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20 Questions… Tara Flynn, actor and comedian

20 Questions… Tara Flynn, actor and comedian Tara Flynn has done stand up for many years and is a regular voiceover artist in ads. She’s a core member of Dublin Comedy Improv. Her TV roles include Irish Pictorial Weekly, Moone Boy and Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. She’s the author of You’re Grand: the Irishwoman’s Secret […]

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INM runs Indo/FT offer in Dublin

Irish Independent and FT Weekend

Independent News & Media (INM) is running a promotion in Dublin whereby on every Saturday in May and June consumers can buy the Irish Independent and Financial Times (FT) for a combined price of €4.50 – a €1.30 saving. The promotion is run in around 100 newsagents. Geoff Lyons, marketing director, INM, says feedback from […]

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AdGrad students take to streets in job hunt

AdGrad 2015 with Phil Lynott Statue

Students completing their masters in advertising at DIT Aungier Street college are taking their artwork to the streets of Dublin as part of their end of year project. To draw public interest, the students are taking an upfront approach in their quest for a career in advertising.  The AdGrad 28 are presenting themselves as “wanted”. […]

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Three times more press coverage for Yes side

Newspapers Pile

Ireland’s national newspapers carried three times more Yes articles than No articles about the same-sex marriage referendum in the three weeks up to May 20. The finding is based on independently commissioned research by PR and public affairs agency MKC Communications and carried out by media monitoring company, Newsaccess. A detailed analysis of coverage of the […]

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Banim new marketing boss at RaboDirect

Gail Banim, RaboDirect

Gail Banim has joined RaboDirect as head of marketing in place of Martin O’Leary, who has taken on a similar role at Realex Payments. Banim will be responsible for developing the online savings bank’s strategy in Ireland. She joins from Betdaq sports betting exchange, where she was brand manager and, more recently, marketing manager. She […]

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Irish International wins IDA Ireland

IDA Ad by Publicis

Irish International has won the creative work for the State-sponsored inward promotion agency the Industrial Development Authority, more widely known as IDA Ireland. For over 50 years, the IDA has been charged with attracting foreign direct investment to Ireland and in that time has helped over 1,150 overseas clients set up operations in Ireland. Previously with […]

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Boys and Girls renamed for Referendum

Boys and Girls Lego Table

With the referendum on marriage equality, ad agency Boys and Girls is showing its support for the Yes campaign by changing its name. During the month of May and until all votes are cast on Friday, anyone visiting the agency’s website are greeted with a blue Boys and Boys or pink Girls and Girls button […]

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Thinkhouse adds Hunky Dory’s snacks

Hunky Dorys Sponsor Setanta Sports Highlights - Trevor Twamley, Setanta Sports and Raymond Coyle

Youth PR agency Thinkhouse has added Largo Foods crisp brand Hunky Dory’s. Working alongside Largo Food’s marketing team, the agency run by Jane McDaid, pictured left, will create and execute communications for Hunky Dory’s. The crinkle cut crisp brand is no stranger to controversy having crossed swords with the IRFU over its ads. With offices in […]

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Monahan Newstalk’s new programme boss

Newstalk Breakfast Show Eircom Sponsorship

Patricia Monahan has been appointed as programme director at Newstalk 106-108 FM. Deputising for Newstalk’s editor in chief, Garrett Harte, Monahan is now responsible for day to day programming management, implementing the station’s content strategy and identifying and training new talent. She is also in charge of developing programming to maximise JNLR and commercial growth […]

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Fanning to discuss lessons from Referendum

John Fanning in Gleesons

John Fanning, lecturer in branding and marketing communications at UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School and columnist, will help tease out the learnings from the Marriage Equality Referendum at a Marketing Society seminar next week. The post mortem on the same-sex marriage campaign will scrutinise how the yes and no sides fared, who got bang […]

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Setanta set to serve up Wimbledon live

Setanta Sports

Setanta Sports has secured a three-year deal with the All England Tennis Club, to show live coverage of the Wimbledon tennis championships starting with this year’s tournament at the end of June.  In a further boost to their tennis coverage, Setanta has also confirmed an extension to their deal with Roland Garros, home of the French Open, […]

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Independent rugby supplements win major award

Geoff Lyons in Irish Independent Park in Cork

Rugby supplements in the Irish Independent have been awarded a prize at an international ceremony in New York. The International News and Media Association (INMA) awarded the newspaper the accolade of ‘Best idea to grow single copy sales’ for its provincial rugby supplements. ‘The Indo’ is the official partner to Leinster, Connacht and Munster Rugby.  The free weekly […]

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Love Hate star gives Yes side a shove

Laurence Kinlan, Actor from LoveHate

Ireland’s first ever emoji URL is being used to launch a brand new film created by Irish International and Sweet Media, in support of a Yes vote on May 22, featuring actor Laurence Kinlan, who plays Elmo in Love Hate, and available to view at  The film was written to help cement the “soft yes” […]

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