Irish woman, Fiona Dawson, revealed as Ireland’s Ultimate Marketer

Irish woman, Fiona Dawson, Global President of Mars Foods, Drinks and Multisales, has been named as Ireland’s Ultimate Marketer, at an event celebrating 25 years of the Marketer of the Year™ award, which is organised by Marketing.ie and sponsored since 2006 by Alternatives. Described as a strong, enigmatic and pragmatic leader, Fiona Dawson is also a member of […]

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Alternatives & MII Salary, Sentiment and Insights Survey- Key Findings amongst Directors

Alternatives & MII Salary, Sentiment and Insights Survey- Key Findings- Directors & Head of Level One third of our survey respondents (of a total of 1,200 respondents) this year were at Director or Head of level. They are the most senior respondents in career terms and have significant people and budget responsibility. 58% were female […]

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EY Entrepreneur of the Year CEO Retreat- Leadership Learnings

  I’m just back from an inspiring week away with this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year CEO Retreatin Oxford and London. There were about 100 of us on the trip, including this year’s Entrepreneur of the Year finalists and finalists from previous years. I try to block this date in my diary every year. It’s […]

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Wanted: leaders who can out-think Brexit

By Adrian Marples, Client Partner, Alternatives Elect  Everyone knows Brexit will be bad, but few know what to do about it. Attending a recent London Brexit think tank, a quick show of hands showed that the majority of the participants (a) knew that Brexit would hit them hard, and they would need to take steps […]

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Mind the Gap

  by Sandra Lawler, Founder Director of The Alternatives Group. The results of the 2016 Marketing and Digital Salary and Sentiments Survey are now out. And interesting reading they make. One element picked up by the press is the higher differential in salaries paid to men in marketing than women, the higher up the scale […]

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What I wish I’d known before I started By Bernie Keogh, managing partner, Alternatives Elect

After twenty years in business and now running a leading international executive search business based in Dublin, I’ve learned that opportunities arise, doors open and a path always emerges but the journey is more fulfilling and enjoyable if you are doing what you love. This is why I admire artists of all kind & entrepreneurs so […]

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EY Report Highlights Financial Benefits of Gender Diversity in Business

EY Report Highlights Financial Benefits of Gender Diversity in Business on International Women’s Day Organisations with 30% female leaders could add up to 6 percentage points to their net margin Ireland ranks 28th out the top 56 countries surveyed for number of women on boards Building “Pipeline” of female talent necessary to get more women […]

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Leadership and evolving talent for scaling FDI Start-Ups

Emma Jane Finnegan, Head of Client Services and FDI for Alternatives Elect writes about talent solutions for the FDI sector. For over 50 years, Ireland has an impeccable track record for attracting Foreign Direct Investment. The IDA (Irish Development Authority) announced in January 2015 that over 1,195 multinational companies have already chosen Ireland as their […]

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Learning to be a Leader

Charley Stoney, group managing director at Alternatives speaks to Tamara Whitney, sales director of Nestlé about her career progression, which includes commercial roles in some of the UK and Ireland’s leading food and drinks businesses such as Coca Cola and Premier Foods. She shares her views on a variety of subjects from the advantages of […]

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