MIPIM 2019

Last week saw MIPIM, the world’s leading property market event, take place in Cannes. As thousands of property experts from across the globe gathered under some glorious sunshine and in the eye line of some stunning sea views, to discuss new market trends, important announcements and to network, we were left in a very windy […]

Pitcher & Piano Sheffield...

Overview: Nationwide bar/restaurant chain Pitcher & Piano were set to open their first venue in the Steel city in October 2018. MK Brief: MK won the pitch to manage the PR for the opening, with a focus on four key areas of PR – a pre-launch strategy, social media management, blogger engagement and media relations. […]

International Women’s Day

Happy international women’s day, ladies (and gents). From an all female cast in tonight’s Emmerdale, to Putin’s photo call with female police officers, today the world is celebrating the progress, triumph and achievement of women. And nowhere more so than in Sheffield… Last night MK NCG was the proud sponsor of the Sheffield Star’s inaugural […]

Northern Communications Group

Earlier this month MK Public Relations was adopted by its now parent organisation the Northern Communications Group: an exciting new era for the PR agency, which was founded 15 years ago, almost to the day. Prolific North – London-based approach for new Yorkshire marketing group Insider Media  – New full service comms agency launched BDaily – Latest […]

The Great Northern Powerhouse...

  The Great Northern Powerhouse conference took place today in Leeds, giving an opportunity to hear and contribute to the ongoing debate and understand a little more about the vision, commitment and focus for the north.   Having recently announced MK’s move to the Northern Communications Group, I was all ears. The conference was a […]

Why PR can feel...

  Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s is upon us once again. For the most romantic day of the year, the agenda for singles is normally to avoid the annual slew of pink tat at the supermarket before drowning one’s sorrows with a bottle of vino, and for couples it means feeling obliged to be […]

BBC Radio Sheffield –...

Us PRs occasionally do like to get away from our desks and this week saw us venture down to one of our local radio stations, BBC Radio Sheffield. First broadcast in 1967, BBC Radio Sheffield is a cornerstone for local and regional news, so what better way to find out a bit more about how […]

Controversial PR – is...

PR is all about communicating a client’s message to its audience, whether that be through the press, social media, or even word of mouth. However, with the vast amount of brands out there, it can sometimes be a struggle to be noticed. That is, unless, you have something major up your sleeve to get people […]

Beat the Blues

Many will know Blue Monday as the 80s top hit by New Order – but for the purpose of this blog, I’m referring to the term used to describe the most miserable day of the year: the third Monday of January. With the festivities well and truly behind us; the momentum of work back to full swing […]

How politicians tried to...

Founder of MK, Steve McKevitt, speaks about Brexit in his recent Oxford University Press article: https://blog.oup.com/2018/12/how-politicians-tried-to-sell-brexit/   If we examine the two campaigns in terms of their message strategy, i.e. the way in which they sought to influence swing voters, significant differences become apparent. Remain is widely regarded to have been poorly executed – not a […]