ArchiveSeptember, 2016

Wolfgang lands two Landies in New York

Two Irish e-commerce websites have won awards at the Search Engine Land Awards in New York. The ‘Landies’, as they are affectionately branded in digital marketing circles, seek to reward the world’s best search campaigns, so for Irish campaigns to receive two awards for the time ever amid such strong competition is seen as a […]

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An Post to discuss making ideas pay

The discount rate for tickets to An Post’s latest Grow My Business series ends tomorrow. Early bird tickets cost €30 – the price then increases to €39. This time round, the topic is ‘Turning Ideas into Income’ with a line-up of speakers which includes Wheels Couriers and Worldbox.ie owner, Bernie Kinsella, Target McConnells chairman Gary Brown and East […]

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Bord Bia launches new food centre

Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture industry now has access to global trends, research, consumer insights and innovations through a new centre launched by Bord Bia at its headquarters in Dublin. As the industry prepares to virtually double its exports, to reach the target of €19 billion set by Food Wise 2025, The Thinking House will help […]

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Hamilton takes over as ICAD president

Boys and Girls executive creative director Rory Hamilton is the new president of the Institute of Creative Advertising & Design (ICAD). He is joined on the board by Aidan Dowling, Irish International; Dan O’Neill, Publicis; Des Creedon, Cawley Nea\TBWA; Emma Sharkey, Rothco; Ger Roe, Publicis; Max Brady, Pull the Trigger; Rossi McAuley, Distinctive Repetition; Shane […]

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Murphy now deputy CEO at WHPR

Sharon Murphy has been promoted to deputy chief executive at Ogilvy’s Wilson Hartnell Public Relations (WHPR). Widely regarded as one of Ireland’s top PR consultants, Murphy will continue to lead the agency’s consumer division while taking on responsibility for further growing the company’s offer across creative, content, social and planning. WHPR chief executive Brian Bell said […]

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Orchard Thieves core to advertising success

The Heineken launch of Orchard Thieves last year to challenge the market dominance of Bulmer’s Cider has won the most sought after honour in Irish advertising: the Adfx grand prix. To claim Adfx – which is organised by the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) – advertisers must present detailed case studies proving the […]

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Irish International top local agency at Sharks

Irish International joined with BBDO agency partners in netting a host of awards at the 54th Sharks International Creative Festival in Kinsale. Omnicom’s BBDO won Irish agency, international agency and network of the year at the awards show in Acton’s Hotel.  In New Directors, Benjamin Cleary won best Irish director for his Oscar-winning film, Stutterer, while […]

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Sybil Mulcahy new editor of Evoke.ie

TV3 journalist and broadcaster Sybil Mulcahy has been appointed the new editor of Evoke.ie, the website for Irish women owned by DMG Media. The appointment sees the former TV3 broadcaster lead a team of journalists producing content for Irish women. Mulcahy has worked with TV3 – now part of Virgin Media – for 17 years. […]

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Marketing Society supports young talent

Are you an ambitious young marketer? Want to know how to get ahead and take the next step in your career? The recently launched Marketing Society Future Council is hosting an event on Thursday, October 13, for people with 3-5 years’ marketing experience. The event hears views from the industry on how to be more […]

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McKechnie parts company with Irish Times

Vivien McKechnie has left The Irish Times  and has resigned her position as business to business director. She joined the company early last year and was central in re-organising commercial activities, with a focus on strengthening agency ties. She was previously with Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) where she was a board director and head of trading. […]

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Cawley Nea\TBWA rolls out HPRA ads

The new Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) campaign encouraging consumers to read the directions that come with medication was created by Cawley Nea\TBWA, with media by Mindshare. The work followed on from a pitch for the business involving Irish International on the creative front and Initiative, MediaVest and OMD for media buying and planning. As […]

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Love Irish Food offers €70k in out of home ads

The Love Irish Food brand development awards run in tandem with Exterion Media offers one lucky group member €70,000 in out of home (OOH) advertising space. Running for its fifth year, the brand will get two weeks’ exposure across Exterion Media’s retail six sheet portfolio, PurchasePoints and across their retail digital network. The campaign includes print […]

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DDFH&B holds on to Eir business

DDFH&B has been retained to handle creative work for Eir/Meteor after a final two-way contest with London agency Snap. Two others agencies, Publicis and London-based Host, had previously been eliminated from the process. The review was more protracted than expected, due to Eir’s head of brand and communications, Lisa Comerford, leaving for Brown Thomas. Comerford […]

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