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Spotify is going public in early 2018

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Spotify is finally ready to go public. The streaming music giant filed a confidential registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission in late December, with the intention of listing its shares on the New York Stock Exchange in the first quarter of this year, according to two people briefed on the company’s plans who were […]


Irish agency Rothco snapped up by Accenture


Irish ad agency Rothco snapped up by Accenture for undisclosed sum Irish advertising agency Rothco, whose clients include AIB, Heineken, Tesco, Lyons and Dublin Bus, has been acquired by Accenture for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1995 by Patrick Hickey, Paul Hughes & Patrick Ronaldson, Rothco is an award-winning creative agency that employs more than 150 strategic, creative, technology, design, project management and […]


Maximum Media appoints Maria Scannell as chief commercial officer

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Maximum Media has appointed Maria Scannell as its new chief commercial officer, replacing Daragh Byrne who was promoted to chief executive in October. Ms Scannell joins the Irish-owned media group from Digicel, where she was head of its Trend Media Pacific group and oversaw a team of 45 staff across commercial production, digital publishing, media […]


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 […]


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 […]


How to plan your exit strategy after you resign


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 […]


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 […]


Robert Pitt to leave INM


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 […]


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 […]