XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Ashville Blog News Info | Ashville Media Group - Part 5 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
newsletter
News
February 21st, 2011 by GONEILL
Tags: , ,
Posted in News, Publishing
Comments Off
Big fall in newspaper circulations

Newspaper circulations fell in the second half of 2010 for all Irish-owned daily and Sunday titles, according to the latest survey published yesterday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC).

The figures were repeated in readership, with most titles sold here recording a decline in 2010, according to a poll from the Joint National Readership Survey (JNRS).

Readership across the Irish morning market declined by an average 9.2 per cent.

ABC’s figures showed that The Irish Times had a circulation of 102,543 between July and December 2010. This was down 4.1 per cent on the same period of the previous year.

The Irish Times had an average readership last year of 339,000, according to the JNRS. This was down 30,000, or 8.1 per cent, on 2009.

Circulation of the Irish Independent declined by 7.6 per cent in the second half of last year to 138,510, ABC’s figures showed. Its average readership last year was 539,000, down 42,000 or 7.2 per cent.

The Irish Examiner saw its circulation fall by 6.3 per cent between July and December to 46,011 a day. Its average readership fell by 33,000 or 16 per cent to 175,000.

The Sunday Business Post , which along with the Examiner is owned by Thomas Crosbie Holdings, recorded the steepest decline in circulation among Irish-owned national newspapers. It fell by 12.6 per cent year on year in the second half of 2010 to 45,696 a week. Readership of the Sunday Business Post fell to an average 187,000 in 2010 from 196,000 in the previous year.

The Sunday Independent swapped places with the Sunday World as the biggest-selling newspaper on that day, although both recorded circulation declines.

The circulation of the Sunday Independent fell by 5.2 per cent to 254,311, while the Sunday World was down 7.1 per cent to 251,334.

The Sunday Independent shed an average 25,000 readers a week in 2010 but remained just above the 1 million mark.

The Sunday World increased its readership last year in spite of falling sales – to 821,000 from 812,000 in 2009.

No ABC figure was published for the Sunday Tribune , which was placed into receivership at the beginning of this month by its main financial backer, Independent News Media.

But the JNRS figures showed that it recorded an average readership of 171,000 last year, down from 185,000 in 2009.

All of the British titles sold in Ireland recorded a decline in circulation, with the exception of the Irish Daily Mail. 

The circulation of the Mail rose by just under 1 per cent to 49,389. But the Sunday version of the paper was down 1.4 per cent at 110,326.

The Daily Star had an average daily circulation between July and December of 90,709, on the island of Ireland, a reduction of 7.1 per cent.

The Sunday Star , which ceased publishing an Irish edition recently, reported a 5.8 per cent drop in its weekly circulation to 52,752 in the second half of last year.

The Sunday Times had a circulation of 106,909 between July and December, down 6.6 per cent year on year.

In spite of the fall in sales, the average readership of the Sunday Times increased last year by 3,000 a week to 418,000.

British titles are not included in the “Island of Ireland” report. They feature in UK statistics which are produced by ABC on a monthly basis.
[fb_like]

February 16th, 2011 by GONEILL
Posted in Digital, Events, News
Comments Off
World Class Talent Recognised at 2011 Satellite Broadband Ireland Digital Media Awards

digital media awardsThe 2011 Satellite Broadband Ireland Digital Media Awards have proved that Ireland is fast becoming the digital hub of Europe. The award winners were announced at a gala ceremony in The Convention Centre Dublin on February 11th with each entry paying testament to the remarkable talent we have here.

A sterling example of this talent is Martello Media, who scooped the 2011 Grand Prix accolade.The firm, run by Mark Leslie, picked up the award for Best Digital Design for a project with the Glasnevin Museum. Martello implemented the world’s first interactive cemetery museum, showing the social, historical, political and artistic development of modern Ireland through the seven generations of people buried there. As Martello Media received the most marks of any entry, from each of the 20 judges, it won the overall top prize.

Well-known design studio CKSK had a very successful evening and picked up four awards for projects with Heineken, Vhi and the Oxegen music festival. A name certainly worth keeping an eye on is Kelley O’Sullivan, who won the Student Digital Award for the second consecutive year. Kelley impressed the judges with ‘Lie out of Life’, a short film highlighting male abuse in relationships. Kelley, who is originally from Co. Kerry, was a student in Animation at IADT in Dún Laoghaire.

Thanks to a large number of leading worldwide tech firms, such as Facebook and Google, investing and locating here, Ireland has developed a reputation for fostering such great talent and we now boast a very high standard of expertise in the digital media sector. These awards recognise that pioneering innovation and cement our commitment to developing our infrastructure, appreciating and improving our talent pool and promoting our highly skilled workforce. It is these factors that will ensure that Ireland is at the forefront of this digital age and poised to reap the rewards.

