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Dalata raises €363k for Marie Keating

Hotel group Dalata has raised over €363,000 for the Marie Keating Foundation (MKF) ‘Drive to Defeat Cancer’ campaign in support of its long-term cancer outreach service. The funds helped with the purchase of two new mobile information units and helped to fund five new specialist nurses, bringing the medical team to seven. Every year in […]

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Dentsu says shopping deals remain a priority

Consumer price concerns have plateaued although the importance of deals and shopping around remains high, Dentsu reports. Looking across the supermarkets, people most often claim to do their supermarket shop in Tesco, Dunnes Stores or Lidl. However, due to the relative price of products, it is evident from Kantar’s data that Dunnes, Tesco and SuperValu […]

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IAPI & Marketing Society co-host Cannes show

The Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) and the Marketing Society are teaming up for a post-Cannes debrief. Held annually the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is home to the world’s most prestigious advertising awards, celebrating creativity, effectiveness and innovation in the global advertising, marketing and communication industries. The event brings back the […]

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Core leads on ICAD’s Upstarts

Marketing communications group Core is the lead partner with the Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (ICAD) Upstarts. Core will provide several mentors as well as space and feedback, along with potential recruitment at the end of process. Upstarts is a free-to-participate training and mentorship programme which aims to develop the skills of emerging creatives […]

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Wafer voted Europe’s top marketer

The European Marketing Confederation (EMC) selected Diageo’s Gráinne Wafer as the first winner of the European Marketer of the Year award at a gala ceremony in Madrid. The competition is organised across the EMC’s 11 member countries, the award honours the outstanding contribution made to business by Europe’s top marketing professional. Each EMC marketing body proposes […]

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Global retains Translink contract

Global Outdoor Media (GOM) has retained the Translink on-vehicle advertising contract in the North following a pitch process. The new contract starts next January and will run for an initial term of five years, with an option for Translink to extend the contract for a further period of up to 60 months. Translink is the […]

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RTÉ names Carson and Monahan for new posts

RTÉ have announced new management appointments in the roles of director of video and director of audio respectively. Steve Carson returns to RTÉ as director of video. For the past seven years he was head of BBC Scotland, where he led 1,100 staff across 13 centres, producing content for TV, radio and digital platforms. A […]

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IAPI names Effie Europe’s Irish jurists

The Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) has announced the line-up for this year’s Effie Awards Europe (EAE). It marks the highest number of Irish professionals ever represented on an international Effie jury, underscoring the exceptional standard of expertise and innovation that Irish professionals contribute to the global advertising industry. EAE will feature nearly […]

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Today FM creates Swift mark on Dublin beach

Today FM marked the arrival of country singer Taylor Swift to Ireland with a guerilla campaign and a sign installed on a Dublin beach. The large-scale, 20-letter sign read ‘Ireland (Taylor’s Version)’ in a nod to the superstar’s album titles. The sign appeared ahead of Swift’s three sold out gigs in Aviva Stadium at the […]

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Epic tells Swift’s tale in OOH ads

Epic the Irish Emigration Museum and its agency The Public House has rolled out a campaign along with the Irish Family History Centre to inform country singer Taylor Swift of her Irish ancestry. The museum’s internal genealogy experts discovered a love story from 188 years ago, 172 years before Taylor Swift’s debut hit, Love Story. […]

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McShane to steer new JNOR study

The Joint National Outdoor Research, aka JNOR, has appointed Ian McShane to a role as non-executive chair. He will oversee the design and delivery of a new out of home (OOH) research project. The study is being conducted by Ipsos B&A, two agencies in which McShane held senior roles for many years. JNOR is funded […]

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Radio ads boosts brand awareness

A study by Radiocentre Ireland shows that audio advertising creates future demand for advertisers by generating a 26 per cent uplift in ad awareness, which allows consumers to become more familiar with a brand. The meta-analysis by Colourtext shows radio ads improve brand likeability by a factor of almost nine and boosts brand trust by […]

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Bulmers ads by Boys+Girls timely

C&C’s Bulmers Irish Cider has a summer campaign with creative by Boys+Girls. The new ads run across TV, OOH, audio, social and activation. ‘It’s Our Time’ is a new positioning for the brand which back in the 1990s changed the image of cider drinking in Ireland with ‘Nothing Added, But Time’ ads created by Young […]

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