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Advertising & Marketing
Established in

About us

Core is Ireland's largest marketing communications company with over 300 people working across the key areas of marketing communications - research, data science, strategy, planning, creative development and implementation. We are now a collective of nine practices, working towards a single purpose - to expand the possibilities of what brands can achieve. 

Our wonderful people are at the centre of our success. As a company with a united purpose, we believe that as a Core family, we can do great things together. The biggest drivers of our success have been our amazing people along with our commitment to the Great Place to Work program. We are continually striving to create a place where people can find not just jobs, but genuine fulfilment and a sense that they and their work are valued and valuable.

It is essential that we keep building a high-trust working environment that supports our people and enables them to flourish. There is no magic formula for becoming a great place to work. Instead, it involves working together, through constant change, to match the personal dreams and ambitions of our people with the aspirations of the organisation.

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What employees say

"12 weeks paternity leave helped at home - and in work"

For me, twelve weeks is a long time to be away from work, but it was available to me as a team member in Core. In a career in advertising and marketing strategy of over fifteen years so far, the longest I have ever been away from work before this was four weeks, to get married. I won’t pretend that day one of coming back to work wasn’t a little foggy. It felt strange to be back behind a desk (albeit in my attic) and linking into video calls. After a shaky start, the muscle memory of my day-to-day work has returned quickly. I have found that my first week back gave me an opportunity to reflect on the value of time off has held for me but also for my employer. 

Shane Doyle
Strategy Director
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When you join the company, you are made to feel welcome.

I can be myself around here.

I am treated as a full member here regardless of my position.

People here are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation.

People here are treated fairly regardless of their race or ethnic origin.

This is a friendly place to work.

What defines us

We believe our culture is too important to be left to chance. Instead, it must be based on core beliefs that are fostered and development at every possible opportunity. In order for this to happen, we need to ensure that people have the necessary tools, support and flexibility. Our benefits form part of this:

Work-life balance – remote working, flexible hours, paid sabbatical programme, career break, generous holiday allowance, company days at Christmas and birthday's off.

Family Friendly - paid maternity and co-patenting leave along with family-focused policies.

Planning for the Future - life assurance and an employer contributory pension.

Health and Well-being - paid health insurance for you and your children up to 18 years of age, mental health program I Am Here

Learning - along with our Bursary and Mentor programmes, you will be sure to be at the top of your game with our centre of excellence, offering courses from marketing fundamentals to becoming a great leader.

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What inspires us

Why we work determines how well we work, our purpose is to expand the possibilities of what our employees and our brands can achieve.  

This core belief is at the forefront of everything we do. We work not just to be good at what we do but to be the best at what we do, pushing the boundaries and leading the way not just for our clients, but for ourselves. 

Creating an environment that is inspiring, supportive and exciting is the key to this is. Our culture is what makes us different from our competitors and we realise that being inspired isn’t all about being the biggest. Inspiring talented people to ‘reach for the stars’ is what we do best.

We ensure that employees have the freedom to perform at their best. We encourage employees to participate in formulating the company’s strategic business plans.  It is our employees that make us different and that inspires us every day. 

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At a glance

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People are key to success in any industry, but within marketing communications, their importance takes on an even greater dimension. An organisation like ours differs from other corporate working environments. We refer to ourselves as a family. It is important that anyone joining our family not only enjoys the way we work but can thrive in our environment. 

We believe in creating a diverse culture with diversity and inclusion playing an important part of our recruitment process. We recognise it is important to build our teams with people who can challenge and change the way we think to help us reach the level of excellence we want to achieve. 

We are looking for candidates who reflect our values of Making a Difference and Togetherness. What's even more important is that people demonstrate a passion for what we do, and have the ambition to succeed.

Without great people, we have nothing to offer our clients. Want to join the team?




Our great workplace

We have come a long way since we first opened our doors back in 2000 with just seven employees. Today we are more than 320 people across 9 practices working together to expand the possibilities of what brands can achieve. Our culture as a great place to work has always been the sum of a million little things rather than one big thing - but each one of them has a vital role to play in making us a great place to work. 

The Core family is something special and for those who work here is it vital we maintain this as we continue to evolve as a company. Our values are at the heart of everything we do. They shape who we are and how we behave to allow is to work in a connected and collaborative way as one Core family. 

When we apply our values this is what we mean ... 


  • Making a Difference to our Core family, our clients and our society. It's in all of us, it's up to all of us. 
  • Togetherness is what binds us, offering a helping hand, working as one with our clients. Stronger as one. 


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