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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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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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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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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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ASAI received 1,450 complaints last year

A total of 1,450 written complaints about 959 ads were received by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) in 2021, the industry body’s annual report indicates. It represents a 12 per cent decrease on the number of complaints received the previous year. The travel and holiday sector attracted the biggest number of complaints with […]

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Fanning to address IAPI breakfast

John Fanning will speak at an Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) breakfast on the subject of ‘Too Many Algorithms, Not Enough Serendipity’. He will explore possible solutions based on the idea that the problem did not start with the digital economy in the 21st century, but with the financialisation of the economy in […]

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Core supports autism with new AsIAm ads

Core continues their collaboration with Ireland’s national autism charity, AsIAm in a campaign highlighting the barriers autistic people face in education, work and across society generally. The ads aim to improve understanding of autism, which directly impacts on one in 65 people in Ireland. AsIAm is chaired by former Core chief executive Alan Cox. The ‘Same […]

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Digital spend up 27% to €830m

Digital ad spend in Ireland grew by 27 per cent last year, figures released by IAB Ireland as part of the PwC Online Adspend Study shows. Total digital ad spend was €830m in 2021. Online display advertising grew by 40 per cent to €498m, with social and video cited as the main drivers. Spend on […]

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Orlando Wood returns to Dublin for talk

British adman and writer Orlando Wood returns to Dublin next month in a talk jointly hosted by the Marketing Institute and Boys+Girls.  The breakfast event is in the Marker Hotel at 8.30am on Thursday, May 5. Wood’s new book, Look Out (IPA), is a further exploration into advertising effectiveness and examines how adland can make […]

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IAPI announces top Effie performers

IAPI has released the Effie Awards Ireland Index for 2021 with league tables of the top agency and brand achievers. The index identifies and ranks all the contenders by analysing winner and finalist data from the recent Effie Awards. The awards provide Ireland’s agencies and marketers with their first chance to pitch themselves against their […]

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TBWA\Dublin adds Bolt production unit

TBWA\Dublin has launched a new in-house production company called Bolt. The studio will offer a range of production services from film and photography to digital content and post-production. The new unit is part of the Omnicom agency’s global network comprising 13 other Bolt studios in cities such as Hong Kong, Sydney and Amsterdam. TBWA\Dublin business director […]

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Public House creates Ukraine ads for Unicef

The Public House have launched a campaign for Unicef Ireland’s Ukraine appeal. The hard-hitting ads examine the current situation for children affected by the Russian invasion with a sound design driven radio spot which sets up the innocent scene of young children ‘playing soldiers’ and violently interrupts them with the real sounds of the weapons […]

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