I am privileged to be able to say that I am enjoying my fourth decade in the industry. Boasting an impressive career in media, I cut my teeth on The Scottish Sun (Glasgow) in 1989 straight from school. I worked my way through the ranks of News International and gained experience in all areas of the business from promotions and advertising through to editorial production, journalism, publishing and print. I was proud to accept a long service award from the Managing Director before I left in 2007 to join The Scotsman Publications (Edinburgh).
During my time in Edinburgh I was proud to be part of the huge success that was ‘Edinburgh Has Talent’. The Edinburgh Evening News created this wonderful talent show in association with Radio Forth. As well as managing the competition and marketing campaign, I was the producer of the live show and appeared on the panel as a judge. I looked after many external partnerships and produced ideas and promotions to maintain reader engagement and increase newspaper sales.
My efforts were rewarded with two prestigious awards:
Marketing Star Award for Promotional Excellence
(Marketing Society of Scotland)
Best Use of Digital
(Johnston Press Awards)
I also feel lucky to be able to indulge my passion for writing. Having contributed previously to short breaks/ consumer magazine ‘Explore’ – which I also guest edited on several issues – more recently, I have supplied content for the social travel network, Tripsology.
I am genuinely at my happiest when my clients are pleased with the results I have brought them and in some cases, it has been rewarding to see my clients pick up industry awards and to have contributed to their success. I still get excited when I read an article online or in print that I’ve made happen. My passion for music, theatre, travel and my life-long love affair with the printed word is the driving force behind my business. Besides loving what I do, I am proud of my impressive cuttings books, showing the huge amounts of press coverage I have had for every client I have worked with, past and present.
Here’s all the amazing brands I have worked with…