Award-winning media training, PR and public affairs agency Morrison Media has made three key appointments and two promotions as the company prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a major expansion thanks to a significant rise in its business.
The Glasgow-headquartered agency, launched by former BBC journalist and Managing Director John Morrison back in 2012, has recruited highly experienced and award-winning journalist Stan Arnaud as the company’s first North of Scotland Director, based in the Highlands.
Stan joins Morrison Media from The Press and Journal, where he was Highland Business Editor for more than five years. In 2020 he was named Highland Business Journalist of the Year at the Highlands and Islands Media Awards for his work at the DC Thomson-owned publication.
Stan was also communications manager with the Global Energy Group and held various senior communications and public affairs roles with Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
Another major appointment sees former Press Association Scotland editor Victoria Mitchell join as Account Director. Victoria led the team at PA Media for more than 10 years and was responsible for developing its successful multi-media team. She previously worked as a reporter at the Daily Record, Sunday Mail, and The Herald.
Eachainn Miller also joins the company as an Account Executive. Eachainn graduated from the University of Stirling in 2020 with a first class honours degree in journalism, and previously worked as a Communications Officer for Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.
Meanwhile, Elaine Fee has been promoted to the role of Senior Account Director. Elaine, an award-winning communications professional who has been at Morrison Media for six years, will lead the business’s PR team. Craig Ritchie, who joined Morrison Media last year, has also been promoted to the role of Senior Account Executive.
The recruitment and promotion activity comes after Morrison Media increased its turnover and clients, as it prepares to enter its second decade in January 2022.
John Morrison said: “The recruitment of Stan Arnaud as our first North of Scotland Director is an exciting new direction for Morrison Media. It’s something I have wanted to do for some time because of my connections with the area. Having someone of Stan’s calibre based in the north is excellent news for our existing clients and will also help us to develop a stronger presence in the region.
“I would also like to welcome Victoria and Eachainn on board. Victoria’s knowledge and experience is a great asset for our clients, and Eachainn is a highly talented young communications professional with a very bright future ahead of him.
“Elaine and Craig both richly deserve their promotions. Elaine has been a stalwart over the last two years helping to keep everyone on track during the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to lead our expanded PR team. Craig, who joined us in lockdown last year, has been an excellent addition to the team. Both are highly valued by our clients.”
Stan Arnaud said: “I am excited to become Morrison Media’s first ever North of Scotland Director as the company enters its second decade. As a business journalist, Morrison Media was a company that I noticed always delivered excellent content for its clients, and I look forward to helping them expand and grow in the north.”
Victoria Mitchell said: “I am delighted to be working with Morrison Media at this exciting time for the company. I look forward to helping my new colleagues deliver the best possible service to our growing client base.”