Programmes and Initiatives

 
 

Current running programmes and initiatives include:

POP (Power of Press)

Press Pass

Journalism Awards

Carat Ireland wins NewsBrands Ireland 2017 Power of Press (POP) Media Planning competition

Wednesday, 14 June 2017. A team from Carat Ireland has won the annual NewsBrands Ireland press planning competition which was held in Dublin’s Filmbase yesterday. 14 teams of young media planners (with three years’ experience [...]

Meet the Journalists

 Four of our leading journalists spoke at our Meet the Journalists event on May 25th. A packed Candle Bar in Kellys Hotel was entertained and enthralled in equal measures by hair-raising stories from Michael O’Toole, [...]

Zenith Optimedia wins Planning Team of the Year 2016

A team representing ZenithOptimedia has won the NewsBrands Ireland press planning competition held at the Lir Academy yesterday. Teams of young media planners (three years’ experience or less) from Ireland’s leading agencies participated in the [...]

POP Press Planning Competition 2016

The 2016 POP Press Planning Competition will take place at the Lir Academy on Pearse Street on April 7th. The competition is open to planners with three years’ experience or less and agencies can enter [...]

Meet the Journalists

We had a great turn out for our recent Meet the Journalists event in the intimate surroundings of the Candle Bar at Kellys Hotel. Ken Sweeney, Showbiz Editor at the Irish Sun shared stories on [...]

Meet our Journalists

On May 27th, we’d love you to come along after work to meet four of our finest journalists at the Candle Bar in Kellys Hotel, Georges Street. You’ll hear stories from Paul Williams, special investigations Irish [...]

POP Press Planning Competition 2015

Nine teams of young media planners participated in the POP Press Planning competition at the Factory on Barrow Street on April 28th. Teams from Carat/Vizeum, OMD, PHD, MediaVest, MEC, Initiative, Mediacom and Mindshare devised strategies [...]

POP Quiz Night, 13-02-14

POP held a Have You Got News For Us quiz night on February 13th in Four Dame Lane. With a news theme to the questions and valentine’s day flavour to the prizes, it was a [...]

Have You Got News For Us – Quiz Night, February 13th

Seven teams competed to win the inaugural Have You Got News For Us POP Quiz last night. After nine closely fought rounds, Los Pollos Hermanos, a team made up of Initiative staff, plus advertising sales [...]

WIN Tickets to See Little Green Cars

With just a month to go, the countdown to Christmas is on! To celebrate, the lovely people who bring you POP (that’s us) have an early Christmas gift for one of you. Find four brands [...]

POP Goes Live

POP goes live on November 13th when we’ll give you the opportunity to see an interview with Irish band I’m Your Vinyl conducted live. Three rather fantastic national newspaper journalists will be on hand to [...]

From the notebook to the iPhone

The mass use of smartphones and tablets, combined with the demand for news on the go has had a huge impact on how news is gathered and published. In this illustrated document you can learn [...]

POP Press Planning Booklet

We produced a useful planning booklet for our POP Press Planning Competition, which took place in August 2013. This document includes examples of creative advertising and profiles of each newspaper. You can download the booklet [...]

POP Press Planning Competition, 15-08-13

On August 15th 2013 we held a very successful POP Press Planning Competition for planners with three years experience or less. This year’s competition was won by Starcom Ireland. You can see some images from [...]

Starcom Wins First NNI POP Press Planning Competition

Thank you to everyone who competed in our inaugural POP Press Planning Competition yesterday. Teams from Aegis, Mindshare. Mediavest, OMD/PHD and Starcom competed to be named POP Press Planning Team of the Year 2013. The [...]

POP Press Planning Competition

POP (Power of Press) is gearing up for our most important event of the year and we’d like you to be involved. On Thursday, August 15th we’ll hold a day-long press planning competition during which you [...]

Are You And Your Superstar Colleagues The Best In The Business?

