Danske Bank Announces Christmas Gift For Cancer Fund For Children

Danske Bank Announces Christmas Gift For Cancer Fund For Children

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s leading children’s cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children has received a £5,000 Christmas charity gift from Danske Bank. The bank made the donation after its employees, customers and members of the public voted for the local charity they wanted to see receive a Christmas gift this year. Cancer Fund for Children provides practical and emotional support to young …

Local Choir Hits The High Notes To Star In The OUTLET’s Christmas TV Campaign

Niamh Parker Consumer

St. Agnes’ Choral Society has won an opportunity to feature in a Christmas TV campaign for The OUTLET in Banbridge. The Belfast-based musical theatre group, which celebrated its 60th anniversary this year, answered The OUTLET’s call to find a choir for its ‘Jingle All The Way’ Christmas TV campaign by submitting a video demo and impressed the judges with their …

‘Tis The Season At MCE

Niamh Parker Blog

Feeling uninspired about what to get your loved one this year? MCE’s consumer team members Niamh Parker and Sarah Carey have done the hard work for you and collated their very own 12 days of Christmas wish-list. And since it’s officially December, we see no shame in turning up the volume to Mariah Carey’s ‘All I want for Christmas’ while …

Christmas Gift Guides

Niamh Parker Blog

MCE’S client executive, Niamh Parker, shares some tips on how to secure coverage in gift guides. In the PR world, Christmas has well and truly been in full swing for the past couple of months. The festive season accounts for massive revenue, so it’s no wonder there is such an emphasis on Christmas PR. Securing press coverage for clients around …

The Merchant Hotel Lights up For Christmas

Kirsty Winter Consumer

As the countdown to the festive season begins, one of Belfast’s most spectacular Christmas trees has been unveiled, after months of preparation.  Guests at the hotel enjoyed a yuletide performance in The Great Room Restaurant by the renowned Belfast Community Gospel Choir as the lights on the impressive 25ft tree, which took over six hours to erect, were switched on.  …

Christmas Spending Expected To Rise As UK Shoppers Are Top Gift Buyers In Europe

Christmas Spending Expected To Rise As UK Shoppers Are Top Gift Buyers In Europe

Andrew Kelly Corporate

UK consumers intend to spend an average £544 (€614) each this Christmas, 1.8% more than 2016, according to Deloitte’s 2017 European Christmas Survey. The majority of spending will be dedicated to gifts (£284 / €321), followed by food and drink (£141 / €159), socialising (£63 / €71) and travel (£56 / €63). The survey of 8,154 consumers across 10 European …