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Harmonia sells bulk of Irish Magazines

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 One of Ireland’s largest longest established magazine Publishing houses has sold the bulk of its Irish magazine portfolio this week to a US digital media investor. New York-based businessman Liam Lynch’s Irish Studio will acquire ‘Irish Tatler’, ‘Irish Tatler Man’, ‘U Magazine’, ‘Food&Wine Magazine’, ‘Auto Ireland’ and ‘Ireland of the Welcomes’ from Harmonia with Nora Casey retaining […]

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How to avoid being an office soapboxer

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We all know and love them ( not ). The co worker who spends more time pontificating about meaningless stuff instead of focusing on and collaborating productively on the task at hand According to Harvard businesses review, here’s how to avoid this label. An office soap boxer tends to be utterly convinced that theirs is […]

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How to plan your exit strategy after you resign

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So, You’ve decided to leave your job, and you’ve told your boss. But once you’ve gotten through that difficult conversation, you have to figure out how to tell others. According to Harvard business review , Here’s how to leave with class: 1. STRATEGISE WITH YOUR BOSS Have a rough game plan that you’ve discussed with […]

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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 […]