BIG strengthens team with new senior hire

Full service marketing agency, BIG Partnership, has recruited Stewart Argo as an associate director based in its Edinburgh office.

Stewart joins BIG following six years as an associate director at Weber Shandwick, where he led a wide variety of corporate and public sector accounts, including award-winning campaigns in the health and transport sectors.

Prior to that, Stewart had fifteen years’ experience in-house at NHS Grampian, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the City of Edinburgh Council, having started his career as a journalist with BBC Radio Scotland.

Stewart will work closely with Stephanie Clark, the Edinburgh office director, to grow the capital’s operation but he will also be involved in clients and campaigns across all offices, particularly in corporate PR, public sector, stakeholder engagement and overall strategy.

BIG’s chief executive Allan Barr said: “Stewart’s a very significant signing for us. He’s someone we’ve been tracking for a long time and his enthusiasm for the business was obvious from our first discussions.

“He’s extremely well-respected by his peers across the industry and his experience and expertise are already paying dividends for clients. Working alongside Stephanie Clark, head of our Edinburgh office, and the rest of the wider team, he’ll play a key role in helping clients handle the current economic uncertainty.”

Stewart added: “BIG was a really attractive option for me because it’s large enough to offer the full suite of essential services, while also being sufficiently agile to respond flexibly in these uncertain times. I’m excited about bringing my skills and experience to the challenges faced by BIG’s current and prospective clients.”

BIG provides marketing, digital, public affairs, design and events to over 350 clients nationwide, from offices in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Manchester.