ArchiveMarch, 2017

Mooney heads up PSG’s digital agency

Sharon Mooney has joined PR group PSG as managing director with New/Slang’s digital division. A recent addition to the team, she brings considerable client experience with leading agencies. She spent over four years at Publicis D and two and half years at Target McConnells. Most recently, she was client service director at In the Company […]

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O’Donovans row in behind FBD efforts

Insurance company FBD has signed up Ireland’s Olympic silver medallists Gary and Paul O’Donovan as its new brand ambassadors. To mark the announcement, the Co Cork brothers are getting behind a special Facebook competition for primary schools and local children’s sports clubs to win €3,000 worth of training equipment. The O’Donovans have already fronted for Bord […]

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Kerr to host Newstalk’s Sunday morning show

Insomnia chairman and entrepreneur Bobby Kerr (right) will present a new magazine style show on Sunday mornings on Newstalk as well as his regular Down to Business programme on Saturdays. Kerr’s new two-hour show coincides with Ivan Yates’s return to the Communicorp talk station with a new, two- hour show on Sunday mornings. The new schedule […]

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Dulux paints picture of year round swimmers

Dulux Weathershield has launched an online campaign created by Boys & Girls with a trio of open water swimmers. A short documentary called ‘The Invincibles’ was shot in Myrtleville beach in Co.Cork. It explores the story of Tom Bermingham, Mairead Ni Mhaoileóin and Tom McCarthy, who are dedicated sea swimmers all year round – rail, hail or […]

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20 Questions with Gina London

Gina London is an Emmy award-winning former CNN news reporter and anchor who covered the Lewinsky scandal and the 9/11 attacks. She has trained business, political and thought leaders in presentation skills. Based in Cork, she works with Fuzion and is as an event MC, speaker and media contributor on US affairs. Her book, Because […]

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Enright takes on new role at PML Group

In addition to her role as director of Source out of home, Louise Enright has been appointed to head of audit for the PML Group. She will liaise with media agency planners, trading teams, audit companies and PML Group’s own client service teams to manage the entire audit process for the out of home communications group […]

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Saunders to lead St Patrick’s parade in St Louis

President and CEO of global PR firm FleishmanHillard John Saunders will be the grand marshall at the St Patrick’s Day parade in St Louis, Missouri, tomorrow. The Dubliner, who was appointed to the top job in the Omnicom network, will lead the ceremonies alongside guest of honour, Minister for Jobs Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell […]

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Fulfil named as FAI’s official snack sponsor

Protein and vitamin bar Fulfil has signed up as the official snack sponsor of the FAI for the next three years. In just over a year since its launch by Niall McGrath and Tom Gannon, the brand has sold over 15 million bars and achieved sales of €5.2 million. Fulfil claims a 55 per cent […]

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Food writers dish up awards to artisan producers

Six artisan food producers were honoured as part of the annual Irish Food Writers’ Guild (IFWG) awards together with the guild’s first posthumous award, which saluted Irish craft beer guru, Oliver Hughes, co-founder of the Porterhouse brewery pubs, who died suddenly last year at the age of 57. Since 1993, the awards have celebrated artisan producers […]

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Cawley leads client services at IPG Mediabrands

Sylvia Cawley has been promoted to client service director at IPG Mediabrands. Cawley will be responsible for providing the highest levels of client service. A key priority will include producing work that delivers best in buying and planning for clients including Tesco, Zurich Insurance, Johnson & Johnson, Rabo Direct, Valeo Foods and the NDC. She […]

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AIB to share GAA push at major US show

AIB becomes the first Irish brand to join global marketers and rights holders at the IEG sponsorship conference in Chicago later this month. Representing the bank at IEG will be Brian Keating, group propositions and brands director and Mark Brennan, AIB’s head of digital and innovation, speaking about ‘The Toughest’ campaign for the GAA. Keating and […]

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Ireland sixth most confident nation in Europe

National consumer confidence at the end of last year was at its highest level since the recession and Ireland is now the sixth most confident country in Europe, the latest Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions indicates. The country’s Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) score hit 100 in the final two quarters of […]

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AIB checks out Maximum’s business podcast

Digital publisher Maximum Media has partnered with AIB partner for a new weekly business podcast called The Capital B. Hosted by Sunday Times journalist Nick Webb (centre), the first show topped the iTunes podcast charts. It is part of a new format Maximum is launching this year as part of its move into video, audio, […]

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