Thursday 22 March 2018

The Punt: Fallon takes up new role at MEC Ireland

Jenny Fallon
Jenny Fallon

MEC Ireland has announced the appointment of a new account director.

Jenny Fallon (right) joined the advertising and media agency last year as senior account manager and has now been promoted to the director role, overseeing General Mills, Beierdersof and Innocent.

Prior to joining MEC Ireland, Ms Fallon worked for Dublin-based agency Atomic, working on the Life Style Sports and HB Accounts. She has also worked as an account manager in Havas Worldwide, Sydney, working with Virgin Mobile.

Ms Fallon has a degree in business and management, and a masters in advertising from Dublin Institute of Technology.

MEC Ireland's clients include Vodafone, Visa, and Yoplait.Masterbrand.

Ryanair hires another public affairs guru

Ryanair has appointed its second ever director of public affairs - two months after its first appointment to the role left after just three months with the airline.

Cristian Samoilovich, Ryanair's first head of public affairs, is a former Uber executive who was drafted to the airline to help champion its case in Brussels. But he left in May to take up a job with the UN.

He was headhunted from the global taxi firm and his appointment was hailed as a coup by Ryanair, whose relations with Brussels have been fraught.

He has been replaced by a new director of public affairs. Diarmuid O'Conghaile starts the Ryanair job today.

He is joining from the DAA, which runs Dublin and Cork airports. He was general manager of strategy, planning and economic regulation there.

Irish Independent

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