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Largo Foods founder Ray Coyle dies

The death has been announced of Ray Coyle, founder of Largo Foods and Tayto Park, at the age of 70. The winner of the Marketer of the Year in 1996, he started off in business growing potatoes and vegetables on 15 acres of land at Curraha, Co Meath, which was given to him by his […]

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Irish Distillers voted top team at AIMs

Marketing Institute Ireland announced the winners of its All Ireland Marketing Awards (AIMs) at a gala dinner attended by 800 marketers in Dublin’s Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road with the marketing team of the year award going to Irish Distillers, led by marketing director Jessica Norris. From the hundreds of entries, 99 were shortlisted across […]

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Dooley to chair Marketer of the Year

The chief executive of the Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI) Barry Dooley will return as chair of Marketer of the Year. Dooley has been in charge of running the AAI since 2013. He has extensive advertising experience working in agencies such as Irish International (now BBDO Dublin), Wilson Hartnell (now Ogilvy) and Brian Cronin […]

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Marketer award returns with new sponsor

The premier competition honouring Ireland’s top marketers, Marketer of the Year (MotY), returns after a two-year break due to the pandemic with brand communications agency Dynamo as sponsor. Launched by Marketing.ie in 1993, MotY salutes Ireland’s top marketers, who through their passion and commitment create winning strategies for their brands. In all, 27 leading Irish […]

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Bord Bia makes Murphy interim CEO

Bord Bia, the State agency responsible for the promotion of the food, drink, and horticulture, has announced that Michael Murphy is to assume the role of chief executive on an interim basis from June. He is currently Bord Bia’s organisation and industry talent development director. He replaces Tara McCarthy who is joining Alltech to head […]

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Marketing Institute advertises CEO role

Marketing Institute Ireland (MII) has advertised for the position of chief executive officer to replace David Field (pictured), who returned to work in the retail sector. The press ad said that the MII board now wants to hire a new CEO, “a visionary leader, to drive its strategy and sustain the success of the organisation […]

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Apache creates AR Paddy’s Day game

Apache Pizza is set to celebrate being Irish like never before after creating the world’s first ever mobile augmented reality (AR) St Patrick’s Day parade game for playing on top of its pizza boxes. The interactive mobile AR game delivers Irish dancers, parade floats, snakes, trumpet players, the famous Artane Boys Band and the saint […]

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Neeson voices documentary for Tourism Ireland

Tourism Ireland in the US unveiled its marketing plans for 2022 at an event in New York attended by tour operators, travel agents and journalists from the tri-State area. Guests also attended the premiere of a new documentary called Ireland at the AMC Lincoln Square, home to the largest Imax screen in North America. The film […]

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Dromoland to host women’s open

Dromoland Castle in Co Clare is to stage the Women’s Irish Open on the 450-acre estate’s 18-hole championship course in September. The return of the Ladies European Tour event is also supported by the Irish Government and Clare County Council. It will be the first time women’s professional golf will have been played in the […]

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Prof Nelson-Field to address DMX Dublin

Media science researcher and expert on human attention to advertising Professor Karen Nelson-Field of Amplified Intelligence is one of the headline speakers for DMX Dublin which Marketing Institute Ireland (MII) will again host as a virtual conference on Thursday, March 24. Nelson-Field is a professor of media innovation with the University of Adelaide. She was […]

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Verve and Coke 20 years as agency partners

Verve and Coca-Cola marked a milestone by celebrating over 20 years doing business. Ronan Traynor’s event and creative services agency started working with the soft drinks brand back in 1999, but due to Covid-19 restrictions celebrations were put on hold. Verve presented the Coke team with a commemorative-themed print by Irish artist Orla Walsh. Over […]

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3D Forum all set to get up and running

A new group called the 3D Forum has been launched by longtime members of the Irish Direct Marketing Association (IDMA) as a way for marketers to share ideas and views about opportunities in direct, digital and data marketing. Co-founder Peter Whelehan of DMCM told Marketing.ie that the forum sets out to provide a new voice […]

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Bloom returns to Phoenix Park

Bord Bia has announced that Ireland’s gardening festival Bloom is back in the Phoenix Park in Dublin over the June bank holiday weekend. Now in its 16th year, the festival returns to a physical event after two virtual #BloomAtHome events. With consumer spend on gardening reaching a record €1.2 billion in 2020, Bloom is a […]

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