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Red Rage short reigns supreme

A short film which tells the story of five characters whose well-intentioned actions all incur disastrous consequences has resulted in Dublin company Red Rage Films scooping the best international short entry at the Raindance Film Festival in London. ‘Of Best Intentions’ was directed by Brian Durnin and produced by Paul Holmes, both of whom are […]

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Kerry makes agency changes to dairy and meat brands

Kerry Foods has moved the creative advertising account for its dairy brands from Chemistry to McCann Erickson while its Galtee and Shaws meat brands has left Cawley NeaTBWA for DDFH&B-JWT which is the incumbent for its Denny brand. Fallon London handles Cheestrings for Kerry. The decision to drop Chemistry from the Kerry roster comes as […]

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BoSI moves to WPP's Mediaedge:cia

Bank of Scotland (Ireland) has switched its media planning and buying account from the Publicis-owned ZenithOptimedia to Mediaedge:cia as part of an international alignment by the Lloyds banking group. Vizeum and OMD were also involved in the four-way review. Mediaedge:cia will work to Mark Mohan, head of marketing an communications, strategy and products at BoSI. […]

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Adland's heyday well recalled but too few credits given

Ireland’s Mad Men, RTE One, 10.15, Tuesday, September 7th 2009. Reviewed by Michael Cullen Anyone with an inkling to follow a career in advertising must have been impressed. What with all the talk of long lunches, pints in Smyths, sex in Sachs, cannabis in boardrooms and Garda raids on a top agency for cocaine in […]

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Blackness raises its head at shrunken Sharks

The Kinsale Sharks awards have adapted to the new realities of the economic climate by cutting short the festival and reducing the delegate fee from €595 to €220. In a month when Guinness celebrates 250 years, the festival trophy takes on a new black look. Award winners will go home with a “sleek, solid, bold […]

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Ex-agency creative offers jobless card therapy

A former creative director of TBWAChiatDay in Los Angeles who was laid off from his job after a short time has come up with an idea to help those in adland out of a job. Tom Van Daele launched the cardsofchange.com website which recommends putting old business cards to good use. Rather than bin their […]

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McConnells MD resignation had been planned

The resignation of McConnells managing director Fiona Scott was entirely voluntary and had been planned for some months, agency director Stuart Fogarty has told marketing.ie. Fogarty was reacting to a story in the Sunday Tribune yesterday which suggested Scott’s departure may have been linked to McConnells being taken off the 02 creative roster. “That’s not […]

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New Bud ad on track for greatness?

The new Budweiser TV commercial by DDB London is proving a big hit on YouTube and is getting plenty of airing at key times on TV. Shot over 50 hours during five days in Chicago and using 300 actors, it was directed by Chris Palmer, the man behind Skoda ‘Cakes’. The Hours, who have supported […]

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Progress on Nielsen report

Concerns about the quality of the Nielsen ad spend monitoring service are due to be sorted in the coming weeks, industry sources have indicated. Agencies have been up in arms about various aspects of the report and have demanded action as a matter of urgency. Liam McDonnell of Aegis is heading up the IAPI group […]

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