ArchiveJanuary, 2015

IAPI puts out call for doyenne award

The Institute of Advertising Practitioners (IAPI) seeks entries for its second annual industry doyenne award. The initiative was launched by the institute last year to help address the under-representation of women at senior management level in adland. The inaugural winner was Epsilon’s Estelle Gorby (pictured above). Nominations are open until February 16. The winner will […]

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Barry Group appoints agencies

Barry Group, the Mallow-based retailer which owns and operates the Costcutter, Quik Pick and Carry Out franchises, has appointed Moody Public Relations and The Engine Room to handle its PR, advertising and promotions after a  six-way pitch process in December. Barry Group serves over 1,000 independent clients in Ireland and overseas. Costcutter’s public profile is likely […]

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Schmidt fronts epilepsy campaign

Ireland’a head rugby coach Joe Schmidt has launched a new charity campaign for Epilepsy Ireland in the Aviva Stadium. The TV, radio, press and digital ads by Havas Worldwide Dublin promote awareness of the condition, explain what to do in the event of someone having a seizure and highlight this year’s International Epilepsy Day on […]

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Sky goes with cool pitch for Fortitude

To mark the network premiere of Fortitude on Sky Atlantic this week, Sky Media Ireland has created a ice-themed ad break. Fortitude has been described by The Times as “one of the most anticipated TV shows of 2015”. It tells the story of a close-knit Arctic community which starts to unravel when a mysterious death […]

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Publicis wins Bulmers Cider

After a final three-way contest drinks group C&C has appointed Publicis to handle its creative work. The appointment sees the account return to a Dublin-based agency following its move to London shop Red Brick Road (RBR). Young Advertising, now Havas Worldwide Dublin, had done trojan work for the brand and in doing so reinvented the […]

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Government drops sponsorship ban

Plans to ban outright or curb sponsorship of sports and arts events by drinks companies in Ireland have been waived following intensive talks between Government departments, including the Department of An Taoiseach. Worries about a lack of replacement funds to support major sports and cultural activities are said to have influenced the Government. Spend by […]

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Clancy takes over as Carat managing director

John Clancy is the new managing director of Carat Ireland. The appointment coincides with Dave Winterlich’s promotion to chief strategy officer with the media agency’s parent group, Dentsu Aegis Network Ireland. Winterlich will be responsible for the group’s strategic direction. Clancy’s new role will also involve developing Carat’s future leaders. Before moving to Carat as […]

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RTE to host mobile journalism conference

RTÉ is to host an international conference on mobile journalism in association with Vodafone. The RTÉ International Mobile Journalism Conference will be the first such conference dedicated to mobile journalism, filmmaking, photography and storytelling. The event will take place in the National Convention Centre on March 27/28. The not-for-profit RTÉ MojoCon Ireland features international speakers […]

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Savage in for D’Arcy at Today FM

Anton Savage is to present the 9-12 midday show on Today FM. The Anton Savage Show will focus on guests and live music. Savage, who is managing director of PR and media training agency The Communications Clinic, has presented The Ray D’Arcy Show and The Last Word on Today FM and 2fm’s Tubridy Show and […]

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Ahlstrom gets invention role at Mindshare

Following on from the appointment of Ken Nolan to deputy managing director and Jessica King to business director, Mindshare has announced David Ahlstrom to the new role of head of invention. The agency’s invention unit focuses on non-traditional activation through branded content, sponsorships, experiential and social media. The focus of the appointment is to define […]

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Bulmers down to three agencies

The creative review for Bulmers Cider has been narrowed down to three agencies, all of which are locally based. The brand’s owner, C&C, will decide between McCannBlue, Ogilvy and Publicis. London agency Red Brick Road (RBR), founded by former Lowe boss Sir Frank Lowe and Paul Weinberger in 2002, replaced Young Advertising and Havas in […]

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INM appoints new editors

Independent News & Media (INM), has announced the appointment of Fionnán Sheahan (above) as editor of the Irish Independent and Cormac Bourke as editor of the Sunday Independent. Sheahan has been group political editor while Bourke was executive editor of the Irish Independent. Both new editors take up their new roles with immediate effect. Sheahan is […]

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TV3’s Red Rock tops 400,000 viewers

TV3 reports that its  new soap Red Rock reached 410,800 viewers on opening night. An average of 323,000 viewers watched the drama set in a coastal Garda station, with a 18.3 per cent audience share. Another 18,300 viewed the show on TV3 +1 channel. The peak minute, at 20:37, delivered an audience figure of 371,100. The series is […]

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