Love Irish Food boasts nearly 100 member brands accounting for over 12,000 jobs in communities all across Ireland. From artisan producers to global food players, Love Irish Food members play a vital role in helping Ireland’s food industry at a time when the Irish economy rebuilds post pandemic.
Exterion Media is a market leading company in Outdoor advertising in Ireland. The company has pioneered the development of digital Out-of-Home in Ireland and delivers traditional and digital formats in the Retail environment.
As part of the ongoing effort to get its brand message across to consumers, Love Irish Food, Exterion Media, Checkout Publications, Innovative Solutions and Bank of Ireland have teamed up to offer its member food and drink producers a big helping hand in promoting their brands to the Irish consumer in 2021. We are offering one Love Irish Food member company a Brand Award of €150,000.
The award is made up of advertising space from Exterion Media to the value of €125,000 This will be scheduled across Exterion Media’s Retail portfolio which includes traditional 6 sheets and digital screens.The Campaign will appear 3 bursts of advertising on Retail PurchasePoints & Retail DPods (digital).
Love Irish Food & Exterion Media will work with you to plan the optimum campaign for your brand given your business objectives.
In addition, the Love Irish Food advertising agency, Owens DDB will provide a defined amount of strategic and creative content for the campaign up to a defined value of €8,000. The winner will also receive a bespoke product sensory research package from Innovate Solutions to a value of €5,000. The winner will also receive a double page feature spread in leading FMCG magazine, Checkout, one of the most read publications by retail trade buyers. Finally, the winning brand will benefit by a financial wellbeing health check for its business from Bank of Ireland from a senior team of consultants.
We are looking for the brand for whom the prize will deliver the greatest return. The winner will have a national food/drink brand with a strong national sales distribution. Your brand may not have the advertising budget to get your brand message to your target audience just yet. This award will help take your brand to the next stage in brand development and this is where we can help.
In 1,500 words or less tell us why this campaign should go to your brand. Entrants need to present a sound business and marketing case. As the success of most brands is dependent on passion, we would like you to demonstrate your drive and passion for your brand.
There are two stages involved in the online entry process:
Stage 2 – Submission requires the submission of your completed entry. To submit please complete the online entry form featured on loveirishfood.ie
SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED
Closing date for receipt of registration is 5.30pm Friday 3rd December, 2021 and the closing date for completed submissions is 5-30pm Friday 14th January, 2022. Judging will take place w/c 17th January, 2022 and the winner will be notified on Monday 24th January, 2022.
Try to include as much detail as possible including the areas mentioned below.
Make sure to cover such areas as,
Most importantly what practical difference you believe a nationally targeted consumer advertising campaign to the value of €125,000 from Exterion Media would make to your brand.
You can also provide any creative direction that you feel would assist your case.
Antoinette O’Callaghan Exterion Media
Kieran Rumley Love Irish Food
A shortlist of competitors will be brought forward to be interviewed by the judging panel. The number of these companies is at the discretion of the judging panel. Judging will be undertaken remotely.
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Very mixed outlooks for Irish SMEs, surveys indicate
Three-quarters of food sector SMEs expect their revenue to grow over the next 12 months
Three-quarters of food sector SMEs expect their revenue to grow over the next 12 months, with nearly 70% not intending to delay investment, a survey shows.
The study – conducted by PwC for the Love Irish Food industry group – found that despite Brexit, the UK remains a key market for Irish food SMEs, with more than a quarter still viewing it as their most important export market.
Conversely, separate research has painted a grim picture for SMEs in the construction sector. The Construction Industry Federation has warned that a “significant” number of construction SMEs could go out of business if there is any further delay in reopening the sector on a widespread basis.
Meanwhile, the introduction of any State-backed domestic tourism-targeted spending initiatives could boost the domestic economy by up to €6bn, the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland has estimated.
The Government is expected to replace the heavily criticised €270m Stay and Spend scheme with a more consumer-friendly initiative aimed at boosting domestic holiday spend.
One which promotes value for money and removes challenges linked with the original Stay and Spend idea could unlock some of the €6bn which Irish consumers spent on overseas holidays in 2019, according to BPFI CEO Brian Hayes.
“While many consumers may have additional savings available that can be spent on domestic tourism, value for money will be an important factor that will influence their decisions in how they will spend,” he said.