Miriam Hughes: ‘What we see is that people want Irish brands to succeed’. photograph: dara mac dónaill

The business of creativity has many gurus, and Miriam Hughes has recently been taken with one in particular. She “really liked” Daniel H Pink’s book o(...)

Tania Banotti: “To get an ADFX nomination is a real coup.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The biennial ADFX awards, organised by the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) to reward advertising effectiveness, is taking a l(...)

IAPI chief executive Tania Banotti and TV3’s commercial director Pat Kiely pose with an ADFX award, the work of Andy Sharkey, a glass design student at the National College of Art and Design. photograph: conor healy

TV3 Group is to sponsor what it is dubbing “the Oscars of the Irish advertising industry”, and will produce advertising-themed content as it bids to s(...)

Ad vantage: Orlaith Blaney (left), president of IAPI and chief executive of McCann Blue, and Margaret Barron, the strategic marketing manager of SuperValu.  photograph: conor healy

“Puppy Love”, an advertisement for Budweiser that is either adorable or schmaltzy depending on your tolerance levels, came out on top in Sunday night’(...)

Andy Pierce, head of planning at MediaVest Ireland. photograph: jason clarke

The over-55s “ignore a huge chunk of advertising” because advertisers are ignoring them, new research by MediaVest Ireland has found. Its Grey Expecta(...)

Six years is a long time for any industry, and for the Irish advertising world, it has been a not altogether pleasant aeon. Next week the Institute of(...)

Students Janice Valentine and Dave Hurley counting down for Portfolio Lab 2013. PHOTOGRAPH: CONOR HEALY

A two-week summer placement at Ogilvy Dublin is up for grabs at the inaugural Portfolio Lab, where up to 60 students and graduates of advertisi(...)