Alan Cox: believes marketers missed an opportunity to innovate when they really should have been innovating – during the recession

The marketing industry is “slow-moving”, “conservative” and too hesitant to take risks, says Alan Cox, chief executive of Core Media, the largest medi(...)

Alan Cox, chief executive of Core Media Group. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

Core Media Group, the largest media-buying agency in the Irish advertising market, has been appointed to run the ZenithOptimedia franchise in Ireland,(...)

Advertising ’has a critical role in underpinning the media sector in Ireland,’ Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte said.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Every €1 spend on advertising generates on average €5.7 for the Irish economy, a new report has found that. Advertising makes up almost two fifths (38(...)

Broadcaster Pat Kenny: He spanned both entertainment and current affairs, though he was  more suited to the latter

Pat Kenny was, for many years, the perfect man for RTÉ and theirs was a 41-year-marriage with more ups than downs. He spanned both entertainmen(...)