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MacComms

Formed in April 2015, MacComms is founded and run by leading West Yorkshire businesswoman Ellie MacDonald who has 10 years’ PR and marketing experience.

Three years on since forming, MacComms has helped almost 100 firms to raise their profile. The firm has supported a number fellow start-up’s and SMEs across a range of sectors with a particular focus on tech and food and drink. Clients include The Car Buying Group, Cooper King Distillery and Vanacci.

Ellie is supported by finance director, Martin Mellor, HR director Sarah Darbyshire and sales director Chris Rabbitt. As well as experienced account manager Jennifer Ogden, senior account executive Emily Docherty and digital PR executive, Sophie Nightingale.

For more information about MacComms visit www.maccomms.net and follow on Twitter @MacCommsYorks.

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Duo of appointments and promotion for fast-growing Yorkshire firm
31 May 2018 10:15
A Yorkshire-based PR agency has appointed two new team members to support the company’s fast expansion. MacComms, based in the Digital Hub on Whitehall Road, Leeds, has appointed sales director Chris Rabbit and digital PR executive Sophie Nightingale, following a series of new client account wins. Emily...
Yorkshire PR firm celebrates third year in business with celebratory fundraising event
02 May 2018 10:00
A Leeds-based PR agency has marked its third birthday in business with a fundraising event attended by 50 guests, raising awareness and funds for a local charity. MacComms, which recently moved into the Digital Hub of No1 Leeds, Whitehall Road, held the event on Thursday 26 April to celebrate its...
Fast-growing PR agency partners with leading entertainers to host third birthday celebration
12 Apr 2018 14:03
A Leeds-based PR agency has partnered with a leading cocktail specialist, and interactive quiz company, to host a networking and celebration event for the firm’s third year in business, raising funds for a local charity. MacComms will host the event on 26 April 2018 at 5.00pm at the company’s...
Leeds start-up PR firm breaks £100,000 with another year of record growth
09 Mar 2018 16:08
A Leeds-based start-up PR agency has exceeded £100,000 in turnover in less than three years of business. MacComms, based at Entrepreneurial Spark, Leeds, has grown more than 100% year on year and has reached the milestone turnover in sales of PR services prior to celebrating its third year in business...
Leeds-based businesses partner to support growing start-up community
27 Feb 2018 13:51
Two Leeds-based start-up firms specialising in supporting tech firms have formed a partnership to support even more young digital businesses. MacComms, a PR agency entering its third year in business has joined forces with LightStart Apps, digital specialists of app and website development. The firms...
Leeds businesses collaborate to host women empowerment event ahead of International Women’s Day 2018
20 Feb 2018 11:12
Three Leeds-based businesses are working in collaboration to host a female empowerment self-defence workshop, following one editor in chief’s frightening encounter with a stalker. Jyoti Matoo, editor in chief of fashion magazine; Voir, was followed by a man whilst walking home from Leeds City Centre...
Yorkshire PR agency celebrates series of client wins
20 Feb 2018 10:49
A fast-growing Yorkshire-based PR firm is proud to announce a series of new client account wins. Leeds-based MacComms continues its rapid expansion with numerous additions to its ever-growing client base. The new contracts see MacComms providing PR services to businesses in various sectors, including...
Leeds-based PR agency announces new account manager at successful celebration event
01 Dec 2017 10:26
A Leeds-based PR agency hosted an end of year networking event for businesses this week to celebrate the firm’s best year in business to date. Start-up firm, MacComms, hosted the event on Wednesday 29th November at the newly opened Neighbourhood bar in Leeds. The evening saw more than 50 business...
Yorkshire PR agency hosts end of year celebration event
23 Nov 2017 09:44
A Leeds-based PR agency will host an end of year networking event for businesses to celebrate the firm’s best year in business to date. Start-up firm, MacComms will host the event on 29th November 2017 at 5.30pm at Neighbourhood Bar in Leeds. The event will see business professionals, entrepreneurs...
Yorkshire PR agency partners with world’s largest free accelerator programme
07 Nov 2017 14:38
Leeds-based MacComms has partnered with the world’s largest free business growth accelerator programme, Entrepreneurial Spark powered by NatWest. Entrepreneurial Spark is an enablement programme tailored to start-up and scale-up businesses operating in hubs across the UK, including Birmingham,...
Leeds-based PR agency hosts practical PR workshop
25 Oct 2017 10:14
Leeds-based PR agency, MacComms is set to host an intensive workshop for entrepreneurs to plan their PR strategies in a bid to make 2018 their best year yet. The event, which will take place on 17th November 2017 at Wiz Workspace, Park Cross Street, Leeds will be led by MacComms’ founder and managing...
Yorkshire PR agency celebrates hat-trick of account wins
18 Oct 2017 15:50
A fast-growing Yorkshire-based PR firm is proud to announce a trio of new client account wins. The contracts will see Leeds-based MacComms, working with an array of local businesses operating in event services, print management and the healthcare sector. Maintaining an impressive history of fast...
Leeds-based entrepreneur motivates Merseyside students
27 Sep 2017 13:43
The founder and managing director of West Yorkshire-based PR agency, MacComms will speak to an audience of students at The University of Liverpool, about her entrepreneurial journey on 3rd October 2017. Ellie MacDonald, who formed start-up agency MacComms in April 2015, after having spent more than...
HR director appointed to fast growing Yorkshire start-up
18 Sep 2017 11:00
A West Yorkshire-based PR agency has appointed its third director to support the company’s fast expansion since inception in April 2015. MacComms has appointed Sarah Darbyshire from HR Solutions Yorkshire to support the business’s growing team and recruitment requirements as outsourced HR Director....
Partnership pays off for duo’s record month of growth
