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BoSI moves to WPP's Mediaedge:cia

Bank of Scotland (Ireland) has switched its media planning and buying account from the Publicis-owned ZenithOptimedia to Mediaedge:cia as part of an international alignment by the Lloyds banking group. Vizeum and OMD were also involved in the four-way review. Mediaedge:cia will work to Mark Mohan, head of marketing an communications, strategy and products at BoSI. […]

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Photo sharing site runs up 20,000 snaps

The RacePix365.com Irish website which combines photo sharing with athletics has uploaded 20,000 images since its launch less than a year ago. Racepix365.com was launched by Darren Spring, who, like the many contributors to the site, combines a love of photography with running. Polish photographer Daniel Kowalczyk took the 20,000th photo at the BHAA Pearl […]

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AAI hosts talk on personal survival and team motivation

Even before the recession kicked in research on employee motivation and engagement was a concern with indications that 54 per cent of employees were to some extent disengaged from their work. The current environment has compounded these trends bringing greater pressure and stress to the workplace. An evening meeting of the Association of Advertisers in […]

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Creative adman conceives novel musical experiment

Nick Kelly, a highly-acclaimed freelance advertising copywriter, originally with Irish International BBDO, is embarking on a new musical project as part of his next solo album. Gestation is based on a series of nine live shows, one on the last Wednesday of each of the next nine months. Kelly’s idea is to workshop a bunch […]

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Liverpool signs £80 million shirt deal with Standard Chartered

Liverpool FC has netted the biggest shirt sponsorship deal in the club’s history by agreeing a £80m four-year contract with the Standard Chartered capital-based bank from the start of next year’s Premier League season. The deal marks the end of the £8m-a-season Carlsberg shirt deal. The deal with Standard Chartered was signed after an exclusivity […]

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Ex-publisher advocates glossies debate "unhappy marriage"

Trevor White, former publisher of The Dubliner magazine, has called on Irish TV and filmmakers to consider making a documentary on the “unhappy marriage” between the editorial and advertising departments of a big glossy publication. White said it would be “engrossing” to see a documentary about the struggle between two magazines such as Image and […]

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Dubliners try their luck at winning FM104's €250,000 house

In what is being touted as the biggest prize giveaway ever by an Irish radio station, listeners to FM104 are due to tune in in growing numbers until the end of October to try and win a new two-bedroom showhouse in Barnwell Hansfield in Dublin 15. Built by Manor Homes and located off the Ongar […]

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€50 holiday vouchers to be given away in autumn push

With disposable income at a premium, Failite Ireland will give away €50 vouchers in copies of its Discovery Ireland holiday supplement out next weekend as part of a €3.5 million promotion to promote home holidays. The special offers supplement will be inserted in various national and local newspapers. They will also be available for collection […]

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Former adman among PPI radio nominees

Donald Helme, former boss of The Helme Partnership, who now hosts a jazz show on Lyric FM, is nominated for specialist music broadcaster of the year and is among 34 nominations across 18 categories from RTE stations in contention for this year’s PPI Radio Awards. Mary Wilson, Ryan Tubridy and Pat Kenny are nominated for […]

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Irish sponsors canvassed for European awards scheme

Irish sponsorships held between March last year and the start of this month are invited to enter an international awards scheme organised by the European Sponsorship Association (ESA). The awards are the only pan-European awards covering sport, culture, entertainment, media and corporate social responsibility. The ESA categories are B2B, business to community, business to consumer, […]

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Irish girls in contention to be top Spongebob fan

A 12-year-old girl from south county Dublin and a Limerick teenager are among five finalists in a competition run by the Nickelodeon children’s channel to be named the number one fan of the Spongebob Squarepants cartoon character in the UK and Ireland. Hannah Maharry gives nick.co.uk viewers a tour of her home in Dalkey and […]

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Chris de Burgh reacts angrily to concert review

An Irish Times review of Chris de Burgh’s concert last week at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin has sparked a row between the singer and arts critic Peter Crawley with the newspaper publishing a lengthy letter from de Burgh today alongside a reprint of Crawley’s original review. The review, first published last Thursday, began by […]

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Aussies give green light to Paddy's Day support

The organisers of the St Patrick’s Day parade in Sydney is on the look-out for new sponsors for Australia’s biggest parade marking Ireland’s national day of celebration. Over 35,000 visitors congregate in Sydney’s city business district (CBD) on parade day, which next year will be March 21st. Gerard Ryan, president of the St Patrick’s Day […]

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