10 minutes with… Dennis Ellis

Dennis Ellis

  Dennis is a Media Trading Executive within the Trading team here in RTÉ Media Sales. 


The best piece of advice I was ever given…

Buy a plunger before you need a plunger.

The one electronic device I couldn’t live without is…

If I’m having a massive heart attack, that would be a defibrillator.

The best part of my job is…

Joy. You can’t spell joy without ‘my job’.

The most rewarding part of my job is…

Monetary compensation to pay for food, clothing and shelter.

Digital detox - yay or nay?

Let me Google that.

What was your first job?

Paperboy at age 11. The Sunday papers were the worst, very heavy!

What was the last book you read?

Acid for the Children, by Flea.

Tell us something interesting that people may not know about you?

I can stand on one foot with my eyes closed for more than 10 seconds (try it)

What's the most overused word in your industry?

Added value.

Have you ever met anyone famous?

Pamela Anderson, but no sparks flew.

What's your favourite app?

AIB Mobile.

What is your favourite brand and why? 

Constantly changing, but for the last 17 years (since I moved to Ireland) it’s been Fairy (Liquid and Non-Bio), nothing comes close.

Which two organizations outside your own do you know the most people at and why?

Several ad agency groups in Dublin, and The Blue Light pub in Barnacullia.

How do you define success?

The accomplishment of an aim or purpose, also, the attainment of wealth, favour, or eminence, according to Merriam-Webster

What or who are you a ‘closet’ fan of? 

The Canadian progressive rock trio Rush.