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Bay Broadcasting has bought out Radio Nova

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In the news today, our client Bay Broadcasting , which is owned by Nova’s chief executive Kevin Branigan and Michael Ormonde, has bought out radio investors Vienna Investments Des Whelan and Pat Mc Donagh. Bay Broadcasting, which previously held  a 38 per cent stake in the station, has taken full ownership of Radio Nova. The group also owns Classic Hits 4FM […]

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Robert Pitt to leave INM

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Robert Pitt, who is leaving as chief executive of Independent News & Media in a deal to end a boardroom row, is understood to have negotiated a substantial exit package. It is understood INM has set aside up to €2 million in its internal accounts to provision for the departures of senior management this year. INM announced […]

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Maximum Media appoints Daragh Byrne as CEO

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Daragh Byrne has been appointed new group chief executive of Maximum Media, the company behind the JOE, SportsJOE, Her and HerFamily brands, following Katie Molony’s decision to resign. Mr Byrne joined Maximum as chief commercial officer in January, having previously served as commercial director of UTV Ireland. He has worked in the advertising industry for more than […]

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Wake-up Call: people prefer naturals over strivers

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Wake-up Call: people prefer naturals over strivers In a Harvard test, people were more willing to select the natural even if it resulted in a less-qualified individual being hired Although people say that training is more important than talent, research shows that they prefer the natural over the striver When it comes to judging individual […]

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Dún Laoghaire’s Digital Marketing Institute gets €26m injection

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Previous investments by Spectrum Equity include Lynda.com, SurveyMonkey and Bitly  The Digital Marketing Institute in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, is to almost double its workforce after receiving a €26 million investment from Spectrum Equity. The institute said the financing would “fuel investment” in professional learning and certification programmes, accelerating the company’s international expansion. Spectrum Equity, […]

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Wake-up Call: a smart approach to changing career

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With the experience of your first career, you should know what you enjoy and what you could learn to do   As we move through life, we inevitably close doors that cannot be reopened. But some of these doors aren’t locked; the challenge is recognising which ones we have a key for. This is the […]

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 Virtual meetings can be really helpful if done properly

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Here are three steps for getting the most from employees who work remotely Virtual meeting: make sure to let people know that you want broad participation It is no longer a question of whether companies should offer the possibility to work remotely, but how to make doing so successful. A big part of that success […]

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Are you among the 24pc of people doing this to secure your job?

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Approximately one in four workers have amended their social media status to secure their current job, highlighting the impact people feel social media can have on their job prospects. Breaking down the information further, 12pc of those surveyed have changed their profile picture on social media, while 6pc took the time to delete selected posts […]

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Five tips for reporting to a workaholic boss

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Five tips for reporting to a workaholic boss Some people can’t get enough of work, staying late and checking emails after midnight. If your manager keeps this type of schedule, how do you set the right expectations and boundaries? Nancy Rothbard, a management professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, recommends thinking about what […]