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Joan Fahey

Head of The Alternatives Panel & Digital

jfahey@alternatives.ie +353 1 6618889
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As Head of The Alternatives Panel, I help clients fast track their success by accessing our agile team of leading Interim Managers, contractors and consultants, with marketing, digtial and data skills. 

With my marketing and media industry experience, I have a deep understanding of evolving marketing needs, the challenges businesses face in the fast paced digital and data led marketplace, and the talent needed to drive success.  

My passion is in helping businesses and careers to grow and it is so rewarding when I find the right solution for both our clients and candidates.  

I also specialise in senior digital marketing talent. Some recent assignments I have completed include Head of Digital (FMCG), Global Digital Marketing Manager (FMCG), Digital Account Director (Agency) and Senior Project Director (Agency).

Prior to Alternatives, I spent 18 years in the global media industry; 10 years at media agencies in New York (MediaCom and Universal McCann) working with global brands such as L’Oreal, Coca-Cola, Sony, Cartier and VW/Audi and then returned to Ireland in 2009 and joined The Rational Group, a leading online gaming Company where I was responsible for Global Media.  

I bring a vast amount of international industry knowledge and expertise across media planning and buying, digital media and marketing, e-commerce and business intelligence. I have a Marketing degree from DIT, College of Marketing and Design and a Diploma in Digital Marketing from the DMI.

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What you say

Joan has been instrumental in enabling me to realise my career goals. From explaining to her what I was looking for in my next move, she proactively went to market to seed my capabilities with prospective companies and ultimately found me exactly what I was looking for. Throughout the entire process she was very encouraging, responsive and I felt she had my back all along the journey. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Joan to anyone looking for their next career move. Without Joan's help, I know I would never have found the role I am now so happy to be in.

Joan is polite and professional in all her dealings. She listens to a recruitment brief and responds with well-chosen candidates rather than trying to fill round holes with square pegs! If you are recruiting in the area of digital marketing or agency then Joan definitely needs to be on your list of recruiters

Joan's Latest Jobs

  • Digital Marketing Manager

    A leading Irish Media Publisher is looking for an experienced Digital Marketing Manager to join their team on a 12-month FTC. Key responsibility for this role is to drive subscriptions and customer engagement for a new digital product offering. Key Responsibilities Grow subscription base across their portfolio of digital products Direc...

    Job Tyoe:
    Interim
    Location:
    Ireland
    Salary:
    60,000
    Disciplines:
    Marketing
    Apply
  • Innovation Marketing Manager

    This is a really exciting role with a fantastic marketing team who are looking for an experienced INNOVATION MARKETING MANAGER, with a difference on a 6-month FTC. Working with a game-changing alcohol drinks brand, this role will support breaking new ground for this massively creative category. WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO THE TABLE: IN Y...

    Job Tyoe:
    Interim
    Location:
    Ireland
    Salary:
    85000
    Disciplines:
    Marketing
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  • Group Account Director

    Are you a talented, edgy, finger-on-pulse passionate agency-side Account Director and looking to work with the best in the market? This is a great opportunity to join a forward-thinking youth marketing agency that is leading the way. Our client is looking for an entrepreneurial Group Account Director to help grow their brand and busine...

    Job Tyoe:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Ireland
    Salary:
    70,000-90,000
    Disciplines:
    Marketing
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