ArchiveOctober, 2017

Radio ads expert to address AAI Toolkit event

Acclaimed radio writer and producer Paul Burke (above left) will talk about the importance of creating engaging ads across all channels, but particularly for radio, at the November Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI) Toolkit breakfast seminar. The London-based creative will also discuss the significance of sound in both TV and radio commercials. Burke will […]

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Whelan expands his UK urban digital network

Vincent Whelan of Urban Digital Network (UDN) has acquired a network of 200 Adpod D6 screens in 53 shopping malls across the UK, delivering a wider urban presence. With the acquisition, Whelan is expanding his UK footprint, which includes the digital screen adjacent to Cineworld cinema in Leicester Square and some larger mall digital screens. Whelan […]

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Bay takes full ownership of Radio Nova

Bay Broadcasting has taken 100 per cent ownership of Radio Nova, buying out veteran radio investors Vienna Investments and Des Whelan, as well as tech investor Pat McDonagh, the station’s CEO Kevin Branigan (above) has confirmed. Bay, which also owns Classic Hits 4FM and is a shareholder in Sunshine 106.8, had a 38 per cent stake […]

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Final three in line for Marketer of the Year award

     The final shortlist for this year’s Marketer of the Year (MotY) has been narrowed down to three contenders. Fulfil Nutrition’s Niall McGrath, Just Eat Ireland’s Edel Kinane and Pieta House’s Brian Higgins are the three candidates under consideration by the MotY judges. The winner will be announced at a lunch in Roberta’s restaurant […]

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20 Questions with Nadine O’Regan

Nadine O’Regan is arts and books editor with the Sunday Business Post and presents Songs in the Key of Life on Today FM. Brought up in Co Cork, she moved to Dublin to undertake a masters degree in creative writing from TCD, before becoming a journalist. She has written for The Irish Times, The Observer, […]

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Hook makes way for Kelly at Newstalk lunchtime

Newstalk 106-108fm has announced that Dr Ciara Kelly is to replace George Hook in presenting the talk station’s lunchtime show. Lunchtime Live will see the Dublin GP “bring a fresh perspective to midday radio” in examining the key issues of the day and how they affect the lives of listeners, from noon until 2pm, when […]

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Emer Howard in Ringers sports agency start-up

Former Rothco planner Emer Howard has teamed up with fellow agency veterans Bobby Byrne and Steven Mangan to launch a creative brand development agency solely dedicated to sport called Ringers. The trio will offers services in creative consultancy and creative brand development to brands, athletes and sports bodies. The trio have worked with agencies in […]

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MII seminar to review summer of sponsorship

Who won the summer of sponsorship? That’s the question been asked as the Marketing Institute and John Trainor’s Onside Sponsorship agency host a special breakfast seminar in the Aviva Stadium on Lansdowne Road in Ballsbridge on Tuesday, October 24. A survey was carried out among Marketing Institute members to answer the question. Among the speakers are […]

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PML’s sweet idea wins Cadbury OOH grand prix

Poster specialist PML made a statement on how creative power in advertising may be shifting by winning the media grand prix for its Cadbury’s Dairy Milk work at the 26th JNOR annual outdoor advertising awards presented at an industry event in the Shelbourne Hotel. It is the first time the award has gone to an […]

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Experiential used to roll out Fifa 18 in Dundrum

To mark the launch of Fifa 18, EA Sports activated an experiential marketing event to surprise the unsuspecting shoppers of Dundrum Town Centre. Held over a weekend, shoppers could avail of EA Sports impressive Fifa 18 man crèche, an area to kick back and relax and get stuck in to sampling the legendary game. The crèche […]

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Tourism Ireland reviews its media and creative

Tourism Ireland is to launch a process to appoint lead global creative and media agencies with Creativebrief acting as pitch doctor. Currently working with Publicis London and Carat/i-Prospect, the all-Ireland body is following a statutory requirement to re-tender for these services every seven years. The agencies are due to be appointed next May. Tourism Ireland is […]

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Zahra and Eumon merge to form new family unit

Zahra Publishing and Eumom have joined together to create Zahra Media Group platform for marketing to families. ZMG will now have 42 staff, with plans to further expand. To meet the growing demand for branded video content and imagery, the company is investing €150,000 on building a state-of-the-art studio which will open in early 2018. The […]

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McCannBlue hits streets in search of insights

McCannBlue hit the streets of Dublin this week to unlock the real ‘Truth About Street’. The agency is part of a study involving McCann in over 100 markets. The Dublin agency team is among 20,000 employees out to dig deep in their locale to understand the richness and diversity of local culture and the effect on […]

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