Satellite Broadband Ireland logo Digital Media Awards logo
WINNERS
ENTRY TITLE SUBMITTED BY RANK
BEST IN GAMING
PopCap Games PopCap Games WINNER
Berocca Boost Cybercom Gold
Ulster Bank RBS Six Nations Cybercom Silver
Coors Light ‘Journey’ CKSK Bronze
BEST WEB DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
esus Web Solutions esus Web Solutions WINNER
CKSK CKSK Gold
Agency.com Agency.com Silver
Net Affinity Net Affinity Bronze
BEST IN SOCIAL MEDIA
Westlife Live in Your Place O2/Brando WINNER
Meteor Mobile Communications – Your Social Network Bluecube Interactive Gold
Oxegen CKSK Silver
Guinness Rugby Area 22 Cybercom Bronze
BEST NEW APPLICATION
Oxegen CKSK WINNER
Davy App Furious Tribe Gold
TV3 App Furious Tribe Silver
RTÉ News Now App RTÉ Publishing Bronze
BEST DIGITAL START-UP
Teamer.net Beamax Ltd WINNER
Furious Tribe Furious Tribe Gold
Webfactory Results Webfactory Silver
Betpack.com Betpack.com Bronze
MOBILE INTERNET INNOVATION
‘Think Beyond’ App Bord Gáis Energy WINNER
Oxegen CKSK Gold
MobiMaths – A New Approach to mathematics teaching National Digital Research Centre Silver
Making the Mobile Internet Available Cibenix Bronze
BEST IN FINANCIAL SERVICES
The Straight talking Online Bank RaboDirect WINNER
WorldSpreads Website Refresh Digital Communications Gold
Pension Planet Interactive Irish Life – Corporate Business Silver
All About Business eightytwenty/interactive Bronze
BEST DIGITAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN
Guinness Rugby Area 22 Cybercom WINNER
‘Think Beyond’ App Campaign Bord Gáis Energy Gold
Westlife Live in Your Place O2/Brando Silver
Audi ‘The A1 Chase’ Agency.com Bronze
ULTIMATE DIGITAL PROVIDER
UPC UPC WINNER
3 Broadband 3 Gold
B2C INNOVATION
Vhi Send A Ribbon CKSK WINNER
Ireland Pavilion, Shanghai EXPO 2010 Martello Media Gold
Oxegen CKSK Silver
Heineken Cup CKSK Bronze
B2B INNOVATION
Pension Planet Interactive Irish Life – Corporate Business WINNER
Easy Payments Plus Feepay Limited Gold
All About Business eightytwenty/interactive Gold
www.tender3d.com Pixel Lab Ltd Silver
BEST DIGITAL DESIGN
Glasnevin Museum Martello Media WINNER
An Post Museum Martello Media Gold
Oxegen CKSK Silver
Heineken Cup CKSK Bronze
BEST IN E-LEARNING
KITE Project IT Sligo WINNER
Learnosity Voice Learnosity Gold
MobiMaths – A New Approach to mathematics teaching National Digital Research Centre Gold
Medieval Dublin Noho Ltd Silver
BEST DIGITAL ADVERTISING/MARKETING AGENCY
ICAN ICAN WINNER
OnlineAdvertising.ie OnlineAdvertising.ie Gold
Cybercom Cybercom Silver
Refresh Digital Communications Refresh Digital Communications Silver
BEST USE OF FILM OR ANIMATION
Invincible Design Partners WINNER
Audi ‘The A1 Chase’ Agency.com Gold
Paperman Prickly Pear Productions Silver
Milk it for all it’s worth Agency.com Bronze
SIGNS Irish Film Board Bronze
THE USER EXPERIENCE AWARD
Meet in Ireland Website Frontend WINNER
Heineken Cup CKSK Gold
Spar – The Spartan Challenge CKSK Silver
ESB Energy Wizard Agency.com Bronze
BEST SOCIAL IMPACT
VSO Megadeal Blinder Ltd WINNER
Gaelport.com Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaelige Gold
b4udecide.ie HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme Silver
 Think Contraception – A Night to Remember Refresh Digital Communications Silver
BEST ONLINE NEWS
Heineken Music CKSK WINNER
Gaelport.com Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaelige Gold
IrishTimes.com The Irish Times Silver
ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
Heineken Music CKSK WINNER
This is Irish Film Irish Film Board Gold
Oxegen CKSK Silver
Movies.ie Movies.ie Bronze
RTÉ Sport – GAA Social TV eightytwenty/interactive Bronze
STUDENT DIGITAL AWARD
Lie out of Life Kelley O’Sullivan WINNER
The Balance of Life Egel Venclovaite Gold
The Apple Tree Alex Sherwood Silver
PLAY Lisa Crosby Silver
GRAND PRIX
Glasnevin Museum Martello Media Winner

 

If you would like any further information on how to organise an event you can contact our Events Director Susan on 00 353 1 432 2200 or email susan.grant@ashville.com .

