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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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McKechnie parts company with Irish Times

Vivien McKechnie has left The Irish Times  and has resigned her position as business to business director. She joined the company early last year and was central in re-organising commercial activities, with a focus on strengthening agency ties. She was previously with Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) where she was a board director and head of trading. […]

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Cawley Nea\TBWA rolls out HPRA ads


The new Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) campaign encouraging consumers to read the directions that come with medication was created by Cawley Nea\TBWA, with media by Mindshare. The work followed on from a pitch for the business involving Irish International on the creative front and Initiative, MediaVest and OMD for media buying and planning. As […]

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Love Irish Food offers €70k in out of home ads

Today, Love Irish Food in partnership with Exterion Media, the market leader in outdoor advertising in Ireland, has launched the annual Love Irish Food Brand Development Award. The Award aims to give one Love Irish Food member brand a powerful platform to promote their brand to consumers. Pictured at the launch of the Love Irish Food Brand Development Award is Kieran Rumley, Executive Director, Love Irish Food and Antoinette O’Callaghan, Marketing Manager, Exterion.

The Love Irish Food brand development awards run in tandem with Exterion Media offers one lucky group member €70,000 in out of home (OOH) advertising space. Running for its fifth year, the brand will get two weeks’ exposure across Exterion Media’s retail six sheet portfolio, PurchasePoints and across their retail digital network. The campaign includes print […]

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DDFH&B holds on to Eir business

Eir TVC - Skelligs

DDFH&B has been retained to handle creative work for Eir/Meteor after a final two-way contest with London agency Snap. Two others agencies, Publicis and London-based Host, had previously been eliminated from the process. The review was more protracted than expected, due to Eir’s head of brand and communications, Lisa Comerford, leaving for Brown Thomas. Comerford […]

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Marketer award entries close next Thursday

Tom Keogh, Keogh's Crisps

The entry deadline for this year’s Marketer of the Year™ is close of business next Thursday, September 22. Marketer of the Year™ recognises and honours standards of excellence in Irish marketing, specifically for work done in the last two years. The person is someone, who through the use of strategy, innovation, communications and impact on the target market, […]

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IAB welcomes Global Ad Coalition launch

Suzanne McElligott pictured for Sunday business.  Picture; GERRY MOONEY.  27/5/16

IAB Ireland has welcomed the launch of global ad coalition as international trade associations and companies involved in online media joins forces to improve consumer advertising experiences. The Coalition for Better Ads will leverage consumer insights and cross-industry expertise to develop and implement new global standards for online advertising. Randall Rothenberg, president and CEO of the […]

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McDaid on Holmes’ Innovator 25 list

Jane McDaid, Thinkhouse

Thinkhouse founder Jane McDaid features on the ‘Innovator 25’  list of the EMEA’s most influential people in marketing compiled and published by The Holmes Report. It is the first time an Irish agency owner has made the list. Since its launch three years ago, Innovator 25 has become a barometer of global marketing and communications […]

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PSG owner in $1bn stock sale


Teneo Holdings, the New York company which provides PR services and owns Dublin agency group PSG Communications, is lining up a stock market IPO valued at up to $1 billion (€890 million) in the coming months. Teneo, which has 575 staff around the world, was co-founded by former Irish Examiner journalist Declan Kelly, pictured. The […]

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Virgin signs up as Gogglebox sponsor

Gogglebox Narrators Deirdre O Kane and Rory Cowan  at Tv3's Autumn launch at The National Concert Hall,
Dublin.Pictures:Brian McEvoy
No Repro fee for one use

TV3’s parent company Virgin Media has been announced as sponsor of TV3’s Gogglebox which starts soon. The viewer-watch series popularised by Channel 4 is Virgin’s first foray into TV sponsorship. “We’ll be using our connection with the show to highlight our own TV offering,” Niamh O’Driscoll, senior brand and communications manager, Virgin Media, said. The sponsorship includes […]

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Doubts over plans for Dublin Bikes

**** NO REPRODUCTION FEE **** 18/06/2014 : DUBLIN : Coca-Cola Ireland investment to support the expansion of dublinbikes scheme. Number of bikes to treble to 1,500 and docking stations increased to 100. Bike scheme to be known as Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes. Dublin City Council and JCDecaux Ireland announced today, 18th June 2014, that Coca-Cola Zero will become the commercial  partner of dublinbikes in a three-year agreement. The Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes were unveiled at the announcement at Hanover Quay dublinbikes station at 11am today and will be available to the scheme’s members from the end of June. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.MEDIA CONTACT : Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170

Dublin city councillors have voted against plans to allow French poster company JCDecaux to erect four new Metropole screens in south Dublin as part of the bike rental scheme first agreed with Dublin City Council (DCC) in 2006. Three of the double-sided screens were planned at Donnybook Road, Shelbourne Road and Pembroke Road, beside the […]

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