Rubicon Advertising, the recruitment agency run by father-and-son team, Des and Eoghan O’Meara, is expanding its creative resources. The agency has run newspaper ads looking to hire freelance designers and copywriters to work on a number of projects which are “in the pipeline”.
Experienced creatives at all levels of the business are being sought to handle traditional and new media assignments. Rubicon has made a name for itself in recruitment advertising but it is understood that its directors now have plans to expand into more mainstream work.
Des O’Meara founded Des O’Meara & Partners in 1973. The agency built up a strong reputation in adland and many top ‘suits’ and creatives worked there, including Ian Young, Peter McPartlin, Paul Hughes, Brian Hayes, Pearse McCaughey and Alan Kelly. The agency won the inaugural Advertising Agency of the Year award, organised by Marketing, for 1990.
Des O’Meara’s clients included Quinnsworth (later Tesco), Smith & Nephew (now Beiersdorf), 98FM, National Irish Bank, Renault, Golden Pages (now Truvo) and Pat the Baker. After several years of considering merger/sale options, Des O’Meara sold the agency to Stuart Fogarty’s AFA in 2003.
Rubicon’s client portfolio currently includes Cloney Audio, Deloitte, Flogas, Hughes Blake chartered accountants and Accounting Technicians Ireland (IATI).