[fb_like]

January 17th, 2011 by Ashville Media Group
Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Digital, Events, News, Publishing
Comments Off
If Winter Comes, Can Spring Be Far Behind?

As the evenings grow longer and spring rolls into town, we too at Ashville Media Group will be broadening our spectrum. Not content with being the biggest and best in print, we now intend to do the same in digital as we continue our roll-out across all platforms, giving you, the customer, value and choice whatever your requirements may be. Shortly, we will launch our Facebook app for Tourism Ireland, bringing their high-end, glossy brochure away from its origins in print into the realms of social media where its reach will extend far and wide. A first of its kind, the app will complement our Pagesonline service, which allows us to bring publications straight from the printing presses direct to the iPhone and iPad.As the push online continues globally – Condé Nast’s Wired (US) iPad magazine sold 23,000 in November 2010, while Vanity Fair sold 8,700 and GQ sold 11,000 – and with the imminent launch of Rupert Murdoch’s The Daily, the first iPad-only newspaper, we are delighted to bring this digital service to the market in Ireland.

If you’d like to talk about how we can help your magazine content work for you on Facebook, the iPad or the iPhone, contact Brenda at brenda.mcpadden@ashville.com.

Of course, you can’t look forward without looking back and 2010 was also a momentous year for Ashville. We were delighted to welcome Trócaire as a client, producing, amongst other things, their education packs for schools, campaign materials and parish resources. Again, this year, we are privileged to work with and support Trócaire in the invaluable work that they do worldwide.

Ashville also helped the HSE to reboot their achievement awards – a key component in championing innovation and excellence by HSE staff. And last but not least, the Aer Lingus staff newsletter, amongst other projects, also took flight in 2010.

Work with Ashville Media and we’ll make sure your words speak volumes.

[fb_like]

January 14th, 2011 by elaine.burke
Tags: , ,
Posted in Digital, Events, News
Comments Off
Legends Will Be Born

The finalists have been announced for the 2011 Satellite Broadband Ireland Digital Media Awards, recognising the best in digital media in Ireland. The shortlist of nominees will battle it out for top honours in the Convention Centre Dublin on Friday, February 11th 2011, at a gala ceremony hosted by Mark Little.

CKSK heads the list of nominations with an impressive 22, while ICAN, Cybercom, 3, RTÉ and the Irish Film Board all make the final shake-up too. There were a record number of entrants this year to compete in a total of 20 categories including Best Digital Start-up, Best Online News and Best in Social Media. And to reflect the ever-changing digital landscape, three new categories have been added – User Experience Award, Best in Gaming and Best New Application.

Some of the best known campaigns of the year have made it to the final with brands like Audi, Heineken, Sony, Berocca, An Post and Meteor all earning a place on the list. But who will prevail on the night? You’ll just have to wait and see!

BEST WEB DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Agency.com
Net Affinity
CKSK
Continuum Technologies
esus Web Solutions
ICAN

BEST DIGITAL ADVERTISING/MARKETING AGENCY
Agency.com
CKSK
Cybercom
OnlineAdvertisingAgency.ie
ICAN
Refresh Digital Communications

BEST DIGITAL START-UP
Betpack.com
Furious Tribe
Teamer.net
Webfactory

BEST IN GAMING
Berocca Boost (Cybercom)
‘Journey’, Coors Light (CKSK)
Milk it for all it’s worth (Agency.com)
PopCap Games (PopCap Games)
RBS Six Nations, Ulster Bank (Cybercom)

BEST IN SOCIAL MEDIA
‘The A1 Chase’, Audi (Agency.com)
Berocca Boost (Cybercom)
Oxegen (CKSK)
‘Area 22’, Guinness (Cybercom)
‘The Big Knit’, Innocent Smoothies (ZOO Digital)
‘Your Social Network’, Meteor Mobile Communications (Bluecube Interactive)
Pizza Hut Delivery (ICAN)
‘Send A Ribbon’, Vhi (CKSK)
Westlife Live in Your Place (O2/Brando)

BEST IN E-LEARNING
‘A Night to Remember’, Think Contraception (Refresh Digital Communications)
edcoDigital.ie (The Educational Company of Ireland)
Invincible (Design Partners)
KITE Project (IT Sligo)
Learnosity Voice (Learnosity)
Medieval Dublin (Noho Ltd)
MobiMaths (National Digital Research Centre)

