The Amazon Fulfilment Centre prepares for Black Friday in Hemel Hempstead, England. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

With the arrival on these shores of the seriously over-hyped Black Friday shopping extravaganza, it might be time to take note of the wide a(...)

John Lewis department stores operate a well-worn formula for  this year’s Christmas ad, but there’s nothing cheap about it and certainly nothing gaudy. It is, in fact, just marvellous. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Christmas is amazing. It’s a full-time marvel. Look at all those angels with bulbs up their gowns! That bristling carpet of fake snow! Cheerfu(...)

Working with UK agency Somo, the Littlewoods campaign uses ad-sync technology which synchronises online advertising with TV advert air times.

Littlewoods Ireland kicks off its €2 million new autumn-winter campaign today with two firsts: the television campaign, a 40-second with 30- and 10-se(...)

The Lenovo S8-50

Ronan Hughes turns 40 this month, and his wife and two children came up with the idea of getting him a tablet as a present. “I spent about six week(...)

If you are short on funds this Christmas, this advertising pitch from moneylender Provident might be right up your street. “Your cash could be deliver(...)

 Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, Countess of Grantham and Richard E. Grant as Simon Bricker in the  fifth series of Downton Abbey.

Amazing that a brand of bottled water didn’t step in and snap up the sponsorship of Downton Abbey on TV3. Fans of the soapy period drama will remember(...)

Alan Coleman, founder and chief executive of digital marketing agency Wolfgang Digital

Consumer spending online surged 51 per cent in the second quarter compared with the same period in 2013, according to a new e-commerce study by mar(...)

Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay: using an offshore family trust, they bought Littlewoods in 2002 for more than £700 million. Photograph: Michael Stephens/AFP/Getty Images

The Barclay brothers, who have fought Irish investor Patrick McKillen for four years for (...)

Niall Harbison and Emma Jane Power combined forces for PR Slides, a bank of brand and product images for the media. Photograph: Lensmen

Niall Harbison, who sold his Simply Zesty social media agency to UTV for up to €6 million in 2012, is a busy boy making plans for his latest tech vent(...)

Geoff Scully: “We’ve had an amazing Christmas. Sales since the start of November are up 20 per cent on last year.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Geoff Scully, the managing director of online and catalogue retailer Shop Direct Ireland, thankfully is not wearing a Christmas jumper when we meet in(...)