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Blackness raises its head at shrunken Sharks

The Kinsale Sharks awards have adapted to the new realities of the economic climate by cutting short the festival and reducing the delegate fee from €595 to €220. In a month when Guinness celebrates 250 years, the festival trophy takes on a new black look. Award winners will go home with a “sleek, solid, bold […]

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Ex-agency creative offers jobless card therapy

A former creative director of TBWAChiatDay in Los Angeles who was laid off from his job after a short time has come up with an idea to help those in adland out of a job. Tom Van Daele launched the cardsofchange.com website which recommends putting old business cards to good use. Rather than bin their […]

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McConnells MD resignation had been planned

The resignation of McConnells managing director Fiona Scott was entirely voluntary and had been planned for some months, agency director Stuart Fogarty has told marketing.ie. Fogarty was reacting to a story in the Sunday Tribune yesterday which suggested Scott’s departure may have been linked to McConnells being taken off the 02 creative roster. “That’s not […]

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New Bud ad on track for greatness?

The new Budweiser TV commercial by DDB London is proving a big hit on YouTube and is getting plenty of airing at key times on TV. Shot over 50 hours during five days in Chicago and using 300 actors, it was directed by Chris Palmer, the man behind Skoda ‘Cakes’. The Hours, who have supported […]

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Progress on Nielsen report

Concerns about the quality of the Nielsen ad spend monitoring service are due to be sorted in the coming weeks, industry sources have indicated. Agencies have been up in arms about various aspects of the report and have demanded action as a matter of urgency. Liam McDonnell of Aegis is heading up the IAPI group […]

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