BEST IN FINANCIAL SERVICES
All About Business (eightytwenty/interactive)
Bonkers.ie (Bonkers Money Limited)
Independent Trustee Company (Independent Trustee Company)
Pension Planet Interactive (Irish Life – Corporate Business)
RaboDirect (RaboDirect)
WorldSpreads (Refresh Digital Communications)

BEST DIGITAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN
‘A Night to Remember’, Think Contraception (Refresh Digital Communications)
‘The A1 Chase’, Audi (Agency.com)
‘Think Beyond’ App Campaign (Bord Gáis Energy)
Bulmers Berry (ICAN)
‘Area 22’, Guinness (Cybercom)
Lidl Big Trolley (Bluecube Interactive)
Microsoft (ICAN)
Pizza Hut Delivery (ICAN)
Westlife Live in Your Place (O2/Brando)

BEST DIGITAL DESIGN
All About Business (eightytwenty/interactive)
An Post Museum (Martello Media)
‘The A1 Chase’, Audi (Agency.com)
Heineken Cup (CKSK)
Sony PlayStation Move (CKSK)
Glasnevin Museum (Martello Media)
G-Star, New York Fashion Week (Cybercom)
Oxegen (CKSK)
RTE.ie Homepage Redesign (RTÉ Publishing)

BEST ONLINE NEWS
Heineken Music (CKSK)
Gaelport.com (Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge)
Irishtimes.com (The Irish Times)

BEST SOCIAL IMPACT
‘A Night to Remember’, Think Contraception (Refresh Digital Communications)
ESB Picnic Power (Agency.com)
‘Send a Ribbon’, Vhi (CKSK)
Better Together! (The Wheel)
Defend the State Pension (Red Dog)
b4udecide.ie (HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme)
Gaelport.com (Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaelige)
GreenYourGoods (GreenYourGoods)
VSO Megadeal (Blinder Ltd)

BEST NEW APPLICATION
ESB Energy Wizard (Agency.com)
Your Heineken (CKSK)
Bonkers.ie (Bonkers Money Limited)
Davy App (Furious Tribe)
Oxegen (CKSK)
RTÉ News Now (RTÉ Publishing)
TV3 App (Furious Tribe)

BEST USE OF FILM OR ANIMATION
‘The A1 Chase’, Audi (Agency.com)
Milk it for all it’s worth (Agency.com)
Invincible (Design Partners)
Paperman (Prickly Pear Productions)
SIGNS (Irish Film Board)

B2B INNOVATION
All About Business (eightytwenty/interactive)
CarTrawler (CarTrawler)
Easy Payments Plus (Feepay Limited)
Pension Planet Interactive (Irish Life – Corporate Business)
tender3d.com (Pixel Lab Ltd)

B2C INNOVATION
Heineken Cup (CKSK)
Oxegen (CKSK)
‘Send a Ribbon’, Vhi (CKSK)
Harp (Touchpoint Interactive Media)
Ireland Pavilion, Shanghai EXPO 2010 (Martello Media)

MOBILE INTERNET INNOVATION
Twittersphere (3)
Heineken Cup (CKSK)
Making the Mobile Internet Available (Cibenix)
Oxegen (CKSK )
‘Think Beyond’ App (Bord Gáis Energy)
MobiMaths (National Digital Research Centre)

ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
BetBidder.com (Continuum Technologies)
Dragon’s Den (eightytwenty/interactive)
‘Journey’, Coors Light (CKSK)
Heineken Music (CKSK)
Oxegen (CKSK)
Movies.ie (Movies.ie)
GAA Social TV, RTÉ Sport (eightytwenty/interactive)
This is Irish Film (Irish Film Board)

USER EXPERIENCE AWARD
ESB Energy Wizard (Agency.com)
Heineken Cup (CKSK)
MeetinIreland.com (Frontend)
RTÉ Player XL (RTÉ Publishing)
‘The Spartan Challenge’, Spar (CKSK)
Net Affinity Hotel Booking Engine (Net Affinity)
Three.ie (3)

ULTIMATE DIGITAL PROVIDER
3 Broadband
UPC

The Student Digital Award will also be presented on the night. The purpose of this award, which is open to third level and higher education students, is to encourage those studying multimedia to understand how their chosen medium can be used creatively to tell a compelling story of other people’s lives. Entries are based on stories about global development, the diverse people of the world, and their right to life, prosperity and social justice.

As ever there is an impressive line-up of judges on hand to deliberate and they include respected industry names such as Ronan Harris of Google, Rick Kelley of Facebook, award-winning journalist Kathleen Barrington and Prof. Barry McMullin of DCU.

For further information on the Satellite Broadband Ireland Digital Media Awards 2011 visit www.digitalmedia.ie.
[fb_like]