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Radio Industry Turns Out in Force for Love Radio Awards

Raygun take the Love Radio Awards 2016 Grand Prix Ad of the Year for their hard hitting ISPCC spot.

A Who’s Who of the Irish commercial radio and advertising industry turned up for the annual Love Radio Awards which were held in the Mansion House last week.

A total of 330 guests showed up to see MC for the night, Deirdre O’Kane, preside over the awards which are now the highlight of the commercial radio sector in Ireland.

Creative agencies that walked away with Gold awards on the night included Irish International, Atomic, Publicis Dublin, Chemistry and Boys and Girls. Media agencies who scored big on the night include Carat, which bagged two golds and OMD.

The Radio Ad of the Year went to Dublin studio Raygun for its ISPCC ChildLine Radio while Irish International picked up the Creative Agency of the Year Award.

This year’s Creative Radio Organisation award, meanwhile, went to Media Central which also picked up the Sales Team of the Year (National) while iRadio picked up the Sales Team of the Year (Regional) award.

A new category in this year’s Awards – Client of the Year: The Radio Lover – saw UTV Radio Solutions and CityJet take the top accolade.

Elsewhere the award for the Best Collaboration Between Radio Station & Agency saw RTÉ and PR firm, The Reputations Agency win the gold for its innovative promotion of the Wild Atlantic Way.

This year’s Louise Jesson Award to an individual who has made a measurable contribution to the commercial radio industry in Ireland saw radio entrepreneur Des Whelan of WLR FM pick up the award.

The partners to this year’s Awards were RTÉ Media Sales – Radio, UTV Radio Solutions, CommunicorpOne, Media Central, Classic Hits 4FM and Number Four Windmill Lane.

A full list of all the winners is detailed below. A gallery of photos from the night is also available to browse on www.loveradioawards.ie


Collaboration Between Radio Station & Agency

GOLD – RTÉ Radio / Reputations Agency – Wild Atlantic Way
SILVER – Carat Ireland / Media Central – Budweiser Dream Job
BRONZE – Media Central / 98FM / GroupM – 98FM’s Naked Breakfast

Most Effective Radio Campaign

GOLD – Carat Ireland / IRS+ – #LittleThings
SILVER – OMD – Loans for Little Problems

Best Integrated Radio Campaign

GOLD – Carat Ireland – Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week
SILVER – Carat Ireland – #LittleThings
BRONZE – Irish International BBDO – EBS: Anytime

Client of the Year – The Radio Lover

GOLD – UTV Radio Solutions – CityJet – The Radio Lover
BRONZE – UTV Radio Solutions – Harvey Norman – The Radio Lover
BRONZE – WLRFM – The Boys at Morrisses

Best Station Promotion

GOLD – Corks 96FM – Corks 96FM – All about Cork
SILVER – Today FM – Whole Lotta Live
BRONZE – Corks 96FM – Corks 96FM – Giving for Living Radiothon

Radio Sales Team of the Year – National

GOLD – Media Central

Radio Sales Team – Regional / Local

GOLD – iRadio

Best Commercial Radio Promotion

GOLD – Carat Ireland / Media Central – HSE Think Contraception
SILVER – Media Central / Vizeum – Tayto Park Cú Chulainn Coaster
BRONZE – RTÉ Radio / Reputations Agency – Wild Atlantic Way

Best Station Produced Spot – Local

GOLD – Midlands 103 – House Movers
BRONZE – Midlands 103 – Mrs. Bucket Wants a Skoda
BRONZE – RTÉ SoundLab – Rationel Windows Art Gallery

Best Station Produced Spot – Regional / Main City

GOLD – iRadio – Something for the Boys
BRONZE – Corks 96FM – Cork Simon – Warm Hands

Best Production Studio of the Year – In House & Out

GOLD – Today FM – Digges Lane Productions
SILVER – Number 4 Windmill Lane Pictures
BRONZE – Mutiny Studios

Best Campaign

GOLD – Atomic – Cornetto Choir
SILVER – Chemistry – Lidl Valentines
SILVER – LMFM Radio – The Hoey’s Calls

Best Radio Sponsorship

GOLD – OMD – The Eason Book Club with Pat Kenny
SILVER – UTV Radio Solutions – CityJet: The Real Capital Breakfast Sponsorships
BRONZE – Limetree Advertising / RTÉ Radio 1 – Pamela Scott & Sunday with Miriam O’Callaghan

Best Entertainment

GOLD – Atomic – Arthouse
SILVER – Publicis Dublin – Feel It: HRI
BRONZE – Atomic – BlockBuster

Best Retail

GOLD – Irish International BBDO – Eason’s: Killers
SILVER – Boys and Girls Every Bag Tells a Story – Friends
SILVER – The Social House – The Gimp

Best Motor Trade

GOLD – Midlands 103 – Annette Doesn’t Own a Car
SILVER – Classic Hits 4FM – Quality

Best Food / Drink / FMCG

GOLD – Boys and Girls – Hunger Sauce – Side Effects
SILVER – Irish International BBDO – Carlsberg: Football Results
BRONZE – Atomic – Cornetto Choir Valkyries

Best Business to Business / Financial

GOLD – Publicis Dublin – Paper Tax: No Nonsense
SILVER – Irish International BBDO – EBS: Evening Life Drawing
SILVER – Irish International BBDO – SBCI: Sheena

Best Media

GOLD – Chemistry – Anti-Depressants
SILVER – Chemistry – Examiner Dementia
BRONZE – Publicis Dublin – “An Bronntanas”: TG4

Best Government or Public Sector

GOLD – RAYGUN – ISPCC Childline Radio
SILVER – Irish International BBDO – HSA: Because
BRONZE – Irish International – BBDO Simon Community: Christmas

The Louise Jesson Radio Star Awards

GOLD – Des Whelan – WLRFM

Creative Agency of the Year

GOLD – Irish International BBDO

Creative Radio Organisation of the Year

GOLD – Media Central

Radio Ad of the Year

GOLD – RAYGUN – ISPCC Childline Radio

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