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Aidan McCullen

Director and Founder of Digital and Innovation at Communicorp. Retired rugby player for Leinster, Toulouse and London Irish.

After ten years as a professional rugby player, Aidan McCullen now brings his passion and dedication into the world of digital media and innovation. 

After ten years as a professional rugby player for Leinster, Toulouse and London Irish, Aidan McCullen has channelled his energy, professionalism, and innovation into founding and running Communicorp Digital for Communicorp, one of the biggest players in the Irish and European media market.

Having spent some time researching the Irish advertising market and seen the potential for digital advertising, Aidan started an unpaid internship with Communicorp. Eighteen months later, he founded Communicorp Digital, which powers the digital side of such media giants as Newstalk, Today FM, Spin1038, Spin Southwest, 98FM, TXFM, and FRQ.FM. 

With his passion for innovation and digital media, Aidan has been the driving force behind the huge digital growth of the stations, and he has a talent for combining traditional and new media and creating brand engagement through award-winning campaigns.

Aidan is a board member of the Irish Internet Association.

Since the start of 2016 he has been the Head of Innovation Partnerships and Funding at RTÉ.

As well as his day job Aidan is host of RTÉ’s Innovation show, often the top tech podcast in the Irish iTunes charts and is editor of the popular blog “The Thursday Thought”.

Aidan is often solicited as a speaker and is renowned for making complex topics enjoyable and easy to understand. Aidan has spoken at the following events, IAB Mobile Connect, 3XE Digital, Celtic Media Festival, Futurescope, Irish Tech Summit and many more.


    Keynote topics

    • Social Media Landscape & Strategy
    • Digital Publishing Strategy
    • Innovation in advertising
    • The future of publishing
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