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Dublin voucher scheme launched online

A new website provides discount vouchers direct to Dublin shoppers. Dublin Vouchers allows local businesses to create their own online vouchers for special discounts or limited opportunity shopping. The site allows consumers choose a location and business category and then shows vouchers that tie in with the user’s search criteria. The voucher can then be […]

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Rebel mum viral wins Sqeez student prize

An ad for Sqeez orange juice showing the reaction of a mother awakened in the middle of the night by a baby anxious to be fed has won Anthony O’Keeffe the inaugural Sqeez Viral competition sponsored by Batchelors for DIT students of advertising. The viral shows a mother whose sleep is disturbed by a crying […]

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Commercial broadcasters get ten minutes advertising per hour

Commercial TV and radio stations have a limit of ten minutes advertising per clock hour and a maximum daily minutage of 15 per cent of airtime, as part of new rules on advertising and teleshopping issued by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI). Community broadcasters have a limit of six minutes of advertising per hour. […]

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Setanta boss assures customers of refunds

Niall Cogley, chief executive of Setanta Sports, has assured any customers affected by subscription problems following the change in ownership of the company during the summer that they will be refunded in full. A number of callers to Liveline on RTE Radio 1 today, told the show’s presenter Joe Duffy of some incorrect debits made […]

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Obama seen as key to America's new-found popularity

The charisma of United States president Barack Obama and his administration is said to play a major role in why America is now ranked as the most admired country in the world. The US climbed to top spot from seventh position last year and is now ahead of France, Germany, the UK and Japan, which […]

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Classified ads site hits two million

DoneDeal.ie classified ads site allowing people to buy and sell goods online has reported over two million visits and 20,000 new ads for September, figures released by the IrelandMetrix website audit agency indicate. DoneDeal.ie was founded by Fred and Geraldine Karlsson five years ago. The results coincide with Buy & Sell’s rescue from receivership by […]

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Marty Whelan promotes medical bills message

Lyric FM presenter and the voice in Tesco ads Marty Whelan is fronting a new national radio campaign targeting families struggling with medical bills by telling people that cash plans provide cash back for everyday medical expenses in ads for Ennis-based cash plan provider, HSF Health Plan. HSF Health Plan marketing manager Lee Andre said […]

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McCarthy to speak at ISME national conference

Colm McCarthy of An Bord Snip, whose report to the government is recommending areas where spending cuts should be made to help the economy recover and avoid possible interference in our affairs from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will address the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) national conference in the Crowne Plaza Hotel […]

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JWT group acquires PR agency

The JWT group has expanded its Ireland operation by acquiring Bespoke Communications, the PR, social media and experiential agency run by Neil O’Gorman. Bespoke is merging with Direction@JWT to form Bespoke with Direction, to service clients such as Centra, Failte Ireland, Sony PlayStation and Nokia. Prior to Bespoke, O’Gorman had been a director at Edelman. […]

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Lottery players now game for €500,000 daily draw

As well as a twice-weekly draw, the National Lottery is to urge Irish people to have a flutter on a new daily game which starts this Thursday. All or Nothing costs €2 to enter and players must match either all or none of the 12 numbers drawn out of a possible 24 to win a […]

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Newstalk, FM104 and WLR among winners at PPI Awards

Newstalk 106-108 FM was named full service station of the year at the ninth annual Phonographic Performance Ireland (PPI) awards in the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny on Friday night. FM104 won the music station of the year award and WLR, which recently celebrated its 20th year on air, took the local station of the year […]

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Bookshops mark Irish week

Irish booksellers have selected 30 fiction, poetry, Irish-language and non-fiction titles to showcase what they see as the best of recent Irish books for a promotion to help boost Irish published titles, which account for only 15 per cent of bookshop sales in Ireland. Great Irish Book Week runs from October 24th to the 31st. […]

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Block sacked as 4fm boss

Martin Block has been removed as chief executive of 4fm, the multi-city easy listening station targeting over-45s, following a board meeting yesterday and Dave Hammond, the station’s sales and marketing director, has been appointed in his place. Block, an independent radio veteran, and his brother, Howard, who was the station’s finance director up until his […]

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