Colette Sexton

Colette Sexton

Colette Sexton joined the Sunday Business Post in 2014. As well as being news correspondent, Sexton covers the media and marketing beat for the Sunday Business Post. A native of Co Clare, she holds a first class honours BA in History, Politics, Sociology and Social Studies from University of Limerick and a first class honours MA in Journalism from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Under the influence

Under the influence

More people than ever are registering formal complaints against social media influencers with the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland

BAI close to finishing broadcast guidelines for referendum coverage

BAI close to finishing broadcast guidelines for referendum coverage

As with prior referendums, the BAI will offer information sessions for broadcasters when the guidelines are published

Aer Lingus set to hire 300 staff as long-haul routes soar

Aer Lingus set to hire 300 staff as long-haul routes soar

Airline claims it beat Ryanair for punctuality 11 months out of 12 from Dublin Airport last year

Colette Sexton on Business

Colette Sexton on Business

Paddy McKillen jr takes up Residence as king of the Dublin entertainment scene

The Guardian's turnaround offers lessons for print industry

The Guardian's turnaround offers lessons for print industry

The Guardian's strategy of financing its journalism through donations is expected to almost halve its losses this year as it moves to a tabloid format

Busy Irish film industry getting in on the action

Busy Irish film industry getting in on the action

2018 looks set to be another hectic year for the Irish film and television industry

McGills to open new €40m hotel on Dublin’s Harcourt Street

McGills to open new €40m hotel on Dublin’s Harcourt Street

The Iveagh Garden Hotel will open in early February

Peter Mark investing €2 million in salons

Peter Mark investing €2 million in salons

The hairdressing company plans on adding three new salons this year

Glitterati asked to wear black to IFTAs over gender imbalance

Glitterati asked to wear black to IFTAs over gender imbalance

The idea to wear black came from Time’s Up, which saw A-list celebrities wear black on the red carpet of the Golden Globes

Virgin Media Ireland hopes to add 100 jobs after a successful 2017

Virgin Media Ireland hopes to add 100 jobs after a successful 2017

Chief executive Tony Hanway said that the company had over 1,000 full-time employees

An industry of influence: Celebrity endorsements

An industry of influence: Celebrity endorsements

Celebrity endorsements are nothing new, but the emergence of influencers through social media taps into the increasingly fragmented and temporary nature of today’s communicators and their audiences

Enterprise Ireland invests €250k in ticketing start-up

Enterprise Ireland invests €250k in ticketing start-up

Tito, the online conference and events ticketing platform founded by Paul Campbell and David ‘Doc’ Parsons, aims to disrupt ticketing giants like Ticketmaster and Eventbrite

Planning delays will stymie Galway for at least a decade, Supermac’s founder claims

Planning delays will stymie Galway for at least a decade, Supermac’s founder claims

Traffic issues are keeping investors out, while ‘vexatious’ objections are holding up necessary developments

Digital institute readies new business model after €26m investment

Digital institute readies new business model after €26m investment

Aaron McKenna, managing director of the Digital Marketing Institute, said the new model will provide the company, which offers digital marketing training, with recurring revenue

Setting value, getting paid

Setting value, getting paid

The new head of the trade group for Irish advertising professionals says the industry needs to foster the next generation, and understand the true value of its work