ICOM, a leading global network of independent advertising and marketing communications agencies, has appointed Grafton Media, Dublin, to represent the network in Ireland.Founded in 2006, Grafton Media is a young, integrated agency of 25 people with young management and a variety of accounts including work produced for Google Ireland. With a heavy focus on digital, Grafton Media has been able to show strong, steady growth despite the rocky Irish economy during the recent global recession.Mr. Antrobus said Grafton Media is looking to develop collaborative relationships with other agencies for a variety of reasons, including opportunities to expand. “We also want to build strategic relationships and partnerships in order to be able to call on members of the network for additional skills and knowledge when required. We look forward to being part of the ICOM network,” he said.Gary Burandt, ICOM managing director, said Grafton Media is a welcome addition and the agency’s digital expertise strengthens the network’s resources. The agency becomes the 46th member of ICOM’s EMEA region.Among Grafton Media’s other clients are: Clonmel Health, Caldesene, H&K International, Premier Business Centres and Foroige.ICOM is the world’s largest independent network of advertising and marketing communications agencies composed of more than 100 agencies in more than 60 countries and offers the broadest geographic coverage. Annual billings total US$3.5 billion with gross income exceeding US$500 million.