Directory of Members
Directory of Members

Directory of Members

Spark Foundry

ADFX Ranking 11

Leading Irish owned media planning and buying agency Spark Foundry, launched in January 2000. A full service media agency, we provide fully integrated media planning and buying across all traditional and non-traditional media including TV, outdoor, press, radio, search, social, digital display, mobile and cinema.

Along with media planning and buying, Spark Foundry are experts in econometric modelling, research, data analysis, sponsorship and direct response measurement.

Our ownership structure allows us the best of both worlds. We are part of Publicis Groupe Media which gives us access to the highly respected benefits of a global leader. As local shareholders, we have the ability to invest in the business faster and more deeply than our competitors.

We believe that in order to deliver the best work for clients, we must ensure that we have the most engaged and enthusiastic staff. To this end, we have participated in the Great Place to Work programme since 2009. For the third year running we have won the Great Place to Work award which is achieved by less than fifty companies in Ireland each year. In 2013 we placed 3rd out of all SMEs in the country.

Key Facts

Agency Type: Media
Affiliation: Core Group

Key People

Managing Director: Michael Clancy
Directors: Nicola Gillen andHelen O' Rourke
Head of Planning: Andy Pierce
Head of Digital: Colm Sherwin
Client Directors: Aoibhin Lennon, Val Dillon & Mick Hosey
Finance Director: Arthur Byrne

Commitment to Training


ADFX Awards


Three: How The Perfect Surprise won Christmas
Silver - IT/Telecommunications & Digital
Three does All It Takes for the Irish Rugby Team
Silver - Leisure, Media & Entertainment


Electric Ireland: Powering a Successful Brand
Silver - Corporate, Finance and Services sponsored by Google
Electric Ireland: Powering Kindness
Bronze - Corporate, Finance and Services sponsored by Google


Best use of Research sponsored by Ignite Research - Judges Awards
Gold - Public Service, Social Welfare & Education sponsored by The Irish Times


 O2 - Be the Difference
Bronze - Corporate, Finance & Services sponsored by Independent Newspapers
One Small Step for mobile phone users, one giant leap for O2
Silver - IT, Telecommunications & Digital sponsored by IMJ


We are One for O2
Silver - IT, Telecommunications & Digital
We are One for O2
Silver - New Launch

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)