2005: Year of pitched battles as freesheet war spills onto streets

It's been a hectic year in media and advertising. It was the year of the pitch battle in the advertising world, with the last quarter proving particularly crowded.

24th December, 2005

It's been a hectic year in media and advertising. It was the year of the pitch battle in the advertising world, with the last quarter proving particularly crowded. The upset of the year had to be the loss by McConnells - after 13 years - of the €8 million-a-year National Lottery account to DDFH&B and Carat Ireland.

And the year ended with uncertainty over the CIE outdoor account, which went initially - and sensationally...

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