Conor Brophy

Conor Brophy

Can sports sites thrive without live sports rights?

Can sports sites thrive without live sports rights?

The ‘loser’ media outlets without exclusive access to live sports are proving to be a slam dunk when it comes to coverage

A crafty move by Waterstones shows that readers are keen to buy into the story of ‘small beer’ independent bookshops

A crafty move by Waterstones shows that readers are keen to buy into the story of ‘small beer’ independent bookshops

You can’t judge a bookshop by its cover, writes Conor Brophy

Conor Brophy: Audiences may have fragmented in the digital age - but content has too

Conor Brophy: Audiences may have fragmented in the digital age - but content has too

Consumers are still experimenting to see what best fits their viewing requirements

Streaming works brilliantly for the 1 per cent of top acts, and nobody else

Streaming works brilliantly for the 1 per cent of top acts, and nobody else

There's good reason that it's not often an independent act expresses anything other than scorn for streaming services

People hate digital ads, and their impact is increasingly hard to measure and count

People hate digital ads, and their impact is increasingly hard to measure and count

Online advertising is often muted, minimised or blocked – a mountain to overcome for the industry

Sony has realised that content is not as ‘king’ as it used to be

Sony has realised that content is not as ‘king’ as it used to be

It has taken it a quarter of a century to realise it overpaid when it shelled out $3.4 billion for Columbia

Tough Mudder: Crawling through dirt while dodging live wires?

Tough Mudder: Crawling through dirt while dodging live wires?

It’s the newest fitness craze - and the ‘endurance’ brand Tough Mudder is in the lead

Conor Brophy: Trust in the media is at its worst in Ireland for 17 years

Conor Brophy: Trust in the media is at its worst in Ireland for 17 years

That’s lower than Britain where people are supposedly fed up with so-called experts

Europe is targeting the cookie monster

Europe is targeting the cookie monster

That could mean the end of online banner ads, and the revenue that comes with them, writes Conor Brophy

A fall in revenue in China spells disaster for Hollywood

A fall in revenue in China spells disaster for Hollywood

Despite an increase in cinema ticket sales in China, revenue has actually fallen drastically

Games without frontiers for Irish developer

Games without frontiers for Irish developer

Digit is working away on a major mobile game tied in with a Hollywood franchise blockbuster – a possible sign of big success to come

Conor Brophy: Stranger things have happened

Conor Brophy: Stranger things have happened

In the year of the outsider, targeted and often free marketing paid off for Netflix - and the Trump campaign

Conor Brophy on Domhnall Gleeson’s Burberry advert

Conor Brophy on Domhnall Gleeson’s Burberry advert

Could the ad point the way to the success of an innovative Channel 4 format that’s betting on viewers’ desire for a big-screen TV experience?

NBCUniversal’s latest $200m investment in Buzzfeed shows the belief in new media

NBCUniversal’s latest $200m investment in Buzzfeed shows the belief in new media

The giant has doubled down on the social news and entertainment company

Despite fall in traditional revenue sources, Gannett and Tronc’s common ground could yield growth

Despite fall in traditional revenue sources, Gannett and Tronc’s common ground could yield growth

Circulation revenue and print advertising declines need not mean that the two companies won't end up together