Conor Brophy

Conor Brophy

Media owners find selling options narrowing

Media owners find selling options narrowing

Jann Wenner and Richard Desmond are poles apart in most ways. But the two publishers now find themselves in similarly sticky situations

Businesses are preparing for the voice-control revolution

Businesses are preparing for the voice-control revolution

Many users are already finding Alexa and Echo too chatty by half, writes Conor Brophy

The humiliating fall of Bell Pottinger is a cautionary tale for PR firms the world over

The humiliating fall of Bell Pottinger is a cautionary tale for PR firms the world over

In the end, the PR firm was found to be lacking in both foresight and, more importantly, ethical fortitude

Netflix has proved subtitled TV can break into the mainstream

Netflix has proved subtitled TV can break into the mainstream

As of the end of June, Netflix had, for the first time in its history, more members outside the US than in its home country

Angry Birds movie seems to have given Rovio new hope

Angry Birds movie seems to have given Rovio new hope

Rovio will have to show that Angry Birds can continue to lay golden eggs, or find another goose

The art of the pivot

The art of the pivot

The US basketball shoe maker Under Armour’s identity as a performance brand worked for it - until it didn’t. It’s all about ‘athleisure’ now

Music giants turn screw on Spotify

Music giants turn screw on Spotify

Spotify has defied expectations to hold its own against Apple Music – but the streaming giant still hasn’t got enough of its users to pay

Google figures still rising despite price pressure

Google figures still rising despite price pressure

Web giant's parent Alphabet easily paid an EU fine that would have crippled other multinationals

Conor Brophy: Has Netflix reached escape velocity?

Conor Brophy: Has Netflix reached escape velocity?

Netflix is taking off like a rocket, but will it fall back to earth?

Conor Brophy: By 2020, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Guardian will be changed organisations

Conor Brophy: By 2020, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Guardian will be changed organisations

It will involve less breadth but more depth, as well as accepting that past performance is no guarantee of future success

When it comes to luring users away from Netflix and other rivals, Facebook is ready to play them at their own game

When it comes to luring users away from Netflix and other rivals, Facebook is ready to play them at their own game

The biggest social network of them all has been adding friends in Hollywood

Conor Brophy: Vice Media’s alternative output has long attracted investment from established media giants

Conor Brophy: Vice Media’s alternative output has long attracted investment from established media giants

Now, with $450m from venture capitalists TPG, an IPO may be on the cards

As sports fans tune out, broadcasters struggle to find a winning solution

As sports fans tune out, broadcasters struggle to find a winning solution

Viewers can be as fickle as a toddler going through the terrible twos, writes Conor Brophy

Conor Brophy: 2017 top brands list is dominated by Big Tech

Conor Brophy: 2017 top brands list is dominated by Big Tech

The Brandz 100 list claims to rank brands according to proprietary brand value - and their picks have outperformed the market

Conor Brophy: Although a question mark hangs over its cost, ad fraud is far-reaching

Conor Brophy: Although a question mark hangs over its cost, ad fraud is far-reaching

And with advertisers increasingly spending money in mobile, fraudsters are on the move