POP (Power of Press) is gearing up for our most important event of the year and we’d like you to be involved. On Thursday, August 15th we’ll hold a day-long press planning competition during which you [...]

Printing Press Visit – May 22nd 2013

Stop the presses… no, wait, let the presses roll! POP is back and for our next event we’ll take you to see some truly awe-inspiring printing presses at work. We’ve arranged a tour of Independent [...]

Press Planning

Click on the link to find out a bit more about what NewsBrands Ireland can do for your brand.

Press Pass – How To Register

All Transition Year classes in Ireland are eligible to register for Press Pass. You can register your school to take part in the 2013 programme here. When registering please make sure that the individual you [...]

Printing Press Visit, 22-05-13

We visited Independent Newspapers’s printing press in Citywest on May 22nd. It was a very interesting visit during which we learned just how much time and effort (plus enormous reels of paper and giant vats [...]

Press Works Infographic

You can download our ‘Press Works’ infographic here. This infographic provides information about newspaper readership and other key data that might come in handy when you are thinking about newspaper advertising.

POP Print Plant Visit

Thanks to all of you who made it to our tour of Independent Newspapers’s printing plant in Citywest yesterday. It was a very interesting tour that highlighted just how much work goes into ensuring that [...]

All the Winners of the NNI Press Ad of the Year Awards 2012

    VW ad wins three categories, including overall prize, on great night for Owens DDB Judges Mark Lewis and Matt Fitch (BBH London) “blown away by level of work” produced by Irish agencies Three [...]

POP Journalist Talk – March 21st 2013

On Thursday, March 21st we’ll give you the opportunity to meet three leading newspaper journalists and learn how the newspapers got the scoop on some of the biggest news stories of recent times. We’ll meet [...]

Shortlists Announced for NNI Press Ad of the Year Awards 2012

Shortlists for Media Categories Announced We have some very exciting news to share! The winners of the NNI Press Ad of the Year Awards will be announced over dinner at the Mansion House on Thursday, [...]

POP Launch Party, 31-01-13

POP got its first outing in the Bernard Shaw on January 31st 2013 where we held a fun-filled launch party. It was a great evening when we gave away countless prizes, including a brand spanking [...]

Launch Party – January 31st 2013

Come along to our launch event in the Bernard Shaw, Portobello on January 31st for some food, a few drinks and a bit of a laugh. One very lucky person will win an Apple iPad [...]

Meet the 2012 Jury

With more categories up for grabs, we’re expecting the 2012 NNI Press Ad of the Year Awards to generate a lot more entries than before. And rather than heap all that work on a single [...]

Welcome to the NNI Press Ad of the Month Awards 2012

The NNI Press Ad of the Year Awards are designed to showcase the most creative, most effective ads that appear in the pages of our newspapers each month. If your agency or company has had [...]

NNI Regional Ad of the Year

Welcome to the NNI Regional Ad of the Year award. This initiative is designed to showcase the best ads that appear in the pages of our local and regional newspapers throughout 2012. Our regional award [...]

Prizes and Publicity

Each month, the winning ad will feature in an email sent to all those who have previously engaged with the competition and to newspaper advertising teams. A press release will be added to the NNI [...]

Judging Criteria

Each month, the judging panel will select a shortlist and one overall winner. Both the overall winner and shortlisted ads will qualify for the shortlist for the creative categories in the “NNI Press Ad of [...]

Entry Criteria

The NNI ‘Press Ad of the Month’ competition will take place each calendar month. To be eligible for that month’s competition, an ad must have been published in at least one NNI title during that [...]

About the Awards

Every day, our newspapers are full of great examples of the craft of press advertising… Full page ads that stop you in your tracks. Page killers that keep catching the eye while you’re reading your [...]

NNI Press Ad of the Month

Welcome to the NNI Press Ad of the Month Awards 2012. These awards are designed to showcase the most creative, most effective ads that appear in the pages of our newspapers each month. If your [...]