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Tubridy to replace Ryan on 2FM

Ryan Tubridy is to replace his old mentor Gerry Ryan as host of the mid-morning slot on 2FM from the end of August. Tubridy’s broadcasting career in RTE began on the Full Irish Breakfast on 2FM. Ryan’s slot was three hours till noon but Tubridy’s show will run for an hour less due to his […]

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Aegis wins €15m Eircom-Meteor

Aegis-owned agencies Carat and Vizeum have pipped Group M and Initiative to land the combined Eircom and Meteor media planning and buying account. The business, estimated to be worth €15 million, is a major boost for Aegis after Carat lost Vodafone to OMD last year following an international alignment. Group M’s Mindshare previously handled the […]

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Scribes in write takeover of Dalkey

RTE broadcaster Des Cahill will be part of a debate on the role of football in culture at the first annual Dalkey Book Festival which takes place the weekend after next at various venues in the Dublin seaside town South county Dublin will be awash with literary talent the weekend after next when the first […]

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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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Course to show power of YouTube

A training course to show companies how best they can use YouTube as a marketing and media tool will be held in Dublin later this month. Tom Johnson, a director and producer with Stopwatch Television, will present the course entitled ‘How to Become a YouTube Hero’ in Griffith College in Dublin on June 23rd. Johnson’s […]

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Tubridy has worries about fame

Ryan Tubridy on a new tee-shirt by Freshmilkclothing.com RTE presenter Ryan Tubridy has admitted that he worries about the effects of his fame on his family and has described it as being “just all a bit odd”. Speaking on The Last Word with Matt Cooper on Today FM, he said he was waiting with his daughter […]

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Speculation about McConnells clients as 20 jobs are axed

IDA Ireland has asked agencies to pitch for its creative account There is increased speculation in adland today as to which major accounts at McConnells might go out for pitch in the coming weeks after the agency made 20 of its employees redundant. The move did not come as a surprise in the agency as […]

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Keane may rejoin RTE

Eamon Keane with Adi Roche and Ali Hewson from the Chernobyl Children’s Project Eamon Keane has left Newstalk 106-108 amid speculation that he is to rejoin RTE. Keane has presented Lunchtime on the talk station. The latest JNLR indicated that his two-hour show averaged 68,000 listeners, up by 12 per cent. Son of actor Eamon Keane […]

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Superquinn moves to Boys and Girls

Superquinn has appointed Boys and Girls to handle its creative account after a protracted review which included up to six agencies, including Cawley NeaTBWA and the incumbent, Rothco, which handled a rebranding project last year. Boys and Girls will work to Superquinn marketing director Fiona Sweeney. The IDA has contacted agencies and invited them to […]

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McIlroy for 3 Irish Open

Rory McIlroy has been confirmed for the 3 Irish Open golf tournament being played over the Killeen course in Killarney at the end of July. The 21-year-old Belfast golfer is now ranked number nine in the world and he broke through on the PGA Tour by winning the Quail Hollow Championship at the start of […]

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Thoughtless boys help John West

John West has launched its first advertising campaign in Ireland in over ten years with new work by Boys and Girls. ‘Brainfood’ highlights the nutritional values of Omega 3 for mental development, cognition and concentration using outdoor, press, radio and online ideas. The outdoor and press treatments show two five-year-old boys getting into spots of […]

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Q102 signs new contract

Q102 today signed a new ten-year contract with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). The easy-listening music station owned by UTV is targeted at 35-55 year olds on the FM band in Dublin city and county. Dublin’s Q102 was represented at the signing by its chief executive Scott Williams, chairperson Padraic White, John McCann, group […]

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Odgers to leave Chemistry

Carolyn Odgers has quit as strategic director of Chemistry as she intends to pursue other interests. Odgers, who is vice president of IAPI, told Marketing.ie that she is taking a break from advertising after spending over 30 years in the business and intends to consider other options. She joined Chemistry almost five years ago from […]

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