While 2017 was undeniably a dumpster fire of a year for the world, it was a pretty good one for me at work. I moved back to Rothco from Guns or Knives. Our new campaign for eir won at Eurobest. My project for Repeal the 8th with Amnesty International picked up Gold for Creative Bravery in Kinsale. And we won the Lottery pitch. So this is one second every day from 2017 with music from Tom Petty and appearances from lots of my friends… and my dog Brambles. So much Brambles. Happy New Year Everybody!

Delighted to say our eir Black Spots campaign has been included in the final issue of Lürzer’s Archive for 2017! Check it out here:
https://www.luerzersarchive.com/en/magazine/print-detail/eir-65761.html

Dead Cat Bounce areone of the Peter Crawley’s Theatre Highlights of the week in The Irish Times today. “A various-times-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relive their rather sublime material, from the accelerating misadventure of Switzerland to their Sondheim-baiting Famine! The Musical. Let’s go.”

Tickets still available for Monday night at www.project.ie

That’s not us in the picture in case that’s not clear…

Big news in Rothco today. We’ve been acquired by Accenture Digital. More details below…https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-to-acquire-irish-creative-agency-rothco.htm

Our eir Black Spots Campaign was named as one of the 7 Best Print Campaigns of 2017 by Adweek. Delighted to be in such amazing company.
http://www.adweek.com/creativity/print-isnt-dead-these-7-great-ads-showed-the-medium-at-its-best-in-2017/

Dead Cat Bounce have released a Live DVD – You’re Welcome for the Music. All hits. No shits. Buy it now at https://deadcatbounce.ie/

And we won! Bronze in Design – Publications and Editorial design.

Delighted to say our eir Black Spots campaign has been shortlisted twice at Eurobest.

Design – Publications and Editorial Design
Media – Use of Print

Fingers crossed for Thursday!

In today’s Sunday Times Magazine, I play dress up with my friends and talk about the upcoming Dead Cat Bounce reunion.

The first executions in our fun new campaign for eir. Directed by Rory Hanrahan and produced by Gaslight.

Delighted that the MyTaxi campaign I worked on with Guns or Knives had a good showing at the Irish Outdoor Awards last night, winning Best Copywriting, the Keep it Simple Award, and the Grand Prix for Creative.

Our eir Black Spots campaign is the editor’s choice and most popular story on Adweek today.
http://www.adweek.com/creativity/this-crazy-ad-replaced-every-black-dot-in-an-entire-magazine-with-a-colored-dot/

WiFi calling from eir eliminates mobile coverage black spots. So today we took over the entire Daily Mail entertainment magazine and got rid of every black spot we could find – from full stops, to semi colons, to the tittles on i’s and j’s. Developed with Lucas Guratti, Andre Maia and Stephen Rogers.

And we won! Gold for Creative Bravery at the Kinsale Sharks.
http://kinsalewinners.awardsengine.com/2017/creative_bravery/

Nice one! Our #RepealThe8th campaign for Amnesty International has been shortlisted for the Creative Bravery Award at the Kinsale Sharks.

http://kinsalewinners.awardsengine.com/2017/creative_bravery/

Delighted our Amnesty film for #RepealThe8th coming in at number 4 in Shots.net’s Top 10 commercials for August.
https://www.shots.net/news/article/94005/shots-selects…top-10-ads-of-august-2017

Really excited to say that the Irish Film Board have decided to support the production of the second Dead Cat Bounce feature film. So, with a bit of luck we should be shooting “Send in the Clowns” early next year. Lambrini all around.

http://www.irishfilmboard.ie/funding_decisions/production_loans/2/?type=2&year=2017&quarter=Second+Quarter

“When you don’t think the 8th Amendment will affect you, until it does.”

A personal project I worked on with a bunch of lovely people for Amnesty International. It went out on Her.ie last night. Please share and spread the word. #Repealthe8th

Colourful new work for eir to advertise WiFi Calling – eliminating coverage black spots. All shot in camera by D.A.D.D.Y for Red Rage Productions.