Meg Connolly Communications is a New York City-based high-service, results-driven public relations and marketing agency representing prestigious international clients in the luxury lifestyle arena. MCC is recognized for its dynamic and creative approach, flawless execution and press generating partnerships and initiatives. Driving multi-channel coverage across print, social and digital platforms, MCC’s layered approach to press campaigns seeds dynamic results from page to pixel. Since its inception in 2006, MCC has carefully grown its client base to include some of the world’s most celebrated luxury brands.
Committed to a structure which fosters senior level leadership on all accounts, MCC has established a trusted network of international media contacts who value our intelligent, targeted pitches and storylines, resulting in brand elevating, feature story coverage in the powerful and influential publications around the world.
Meg Connolly is a leader in luxury public relations and marketing field with over a decade of experience managing communications for some of the world’s most beloved luxury brands. As Principal of MCC, Meg directs and manages all accounts, conceives of strategic partnerships and initiatives and advises clients on all aspects of communications and marketing. Additionally, she remains an invaluable source for media and is actively involved in pitching and securing press for her clients. Meg is a graduate of Bucknell University.
Slater Gillin serves as a Vice President at Meg Connolly Communications; she joined MCC when the company was formed and has played an integral role in the agency’s growth and development, serving as a creative force and trusted resource for clients and the media alike. Slater is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Kate’s extensive experience includes representing global luxury lifestyle brands and working with media to securing tone-setting press for clients in a range of national and international media. In her role at MCC, she also assists in managing accounts, developing strategic press campaigns, and pursuing partnership opportunities on behalf of clients. Previously she worked with The American Ballet Theater, Oscar de la Renta and David Stark. Kate is a graduate of The College of Charleston.
MCC is a dynamic team of luxury lifestyle experts with diverse backgrounds. These varied talents serve our clients well in producing holistic press campaigns that tap into high-level resources and the most influential contacts in every field. The team brings to MCC a wealth of past experience working on some of the most respected brands and institutions worldwide, including Bottega Veneta, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Oscar de la Renta, American Ballet Theater, Chanel, The City of New York, Montblanc, David Bouley and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts among many others.
“Meg Connolly Communications is a premier PR firm; one of the strongest in the business. They have exhaustively studied Departures and consistently come to us with well-thought out pitches crafted specially with our magazine’s content in mind. When we need contacts for a story, we often go to MCC first. They’re filled with fresh ideas, they bend over backwards to help us get our story, and their staff is an absolute pleasure.”
—Heather Halberstadt, Features Director, Departures magazine
“I have had the great pleasure of working with MCC for nearly 8 years, which reflects firstly on their ability to build strong loyal relationships and secondly and even more importantly on them delivering at every level for their clients. Over the years our brief to them had changed directions at various times and they proved on every occasion to offer us creative and stylish solutions, to leverage their longstanding and proactive journalist contacts through outstanding coverage and overall show a level of professionalism all too rare in the PR industry.”
—Paula Fitzherbert, Group PR Director, Maybourne Hotel Group
“In a world where hype and noise often define the PR process, MCC stands as the industry gold standard. Meg and her team are unfailingly attentive, flawlessly professional and always on trend (and point). With their uncanny ability to deliver clear and impactful messaging, MCC is how every PR firm should be.”
—David Kaufman / Home & Travel Editor at The New York Post
“Working with Meg and her team is always a joy! It is rare to work with someone as professional, thoughtful and effective. She really values collaboration, and surrounds herself with colleagues who share and add to her vast base of knowledge and experience. I am always impressed by her intelligent and creative strategizing and high level of client service. I always look forward to working with MCC, and hope we cross paths many more times in the future!”
—Joan MacKeith, Director of Communications, Rockwell Group
“I have worked with Meg and her team for over a decade, and they are the best in the luxury lifestyle industry; their commitment to their clients is beyond reproach. Their support on the launch of Faena has been vital to the financial success of the project.”
—Benjamin Sinclair, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Faena Hotels
“Through many years of working with MCC, I have experienced—and covered—top-flight restaurants, incredible hotels, and exotic destinations. MCC knows how to spin a pitch to target my readers, and knows not to offer the same story to every other game in town. Plus, working with Meg and Slater is so much fun, I even gave up a week of my maternity leave to travel internationally with one of her clients. You can be assured the experience found its way into the pages of Town & Country.”
—Heidi Mitchell, contributor to Wall Street Journal
“One of the many things I love about working with MCC is that they ‘get it.’ They not only pitch me ideas that are spot-on for the types of publications I write about, they also often propose angles I wouldn’t have dreamed up myself. Working with MCC is a win-win situation for all involved.”
—Rima Suqi, contributor to The New York Times
“I felt so confident working with MCC, their refined and modern approach of luxury and lifestyle, their quick and sharp understanding of Christofle as a brand but also as a company (not to mention their great elegance which makes me very proud to have Meg and her team as ambassadors for Christofle in the US), that I decided along with our team in New York to continue our collaboration on a more global field. MCC is now Christofle’s PR agency for the US since 2012, handling all corporate issues and products launchings, and I do hope we still have a long way to go together, ensuring a bright future for Christofle.”
—Anne Schuhmacher, Global Director of Communications, Christofle