ArchiveJuly, 2020

Sky Q adds new box features

Sky has added new features to Sky Q in the biggest change to the award-winning box since launch.  A new expanded view UI, new show and sports centres, intuitive smart buttons and improved voice discovery will make it subscribers easier to browse, find and watch content in one place. Disney+ will also be available in […]

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Verve’s owl time reminders on shopping local

Rare Owl Times is a mini-series centred around some Dublin Owl Ones and Owl Fellas, based on characters synonymous with the streets of the capital. They tell tales and use Dublinisms, as viewers find them frequenting a new local business in each episode. Each one ends with a reminder to shop local just like ‘Dubs’ […]

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Virgin boss Hanway points out media anomalies

In a submission to an Oireachtas committee on the impact of Covid-19 on the Ireland’s arts and entertainment sector, Virgin Media chief executive Tony Hanway said that while his company endorses the role of radio in Ireland, an anomaly has arisen in that the medium is getting Government support at a faster rate than TV […]

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Kiely to launch TV venture in September

Former Virgin Media Television CEO Pat Kiely plans to launch his new TV content business working with media investors and brand owners in the autumn. In an interview on RTÉ Radio 1’s The Business show with Richard Curran, Kiely said he was moving into an area of the business which will afford new opportunities beyond […]

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BGE seeks support for Focus’s Shine a Light

Focus Ireland and Bord Gáis Energy (BGE) are calling on people throughout Ireland to give one night and sleep out to Shine a Light on homelessness and raise funds to help the charity’s vital services. As a result of the Covid-19 impact on communities across Ireland, the 8,876 people currently without a home are more […]

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Webb takes legal action against Buckley

Former Independent News & Media (INM) executive Joe Webb has filed a lawsuit against the group’s former chairman Leslie Buckley. The action being taken by Webb, a former managing director of the news group’s Ireland division, who is now the COO at agency group Dentsu Aegis, relates to an alleged data breach six years ago, […]

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Thinkhouse part of effort to lower emissions

Dublin youth specialist agency Thinkhouse is among the companies from across Ireland and the UK’s creative industries to come together to launch The Great Reset, an initiative that hopes to maintain and promote the positive behaviours and environmental shifts created during lockdown. Global emissions are down by seven per cent since lockdown began. The UN […]

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Verve bags 18 gongs at APMC Star awards

Events and activations agency Verve won 18 trophies in this year’s APMC Star Awards, which due to the current pandemic restrictions, were hosted virtually by 2FM’s Tara Stewart. Verve, which is run by Ronan Traynor with offices in Dublin, London and Amsterdam, picked up gongs across 12 categories, including 10 gold, five silver and two […]

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Kellogg gets GAA Cúl Camps up and running

Former Donegal GAA star and TG4 Cúl Camps TV show coach, Kevin Cassidy was on hand, with his children Aoife, Nia and Fionn, to launch the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps on-pack competition. Kellogg, now in its ninth year sponsoring the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps, has launched the on-pack promotion for clubs across the country with […]

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Facebook ad boycott could badly hit retailers

The impact of the Facebook ad ban on the brands boycotting the platform in July in protest over its posting of unsafe content may have an immediate negative impact which will be felt most strongly by retailers, a sector already under pressure from the pandemic, a study by researchers at Saïd Business School at the […]

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SuperValu turns to OOH to promote price cuts

Musgrave’s SuperValu has launched a new out of home (OOH) campaign to promote current price cuts on produce in its stores. Detailing a selection of savings, the campaign highlights the savings to be made on a range of SuperValu’s own brand produce with bold accents on its price pointing. The creative was produced by Innerworkings. […]

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20 Questions with Sarah McInerney, RTÉ Radio 1

Sarah McInerney is a broadcaster, journalist and columnist. She presents Today with Sarah McInerney weekday mornings on RTÉ Radio 1 and writes an opinion column in The Sunday Times. She has presented various shows across RTÉ television and radio. She hosted Drive on Newstalk, winning IMRO current affairs show of the year and IMRO news […]

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Sex toy sales have soared since lockdown

Sex shops up and down the country are reporting a big rise in vibrator sales. One shop in Kilkenny has reported a 177 per cent increase from this time last year. In an exclusive Newstalk investigation, Henry McKean on today’s Hard Shoulder evening drivetime show with Ivan Yates found Irish people of all ages are […]

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