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INM launches new blogging and content site

Independent News and Media (INM) has announced the launch of Creators.ie, Ireland’s newest blogging and creative content site. Creators.ie features Ireland’s up-and-coming bloggers and influencers across food, fashion, home and other lifestyle interests. The new platform allows users to personalise their feed, giving advertisers valuable audience data. “It’s no secret that our island is bursting at […]

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King joins Spark Foundry as business director

Jessica King has joined Core group agency Spark Foundry as business director having held a similar role at GroupM’s Mindshare for over 10 years. King built up brand building credentials working on Nestlé, Bord Gáis Energy, TK Maxx, 123.ie, Dyson and 20th Century Fox. She served on the Advertising Benevolent Society (TABS) committee for three years. She […]

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AIB wins over judges for W5’s CX programme

AIB Merchant Services and W5’s voice of the consumer (VoC) customer programme has won the judges’ choice award at the Confirmit Achievement in Customer Excellence (ACE) awards. Facing off stiff global competition, the card acquisition programme won the B2B category in recognising outstanding customer experience and employee engagement. W5 has used its approach to VoC […]

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IAPI announces shortlisted entries for Adfx

The Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) has announced the shortlist for the biennial Adfx Awards. A total of 32 entries will be judged against business performance criteria in 10 categories with the overall final winners declared at an Adfx ceremony hosted by comedian Deirdre O’Kane in the RDS Concert Hall on Thursday, September […]

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Call made for sanitary towels to be made free

Periods are an inconvenient reality for women, between the hassle, the mess, the cramps and the hormones. However, for some Irish women periods represent a much bigger problem and are an ongoing cause of stress, with half of young menstruating females admitting they struggle to afford adequate sanitary protection every month. Figures released by Plan International […]

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Rugby drives 12 per cent rise in sponsorship

In what is traditionally the busier of the two-halves in a calendar year for sponsorship deals, 2018 continues to uncover growing levels of investment in sponsorship by businesses in Ireland, with Onside reporting a 12 per cent rise in sponsorship investments in Ireland in the first half of this year, with sport accounting for 60 […]

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Standard Life turns to OOH for new pension push

Standard Life has launched phase one of its first Irish ad campaign for over eight years. With people now living longer, more active lives, the ads reflect a new form of retirement. The ‘My Second Life, My Way’ out of home campaign by Publicis highlights the choices people are making to live a second life on their […]

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Bulmers to sponsor Cheltenham Gold Cup race

C&C’s Bulmers Irish Cider has agreed a four-year deal for an disclosed sum to become the title sponsor of the Cheltenham Gold Cup jump race and has also signed up as the race festival’s ‘presenting partner’. The title allows the drinks brand to be recognised in the Republic of Ireland as ‘The festival, presented by Bulmers’ over […]

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Paddy Power scores World Cup Gay Goals in pubs

Paddy Power Bookmaker teamed up with OMD and Wide Eye Outdoor during the FIFA World Cup to promote its innovative Gay Goals campaign in pubs in Ireland. Every time Russia scored a goal, Paddy Power donated £10,000 to LGBT+ charities to challenge prejudice on and off the field. Paddy Power worked with Attitude magazine’s foundation. […]

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Last straw becomes Ikea’s new corporate policy

Ikea stores in Ireland and Britain are to remove all single-use plastic straws from its product range and restaurants by the start of October as part of an ongoing drive to make a positive impact on the planet.  The move is the first in a series of steps the Swedish company is taking towards its […]

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Denton joins Leonard in Kinsale Sharks line-up

Coy Communications’ Mark Denton (above) and Merman comedy director of Motherland Juliet May have joined Uncommon founder Nils Leonard and AMV BBDO creative partner and head of art Rosie Arnold as speakers at this year’s Kinsale Sharks festival. Arnold is also president of this year’s awards jury at the festival from September 26 to 29. […]

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Sherry now heads up Boys+Girls digital business

Sarah Sherry, business director at Boys+Girls, has been promoted to head of digital business at the agency. She brings 15 years’ experience to the new role, having worked on both client and agency side between Dublin and London. In 2015, she joined Boys + Girls as business director and worked on such accounts as Kerry […]

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Irish agency’s Trump stunt gets lots of notice

The agency behind the Donald Trump crop circle stunt has admitted it’s a “little shocked” by the global reaction it received. Earlier this week the message “Блядь Trump” (meaning something unpleasant in Russian) appeared in a farmers wheat field, directly under Trump’s flight path to Chequers for meetings with British prime minister Theresa May Dublin ad […]

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