Conor Brophy

Conor Brophy

Will Amazon ever offer free video streaming?

Will Amazon ever offer free video streaming?

Amazon has clear advantages it can bring to bear should it decide to make a concerted push into providing a free version of Amazon Prime

Pressure on the internet giants to clean up their act

Pressure on the internet giants to clean up their act

Google and Facebook are wealthy corporations with immensely powerful tools at their disposal, but they appear not to have full control over these tools

Sony’s PS4 has managed to make it to the next level

Sony’s PS4 has managed to make it to the next level

It looked like game over for consoles not so long ago

Unilever wants to get behind Twitter's 'walled garden'

Unilever wants to get behind Twitter's 'walled garden'

Unilever’s marketing guru Keith Weed wants advertisers to be allowed to peek into the ‘walled garden’ of Facebook, Twitter et al

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