ArchiveJanuary, 2017

20 Questions with Richard Molloy, Audi

Richard Molloy is head of marketing and product at Audi Ireland, a job he took on three and a half years ago. He was previously in marketing and PR at Mazda for over six years and had roles at Chevrolet Ssangyong and Toyota. He has a BA in European studies from UL and is a […]

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Irish people split on invite to Trump

Irish people are split on whether the Government should invite US president-elect Donald Trump to Ireland, a poll by the Irish Daily Mail reveals. The survey shows most Irish women are overwhelmingly against such an invitation, with 64 per cent saying the Government should not extend an invite, while 64 per cent favour an invite. […]

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TAM claims TV viewing up 11 minutes a day

TV has seen an increase in viewing of 11 minutes per day compared to a decade ago. Official TAM Ireland/Nielsen figures on TV viewing for 2016 shows that most Irish adults watched for three hours and 21 mins a day. The average daily time viewing figures are based on an average of all adults in a TV […]

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Bridget Jones again top choice for cinemagoers

With total box office receipts in Irish cinemas reaching a record €107.5 million last year and final admissions yet to be confirmed, Bridget Jones Baby, starring Renee Zellweger, was the top-grossing movie. Wide Eye Media reports that end-of-year admissions for 2016 are expected to be over 15 million, averaging 1.25m cinema visits a month. Despite […]

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Most Irish consumers forsee a cashless future

As many as six in ten Irish consumers believe Ireland will become cashless in the future with mobile wallets and peer-to-peer payment technologies being adopted first, research from Core Media shows. ‘The Future of Money’ study into generational attitudes to money and transaction technologies reveals 42 per cent of millennials have used new payment methods […]

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Malta Tourism puts out call for creative agency

The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has announced that it is looking to engage a brand and creative agency. The agency will be tasked with developing a new international advertising brand concept for the Maltese islands for the next three years. The selected agency will also be required to create a brand identity to be used in […]

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Harney helps PR agency Hanover’s start-up

Former Tánaiste and Progressive Democrats leader Mary Harney has joined international PR agency Hanover as senior advisor providing strategic advice in its new Dublin office. Founded in 1998, Hanover is an independent communications and advocacy group with flagship offices in London and Brussels. Its clients include Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Tata Steel and Apple. Hanover recently […]

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Aqua Blue Sport recycles cash to Emerald Fund

Ireland’s first professional cycling team Aqua Blue Sport’s riders will donate five per cent of any prize money from the 2017 racing season to The Emerald Fund. The news comes ahead of the team’s debut at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Australia. The Emerald Fund supports Ireland’s junior cyclists, with all proceeds going […]

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Keane takes on mid-morning slot at WLR

Eamon Keane is the presenter of the new Deise Today morning show on WLR. The former RTE and Newstalk broadcaster and producer now takes on a full-time position with the south east station based in Waterford. The new 10am to midday show replaces Deise FM, hosted by Billy McCarthy for 27 years, until he died in […]

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Freshii swaps food gift cards today for charity

Freshii invites anyone with fast food gift cards to visit any of its six restaurants today and trade their cards in for a healthy meal. Freshii will then exchange the gift cards collected for cash using a third-party provider and donate all the proceeds to the WE international charity. Customers can bring gift cards worth €5 […]

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Dermot & Dave host mid-mornings on Today FM

Dermot & Dave are to host a new mid-morning show on Today FM. The duo currently present the lunchtime slot on Today FM. The move follows declining audience figures for the weekday time slot and the need for a content revamp following the departure of PR man Anton Savage, who quit the station recently following […]

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