Lisa Browne and Edel McCarthy, Electric Ireland

Lisa Browne and Edel McCarthy are the strong team behind some of Ireland’s most influential sponsorships.

Browne as Head of Marketing and McCarthy as Group Sponsorship and Activation Manager at Electric Ireland are responsible for deciding on which assets to pursue and how to make them most effective for the brand.

In February 2018 they won the European Sponsorship of the Year Award for the work they do with Darkness into Light.

In sport, their focus since the last Olympic Games has been on youth with another successful year as sponsor of the Electric Ireland All Ireland Minor Championships bringing up year two of a deal that was extended by five last year.

This year they added to the GAA portfolio taking on Sponsorship of the iconic Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups in Colleges GAA

Electric Ireland have covered all the bases from a sporting perspective with sponsorship of the All Ireland Minor Championships in Hurling and Football, the Home Internationals for the Irish U20 Rugby team as part of the Nat West Six Nations and as main partners of the UEFA Euro U19 Women’s Championships held in Northern Ireland over the summer.

They have spread the net wider as well with title sponsorship of Team Ireland at each of the last two Olympic Games in London and Rio.

The advertising and content that Electric Ireland uses in support of their sponsorship programme is always memorable, ranging from the clingfilm dinner of the Minor footballers to the electric blue branding and championing of athletes at the last two Olympic Games.  Their ‘Champo’ Haircut activation around this year’s All Ireland Minor Finals was a winner as has been the recognition of the younger players through the Minor Star awards.

Both Browne and McCarthy are graduates of University College Cork.

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