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Red Dog goes with 16 limited edition staff prints

Dublin design agency Red Dog is exhibiting a series of 16 limited edition prints to celebrate 16 years in business. A one-night-only event, 16 will feature a series of lithographic prints, each one designed by a different Red Dog agency employee. Visitors may take away a limited number of print copies on the night of […]

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Global creatives lined up for Design Week

A creative conference will be staged next week in Dublin’s Liberty Hall as part of this year’s Design Week. Billed as a celebration of global creativity, the three-day Offset 2009 series of events brings together top names in graphic design, illustration, fine art, film and photography. About 500 delegates are expected to attend presentations, debates […]

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U2 gig on YouTube attracts seven million

About seven milllion people watched the YouTube streaming of the U2 concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl in Los Angeles with fans from Australia, Brazil, India, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand and Japan watching the gig broadcast on YouTube yesterday at 3am Irish time. It is the first time a major international concert was streamed on […]

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U2 concert to be streamed on YouTube

The U2 concert in the Pasadena Rose Bowl in California in the early hours of next Monday may reach millions of the Irish band’s fans as it will be streamed live on YouTube from 3.30am Irish time. The concert will be available in 16 countries. Fans will be encouraged to comment via a Twitter feed […]

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Twitter offered $500,000 for a day

In what may be the biggest offer ever for a single banner ad, Twitter is said to have been offered $500,000 for one day of advertising on the site. uSocial.net, which provides a service selling followers on Twitter, claims to have made the offer. As yet, Twitter does not feature advertising on its site. A […]

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TG4 re-appoints Post TV for sales

The TG4 airtime sales contract has been awarded to Post TV for another three-year run from January. The contract was awarded following an EU public tender process. Post TV has held the TG4 airtime sales contract since the channel came on-air thirteen years ago. Post TV, a subsidiary of The Sunday Business Post which, in […]

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Smurfit School among world's elite

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s MBA programmes have been ranked among the world’s best by The Economist and by The Financial Times. The Economist places the school’s full time MBA programme at 37 in the world and at 15 in Europe. The FT’s ranking of the world’s part-time executive MBA programmes puts UCD Smurfit […]

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Mr Tayto adopts another novel approach

One of Ireland’s best-loved snack food brands has joined the pre-Christmas rush to hit the country’s book stands with the launch of Mr Tayto’s autobiography, ‘The Man Inside the Jacket’. The move is one of a series of publicity stunts developed by marketing director Rita Kirwan and her team for the crisps brand in recent […]

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Amazon turn up for book lovers

Amazon has launched its best-selling Kindle reader device on the Irish market offering an English language book catalogue of 250,000 titles. Kindle is linked through a 3G wireless data connection to Amazon’s online store of books, magazines and newspapers. Kindle has a six-inch screen, uses electronic ink to make it as authentic as possible and […]

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Republic of Ireland gets France in play-offs

The Republic of Ireland has been drawn against France in the seeded play-offs to reach the World Cup finals being held in South Africa next year. Not only must Ireland face one of Europe’s strongest national sides, but they play the first leg at home in Croke Park on Saturday, November 14th. The return leg […]

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Boys and Girls up and running

A new Dublin advertising agency largely made up of former McConnells executives promises to provide a “fresh offering” and a “new way of doing business”, co-founder Pat Stephenson has told Marketing.ie. Stephenson is joined at Boys and Girls by Fiona Scott, Chris Upton, Margaret Gilsenan and Patrick Meade, all ex-McConnells, along with Rory Hamilton. While […]

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Ocean moves across Irish Sea

The Ocean group of advertising, digital and PR services, is in the process of setting up an office in central London. An agency spokesperson said the move comes as a response by existing clients with a UK presence to provide similar communications services across channel. Chief executive Doug Baxter said Enterprise Ireland will support the […]

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RTE Guide slashes Christmas charges

RTE Publishing has cut its display advertising rates for its Christmas double issue of the RTE Guide by 23 per cent. The rate card cost of a page drops from €12,840 to €9,950, a spokesperson confirmed. The magazine will have a run of 520,000 with a potential readership of two million. Last year, 420,000 copies […]

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