Saturday 17 August 2019

Slew of awards for advertising campaigns featuring Wexford

Two national advertising campaigns featuring Wexford have picked up a slew of awards at the recent Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (ICAD) awards.

Fáilte Ireland's creative advertising campaign for Ireland's Ancient East picked up five awards at ceremony. ICAD reward excellence and celebrate the best in Irish creative work and their awards are acknowledged internationally as a benchmark of creative excellence.

Two silver awards were presented for The Dunbrody Famine Timeline in the 'Advertising Craft - Art Direction' and 'Digital - User Experience' categories. This winning piece of content tells the story of the Dunbrody Famine Ship and was developed specifically for the national tourism development authorities' Ireland's Ancient East website. The creative video can be viewed here.

A further two bronze awards were presented to Fáilte Ireland's Ireland's Ancient East Bedtime Stories campaign in both the 'Advertising Broadcast - Editing' and 'Advertising Craft - Direction' categories while The Dunbrody Famine Ship video was also commended in the 'Film: TV, Cinema, Web - Web Film (over 60 seconds)' category.

The campaign, which has been running since 2016, encourages Irish people to consider taking their next break in the East and South of Ireland and that they can immerse themselves in 5,000 years of fascinating history, culture and tradition. Fáilte's marketing chief Daragh Anglim said: 'ICAD is an organisation that inspires and rewards creative excellence in Irish advertising and design.'

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