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Burns replaces McCormack at 98FM

John Burns, 98FM

Communicorp has appointed John Burns as CEO for 98FM. Burns joins the radio station from Diageo where he worked on the Guinness brand as communications and content lead for Europe as well as leading the strategy and P&L for Guinness innovations, including Hop House 13. Prior to that, Burns was global strategy and communications manager […]

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Woodie’s campaigns for children’s charities

NO REPRO FEE. 3/7/2016.  Joshua Ryan 3yrs gives flowers to Rozanna Purcell watched by Diarmaid Gavin, they are  pictured at the launch of Woodie's Heroes campaign. The charity drive hopes to raise 200,000.euro in the month of August for Make a Wish Ireland, Temple Street Children's Hospital, Jack and Jill and Irish Autism Action. Woodie's Heroes will culminate in an all-Ireland cycle ride on August 26th, where two cycling teams will travel 1,500km over five days to collect fundraising cheques from each of Woodie's 36 stores nationwide. For further information on Woodie’s Heroes visit or join the conversation on twitter @WoodiesIreland #WoodiesHeroes. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Woodie’s has launched its 2016 Heroes Campaign to raise funds for children’s charities. The hardware chain has teamed up with Make a Wish Ireland, Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Jack and Jill and Irish Autism Action and hopes to raise €200,000 over four weeks in August. Each Saturday this month, Woodie’s staff will cycle on static bikes […]

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Just Eat offers waiter service at EP

Pictured announcing details were JUST EAT Picnic Porters Jen Maguire & Mark McCormack.
Monday 1st August 2016 - JUST EAT, Ireland’s leading takeaway app, bringing the hugely popular JUST EAT Retreat to Electric Picnic for the third year, offering festival-goers a destination where they can relax, with plenty of treats on offer and the JUST EAT Waiter Service delivering food and drink to festival-goers. This year, JUST EAT is also introducing the JUST EAT Picnic Porters concierge service to Electric Picnic. JUST EAT Picnic Porters will be on hand at the carpark of this year’s Electric Picnic to help festival-goers deliver their kit easily to the entrance of their campsite, making the dreaded journey that little bit more convenient. 
For those who don’t have a ticket to this year’s sold out festival, JUST EAT will place branded 'Festival Forks' in ten random takeaway orders around the country and all consumers have to do is find the fork and they are on their way to Electric Picnic, with a pair of VIP tickets. 
JUST EAT will also be piloting “Tent Talks” at the JUST EAT Retreat, inspirational talks from a diverse range of contributors including Marissa Carter, founder of the Cocoa Brown brand, and Tropical Popical owner Andrea Horan. They will join a host of high-profile DJs playing the JUST EAT Retreat throughout the weekend. Details of the full line up will be announced in the coming weeks.
Edel Kinane, Marketing Director, JUST EAT Ireland said: “Once again we’re excited to back at Electric Picnic with the JUST EAT Retreat. It promises to be even better than ever with the JUST EAT Retreat offering festival goers lots of treats in an area where they can relax, order food and drink to be delivered by the JUST EAT Wait

Takeaway app Just Eat is bringing its porters concierge service to Electric Picnic music and arts festival and for the third year is offering festival goers a relax and eat retreat. The porters will be on hand at the festival carpark. For those without a ticket to the sold out weekend, Just Eat is placing […]

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Santa Rita wines sign up to Arsenal

LONDON - OCTOBER 23:  Theo Walcott of Arsenal rounds goalkeeper Martin Vaniak of Slavia Prague to score Arsenal's third goal during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Arsenal and Slavia Prague at the Emirates Stadium on October 23, 2007 in London, England.  (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Theo Walcott;Martin Vaniak

Viña Santa Rita has agreed a three-year partnership with Arsenal FC, making its flagship Santa Rita the official wine of the Barclays Premier League club whose squad includes Chile’s Alexis Sánchez. The tie-up is framed within the context of the new ‘Living la Vida 120’ campaign. Nielsen reports Santa Rita as the best selling wine in the […]

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Four vacancies on Marketing Society council

Michael Clancy, MediaVest

The Marketing Society has announced four council vacancies as members Mark Nolan of Ignite, Jonathan Ryan of Kelloggs, MCCP’s Shane Doyle and marketer Annette Ni Dháthlaoi step down. Nominations are now open for three spaces on the council’s general panel and one vacancy on the research panel.  The general panel is open to those working in […]

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Oliver’s work for Ryanair takes off

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The first campaign by Oliver for Ryanair is up and running. Called ‘Satisflying’, it builds on the low fares airline’s ‘Always Getting Better’ consumer programme launched by marketing boss Kenny Jacobs. ‘Satisflying’ promotes the new business plus service, family priority boarding, destinations, second bag free policy and the airline’s mobile boarding pass. Oliver was hired by […]

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Farrell Virgin’s new sales and marketing VP

Paul Farrell, Virgin Media

Paul Farrell is to make the switch from stockbroker Davy where he was director of brand and strategy to join Virgin Media as vice president of sales and marketing from July. Farrell takes over from acting sales and marketing VP Paul Higgins who becomes head of online and marketing. Farrell also joins Virgin Ireland’s executive […]

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Deans heads up branding at FrockAdvisor

Niamh Deans, MEC

Niamh Deans has joined fashion duo Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon as brand commercial director at FrockAdvisor. FrockAdvisor is a fashion platform available on app, web and social for independent fashion retail. For the past two and a half years, Deans has headed up the access department in MEC. Prior to that, she worked as […]

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Toyota Ireland’s top selling car

Jonathan Sexton Toyota

With new car registrations for April up by 10 per cent on last year, Toyota is the best-selling brand with 9,946 registrations, closely followed by Hyundai with 9,823. Despite the emissions scandal, Volkswagen was a close third on 9,813. Ford is in fourth place with 9,312 sales. Citroen was the only brand to record a […]

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Toyota ‘baffled’ by ASAI ruling

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Steve Tormey , Chief Executive Toyota Ireland.
Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Toyota Ireland is “absolutely bemused” to learn of a decision by the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) complaints committee that it should stop using the its ‘Best Built Cars in the World’ slogan, even though an expert commissioned by the ASAI says the claim had been substantiated in relation to the ‘best built mass […]

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Virgin rolls out new business bundles

Virgin Media Business has launched a new range of broadband and phone offers for start-ups and SMEs including superfast broadband speeds of 100, 200, 300 and 400 Mbps. The four new broadband and phone service bundles provide SMEs with value for money offers. The packages also include telephone services with calls included and no line […]

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Trump may take some stopping

Donald Trump

The words bully, showman, party crasher and demagogue were each ticked off in red in four boxes across a monochrome close-up of Donald Trump’s face on a recent Time magazine cover. As Washington political and PR consultant Mike Miley says, the best political communicator in the US presidential race is marching to the Republican nomination […]

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Cowzer in den as a new dragon

Repro Free: Tuesday, 2nd June 2015: A new Irish biscuit company, East Coast Bakehouse, launched today annoucing a Û15million investment in a new large scale commercial biscuit manufacturing facility on Ireland's east coast in Drogheda and the creation of 100 jobs. Pictured were husband and wife team Michael Carey, CEO, East Coast Bakehouse and Alison Cowser Marketing and Innovation Director East Coast Bakehouse. Picture Jason Clarke Photography.

Marketing executive turned entrepreneur Alison Cowzer is one of two new investors considering business pitches in the new series of Dragons’ Den starting on RTÉ One this weekend. Cowzer, whose career in marketing started with Tedcastle Oil Products (TOP), was later appointed to other marketing positions with Fruitfield and L’Oreal in the UK. She later worked […]

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