ArchiveNovember, 2022

Ad-free Sky Kids to launch soon

Sky is to launch a new channel targeted at youngsters from next February. Sky Kids will provide ad-free 24-hour programming showcasing Sky Originals at no extra cost to Sky Kids customers and Now subscribers. Sky says the content will will help parents juggle their routines through themes of learning and doing, arts and crafts, music, […]

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And for Mains wins US cookbook award

Irish cookbook And for Mains: Recipes, Stories and Pints with an Irish Butcher and a Chef by Gaz Smith and Rick Higgins won the chefs and restaurants category at the IACP Cookbook Awards 2022. The winners were announced by video from the Middleby Showroom in Dallas and New York. And for Mains is the first […]

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Christmas FM announces sponsors

The Christmas FM radio station has secured Cadbury, Coca-Cola and An Post as lead sponsors for this year’s festive season. Christmas FM returns to the FM airwaves on Monday, November 28, playing festive hits around the clock. Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland and The Community Foundation are the charity partners for the next three years. Christmas […]

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MFSC to host career event next week

The Marketing Society Future Council (MSFC) will host Career Hacks for 2023 online on Wednesday, November 30th. Three senior marketers will share their ultimate career hacks, from landing promotions to managing work/life balance in a hybrid world. The speakers are Deirdre Wafer, LinkedIn, Deirdre Macklin (above), Ryanair and Bernie Keogh, A Lust for Life. The […]

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20 Questions with Lucy Kennedy, broadcaster

Lucy Kennedy is a TV and radio presenter. She co-hosts The Colm & Lucy Breakfast Show with Colm Hayes on Classic Hits and presents the Living with Lucy reality TV show on Virgin Media. She has acted as an ambassador for a number of brands, including Gala Retail and most recently Benecol cholesterol-lowering drink.  01 […]

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First poster to catch lung cancer

As part of their campaign for Lung Cancer Awareness Month taking place throughout November and to bring down the high lung cancer death rate through better awareness of symptoms, the Marie Keating Foundation has created the first poster to catch lung cancer. The campaign was devised and rolled out by The Brill Building and the […]

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Marketing Society shares research awards shortlist

The Marketing Society of Ireland has announced the shortlist for the 14th annual Marketing Society Research Excellence Awards. The line-up is again made up of entries across eight categories from Ireland’s top market research agencies. The awards focus on how agency teams work with clients in developing strategic campaigns founded in insight. After taking home […]

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Jack & Jill targets €1m this Christmas

Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation hopes to raise €1 million through its Christmas appeal to support children with complex and life-limiting medical conditions to stay at home this festive season. The charity provides in-home nursing care and respite support for over 400 children with severe to profound neurodevelopmental delay, up to the age of six. […]

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Fanning’s new book hails unsung heroes

In his new book, The Mandarin, the Musician and the Mage (Peter Lang), John Fanning contends that a second national revival took place in Ireland from the late 1950s into the 1960s, similar to the earlier Celtic Revival at the turn of the century. This period in modern Irish history is now best known for […]

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Legacy adds Krispy Kreme PR

After a competitive pitch process in the UK and Ireland, Legacy Communications and UK PR and social agency Good Relations have been appointed to handle consumer PR for Krispy Kreme across both markets. Krispy Kreme made headlines when its first Irish store opened in Blanchardstown four years ago with a queue of 300 people outside […]

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Bauer Media plans to buy Red FM

German group Bauer Media has bought Cork radio station Red FM for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition extends Bauer’s stable of Irish stations which already includes Today FM, Newstalk and 98FM. Red FM’s majority shareholder is Vienna Investments, owned by Pearse Farrell and Bernadette Keogh. The Irish Times has a 17.6 per cent stake in […]

Read more in three-year run with Athletics Ireland

Irish insurer has signed up as the official partner to Athletics Ireland in a “six-figure deal” supported by marketing and promotional spend. The deal will see the ‘Give better a try’ insurance company invest in a sport that is riding the crest of a wave following a host of outstanding performances both domestically and […]

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Publicis creates new Spar festive ad

BWG Foods has a new Spar TV ad for Christmas, the convenience retailer’s first in 10 years. The ad is a sequel to its iconic forerunner, ‘Finding Trees’,  showing the Spar tree in different locations. ‘Finding Christmas’ will run during the Fifa World Cup tournament being played in Qatar and during The Late Late Toy […]

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