EXPERTS IN MARKETING & DESIGN

Established 1996

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WHO WE ARE

IDEA is a multi award winning independent marketing and design agency. Established in 1996, IDEA has a proven track record and a reputation for innovative and creative solutions which help our clients achieve their business objectives. We specialise in designing and developing creative design strategies for award winning brands, websites and marketing campaigns which help improve brand awareness, generate sales and increase profits.

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Creativity is contagious,
pass it on.

Albert Einstein

LATEST PROJECTS

We specialise in providing creative market-guided solutions to design, branding, promotion, advertising, sales and communications needs.

We are constantly evolving to give our clients the best service possible and in doing so have won numerous awards

and held prestigious positions on professional design industry bodies.

 

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WHAT CAN IDEA DO FOR YOU?

Effective design is at the heart of what we do in IDEA. We want to help you achieve your business goals and objectives

through the services we offer. You can find out more about these services listed below by clicking on them.

 

Whether it’s design for print, packaging, or advertising materials we provide innovative solutions.

 

Here at IDEA we are experts in branding. Your brand is your most valuable asset and it pays to manage and protect it. Your brand is the foundation upon which your marketing strategies are formed. It defines who you are, who you need to communicate to and what you need to say. So it is vital that you understand what makes a good brand and how your brand can work for you and add value to your business. Good logo design is essential but it’s only one element of brand development. We have the specialist skills, experience and resources required to manage and build great brands no matter how big or small your company or service is.

 

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Website design is one of the core services we provide here in IDEA. It is important to have a web presence, it’s even more important that it works! From website design to optimisation we offer customised solutions based on our clients requirements. Your website should be the equivalent of having a sales division of your company open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, all over the world. We work with our clients to develop their web strategy before embarking on website design or development, ensuring that the website meets client’s expectations and delivers measurable results. We can build websites that are fully editable by our clients which ensures consistent and up-to-date content.

 

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Marketing is a core element of the integrated service provided by IDEA. A strong marketing plan with clear, concise objectives and strategies will help you achieve your ambitions and business goals. Each of our clients are assigned a dedicated project manager who is a qualified marketing professional. Our marketing team together have an in depth understanding plus a wealth of experience and provide customers with expertise in the areas of market research, strategic planning, communication planning, focus groups, etc. Our integrated approach guarantees consistency across marketing campaigns to achieve maximum impact.

 

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Social Media is central to building and growing your brand online and offline. You can use Social Media to build your brand, drive engagement with your customers and gather considerable social insights on what your customers desire, to help you build an effective and adequate digital marketing strategy. As experts in branding with vast social media experience, we’ve gained a deep and thorough understanding of what drives a successful Social Media campaign. We deliver Social Media and Inbound Marketing Strategies that integrate with your offline marketing and affiliate marketing strategies to execute campaigns that deliver a return on investment. 

 

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The team at IDEA really believe that Corporate Video really is one of the most effective ways of communicating with your customers. Video has always been the most emotive method of communicating about a company, organisation or brand. Now with sophisticated presentation techniques, YouTube and other online TV channels, companies are embracing the huge benefits of Corporate Video. IDEA provide a wide range of Corporate Video services from documentary to corporate messaging, from instructional video to corporate keynote presentation.  We script, design and oversee the production of your Corporate Video project under manageable budgets to impressively high standards.

 

Submit an Enquiry

 

  • branding

     

    Here at IDEA we are experts in branding. Your brand is your most valuable asset and it pays to manage and protect it. Your brand is the foundation upon which your marketing strategies are formed. It defines who you are, who you need to communicate to and what you need to say. So it is vital that you understand what makes a good brand and how your brand can work for you and add value to your business. Good logo design is essential but it’s only one element of brand development. We have the specialist skills, experience and resources required to manage and build great brands no matter how big or small your company or service is.

     

    Submit an Enquiry

     

  • web-design

     

    Website design is one of the core services we provide here in IDEA. It is important to have a web presence, it’s even more important that it works! From website design to optimisation we offer customised solutions based on our clients requirements. Your website should be the equivalent of having a sales division of your company open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, all over the world. We work with our clients to develop their web strategy before embarking on website design or development, ensuring that the website meets client’s expectations and delivers measurable results. We can build websites that are fully editable by our clients which ensures consistent and up-to-date content.

