The Agency

Established over a pint in 1986.
In Smithfield since before it was cool.

Anyone in Javelin :  “Conor I’ve an idea, can I…?

Conor : “Absolutely”

For Conor Kennedy, very much missed at Javelin one year on.

Where we’re coming from

Two copywriters, one art director and a single phone line, above a sweet shop in Leeson Street in 1986. That was us. A few days later, we won that year’s Grand Prix in outdoor advertising. Today we live in a converted warehouse in the city’s old markets district, and there is rather more of everything, including people. Smart, driven people. We have more than our fair share of them, and we like to think that is one reason why clients tend to stay, including some since day one.

The World’s Leading Independent Agencies

We are delighted to have been selected by Campaign magazine for inclusion in their annual compilation of the world’s leading independent agencies. The list is published in association with TheNetworkOne, the global network of which we are a member. And in a further bout of immodesty, we are delighted to be shortlisted in two categories at the AIM awards, and as 2019 Agency of The Year in the An Post Smart Marketing Awards.

What we don’t do

We don’t do PR. Otherwise we are full service in the fullest possible sense of that definition. We create ideas for every medium, and none (the harp of Brian Boru on the Ryanair tailplane, for instance). We plan media. We buy media, with a very hard nose. We produce for all media. We don’t much care whether it’s online, offline, above or below the line, or in your face. We do very much care that it all starts with an idea. A good idea. That’s what made us the 2015 Agency of The Year.

Who we are

Art Directors. Copywriters. Strategists. UX, Interaction and Motion Designers. Planners, buyers, thinkers of every useful sort, very savvy administrators and several data sorcerors. Together with our clients, we are happy to be part of the resurgence of Smithfield, today home to a thriving and eclectic mix of art and commerce. We are not sure how many more coffee shops are required.

Aoife Hofler

Director of Media & Marketing

Adrian Cosgrove

Senior Copywriter

Alexis Sonnerat

Digital Designer

Ana Soares

PPC Manager

Anna Brannelly

Senior Account Manager

Anna Flanagan

Head of Finance

Aoife Hearne

Account Director

Ben Razey


Cathal O’Flaherty

Senior Art Director

Conor Kennedy

Creative Director

Darren McDonnell

Art Director

Diego Rodriguez

Digital Campaign Manager

Finbarr Hayes

Senior Account Director

Fiona Hanley

Senior Art Director

Ian McFarlane

Senior Art Director

Ian Nunoo

Head of Digital

James Edmondson

Art Director

Joe Dobbin

Managing Director

John Mahon

Account Manager

Juliet Ward

Senior Account Director

Katie Dobbin

Art Director

Ken Ivory


Kyla O’Kelly


Leanne Connolly


Margaret Greally

Senior Account Director

Martin Watts

Senior Art Director

Niall Carey

Copywriter / Jinglesmith

Niamh Smyth

Senior Digital & Creative Account Manager

Nicola Whelan

Account Manager

Nika Russell

Digital Account Director

Olga Milejska

Finished Artist

Orla Hickey

Senior Account Director

Roisin Shaw

Account Manager

Ruth Payne


Sean Carolan

Senior Digital Account Manager

Sinéad Ní Ghaora

Senior Account Director

Victoria Gray

Account Executive