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Dubliners try their luck at winning FM104's €250,000 house

In what is being touted as the biggest prize giveaway ever by an Irish radio station, listeners to FM104 are due to tune in in growing numbers until the end of October to try and win a new two-bedroom showhouse in Barnwell Hansfield in Dublin 15. Built by Manor Homes and located off the Ongar […]

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€50 holiday vouchers to be given away in autumn push

With disposable income at a premium, Failite Ireland will give away €50 vouchers in copies of its Discovery Ireland holiday supplement out next weekend as part of a €3.5 million promotion to promote home holidays. The special offers supplement will be inserted in various national and local newspapers. They will also be available for collection […]

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Former adman among PPI radio nominees

Donald Helme, former boss of The Helme Partnership, who now hosts a jazz show on Lyric FM, is nominated for specialist music broadcaster of the year and is among 34 nominations across 18 categories from RTE stations in contention for this year’s PPI Radio Awards. Mary Wilson, Ryan Tubridy and Pat Kenny are nominated for […]

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Irish sponsors canvassed for European awards scheme

Irish sponsorships held between March last year and the start of this month are invited to enter an international awards scheme organised by the European Sponsorship Association (ESA). The awards are the only pan-European awards covering sport, culture, entertainment, media and corporate social responsibility. The ESA categories are B2B, business to community, business to consumer, […]

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Irish girls in contention to be top Spongebob fan

A 12-year-old girl from south county Dublin and a Limerick teenager are among five finalists in a competition run by the Nickelodeon children’s channel to be named the number one fan of the Spongebob Squarepants cartoon character in the UK and Ireland. Hannah Maharry gives nick.co.uk viewers a tour of her home in Dalkey and […]

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Chris de Burgh reacts angrily to concert review

An Irish Times review of Chris de Burgh’s concert last week at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin has sparked a row between the singer and arts critic Peter Crawley with the newspaper publishing a lengthy letter from de Burgh today alongside a reprint of Crawley’s original review. The review, first published last Thursday, began by […]

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Aussies give green light to Paddy's Day support

The organisers of the St Patrick’s Day parade in Sydney is on the look-out for new sponsors for Australia’s biggest parade marking Ireland’s national day of celebration. Over 35,000 visitors congregate in Sydney’s city business district (CBD) on parade day, which next year will be March 21st. Gerard Ryan, president of the St Patrick’s Day […]

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Former B&F editor to address MII breakfast

Dr Constantin Gurdgiev, the Russian-born economist and former editor of Business & Finance, is the guest speaker at the Marketing Institute breakfast at Fire Restaurant on Dawson Street next Wednesday, September 16th. The event starts at 7.45am and Gurdgiev’s topic will be the global economy and Ireland in context.

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Yates judged safe bet for Newstalk breakfast show

The move by Newstalk 106-108 FM to bring in former Fine Gael minister and Celtic Bookmakers founder Ivan Yates to co-host the station’s breakfast show alongside Claire Byrne and instead of Ger Gilroy since May of this year has been made permanent. The show goes out from 6.30am to 9am weekdays. Yates had previously deputised […]

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Adland's heyday well recalled but too few credits given

Ireland’s Mad Men, RTE One, 10.15, Tuesday, September 7th 2009. Reviewed by Michael Cullen Anyone with an inkling to follow a career in advertising must have been impressed. What with all the talk of long lunches, pints in Smyths, sex in Sachs, cannabis in boardrooms and Garda raids on a top agency for cocaine in […]

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Book publishing venture pays off for Limerick mum

A Limerick mum who launched a series of new books to help her son who has a serious development brain disorder has won a prize valued at €15,000 in 4FM’s ‘Doing it for Themselves’ nationwide competition. Avril Webster set up Off We Go Publishing as a learning tool for her son, Stephen, now aged ten, […]

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Marketers to address enterprise workshop in Tralee

Aldagh McDonogh, joint managing director, Alternatives and Carolyn Odgers, strategic director, Chemistry, will be joined by Pierette O’Shea, managing director and Richie Ryan, creative director, Greenhouse, at an Endeavour conference on enterprise in November. Speaking on marketing and branding case studies, they will join a line-up of experts and mentors in various business disciplines, including […]

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Michelin Man rolled out again after two decades

Michelin, the world’s top tyre maker, has reintroduced its famous Michelin Man, aka Bibendum, to Ireland in a new campaign. One of the most widely-recognised marketing icons, Michelin Man is appearing in national press, outdoor and online ads for the first time in 20 years. Despite being the only tyre maker on the island, consumer […]

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