     

    Submit an Enquiry

     

  • advertising

     

    Advertising is but one of the core services that the team at IDEA provides. We approach advertising by examining our client’s objectives and aspirations, brainstorm our ideas and concepts in the creative studio and together we work out the best and most efficient way to use the clients available budget to maximise the impact of any advertising. We work to make sure the target market is reached. IDEA offers the following advertising services with both a professional and strategic approach: Advertising Design, Media Booking, Campaigns for Print and Radio, Internet Advertising, Copywriting for Adverts, and Outdoor Advertising. 

     

    Submit an Enquiry

     

  • consultancy

     

    Marketing is a core element of the integrated service provided by IDEA. A strong marketing plan with clear, concise objectives and strategies will help you achieve your ambitions and business goals. Each of our clients are assigned a dedicated project manager who is a qualified marketing professional. Our marketing team together have an in depth understanding plus a wealth of experience and provide customers with expertise in the areas of market research, strategic planning, communication planning, focus groups, etc. Our integrated approach guarantees consistency across marketing campaigns to achieve maximum impact.

     

    Submit an Enquiry

     

  • social-media

     

    Social Media is central to building and growing your brand online and offline. You can use Social Media to build your brand, drive engagement with your customers and gather considerable social insights on what your customers desire, to help you build an effective and adequate digital marketing strategy. As experts in branding with vast social media experience, we’ve gained a deep and thorough understanding of what drives a successful Social Media campaign. We deliver Social Media and Inbound Marketing Strategies that integrate with your offline marketing and affiliate marketing strategies to execute campaigns that deliver a return on investment. 

     

    Submit an Enquiry

     

  • video

     

    The team at IDEA really believe that Corporate Video really is one of the most effective ways of communicating with your customers. Video has always been the most emotive method of communicating about a company, organisation or brand. Now with sophisticated presentation techniques, YouTube and other online TV channels, companies are embracing the huge benefits of Corporate Video. IDEA provide a wide range of Corporate Video services from documentary to corporate messaging, from instructional video to corporate keynote presentation.  We script, design and oversee the production of your Corporate Video project under manageable budgets to impressively high standards.

     

    Submit an Enquiry

     

MEET OUR WONDERFUL TEAM

A small but professional team, each team member works 
to make sure clients’ needs are delivered to a consistently high standard.

The team in IDEA works closely with all clients to deliver the perfect solution to their individual needs.
Our team is made up of:

MD & Creative Director

CIARAN FLANAGAN

MD & Creative Director

Ciaran founded IDEA in 1996 and has over 20 years experience in developing award winning brand and promotion campaigns for a wide range of clients from large corporations to small start up companies. Under his management IDEA has achieved the ultimate Creative and Marketing Award for its Sector and has consistently performed at the highest level.

Snr. Account Manager

JANE DANE

Snr. Account Manager

Jane graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2000 before completing postgraduate studies in Marketing in London. With over a decade of experience in account & project management in both London and Dublin agencies, Jane has extensive experience in managing complex projects and has a key responsibility in the successful delivery of dynamic marketing solutions.

Snr. Project Manager

CIARAN FOX

Snr. Project Manager

Ciarán graduated from University of Limerick with a Business Degree in 2004. In 2005 he undertook a Post-graduate Diploma in Marketing Practice in  NUI Galway. Ciarán works with IDEA as a Project Manager, liaising with clients, suppliers, consultants and fellow team-members to deliver results that meet the expectations of the client.

Project Manager

MARK SHEEHAN

Project Manager

Mark graduated from UCD with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2012. In 2014 he completed an MSc Marketing Masters at the Michael Smurfit Business School. Mark has worked with IDEA since September 2014. As a key project manager he works with clients, suppliers, and fellow IDEA team members to deliver a wide range of products and services to clients.

Digital Project Manager

ELAINE KELLY

Digital Project Manager

Elaine graduated from DCU with a degree in Business Studies in 2009. In 2012 she undertook a Masters in Asian Business Studies in Singapore. Elaine works at IDEA as Digital Project Manager delivering leading results on all digital related projects and develops digital strategies for our clients from online platforms to social media management.

