Paul McErlean, MCE Public Relations

How would Seanie Fitz look at things now?

Kirsty Winter Blog

Amidst the atrocity in Manchester last week, a piece of important business news slipped out almost unnoticed. After the longest criminal trial in the history of the Irish state, Sean Fitzpatrick, former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank and chief bogeyman of the Irish economic crash, was acquitted. After 127 days in court, the judge dismissed all of the charges and …

Harnessing The Power Of Video

Harnessing The Power Of Video

Andrew Kelly Blog

With video production becoming a bigger part of our working lives, MCE’s corporate team attended the Power of Video conference last Friday in St Anne’s Cathedral. YouTubers and vloggers from around the world descended on Belfast to share their top tips for video content. Andrew Kelly outlines a few take home messages from the event. No one size fits all …

MCE’s Fantasy Politics General Election Competition

Matthew Morrison Blog

The MCE Public Affairs team are running a competition based on the number of votes received for certain candidates in the Westminster election in Northern Ireland. Who do you think will get more votes in each of the following fantasy matchups? Pick 12 winners … Lady Hermon v Jim Shannon Gregory Campbell v Sammy Wilson Jeffrey Donaldson v Ian Paisley Margaret Ritchie …

Eight Northern Ireland Westminster Seats To Watch

Matthew Morrison Blog

From now until election day, the MCE Public Affairs team will be keeping a close eye on the key seats which will determine the outcome of the Westminster election in Northern Ireland. From the latest polls to the latest betting we will provide an up-to-date service in the coming days. 1. Fermanagh & South Tyrone – Probably Sinn Fein’s number …

Aidan Keenan: My time with MCE Public Relations

Aidan Keenan: My Work Experience With MCE Public Relations

Kirsty Winter Blog

  Final year Ulster University student, Aidan Keenan, joined us for three days of work experience at the end of April. Here’s what he learned during his time with MCE Public Relations…   I’m currently in the process of finishing up my final year Communication with Advertising Degree in Jordanstown. 99% of my days are spent thinking about my dissertation; with the …

PRCA and GCS event – The Government Communication Service: a Journey to World Class Excellence in Communications

Kirsty Winter Blog

  When: 24th May 2017 Time: 6pm Location: Ten Square Hotel, 10 Donegal Square South, Belfast BT1 5JD   Event Overview The purpose of the Government Communications Service (GCS) is to deliver world class public communications. We do this by giving our members the professional standards, guidance, tools and examples of best practice (from government and industry) that they use working …

Richard Bullick, MCE Public Relations

Northern Ireland’s political outlook

Alastair Luke Blog

MCE’s new head of public affairs, Richard Bullick, provides a summary of the current state of the Northern Ireland political landscape, the Executive deadlock, and the upcoming snap Westminster election. With the calling of the General Election politics in Northern Ireland are on pause. While the Prime Minister probably didn’t dwell too long on the Northern Ireland talks process before …

Event throwback: An Insider Art Exhibition

Kirsty Winter Blog

In December 2016, the MCE Events team created a week-long pop-up art exhibition featuring work from a number of highly acclaimed, emerging artists from Northern Ireland. The exhibition aimed to recognise and support talented young artists who currently work in Northern Ireland. The only catch? The event was to be held in an empty retail unit with no heating or electricity. And …

5 Things To Know When Starting Out In The PR Industry

Niamh Parker Blog

MCE’S Niamh Parker, a recent graduate, began her journey into the world of PR in September after joining MCE’s consumer team. When I graduated in July 2015, I really didn’t know which career path I wanted to take. So, I decided to stretch my wings and go travelling for almost a year. It didn’t really help me to decide, but …