Guinness’ outdoor advertising for the hurling championship. A new study shows that the advertising industry is worth more than €1 billion to the Irish economy

Advertising is worth more than €1 billion a year to the Republic’s economy, according to a leading industry body. The Institute of Advertising Practi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, pictured when he was minister for health in December 2015, at the announcement of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill has been doing the legislative rounds for some time now and the debate hasn’t quite reached closing time. Certainly, (...)

Epilepsy Ireland patron Rick O’Shea  with Sarah Martin of Concern Worldwide and John Logue of Suas at the announcement of IAPI’s charity partners for the 2018 Cannes Young Lions initiative. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Young advertising creatives will compete to represent Ireland in the Cannes Young Lions competition by devising campaigns for Concern Worldwide, Epile(...)

IAPI president Jimmy Murphy, director of Publicis Dublin. Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Advertising in Ireland is “a very homogeneous industry” and needs to do more to reflect the diversity of the population, according to the new presiden(...)

Young Cannes Lions who will represent Irish advertising at this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity . Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Monday Indicators: Euro zone construction output (April) Meetings: Cannes Lions Festival advertising industry competition (week-long event) Tuesday(...)

 Rolling on: Irish Continental Group’s ferry Jonathan Swift in Dublin Port. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Monday Results: Irish Continental Group Indicators: Euro zone retail PMI (Feb); US factory orders (Jan). Meetings: Keeping Dublin Moving: Will Cars(...)

‘Ad contrarian’ Bob Hoffman attends the ADFX 2016 Awards in the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, where he was the guest speaker.

Advertising veteran Bob Hoffman has mastered the art of getting people’s attention. “You think you’re full of shit? I have a lifetime achievement awa(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, Accenture FinTech Innovation Lab programme lead Sinéad Barry and Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash

Dublin is hosting Accenture’s fourth FinTech Lab, after New York, London and Hong Kong, and this Friday is the closing date for applications. Open to(...)

Tania Banotti, IAPI chief executive, who will reveal a three-year strategy to increase the profile of the Irish advertising industry. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Some 12,000 people work in the Irish advertising industry, but just 36 of them attended the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the ind(...)

Orlaith Blaney, chief executive of McCann Blue Dublin: “It’s encouraging agencies are generally more positive in their outlook not just for their own agencies but for the industry as a whole.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The love between advertising agencies and their clients does not always run smooth, as this year’s “industry census” by the Institute of Advertising P(...)

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