Directory of Members
Directory of Members

Directory of Members

Irish International

ADFX Ranking 4

Irish International produces great brand communications ideas.

We do so on the back of penetrating insight and we pride ourselves on consistent executional excellence.

We’re not fazed by the effect that technology has had on the consumers we seek to engage and we haven’t set up a digital ‘silo’ with II. We are committed, however, to being the best communications agency possible for a digital world.

You’ll see our work everywhere – whether it’s in-trade, online, in print or on-air – for some of the most famous brands in Ireland or, indeed, the world.

Lots of our work travels but we’re primarily here to help brands connect with consumers in Ireland. In that context, we’re more committed to consumer and comms planning than any other agency in the country.

We’ve got the biggest creative department around as well. Thankfully, it’s talented too, as our awards over the past few years demonstrate (we like producing famous work but we really like doing work that works which is why we’re especially proud to be one of the top 3 ADFX winners since the launch of the awards in 1996 ).

We’re also a member of BBDO Worldwide, the most awarded, most creative network in the world, a network comprised of the most fantastic agencies in over 80 countries.

You’ve probably picked up that we’re a competitive bunch which may explain why, in the general economic gloom that prevails at the moment, we see this is as a time to press on. So, this year, we’ve continued to invest in picking up a disproportionate share of the available talent, we’ve – if anything – worked harder than ever before and we’ve seen our share of the market grow.

If you think we might be able to help your business grow, if you believe you might like to work here or if you’re just wondering what the tea’s like (it’s Barry’s so it’ll be good), please call Ian Young on 2060600 or mail him at

Key Facts

Agency Type: Full Service
Affiliation: BBDO Worldwide 

Key People

Ian Young

Ian Young

Managing Director: Ian Young
Deputy MD: Dave McGloughlin
Client Services Director: Sinéad Lee
Executive Creative Director: Dylan Cotter
Creative Directors: Des Kavanagh, Kirk Bannon, Mark Nutley and Pat Hamill
Planning Director: Dena Walker
Finance Director: Allen Kiernan


Commitment to Training

IAPI/DIT Postgrad

ADFX Awards


Give it time to brew: How Ireland’s longest-running brand idea helped Barry’s Tea to ride out the recession
Silver - Long Term Effectiveness
BIG, BOLD AND SINGLEMINDED: the story of 2015’s most successful Irish brand transformation
Bronze - New Launch


Opening a new Horizon for UPC
Bronze - IT, Telecommunications and Digital sponsored by The Irish Independent
Electric Ireland: Powering a Successful Brand
Silver - Corporate, Finance and Services sponsored by Google


Bank of Ireland - Double Your Interest
Silver - Corporate, Finance & Services


Love Irish Food 'Makes all the Difference'
Bronze - Public services, Social welfare & Education sponsored by IMJ
From Super Milk to Super Brand - Glanbia
Gold - FMCG sponsored by Associated Newspapers


Making much loved advertising more effective for Carlsberg
Silver - Alcohol Beverages
Changing the course of a superbrand for Guinness
Silver - Alcohol Beverages
Donegal Catch nets spetacular profit
Grand Prix
Gold - Long Term
Gold - FMCG


 Barrys Tea
Silver - Long Term Campaigns


IBTS 'Blood is Thicker than Water'
Bronze - Long Term Campaigns


Silver - New Product Launch
Hibernian Insurance
Gold - Long Term Campaigns


Laser Card Services
Silver - New Product Launch


The Sunday Independent
Grand Prix
Gold - New Campaigns - Existing Products

Contact IAPI

12 Clanwilliam Square, Grand Canal Quay,
Dublin 2, D02 CD51, Ireland.
T: 01 676 5991

Hours are 9am - 1pm and 2pm till 5:30pm (Mon - Thurs) and 5pm (Friday)