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BBDO adds VW account after three-way contest

BBDO Dublin has been appointed as agency of record for Volkswagen Ireland following a review  involving Rothco and the incumbent, Owens DDB. Commenting on the move, VW Ireland head of marketing Mark McGrath said that throughout the pitch process BBDO impressed them with their “strategic thinking and creative capabilities”. McGrath said that VW is preparing itself […]

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Interest in DIT students Lynx pitch heats up

The annual opportunity for aspiring ad executives and creatives to sell themselves  and kick-start a career selling for others beckons. Preparations for the DIT AdGrad 2018 are being finalised with a new twist on the format for the presentation to the ad industry in two weeks’ time. This year’s masters in advertising class will present on […]

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Škoda spends €120k on DAA Irish legends ads

Škoda Ireland is investing €120,000 in a new Dublin Airport advertising campaign to promote its ‘Made for Ireland’ brand proposition, which includes a six panel takeover at the sky bridge in Terminal 1. For the past 18 months, Škoda has used the campaign to show car buyers that despite not being built in Ireland, the brand […]

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Good4U shows how being small pays off big time

Last Thursday night saw the showcasing of national and international brands at the Marketing Institute’s All Ireland Marketing (AIM) awards. Good4U was chosen as the winner of the small business marketing award. The Sligo company showcased the campaign around new healthy snacks which were recently rolled out across eight European markets. Good4U launched new pack […]

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Filming starts for Huberman’s new RTÉ comedy

RTÉ’s new comedy Finding Joy, written by and starring Amy Huberman, is now in production. The six-part series, produced by Treasure Entertainment, is being shot in Dublin. It follows a 34-year-old single woman, Joy, after a painful breakup who looks for happiness in all the wrong places. Aisling Bea, Laura Whitmore and Lochlann O’Mearain co-star. The series is […]

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Burke joins health jury at Cannes Lions

FleishmanHillard (FH) head of healthcare and EMEA healthcare lead Orla Burke has been appointed to the health and wellness Lions Jury for the 2018 Cannes Lions. The international creative festival is recognised as one of the world’s most prestigious communications awards. FH Dublin is the only PR agency in Ireland to have been awarded a Cannes […]

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Wolfgang wins European search agency award

Wolfgang Digital scooped the best large integrated search agency title at the European Search Awards in Prague. The show is an international competition honouring the best in SEO, PPC, digital and content marketing throughout Europe. Now in their seventh year, the awards attract hundreds of entries from leading international search and digital agencies. In 2016, Wolfgang […]

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AIB again voted top AIM marketing team

AIB has again being chosen as the top marketing team at the Marketing Institute’e All Ireland Marketing (AIMs) awards presented at a gala dinner attended by Ireland’s top marketers in the Clayton Hotel event. The event saw the AIB team, headed by Mark Doyle (above), take the spot ahead of Just Eat, Littlewoods, One4All and […]

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Cinema visits in Ireland highest per head in EU

Irish people’s love affair with the cinema shows no signs of abating. Ireland has the highest per capita visits to the cinema in the EU at 3.4 compared to the union average of 1.7. Most cinema goers travel 9.2 kilometres to see a movie on the big screen and spend €16.81 while there, cinema sales house […]

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Hidden Hearing backs new Daniel O’Donnell show

Hidden Hearing is sponsoring the new series of Daniel and Majella O’Donnell’s B&B Roadtrip TV series on RTE 1. Viewers can follow the duo as they negotiate the winding roads of Ireland and experience some treasures that only locals know best. The O’Donnells have no idea where they are headed, as the B&B owners take control of […]

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Nils Leonard headlines Sharks speakers

With entries now open for this year’s Sharks in Kinsale, this year’s festival will be headlined by Uncommon founder Nils Leonard (above) and agency veteran Neil Dawson, with more announcements to come. Entries for the ad awards, short film and music video can be entered up until this year’s deadline of September 7, festival director […]

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Bank of Ireland hosts event to help fight cancer

By 2020, one in two Irish people will get a cancer diagnosis in life. Sometimes stats like this don’t mean much to us until someone we know gets cancer. Last month, Conor O’Riordan, creative director at Bank of Ireland for the Oliver agency, died from bone cancer. He was 41. He left a wife, Jane, and […]

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20 Questions with Sallyanne Parker-Clarke, l’Ecrivain

Sallyanne Parker-Clarke is co-owner of the Michelin star l’Ecrivain restaurant in Dublin with her chef husband, Derry. She modelled professionally and worked in the rag trade and as a DJ on a pirate radio station. She studied marketing, has written two books and is a columnist for the Irish Daily Mail. She’s a regular panellist […]

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