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Family films prove big draw for cinemagoers

2017 was a record-breaking year for family films at the box office, cinema sales agency Wide Eye Media reports. There were six family films in the box office top 10, which is twice as many as last year and more than ever before. It was also the first year a family film, Beauty & The […]

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GroupM wins Tesco media account

GroupM has won the Tesco media business as part of a Tesco international consolidation of all business into GroupM under the MediaCom and Mindshare brands across multiple markets. It means that as well as retaining the business in the UK and Thailand, GroupM also adds the account in Ireland, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Malaysia. […]

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O’Connell to host Today FM’s new lunchtime show

Muireann O’Connell will host a new lunchtime show on Today FM from January 22. The noon to 2pm show will be two-hours of music and talk. Already a familiar voice on the station, O’Connell has presented across the daytime schedule filling in for Ian Dempsey, Dermot & Dave and Fergal D’Arcy in recent times, as […]

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Late Late Toy Show again tops TV ratings list

The highest rating programme last year was again the Late Late Toy Show and the second highest was the All Ireland Football Final between Dublin and Mayo. Interestingly the weather drove record daytime audiences as people turned to TV news to keep up with Storm Ophelia’s path. As a result, the One O’Clock RTE News came […]

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O&M offices light up with special women images

Ogilvy & Mather’s Dublin office will be transformed today as it celebrates the second annual Illuminate Herstory light festival. From 5pm today, the Georgian era building on Ely Place will display the projected images of six inspirational women, chosen by Ogilvy, Wilson Hartnell PR and Kantar Millward Brown employees. O&M in New York are doing likewise. […]

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Cashen to leave Carat for media role at Javelin

Chris Cashen is to leave Carat next month to become head of media at Javelin at the start of March. Cashen joined the Dentsu Aegis Network agency as a graduate back in September 2010 and through his input on the Diageo account, worked his way up to account director. He is widely considered to be a […]

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JCDecaux to support three charities for two years

JCDecaux will once again be working with three partner charities for a two year period, as and from this month. The partner charities for 2018/2019 are Alone, Barnardos and Fighting Blindness. JCD will be donating over €2 million worth of outdoor media space over two years to support each charity in their efforts to raise awareness […]

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Elevate goes North for deal with ASG

Elevate PR, has agreed a partnership with Belfast-based advertising and marketing agency, ASG & Partners. Founded in 2001 by Emma Kelly (above), Elevate specialises in lifestyle PR, influencer marketing, social media and event management. Kelly says the development comes as part of a new strategy to offer an all island approach to clients this year. She […]

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Guinness Storehouse remains top tourist draw

The Guinness Storehouse at St James’s Gate retains its position as Ireland’s top international visitor attraction by surpassing all previous records, with 1,711,281 guests passing through its doors last year. Since first opening its doors to the public in 2000, the Guinness Storehouse, managed by Paul Carty (pictured), has welcomed almost 18 million visitors. The venue […]

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PML rolls out new platform for Lottery

In an Irish media first, PML Group has delivered dynamic digital out of home (DOH) at scale in a campaign using its proprietary dynamic platform. Working with Starcom and Rothco, PML rolled out its new capabilities with a National Lottery campaign which encompasses a live countdown clock to the Millionaire Raffle taking place on New Year’s […]

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Bobby Kerr exits Insomnia

Bobby Kerr will leave the Insomnia coffee shop chain he led for many years in the coming weeks and has agreed the sale of his shares to the other shareholders in the business. Kerr has no intentions of retiring but will now focus on his broadcasting career and his continued weekend anchor role on Newstalk […]

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New joke book ideal Christmas stocking filler

A new Irish joke book called Heard It Say is proving a popular Christmas purchase. The book is a collection of gags, cartoons and celebrity quotes reflecting today’s topsy-turvy, Donald Trump world and was compiled by Michael Cullen, editor of Marketing.ie, with cartoons by Aidan Dowling. The 104-page paperback is published by Gregmar Books, price €9.95. The book’s content […]

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Maxol lends support to Aware this Christmas

Maxol aims to raise €50,000 this Christmas for Aware to provides support, education and information for people with depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions. Maxol is supporting the charity throughout Christmas season by donating 10 cent for every hot beverage sold at its 115 company owned service stations nationwide.  The partnership aims to promote […]

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