Archive2018

Irish Times gets green light for Landmark deal

The purchase of the Irish Examiner and other Landmark Media Investments assets by The Irish Times has been approved by Minister for Communications Denis Naughten on media plurality grounds. The proposed deal was agreed back in December but it then required a number of regulatory clearances with the minister’s sanction being the final approval. A number of legal […]

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Life Style Sports signs new Leinster Rugby deal

The club has also signed an exclusive retailer agreement with the Irish-owned sports retailer from the start of the 2018/19 season. It will see LSS acquiring the global rights to retail licensed Leinster match and training apparel and accessories. The announcement follows the news last month that Adidas will be the team’s kit supplier for the next […]

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Tesco run in-store tea parties for communities

Tesco Communi-Tea parties will take place again tomorrow across the British multiple’s 151 stores nationwide from midday to 4pm. The event returns as donations by the Tesco Community Fund covering 11,000 local causes all throughout Ireland reach €3 million. On average, Irish people drink about four cups of tea every day. Nine in 10 households buy […]

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i-Believe in deal with Acast to sell podcasts

Lee Thompson’s digital sales agency i-Believe has agreed a deal with Acast to allow Irish advertisers target podcast audiences. Digital audio on demand is growing with consumers using their smartphones in greater numbers to tune into podcasts, on demand music and radio. In the UK, 62 per cent of adults listen to podcasts each month, mostly […]

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Paddy Powers sets off with World Cup boat show

Bookmaker Paddy Power has launched a digital-only World Cup show, Paddy’s Boat Party, which will be broadcast weekly throughout the tournament being played in Russia. Working with Offscript Studios, the Irish production company co-owned by INM and Larry Bass’s ShinaWil, that specialises in bringing TV-quality content to digital channels. Paddy’s Boat Party will be broadcast live […]

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Social media as a news source shows decline

Use of social media for news among Irish consumers is falling while understanding of how news appears in their social media feeds remains low. Consumers generally have limited understanding of how news appears in their social media feeds, a yearly analysis aimed at gaining understanding on how news is  consumed nowadays both in Ireland and overseas. […]

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O’Rourke made deputy boss at Spark Foundry

Core group agency Spark Foundry has appointed Helen O’Rourke as deputy managing director. She joined the agency previously known as Mediavest 12 years ago and was appointed to the company’s board in 2014. During this time, she has worked with some of Spark Foundry’s largest clients and is credited with contributing to many new business wins. […]

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Avantcard backs World Cup coverage on RTE

Credit cards and personal loans provider Avantcard is to sponsor RTE’s coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018 which gets underway with the first game between the host country Russia taking on Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow at 4pm GMT tomorrow. The RTE sponsorship is part of a wider campaign jointly developed […]

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Adland pulls together in support of Andyfest

Ireland’s advertising industry is pulling together to celebrate the life of former Independent News & Media (INM) executive Andrew McDermott and to raise financial support for his family with the creation of Andyfest. Andrew died suddenly on April 11, leaving behind his wife Lorna and three young children, Kitty (6), Ed (4) and Finn (17 […]

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OMG promotes Teeling and Butterly to board

  Omnicom Media Group (OMG) has appointed PHD’s deputy managing director Gemma Teeling and OMD’s director of strategy Claire Butterly (above) as group board directors. In a statement made by OMG’s CEO Dave Harland, he said both executives had made “significant contributions” to OMG’s success and had established themselves as thought leaders. “Their addition will […]

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Bewley’s coffee to-go cups now fully recyclable

As part of their commitment to sustainability, Bewley’s is making it easy for their customers to be environmentally friendly on the go with the launch of 100 per cent recyclable and compostable cups. Bewley’s Grafton Street will lead the way as the first location that will offer the cups and they will then be rolled […]

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News Ireland signs up as Adfx title sponsor

The Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) has signed up News Ireland and the Wireless radio group as the headline sponsor for the 2018 IAPI Adfx awards. News Ireland publishes the Sunday Times, The Times Ireland Edition and The Irish Sun. The group replaces TV3 as title sponsor of Ireland’s premier showcase for saluting the […]

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McPartlin set to part company with MediaCom

Peter McPartlin is to step down as CEO of MediaCom Ireland after joining the GroupM agency two years ago. A highly respected and popular figure in adland, he has over 30 years’ experience in the industry, having worked at Dentsu Aegis agency Carat, Irish International and OMD Ireland. He consulted for Independent News & Media, UTV […]

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