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Viral expert to address digital forum

A viral expert whose agency created a celebrated video for T-Mobile showing people dancing in Liverpool Street station in London and which has attracted over 14 million viewers is among speakers taking part in a digital conference in Dublin next month. Ben Robinson from Freud Communications in the UK is among a line-up which will […]

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Irish agency prospers in clash with Scientologists

Prosperity Recruitment has seen off a challenge to its trade mark application from the Church of Scientology after the Irish agency sought to officially register its own name ‘Prosperity’. An objection was made by the church which has a similar mark relating to the word ‘prosperity’. Prosperity Recruitment director Gary Mullan said that “after much […]

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Tiernan's tour of Canada cancelled

Comedian Tommy Tiernan has been dropped from a major tour of Canada following the highly controversial remarks he made about Jews and the Holocaust at Electric Picnic. Tiernan was to be part of the Just for Laughs tour from October 28th to November 15th. The tour’s organisers said it was in everyone’s best interest that […]

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Grand National in hunt for new backer

Organisers of the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday are in the market for a new sponsor following an announcement by Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard (IDPR) that its Powers Whiskey brand is to end its ten-year links after the famous race is run next April. IDPR will continue with the Powers Gold Cup […]

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Toy Show has a late November date

Ryan Tubridy will host Late Late Toy Show on RTE One on Friday, November 27th, with a repeat showing on the following Sunday. RTE is offering advertisers a two-spot, 30-second package for €17,000. Last year’s show presented by Pat Kenny had the biggest audience since 1995 with an average viewership of 1,199,000.

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Dublin voucher scheme launched online

A new website provides discount vouchers direct to Dublin shoppers. Dublin Vouchers allows local businesses to create their own online vouchers for special discounts or limited opportunity shopping. The site allows consumers choose a location and business category and then shows vouchers that tie in with the user’s search criteria. The voucher can then be […]

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Rebel mum viral wins Sqeez student prize

An ad for Sqeez orange juice showing the reaction of a mother awakened in the middle of the night by a baby anxious to be fed has won Anthony O’Keeffe the inaugural Sqeez Viral competition sponsored by Batchelors for DIT students of advertising. The viral shows a mother whose sleep is disturbed by a crying […]

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Commercial broadcasters get ten minutes advertising per hour

Commercial TV and radio stations have a limit of ten minutes advertising per clock hour and a maximum daily minutage of 15 per cent of airtime, as part of new rules on advertising and teleshopping issued by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI). Community broadcasters have a limit of six minutes of advertising per hour. […]

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Setanta boss assures customers of refunds

Niall Cogley, chief executive of Setanta Sports, has assured any customers affected by subscription problems following the change in ownership of the company during the summer that they will be refunded in full. A number of callers to Liveline on RTE Radio 1 today, told the show’s presenter Joe Duffy of some incorrect debits made […]

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Obama seen as key to America's new-found popularity

The charisma of United States president Barack Obama and his administration is said to play a major role in why America is now ranked as the most admired country in the world. The US climbed to top spot from seventh position last year and is now ahead of France, Germany, the UK and Japan, which […]

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Classified ads site hits two million

DoneDeal.ie classified ads site allowing people to buy and sell goods online has reported over two million visits and 20,000 new ads for September, figures released by the IrelandMetrix website audit agency indicate. DoneDeal.ie was founded by Fred and Geraldine Karlsson five years ago. The results coincide with Buy & Sell’s rescue from receivership by […]

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Marty Whelan promotes medical bills message

Lyric FM presenter and the voice in Tesco ads Marty Whelan is fronting a new national radio campaign targeting families struggling with medical bills by telling people that cash plans provide cash back for everyday medical expenses in ads for Ennis-based cash plan provider, HSF Health Plan. HSF Health Plan marketing manager Lee Andre said […]

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McCarthy to speak at ISME national conference

Colm McCarthy of An Bord Snip, whose report to the government is recommending areas where spending cuts should be made to help the economy recover and avoid possible interference in our affairs from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will address the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) national conference in the Crowne Plaza Hotel […]

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