Acorn to create 100 jobs in Dublin

Marketing agency is recruiting IT, management, HR and finance roles

IDA Ireland chief executive Barry O’Leary welcomed the announcement of 100 new jobs by marketing firm Acorn. Photo: Brenda Fitzsimons/ The Irish Times

IDA Ireland chief executive Barry O’Leary welcomed the announcement of 100 new jobs by marketing firm Acorn. Photo: Brenda Fitzsimons/ The Irish Times

Tue, Nov 5, 2013, 14:39

Marketing agency Acorn is to create 100 new jobs in Dublin to assist its EMEA-based clients and service its offices in London, Sydney and Paris.

The company, which currently employs 100 people, is recruiting IT, management, HR and finance roles for its Dublin office.

Acorn was acquired by Epsilon, an Alliance Data division in 2012, and has designated the Dublin team as the creative services delivery hub for all Epsilon markets outside North America.

Acorn said it is currently seeking to identify additional space to accommodate its growth.

“We plan over the next 5 years to recruit 100 new employees in a variety of skills, from creative to account management to IT and HR,” Acorn chief executive Phil Cottier said.

Welcoming the announcement, IDA Ireland chief executive Barry O’Leary said: “Creative companies like Acorn are exporting ideas, developed in Dublin, across the world.”

He said Epsilon’s decision to centralise key functions into its Dublin office is a move that is being repeated by many IDA clients.