ArchiveMay, 2022

Dooley to chair Marketer of the Year

The chief executive of the Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI) Barry Dooley will return as chair of Marketer of the Year. Dooley has been in charge of running the AAI since 2013. He has extensive advertising experience working in agencies such as Irish International (now BBDO Dublin), Wilson Hartnell (now Ogilvy) and Brian Cronin […]

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Taste of Dublin returns full-on

Summer food festival Taste of Dublin returns this year to its full pre-pandemic order. As in pre-Covid times, the event will be held in the Iveagh Gardens behind the National Concert Hall from June 16-19, with over 30,000 food enthusiasts expected to attend. Fairtrade Ireland returns this year as the event’s non-profit partner as does […]

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Canary gas safety ads honoured again

Tommy McAnairey, the animated canary character who fronts the Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) TV ads warning about the dangers of carbon monoxide, has won the international Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) Gas Safety Award at an awards show in London. The more recent GNI campaigns were created by Publicis with animation by Piranha […]

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Javelin rolls out Sisu Clinic launch

Sisu Clinic, a doctor-led aesthetic medicine destination with 14 clinics across Ireland, has developed a campaign through Javelin to drive large-scale brand awareness nationwide. Media elements include out of home, radio, digital audio and TV ads through Sky Adsmart. Programmatic display, YouTube, search and social activity also form the schedule. Corkman Pat Phelan co-founded the […]

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Exp appointed to handle FreeNow activations

Exp, the Boys+Girls’ activations agency, has been appointed to handle FreeNow after a contest. It is understood that a number of other leading agencies, including Thinkhouse and Verve, were also in the running. The account was previously handled by Accenture Song’s Rothco. Exp’s Karleen Smyth will work to FreeNow’s head of marketing Jane Maher. FreeNow […]

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Cunningham to address AAI event

Radiocentre Ireland CEO Ciarán Cunningham is the guest speaker at the Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI) May Toolkit session. Cunningham assumed his current role in January. Radiocentre Ireland is a new industry body, funded by RTÉ and the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) with a remit to promote audio as a marketing medium. Cunningham […]

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Square lines up for Fair City placement

RTÉ Media Sales has agreed a deal with Square tech and electronic payment to product place its countertop stand and terminal  in Vino’s wine bar in RTÉ soap Fair City. Square becomes the method of payment in the restaurant run by  Paul Brennan for the next six months. The value of the deal brokered by […]

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Bank of Ireland capitalises on exiting banks

Bank of Ireland is investing over €2 million in a campaign targeting consumers moving banks as KBC and Ulster Bank prepare to exit the market. Called the ‘Big Move’, the ads are across TV, radio, print, out of home, digital and social media. The campaign directs bank customers to various supports and an online hub […]

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Reach launches Neptune tech platform

Reach has announced the launch of the Neptune digital tech platform Neptune, merging the publisher’s  existing first party data platform with its slate of data matching capabilities and AI contextual tools. Reach has also added an in-house ad tech workshop, allowing the team to sit in the commercial division and focus entirely on product development. […]

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Lidl and RSA appoint new creative agencies

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and German discounter Lidl have assigned new agencies to handle their creative advertising accounts. RSA has appointed In the Company of Huskies following a competitive review. The authority had been with BBDO Dublin, previously Irish International, in recent years after its move from Belfast agency Lyle Bailie. Lyle Bailie, which […]

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An Post tops corporate reputation league

An Post has been ranked as the top corporate organisation in the latest RepTrak study published by PR firm The Reputations Agency. The State-owned postal provider won wide acclaim for the services it provided to communities nationwide during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Irish League of Credit Unions was ranked second and Lidl third in the […]

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Sky and Virgin agree new long-term deal

Sky Ireland and Virgin Media Television have signed a new long-term partnership securing carriage of VMTV  channels and on-demand content on all Sky TV products until 2027. The deal includes Sky Glass, when it is launched in Ireland later this year. Sky Ireland CEO JD Buckley said the deal means Sky customers can access Virgin […]

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Katie Taylor fight creates new record for DAZN

In an already historic night that saw Irish boxer Katie Taylor edge out Puerto Rica’s Amanda Serrano in an epic brawl  to retain her undisputed world lightweight crown, an unprecedented audience of 1.5 million tuned in globally on pay per view channel DAZN to set a new record. The fight was broadcast from a sold-out […]

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