Irish DMCs join forces to create Ovation agency

Irish DMCs Ovation Group and Delaney Marketing have merged their two companies. The new group, trading as Ovation, will be based in Dublin but will have additional offices in Cork and Belfast. It employs 50 people and is expected to yield a turnover in excess of o12m (£8m) to the year-end December 2003, targeting r18m (£12m) over a three-year time frame. “Both companies launched in the same year but developed different competencies – Ovation in event management and Delaney in destination management,” said partner and CEO Patrick Delaney. “By coming together we are able to offer customers enhanced expertise and value.”

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