Globalisation, Guinness and the Production of Irishness
I would like to thank all those who so generously participated in my research. In particular, I wish to acknowledge the willingness with which certain crucial personnel from Guinness itself generously gave their time, insights and permission to quote them: Donogh Lane (Guinness, Dublin); John Hosking (Guinness, Park Royal, London); Connie Doolan (Guinness, New York); and Jim Doyle (Guinness, Johannesburg). I would also like to thank various people from advertising agencies holding the Guinness account at various times: Trevor Jacobs at Arks Advertising Agency in Dublin, Neil Quick at Ogilvy and Mather in London, Neil Cotton at Weiss, Whitten, Stagliano in New York, and Graham Cruickshanks at Saatchi & Saatchi, South Africa. All other interviewees featured throughout have been anonymised, but they can be assured that I am most grateful for their time, their willing participation and for sharing their stories.
Additionally I am thankful to Fr. Colm Campbell, Irish Immigration Centre, Queens, New York; to Eibhlin Roche, Guinness Archives Manager, for her support and patience whenever contacted about the product, advertising images etc.; to Diageo, for permission to reproduce Guinness advertising images; to Richard Johnson, for permission to reproduce the 1983 and 2004 versions of the Circuit of Culture; to Dorothy Cross, for permission to reproduce Pap; to Michael Skelton, for permission to reproduce Big Currach, Aran by the artist John Skelton; and to Fiona Dowling at Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, for graphic support for the book cover and for designing the personalised version of Johnson’s...
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