September 27, 2022 / News

Eoin Welsh Announced as the New Creative Director of CP Dublin

We’re thrilled to welcome Eoin Welsh as Creative Director of Connelly Partners Dublin. He will drive the agency’s ongoing vision of becoming one of Dublin’s most highly-regarded creative agencies, with particular focus on work inspired by genuine human insights. Eoin is part of the Global Creative Opportunity Team, led by Chief Creative Officer Alyssa Toro, to support global integration and creative ideation for clients across offices.

Born in Dublin, Eoin has worked in South Africa for the last 30 years for advertising agencies such as Ogilvy, TBWA and Havas Worldwide where he was their Chief Creative Officer. A recipient of Cannes Lions, Loerie and AMASA Media awards, Eoin has also served on a number of international juries including Cannes Lions and The New York Festivals.

Speaking on the appointment, Steve Connelly commented: “Eoin is a rockstar hire for us. It’s not just his creative work and credentials which are impressive, he totally embraces our ‘Defiantly Human’ approach and ego-free culture. He’s all about creating empathy over entertainment, and building deep lasting connections for his clients with their customers. We did a global search and found one of the very best in the world. Eoin will be an amazing asset and resource for our clients in Dublin, Boston, and around the world. I am excited to work with him.” 

Eoin Welsh added: “It’s great to join the team here at Connelly Partners. The ad industry in Ireland is buzzing and energised and the chance to become part of it proved irresistible. Connelly Partners’ “Defiantly Human” ethos was also a major drawcard. Regardless of all the latest industry developments, we should never lose sight of the fact that we are people talking to people. People feel – that’s what defines us. So we use everything at our disposal to help us master the art of making people think and feel.”

Eoin’s announcement reinforces Connelly Partners’ integration between global offices. As part of this work, Vaunnie McDermott has taken on the role of Managing Director in Dublin, while Mary McMahon and Ronan Doyle have taken on roles for the Connelly Partners global network as Group Strategy Director and Global Art Director, respectively.  

Connelly Partners has also recently joined forces with the award-winning digital agency, ZOO Digital which together won the recent pitch for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the leading cancer foundations in America. 

In the coming months, we will be further enhancing our offering to the Irish market by launching a more enhanced media and analytics offering to clients and will be expanding CP Health to Dublin.