Out With is our new online series that delves into the Outdoor lives of some of the country’s best known media and marketing professionals. This month, we hear from Javelin’s Director of Media, Chris Cashen.
1. Favourite thing to do outdoors
A walk or a run. A run along the coast is the best thing you can do for your physical and mental health.
2. Favourite place to shop – Shopping Centre/City Centre
Grafton Street is still the best place to shop in the country. We have incredible shopping centres in Ireland, but nothing replaces the city centre.
3. Favourite location for a weekend walk
Taking a walk with my wife and two boys (Harry and Luca) around Malahide castle is a firm family favourite. Harry loves to go on his scooter, until daddy borrows it.
4. Favourite pub for a cosy drink
O’ Donoghues on Baggot Street.
5. Favourite park to visit
Croppies Acre is a short walk from our office in Smithfield and at lunch I really enjoy walking around it.
6. Your Hidden Gem
The Oar House, Howth.
7. Favourite roadtrip to take
We tied the knot in Kilkenny a few years ago, and we go there often. The trip is always rewarding and filled with many happy memories.
8. Favourite OOH site/location
The Golden Square on Cuffe Street. When recruiting drinkers in a former life, I always saw it as a prominent site off the ever-popular Wexford street. I still look out for it now.
9. Favourite sports venue
Old Trafford, though not recently.
10. Favourite Irish beach
Velvet strand, Portmarnock.
11. Favourite location for some inspiration
Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.
12. Favourite mode of transport
By car, preferably sans the traffic.
13. All-time favourite OOH campaign
The Economist have done some incredible outdoor campaigns over the years. It abides by all the best OOH principals, strong colour contrast minimal wording – with the added creativity of getting a target market to identify itself.