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Diageo re-enters whiskey market with Roe & Co

Diageo announced today that it is getting back into the Irish whiskey market in response to growing demand for the spirit internationally. Diageo’s new whiskey, Roe & Co, will be distilled at the group’s Ireland headquarters at St James’s Gate, with plans for a €25 million investment in a whiskey distillery in the site’s former Power […]

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O’Keeffe steps down as MD at Electric Media

Michelle O’Keeffe has made the personal decision to step down as managing director of the Electric Media, after eight years with the company. She joined the business to run Media Brokers in 2010 and was promoted to managing director three years later. She plans to take at least a year out of her career to […]

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Al Porter to host lunchtime show on Today FM

Today FM has signed comedian Al Porter to present its lunchtime show, following the reshuffle prompted by Anton Savage’s sudden departure from the mid-morning slot before Christmas and Dermot & Dave transferring from lunchtime to replace the PR man. Porter’s announcement was filmed live on Facebook during the Dermot & Dave show. Dermot & Dave […]

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Loving’s Ruth Negga among Oscar nominations

Ruth Negga, Colin Farrell’s black comedy The Lobster and Irish costume designer Consolata Boyle have been nominated for awards at this year’s Oscars. For her lead role in Loving, Negga has seen off strong competition, including Amy Adams (Arrival) and Annette Bening (20th Century Women), to win a place on the five-strong shortlist. Negga will […]

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Butter spreads its influence with Heidrich signing

Dublin TV commercials production company Butter has signed international director Hanna Heidrich. Among the TVCs Heidrich has directed for global brands are Stella Artois, Levis, Trivago, Opel, Mercedes, Ikea and HBO. Butter’s Michael Duffy says she has won over 40 international awards for her work. She is based in Berlin. Butter’s recent commercials include Toyota, Aldi (above), Tesco […]

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Ireland’s consumer awards go with Bonkers.ie

Price comparison and switching service Bonkers.ie has launched the inaugural National Consumer Awards with the aim of continuing to drive excellence in customer value to Ireland’s two million households, which, based on Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures, spent an estimated €93.6 billion last year. The multi-sector awards over 14 categories. Adjudicating on the inaugural awards will […]

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Sponsorship spend expected to top €173m

Boosted by new opportunities such as the Women’s Rugby World Cup and ‘sponsor switching’ on some large assets, Ireland’s sponsorship market is expected to grow by six per cent to €173 million this year, the annual survey by John Trainor’s Onside agency indicates. The market grew last year by nine per cent to €163m, with […]

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Exterion rolls out dPods in Connolly

Exterion Media has launched a digital media gallery in Dublin’s Connolly Station. The gallery is the first of its kind in Ireland and offers creative opportunities, including synchronised and sequential transitions across 12 70″ dPods. Connolly is Ireland’s busiest railway station with nearly nine million commuters passing through it on an annual basis. Antoinette O’Callaghan, marketing […]

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BoyleSports renews support for RTÉ horse racing

Ted Walsh and Joseph O’Brien were on hand as BoyleSports announced its continued sponsorship of RTÉ Sport’s coverage of horse racing across TV, radio, online and mobile. The deal is a renewed investment by the bookie in RTÉ’s racing coverage, which began in 2014. BoyleSports also sponsors the Irish Grand National and the Irish Greyhound Derby.  […]

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Just Eat sponsors new First Dates

Online food delivery brand Just Eat is to sponsor hit dating show First Dates Ireland when it returns to RTÉ2 this Thursday at 9.30pm. Details of the investment were not disclosed. The deal comprises idents and online sponsorship across the 12-week series, including pre-rolls on all episodes and all catch-ups which are broadcast on RTÉ […]

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INM’s Rae joins World Editors Forum board

Stephen Rae, editor-in-chief at INM, has joined the board of the World Editors Forum (WEF), the global network for print and digital editors of news organisations. WEF is committed to defend press freedom and promote editorial excellence. Other media groups on the WEF board are the Street.com, Singapore Press Holdings, Times Media and La Stampa […]

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MediaCom to share 2017 sentiments

As another year of hoped-for business growth gets underway, Ireland has not experienced such a level of uncertainty about the country’s economic prospects since the last recession in 2008. Brexit, the Trump factor, exchange rate fluctuations and falling levels of consumer confidence are some of the factors that have fed into a general air of […]

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Seat Ateca fuels Q102’s Blue Crew

The new Seat Ateca will be fuelling the Dublin Q102 street fleet for 2017. For the next year, the station’s Blue Crew will drive around the city in the branded SUVs. The deal coincides with Seat’s announcement that it is extending its 171 offer until March 31. Car buyers who order any new model can avail […]

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