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Deadline for AIM awards looms

As the deadline for this year’s Marketing Institute All Ireland Marketing awards (AIMs) nears, would-be entrants have been issued with a number of basic guidelines when preparing their submissions. Firstly, the information should be presented clearly and concisely. Simple, direct language works best. Entrants should complete all sections of the online form. Connect up the three-part […]

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Irish films win nine Oscar nominations

Irish films have secured a record nine Academy Award nominations, with an unprecedented two Irish films shortlisted for best film at this year’s Oscars. Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson (above), and Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley, are in for best picture. Abrahamson, whose other movies include Adam & Paul and Garage, is up for best director. […]

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Eightytwenty honoured for anti-trafficking work

Eightytwenty won a Eurobest award for their ‘Swiping Out Sex Trafficking’ campaign for the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) at an awards ceremony in Antwerp. Eurobest is a high-rated creative show staged by the organiser of the Cannes Lions. The campaign used the social dating app Tinder, by creating a number of fake profiles with […]

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Javelin big winner at Smart awards

Javelin Group took centre stage at the An Post Smart Marketing Awards 2015 taking home nine prizes, including the coveted Agency of the Year. The Smithfield-based agency was honoured for campaigns it devised for Arnotts, BT Communications, Toyota, Lexus, Irish Ferries and Focus Ireland. Javelin’s Joe Dobbin, Kyla O’Kelly (above) and Ken Ivory were on […]

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Weckler wins David Manley award

Adrian Weckler, group technology editor, Independent News & Media (INM), has won the sixth annual David Manley media award. The award honours journalists for their commitment to coverage of entrepreneurs. The judging panel comprised Dr Chris Horn, Professor Thomas Cooney, professor in entrepreneurship at DIT and Nicola Byrne, founder and CEO of 11890. Weckler also […]

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Volvo Trucks wins top award at Sharks

International delegates from the UK, France, Italy, the US, Qatar and of course Ireland attended the 52nd Sharks creative awards festival in Kinsale at the weekend. There was a 20 per cent increase in festival entries this year. An education day on Friday saw talks from award-winning radio writer Paul Burke, Alex Matthews from BBH […]

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Search underway for top marketer

The search for Ireland’s top marketing executive is underway with the launch of this year’s Marketer of the Year. Launched by Marketing magazine back in 1993, the competition’s first winner was Cadbury’s marketing director Liam Marnane for rolling out the Time Out snack bar developed at its Coolock factory. Last year’s award went to Peter […]

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Ogilvy Dublin’s ISPCC hotline makes One Show

For the first time in 20 years, a film created by an Irish ad agency has been nominated as a finalist at the One Show awards in the US. The One Show provides a global stage for international work. Shortlisted is the Ogilvy Dublin short film ‘116000’ which was created for the ISPCC’s Missing Children’s […]

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Gathering wins DMA grand prix

The Gathering tourism initiative won the grand prix for RMG/PHD at the 2014 Samsung Digital Media Awards. ICAN won best agency and also picked up gongs for the best retail campaign for Brown Thomas Sunglasses and best integrated digital campaign for its work on Permanent TSB ‘Back to Basics’. Event video crowd sourcing start-up FanFootage won […]

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Credit Union on EEA shortlist

The Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) has managed to make it to the shortlist for a European Excellence Awards (EEA) in communication for their work over the last three years on the ‘What’s Left’ tracker research. The ILCU’s head of communications, PR and marketing communications Mandy Johnston (above) says the quarterly campaign focuses on […]

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Holland journalist of the year

Kitty Holland of The Irish Times has won the top award for her reporting of the Savita Halappanavar story at the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) of the year awards. In all, 21 awards were presented for journalism work this year at an industry awards lunch in the Four Seasons hotel. Irish Independent reporter Paul […]

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Shortlist for NNI journalism awards

The final shortlist has been announced for this year’s National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) journalism awards with 121 contenders in 20 categories, including the new foreign, digital, news analysis, news reporter and campaign categories. Almost 800 entries were submitted to the judging panel comprising 16 press journalists. Chairman of the judging panel, former INM director and […]

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Spar Christmas ad honoured

The Spar Christmas TV ad created by Publicis was named the best broadcast campaign at the Checkout National FMCG awards presented at a lunch in the Four Seasons Hotel. The Spar ad shows fir trees in unusual settings, from the Beara Peninsula to a swimming pool and a bustling Middle Abbey Street. Shot over five […]

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