Editions Archives: 2017

16th November 2017. Marketer of the Year 2017 which was held in Roberta’s, 1 Essex St E, Temple Bar, Dublin. Picture Aidan Oliver Photography.

Pieta House CEO named top marketer

Brian Higgins is no ordinary marketer. In fact, one could question if he should qualify at all when you consider what is most widely regarded as the traditional purpose of marketing. Yet when the Marketer of the Year judges came to making a final decision on this year’s three final candidates, they could not deny […]

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Perks for everyone

Colm Carey on why perks at work pay better dividends when offered randomly As the economy picks up, companies looking to attract the brightest and best are turning to perks to clinch the deal. Today’s perks have swung away from a golf club membership to something more holistic and contemporary. Jobs.ie notes that Irish companies […]

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W5 - Fad or Future

Customer experience: fad or future?

Clare Kavanagh on whether or not Irish business is really serious about customer experience A talk by Aisling Hassel, Airbnb’s head of global CX, at a recent event organised by CXPA Ireland was inspiring. Airbnb are game changers and not just in how they democratised travel. In a CX context, they have motivated and enabled […]

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Colm Sherwin, Christina Duff, Frankie Carty and Eddie O'Mahony, Core Media

Traders programmed for change

Core Media group’s Colm Sherwin and Eddie O’Mahony, above, explain why programmatic is set to dominate media buying and planning in adland in the years ahead Programmatic technology and data is the future of media buying. Core Media Investment (CMI) is going through a revamp in how the group tackle media buying with programmatic at […]

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Emma O'Doherty, Mindshare

Digital – think first, act later

Emma O’Doherty on why digital adulthood needs manners “We want you to think digital first”, a challenge every advertising and communications agency is highly familiar with and which is often the opening statement in client briefs in recent years. In a world of communications dominated by technological change, it is a fair challenge. Should we […]

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Sharks 2017 The Trident

Sharks gunning for glory?

Seán Boyle makes a case for why it’s time for Kinsale to seize the creative festival moment as Cannes jumps the shark One of the reasons ad agencies enter award shows is because of something called The Gunn Report. The report is an annual audit of the most creative agencies on the planet, based on […]

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Live and swell at Verve

Ronan Traynor (above) tells Michael Cullen why Verve thrives on solving client problems Go to most major sponsored sports or music events around Ireland and chances are Verve are likely to be involved. It could be Electric Picnic, corporate hospitality at the All-Ireland GAA finals or manning stalls at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore. The agency […]

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Tesco's Family Makes Us Grounded by Rothco

Brands home in on family themes

In his Stray Thoughts, Breandán O Broin looks at brands embracing families In many ways, autumn’s arrival signals the start of the advertising year. The frivolity of silly season summer offers is cast aide and marketing eyes turn to the real job of boosting brands, building awareness, and scripting award-winning Christmas blockbuster TV commercials. Not […]

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Getting back on track

Colm Carey on why public transport needs to move with the times RTE Radio’s 1’s Liveline is often the last resort for people who find themselves frustrated trying to deal with companies that do not listen to customers who have a problem. One such case involved a young woman left stranded in Blackrock Dart station […]

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GAA in Electric Ireland

Embracing sponsorships

Lisa Browne and Edel McCarthy talk to Michael Cullen about Electric Ireland’s current sponsorship strategy and how it helps connect a brand in a low interest category Sponsorship is big business. Boosted by next month’s Women Rugby World Cup and ‘sponsor switching’ on some major assets, Ireland’s spend on sponsorship is due to due to grow […]

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Influencer gold rush

Shane O’Leary questions the high value put on influencers by Irish marketers The ASAI and the PRII are scrambling to regulate it. A number of Irish social media users have made it a full time career. There’s a host of agencies offering it and brands are pumping investment into it. ‘Influencer’ marketing is big business. […]

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Sharks judge says education is key

Improvements in creative standards in advertising should be made by starting with Ireland’s education system, Chemistry’s Emmet Wright, a judge at this year’s Sharks festival in Kinsale says. A former teacher himself, Wright believes Ireland’s education system encourages and enforces a particular type of learning: educators call it ‘teaching to the test’. It is as […]

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TV3 today launched its new-look three channel group strategy at a special event at The Cliff Townhouse on St. Stephen’s Green. While its current channels TV3 and 3e will receive new brand identities, a third channel, ‘be3’, will launch on 9th January, replacing UTV Ireland.  
At the event to mark the occasion was a number of the group’s key talent including Pat Kenny and Colette Fitzpatrick, presenter Karen Koster, economist and business presenter David McWilliams as well as well-known faces from some of TV3’s most popular programmes; Red Rock, Gogglebox Ireland and Emmerdale.    
TV3’s new look three channel offering will come into effect from Monday 9th January, 2017.
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Virgin pushes TV3’s ad solutions

In an interview with Michael Cullen, Gavan Byrne and Paula McCarthy explain how TV3’s Virgin Media Solutions is gearing up for busy times     TV3’s director of programmes Bill Malone addressed a recent Virgin Media Solutions (VMS) agency breakfast in Fire restaurant having just returned from MIPTV in Cannes. The expo provides 11,000 TV decision-makers, […]

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