Morrison Media’s Christmas PR Round-up

As the Festive season approaches, it’s been a wonderful Christmas time in the Morrison Media office as we gained some great December coverage for our clients.

CGI

With the climate emergency hitting the headlines, CGI launched a new initiative entitled No Planet B. The cornerstone of this initiative was the planting of 5,500 trees in the Borders, one for every member of staff for CGI in the UK. CGI’s Business Unit leader for Scotland Lindsay McGranaghan and UK Board Member & Environmental Leader Michael Herron (pictured above) were joined by Andy Wilson, site officer for Borders Forest Trust to plant the trees on a sunny but cold day in the Borders.

The story, plus wonderful pictures by Stewart Attwood, were picked up by DIGIT, Scottish Business Insider and The National.

North Uist Distillery

Morrison Media has been helping North Uist Distillery, run by Jonny Ingledew, Master Distiller, and Kate MacDonald, Creative Director, publicise its latest gin offering, Downpour Sloe & Bramble Gin, released in time for Christmas.

It was picked up by The Scotsman and The Herald in their ultimate Christmas quality gift guides. Its Downpour Original also made the top 15 gins for 2019 in The Scotsman Food and Drink.

HRM Homecare

Fresh from her Women’s Enterprise Scotland Business Leader of 2019 award win, Lynn Laughland’s success appeared in UK magazine Homecarer, plus the Kilmarnock Standard. Lynn also gained local coverage in East Renfrewshire’s Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra as she celebrated 25 years of HRM Homecare with her staff with a special cake-cutting.

Tommy Easton and Bombay Blues Restaurant

Tommy Easton, Director of VQ construction, approached Morrison Media as he is teaming up with long-time family friend Sohan Singh, owner of Bombay Blues Indian restaurant on Hope Street, Glasgow, to welcome in the city’s homeless for a hot meal. Also they plan to hand out ‘survival rucksacks’ including a waterproof jacket, sleeping bag and hygiene products.

Their kind gesture received national coverage in The Herald and The Scottish Sun, as well as Glasgow Live.

Bord na Gàidhlig

Bord na Gàidhlig wanted to profile its financial backing of a unique digital Gaelic education project called Giglets Gàidhlig, which has transformed the teaching of Gaelic in schools around Scotland.

We organised a media call for BBC ALBA at Condorrat Primary School in Cumbernauld, where a class of children in Primary 4 explained just why Giglets Gàidhlig is so good. They, and deputy headteacher Marina McLeod, along with Giglets Gàidhlig chief Karsten Karcher and Bord na Gàidhlig Director of Education Jim Whannell, appeared on BBC ALBA’s An Là.

We also gained publicity for Bord na Gàidhlig’s special strategic leadership forum, attended by Deputy First Minister John Swinney, MSP, along with 50 directors of education and other senior education leaders from across Scotland and representatives from Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Education Scotland. The brand new forum was aimed at helping Gaelic grow and flourish across Scotland.

Mr Swinney and Jim Whannel appeared on BBC ALBA’s An Là to explain the importance of the forum and the future for Gaelic education.

New clients

We are set to announce further new client wins at the start of 2020 – so watch this space.

In the meantime from everyone at Morrison Media, have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year.

Do you want Morrison Media to help tell your story? Email us at hello@morrison-media.co.uk or call us on 0141 406 3663


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