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Murphy to head up Vizeum

Conor Murphy is to replace Gavan Byrne as managing director of Vizeum Ireland following Byrne’s appointment as commercial director of Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp group from the end of February. Byrne joined Aegis-owned Vizeum seven years ago. He and Mark Lynch joined from Mindshare, with Lynch departing last year. Murphy (seated) joined Vizeum in April this […]

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Core Media acquires Mediaworks

Core Media Group (CMG) has bought Owens DDB’s Mediaworks for a figure in the region of €3 million. With claimed combined billings of over €160m, the deal makes CMG the largest media buyer in Ireland. CMG is majority Irish-owned and comprises Starcom, MediaVest, Clear Blue Water, Radical and ZenithOptimedia. CMG boss Alan Cox (above right) […]

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IAPI may pay new CEO €120k

The Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) may be willing to pay their new chief executive officer an annual salary of €120,000 or more, provided a high-calibre candidate with the right credentials for the job can be found. The institute has run ads in national newspapers in recent weeks outlining the tasks and the […]

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Postgrad students prepare for pitch

Students of the IAPI/DIT advertising and digital communications postgraduate course will make an industry pitch on an undisclosed brief in DIT at 6pm on Thursday, December 15. Last year was the college’s first pitch night when students split into two rival teams for a Fáilte Ireland brief, judged by four industry experts. This year’s brief […]

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Farrell heads up IPG media

Initiative managing director Paul Farrell has been promoted by Interpublic to the new position as head of IPG Mediabrands in Ireland. A statement issued by IPG Mediabrands, which controls a $34 billion global media buying portfolio, said Farrell’s appointment is part of a strengthening of its European presence and the establishment of “a fresh, new […]

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Nolan replaces Walsh at Burnetts

Eoghan Nolan (right) has replaced Michael Walsh as creative director at Leo Burnett, following Walsh’s move to Bloom to assume a similar role. Nolan and former Irish International colleague Colman Bourke set up Brand Artillery last February. The idea behind the new creative ‘hot shop’ was to target clients looking for a more flexible approach […]

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National Lottery decision pushed out

A decision on the National Lottery creative advertising review is now not expected to be made until the middle of December, a week before the Christmas-New Year seasonal break. Four creative agencies are in the running, namely Irish International, Publicis QMP, Rothco and the incumbent, DDFH&B-JWT. The lottery’s media, which is handled by Starcom, is […]

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New creative roles at Boys and Girls

Anne Fleming has joined Boys and Girls as senior copywriter from Chemistry. Regarded as one of the top writers in adland, her work has been recognised with many awards and online on bestadsontv.com. Her clients have included Eircom, Trocaire and Kerry Foods. Jonathon Cullen to head of art at the agency, having joined from McCann […]

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McCrave to leave IAPI

Seán McCrave (pictured left) has resigned as chief executive of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) after almost six years in the job. A statement by IAPI said McCrave is “moving on to open up a new chapter in his career” but did not specify as to his immediate plans. IAPI president Brian […]

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DDFH&B-JWT retains Fáilte Ireland

DDFH&B-JWT continues its strong run with the news that it has been retained by Fáilte Ireland to handle its creative and digital work. The agency run by Miriam Hughes was in competition for the home tourism marketing body with Irish International and Rothco. It is understood that Publicis QMP was offered a chance to pitch. […]

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BAI gets 227 replies on children's ads

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has received 227 submissions in response to its public consultation on how food and drink should be advertised to children in the broadcast media. The BAI says responses came from members of the public, broadcasters, politicians, NGOs, food and drink groups and other lobbyists. Launched in August, the consultation forms part […]

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Swords to join TBWAShanghai

Brian Swords has resigned as managing director of Cawley NeaTBWA and is to move to China to take up a senior post at the Omnicom group’s TBWA Shanghai office in December. Swords joined Cawley Nea in 1993 and has been president of  the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) since the start of 2008. […]

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DDFH&B-JWT wins Eircom

DDFH&B-JWT has won the Eircom creative account which includes the Eircom flagship brand and eMobile. The account was out to pitch in recent weeks and five agencies presented. Other agencies in the running included Boys and Girls, Ogilvy, Rothco and the incumbent, Chemistry. It has been a good week for DDFH&B-JWT as they also won […]

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