Thursday January 23, 2020

Niall McGarry steps down over Maximum Media click farm controversy

Founder of Joe.ie and Her.ie publisher leaves executive roles after it emerged that listenership figures were falsely inflated

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
28th November, 2019
Niall McGarry will remain involved in Maximum Media’s British arm. Picture: Fergal Philips

Niall McGarry, the founder of Maximum Media, has stepped down following a controversy over listenership figures on sponsored content being falsely inflated.

The surprise move comes after Core, Ireland’s largest media agency, suspended all its campaigns with the Joe.ie and Her.ie publisher when it emerged that audio-plays on the 2017 AIB-sponsored Capital B podcast were artificially boosted.

McGarry has stepped down from...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Disney takes seven places in the top ten most-watched movies in Ireland

Elaine O'Regan | 4 days ago

While the parties gear up for the usual pantomime and posturing, the public’s attention is focused firmly elsewhere – on the return of Love Island

Willie O'Reilly | 4 days ago

Revised strategy aims to ensure state broadcaster meets €60 million budget cut commitments

Aaron Rogan | 4 days ago