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Coca-Cola in pre-Budget rush to go sugar free


Coca-Cola Ireland has launched Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and its bottlers division is rolling out its Deep RiverRock flavoured waters sugar-free, with no calories. The move is made ahead of the Budget and the Finance Minister Michael Noonan’s plan to introduce a sugar tax. The new recipe is said to bring Coca-Cola Zero Sugar closer to […]

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Lenihan now CEO at NewsBrands Ireland

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NewsBrands Ireland has appointed Ann Marie Lenihan to the new position of chief executive officer, following a strategic review by its management committee. Lenihan has worked with the newspaper industry for over 20 years, most recently as communications and public affairs manager for the lobby group previously known as National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI). Working alongside […]

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Adland gives support to Peter McVerry Trust

NO REPRO FEE. 5/10/2016. Alison Canavan, Peter McVerry and Ellen O' Gorman hold a key at the launch of the new Peter McVerry Trust ad campaign before at the preview screening of the advert this morning in Odeon Point Village. The ad campaign entitled 'These Little Things' focuses on the importance of keys to each and every one of us. The ad campaign is valued at over 350,000.euro as the Irish creative community donated their time and services to make the ad campaign come to life. The ad will run for 6 weeks in 72 cinemas nationwide from Friday, 7th October. Text Keys4Homes to 50300 to donate 4.euro  to Peter McVerry Trust. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

A groundbreaking new ad campaign for the Peter McVerry Trust homeless charity was unveiled at an agency breakfast hosted by cinema sales house Wide Eye Media in the Odeon multiplex near the 3 Arena. The 60-second ad, titled These Little Things, is an initiative involving production company Pull the Trigger, director Kieron J Walsh, Oscar-nominated […]

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McMahon new Aer Lingus marketing manager


Dara McMahon, who heads up the NewBrands Ireland representative body for national and regional newspapers, has been appointed as Aer Lingus marketing manager. McMahon joined the print lobby group two years ago, when it was still known as the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI), replacing Frank Cullen, who retired. She was previously senior strategic manager […]

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Wolfgang lands two Landies in New York


Two Irish e-commerce websites have won awards at the Search Engine Land Awards in New York. The ‘Landies’, as they are affectionately branded in digital marketing circles, seek to reward the world’s best search campaigns, so for Irish campaigns to receive two awards for the time ever amid such strong competition is seen as a […]

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An Post to discuss making ideas pay

Wednesday 14th September: Pictured are Fiona Heffernan, Head of Post Media at An Post, Gary Brown, chairman of Ad Agency Target McConnell’s and Wheels Couriers, Alison Cowzer of Dragon’s Den and Head of Innovation at East Coast Bakehouse with WorldBOX owner Bernie Kinsella at the launch of An Post’s annual Grow My Business Conference 2016.
The next in the popular series of An Post Grow My Business interactive conferences will take place in Croke Park Stadium on Tuesday 18th October and in the Clarion Hotel Cork on Thursday 20th October. As part of the Grow My Business series, a panel of leading expert speakers will explore the topic ‘Turning Ideas Into Income’ along with challenges facing small to medium business owners.
The Grow My Business Conference is an inspirational and practical event bursting with invaluable advice and ideas on how to grow a business into 2017 and beyond. The Dublin conferences takes place on Tuesday 18th October from 7:30am to 12:30am in Croke Park. Tickets are priced €39 each and can be purchased at Early bird tickets available until September 30th.
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The discount rate for tickets to An Post’s latest Grow My Business series ends tomorrow. Early bird tickets cost €30 – the price then increases to €39. This time round, the topic is ‘Turning Ideas into Income’ with a line-up of speakers which includes Wheels Couriers and owner, Bernie Kinsella, Target McConnells chairman Gary Brown and East […]

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Bord Bia launches new food centre

NO REPRO FEE - BUSINESS - 28/09/2016 -Bord Bia launches state-of-the-art Consumer Research Centre - Pictured are Helen King, Director of Consumer Insight, Bord Bia and Aidan Cotter, Chief Executive, Bord Bia at the launch of their state-of-the-art Consumer Research Centre "The Thinking House" located at its headquarters in Dublin today.  IrelandÕs food, drink and horticulture industry will for the first time enjoy unrestricted access to the latest global trends, research, consumer insights and industry innovations thanks to this new integrated, market insight centre. (NO FEE FOR REPRO) Credit Gary O' Neill.

Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture industry now has access to global trends, research, consumer insights and innovations through a new centre launched by Bord Bia at its headquarters in Dublin. As the industry prepares to virtually double its exports, to reach the target of €19 billion set by Food Wise 2025, The Thinking House will help […]

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Hamilton takes over as ICAD president

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Boys and Girls executive creative director Rory Hamilton is the new president of the Institute of Creative Advertising & Design (ICAD). He is joined on the board by Aidan Dowling, Irish International; Dan O’Neill, Publicis; Des Creedon, Cawley Nea\TBWA; Emma Sharkey, Rothco; Ger Roe, Publicis; Max Brady, Pull the Trigger; Rossi McAuley, Distinctive Repetition; Shane […]

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Murphy now deputy CEO at WHPR


Sharon Murphy has been promoted to deputy chief executive at Ogilvy’s Wilson Hartnell Public Relations (WHPR). Widely regarded as one of Ireland’s top PR consultants, Murphy will continue to lead the agency’s consumer division while taking on responsibility for further growing the company’s offer across creative, content, social and planning. WHPR chief executive Brian Bell said […]

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Orchard Thieves core to advertising success


The Heineken launch of Orchard Thieves last year to challenge the market dominance of Bulmer’s Cider has won the most sought after honour in Irish advertising: the Adfx grand prix. To claim Adfx – which is organised by the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) – advertisers must present detailed case studies proving the […]

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Irish International top local agency at Sharks


Irish International joined with BBDO agency partners in netting a host of awards at the 54th Sharks International Creative Festival in Kinsale. Omnicom’s BBDO won Irish agency, international agency and network of the year at the awards show in Acton’s Hotel.  In New Directors, Benjamin Cleary won best Irish director for his Oscar-winning film, Stutterer, while […]

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Sybil Mulcahy new editor of


TV3 journalist and broadcaster Sybil Mulcahy has been appointed the new editor of, the website for Irish women owned by DMG Media. The appointment sees the former TV3 broadcaster lead a team of journalists producing content for Irish women. Mulcahy has worked with TV3 – now part of Virgin Media – for 17 years. […]

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Marketing Society supports young talent


Are you an ambitious young marketer? Want to know how to get ahead and take the next step in your career? The recently launched Marketing Society Future Council is hosting an event on Thursday, October 13, for people with 3-5 years’ marketing experience. The event hears views from the industry on how to be more […]

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