Morrison Media is a Scottish-based PR and communications agency with offices in Glasgow, London, Aberdeen and the Highlands. We work with people, businesses, charities, and organisations across Scotland and the UK to help them define and deliver their strategic communications goals.
We are known for our highly-regarded media and PR training delivered by Managing Director John Morrison, as well as our deliverable, measurable and game-changing public affairs, public relations, marketing strategy and crisis communications.
We all have a story to tell. Morrison Media is a PR consultancy that works with companies, organisations, and individuals to tell their stories through PR and public affairs campaigns in a way that achieves maximum B2B and B2C impact.
Our story begins in the rugged beauty of the Western Isles. Our homepage video is of Traigh Shanndaigh, on the Isle of Lewis, the ancestral home of the Clan Morrison. John’s father was born and raised in the village you can see perched above the beach.
Morrison Media is passionate about delivering results for our clients. We love working with people, businesses, charities and organisations to tell their stories in the right way, at the right time, to the right audience.
Nothing pleases us more than developing and implementing creative, successful strategic communications plans that enhance our clients’ reputations.
We help our clients to both remain strong in existing markets and break into new ones.
Above all, when our clients need protection, we bring a calm, measured and strategic approach to any crisis.
Our senior PR consultants have a wealth of practical experience from careers in journalism, communications and marketing.
We have a proven track record of producing award-winning media relations, public affairs and crisis communications campaigns.
Everyone has a story to tell. Great public relations specialists know how to tell that story well.
At Morrison Media, we work personally with clients to deliver PR campaigns and projects that make a real, positive impact through creative PR thinking and a dynamic approach.
Broadcast, print, online, digital PR and social media engagement – we will use whatever channel it takes to tell your story to the best effect.
We are experts in our field, versatile in our approach and dedicated to delivery.
John Morrison is recognised as one of the UK’s foremost Media Training experts, running intensive courses both online and in person for every level of spokesperson, including tailored training for senior executives.
As a former Scotland and Chief Political Correspondent for the BBC, his Media Training expertise and knowledge of what it is like being on the other side of the camera ensures you are equipped with the right skills to master media interviews with confidence.
Whatever your Media Training needs, Morrison Media can provide a tailored package to suit.
Your reputation is vital to your business. As a leading and highly experienced Crisis Communications agency, we help you protect it.
Our skills have been honed in news journalism, allied with corporate and consumer communications experience developed through working with some of the best-known brands in the UK.
Our Crisis Communications team works with you to give you the tools and strategies that can defend your brand. We are the front line of defence for your business in a PR crisis.
Through our highly effective Crisis Communications planning, we provide the skills and knowledge to steer you safely through whatever rocky path lies ahead.
Brands create cultures, enable conversations, inform, sometimes entertain – but more importantly, they generate value.
At Morrison Media, we have the people, processes and tools to help you define, articulate and implement your brand strategy – the cornerstone of your business plan.
Once we have this roadmap in place, our team will work with you to develop your organisation’s marketing strategy. We will create a comprehensive strategy that sets the objectives and defines the most effective channels and tactics to deliver your key messages to your ideal customers and stakeholders. We will also put the measurement tools in place that enable you to report on your strategy’s success.
The power to influence begins with the opportunity to engage.
Morrison Media has unrivalled contacts and an in-depth understanding of politics, business and the media. Such Public Affairs knowledge and experience gives our clients access to the right audience at the right time.
In the corridors of power, inside both the Scottish Parliament and Westminster, we can help turn ideas into action.
Integrity and honesty – our ethical approach to our clients and the work we do is at the heart of Morrison Media
Inclusive – we constantly strive to have values and beliefs that enable all staff to develop their full potential
Agile – we are a highly adaptive team, and frequently reassess and redirect our course of action to adjust to the changing needs of our clients
Determination – we aim for excellence in everything we do and don’t allow setbacks to lower our standards
Positivity and passion – delivering consistently for all our clients with our enthusiastic ‘can-do’ approach means we are passionate about doing an excellent job
Team – we work together to achieve our goals
Diligence – everyone is willing to go the extra mile to get the job done
John founded Morrison Media in 2012. He specialises in PR, Public Affairs, Crisis Communication and Media Training. John has a long and exemplary track record of providing top-level strategic communications and Public Affairs advice to some of the biggest brand names in Scotland and the UK. John has won national awards for Crisis Communications and Public Affairs. The media training delivered by John across the UK is highly regarded by clients.
In January 2023 John was appointed by Ofcom as the chair of MG ALBA that partners with the BBC to deliver the BBC ALBA channel and digital services.
Before setting up Morrison Media, John was one of the most recognisable faces on BBC News for more than 20 years. A highly experienced and award-winning journalist, he covered news and politics across Scotland, the UK, and the European Union.
