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AIM awards deadline looms

Entries for the All Ireland Marketing (AIM) awards organised by the Marketing Institute close next Thursday (February 9). Supported by the Irish Independent, in all 16 awards are up for grabs. They include best brand campaign, market research award, advertising campaign, PR campaign and the marketing team award. When making submissions, entrants are advised to […]

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Love/Hate in for ten Iftas

Love/Hate has been nominated in ten categories for the Irish Film and Television Awards, aka the Iftas. Stuart Carolan’s gangland series is in contention for best TV drama, while Aidan Gillen has been nominated for best TV actor.  Among the nominees for best film actor are Brendan Gleeson for The Guard, Michael Fassbender for Shame, […]

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SparkQual shortlisted for five gongs

SparkQual has been nominated for a total of five campaigns in this year’s Marketing Society Research Excellence Awards which will be presented next month. The agency has the two campaigns in the advertising and creative category for Unilever and Britvic Ireland, plus three out of the four contenders in the qualitative category for AIB, Birds Eye […]

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Four in line for Marketer of the Year

The shortlist for this year’s Marketer of the Year award was announced today. Four marketers – Rita Kirwan, Largo Foods (Tayto and Hunky Dorys); Walter Drenth, Heineken Ireland for Coors Light; Loretta Dignam, Jacob Fruitfield and Julien Lelorrain, Renault Ireland – are vying for the top prize which will be presented next week. The award […]

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VW guru for NNI awards

Neil Dawson, executive creative director, BETC London, will be the international judge for the NNI Press Ad of the Year Awards 2011. Before he launched BETC London, Dawson was worldwide chief creative officer on the Philips account at DDB, where he won back-to-back grand prix at Cannes for Carousel and Parallel Lines. Dawson was responsible […]

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Starcom grabs two golds at Sharks

For the first time ever, media campaigns were honoured at the Sharks festival in Kinsale and six gold awards were presented. Starcom won two golds, one for SuperValu and a second for National Lottery’s EuroMillions. Carat won gold for Kellogg’s Field of Dreams, OMD for Renault Scrappage, Mediacom for Audi A1 and Vizeum for Powers […]

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Kelner for journalism awards

Former editor of the London Independent Simon Kelner will be the guest speaker at the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) first journalism awards at the end of next month. Kelner, 53, became editor of the Independent in 1998 and served as editor, editor-in-chief and for a short time was the newspaper’s managing director. During his […]

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Fanning to chair food awards

Former McConnells managing director and UCD Smurfit School of Business lecturer John Fanning is to chair Bord Bia’s new food and drink industry awards. Sponsored by Rabobank, the awards recognise excellence in export development, branding, innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship and home market success. Entries will be assessed by an independent judging panel chaired by Fanning. The […]

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Sharks adds media category

The Kinsale Sharks awards festival will feature a media category for the first time this year. Initially, media entries will only be open to local agencies, but for next year’s 50th awards show, overseas media groups will be invited to compete. Richard Eyre, chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) in the UK, will head up […]

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Award wins see Pembroke Communications join PR elite

Pembroke Communications scored points on its more established PR rivals by emerging as the top agency at the Awards for Excellence in Public Relations 2011. The firm, run by Michael O’Keeffe, won four trophies, including two best consumer campaigns, the €12,000 or under award for the Virginia Smashing Pumpkins festival in Cavan and Dublin Zoo’s […]

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RTE scoops world radio award

RTÉ Radio has been honoured with the prestigious broadcaster of the year award at the 2011 New York Festivals Radio Awards. From 183 finalists spanning 26 countries, the New York Festivals’ grand jury selected RTÉ Radio as the overall winner. This is the first time in the New York Festivals’ 54-year history that an Irish […]

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Award for top DIT student

A new award to recognise the achievements of a graduate student from the DIT advertising and digital postgraduate programme has been launched by the college with IAPI backing. The IAPI One to Watch award will honour a graduate’s professional standards, creativity and innovation in marketing communications. The first winner will be chosen from last year’s […]

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Publicis takes top spot at ICADs

Publicis QMP was the major winner at the annual Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (ICAD) awards scooping five silver bells for press and radio work for TG4 and No Nonsense.ie. TG4 won the client award. The TG4 successes follow on from the agency’s grand prix win at the recent NNI Power of the Press […]

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