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Entries call goes out for Marketer of the Year

Submissions for year’s top marketer award in Ireland are now sought. Marketer of the Year (MotY) salutes someone – who through the use of strategy, innovation, communications and impact on the target audience – has made their brand, product or service a major success. The industry award is organised by Marketing.ie in association with Alternatives. […]

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Marketing Society Future Council talks pitfalls

Advice on how to avoid the pitfalls often encountered in the early stages of a career in marketing will be discussed at a meeting of the Marketing Society Future Council in Wesley Rugby Club in Donnybrook next week, entitled  Future Proof: Advice to My Younger Self, is tailored to meet the needs of marketers with […]

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JCDecaux’s new Digipole goes live in Ballsbridge

JCDecaux’s brand new Digipole at Ballsbridge is now live, making it the first roadside large format screen in the Republic of Ireland. The double-sided Digipole is located in Ballsbridge where multiple flows of heavy traffic head towards town by way of Baggot Street and Mount Street, and out of town through Ballsbridge, Merrion Road and Blackrock. […]

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RTÉ appoints Lynch to new senior marketing role

RTÉ has announced the two remaining positions on its executive board. Adrian Lynch has been appointed to the new position of director of audience, channels and marketing. He moves from the role of channel controller for RTÉ One and RTÉ2. He has been with RTÉ since 2014 and was previously managing director at TV production […]

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Deadline for Sharks video entries looms

The deadline for music videos, short films and Best New entries for this year’ Sharks festival in Kinsale is next Friday. Festival director Aisling White says entries must close next Friday and there will be no extensions. Shortlists will be released in the second week of September and the winners will be announced in Kinsale on […]

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OMD wins pitch for Cairn Homes account

Homebuilders Cairn Homes, which is listed on both the Irish and London stock exchanges, has awarded its media planning and buying to OMD after a two-way contest with UM. The appointment is the latest move in an ongoing plan to position place Cairn Homes in the minds of Irish consumers as the country’s leading homebuilding […]

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Irish businesses now less negative about Brexit

The number of firms who believe that Brexit will have a positive impact on their business has increased over the past 12 months, a recent survey by business group Dublin Chamber shows. The chamber, which represents over 1,300 companies across the four local authority areas, said that around one in four firms believe that Brexit […]

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Entries sought for UCD business journalism awards

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has launched its 11th Annual Business Journalist Awards scheme, in association with Open Eir, to recognise excellence in Irish business journalism. Broadcast, print and online business journalists can submit entries via www.smurfitschool.ie/bja, before the closing date of Wednesday, September 13. Entries can be made by nominees themselves or on […]

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Guinness ads home in on GAA’s local heroes

As the 2017 GAA All-Ireland senior championships enter the final stages, Guinness has launched its latest TV campaign, called ‘Behind Every Great Town’. The 30’’ film celebrates the everyday GAA volunteers, who willingly give their time in communities across Ireland all year round by showing four actual volunteers from each of the four provinces. The four […]

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Yates gets Newstalk’s evening drivetime slot

Former Fine Gael minister and Celtic Bookmakers owner Ivan Yates will replace Chris Donoghue and Sarah McInerney in hosting Newstalk’s evening drivetime show weekdays. Yates will start his new show in early September. Donoghue and McInerney, a former reporter with the Sunday Times, took over from George Hook when he moved to lunchtime. A statement […]

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Tayto and Deliveroo in gourmet sandwich offer

Deliveroo online food delivery platform and Tayto have teamed up to provide Dubliners with three gourmet sandwiches over the next three weeks. The sandwiches are the creation of Doughboys owner Joey Somer using ingredients from local baker Arun’s, a selection of slow cooked meats, pickles, cheeses, sweet mustards and Dairygold butter. The three gourmet sandwiches are […]

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Mastercard partners with RTE for Women’s RWC

RTÉ has announced that Mastercard will partner RTÉ Sport in its coverage of the Women’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2017 on TV, radio, online and mobile. RTÉ2, RTÉ Player and RTÉ 2FM will have live coverage of all of Ireland’s games, plus the final. Ireland, managed by Tom Tierney, won its pool C opening game […]

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Virgin launches 30-day no strings consumer deal

Virgin Media has broken the chains on long term contracts by offering 30-day broadband and TV services from €20 a month. So whether you’re a student, on a short term lease or planning that big move abroad, Virgin customers who sign up will be able to access download speeds of  240Mb, apps and players and […]

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