ArchiveAugust, 2016

Woodie’s campaigns for children’s charities

Woodie’s has launched its 2016 Heroes Campaign to raise funds for children’s charities. The hardware chain has teamed up with Make a Wish Ireland, Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Jack and Jill and Irish Autism Action and hopes to raise €200,000 over four weeks in August. Each Saturday this month, Woodie’s staff will cycle on static bikes […]

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Sharks early bird offer ends Friday

The early bird offer of €395 for full delegates attending this year’s Sharks festival in Kinsale ends this Friday at which point the price reverts to €425. The package allows full access to all events and accommodation throughout the three-day festival which starts on Thursday, September 22. The Thursday gets underway with short film and […]

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DMI continues to expand in US

The race for the US presidency may be dysfunctional these days but plans by Ireland’s Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) to expand Stateside continue to progress. The DMI has announced a new partnership with the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah’s flagship higher education institution. The university will the institute’s range of certs in digital marketing. […]

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Bakhurst quits RTE for role at Ofcom

RTÉ has confirmed that Kevin Bakhurst is stepping down as managing director of news and current affairs in October to become content group director at Ofcom, the communications regulator in the UK. Bakhurst joined RTÉ four years ago as MD of the news and current affairs division and was later made deputy director-general to Noel […]

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Sponsorship at Rio Games worth over €800m

Worldwide marketing and sponsorship revenue for Rio 2016 from official sponsors such as Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Samsung and Panasonic is predicted to exceed €800 million, sponsorship agency Onside reports. Coca-Cola, Nike and McDonald’s again have one foot on the podium as the potential big winners ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony. Onside found that Coca-Cola are fastest out of […]

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Vizeum reaches out to support SMEs

Are you a charity struggling to secure enough donations? Are you an SME that’s not sure how to build real business value from your social presence? Or are you a ‘not for profit’ organisation interested in maximising your digital footprint? Media agency Vizeum has launched a free service to help SMEs leverage communications to promote […]

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One in five Irish children bullied online

One in five Irish children say they have been the victim of bullying online, a new study by Core Media’s ZenithOptimedia claims. The study, which surveyed 1,000 Irish adults and 186 children, examines the safety of the internet and the prevalence of online bullying and body shaming in Ireland. Irish parents hugely underestimate how common cyberbullying […]

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Brexit a big concern for Irish people

Irish people believe Britain leaving the EU is a very important story which will impact on their lives, the latest Ignite survey on major news stories shows. The Ignite Score for June shows that 96 per cent of people were aware of the story and 84 per cent said it was either important or very […]

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Just Eat offers waiter service at EP

Takeaway app Just Eat is bringing its porters concierge service to Electric Picnic music and arts festival and for the third year is offering festival goers a relax and eat retreat. The porters will be on hand at the festival carpark. For those without a ticket to the sold out weekend, Just Eat is placing […]

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