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Enright takes on new role at PML Group

In addition to her role as director of Source out of home, Louise Enright has been appointed to head of audit for the PML Group. She will liaise with media agency planners, trading teams, audit companies and PML Group’s own client service teams to manage the entire audit process for the out of home communications group […]

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Saunders to lead St Patrick’s parade in St Louis

President and CEO of global PR firm FleishmanHillard John Saunders will be the grand marshall at the St Patrick’s Day parade in St Louis, Missouri, tomorrow. The Dubliner, who was appointed to the top job in the Omnicom network, will lead the ceremonies alongside guest of honour, Minister for Jobs Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell […]

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Fulfil named as FAI’s official snack sponsor

Protein and vitamin bar Fulfil has signed up as the official snack sponsor of the FAI for the next three years. In just over a year since its launch by Niall McGrath and Tom Gannon, the brand has sold over 15 million bars and achieved sales of €5.2 million. Fulfil claims a 55 per cent […]

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Food writers dish up awards to artisan producers

Six artisan food producers were honoured as part of the annual Irish Food Writers’ Guild (IFWG) awards together with the guild’s first posthumous award, which saluted Irish craft beer guru, Oliver Hughes, co-founder of the Porterhouse brewery pubs, who died suddenly last year at the age of 57. Since 1993, the awards have celebrated artisan producers […]

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Cawley leads client services at IPG Mediabrands

Sylvia Cawley has been promoted to client service director at IPG Mediabrands. Cawley will be responsible for providing the highest levels of client service. A key priority will include producing work that delivers best in buying and planning for clients including Tesco, Zurich Insurance, Johnson & Johnson, Rabo Direct, Valeo Foods and the NDC. She […]

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AIB to share GAA push at major US show

AIB becomes the first Irish brand to join global marketers and rights holders at the IEG sponsorship conference in Chicago later this month. Representing the bank at IEG will be Brian Keating, group propositions and brands director and Mark Brennan, AIB’s head of digital and innovation, speaking about ‘The Toughest’ campaign for the GAA. Keating and […]

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Ireland sixth most confident nation in Europe

National consumer confidence at the end of last year was at its highest level since the recession and Ireland is now the sixth most confident country in Europe, the latest Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions indicates. The country’s Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) score hit 100 in the final two quarters of […]

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AIB checks out Maximum’s business podcast

Digital publisher Maximum Media has partnered with AIB partner for a new weekly business podcast called The Capital B. Hosted by Sunday Times journalist Nick Webb (centre), the first show topped the iTunes podcast charts. It is part of a new format Maximum is launching this year as part of its move into video, audio, […]

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TBWA decides not to enter local creative awards

TBWA\Dublin will no longer enter local creative awards and will instead focus on globally recognised award shows, including Cannes Lions, D&AD and the Clios. The move comes after the agency rebranded as TBWA\Dublin, introducing themselves as the ‘Refounders’ of the 23-year-old agency, and hired a new executive creative director, John Kane. Kane has over ten Cannes […]

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Media supports Nova’s homeless radiothon

Media providers from all platforms are coming together to support Radio Nova’s latest effort to raise funds to fight homelessness. The station’s ‘Help Our Homeless’ Radiothon will see the station turn over its airwaves for two days on Wednesday and Thursday of next week to raise funds for badly needed funds for the Peter McVerry Trust. […]

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FarmIreland.ie backs Rare Breed series on TV3

INM’s agri news portal FarmIreland.ie is sponsoring Rare Breed on TV and across its other stations for repeat views. The show, which provides a look at life on Irish farms, returns for a second series on February 28 and runs until the final episode on June 6. Since its launch last October, FarmIreland.ie, has grown to a […]

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Fanning calls for greater focus on proven ads

Success, failure and ambition were on the menu at the Marketing Society Future Council’s event, ‘The F Word’. Spotlighting the marketing moments that didn’t quite hit the mark, the talks are tailored for marketers with up to five years experience. The speakers included UCD lecturer, Bord Bia Marketing Forum chairman and Marketing.ie contributor John Fanning, […]

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WPP takes stake in David Connor’s Eightytwenty

WPP together with Ogilvy & Mather has taken an undisclosed stake but thought to be in or around 25 per cent in its digital partner in Ireland, Eightytwenty, founded by David Connor. Eightytwenty has been working out of Ogilvy’s offices in recent times after the agency split from Havas. It employs over 30 staff and […]

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