Jackie De Burca
Creative director, author, podcaster, presenter and media consultant. De Burca’s first podcast, Creative Places and Faces, is ranked in the top two percent of all podcasts worldwide, by Listen Notes. She is also director of the award-winning digital agency, CWA with a client list that includes the construction industry. Over the years, she has developed creative concepts and written scripts for a series of health and safety videos, which were key to upgrading the safety practices of many companies.
As well as producing and directing, De Burca also teaches media to private and college students. She is committed to sustainability and connected to the environment, and its potential to nurture our lives.
De Burca is the author of Salvador Dalí at Home and the creator of Travel Inspires.
Investigative journalist and media commentator, who has worked at The Guardian and its sister title, The Observer for over two decades, where he was at the centre of the digital journalism revolution, and also covered Changing Streams and Inside Connections for The Guardian. He has written and worked for a number of international media titles, which includes – The Spectator, GQ, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Evening Press, Dublin, The Belfast Telegraph, Irish Echo, New York.
Currently, McDonald is a regular contributor on BBC Radio Scotland discussing Northern Ireland affairs. He has participated in two separate podcasts for the Time of Our Lives programme, fronted by the highly-regarded, David Aaronovitch, which focused on recent violence in Ulster loyalist areas and the departure of Arlene Foster as Democratic Unionist leader and First Minister of Northern Ireland. The podcast is part of The Times Radio.
Being trilingual and having 7+ years of extensive experience in international Branding, Public Relations, Sales, & Marketing; working in various different sectors such as Construction, Advertising, Tourism & Leisure industries for start-ups and large businesses. I am highly recognized for my creativity, attention to detail, leadership, & soft skills. I initiate and implement strategies to create awareness so that businesses can optimize, grow, attract visitors, convert leads, & close customers.
Coming from a multicultural background, I am good at understanding and communicating with all cultures. My work gives me a wonderful opportunity to combine my passion for people, languages, cultural diversity & international trade.