Ad of the Week: Heineken Launches New Appleman’s Cider Campaign

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Heineken Ireland has launched a new campaign called “The Joy of Simple” for its new premium cider Applemans which now joins its stablemate Orchard Thieves. The agency partners working on the campaign include Rothco, Starcom, MCCP and Thinkhouse. According to Emma-Jane McKeown, senior brand manager of Appleman’s: “Irish people expect, and deserve, choice – they have it in wine and in...

Ad of the Week: Bord Gáis Energy – Publicis Dublin

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Bord Gáis Energy and Hive, the leading UK connected home brand have launched a new campaign to highlight the benefits of having a connected home this winter. The two brands, both owned by global and energy services company Centrica, will run concurrent campaign activity across TV, radio, print, digital and Direct Marketing until the end of November, with the...

Ad of the Week: Hunky Dorys – McCannBlue

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The Lowdown ‘Buffalo is how we roll’ is the brand new campaign from Largo Foods' crisp brand Hunky Dorys. A bold 40 second TV commercial launched the campaign featuring a magnificent wild beast: a buffalo, the Hunky Dorys brand icon. Plus eight intrepid women. On roller skates. A real buffalo, featuring for the first time in a campaign for the brand,...

Ad of the Week: Bedtime Stories – Rothco

The Lowdown: After the enormous success of the Wild Atlantic Way, Fáilte Ireland were looking at the possibility of a difficult second album. So when it came to launching Ireland’s Ancient East, they asked Rothco to help them to create a completely unique campaign to launch their new brand. The challenge with Ireland’s Ancient East is that people believe they already...

Ad of the Week: Folens School Bags

The Lowdown: School bags don’t just carry books, they carry memories. Your old bag almost certainly carried Folens school books too. Here at Bonfire, we’re delighted to have created this new TV commercial celebrating 60 years of Folens school books. Enjoy, and maybe you’ll even spot your old school bag. Credits: Advertiser: Folens Agency: Bonfire Creative: Sean Hynes, Ian Doherty Account Director: Stephanie Coates Marketing Team: Elizabeth Ivory,...

An Post Insurance Launches Campaign to Promote Insurance Offering

An Post Insurance has launched a new cross-platform campaign highlighting its insurance offerings to customers seeking car and home insurance. The new campaign, which was created by JWT Folk, follows on from its recent rebranding and includes a series of 30 second and 20 second TV ads that will run across RTE, Virgin Media TV and Sky as well as...

Publicis Dublin Rolls Out Tik-Doc Campaign for Vhi

Publicis Dublin has created a new campaign for leading health insurer Vhi. Called “Tik-Doc’ it tells the story of Susan, a Vhi Healthcare doctor who goes all out to make, Lauren, a needle-fearing teen feel at ease. The story of the Tik-Tok dancing doctor was inspired by Vhi employee, Linda, a doctor from Limerick who sums up Vhi’s focus in...

A Proper Day Out for Folk Wunderman Thompson and Horse Racing Ireland

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Horse Racing Ireland and Folk Wunderman Thompson have launched a new above the line campaign called ‘A Proper Day Out’, which repositions the sport of horse racing amongst a younger cohort of racegoers (18-35yo), reinvigorating the entertainment experience that can be enjoyed through a day at the races. The campaign will run across TV, VOD, digital audio, radio, digital...

Orchard Thieves Cider Rolls Out New Summer Campaign

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With the all-important Summer months for the cider industry kicking off, the Heineken-owned Orchard Thieves has embarked on a new digitally-led “Follow the Fox” campaign. “As a brand whose DNA is rooted in spontaneous discovery, we’re here for Orchard Thieves fans to live in the moment this Summer; say ‘yes’ and embrace the exciting unknown. This is why we adopted...

Ad of the Week: The National Lottery: Money Multiplier – DDFH&B

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Lowdown: To launch the new Money Multiplier scratchcard from the National Lottery Ireland, creative agency DDFH&B turned to the one animal that’s known for multiplying more than any other. The resulting rabbit-themed, through-the-line campaign includes 30, 20 and 10 second TV and VOD spots, outdoor, press, social and some hilarious behind the scenes videos. The TV spots, featuring many real...

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