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McCann promotes creative duo

McCann Erickson has promoted Emma Sharkey and Ray Swan to creative group heads in recognition of the work they have done in recent years, including campaigns for Heineken and the National Cancer Screening for Cervical Check. The duo have earned industry awards at ICAD and the Sharks. Both Swan and Sharkey joined McCanns from Ogilvy […]

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MediaVest to lead on HSE

Publicis-owned MediaVest has been appointed by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to handle its media buying and planning for the next year. Two other agencies, Carat and Mindshare, have been added to the HSE media roster. The news follows last week’s decision by the HSE to appoint three creative agencies, Cawley NeaTBWA, Kick Communications and […]

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UPC keeps schtum about review

UPC is unwilling to make any comment about its creative review which is in progress. Irish International BBDO created the current campaign fronted by TV host Craig Doyle (pictured above). Elsewhere in adland, the HSE has appointed Cawley NeaTBWA,  Kick Communications and Rothco as its creative agency roster. Rothco has handled the Crisis Pregnancy Agency […]

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Ogilvy set for TV3 work

Ogilvy has won a three-way creative pitch for TV3 as the independent steps up its marketing activities. The WPP agency competed with Chemistry and Image Now. Ogilvy will work to TV3’s marketing and PR manager Teresa Murray. Media was not part of the review and remains with Mindshare, another WPP agency. Elsewhere in adland, Leo […]

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Burns takes charge at Publicis QMP

Padraig Burns has taken over as managing director of Publicis QMP following the decision by Tom Doherty to step down a few months ago. Burns joined the agency from McConnells and became deputy managing director. He has over 20 years experience working in adland, including a lengthy stay at Arks. The announcement by Doherty to […]

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DDFH&B-JWT takes honours at Adfx

DDFH&B-JWT and its media partner Mindshare has won the Adfx grand prix for the Bord Gáis Big Switch campaign. The agency also won two golds for the Big Switch in the new launch and corporate, finance and categories. The only other agencies that were gold winners on the night were Leo Burnett for Kellogg’s Rice […]

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Rothco's sights fixed on awards

Rothco has six campaigns shortlisted for the Adfx awards which will be presented by Iapi next month. The creative agency has two campaigns in the corporate, finance and services category for the AIB Better Ireland programme and Aviva respectively. In the new launch and IT/telco and digital categories, Rothco is represented by 02, with media […]

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BMW Mini parked in Chemistry

BMW Mini has awarded its creative advertising account to Chemistry after a three-way pitch with Boys and Girls and Rothco. Boys and Girls had been looking after the business recently as the agency is made up of several former McConnells executives and they had handled the car account for many years. Media was not part […]

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TV3 invites agency pitch

Nick Dunning in The Tudors, one of the most popular series on TV3 Three agencies have been asked by TV3 to make creative presentations for a major promotion which the station is due to run in a few months time. Teresa Murray, marketing and PR manager, TV3, told Marketing.ie that the three agencies in the […]

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McCaughey new ICAD president

Pearse McCaughey, group creative director, Cawley NeaTBWA, has been elected president of the Institute of Creative Advertising & Design (ICAD). McCaughey has over 30 years experience working in adland and was previously creative director of Des O’Meara & Partners. Ciara Cantwell, creative director, Associate, is ICAD’s new vice president. The other board members include Fiona […]

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Road Safety Authority hires new agencies

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has appointed two Dublin-based agencies to handle its advertising with Irish International BBDO winning the creative account and the Publicis-owned MediaVest picking up the media buying and planning. Both parts of the account were previously with Belfast agency Lyle Bailie. QMP Publicis and Mindshare were also both part of the […]

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Agencies gear up for RSA test

Six agencies are pitching for the media and creative review called by the Road Safety Authority (RSA). Vying for the media are MediaVest, Mindshare and the incumbent, Belfast agency Lyle Bailie. The three agencies competing for the RSA creative account are Publicis QMP, Irish International BBDO and Lyle Bailie. The creative account is said to […]

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Public urged to create radio ad

ThinkIrish.ie has launched a campaign urging consumers to create a radio commercial to run on Today FM. In what may be a global first, the not-for-profit group, which promotes Irish goods and service in an effort to generate 20,000 new jobs, is using Facebook and Twitter and its own website to drum up interest. The […]

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