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Forbes briefs RTÉ staff on five-year plan

RTÉ Director-General, Dee Forbes briefed RTÉ staff on the organisation’s new five year strategy, ‘Renewing RTÉ for the next generation, 2018-2022’. “I believe this strategy sets RTÉ on a new path that ensures it can continue to play a central role at the heart of national life and deliver what you want, when you want it, […]

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Murphy set to replace Bell as WHPR boss

Sharon Murphy is to become the chief executive of PR agency Wilson Hartnell (WHPR) at the start of April. She will succeed Brian Bell who is stepping down after more than a decade in the position. Bell, a former business editor of the Irish Press, will continue to be involved with the Ogilvy group as non-executive […]

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Disney shines as most valuable media brand

With a brand value of US$32.6 billion and despite a five per cent brand value decrease since last year, entertainment giant Disney remains the world’s most valuable media brand this year. The home of Mickey Mouse maintains the top spot through its focus on brand loyalty, investment in new technologies and the expansion of its valued partnerships […]

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Boyle promoted to creative director at Chemistry

Robert Boyle has been appointed creative director at Chemistry, a role he will share with Emmet Wright. Boyle has been at the agency since 2016, joining from Target McConnells where he was also creative director, prior to which he worked at Rothco. As well as Dublin, his career has taken him to Dubai, Melbourne and […]

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Grant replaces Leahy as OMA president

Joanne Grant, managing director of out of home (OOH) company JCDecaux, has taken on the role of president of the Outdoor Media Association (OMA), succeeding Colin Leahy, managing director at Exterion Media. The role of OMA presidency is renewed every two years and plays a pivotal role in raising the profile of OOH on the island […]

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Ogilvy rolls out Trocaire’s Lenten message

Trócaire, the Irish overseas development agency, has launched its annual Lenten appeal with new TV and radio ads created by Ogilvy & Mather. The ads highlight the impact of Trócaire’s work with families in developing countries. Building on Trócaire’s ‘Until Love Conquers Fear’ from last year, ‘The Search’ tells the story of a young girl, Dawa […]

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MII announces speakers for DMX Dublin 2018

The Marketing Institute has announced speakers from Lego, Wieden+Kennedy, Brainlabs and Foresight Factory as part of the DMX Dublin 2018 line-up. DMX Dublin 2018 will involve over 30 overseas and local speakers, sharing insights and best practice with over 900 marketers in a full day of sharing, learning and networking at the Aviva Stadum on […]

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Six celebs don aprons for new Restaurant series

TV3 has named the six celebrities who will be donning aprons for the new series of The Restaurant filmed in Marco Pierre White’s Courtyard Bar & Grill in Donnybook hosted when it starts at 9pm next Wednesday. First up will be weather and National Lottery presenter, Nuala Carey. She will be followed by musician Paul Harrington and […]

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Darkness Into Light shines at European awards

Electric Ireland was internationally recognised for excellence at the European Sponsorship Awards (ESA) at the Science Museum in London for its sponsorship of Darkness into Light with Pieta House.    Electric Ireland picked up two awards, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) partnership of the year and the European Sponsorship of the Year 2017. Pieta House chief executive […]

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Ireland’s online economy now worth €12.3bn

E-commerce transactions were up by 32 per cent and traffic increased by 14 per cent last year giving Ireland’s online economy a value of €12.3 billion or six per cent of GDP, the annual study by Wolfgang Digital shows. More jobs, improved broadband, browsing experiences and trust, drove a 45 per cent surge in e-commerce […]

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PML Group appoints four new board executives

Our of home (OOH) advertising specialist PML Group has appointed four senior executives to its board. The appointees are Geoff Lyons (right), managing director, PML Group; Niamh White, group finance director; Darren Jackson, director, PML Northern Ireland and Karen Claxton, group investment director with the company. All four new appointments, pictured with co-founder, Jimmy Cashen (centre), […]

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20 Questions with Darren Smith, Kite

Darren Smith is managing director at Kite Entertainment, a production company which “kinda makes lots of telly”. The list includes Ireland’s Got Talent, Gogglebox Ireland, Who Do You Think You Are?, Anonymous and Just For Laughs. Kite manages and produces for Dustin the Turkey. Plans include a sitcom, the ‘Paddy’s Night for Comic Relief’ gig […]

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Banotti to leave IAPI to run Creative Ireland

Tania Banotti has quit as chief executive of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners of Ireland (IAPI) to become director of Creative Ireland, the Government’s five-year plan around local authorities giving young people access to learning music, drama, art and coding. She replaces John Concannon, who now heads up the Taoiseach’s Strategic Communications Unit (SCU). Banotti took […]

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