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Black Sheep. 

Not really a term of endearment.  

The black sheep is often regarded as a reckless, feckless, disgraced, embarrassing ne’er-do-well. 

Or, in other words, a chancer. 

But is the black sheep really a bad thing? It stands out, the black sheep is a maverick. Moving against the grain and going its own way. 

At Black Sheep we take pride in our differences. We accept the black sheep, the people who think a little bit differently, who act a little ‘off’. Built on the experience of our members, nine individuals offering a variety of insights arriving from all walks of life, be it Cork, Mexico, Bolivia or Laois.  

As a full-service agency we stand out, our wool darker, and our ideas better. We might be sheep but we are far from domesticated, we climb mountains every day, and you can bet the farm that if you come to us with a problem, we’ll give you a solution that’ll put the wool on your chest. 




/kat/ – noun

a small domesticated carnivorous mammal with soft fur, a short snout, and retractable claws. It is widely kept as a pet or for catching mice, and many breeds have been developed.  A creative creature with amazing flexibility, outstanding prowess and just a little strange.


/dog/ – noun

a domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, non-retractable claws, and a barking, howling or whining voice. A fiercely loyal creature with incredible street smarts, cultural understandings, and a keen sense of strategy. Dedicated and wildly energetic.

On May 9th, 2022, Cats and Dogs was founded in a humble classroom in TU Dublin’s City Campus and has been pushing the frontiers of creativity and innovation ever since. We’re a team of skilled account executives, art directors, strategists, and copywriters who all want to create cool stuff. We all hold a collective vision: to go beyond the ordinary. We strive toward this shared objective by asking “So what?” “What else?” and, most crucially, “What if?”. We strive to surprise, thrill, and offer exceptional work that goes beyond “a nice ad”. By combining this with a team full of beans, open minds and a deep enthusiasm for the industry we’re digging into – we’ve got ourselves a crew of cool cats and some daring dogs.