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Keane takes on mid-morning slot at WLR

Eamon Keane is the presenter of the new Deise Today morning show on WLR. The former RTE and Newstalk broadcaster and producer now takes on a full-time position with the south east station based in Waterford. The new 10am to midday show replaces Deise FM, hosted by Billy McCarthy for 27 years, until he died in […]

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Freshii swaps food gift cards today for charity

Freshii invites anyone with fast food gift cards to visit any of its six restaurants today and trade their cards in for a healthy meal. Freshii will then exchange the gift cards collected for cash using a third-party provider and donate all the proceeds to the WE international charity. Customers can bring gift cards worth €5 […]

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Dermot & Dave host mid-mornings on Today FM

Dermot & Dave are to host a new mid-morning show on Today FM. The duo currently present the lunchtime slot on Today FM. The move follows declining audience figures for the weekday time slot and the need for a content revamp following the departure of PR man Anton Savage, who quit the station recently following […]

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Tourism Ireland voted UK’s top OOH campaign

The Tourism Ireland ‘Game of Thrones’ (GoT) campaign involving the ‘Doors of Thrones’ work by Publicis London has been chosen as the UK’s top out of home (OOH) campaign for 2016 by Campaign magazine. The agency, which promotes the island of Ireland overseas, has won over 20 major awards, including the grand prix at the Sharks […]

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Sindo thanks readers in Christmas ad

The Sunday Independent has launched its first ever Christmas television ad thanking readers for their loyalty during the year. The 30-second ad by Bonfire was filmed in recent weeks and features eight Sindo writers wishing viewers a happy Christmas as they walk through the streets of Dublin city, before it wraps up in Rachel Allen’s kitchen in Co […]

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IRS+ airs Lidl’s Christmas radio ads

Working with Mediaworks, IRS+ have launched a local radio campaign for Lidl Ireland called ‘Share More Special Moments’. In responding to the client brief, IRS+ identified the special moments that families spend together at Christmas: namely the idea of the Christmas story time. Peter Smyth, CEO of IRS+, says the ads are “engaging, evocative and effective.”  The ads […]

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Shkutova heads up marketing at Heineken

Radina Shkutova is the new marketing director at Heineken Ireland. She replaces Sharon Walsh who was promoted by the Dutch brewer to handle its cider brands out of Amsterdam. Shkutova comes from Heineken’s Zagorka Brewery in Bulgaria, where she was marketing director. She joined the company in 2005 as brand manager on Heineken and global […]

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Top Oil on track for charities at Leopardstown

Top Oil is calling on companies across Ireland to get involved in a mascot race to raise much-needed funds for charities at the popular Leopardstown Christmas festival. Each company involved in the race represents a chosen charity. The winner will award the total prize fund to the named charity. Top Oil mascot Mr Ted will race […]

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Young people like sending Christmas cards

An Post says 62 per cent of Ireland’s workforce prefer to receive a personalised Christmas card from companies with which they do business. The figure far outreaches the desire to receive an eCard via email, which came in second at 16 per cent, followed by a text message or an ad. The survey found 60 […]

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Siobhán Lennon appointed Business Post CEO

Siobhán Lennon has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Sunday Business Post by Sunrise Media, the holding company which publishes the newspaper. She replaces Paul Cooke who resigned from the position earlier this year. In her new role, Lennon will oversee the continued development of the business, which is chaired by Key […]

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Renault to partner Dancing with the Stars

Renault Ireland is to sponsor Dancing with the Stars in a deal said to be worth €450,000.  The marque’s Mégane Grand Coupé will feature in stings around the show which sees 11 well-known faces take to the dancefloor. The celebrities – some who think they can bust a move and some with two left feet – […]

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Hayes heads up marketing at National Lottery

Michael Hayes has joined the National Lottery as head of marketing. Hayes replaces Eddie Banville, who, after 11 years in the job, has moved to PR agency The Communications Clinic as an account director. Hayes has a strong FMCG background in home and overseas markets. He has worked with brands such as Meteor, Smirnoff, Pillsbury […]

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Concannon to lead Ireland’s new creative drive

John Concannon has been appointed director of a new Government initiative aimed at giving young people access to learning music, drama, art and coding. Called Creative Ireland, the five-year plan will involve local authorities. At the launch in the refurbished National Gallery, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the aim is to place culture at the centre […]

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