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Fáilte Ireland reviews web and PR services

Fáilte Ireland’s ‘The Fun Starts Here’. The advertising account is due to be reviewed next year. Fáilte Ireland has invited agencies to pitch for its web development and PR and promotional services. In notices posted on eTenders, the national body responsible for marketing holidays in Ireland has asked agencies to present for creative and data […]

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Fáilte Ireland to launch tourist charter

Irish Ferries has a new ad campaign created by Javelin to capitalise on ferry demand In a bid to reassure tourists about volcanic ash cloud disruption, Fáilte Ireland will launch a customer-care charter this week. The document will address issues like cancellation policy, pricing for delayed tourists and provide timely information and details about internet […]

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Craig Doyle fronts for UPC

UPC, the new name for  Chorus and NTL, has hired the former BBC travel show presenter, Craig Doyle, to promote its rebranded cable television and broadband offering. The company plans to spend €3 million on marketing in the coming months and plans to use TV, radio, outdoor and press. The media campaign, created by Irish […]

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Paddy Power pays out on UK election

Paddy Power claims the British general election is done and dusted before a vote has been cast and the bookie is so sure that David Cameron’s Conservatives are home and dry that they are paying out on all bets on Cameron to be prime minister and the Tories to win the most seats. The early […]

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Budweiser world's top beer brand

Manchester United players John O’Shea and Dimitar Berbatov fronting for Budweiser Budweiser has overtaken its major rival Heineken with a 27 per cent jump in brand value and a four place climb in the Brand Finance Global 500 league of world brands. Budweiser is now ranked 15th overall among the world’s top 500 brands with […]

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O2 drops fees for stranded tourists

Telefónica O2 Ireland is waiving charges for standard text messages for customers stranded abroad because of the ongoing volcano situation. O2 subscribers will not be charged for texts from midnight tonight to midnight on Friday to help those unable to return to the country due to flight restrictions. The free SMS offer is available to […]

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Bord Bia urges graduates to apply for fellowships

Aidan Cotter, chief executive, Bord Bia and Anne Hogan, C&C brand manager for Bulmer’s Pear Cider, at the Bord Bia food and drink industry awards. The second year of UCD fellowships is now open to 25 graduates. Bord Bia and the UCD Smurfit School are offering 25 graduates with at least two years work experience […]

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Jedward signs Universal deal

X Factor twins Jedward haves signed up to Universal after a brief relationship with Sony. Manager Louis Walsh has agreed a new contract for the 18-year-old twins John and Edward Grimes from Lucan, Co Dublin. Jedward concerts in Dublin and Belfast have sold out. Their debut single, a remake of the Queen hit Under Pressure, was […]

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Irish singer gives London a greening

Boyzone’s Mikey Graham turned out to see the London Eye going green for St Patrick’s Day, part of Tourism Ireland’s biggest ever marketing push to showcase Ireland around the world. Graham talked to 19 radio stations across the UK about the importance of St Patrick’s Day and what he does on the day.  He also gave […]

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Mattel launches Mad Men dolls

Shapely doll: Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway in Mad Men Mattel, the world renowned toy maker, is marketing a Barbie collection of dolls based on the characters of Matt Weiner’s award-winning drama, Mad Men. The latest series about lives on New York’s Madison Avenue in the early Sixties is now showing on RTE 1 Television […]

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Kerry Foods top Irish brand

Kerry Foods Denny’s ‘Home’ campaign created by DDFH&B Group Kerry Foods is Ireland’s most valuable brand ahead of Guinness and Ryanair, a survey of the world’s leading 500 brands as published in the Brand Finance Global 500 index shows. Kerry was ranked 414th, up from its previous 482nd place. US retail giant Walmart ended up […]

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Food blogger joins Unilever for healthy lessons

Blogger Donal Skehan and Aoife McGuigan, Unilever Food Solutions, at the launch of the good mood food campaign Food blogger Donal Skehan has joined up with Unilever Food Solutions to bring what he describes as “the power of good mood food” to students in secondary schools and IT colleges across Ireland. To take part, teachers […]

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NCH reports record attendances

World famous Chinese pianist Lang Lang performs at the NCH in February. The New York Times described him as “the hottest artist on the classical music planet” The National Concert Hall reported attendances of 342,568 for 2009, up by 5,048  on 2008,  a new record for the Earlsfort Terrace venue. Average percentage capacities for last […]

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