary O’Sullivan’s promotion to Nova’s general manager. Nova is a regional station licensed […]

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IRS+ to sell for Irish Central

Sales house IRS+ is to handle agency deals for diaspora website Irish Central. The site, which has over 4.6 million monthly page views and 300,000 social media users, was founded five year ago by Irish-American Niall O’Dowd, who addressed advertising agencies at an announcement in Dublin. IRS+ has also added digital out of home (OOH) […]

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Search underway for top marketer

The search for Ireland’s top marketing executive is underway with the launch of this year’s Marketer of the Year. Launched by Marketing magazine back in 1993, the competition’s first winner was Cadbury’s marketing director Liam Marnane for rolling out the Time Out snack bar developed at its Coolock factory. Last year’s award went to Peter […]

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Grady quits as Irish Independent editor

Irish Independent editor Claire Grady has stepped down from her role and is leaving Independent News & Media (INM) with immediate effect, a statement issued on behalf of INM by its PR agency has confirmed. Group head of news Ian Mallon will fill the role in the interim. A native of Mayo, Grady took over […]

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New pop-up station to promote mental health in Ireland

Ireland’s first all digital pop-up radio station will be launched next week by St Patrick’s Mental Health Services. The first of its kind to broadcast in the country, Upbeat On Air has launched the search for Ireland’s most feelgood song as part of its campaign to promote positive mental health and well-being. The campaign will […]

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Eircom backs Sunday dramas

Eircom is to sponsor Irish drama on Sunday night on RTÉ One, including the fifth series of Love/Hate starring Tom Vaughan Lawlor, Peter Coonan and Charlie Murphy, the second series of The Fall starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, and the new three-part drama Charlie with Aidan Gillen and Tom Vaughan Lawlor. The 15-episode deal includes […]

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Carat raises €15k for Crumlin

Media agency Carat has raised €15,000 for Crumlin Children’s Hospital through its Carathon charity softball tournament which this year was held in Wanderers Rugby Club last Thursday. With over 200 people in attendance, made up of 17 media owner teams, from the Independent to Nova, TV3 to i-Believe, as well as four Carat teams, the […]

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Mail gets fruity with agencies

Associated Newspapers Ireland (ANI), publisher of such titles as the Irish Daily Mail and the Evoke website, is running a fun competition for agencies based around the group’s combined two million female audience. Agencies are invited to show “the fruits” of their labour by nominating a client and say why they deserve to win an ad […]

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McShane and Ni Dháthlaoi join Marketer of the Year judges

Behaviour & Attitudes managing director Ian McShane and head of marketing at Liberty Insurance will help judge this year’s Marketer of the Year. McShane has been in charge of B&A for eight years, having spent a similar time as managing director of rival agency TNS mrbi. Before that, he was operations and research director at […]

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Simply Zesty gets wild project

UTV-owned digital agency Simply Zesty has secured a contract to re-design and develop a website for the Wild Atlantic Way for Fáilte Ireland. The site will be planned in Dublin and designed and developed in Belfast. The agency was also recently appointed by Ireland’s staycation tourism body to design and develop the new Visit Dublin site for the […]

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Pat Kenny signs for UTV Ireland

Veteran broadcaster Pat Kenny is to be part of the UTV Ireland schedule. The former RTE presenter who joined Newstalk last summer will present a current affairs show on the new channel which  launches in January. Kenny’s hiring is seen as a pragmatic move by the Belfast media group in a bid to appeal to […]

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IAPI to represent Cannes Lions

The Institute of Advertising Practitioners (IAPI) has been appointed the Irish representative to the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. The world’s largest advertising awards festival takes place in June every year with more than 10,000 delegates. Each country involved has one national sponsor. IAPI used to be the lead organiser of the annual Sharks festival […]

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