Creative Consultant

NICK CLOAKE

Creative Consultant

Nicholas is our Creative Director with nearly 30 years of experience. He has been responsible for the design and implementation of a wide variety of well known brands and collateral required to bring them to life. He is also the Project Leader for the IDEA Bid Support Unit. This unit has been set up to provide support for clients involved in tender submission.

Snr. Graphic Designer

CLARE HOGAN

Snr. Graphic Designer

In 2004, Clare returned to IDEA with a wealth of experience after taking a short break in 2001 to gain some international experience in Design and Advertising in Australia. Clare’s key responsibilities are to continually improve the level of design and production management within IDEA. Clare works on a variety of projects from branding, web, print and advertising.

Snr. Graphic Designer

DANILO FANES

Snr. Graphic Designer

Danilo studied Graphic and Product Design at Universidade Brandeirantes de São Paulo, Brazil, where he graduated with a BFA and an MFA. Dan has over 8 years of design experience, having worked in both Brazil and Italy and joined IDEA in 2014. He is responsible for interpreting complex briefs, creating original artwork and is an accomplished illustrator.

Graphic Designer

JESSICA WALSH

Graphic Designer

Jess joined IDEA in 2013 having graduated with a HND in Graphic Design. She adds a unique perspective to design projects and is responsible for expanding on creative concepts and processes, generating visual ideas and objectives and is an essential team member. Her experience extends from brand development, web and digital design to design for print.

Graphic Designer

EMILY KIRKMAN

Graphic Designer

Emily has been a Graphic Designer in Marketing and Design Agencies in both San Diego, CA and Dublin, Ireland since 2013. She has expert experience in concept development, corporate identity, branding and website design. At IDEA, Emily is responsible for collaborating with other designers and developing creative solutions for clients.

Snr. Graphic Designer

LAURA PITTONI

Snr. Graphic Designer

Laura is an Italian designer with over 13 years experience in Brand Identity, Packaging and Illustration. Laura worked in Italy where she trained, and more recently Dublin where she has been working for 9 years. She joined IDEA in 2015 and brings a fresh, vibrant approach to all design projects. 

WHO WE WORK WITH

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

  • “The team in IDEA created a fantastic website for us that truly captures the essence of Bang Restaurant. Their ‘can do’ approach and innovative response to our brief ensured that we got a website that we are proud of and more importantly, one that is helping us to drive sales. We would highly recommend IDEA to anyone looking to enhance their online presence”.

    Joe Barrett, Co-owner, Bang Restaurant. www.bangrestaurant.com

    Bang Restaurant

  • “I was looking in the UK and Ireland for an International English speaking agency to manage and advise on our Ecommerce and online marketing strategy. We eventually chose IDEA and are very happy with the results. In addition to strategy and implementation, IDEA also trained our senior staff to manage new online systems, so that we would be totally self- sufficient. We have expanded our target markets to Russia and again IDEA have advised and assisted in the implementation of an eStrategy for this market with great results”

    Marco Knoblauch, PropFund

  • “I have worked with Ciaran many times in many roles and in every instance one word sums up his contribution – ‘outstanding’. Boundless enthusiasm and a deep understanding of branding and market positioning have combined to deliver work of the very highest quality with frightening regularity! If you face a challenge and demand return on investment then Ciaran and IDEA should be your first port of call.”

    Barry Delaney, EBS

  • “Ciaran personally drove a re-branding and image overhaul for Microsoft’s global internal IT services while I was EMEA Client Hardware Services Manager there. The project was a massive success, improving the profile of internal IT within Microsoft and making all Microsoft staff aware of the importance of internal IT in the overall success of Microsoft.”

    Patrick Cusack, Microsoft’s Global IT Services

  • “I have worked with IDEA for many years. They have a fantastic understanding of design and are great at coming up with something really sharp and imaginative that will get noticed. Their ideas are always innovative.”

    Bobby Kerr, CEO, Insomnia

  • “I have been the grateful recipient of Ciaran’s creativity and unabated enthusiasm across many projects over many years in numerous product and service sectors. He has been the creative, media management and organisational force behind numerous highly successful communication campaigns and I have no hesitation in recommending him and IDEA to others seeking the very best in marketing and business development”

    Gary Graham, Bloom Show Manager, Bord Bia

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