ArchiveJune, 2019

Boys+Girls expands agency’s board

Independent creative agency Boys + Girls has expanded  its board of directors for the first time to include three key members of staff, namely strategic director Aoife Murphy, producion director Derek Doyle and relationship director Caroline Keogh. They join current agency founders Patrick Meade, Margaret Gilsenan, Pat Stephenson and Rory Hamilton. Also on the board […]

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Dutch influencers pass baton around Ireland

Tourism Ireland in the Netherlands has kicked off a new initiative to attract more Dutch visitors to the country. Called a ‘blogger relay’, it involves a programme of visits by popular international bloggers and social influencers to help create an ongoing ‘buzz’ and conversation on social media in the Netherlands about the island of Ireland. […]

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Off the Ball launched as a new radio station

Newstalk’s sports show Off The Ball has launched a new 24-hour sports radio station. Produced by the award-winning team behind the iconic sports radio show, OTB Sports Radio broadcasts around the clock with 40 hours  of live programmes every week. The new station is another “first-to-market” venture in Ireland for Newstalk owner Communicorp Media. The […]

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In-flight search on for top Dublin experiences

Are you an expert in the best things to see and do in Dublin? InflightFlix International has launched a nationwide search to find 100 great experiences to inspire airline passengers flying to Dublin to visit, stay longer and return. From restaurants, to places to stay and family fun, the search is on for standout experiences […]

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Magna says ad spend to grow by three per cent

Media owners ad revenues will grow by an estimated 3.9 per cent this year, to reach $117.5 billion, an increase of $4.5bn. Linear ad sales across broadcast TV and radio, space in press and magazines, out of home and cinema will shrink by two points to $58.8bn while digital ad sales will increase by 11 […]

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Emirates to reduce single-use plastic on board

Emirates has made a network-wide commitment to reduce single-use plastics on board its aircraft. As of the start of June, eco-friendly paper straws have been introduced and all Emirates flights will soon be plastic straw-free. As well as plastic straws, plastic swizzle sticks and stirrers will also be replaced with eco-friendly alternatives by the end […]

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Elections top Core’s news stories poll

The local and European elections, the divorce referendum and Pieta House’s Darkness into Light were the most important news stories in Ireland last month, Core’s Cultural Index based on the views of 1,000 participants discussing 20 news stories shows. Core asked interviewees which stories they were most aware of and considered most important. While turnout […]

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Sky to double production of new original shows

With the backing of new owners Comcast, under the Sky Studios’ plan, Sky’s investment in originals is set to more than double over the next five years. The announcement comes after the screening of Chernobyl, the most successful Sky original production ever, a record number of Bafta winners for Sky, as well popular mini-series Das […]

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Communicorp rolls out new audio app

Communicorp Media has launched GoLoud™ a free-to-use app featuring all of its radio stations, including Today FM and Newstalk, Irish and international podcasts and a wide selection of mood-based playlists and digital music stations. With a tagline of ‘Podcasts, Radio and Music to your ears’, GoLoud™ is available to download via iOS and Android. Communicorp […]

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Marketing Institute launches career framework

The Marketing Institute of Ireland (MII) has a new competency framework for the profession aimed at  supporting the continued professional development of marketers. The Marketer Pathways Competency Framework follows a talks with the profession, which showed that marketers’ careers are being held back by a poor framework guiding their development. The framework follows a plea […]

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More Irish consumers concerned about fake news

Some 61 per cent of Irish media consumers are concerned about what is real and what is fake on the internet, findings from the latest Reuters Digital News Report indicate. It  represents an increase of four  percentage points on last year, when 57 per cent of Irish respondents to the international study said they were […]

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Cosc’s new ads highlight sexual violence

An interactive digital out of home (DOOH) campaign from Cosc – The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence – is highlighting the prevalence of excuses used by Irish people for sexual harassment and sexual violence. ‘No Excuses’ uses a real-time social media feed to post comments from Twitter over the […]

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ICAD bells ring loud for Boys+Girls

Boys+Girls was the big agency winner at the 2019 ICAD Awards presented at a gala event in the Guinness Storehouse going home with one gold, two silver and eight bronze. Škoda Ireland, which Boys+Girls handles, won the client award. Publicis won two silver and four bronze, The Public House one gold and five bronze, while […]

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