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UK social media expert for Dublin

British social media guru Will McInnes will give a talk on how to build a social media campaign at a masterclass in Dublin on July 22nd. The event is organised by Mediacontact.ie. A marketer by training, his clients at NixonMcInnes includes BMW, Boots, Channel 4, Chelsea FC, Cisco, HSBC, Oxfam and Zurich. McInnes is on […]

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Duffy in tie-in with Cork agency

Gavin Duffy, media training coach, entrepreneur and part of the Dragons’ Den panel of judges on RTE 1 Television, is to work with Cork agency H+A Marketing+PR. Duffy will provide media training sessions for the agency’s client base in Munster, along with any new clients which want stand-alone media training. Aideen McGrath, director, H+A Marketing+PR, […]

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Wine cooler's flight of fancy

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard (IDPR) will go to air with a new television campaign for its West Coast Cooler wine-based drink next week. Called Hello Night, the commercial was shot in South Africa and features three girls who move through the night sky bringing a dash of light and colour to the town. Damian Penco […]

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WHPR to sponsor world conference

Wilson Hartnell Public Relations (WHPR) is to sponsor the second annual World Non-Profit & Social Marketing conference in Dublin next April. The seminar will bring together experts in social marketing, the behavioural sciences, health promotion, community engagement, policy development and advocacy. As well as keynotes speakers, the event will see workshops, poster sessions and an […]

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Murray to replace Tubridy on Radio 1

John Murray, host of The Business and part of the Morning Ireland team of presenters on RTE Radio 1, is to take over from Ryan Tubridy when the new autumn season gets underway at the start of September. Tubridy is moving back to 2FM to present the morning slot left vacant by the tragic and […]

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RTE to launch consumer show

RTE is to broadcast a new television series in the autumn aimed at raising important consumer issues and championing the rights of Ireland’s buying public. The Consumer Show will be fronted by Prime Time reporter Keelin Shanley and Eddie Hobbs (pictured) will focus on information and advice. They will examine what the public knows about […]

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EMS wins Eircom online sales

Eircom.net web portal has appointed Electric Media Sales (EMS) to manage its advertising sales following a competitive pitch. Some 1.5 million people visit the site each month, generating 50 million page impressions. EMS, whose managing director is radio station investor Dermot Hanrahan, handles sales for over 80 web businesses including Irishtimes.com, Entertainment.ie, Ebay.ie, O2, Ticketmaster.ie […]

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Gazette in legal row with Irish Times

Former Meath footballer Liam Hayes is suing a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Irish Times over allegations that the affairs of the Gazette Group of local Dublin newspapers, of which Hayes is managing director, are being “conducted oppressively” by the national newspaper, which has a 52 per cent stake in the group. The claims, which are before […]

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Nugent takes over at RTE Sports

Ryle Nugent is the new group head of sport at RTE in place of Glen Killane who recently took over from Noel Curran as managing director of RTE Television. Nugent, 39, was deputy head of sport since 2006. He began his career in sports broadcasting in 1990 and has been a rugby commentator on RTE […]

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World Cup quiz winners announced

The two winners of the World Cup competition for readers of Marketing.ie magazine are Jane Power, marketing advisor to the marketing development programme at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business and Mark Shanley of DDFH&B Advertising. They correctly answered Wayne Rooney and Argentina to the questions which England striker stars in the Coca-Cola […]

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It's Arthur's day at PR Awards

Arthur’s Day, the celebrations to mark 250 years of the Guinness brewery in Dublin, has won the supreme prize at this year’s Awards for Excellence in PR presented at a lunch in the Conrad Hotel yesterday. WHPR and a team headed by Sharon Murphy accepted the honour from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin. […]

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Rubicon to hire creatives

Rubicon Advertising, the recruitment agency run by father-and-son team, Des and Eoghan O’Meara, is expanding its creative resources. The agency has run newspaper ads looking to hire freelance designers and copywriters to work on a number of projects which are “in the pipeline”. Experienced creatives at all levels of the business are being sought to […]

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Trevor Beattie to chair Sharks jury

Renowned British adman Trevor Beattie is to chair this year’s Sharks jury at the festival in Kinsale in the second week of September, festival manager Tanya Cawley has confirmed.  A founding director of Beattie McGuinness Bungay, his work includes Wonderbra, Fcuk, Sony PlayStation and the Labour Party. There will be two creative speaking events this […]

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