ArchiveJune, 2020

An Post calls for Irish Book Awards entries

Submissions from publishers for this year’s An Post Irish Book Awards are now being sought. Entries can be made in 15 separate categories, including novel, crime fiction, popular fiction, non-fiction, sports, children’s, cookery, short story, poetry, teen and young adult and Irish language. Submissions will remain open until Tuesday, August 31. The shortlist launch is […]

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Champion Green rallies support for communities

All rise is the thrust behind the new Champion Green movement aimed at helping the renewal of communities and promote local enterprise and economic recovery nationwide. Launched by radio host Aoibhín Garrihy, a green butterfly symbol lies at the heart of the Champion Green campaign and features on social media feeds, new products and on […]

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Love Irish Food launches Double Up awards

As Ireland faces a major economic challenge in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic and ahead of what may prove a damaging Brexit, Love Irish Food (LIF) has partnered with Core and Media Central to try and help Irish food and drink brand owners command more consumer attention by launching a new awards competition offering free […]

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Communicorp pulls its Facebook ads

Communicorp Media, the Denis O’Brien-owned group of national and local radio stations, including Today FM, Newstalk, OTB Sports, 98FM and Spin 1038, is suspending all its paid ads on Facebook platforms for July in support of the Stop Hate for Profit campaign and in solidarity with the number of advertisers taking a stand against Facebook. […]

Read more magazine new edition out soon

Ireland’s top marketing and media magazine returns after an unexpected Covid-19 break with a new issue being posted out on July 1. Editor Michael Cullen decided to put the magazine on hold in mid-March once it became clear that businesses would find it hard to do business as usual given the exceptional health and […]

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Decision on Maximum Media bids due next week

A decision on which bid for owner Maximum Media may be approved is expected to be announced next week, has learned. Bids from Iconic Labs and Packed House are vying for the troubled digital business founded by Mayoman Niall McGarry. The company, Maximum Media Network Limited (MMN), was recently placed in examinership by […]

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Ignition duo turn attention to themed T-shirts

The founders of marketing agency Ignition, David O’Sullivan and Jennifer Williams, have turned their attention to a new business venture since the Covid-19 pandemic struck by producing a range of T-shirts under the Bloody Chic brand. The t-shirts cover a wide range of messages, both humorous and more serious, including their latest release, the 8:46 […]

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Carlsberg toasts Liverpool’s win with special can

Danish brewer Carlsberg is toasting Liverpool Football Club’s Premier League title win with a limited edition champions can. Ireland is renowned for its close ties down the years with Liverpool Football Club and Irish fans can win the limited-edition champions can by visiting the Carlsberg Ireland Facebook page from next Monday, June 29. The can […]

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Researchers return to face-to-face interviews

The national body responsible for representing the interests of Ireland’s research industry has welcomed confirmation that in line with Government guidelines on easing Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, face-to-face quantitative interviewing will resume from next Monday June 29, with face-to-face qualitative focus groups also expected to return some time in July. B&A managing director Luke Reaper (pictured), […]

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PR awards presented online for first time

Ireland’s Awards for Excellence in PR organised jointly by the Public Relations Institute (PRII) and the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) were presented online for the first time in their history. PRII chief executive Martina Byrne said that an audience of over 450 viewed proceedings from Ireland and as far away as the US and […]

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DMG Media rolls out i newspaper in Republic

It has been announced that DMG Media is rolling out the i newspaper in the Republic from this weekend. The publisher of the Irish Daily Mail and the Irish Mail on Sunday newspapers as well as the, Evoke and digital platforms, confirmed that i newspaper is joining the press titles to be sold in […]

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Griffith College hosts creative show online

Students at Griffith College have overcome the odds this year to put the annual graduate creative show  online for public viewing in the coming months. Normally staged in the college’s campus in Dublin 8, the students and lecturers from the design and media faculties have worked hard to display the graduate show online this year […]

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Shark Awards 2020 open for entries

The organisers of the Shark Awards in Kinsale have launched this year’s awards season and are calling for entries in advertising, digital, design, short film and music video. Not surprisingly, there are some changes to this year’s festival due to the Covid-19 pandemic and there will be no programme of talks and panels over three […]

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