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Amazon turn up for book lovers

Amazon has launched its best-selling Kindle reader device on the Irish market offering an English language book catalogue of 250,000 titles. Kindle is linked through a 3G wireless data connection to Amazon’s online store of books, magazines and newspapers. Kindle has a six-inch screen, uses electronic ink to make it as authentic as possible and […]

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Republic of Ireland gets France in play-offs

The Republic of Ireland has been drawn against France in the seeded play-offs to reach the World Cup finals being held in South Africa next year. Not only must Ireland face one of Europe’s strongest national sides, but they play the first leg at home in Croke Park on Saturday, November 14th. The return leg […]

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Boys and Girls up and running

A new Dublin advertising agency largely made up of former McConnells executives promises to provide a “fresh offering” and a “new way of doing business”, co-founder Pat Stephenson has told Marketing.ie. Stephenson is joined at Boys and Girls by Fiona Scott, Chris Upton, Margaret Gilsenan and Patrick Meade, all ex-McConnells, along with Rory Hamilton. While […]

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Ocean moves across Irish Sea

The Ocean group of advertising, digital and PR services, is in the process of setting up an office in central London. An agency spokesperson said the move comes as a response by existing clients with a UK presence to provide similar communications services across channel. Chief executive Doug Baxter said Enterprise Ireland will support the […]

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RTE Guide slashes Christmas charges

RTE Publishing has cut its display advertising rates for its Christmas double issue of the RTE Guide by 23 per cent. The rate card cost of a page drops from €12,840 to €9,950, a spokesperson confirmed. The magazine will have a run of 520,000 with a potential readership of two million. Last year, 420,000 copies […]

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Three groups vie for radio news

Three groups are due to pitch for a temporary radio news service to fill in for Independent Network News (INN) which is due to cease operating at the end of the month. The presentations are due to be made to a panel of stakeholders tomorrow. Denis O’Brien’s Newstalk, UTV and a group headed by INN […]

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Red Rage short reigns supreme

A short film which tells the story of five characters whose well-intentioned actions all incur disastrous consequences has resulted in Dublin company Red Rage Films scooping the best international short entry at the Raindance Film Festival in London. ‘Of Best Intentions’ was directed by Brian Durnin and produced by Paul Holmes, both of whom are […]

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From cuddly bear raffles to aid for African slum dwellers, Barnardos and Concern out campaigning

Barnardos, the charity which supports children whose well-being is under threat and campaigns for their rights, has launched its annual teddy bear raffle. Companies are asked to take a bear and raffle it to raise funds for children and families living in crisis situations. Tickets cost €2.50 each. A winner from each company taking part […]

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Extra funds for UK tourism push

Tourism Ireland is spending an extra €1.5 million on marketing in the UK in the coming weeks to help get more business now and into the early months of next year. The period from September to December normally yields almost a third of all tourism business for Ireland. The media campaign by JWT comes as […]

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Google searches for top doodler

Schoolgoers of all ages in Ireland are invited to doodle 4 Google in the coming weeks as the company launches its second annual art and design competition to create an image on and around the Google logo and based on the theme ‘My Future’. The winning doodle will appear on the Google homepage in Ireland […]

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Football sponsor to replace Coke

The English Football League (EFL) is in talks with a number of potential sponsors as it looks to find a replacement for Coca-Cola which decided not to renew its title sponsorship once the current six-year deal runs out at the end of the current season. Coke’s support for the three divisions since 2004 was put […]

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RTE wins top gong at web awards

RTE.ie was named the best website in Ireland at the Irish Web Awards at the weekend. The site was also voted the most useful and best sports site. ABCe figures for May gave RTE.ie 2.5 million unique users and almost 57 million page impressions per month, a year-on-year increase of 22 per cent and 30 […]

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Viral expert to address digital forum

A viral expert whose agency created a celebrated video for T-Mobile showing people dancing in Liverpool Street station in London and which has attracted over 14 million viewers is among speakers taking part in a digital conference in Dublin next month. Ben Robinson from Freud Communications in the UK is among a line-up which will […]

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