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Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

The year ahead holds many unknowns for the sector, but bosses are largely positive about 2019, writes Colette Sexton

Raising some hackles is  the price of being a hack

Raising some hackles is the price of being a hack

It’s no harm for a newbie columnist like me to have an occasional reminder of how easy it is to upset somebody

The year in media

The year in media

Acquisitions, departures, mergers, data hacks: newspapers were often busy covering their own industry in 2018

A second helping of six of the best

A second helping of six of the best

Last week, I focused on six individuals and events that shaped the media and marketing world in 2018. Now, here are six more

A natural progression for new Gas Networks Ireland advert

A natural progression for new Gas Networks Ireland advert

Ireland’s gas network operator is unveiling its latest campaign on December 26 to avoid it getting lost in the run-up to Christmas

Six of the best, part one

Six of the best, part one

In this and next week’s columns, I reflect on 12 seasonal developments that have had a big impact on audiences and media in general. Here are my first half-dozen

BBC in talks to avert EU Brexit blackout

BBC in talks to avert EU Brexit blackout

The licences the broadcaster uses to beam hit shows into other EU countries will no longer be valid unless the UK leaves the EU on March 29 with a withdrawal agreement in place

The Media and Marketing quiz of the year

The Media and Marketing quiz of the year

Have you been paying close attention to the world of media and marketing over the past 12 months?

Let there be more light

Let there be more light

DublinTown has spent half a million euro on illuminating the city centre for Christmas, but its chief executive sees it as money well spent

Watching telly with your distractingly smart friend

Watching telly with your distractingly smart friend

An incredible 99 per cent of us have our mobiles beside us when in front of the box, which puts it up to advertisers during the ad break

No sign of a slowdown in influencer marketing

No sign of a slowdown in influencer marketing

Many roll their eyes and argue that influencer marketing can be a waste of money, but a report has found that influencers tend to have higher user engagement than the content generated by brands

UCC’s plan to negotiate the post-experts age

UCC’s plan to negotiate the post-experts age

University College Cork’s new head of media, Eoin Hahessy, is determined to play a role in reversing the current trend of evidence-based research being derided and undermined

Has RTÉ hit a tipping point?

Has RTÉ hit a tipping point?

RTÉ’s autumn schedule is not doing the business, and there are likely to be further losses unless a solution is found

Inside Track

Inside Track

Public Accounts Committee to pressure RTÉ over controversial self-employment contracts

Public Accounts Committee to pressure RTÉ over controversial self-employment contracts

Some 157 people, up to one in four of the 433 contractors at RTÉ, may have been misclassified as self-employed, a review by Eversheds Sutherland found in June