About Us

We are BBDO Dublin: active participants in the most awarded agency network in the world for both creativity AND effectiveness, and the first-ever Cannes Lions Network of the Decade (2020).*

We are 75 people in an old tramshed by the sea, using our imaginations to help brands find themselves, express themselves and grow. We help companies and organisations of every shape and size to connect with their audiences, at every touchpoint. From mass media like TV and outdoor to targeted social and programmatic display; from POS to VR.

Our clients range from grocery chains to government bodies, from independent Irish brands to global household names.

Whatever we’re doing and whoever we’re doing it for, our #1 obsession is driving relevance and nudging real behavioural change.

Like a lot of our clients, we believe that this is the most challenging, exciting and rewarding time ever to be doing great work.

Let’s talk!

* WARC, Effie & Cannes

Key People
Key People
Neal Davies
Neal Davies
Chief Executive
Shane O'Brien
Shane O'Brien
Executive Creative Director
Sinéad Lee
Sinéad Lee
Director
Katie Cunningham
Katie Cunningham
Head of Account Management
Paul Fisher
Paul Fisher
Head of Strategy
Ed Leamy
Ed Leamy
Head of Innovation
Noel Byrne
Noel Byrne
Head of Production
Derek Ledwidge
Derek Ledwidge
Chief Financial Officer
Awards
Awards
ADFX 2018
Awards

Irish Blood Transfusion Service - Donor See, Donor Do

GOLD - Public Service, Social Welfare & Education

ADFX 2016
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

ADFX 2016
Awards

BIG, BOLD AND SINGLEMINDED: the story of 2015’s most successful Irish brand transformation

BRONZE - New Launch

ADFX 2014
Awards

Opening a new Horizon for UPC

BRONZE - IT, Telecommunications and Digital sponsored by The Irish Independent

ADFX 2014
Awards

Electric Ireland: Powering a Successful Brand

SILVER - Corporate, Finance and Services sponsored by Google

ADFX 2012
Awards

Bank of Ireland - Double Your Interest

SILVER - Corporate, Finance & Services

ADFX 2010
Awards

Love Irish Food 'Makes all the Difference'

BRONZE - Public services, Social welfare & Education sponsored by IMJ

ADFX 2010
Awards

From Super Milk to Super Brand - Glanbia

GOLD - FMCG sponsored by Associated Newspapers

ADFX 2008
Awards

Making much loved advertising more effective for Carlsberg

SILVER - Alcohol Beverages

ADFX 2008
Awards

Changing the course of a superbrand for Guinness

SILVER - Alcohol Beverages

ADFX 2008
Awards

Donegal Catch nets spetacular profit Grand Prix Gold - Long Term Gold - FMCG

GOLD - Long Term Gold - FMCG

ADFX 2004
Awards

IBTS 'Blood is Thicker than Water'

BRONZE - Long Term Campaigns

ADFX 2000
Awards

Walkers

SILVER - New Product Launch

ADFX 2000
Awards

Hibernian Insurance

GOLD - Long Term Campaigns

ADFX 1998
Awards

Laser Card Services

BRONZE - New Product Launch

ADFX 1996
Awards

The Sunday Independent

BRONZE - New Campaigns - Existing Products

Industry

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High Five: Ireland
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In the spirit of Christmas, executive creative director at BBDO Dublin, Shane O’Brien, supports five worthy causes that all played their part in making a big difference