ArchiveMay, 2017

BJAI Challenge raises €50k for Dublin Simon

The Business Journalists Association of Ireland (BJAI) raised over €50,000 for the Dublin Simon Community (DSC) at their annual corporate challenge quiz. It is the 17th year that the quiz has taken place and the event has raised over €550,000 for DSC to date. William Fry were the overall winners of the challenge, with WHPR second and […]

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O’Doherty to lift Beko machine up Kilimanjaro

Enda O’Doherty plans to carry a Beko washing machine to the summit of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro in July to rise funds for Pieta House. The Waterford man aims to spread a positive mental health message through the symbolism of carrying a heavy hidden load and to bring awareness to the importance of asking […]

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Ian Young steps down as IIBBDO boss

Ian Young is stepping down as chief executive of Irish International after 23 years and agency owner, Omnicom’s BBDO, has appointed Neal Davies as his replacement. Young will become the agency’s executive chairman. Davies joins IIBBDO in August, having served as president and CEO of awards show Effie Worldwide, headquartered in New York. He has […]

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Horgan voted Cork’s top business woman

Susie Horgan, managing director of Springboard PR & Marketing, has been named Network Cork business woman of the Year 2017. The news follows recent growth at the agency, which is five years in business. The award honours Cork women who have shown exceptional business achievements. Horgan had already won the SME less than ten employees category. […]

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INM’s Book of Evidence wins global honour

Independent News & Media’s (INM) The Book of Evidence research won out at the International News Media Association (INMA) Global Media Awards at New York’s Harvard Club. The book was second in the competition’s category of best use of consumer research. The awards salute news media initiatives which grow audience, revenue and brand across platforms. The […]

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New hotel planned for Tayto Park

The owners of Tayto Park have applied to Meath County Council for planning permission for a 32,000 square metre, 250-bedroom family hotel, offering accommodation and leisure facilities for up to 1,000 guests. The planned hotel, which is seven stories built from wood, will be designed to be in keeping with the style of Tayto Park […]

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Ireland print edition of The Times due out soon

News Ireland plans to launch the Ireland edition of The Times in both digital and print formats from Saturday week, June 3. The Ireland edition of The Times was rolled out in digital only format in September 2015, with a mix of Irish and international news, business, politics and sport, as well as opinion and analysis. It […]

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TV schedules don’t look like they used to – Netflix

Netflix may have broken the mould by releasing every episode of House of Cards all at once in 2013, but its viewers who are changing the nature of TV. And it’s more than just binging. From the characters we choose to wake up with to what we watch in bed, when viewers have the power to programme […]

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Newspread to distribute Cul Heroes GAA cards

Newspaper and magazine distributor Newspread has been awarded the contract to distribute Cúl Heroes trading cards to over 4,000 supermarkets, convenience stores and newsagents nationwide. Cúl Heroes is the official GAA trading cards collection for children, featuring leading inter-county hurlers and footballer and is endorsed by the GAA and the GPA. To coincide with the […]

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20 Questions with Belinda Kelly, C&C Gleeson

Belinda Kelly is marketing director at C&C Gleeson where she is responsible for Bulmers and Outcider brands. She joined C&C from Cola-Cola Bottlers in 2009. She has a BA in marketing from both the University of Wolverhampton and Limerick IT. 01 When are you happiest? At a music festival with my husband and a gang […]

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Hanover appointed to handle Young Scientist

Following a competitive pitch, corporate communications and public affairs specialist Hanover has been made the lead PR agency for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE). Hanover, run by Lorna Jennings (above) will work closely with BT Ireland to manage PR and public affairs for next BTYSTE, including the main event in the RDS in […]

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Media Central wins Communicorp sales

Communicorp has awarded all its radio sales to Media Central after an internal group contest with its other sales arm subsidiary, Communicorp One. Under a transfer of undertakings process, Media Central, run by Gavin Deans (above), will take on ad sales for national stations Today FM and Newstalk. It already handled sales for the group’s […]

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AAI boss receives a WFA president’s award

Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI) chief executive Barry Dooley received a president’s award at the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) global marketers’ week in Toronto for the Marketing Multiplied report it jointly published with Core Media earlier this year. It was one of only six international awards presented by the WFA. Other winners were […]

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