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EY teams up with Women’s Rugby World Cup

Global operator in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services EY has signed up as an official sponsor of the eight Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 being played in Ireland next month. The qualifying nations competing include Australia, Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, USA and Wales. EY is already a sponsor of […]

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Kilkenny joins TBWA Dublin as creative director

John Kilkenny has been made creative director at TBWA\Dublin as creative director. Kilkenny has been involved some of Ireland’s foremost campaigns in recent years, as senior art director at Publicis and more recently as creative director with Boys and Girls. His work includes Brown Thomas, Dulux, NoNonsense, Meteor, Nissan, Cadbury and TG4. In film, Kilkenny’s […]

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Alcohol Bill to cut media ad revenue by €20m

The Government’s Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will slash media ad revenue by €20 million with Ireland’s outdoor advertising industry, broadcasters and newspapers badly affected by the new laws, a report by economist Jim Power (above) warns. The report claims out of home (OOH) media will see cuts of €11m, broadcast media of €7m and print media […]

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Nolan gets top management job at Mindshare

As part of a restructure by WPP’s GroupM, Ken Nolan has been promoted to chief operating officer (COO) at Mindshare. The move coincides with Emma O’Doherty (above) stepping down as Mindshare’s managing director for personal reasons. She now become chief planning officer. As COO, Nolan will take charge of day-day to day operations and management. […]

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Eir goes with wacky lines for new campaign

Flying a drone with your smartphone, mapping a course with your mobile or even watching the match from the middle of the sea, Eir’s latest brand campaign brings the possibilities of its network to life. Following on from Eir’s rebrand almost two years ago, the company’s new strategy conveys how the brand empowers everyday life. […]

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ProU yogurt gets wider listing with SuperValu

ProU Yogurt, an Irish fortified yogurt launched by former Bord Bia executive Michael Murphy, is now available at SuperValu stores in an expanded retail listing worth €200,000. Produced at Killowen Farm in Co. Wexford using locally-sourced ingredients, ProU is the first yogurt on the Irish and UK market fortified with protein, calcium and vitamin D […]

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Entries for Young Sharks award close this Friday

The organisers of this year’s Kinsale Shark Awards & Festival are accepting entries for the Young Shark Award at this year’s festival until close of business this Friday. The new award is open to copywriters, art directors and creative teams under the age of 26. The winner wins a three-night trip to the festival which […]

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Kerr to chair lighthouse tourism initiative

The Great Lighthouses of Ireland (GLI) partnership, an all-island tourism initiative developed by the Commissioners of Irish Lights, has appointed Insomnia chairman, businessman and radio presenter Bobby Kerr as its new chairperson to support the project. A keen yachtsman, Kerr (above right) will chair the body which comprises 12 lighthouses spread around the Irish coastline. […]

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Cork to host first Amplify digital event in July

Ireland’s latest digital marketing conference will be held soon. The inaugural Amplify digital marketing conference and will host nearly 400 attendees from all areas of digital marketing, its organisers claim. Founded by UCC alumni Sarah Dineen, owner of the SocialQue digital agency, the conference is centred on upskilling SMEs, local businesses and digital marketers. The […]

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Lottery creative review down to four agencies

Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI), which operates the National Lottery, has narrowed down its list of agencies presenting for its creative advertising account to four – Publicis, Rothco, TBWA and the incumbent, DDFH&B. Head of marketing Michael Hayes, who joined the company at the start of the year, has worked with the agencies in previous roles. […]

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Entry call for NewsBrand journalism awards

Entries will be accepted for the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards 2017 from next Monday until Wednesday, July  19. Sponsored by the National Lottery, the awards will feature a total of 25 categories spanning all areas of modern journalism including news, analysis, opinion, features, business, politics, crime and more. The awards include categories such as features and […]

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Red Dog gives women’s campaign some real bite

Design and branding agency Red Dog’s work in support of Women for Election has helped raise almost €32,000 at the half-way stage of a crowdfunding push. Women for Election co-founder Niamh Gallagher said the design raised awareness of the goal of getting more women elected by engaging a younger audience. The campaign hopes to raise €50,000 […]

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RichardsDee duo win gold at Young Lions

Emma Wilson and Kyle Schouw, designers from the RichardsDee branding agency, took their place on the global stage as they were awarded a gold medal for Team Ireland in the design category of the Young Lions competition. It is the first time Ireland has ever taken home gold in the Young Lions in its’ 23 […]

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