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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…

Rathfriland Young Farmers – A club on the move

Rathfriland YFC, a club that I have been a member for almost 20 years, recently undertook a major building project after selling their hall that was situated on Newry Street, in the spring of 2013. I attempted my first time lapse video, photographing the construction of the 520sq m hall based off the Downpatrick Street…

Strike a pose!

There comes a time in the life of a PR professional where you have to go in front of the camera. It’s not often but it’s necessary to keep your profile in the industry. So, in need of new profile pics for current work projects, I enlisted the help of Elaine Hill Photography. Having hired Elaine…

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….

Purple Rain Calendars 2015

In amongst today’s list of tasks to be completed was the design of the Purple Rain calendar for 2015. With December coming faster than Rudolph on Red Bull, I realised it was about time I got my skates on and picked out 12 images for my special gift to Purple Rain’s faithful clients this year. 2014’s desktop…

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….

Strictly Young Farmers

Twenty-two brave members of the Young Farmers Clubs’ of Ulster swopped their wellies and trainers to take part in County Down’s Strictly Young Farmers event at the weekend. The eleven couples had been in training since September and Purple Rain was invited to manage the photography, both on the night and for the glossy brochure…

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…

CIPR Summer Social

Last night, I attended the CIPR NI Social Summer at the National Cafe in Belfast. It is quite a rare opportunity for PR pro’s in Northern Ireland to meet up so it’s best to make the effort when an event is on. For those not familiar with the CIPR, it stands for the Chartered Institute…

Mrs Mary Trimble MBE lays a brick at the new Rathfriland YFC hall on Downpatrick Street assisted by club leader Christopher Simpson as Club President Rosemary McConnell and Vice President Rebecca McConnell look on.

Today, I had a photocall in the diary. That’s nothing new in the life of a PR professional but today was a very special photocall. For once, rather than directing a photographer on what photos to take for a client or, as most recently, taking the pictures for clients, I got to be in front…

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