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Radio ads expert to address AAI Toolkit event

Acclaimed radio writer and producer Paul Burke (above left) will talk about the importance of creating engaging ads across all channels, but particularly for radio, at the November Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI) Toolkit breakfast seminar. The London-based creative will also discuss the significance of sound in both TV and radio commercials. Burke will […]

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Experiential used to roll out Fifa 18 in Dundrum

To mark the launch of Fifa 18, EA Sports activated an experiential marketing event to surprise the unsuspecting shoppers of Dundrum Town Centre. Held over a weekend, shoppers could avail of EA Sports impressive Fifa 18 man crèche, an area to kick back and relax and get stuck in to sampling the legendary game. The crèche […]

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Tourism Ireland reviews its media and creative

Tourism Ireland is to launch a process to appoint lead global creative and media agencies with Creativebrief acting as pitch doctor. Currently working with Publicis London and Carat/i-Prospect, the all-Ireland body is following a statutory requirement to re-tender for these services every seven years. The agencies are due to be appointed next May. Tourism Ireland is […]

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McCannBlue hits streets in search of insights

McCannBlue hit the streets of Dublin this week to unlock the real ‘Truth About Street’. The agency is part of a study involving McCann in over 100 markets. The Dublin agency team is among 20,000 employees out to dig deep in their locale to understand the richness and diversity of local culture and the effect on […]

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IAPI to pay homage to classic Irish TV ads

Re-Story is an upcoming event hosted by IAPI and the IFI Irish film archive to celebrate the creativity of TV ads in Ireland from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. The event will draw from 2,000 rolls of film salvaged, catalogued and restored by the IFI, including Guinness ‘Island’ created by Arks in 1977, which went […]

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Guinness toasts cowboys who do the ride thing

                                A new Guinness TV ad telling about the Compton Cowboys is now showing across Ireland and the UK. It is the latest chapter in the brand’s ‘Made of More’ series, saluting real people who show unexpected character to enrich […]

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Glanbia fresh on OOH with MyMilkMan.ie poster

Glanbia’s milk delivery service MyMilkMan.ie has launched an out of home campaign through PML. Planned by Carat with creative by Irish International BBDO, the ads shows how it is easier than ever to get milk delivered as it’s just a click away. The brand is running on the capital’s latest OOH addition – JCDecaux’s Digipole […]

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TV ads need to be better targeted, UCL reports

TV ads must be targeted to individual households to combat viewers skipping the ad breaks new research by University College London (UCL) School of Management claims. Television advertisers could save costs and increase their response rate by better understanding viewer behaviour and providing smarter targeted TV ads. In the study, Professor Yiting Deng from UCL School […]

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Alvarez replaces Clancy as MD at Spark Foundry

PHD deputy managing director Sandra Alvarez is to take over from Michael Clancy as managing director of Core Media’s Spark Foundry, which up to recently was known as Mediavest. Alvarez held a number of senior roles at Omnicom Media Group (OMG). She began as a planner at OMD in 2006 before becoming a senior account […]

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GroupM agencies to be renamed Wavemaker

WPP-owned GroupM is to rebrand its merged MEC and Maxus media agencies as Wavemaker. In a statement, GroupM said “making waves happens when media, content and technology come together – activating against our unrivalled purchase journey understanding for the clients we represent… our positioning is a compelling manifestation of that purpose.” GroupM CEO Bill Kinlay […]

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National Lottery now down to two agencies

Marketing.ie has learned that Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI), which operates the National Lottery, has narrowed down current creative services review to two agencies – Rothco and TBWA, with Publicis and the incumbent, DDFH&B, losing out. The review is led by PLI head of marketing Michael Hayes, who joined the company at the start of the […]

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Agencies face “mixed picture”, IAPI reports

Those predicting turnover in adland will “increase or strongly increase” has dropped from 74 per cent in 2016 to 58 per cent in 2017, pointing to a more cautious outlook among agency owners, the latest annual IAPI Industry Census reports. The census measures the industry across agency revenue and billings, staffing, services and age/gender profile. The […]

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Pour interest for King Crisps at city bus shelter

King Crisps has launched a new out of home campaign through Vizeum and Source out of home. Largo Foods has once again teamed up with Dublin GAA star Bernard Brogan for its ‘King of the Hill’ ads. The OOH element of the campaign has been running for several weeks on a number of formats, including Retail […]

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