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Lottery creative review down to four agencies

Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI), which operates the National Lottery, has narrowed down its list of agencies presenting for its creative advertising account to four – Publicis, Rothco, TBWA and the incumbent, DDFH&B. Head of marketing Michael Hayes, who joined the company at the start of the year, has worked with the agencies in previous roles. […]

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Bord Gáis Energy rolls out rewards club ads

Bord Gáis Energy (BGE) has launched a new TV and print campaign, highlighting the benefits that over 260,000 members of its rewards club can receive, including an opportunity to get exclusive access to All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship tickets. The 40-second TV ad stars comedian John Colleary (above left) of Savage Eye and Irish Pictorial Weekly fame. […]

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Call for entries to outdoor advertising awards

It has been announced by the Outdoor Media Association (OMA) that entries to the 26th Outdoor Advertising Awards are now open. The awards, which take place every two years, celebrate excellence in content and planning in out of home advertising throughout Ireland. The ceremony will take place in the Shelbourne Hotel on Thursday,  October 12, […]

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GroupM to merge MEC and Maxus

WPP’s GroupM is to merge two of its media agencies, MEC and Maxus. MEC Dublin is headed up by David Hayes, while Maxus is run by Jonathan Conlon. Operating out of Ogilvy’s offices in Ely Place, MEC clients include Vodafone, General Mills’ Yoplait, cereals and biscuits and Screwfix.ie. Last year the agency rolled out its Wavemaker content […]

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Love Irish Food launches brand award at Bloom

Love Irish Food, in partnership with out of home (OOH) advertising company Exterion Media, announced the launch of the annual Love Irish Food brand development award in the Food Village at Bloom. The award provides Love Irish Food member brands with the chance to win an €80,000 OOH campaign to promote their brand to consumers. […]

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Chalke goes it alone with new agency

                              Aaron Chalke has left Mediaworks to set up a new brand activations agency called Foe. Chalke, who was an experiential director with the Core Media group, says his new business aims to generate a higher return on investment for marketing campaigns. It will […]

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Ian Young steps down as IIBBDO boss

Ian Young is stepping down as chief executive of Irish International after 23 years and agency owner, Omnicom’s BBDO, has appointed Neal Davies as his replacement. Young will become the agency’s executive chairman. Davies joins IIBBDO in August, having served as president and CEO of awards show Effie Worldwide, headquartered in New York. He has […]

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Media Central wins Communicorp sales

Communicorp has awarded all its radio sales to Media Central after an internal group contest with its other sales arm subsidiary, Communicorp One. Under a transfer of undertakings process, Media Central, run by Gavin Deans (above), will take on ad sales for national stations Today FM and Newstalk. It already handled sales for the group’s […]

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AAI boss receives a WFA president’s award

Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI) chief executive Barry Dooley received a president’s award at the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) global marketers’ week in Toronto for the Marketing Multiplied report it jointly published with Core Media earlier this year. It was one of only six international awards presented by the WFA. Other winners were […]

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DIT’s AdGrad 17 set to share ideas for charities

Final preparations are underway for students from this year’s DIT masters in advertising studies to make their ‘search for creative intelligence’ pitches to industry leaders. Divided into two agency teams, AdGrad 17, pictured, will present ad campaigns based on briefs from two clients. This year it’s the turn of not-for-profit organisations, Focus Ireland and the […]

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Mediavest scores hat-trick in press spend

Mediavest was the biggest spender on press advertising in 2016 for the third year running. A report by NewsBrands Ireland – formerly the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) – showed the Core Media group agency recorded a spend of €154.5 million. Sister agency, Mediaworks, had the highest increase. Sixty per cent of agencies upped their […]

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McElligott one of four new recruits to ASAI board

IAB Ireland chief executive Suzanne McElligott has been appointed to the board of the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI). The independent self-regulatory body committed to promoting the highest standards of marketing communications in Ireland, has announced four appointments to its board. As well as McElligott, Roslyn Dalton, Copy Clear lead with RTÉ, Eoin Doyle, […]

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INM to get creative with ICAD on innovations

Independent News & Media (INM) has linked up with the Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (ICAD) as its innovation partner. The three-year deal sees INM collaborate with the institute for its awards, events and educational programmes. Having introduced new products to the market last year, INM is working closer with brands on delivering content. INM […]

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