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Dublin Zoo hires new PR firm

Dublin Zoo has hired Pembroke Communications after a five-way agency pitch which included Slattery Communications, Weber Shandwick and Fleishman Hillard.  WHPR handled the account for over 20 years but did not repitch. Pembroke, run by Michael O’Keeffe, will work to the zoo’s marketing manager, Veronica Chrisp. A new TV show called The Zoo starts on […]

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Monroe and Lennon front for Citroen

Twentieth century icons Marilyn Monroe and John Lennon star in a new Citroen TV campaign which breaks this weekend in the UK on ITV’s Dancing on Ice. Created by Euro RSCG London, the ad for the DS3 classic premium marque ironically shows the duo arguing about dwelling on the past for inspiration. Lennon says: “Once […]

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Ondine to open Jameson film festival

Cawley NeaTBWA gave a new twist to the directors chairs’ theme for this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival TV commercial using London animation firm Blink Productions Ondine, Neil Jordan’s new movie starring Colin Farrell as a Cork fisherman who catches a mysterious young woman in his net, opens the eight Jameson Dublin International Film […]

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Belgian agencies strike over pitches

‘Bar fight’ for Spa Barisart sparkling water. The ad won the grand prix for Brussels agency Duvall Guillaume at the Sharks festival in Kinsale last September. Belgian agencies are up in arms over client pitches. Agencies in Belgium have gone on a one-strike in protest against unethical pitching guidelines set by clients as outlined in […]

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Eamonn Lillis sentenced to seven years

Celine Cawley with Mal Stevenson, Irish International BBDO and Tommy Kinsella, Diageo, pictured on location for a Guinness commercial made by Toytown Films in South Africa Eamonn Lillis was sentenced to six years and 11 months for the manslaughter of his wife, Celine Cawley, by Mr Justice Barry White at the Central Criminal Court today. […]

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Donnelly joins McConnells as media boss

Brian O’Driscoll fronts for the Credit Union. The campaign was created by AFA O’Meara, part of the McConnells group, where Pat Donnelly is now in charge of media. Pat Donnelly, chairman of the Core Media Group (CMG), has joined McConnells Integrated to head up its media services. A former chief executive of Aegis Ireland (Carat, […]

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Food blogger joins Unilever for healthy lessons

Blogger Donal Skehan and Aoife McGuigan, Unilever Food Solutions, at the launch of the good mood food campaign Food blogger Donal Skehan has joined up with Unilever Food Solutions to bring what he describes as “the power of good mood food” to students in secondary schools and IT colleges across Ireland. To take part, teachers […]

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RTE wins Euro 2012 rights

Peter Collins hosts the qualifying draw for Uefa Championships 2012 on RTE Two this Sunday RTÉ Sport has won full and exclusive broadcast rights to the Uefa Euro 2012 Championships. Coverage will include the live broadcast of all 31 matches from Poland and Ukraine. RTÉ Sport will broadcast live coverage of the qualifying draw from […]

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Sky Player now on Windows 7

Mark Deering (right), director, Sky Ireland, at the launch of Sky Player on Windows 7 Consumers can now access Sky Player, Sky’s online TV service, on Windows 7, allowing viewers to watch live and on demand TV from Sky on a PC. The service includes the latest movies, live action sports, entertainment, kids shows, the arts […]

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Hair-raising antics at Today FM

Ian Dempsey, Matt Cooper and Ray D’Arcy prepare for the Shave or Dye charity fundraiser Today FM will be undergoing a major makeover on February 18th when its presenters take part in a hair shave or dye fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society. Ian Dempsey, Mario Rosenstock, Ray D’Arcy, Matt Cooper and Phil Cawley will […]

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Image Now short on RTE 2

The German , a ten-minute short film written and directed by Nick Ryan of Image Now Films (INF), will be shown on RTE 2 next Monday, February 1st at 11.25pm. Set in 1940, the film opens as a duel unfolds between two war pilots doing battle. All visual effects were created in house by INF. […]

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OMA awards in April

The Outdoor Media Association has announced that the 23rd Outdoor Advertising Awards will take place in Dublin on Thursday 22nd April. The awards acknowledge campaigns that have achieved results through excellence in media planning and celebrate those that have best utilised the outdoor medium. Previous winners include the Volkswagen Caddy Life ‘Shoe House’ and Lemsip’s […]

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Samaritans launch new website

The Dublin branch of Samaritans has launched a new website to help manage the higher levels of calls and offers of help that have been received since the economic downturn. Last year, the charity doubled the number of information evenings for prospective volunteers to six, with attendances up on the previous year. Some 65 new volunteers […]

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