Elaine is an award-winning, accredited PR communications professional with more than 30 years of experience in the industry.
She specialises in Media Relations, Crisis Communications, and stakeholder engagement and has worked for many different clients across private, public, and third sectors, including the Port of Cromarty Firth, Erskine, CGI, the Scottish Government and multiple local authorities in Scotland.
Elaine has worked with John Morrison and the Morrison Media PR team for six years, providing a comprehensive and highly successful mix of PR B2B, Media Relations, and Crisis Communications support for a range of clients.
Elaine has CIPR PRide Awards for Media Relations, Crisis Communications, Not For Profit and Sport.
Stan has more than 25 years of experience in journalism and PR, most recently as Highland Business Editor of The Press and Journal. Stan enjoys unrivalled contacts in the north of Scotland, both in business and political circles.
An award-winning journalist, Stan’s career has taken him both north and south of the border. Before an initial spell in PR, he worked as a news editor in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle.
Stan also worked at the Derby Evening Telegraph, and with North News and Pictures Press Agency, as well as on the Scotland desks of the Sunday Times, the Daily Mail and the Daily Express.
His previous PR experience includes working as an Account Director with a large agency in Inverness and Aberdeen.
He was also previously Communications Manager with the Global Energy Group and has worked in various senior communications and Public Affairs roles with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and in a PR consultancy capacity.
Stan’s has extensie experience in devising and delivering communications strategies for companies operating across a wide range of sectors, including the energy and renewables industry.
Philip is an accredited communications professional, who has more than 25 years of PR and media experience.
He was Deputy Editor of insider.co.uk – the web arm of business magazine Scottish Business Insider – which he helped launch in 2017.
Philip specialises in B2B Media Relations and works with many different clients across the private sector, including the Port of Cromarty Firth, Emtelle, Mercia Asset Management, CGI and Bellrock Technology.
Philip is an Accredited Practitioner with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Craig won the Hamp Hamilton Award for Scotland’s Outstanding Young Communicator at this year’s CIPR PRide Awards.
He is also an award-winning former journalist who previously held the position of Sports Editor at the Paisley Daily Express, and whose writing featured regularly in the Daily Record, Sunday Mail, Scottish Sun and Glasgow Times both online and in print.
His work with Paisley Daily Express was recognised with a commendation in the coveted Jim Rodger Memorial Award.
Craig’s Media Relations work with Erskine Veterans’ Charity saw Morrison Media win Not-for-Profit at the CIPR PRide Awards.
Erin graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2020 with a first-class honours degree in Media and Communications.
She then went on to University of Glasgow where she achieved a first-class Masters degree in Music Industries in 2021.
Erin undertook various PR internships throughout her time at university, including Discovery Music Scotland.
Before joining Morrison Media, she was the Marketing and PR Assistant for contemporary landscape artist and retail brand, Fiona Matheson Studio.
Erin provides support to clients such as the Port of Cromarty Firth, Hub North Scotland, Consenna and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Paul Riddell is a PR and media specialist based in Aberdeenshire. A former senior executive on The Scotsman and news editor of The Scottish Daily Mail, he edited The Shetland Times for four years before setting up in business.
His clients include nationally significant organisations such as the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation and the SaxaVord UK Spaceport.
Paul’s strengths are in PR strategy and key message writing, media relations and photography and video projects.
Lara is a fourth-year student at Glasgow Caledonian University, studying Media and Communication.
Throughout her degree she has taken part in various modules from Public Relations to Social Media Marketing and is currently writing her dissertation.
She joined Morrison Media following a summer placement as she continues to develop her knowledge of all aspects of PR, with a key focus on social media and crisis communications.
Morrison Media has been working with the Port of Cromarty Firth for more than seven years. We initially appointed them to help with a rebranding project, to open up the Port and update its image from that of traditional ‘authority to a modern Trust Port. This included improving the Port’s image with its many stakeholders.
Morrison Media is now an integral part of our team. They guide us through complex political landscapes, support us when times get tough and help us tell our best stories in the best way possible. They provide an extra pair of hands for the Port’s marketing manager, and we are very glad to have them on board.
Morrison Media has been providing PR and political engagement support for CGI in Scotland for the last eight years. We find their understanding and insight around the political environment in Scotland extremely valuable and they are well connected into political circles, allowing us to engage with MSPs and MPs.
They work in a very consultative manner alongside our in-house PR team and our England/Wales/Corporate focused PR agency. They provide an unflappable, sensible approach in difficult situations and have the ability to handle intense media scrutiny. John in particular is very well respected within CGI in Scotland and provides valuable counsel to our leadership team on all areas of external engagement.