Saturday, February 23, 2019

Ad of the Week: Seize the Denny


The Lowdown: Henry Denny & Sons is a much-loved Irish brand, but over the last few years, this iconic brand had started to move into the background. After winning the account last year ROTHCO (part of the Accenture Interactive group) realised Henry Denny & Sons isn’t just iconic, it’s iconic on a monumental scale. After spending some time looking into the brand’s...

Ad of the Week: Ulster Bank Dinner with Dad


The Lowdown: As part of their new "Help for what matters" campaign, Ulster Bank shows a touching father and son moment to demonstrate how their Smartphone Pay can come in handy for when you finally get to say "I got this Dad". “Following on from our ‘First Five’ mortgage campaign we are delighted to share the second instalment in our ‘Help...

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


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: Give a Sh*t

JWT Folk and The Marie Keating Foundation urge Irish people to #GIVEASHIT You may have noticed outdoor up around west Dublin and over the last two months or some media personalities brandishing toilet roll urging people to “Give a Sh*t” over the past week. This is the culmination of a two-month-long campaign by the Marie Keating Foundation to raise awareness about Bowel Cancer....

Ulster Bank – First Five


Ulster Bank have launched a mortgage campaign advertising their ‘First Five’ Mortgage, with five great benefits for first time buyers. The humorous ad centers on “your mum’s sofa” as a young couple try to put their own stamp on their first home. Speaking about the ‘First Five’ mortgage campaign, Ulster Bank’s Head of Marketing Tony Boylan said: “Ulster Bank is committed...

Ad of the Week: Rockshore ‘This is the West’


The Lowdown: Using a casting process to identify a real group of friends, we packed them up and headed out West to capture the spirit and the energy of the West of Ireland for this new campaign for Rockshore Irish lager. The campaign consists of 1x30 sec brand ad and 3x10 second teasers. Credits: DIAGEO Jeremy Canter – Head of Diageo European Beer Business Arlene...

Ad of the Week: Maldron – Save a Tenner


Publicis Dublin create a quirky new campaign for Maldron Hotels. The campaign was created to raise awareness of the hotel’s new booking tool – ‘Make it Maldron’. When you sign up to the new loyalty scheme, every time you ‘Make it Maldron’ (book a stay), you save €10. Publicis Dublin brought this idea to life with 30-second VOD, which...

Ad of the Week: Nissan LEAF


The Lowdown: When you are communicating for any brand it’s always good to know what dragon you are slaying. In the case of the New Nissan LEAF it was easy to know what dragon we were slaying.  Or in this case snakes. In turns out that ‘snakes’ are alive and well in Ireland but this car has the potential to...

Ad of the Week: AA Ireland – Javelin


Javelin launch new Ad campaign “Dogs” for the AA Ireland Javelin have launched a new significant AA campaign with the TV debut of “Mulligan”  (a somewhat unusual cast member). “Mulligan” is a feisty talkative dog and “owner” of the Brady Family. In this first campaign execution for AA Car Insurance, Mulligan gives a brief insight into his role in the...

Ad of the Week: Bord Gáis Energy


Bord Gáis Energy has this week launched a new TV, radio and digital campaign, where new gas customers can avail of a 12-month 14% discount off their gas, plus a free boiler service. The ‘Boiler Stories – Holiday Spoiler’ advertisement, developed by Publicis, will run from this week until mid-April. The new advertisement takes a look at the impact of...