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The journey so far…

Today, nine years ago, I set up Purple Rain as a PR consultancy. Thanks to my clients and the support of family and colleagues, I am still in business getting to promote companies and organisations and work on some wonderful campaigns. Here is a short video showing some of my work to date and some…

Campaigns recognised at Premier Digital Awards 2019

Social media campaigns for the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, managed by Purple Rain PR, were recognised at Premier Digital Awards in London. Christmas Means More and Easter Means Everything were created to help tell the story of people’s faith online. They came runner’s up in the Best Use of Social Media category at the UK…

Remembering the fallen journalists

After a visit to St Bride’s Church in London for the 70th anniversary of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), Rebecca reflects on the need to remember journalists who have died in war zones bringing us the news. You’re watching the news with a cuppa and the pictures that you see on TV aren’t…

Food Matters at the Barn opens it’s doors

A cookery school offering classes in practical family cooking has been officially opened on the outskirts of Rathfriland, Co Down. Food Matters at the Barn on the Whitegate Road is the business dream of Heather Henning, a Food Science graduate from Queen’s University, Belfast. From her wealth of experience working in the food industry specialising…

Happy Birthday to the UFU & Balmoral Show

One of the key drivers in creating a newsworthy publicity campaign is the marking of time of an organisation or service that has been going for a long time. This week sees the 150th Balmoral Show take place and this year, the Ulster Farmers’ Union are also celebrating their Centenary and being the voice of…

Joyce McConnell, Rebecca McConnell, Vincenta Leyden and Lisa Stewart pictured at In the line of duty

To mark the seventh anniversary of Purple Rain, I held a photography exhibition in Rathfriland on the theme In the line of duty, in Rathfriland Young Farmers’ Hall. I was delighted with the turnout and response from family, friends and neighbours as well as the local community. Colleagues I had worked with in the past journeyed…

Caught ‘In the line of duty’ – images from Rebecca’s first photography exhibition

My first photography exhibition was based around the theme In the line of duty, celebrating people carrying out ordinary and extraordinary duties. This followed on from one of my City & Guilds assignments that I submitted towards my Level 2 distinction in Photo Imaging. If you missed the exhibition, here are some of the images…

Purple Rain presents In the line of duty

A photography exhibition by Rebecca J McConnell What have a farmer, a Wimbledon line judge, a golf caddie, a bridesmaid and a GB captain all got in common? They all feature in my first photography exhibition In the line of duty that is taking place next month on Saturday 17th February. In celebration of Purple…

The Entlebucher Alpabfahrt 2017

Over the years, I have brought in the cows for milking hundreds of times on the farm. If the sky is clear, I can look right across the Mourne Mountains, see Spelga Dam’s wall and even notice if the overflow is on. This month, I got the opportunity to watch herds of cattle come down…

Purple Rain makes Swiss Press

As a member of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists of Ireland (Northern Section), I had the opportunity and privilege to visit Switzerland this month as part of the IFAJ Press Tour hosted by the Swiss Guild. The focus was Food Security, Free Trade and Sustainability and was held in a rural area in the Lucerne…

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