NEWS: Kinsale ad festival picks Tim Delaney as 1996 chairman

Tim Delaney, Leagas Delaney’s creative director, will chair the jury at the 34th International Advertising Festival of Ireland to be held this September in Kinsale.

Tim Delaney, Leagas Delaney’s creative director, will chair the jury at

the 34th International Advertising Festival of Ireland to be held this

September in Kinsale.



The festival, which takes place between 12 and 14 September in the

County Cork town, is a non-profit-making event designed to help raise

creative and production standards. It is organised by a committee that

represents of all sides of the ad industry in Ireland.



Peter Brady, the director of facilities at Windmill Lane Pictures and

this year’s festival chairman, said: ‘There were a few names on our wish

list - and Tim has been on it for some time. Traditionally, we seem to

look to the US for a chairman and we have been attempting to break out

of that. This year we wanted someone from the UK.’



This year, the festival committee has introduced a new category for

sponsored TV programme trailers and also a world winner radio category.

Two new awards - a Grand Prix Television Ireland and Grand Prix Radio

Ireland - will be made for the best commercials produced for use on RTE,

UTV and national and local radio in Ireland.



The traditional ‘Friday Forum’, a debate on a hot creative issue, will

this year discuss the ‘effective use of humour in advertising’.



Last year, Bartle Bogle Hegarty’s Levi’s ‘drugstore’ was the clear

winner, picking up the Grand Prix TV award, the Grand Prix cinema award

and the Great Britain national award. It won a gold for the clothing

sector and the world winner - a category for entries that have already

won awards at major festivals.



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