James Joyce ‘The Dead’ App

Client: UCD

Project briefTo develop a digital platform for UCD to bring Irish classic literature to a millennial and post-millennial audience.

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'Top free education App in Ireland' –The App Store 


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Vermillion worked with UCD to launch an app and social media campaign showcasing the work of James Joyce and his short story ‘The Dead’ on the centenary of its publication. The app included a reading of the story by Barry McGovern, as well as photographs of early 20th-century Dublin. The UCD social media team tweeted to all the literary press editors, alumni and Joyce societies. The campaign was placed with RTÉ in January when the Irish media industry is hungry for interesting content.

The app was a huge success, with 8,498 downloads in the first week.

To discuss this or any other creative project please contact Anne Brady on 01 852 2011.


Vermillion creative team

Creative Director: Anne V. Brady

Senior Designer: Conor O'Riordan