Core Media is Ireland’s largest Marketing Communications Group comprising of nine brands which offer services ranging from strategy, campaign management, advertising, media buying and consultancy to digital media, market research and data science.

We are extremely proud that our company is made up of very different people and personalities, with talent that may cross a wide spectrum of disciplines but who all constantly challenge how things are done. Core Media is only as good as the sum of its parts, without our people, we are nothing. Regardless of our area of focus, we all believe in the same goal, which is ‘to be the best that we can be for ourselves and for our clients’.

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So far 2017 has been an exceptional year for Core Media in terms of awards and accolades. We took home 26 awards at the Media Awards among others, highlights include:

  • The Media Awards, Rising Star - Jade Fine. This is the 5th year in a row that one of our colleagues has won this prestigious award
  • The Media Awards, Grand Prix - Zenith (Gold)
  • Agency Network of the Year - Core Media (5th year in a row)
  • The Media Awards, Best Use of Media Medium/Large - Starcom (Gold)
  • The Media Awards, Best Use of Media Niche - Zenith (Gold)
  • The Media Awards, Best Use of Interactive/Digital Media - Mediaworks (Gold)
  • The Media Awards, Best Use of Sponsorship - Mediavest (Gold), Mediaworks (Silver), Starcom (Bronze)
  • The European Search Awards, Best Use of Search - Starcom
  • The Social MEdia Awards, Best Agency - Radical (5th year in a row)
  • Great Place to Work Awards - Best Great Place to Work Team

2016 was also a great year for Core Media, winning over 50 awards at events such as The Media Awards, ADFX Awards, Social Media Awards, Digital Media Awards and the Great Place to Work Awards.

We don't normally like to brag, but we think the results speak for themselves!

We Encompass the Following Agencies & Shared Services Teams

Ignite - Core’s research agency, gives us an up-to-the-minute profile of the consumer and their ever-changing attitudes to brands.

Engage Communications – Specialising in traditional, digital creative and production, full media planning and buying services, event management, employer branding, education marketing and print management.

Livewire – The complete sponsorship agency. It understands how sponsorship can help achieve business objectives.

Core Knowledge - The communications learning centre which takes this pool of expertise and talent and shares it through a wide range of training courses available to anyone with an interest in marketing communications.

Spark Foundry - formerly Mediavest, this agency offers expertise in strategic media planning, digital advertising, econometric modelling, research and sponsorship.

Starcom – Media planning and buying agency across all media touchpoints, creating meaningful experiences that deliver results and grow business.

Mediaworks - A full service media and communications agency, offering media planning and buying services. strategic planning, consumer research and innovation, full service digital offering.

ZenithOptimedia – taking traditional ROI techniques to the next level, we gather up-to-the moment information about how consumer behaviour is changing. This information is used to assess how well a customer’s marketing is working, and how and where money can be best spent.

Shared Services:

  • Digital Operations
  • Data & Analytics
  • Strategy
  • Content
  • HR
  • Hubble
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Office Management
  • Reception

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Community, creativity, spaciousness and the right technology are the key areas we focus on when it comes to our office layout. Our offices are modern and open plan to help encourage creative thought and a friendly atmosphere.

Our People

Our company is only as good as the sum of its parts. So regardless of our area of focus, we all believe in the same goal, which is "to be the best that we can be for ourselves and for our clients".

At Core Media we have worked with our employees to develop a comprehensive benefits package which has grown over the years and continues to do so. We strongly believe that our employees are our most important asset and their well-being is important to us. We also believe that a healthier & happier team makes for a more productive workforce.

Our journey has taken us from 17th position in the Small Business Category to 1st in the Medium category from 2013 – 2015 (inclusive) and 3rd in 2016. However, we are a company that is quickly and constantly growing.

In 2017 we were added to the large business category for the Great Place to Work Awards and we managed to walk away with an impressive 7th place and the award for Best Great Place to Work Team.

Where to find us

Our Values

Core Media values are crystal clear.

They’re drawn from our behaviour and serve as a simple mantra for the business of every day.They’re summed up in the acronym ACT:
Action, Curiosity, Togetherness.

Break out space

Creating a positive culture and working environment is massively important for Core Media. Our culture is what makes us different to our competitors. Our aim is to inspire talented people to ‘reach for the stars’ and enjoy a healthy work life balance. We encourage this in a number of ways, one of which is the use of creative "chill out" areas. Taking a client call, having a team meeting or brainstorming has never been so bright, or comfortable.

An office with a view

Strategically located in the SOBO District in Dublin 2, we pride ourselves in being in the heart of Dublin’s connective hub which links Grand Canal Dock with the city centre and IFSC. Our offices are based close to major bus routes, Luas stops and Pearse Street DART station is just around the corner. This makes commuting easier for our team. Not to mention, the view from our roof terrace which is one of the best in Dublin.


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