ArchiveOctober, 2015

Win! Tickets to Kevin Hart @ 3 Arena

Marketing.ie and RTE 2fm is offering you the opportunity to win two tickets to see Kevin Hart perform live at the 3 Arena in Dublin on Friday, January 22nd 2016. For your chance to win, just correctly answer the following question: What’s the title of Kevin Hart’s biggest ever comedy tour? Answers should be emailed […]

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PicStash due to be wound up

A liquidator is to be appointed to online image library PicStash – formerly known as PR Slides. Launched in 2013 by model Emma Jane Power, PR Slides was backed by Simply Zesty and Lovin’ Dublin founder Niall Harbison, who became the became the agency’s joint chief executive. Last year the company received €500,000 in venture […]

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Former Rose to co-host TV3 chat show

Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh has made no secret of the fact she’d like to either pursue a career in TV or become a wedding planner for gay couples has her chance to blossom on screen with a stint on TV3’s The Seven O’Clock Show. Walsh, who made headlines by being the first Rose […]

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Repak goes arty for recycling sake

To mark Recycle Week, Repak commissioned an art installation made out of recycled plastic collected from the general public on the streets of Dublin and recycled plastic from around the country. The ‘Fantastic Plastic’ sculpture was created by Eoghain Phelan. It is made from plastic drinking and toiletry bottles, airport security trays and old election […]

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Mobile now 40 per cent of digital spend

Digital ad spend was up a quarter in the first half of the year to a record high of €162 million. Mobile ad spend is now 40 per cent of total digital spend with growth year-on-year of 72 per cent. Native ads were broken out for the first time with a spend of €16m in the period […]

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Keogh promoted at Boys and Girls

Client services executive Caroline Keogh has been made senior account director at creative agency Boys & Girls. She will work on the Irish Distillers and Three mobile accounts. With a BSc in marketing, communications and advertising from DIT, Aungier St, she has 10 years agency experience and worked with PML and DMA, before joining Modern […]

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Minister Varadkar says Alcohol Bill “a big deal”

The Government will present its new Alcohol Bill to the Oireachtais in the next couple of weeks and it promises to be “a big deal” which could have a major impact on Irish society in much the same way as the restrictions on tobacco marketing had, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar told the Public Relations […]

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20 Questions with Sean O’Rourke

Seán O’Rourke is a journalist and broadcaster who presents Today with Sean O’Rourke weekday mornings on RTÉ Radio 1. An arts graduate from UCG, he has worked for the Connacht Tribune, Sunday Press and The Irish Press. In 1989, he joined RTÉ to present Morning Ireland and This Week. In 1995, he moved to The News at One. On TV, he has […]

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JCDecaux rolls out Première network

The roll out of JCDecaux’s Première network is now underway. In phase one, sites in Dublin on busy routes have been converted to premium back-lit sites. Campaigns are now running at Annesley Bridge (96 sheet), Leinster Avenue, Dolphin’s Barn and Ranelagh Road. Tony O’Flanagan, marketing director, JCD Ireland, said upgrading prismatic billboard locations to Première sites […]

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Curran to step down from RTE next year

RTÉ director-general Noel Curran has confirmed he is to stand down from the job next May. Curran, 49, was appointed DG four years ago to lead the national broadcaster through a time of restructuring. The same period saw the development of a five-year strategy and the roll out of such new services as Saorview, RTÉ News […]

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Core Media sponsors Our City programme

Core Media is the sponsor of the ‘Our City’ third class student programme promoting the development of towns and cities. Students learn how cities and towns develop as places where people work, live, play and go to school. As citizens of ‘Our City’ the young students also get to build their own city and debate the […]

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Ling takes on MD job at Isobar

Dentsu Aegis has announced Ed Ling as Isobar Ireland’s new managing director. With over 20 years experience in digital, he joins Isobar from DigtiasLBi where he was UK and international chief media officer. He will be responsible for the agency’s direction and growth and its 25 staff. He will report to Liam McDonnell, CEO of […]

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Marketer of the Year finalists announced

The search for Ireland’s top marketer is at an advanced stage. Three finalists have now been selected by the Marketer of the Year judges. Heineken’s Fiona Curtin for the roll out of the new Orchard Thieves cider, Brian Keating of AIB for his ‘Brave’ work and Tom Keogh of Keogh’s Crisps have made the interview […]

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