This Girl is on Fire

I’m so pleased and excited to be officially relaunching my communications consultancy Carlin Creative this coming week after a period when I wasn’t able to work. The reasons relate to a court case which is in the public domain having been reported in the press. Even if I wanted to, I’m still not legally […]

Born in Belfast, Made in a Monsoon

My work space in front of me is festooned in a schizophrenic mix of Halloween and Christmas table settings and decorations. Just another day and to be expected at Carlin Creative headquarters, as I make final preparations for today’s photo shoot with Stephen Potts, Creative Commercial Photography. The party season is almost upon us and […]

How a Pitbull attitude can sometimes help to overcome pitfalls in communications planning

Una Carlin, owner of Carlin Creative and former chief spokesperson for the BBC in Northern Ireland talks about how passion and determination can help publicists overcome some pitfalls in communications planning. Last month I had the privilege of working alongside the incredibly professional and efficient communications team, Joanne McCallister, Director of Fundraising and Communications, Rachel […]

Eat Your Words To Make Great Things Happen

I’m a big fan of author Daniel Priestley whose book Entrepreneur Revolution is a masterclass in developing your entrepreneurial mind-set, showing you how to change the way you think, the way you network and the way you make a living. He has an uncanny knack of articulating the multiple, sometimes intangible frustrations many people feel […]

Autumn on Fire

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, close bosom-friend of the maturing sun, conspiring with him how to load and bless with fruits the vines that round the thatch-eves run.” No-one can really describe autumn better than English Romantic poet, John Keats. He composed ‘To Autumn’ most appropriately on September 19th in 1819. I love this […]

The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It!

Maybe this time next year pigs might fly and I will be quoting something profound from President Elect, Donald Trump who obsessed with social media and blindly ignorant of international diplomacy is busying himself this week creating conditions which could belligerently drive China and Russia into each other’s arms. Ironically, wise old President Abraham Lincoln, […]

Sometimes it blows my mind

Sometimes it blows my mind just how lucky I have become. As I write this, my second blog since launching Carlin Creative ‘Time to Shine’ Events and Communications a few weeks ago, I am watching the late summer sun descend behind Brandon Mountain on Dingle’s North Shore, County Kerry in Ireland. The sky and tide […]

‘I Create As I Speak’

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