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Three finalists in line for Marketer of the Year


The shortlist for this year’s Marketer of the Year award has been confirmed. The three finalists are Largo Foods’ head of marketing Alina Ui Chaollai, Adam Bacon, VHI’s head of marketing and Dervila McGarry for her strategies at Aer Lingus. The next stage of the competition sees the three marketers attend interviews with the judges. […]

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Young marketers push thought leadership


Young marketers from across the industry attended the Marketing Society Future Council’s first event in Foley’s on Merrion Row. Aimed at marketing professionals with 3-5-years’ experience, the ‘Influencing the Influencers’ forum saw the audience receive advice from the panel of speakers on how to be more influential within their careers. With a breadth of experience across the […]

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IADT marketing lecturer Barry McIntyre dies


Barry McIntyre, lecturer in marketing at the Institute of Art Design & Technology (IADT) in Dun Laoghaire, has died suddenly, just a few days after his 60th birthday. He became marketing lecturer at the college in 2000. A popular figure in the advertising industry, he started his career in the Irish Press, working alongside Donie […]

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Forties seen as decade of most happiness


Six in ten Irish people are happy with their current age but the forties is most widely regarded as the decade of peak happiness, a ‘I Love My Age’ survey for General Mills’ Yoplait yogurt shows. Most people consider 43 as the age for peak happiness, with men going for 45 as the best age and […]

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Smithwick’s homes in on craft brews with TV ad


Diageo has launched a new TV ad for its Smithwick’s bottled craft beers – Irish Red Ale, Pale Ale and Atlantic Blonde Ale. Called ‘We’re in it, for the love of it’ , it brings together homebrewers and Smithwick’s brewers – from a husband and wife duo, to a computer engineer, a chef and a […]

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Coca-Cola in pre-Budget rush to go sugar free


Coca-Cola Ireland has launched Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and its bottlers division is rolling out its Deep RiverRock flavoured waters sugar-free, with no calories. The move is made ahead of the Budget and the Finance Minister Michael Noonan’s plan to introduce a sugar tax. The new recipe is said to bring Coca-Cola Zero Sugar closer to […]

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McMahon new Aer Lingus marketing manager


Dara McMahon, who heads up the NewBrands Ireland representative body for national and regional newspapers, has been appointed as Aer Lingus marketing manager. McMahon joined the print lobby group two years ago, when it was still known as the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI), replacing Frank Cullen, who retired. She was previously senior strategic manager […]

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An Post to discuss making ideas pay

Wednesday 14th September: Pictured are Fiona Heffernan, Head of Post Media at An Post, Gary Brown, chairman of Ad Agency Target McConnell’s and Wheels Couriers, Alison Cowzer of Dragon’s Den and Head of Innovation at East Coast Bakehouse with WorldBOX owner Bernie Kinsella at the launch of An Post’s annual Grow My Business Conference 2016.
The next in the popular series of An Post Grow My Business interactive conferences will take place in Croke Park Stadium on Tuesday 18th October and in the Clarion Hotel Cork on Thursday 20th October. As part of the Grow My Business series, a panel of leading expert speakers will explore the topic ‘Turning Ideas Into Income’ along with challenges facing small to medium business owners.
The Grow My Business Conference is an inspirational and practical event bursting with invaluable advice and ideas on how to grow a business into 2017 and beyond. The Dublin conferences takes place on Tuesday 18th October from 7:30am to 12:30am in Croke Park. Tickets are priced €39 each and can be purchased at Early bird tickets available until September 30th.
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Photography: Conor Healy Photography

The discount rate for tickets to An Post’s latest Grow My Business series ends tomorrow. Early bird tickets cost €30 – the price then increases to €39. This time round, the topic is ‘Turning Ideas into Income’ with a line-up of speakers which includes Wheels Couriers and owner, Bernie Kinsella, Target McConnells chairman Gary Brown and East […]

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Bord Bia launches new food centre

NO REPRO FEE - BUSINESS - 28/09/2016 -Bord Bia launches state-of-the-art Consumer Research Centre - Pictured are Helen King, Director of Consumer Insight, Bord Bia and Aidan Cotter, Chief Executive, Bord Bia at the launch of their state-of-the-art Consumer Research Centre "The Thinking House" located at its headquarters in Dublin today.  IrelandÕs food, drink and horticulture industry will for the first time enjoy unrestricted access to the latest global trends, research, consumer insights and industry innovations thanks to this new integrated, market insight centre. (NO FEE FOR REPRO) Credit Gary O' Neill.

Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture industry now has access to global trends, research, consumer insights and innovations through a new centre launched by Bord Bia at its headquarters in Dublin. As the industry prepares to virtually double its exports, to reach the target of €19 billion set by Food Wise 2025, The Thinking House will help […]

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Marketing Society supports young talent


Are you an ambitious young marketer? Want to know how to get ahead and take the next step in your career? The recently launched Marketing Society Future Council is hosting an event on Thursday, October 13, for people with 3-5 years’ marketing experience. The event hears views from the industry on how to be more […]

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Marketer award entries close next Thursday

Tom Keogh, Keogh's Crisps

The entry deadline for this year’s Marketer of the Year™ is close of business next Thursday, September 22. Marketer of the Year™ recognises and honours standards of excellence in Irish marketing, specifically for work done in the last two years. The person is someone, who through the use of strategy, innovation, communications and impact on the target market, […]

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Irish Life Health officially rolled out

Nurse at Work

A new health insurer has entered the Irish market with the launch of Irish Life Health. The new entity has been formed following the acquisition of Aviva Health, along with Irish Life acquiring ownership of GloHealth. The new company, based in Dublin’s Abbey Street, provides consumers with an alternative to the existing health insurance offerings. With […]

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Walsh gets senior role at Heineken HQ

Sharon Walsh, Heineken Ireland

Heineken Ireland marketing director Sharon Walsh has been appointed director of cider marketing with the parent company in Amsterdam. Walsh has made major strides with the Dutch brewer since she first joined the company from Diageo in June 2011. She previously worked with Coca-Cola for over ten years, where she held various roles. Her final […]

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