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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…

GrowMakeEatDrink Awards success for Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend

Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend won at the NewsLetter GrowMakeEatDrink Awards ceremony held last night at the Ramada Hotel in Belfast. Purple Rain holds the contract for project management of Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend. The award was in the category for best food/drink promotion by a festival/event. Rebecca attended the ceremony along with Bank…

A decade in PR

Ten years ago, I went to Paris for the first time. As well as a holiday, it was time between changing jobs and moving into a new career. I entered the PR world in June 2006 following a passion I had for writing and photography and a voluntary role that gave me a taste for…

Market Start Up Programme in pursuit of new traders

A new Market Start Up Programme has been launched to attract new traders to The Shambles Variety Market in Armagh City. The programme, run by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council in association with Lara Goodall Consulting and Nuala Foley & Associates, is designed to help individuals and small companies get extra help and…

Purple Rain is 4 today!

PR consultancy in Northern Ireland celebrates fourth birthday Today marks the anniversary of the establishment of Purple Rain as a PR consultancy in 2011. To celebrate all that Purple Rain has achieved and been involved with over the past four years, I have put together a quick iMovie showing some of the highlights to date….

Are Collies the ‘Best in Show’?

A recent exercise carried out by journalist David McCandless to find the best breed of dog concluded that the Border Collie is the top canine animal. Purple Rain owner Rebecca McConnell wrote an opinion piece in relation to the study that was published in today’s Belfast Telegraph: I would whole heartily agree with David’s study….

Bringing in the harvest

Saturday was a beautiful autumnal day. The sky was blue, conditions were dry, perfect for the potato harvest. I joined my brother Trevor and the team in a field, with magnificent views of the Mourne Mountains, as we set out to bring in the crop of Marquis potatoes. Now potato harvesting has come a long…

To plant or not to plant

The question may be, to plant potatoes or not to plant potatoes, but the answer will always depend on the weather. Spring is a busy time down on the farm, especially when the sun is out, as you might have noticed driving through the countryside lately. My brother, Trevor, has been busy planting potatoes when…

This week I finally got around to doing a spot of DIY, something that I had been planning for quite some time. I had bought a colourful floral canvas and matching linen last year and various other bits and pieces to redecorate a room. With one thing and another it’s taken me this long to…

Why Purple Rain?

Why did I call my PR consultancy Purple Rain? There are many reasons, but before you ask, no, it’s not because I am a massive Prince fan. If I am being honest, I actually prefer ‘Raspberry beret’ from his vast repertoire. The story begins back in 2006 when I began to work in the communications…

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