Archive for August, 2010



What I’m Reading

Here’s a few articles which I found of interest recently: Unbranding – Business Insider: Instead of sending their latest accessory to celebs, some fashion houses are now sending rival products to sleazy stars to tarnish the reputation of rivals. (via the New York Times) Facebook now valued at $33 billion – Guardian: What’s really of [...]

Negotiation Tips Beijing Style

I was just on a week’s holidays in Beijing. Anyone who has visited the city will have experienced the markets, which bring new meaning to haggling. Essentially sales people on the various stalls will start with an opening price of up to ten times what they hope to sell an item for and negotiate for [...]

The biannual Cleraun media conference takes places this year between Friday 15 October and Sunday 17 October. As usual other events have conspired against me and I can’t make it, but the Sunday line-up looks interesting. The schedule is outlined below.The most obvious session of interest will be Carol Coulter’s talk about coverage of criminal [...]

Are We Getting Bored of Facebook?

Facebook is the world’s most popular social network, surpassing the success of previous rivals such as MySpace and Bebo, but new research shows that younger users are becoming affected by ‘Facebook Fatigue.’ PFSK points to research by Ypulse which shows that 25% of teens surveyed spent little to no time on the site. Mashable covered [...]

Media News

According to the Sunday Tribune, Gavin Duffy is lined to fill the void created by Eamonn Keane’s sudden departure at the lunchtime slot at NewsTalk. Julie O’Donnell (new blog that is well worth a subscription) has more on the article, including speculation on the make-up of the station’s breakfast show following the announcement that Claire [...]

Nice video from Ciarán Adamson which gives a behind the scenes look at what goes into creating an exhibition stand, starting with the initial sketches to the finished product.

The EU Commission Representation in Ireland and the Celsius research Group, DCU, are hosting a special one day conference entitled “Communicating environmental issues through the web – What can the internet deliver?” The conference takes place on Saturday 4th September at 10.00 am in European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Entry is free [...]

Media News

The Guardian reports that the Times’ paywall has seen its online audience fall by two thirds, a performance which eve by the Guardian’s admission is ‘better than many had expected.’ The same paper also points to the Daily Mail’s online operation, which is bucking the trend and shows that it is possible for media organisations [...]

A Danish charity, Udenfor, is running a unique initiative to raise awareness about homelessness. Guerilla Innovation writes “Copenhagen Poverty Walks is a new alternative walking tour giving locals as well as visitors a unique opportunity to experience the city from the perspective of homeless people. The tours are guided by homeless themselves and during the [...]

Media Movement

Conor O’Donnell has been named as the new editor of the Irish Daily Mail (via the Irish Times) There have been some changes at the Irish Independent business desk. Joe Brennan has moved to Bloomberg. Peter Flanagan is now in charge of the media and marketing column as Laura Noonan takes over Brennan’s previous brief. [...]




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