ArchiveDecember, 2015

Aer Lingus surprise flights home for loved ones

Aer Lingus has released a short film capturing five very different journeys home of Irish people living in New York, Chicago, Toronto and Boston. Each of the travellers share their human interest stories on why they would love to spend Christmas at home in Ireland, so Aer Lingus gifted them with return flights. Each person travelled to […]

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Doyle made Carat’s business director

Carat has made four internal promotions in its client service division. Oilbhe Doyle, left, has been promoted to business group director. She joined the Dentsu Aegis Network a year ago from OMD and works on the HSE, Irish Water and a number of other clients. Carat’s CEO Ciaran Cunningham says her promotion reflects the great […]

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INM advertises for group business editor post

Independent News & Media (INM) has advertised the position of group business editor created by the departure of Tom Molloy (above). The job entails reporting to group editor in chief, Stephen Rae, and involves leading the business reporting team for all the INM titles and across all platforms. Interested journalists have until Sunday, December 20, […]

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Eightytwenty honoured for anti-trafficking work

Eightytwenty won a Eurobest award for their ‘Swiping Out Sex Trafficking’ campaign for the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) at an awards ceremony in Antwerp. Eurobest is a high-rated creative show staged by the organiser of the Cannes Lions. The campaign used the social dating app Tinder, by creating a number of fake profiles with […]

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SuperValu Fresh top customer magazine

Musgrave and its SuperValu Fresh was named the top customer magazine at the Irish Magazine Awards held in the Chocolate Factory. Edited by Ross-Golden Bannon with contributions from TV chef Kevin Dundon, the title is published by Musgrave Retail Partners with Caitiona Hayes, SuperValu’s food leadership brand manager in charge. Zahra was named the publisher […]

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McRedmond to leave TV3 shortly

TV3 chief executive David McRedmond is to leave the broadcaster following the approval of the company’s purchase by Liberty Global’s Virgin Media for an undisclosed sum. McRedmond’s name has been linked with the advertised post of RTE director general, along with possible in-house candidates, head of news Kevin Bathurst and commercial director Willie O’Reilly. Noel […]

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B&A wins research grand prix for AIB

Behaviour & Attitudes (B&A) won the grand prix and three category awards at the Research Excellence Awards held as part of the Marketing Society annual Christmas lunch held in the Shelbourne Hotel. AIB’s ‘Backing Brave’ won the top overall prize after collecting the advertising research and brand development and strategy categories. B&A also won the […]

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O’Kane and Byrne promoted at PML

Two key members of PML’s client service team have been promoted at the company. Laura O’Kane and Jennifer Byrne have both been made account managers. O’Kane joined PML three years ago and has worked on Kellogg’s, Glanbia and Bank of Ireland. Byrne also joined the OOH specialist in 2012 and has worked on Three, Aer […]

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Toyota to sponsor Voice on RTÉ One

Talent show The Voice of Ireland returns to RTÉ One screens for its fifth series in January with car brand Toyota as sponsor. Presented by Kathryn Thomas (pictured), with Eoghan McDermott backstage and taking viewers through the blind auditions, the battles and live shows. Bressie, Kian Egan, Una Foden and Rachel Stevens are back to find one top […]

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Newstalk solid but BAI yet to firm up rock licence

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced details of the expressions of interest received for a quasi-national speech/news service and a music-driven alternative rock service for Dublin city and county. The BAI’s contract awards committee sought expressions of interest for both services at the beginning of October. One expression of interest was received for the […]

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Rochelle Flett PSG’s first award winner

Rochelle Flett, graduate of the 2014/2015 MA in Public Relations at DIT, Aungier Street, is the winner of the inaugural PSG innovation award presented by PR group, PSG Communications. The award recognises the talent and flair shown by students of the DIT MAPR. The winner was chosen by a panel of PSG directors after a review […]

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Kong Wobbler top Christmas pet toy

Pet store chain Maxi Zoo has released a list of the top 10 selling Christmas toys for pets based on spending by Irish pet owners at the company’s 17 stores nationwide. Brain training intelligence toys to teach cats and dogs new tricks, scratching boards which help protect furniture from pets, snuggle and comfort toys are among […]

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McPartlin resigns from Today FM

Peter McPartlin is to step down as chief executive of Today FM, the national entertainment station owned by Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp radio group. The resignation was sudden and unexpected. In a media statement, McPartlin said he intended to explore new opportunities, both from a personal and career point of view, while he can still do […]

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