Onagh Carolan

Onagh Carolan

Head of Broadcast at TBWA\Dublin
Ireland, Ireland

About me

Specialties: Negotiation skills; Leadership & Team working; Diplomacy and communication skills; Multi-tasker; Self motivated; Creative approach to problem solving; Responsible & well organised with ability to plan ahead & meet tight deadlines without sacrificing attention to detail.

Skills

Positions

Head of Broadcast
Dublin, Ireland
June 2015 - Present (3 years 2 months)
TBWA\Dublin was re-founded in 2016, although it has been evolving since its inception in 1992. I joined in 2015 and in the year of the re-founding, we set up a Broadcast Production department which we called MAKE. Born from a legacy of creating big brand TV commercials for our clients, MAKE has evolved to make good ideas happen everywhere, not just on TV. We regularly work with production companies on large-scale productions bringing them in on time and on budget. MAKE are produce in-house productions, teaming up with reliable & creative crew.Our approach in MAKE is to make things more streamlined & with an inexpensive price tag. But still make beautiful things happen for our clients. In doing this we support and work directly with the creative team and share our experience, knowledge and contacts as producers to MAKE ideas happen in a more efficient way.Since setting up MAKE, we have added an in-house sound recording booth, a fully equipped 15 sq foot studio and a dedicated editing suite. This allows increased creative involvement and control in the production stage.
Head of Broadcast
Dublin, Ireland
June 2015 - Present (3 years 2 months)
TBWA\Dublin was re-founded in 2016, although it has been evolving since its inception in 1992. I joined in 2015 and in the year of the re-founding, we set up a Broadcast Production department which we called MAKE. Born from a legacy of creating big brand TV commercials for our clients, MAKE has evolved to make good ideas happen everywhere, not just on TV. We regularly work with production companies on large-scale productions bringing them in on time and on budget. MAKE are produce in-house productions, teaming up with reliable & creative crew.Our approach in MAKE is to make things more streamlined & with an inexpensive price tag. But still make beautiful things happen for our clients. In doing this we support and work directly with the creative team and share our experience, knowledge and contacts as producers to MAKE ideas happen in a more efficient way.Since setting up MAKE, we have added an in-house sound recording booth, a fully equipped 15 sq foot studio and a dedicated editing suite. This allows increased creative involvement and control in the production stage.
Head of Broadcast
Dublin, Ireland
March 2010 - May 2015 (5 years 2 months)
While leading the Broadcast Department at McCannBlue and previously McCann Erickson, I had ultimate responsibility for budgeting, scheduling and overseeing all parts of the production of commercials for TV, cinema, radio & the internet. Liaising between agency personnel, clients, production & post production companies, clearance authorities and other suppliers, I ensured deadlines were met, production values were of the highest standard and value was delivered within the budget. I negotiated substantial discounts for clients and built strong relationships with suppliers and clients.
Head of Broadcast
Dublin, Ireland
March 2010 - May 2015 (5 years 2 months)
While leading the Broadcast Department at McCannBlue and previously McCann Erickson, I had ultimate responsibility for budgeting, scheduling and overseeing all parts of the production of commercials for TV, cinema, radio & the internet. Liaising between agency personnel, clients, production & post production companies, clearance authorities and other suppliers, I ensured deadlines were met, production values were of the highest standard and value was delivered within the budget. I negotiated substantial discounts for clients and built strong relationships with suppliers and clients.
TV & Radio Producer
Dublin, Ireland
December 2009 - March 2010 (3 months)
TV & Radio Producer
Dublin, Ireland
December 2009 - March 2010 (3 months)
TV Producer
Dublin, Ireland
November 2006 - October 2009 (2 years 11 months)
My experience at II ranges from million-euro Guinness productions to overseeing low-budget animated stings with tight deadlines. I worked with large casts, celebrities, local & international directors, production companies and post houses.See clips from selected commercials on link above to 'My Reel'.
TV Producer
Dublin, Ireland
November 2006 - October 2009 (2 years 11 months)
My experience at II ranges from million-euro Guinness productions to overseeing low-budget animated stings with tight deadlines. I worked with large casts, celebrities, local & international directors, production companies and post houses.See clips from selected commercials on link above to 'My Reel'.
TV & Radio Producer
Dublin, Ireland
July 2004 - October 2006 (2 years 3 months)
In this role I learned to oversee a creative brief from the idea to the screen and honed my skills in costing and scheduling jobs both overseas and at home.
TV & Radio Producer
Dublin, Ireland
July 2004 - October 2006 (2 years 3 months)
In this role I learned to oversee a creative brief from the idea to the screen and honed my skills in costing and scheduling jobs both overseas and at home.
Producer
Dublin, Ireland
January 2004 - July 2004 (6 months)
Learned the basics of working in an advertising agency’s broadcast department: Traffic, cast contracts, negotiation with music publishers, dealing with clearance authorities and the booking of voiceovers, cast, sound and production houses.
Producer
Dublin, Ireland
January 2004 - July 2004 (6 months)
Learned the basics of working in an advertising agency’s broadcast department: Traffic, cast contracts, negotiation with music publishers, dealing with clearance authorities and the booking of voiceovers, cast, sound and production houses.
Project Manager
Dublin, Ireland
February 2000 - January 2004 (3 years 11 months)
Think & Son was a small creative agency with which I was involved in, almost from start-up. I had a multi faceted role which included client service, production of all media, budgeting and creative brainstorming.
Project Manager
Dublin, Ireland
February 2000 - January 2004 (3 years 11 months)
Think & Son was a small creative agency with which I was involved in, almost from start-up. I had a multi faceted role which included client service, production of all media, budgeting and creative brainstorming.
PR Executive
Irish Museum of Modern Art
1997 - 2000 (3 years)
Responsible for the promotion and marketing of IMMA - creating press releases, generating publicity, organising previews and press conferences, liaising with design & advertising agencies for the Museum’s advertising, print & design requirements and compiling & overseeing the production of a quarterly Calendar of Events.
PR Executive
Irish Museum of Modern Art
1997 - 2000 (3 years)
Responsible for the promotion and marketing of IMMA - creating press releases, generating publicity, organising previews and press conferences, liaising with design & advertising agencies for the Museum’s advertising, print & design requirements and compiling & overseeing the production of a quarterly Calendar of Events.

Education

Post Graduate Diploma in PR & Advertising

1996 - 1998 (2 years)

Post Graduate Diploma in PR & Advertising

1996 - 1998 (2 years)

Post Graduate Diploma in Fine & Decorative Arts

1995 - 1996 (1 year)

Post Graduate Diploma in Fine & Decorative Arts

1995 - 1996 (1 year)

History of Art & Archaeology

1991 - 1994 (3 years)

History of Art & Archaeology

1991 - 1994 (3 years)

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