Many of Ireland’s top above and below the line agencies drawn from both the creative and media sectors have made it on to the shortlist for this year’s An Post Smart Marketing Awards which will take place on Thursday May 30th in Dublin’s Mansion House.
Agencies shortlisted include Publicis Dublin, Javelin, Starcom, Connelly Partners, Goosebump, DMCM, CMS Marketing, Watson Creative, Dragon, JWT Folk and Ask Direct.
The shortlist for the coveted Agency of the Year category includes Javelin, Ask Direct, Publicis Dublin, Starcom and Watson Creative.
According to An Post, the number of entries was up by 15% this year while overall participation rates were up 25%.
“Increases such as these in all sectors are surely a good indication of the current robust health of the Irish marketing and advertising industry,” says Eibhin Eviston, Mail Media Manager An Post.
“Whilst being shortlisted for an award in any category is no mean feat, those shortlisted in categories such as Financial Services where entries were up by 113% this year and Advertising and FMCG/ Retail where entries increased by 100% in both categories should take extra merit for their achievements at this point! We look forward to celebrating with all those shortlisted on May 30th at the Awards Ceremony”.
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