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Wanted: Digital Designer (Mobile/UX)

by Ken Stanley. Posted on iphone-blueprint

Brand Social are on the lookout for a talented Digital Designer, with mobile app design and UX experience, to join our team. The job is a permanent/full-time role at our offices in Smithfield, Dublin 7.

The Candidate

The successful applicant will have proven commercial experience in the design of mobile user interfaces for iOS and Android and the ability to produce design mockups, user flows, wireframes, prototypes, specifications and other preparatory design elements.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for UI design and UX, have extensive commercial experience designing for mobile platforms and be a strong creative problem solver.


  • Experience designing mobile app interfaces; particularly for iOS.
  • A strong knowledge of UX best practices and associated tools (e.g. Axure)
  • Ability to prepare and optimise graphics for technical team and serve as liaison between engineers and designers.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Must be a strong communicator and work with project stakeholders on both the client side and internally.
  • Must be able to work under limited supervision; personal responsibility is a must.

The Company

Brand Social is the digital wing of the Javelin Group, Ireland’s largest independent full-service communications group. We specialise in digital and social media marketing, online advertising, digital strategy, design and programming.

To Apply

A competitive package is on offer to the right candidate. If you are interested in applying for the role, please send your CV, including samples of your work, to [email protected].

Javelin Group acquire digital agency Brand Social

by Ray Doyle. Posted on Javelin acquires Brand Social

Today the Javelin Group announced the acquisition of Dublin-based digital agency Brand Social, which will join the group as the digital marketing wing of its business.

Discussions have been ongoing between the two agencies for several months now and the acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, was completed in December 2013. Brand Social employees have relocated to the Javelin Group offices in Smithfield, bringing the total employee headcount of the combined agency to 36.

Ken Stanley and Ray Doyle of Brand Social will continue in their roles as Managing Director and Creative Director respectively, with Javelin taking a controlling stake in the business.

Joe Dobbin, Conor Kennedy and Paul Myers founded the Javelin Group in Dublin in 1986. Currently the group comprises Javelin Advertising, Javelin Direct, Javelin Media and now Brand Social, which will be rebranded as Javelin Digital later in the year. Javelin Group clients include Toyota, Bacardí, Irish Ferries, Davy Select, Focus Ireland, Arnotts, Betfair and BT (British Telecom) Ireland.

Brand Social was established in 2009 and are specialists in digital and social media marketing. Their core service offering includes digital and social strategy, mobile advertising, digital creative services and programming. The agency counts Universal Pictures, the Digital Marketing Institute, and the Irish Management Institute amongst its clients.

Ken Stanley adds, “This is a really exciting time for Brand Social. The marriage of our expertise in digital marketing to Javelin Group’s experience, pedigree and wider service offering means we’re part of Ireland’s largest independent full-service communications group. Brand Social and Javelin also have a very similar culture and ethos so the fit was evident as soon as we started discussing a potential merger.” Brand Social will be focusing on growing the digital aspect of the Group’s business in 2014.

“We’ve serviced our clients well with digital over the last few years but now that we have some of the best digital talent in Ireland under our roof, we plan on taking full advantage of it” says Joe Dobbin, who heads up the Javelin Group of companies, “Channel neutral thinking has defined Javelin since our inception. It led us to start Ireland’s first specialist direct marketing agency. The acquisition of enhanced digital capabilities underlines our commitment to this approach, and to offering Group clients significant resource in every relevant area.”

Brand Social help introduce Digital Postal Mail to an Irish audience

by Ray Doyle. Posted on glb_filming

The team have been working at “the coal face” of mail production and intelligent document creation for decades. Their digital platform has facilitated to create an innovative way of receiving your post, dramatically reducing postal costs and saving valuable time.



Below are some BTS (behind the scenes) shots of the crew in action at “The Factory”

Green filming

Green filming

Green filming

Alone Ireland and the “12 Faces of Christmas” social media campaign

by Ray Doyle. Posted on alone_faces

Everybody is busy at Christmas. Rushing to buy gifts, attending reunions and celebrating the festivities. Well, not everybody. While some are enjoying the warmth of a house and a family, there are a few who don’t have any support. And let’s face it, during Christmas this makes things even harder. The elderly are especially vulnerable at this time of year.

ALONE Ireland is an amazing, hard-working charity full of thoughtful volunteers. While they aren’t exclusively active around Christmas, it is a very important time for them. Brand Social are delighted to be working with ALONE this year, using our expertise to devise a social media campaign called “12 Faces of Christmas”, which aims to introduce you to the big Alone family and show you that behind every statistic, there is a person with real needs, experiencing loneliness.

Ben 84, Alone Ireland

Reg - Alone Ireland

We are asking people to donate €4 to help this worthy cause. This can be done quickly and easily by texting ALONE to 50300. 100% of the your €4 goes to ALONE Ireland and helps continue their support of the elderly both financially and emotionally. We know Irish people are big charity supporters so we would ask you to help us to spread the word about ALONE Ireland.

Merry Christmas


ALONE Ireland Twitter    ALONE Ireland Facebook

ULearn work with Brand Social to develop video based marketing content

by Ray Doyle. Posted on


For the past few weeks we have been working with the good people over at ULearn to produce a series of short videos which will help showcase their English language education services. Above you can see the first video in the series… more to follow.

Google launch Google Web Designer

by Ray Doyle. Posted on Google launch Google Web Designer

Monday saw the launch of the beta of Google’s latest product, Google Web Designer. A free download available for Windows and Mac OS X, Google Web Designer is a visual development environment that allows users to create rich HTML5 content, including online ad formats, that can run on any device. (more…)

Digital Diligence

by Ken Stanley. Posted on Purchase this image at

This article was originally published in the August 2013 edition of the Irish Marketing Journal.

Digital has become a core component of the brand marketer’s arsenal with most agencies claiming to have brushed up on their digital capabilities over the last few years. Ken Stanley, one of Ireland’s longest standing digital natives, discusses the origins of an independent digital agency, the cold realities of agency practice in Ireland and what brand owners who commission digital campaigns should be demanding from their agencies. (more…)