19 Jul 2017 14:15
Two Yorkshire entrepreneurs are celebrating record growth in their businesses following a successful partnership together. Sowerby Bridge-based Mellor Financial Management has worked with Leeds-based PR agency MacComms since January 2017. Managing Director of Mellor Financial Management, Martin...
Yorkshire businesswoman to speak at summer soiree
26 Jun 2017 11:26
The founder and managing director of a Leeds-based PR agency will speak to an audience of young professionals about her entrepreneurial journey at an event on 5th July 2017. Successful entrepreneur, Ellie MacDonald, who established MacComms in April 2015, will provide an insightful presentation as...
Leeds-based entrepreneur to support Polish business event
30 May 2017 12:27
The founder and managing director of a Leeds-based PR agency will share industry knowledge with local business professionals at a networking event in Leeds on 7 June 2017. Founder of MacComms, Ellie MacDonald has been named as a guest speaker at the Polish Business Link’s business networking event,...
Yorkshire PR agency undertakes month-long charity challenge for business birthday
26 Apr 2017 11:55
A fast-growing Leeds-based PR firm is proud to celebrate its second birthday in business. Maintaining an impressive history of fast growth, MacComms has now grown to a team of four and increased turnover by 145% in year two. To celebrate, the firm is marking its two-year anniversary with a month-long...
Start-up entrepreneur named top four business woman of the year
07 Apr 2017 11:10
The founder of a Leeds-based start-up PR agency has been named in the top four Business Women of the Year category, at the Yorkshire Choice Awards. Ellie MacDonald, who founded MacComms in 2015, was named a finalist at an evening awards ceremony, which took place at Elland Road’s Centenary Pavillion,...
Yorkshire PR agency celebrates a duo of financial Calderdale clients
22 Mar 2017 11:15
A fast-growing Yorkshire-based PR firm is proud to announce its two-new client wins from Calderdale. The contracts will see Leeds-based PR firm MacComms working with businesses in card payment solutions and financial advisory services. The companies who have appointed MacComms, include Brighouse-based...
West Yorkshire entrepreneur returns to school to inspire young people
07 Mar 2017 15:34
The founder of West Yorkshire-based PR and marketing firm, MacComms, will go back to school this month to inspire the region’s next generation of professionals. Ellie MacDonald, who founded MacComms in 2015, spoke to students at Kirklees College on 7 March 2017 as part of National Employability...
Leeds-based PR agency appoints first account manager
12 Jan 2017 15:30
An expanding PR and marketing firm has appointed an account manager to support its growing client base. Jennifer Ogden will be responsible for both the management of existing and new client accounts, whilst playing in key role in driving business growth and development. Founded in 2015 by Ellie...
Yorkshire PR firm founder to speak at young entrepreneur expo
24 Oct 2016 13:36
Press release 21 October 2016 Yorkshire PR firm founder to speak at young entrepreneur expo A West Yorkshire businesswoman is set to educate young entrepreneurs at a young entrepreneur expo in Bradford. Ellie MacDonald, who launched PR and marketing firm MacComms18 months ago, has been invited...
PR agency takes centre stage at prestigious wedding awards
06 Oct 2016 11:24
Press release 6 October 2016 PR agency takes centre stage at prestigious wedding awards A fast-growing Yorkshire PR agency is set to award winners at the UK Wedding Blogger Awards in London. PR firm, MacComms, has announced its sponsorship of the prestigious UK Wedding Blogger Awards...
Yorkshire PR firm founder hosts seminar at Leeds business week
24 Aug 2016 16:23
Press release 24 August 2016 Yorkshire PR firm founder hosts seminar at Leeds business week A West Yorkshire businesswoman is to host her own PR business growth masterclass in conjunction with the Yorkshire Mafia at Leeds business week. Ellie MacDonald, who launched PR and marketing firm MacComms...
PR firm launches wedding PR service
23 Jun 2016 10:44
A West Yorkshire-based PR agency has officially launched its wedding offer. One-year-old firm, MacComms, is proud to announce the launch of its wedding PR offer, following founder, Ellie MacDonald’s passion to promote everything weddings! Following the success of her own DIY wedding in 2014, Ellie,...
Organisers of popular customer service awards announce amazing fundraising opportunity!
23 Jun 2016 10:39
Organisers of a hugely popular annual wedding awards ceremony, which recognises suppliers and venues' service excellence, have this week announced an exciting opportunity to help fundraise for the York branch of the MS society who are celebrating their 60th anniversary. The prestigious North of...
Publishers of the unique planning directory the wedding guide announce unique wedding competition!
22 Jun 2016 16:50
Publishers of a hugely popular and prestigious planning directory have this week announced an exciting new competition for anyone getting married. The Wedding Guide UK has revealed that it will be giving away twenty top prizes to couples to help them make their celebrations totally unique. The prizes...
Yorkshire PR firm appoints two new recruits
18 Jun 2016 15:45
Press release 17 June 2016 Yorkshire PR firm appoints two new recruits A growing West Yorkshire-based public relations firm has appointed its first full time employee and a student summer placement. MacComms, based in Huddersfield and Leeds, has employed Grace Morton who joins as account executive...
National firm puts Zest into UK festivals
17 Jun 2016 22:45
Press release 27 May 2016 Yorkshire firm puts Zest into UK festivals National cocktail company has been contracted to provide bars for ten leading UK festivals this year, a contract which is collectively worth over £100,000. Zest Mixology, which has recently celebrated its fifth year in business,...
UK company covers Major Tim Peake’s return home
17 Jun 2016 12:15
Press release 17 June 2016 UK company covers Major Tim Peake’s return home A UK digital media and event company is behind the coverage of Major Tim Peake’s exploits in space, including all his regular PR calls and his return back to planet Earth. London and Leeds-based firm, World Wide Pictures,...

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