Fáilte Ireland paid €160k for Will Self advertorial campaign

Man Booker-nominated author received fee for musing on Ireland

23rd December, 2016
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Will Self wrote for Fáilte Ireland’s promo campaign

Penny for your thoughts? Why stop there, when you can pay €160,000 for the musings of a Man Booker -nominated author?

That was the bill paid by Fáilte Ireland to the Guardian for an advertising campaign fronted by writer Will Self.

Self’s musings on the “sable scimitar-curve” of Dublin’s bay, and the city “cradled in this great bowl of sea and bay and sky” were aimed at affluent and culturally curious tourists....

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