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Economic improvements paying off survey says

Mary Lambkin, UCD and Mark Henry Tourism Ireland

Rising levels of consumer confidence are driving consumer spending and creating employment growth in the economy, the latest Consumer Market Monitor (CMM) by UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the Marketing Institute shows. Data from the Q3 2014 monitor indicates that the consumer economy in Ireland is showing evidence of a broad-based recovery. Consumer […]

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Love/Hate strikes Netflix deal


Following on from the Love/Hate season finale on RTÉ One, the highly popular gangland drama is to be streamed on Netflix in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Working on behalf of the national broadcaster, ITV Studios Global Entertainment secured the multi-year subscription video-on-demand contract with Netflix. The deal will result in all five seasons being […]

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McCannBlue adds Murray and Keogh

McCannBlue Creatives

McCannBlue has announced two new agency appointments. Andrew Murray, pictured above left, has joined the agency as head of social media and Laurence Keogh as a senior writer. Previously head of social content at Huskies, Murray has worked on award-winning campaigns for Diageo, AIB, Carlsberg, Guinness Storehouse, Vodafone, Fáilte Ireland, Liberty Insurance and Masterfoods. He […]

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CIE to consider free wi-fi sponsorship

As part of its plans to boost free wi-fi across its rail and bus services, CIÉ has launched a market consultation with interested parties to provide services to customers of its Iarnród Éireann, Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann companies. Proposals for free wi-fi have been invited, while offering other revenue-generation options for the group. Options […]

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SSE Airtricity to move to OMD

Airtricity League

  It is understood SSE Airtricity is to move its media buying and planning from Carat to OMD until the end of next June. Carat had handled the the Scottish energy provider on an interim basis. The Aegis agency worked in tandem with OMD in the UK but had openly declared an interest in pitching […]

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Carey to lead Dublin tourism drive

Michael Carey

Businessman and former marketing director Michael Carey has been appointed by the Minister for Transport Tourism & Sport Paschal Donohoe to head up the new body aimed at boosting Dublin as a tourist destination amid concerns the capital is under-performing compared with other European cities. The new body is called Grow Dublin Tourism Alliance (GDTA) […]

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CSL to handle Rugby World Cup hospitality

Rugby World Cup 2015

CSL Hospitality, previously known as Corporate Sports & Leisure, has been named as Ireland’s official hospitality agent for Rugby World Cup 2015 being held in England. Ireland will take on France, Italy, Canada and Romania in next year’s tournament with the ultimate prize being the Webb Ellis trophy (inset). CSL, first  launched in 1984, are […]

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Regan to UTV Ireland as political editor

Mary Regan, UTV Ireland

Mary Regan, political reporter with the Irish Examiner, is joining UTV Ireland as political editor. Born in Galway, Regan began her career as a reporter for RTÉ before moving into politics as a weekly columnist for Village magazine. She joined the Irish Examiner in 2006, where she reported on the bank guarantee, the IMF bailout, the […]

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Cunningham to speak at marketing breakfast

Ciaran Cunningham, CEO, Carat

Carat chief executive Ciaran Cunningham will speak about how ecosystem planning is the new way for connecting with consumers and brands at the Marketing Institute breakfast in the Fire Restaurant in Dublin next Wednesday. Living in a convergent world where everything is connected and measurable, understanding how consumers connect and engage with every touch point […]

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Nolan gets deputy role at Mindshare

Ken Nolan and Jessica King, Mindshare

Mindshare have promoted Ken Nolan to the position of deputy managing director. He joins CEO Bill Kinlay and managing director Emma O’Doherty on the WPP agency’s management team. Nolan, who will provide strategic direction and leadership across all clients, joined Mindshare  in 2008 as business director and has headed up the agency’s CSR programme, with Brigid’s Story for […]

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