IAPI One to Watch 2013

Now in its third year IAPI today announced the nominees for its annual IAPI One to Watch award, introduced in 2011 it recognises the achievement of excellent professional standards, creativity and innovation in marketing communications by a graduate student of the IAPI/DIT Advertising and Digital Communication Postgraduate programme. The nominees are voted by their peers and then the winner will be decided by lecturers from the postgrad.

The nominees for this year are:

Jess Majekodunmi: Marketing Manager at Plan Ireland
“WOW what an honour to be nominated by my talented classmates. Adland – pay attention!”




Ivor Noyek: Founder & Director at For The Love Of
“I am extremely honoured to be nominated from a hugely talented group of peers whom I greatly admire. The experience I’ve gained from the course along with this nomination are a great bridge for my future aspirations in the industry. Thanks to all the lecturing staff, DIT & IAPI, I’m thrilled.”


Stephen Power: Above Below Creative
I am both thrilled and honoured however, it feels quite strange because my association with the postgrad began with designing the first two one to watch awards nights in 2011 and 2012 and being nominated for 2013 will be a fitting end.”


Speaking about the award Aisling Conlon, IAPI said “every year I wish we could give all graduates an award, they deserve it for their hard work and devotion to the advertising industry and own careers. In saying that I am delighted for this year’s nominees, it is a great platform to be on and the win has been great for the careers of our previous winners; Sinead Dennis, Digital Account Manager, Cawley Nea\TBWA and Robert McBride, Copywriter, Irish International.

It’s hard to believe we piloted this programme 4 years ago in response to a chronic shortage within the advertising industry for skilled staff from our members. Today, we currently have a 93% employment rate with graduates and I am pleased to say that this year we broke all records for enrolment with 34 students on the course this year, which means we have a huge big talent pool for everyone to hire from this year.”

The Award night will be held on March 12th, in the boy’s school in Smock Alley Theatre and will form part of Rant Night. You can book your place at

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