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Three’s Christmas ad supports Barnardos

Three has unveiled its 2016 Christmas campaign which opens a new chapter in the story of ‘The Girl and the Cloud’ and through a marketing campaign involving a special charity partnership with the children’s charity Barnardos. Continuing on ‘The Perfect Surprise’ story, the animated ad was created by Boys and Girls, using Irish illustrator Mark Wickham. […]

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Rothco rolls out Tesco’s Christmas host ads

Rothco created a new series of Tesco’s TV ads showing people from all over the country thanking their hosts with a letter. A total of 35 ads are being shot, each one featuring a different individual reading out the letter they have written to their host. In many cases, the hosts will have no idea […]

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Conflict and division a world reality, Havas reports

A new study by Havas Worldwide reveals that the ‘us versus them’ debate that divides the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns is fast gaining traction globally. With more than five million Syrian refugees displaced, a wounded EU reeling from the aftermath of Brexit and frequent terror attacks, trust in others and confidence in the […]

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ITT students work on Jaffa Cakes and Vodafone

In their final year, fourth year advertising and marketing communications students at IT Tallaght complete a year-long module called Advertising Portfolio Design. It is the equivalent of two modules in each of two semesters. Each student is assigned a role – account handler, account planner, creative and marketing manager – and included as part of […]

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DDFH&B and OMD wipe up at Effies

DDFH&B and OMD added another effectiveness accolade at the 20th aanual European Advertising Effectiveness (Effie) awards in Brussels. The EACA Euro Effie Awards are considered the gold standard in marketing communications effectiveness, rewarding campaigns for advertising effectiveness in two or more European markets since 1996. It is the first time ever an Irish campaign – ‘Pure […]

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Adland gives support to Peter McVerry Trust

A groundbreaking new ad campaign for the Peter McVerry Trust homeless charity was unveiled at an agency breakfast hosted by cinema sales house Wide Eye Media in the Odeon multiplex near the 3 Arena. The 60-second ad, titled These Little Things, is an initiative involving production company Pull the Trigger, director Kieron J Walsh, Oscar-nominated […]

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Hamilton takes over as ICAD president

Boys and Girls executive creative director Rory Hamilton is the new president of the Institute of Creative Advertising & Design (ICAD). He is joined on the board by Aidan Dowling, Irish International; Dan O’Neill, Publicis; Des Creedon, Cawley Nea\TBWA; Emma Sharkey, Rothco; Ger Roe, Publicis; Max Brady, Pull the Trigger; Rossi McAuley, Distinctive Repetition; Shane […]

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Orchard Thieves core to advertising success

The Heineken launch of Orchard Thieves last year to challenge the market dominance of Bulmer’s Cider has won the most sought after honour in Irish advertising: the Adfx grand prix. To claim Adfx – which is organised by the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) – advertisers must present detailed case studies proving the […]

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Irish International top local agency at Sharks

Irish International joined with BBDO agency partners in netting a host of awards at the 54th Sharks International Creative Festival in Kinsale. Omnicom’s BBDO won Irish agency, international agency and network of the year at the awards show in Acton’s Hotel.  In New Directors, Benjamin Cleary won best Irish director for his Oscar-winning film, Stutterer, while […]

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Cawley Nea\TBWA rolls out HPRA ads

The new Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) campaign encouraging consumers to read the directions that come with medication was created by Cawley Nea\TBWA, with media by Mindshare. The work followed on from a pitch for the business involving Irish International on the creative front and Initiative, MediaVest and OMD for media buying and planning. As […]

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Love Irish Food offers €70k in out of home ads

The Love Irish Food brand development awards run in tandem with Exterion Media offers one lucky group member €70,000 in out of home (OOH) advertising space. Running for its fifth year, the brand will get two weeks’ exposure across Exterion Media’s retail six sheet portfolio, PurchasePoints and across their retail digital network. The campaign includes print […]

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DDFH&B holds on to Eir business

DDFH&B has been retained to handle creative work for Eir/Meteor after a final two-way contest with London agency Snap. Two others agencies, Publicis and London-based Host, had previously been eliminated from the process. The review was more protracted than expected, due to Eir’s head of brand and communications, Lisa Comerford, leaving for Brown Thomas. Comerford […]

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Dara Ó Briain to MC Adfx awards

Comedian Dara Ó Briain will host the Adfx awards being held for the first time at the InterContinental hotel in Dublin on Thursday, September 22. The awards, which are organised by agency body the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI), are widely recognised as adland’s most prestigious and celebrated awards show. Modelled on the advertising […]

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