ArchiveMay, 2016

McPartlin new CEO at MediaCom

MediaCom Ireland has appointed Peter McPartlin to the new role of chief executive officer. He will have the task of strengthening and growing the GroupM agency. He has over 30 years’ experience in the Irish media, having worked at Dentsu Aegis agency Carat, Irish International and OMD Ireland. He consulted for Independent News & Media, UTV […]

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Up and downs in chasing US dream

Greed is good and lunch is for wimps. So Michael Douglas told us in Wall Street. Drama returns to New York’s financial district with a mini-series called Billions on Sky Atlantic at 9pm tomorrow. Homeland’s Damian Lewis is lean and mean hedge fund king Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod. Paul Giamatti (Sideways) is lawyer Chuck Rhoades set on […]

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Davy sponsors Schmidt charity breakfast

A talk by Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt in aid of the Carmichael Centre for voluntary groups will be held in Davy House on Dawson Street in Dublin at 8am next Wednesday. The session will include a discussion with ‘guru of global philanthropy’ Kingsley Aikins as the two men look back at the Six Nations, […]

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AdGrad students go for bread and butter

Students sitting the 2016 MSc in advertising course in DIT will split into two agencies as they go head to head in presenting ideas for McCambridge’s bread and Connacht Gold butter. After 10 months’ study, the AdGrad programme reaches a climax with the 24 students pitching to industry leaders. The course has been the starting point […]

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McQueen sings praises of Ford Mustang

Chad McQueen, son of the late Hollywood actor Steve McQueen, has been on a promotional tour in Ireland for the Ford Mustang. The #MustangRun, devised by Geometry@Ogilvy, with media planning and PR by Mindshare and Cullen Communications respectively, was a five-day tour of Ireland with McQueen driving the new 5.0 litre V8 Mustang GT. The […]

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Rosney said to be one to watch

Edelman account director Martyn Rosney has made PR Week’s 30 Under 30 list. Every year the British trade magazine list highlights young executives with the best chance of becoming industry leaders. Rosney joined Edelman last September from WHPR. His clients at Edelman include Visa, LinkedIn, Danske Bank and Irish Distillers. He was named the first […]

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Eir review down to four agencies

Following the decision to undergo a tender process for the Eir and Meteor creative accounts, an agency review  in Ireland and the UK has resulted in a four agency shortlist. The two Dublin-based agencies are Publicis and Eir’s incumbent, DDFH&B. UK agencies Snap and Host will also make presentations. A decision is due to be […]

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Toyota Ireland’s top selling car

With new car registrations for April up by 10 per cent on last year, Toyota is the best-selling brand with 9,946 registrations, closely followed by Hyundai with 9,823. Despite the emissions scandal, Volkswagen was a close third on 9,813. Ford is in fourth place with 9,312 sales. Citroen was the only brand to record a […]

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