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Planning for 2014

We’re busy planning for 2014 and it got us thinking about upcoming events. From the Winter Olympics to the World Cup in Brazil, it’s going to be a sports focused year.  And there’s lots to get marketeers thinking as well; find out the marketing trends that could impact on your business with the Forbes list of 14 critical brand and marketing trends for 2014.

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To mark the 40th anniversary of the Rubix Cube, the Liberty Science Centre is hosting an exhibition entitled Beyond Rubik’s Cube. In March, People magazine celebrates 40 years in business and teen girls’ magazine Jackie will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

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In the US, it’s 50 years since the US TV quiz show Jeopardy! was first broadcast on NBC and September will see celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner. In film, October 2014 will mark 50 years since My Fair Lady premiered in New York.

Closer to home, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of  Dubliners by James Joyce and 50 years since the death of Irish playwright, novelist, poet and short story writer, Brendan Behan. The Feile Brian Boru will mark the 1,000th year anniversary of the death of Brian Boru and 2014 also marks the 10th anniversary of the smoking ban in Ireland (a world first, remember).

And in the film world,  we’re very excited at the prospect of the LEGO movie, due for release early next year. Here’s a little clip of what to expect…