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  • BIG Appoints First Chief Executive, Steve McLaughlin

    BIG Partnership, one of the UK’s largest marketing and communications agencies, has appointed the former chief commercial officer at Telegraph Media Group as its first-ever chief executive. Steve McLaughlin (55) who was responsible for TMG’s digital strategy, subscription programme and syndication, has also held senior management roles at the Daily Mail, Trinity Mirror, ICS Learn […]

  • BIG Wins CIPR Award 2018

    Hat-trick of Gold CIPR Awards

    The BIG team won a trio of gold awards at this year’s CIPR Pride awards in Scotland. Our Aurora campaign for Aberdeen Football Club, which resulted in a positive planning application for the new stadium, was praised by the judges in the arts, sports or culture category. They mentioned our “strategic focus with tactics tailored […]

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    New creative director brings big-ticket brand expertise

    BIG Partnership is proud to welcome Steven Hill to the new role of creative director, bringing heavyweight experience with some of the country’s most high-profile brands. Steven has developed marketing strategies for leading brands including Kraft Heinz, Highland Spring, Tennent’s, the Famous Grouse and Royal Bank of Scotland. He has also led hard-hitting public sector […]

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    Creative marketing boost at BIG with new content director

    Stephen Noble has joined BIG Partnership in a new content director role as we further build our creative and strategic offering. Stephen has previously worked with international brands including Disney, SSE, Virgin, Audi and Tesco and joins us from Equator. Working across our six offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Dunfermline and Manchester, Stephen will oversee […]

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    BIG Wins, BIG Profits and a BIG Bonus

    Marketing wins and growth bring BIG bonuses for our team We are celebrating our most successful year in business with employees sharing a £250,000 bonus pay-out. Turnover has increased by £1.4 million to £8.8 million in the year to May 31st, 2018 and profits have risen to £1.4 million following heavy investment in our creative […]

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    New Marketing Agency Specialists in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Dunfermline

    We have hired a trio of experienced marketing specialists to support business growth at BIG Partnership. Natalie Hilton joins us as a senior account manager in the Aberdeen office where she is responsible for delivering integrated strategies, with clients including Stewart Milne Group, KPMG, Oil and Gas Innovation Centre and Stronachs LLP. With 15 years’ […]

  • Strong digital business and new wins deliver significant growth as BIG powers ahead

    BIG Partnership has recorded one of its best-ever starts to a financial year after securing over £600,000 of new business. The PR and digital marketing agency has successfully delivered several high-profile, integrated campaigns since the beginning of its financial year in June. These include Aberdeen Football Club’s AURORA campaign to demonstrate support for its new […]

  • Equality in Tech Meetup

    Pizza, beer and another step towards a better gender balance. Diversity in the tech scene is a subject many companies, organisations and start-up incubators world-wide are trying to tackle, and we wanted to get involved in the debate in a BIG way. We brought together three of the most influential females in the Scottish technology […]

  • BIG Partnership serves up PR for Alston Bar & Beef Manchester

    Alston Bar & Beef is opening its second UK restaurant in Manchester this autumn and has appointed BIG Partnership to handle PR for the high-profile launch. After BIG delivered a successful launch campaign for the original restaurant in Glasgow, Glendola Leisure approached the agency’s North West team to deliver a campaign that will put Alston […]

  • BIG stamp of approval

    Standards matter. At BIG Partnership, we want to do great work for our clients which delivers great results. And we want to do it the right way. So, we’re very pleased to have retained the PRCA’s Communications Management Standard, the gold standard of service for public relations agencies. The internationally-recognised standard is awarded after an […]

  • BIG Partnership scoops Equis ice cream account

    BIG Partnership has added to its extensive menu of food and drink clients after being appointed by Equi’s, the luxury ice cream to manage its trade and consumer PR. The multi-award winning family business based in Hamilton celebrates its 95th anniversary this year, and is looking to secure additional listings for its premium range of […]

  • BIG boosts senior team with integrated marketing expert

    Scotland’s largest PR and digital marketing agency, BIG Partnership, has boosted its senior team with the appointment of a new client services director. Colin McNab, who has more than 25 years’ experience working with some of the UK’s largest digital marketing and design organisations, has been appointed to lead BIG’s client services strategy. In addition […]

  • Papa’s got a brand new BIG!

    It’s been a little over 17 years since BIG Partnership set sail into the world of PR, and we’ve seen a ton of change in that time. Like most teenagers, image and identity are important to us (thankfully we’ve outgrown the acne), so we thought it was about time that we had a bit of […]

  • Agency celebrates first year in Manchester with series of BIG wins

    Marketing communications agency BIG Partnership has celebrated its first year in Manchester with a raft of new client wins. The agency has increased its client portfolio by 25% since opening its Manchester office last year, securing contracts worth in excess of £300,000 in the last six months alone. As well as expanding its remit with […]

  • BIG in £600,000 new business boost

    BIG Partnership is celebrating a raft of new business worth more than £600,000. It has secured a number of new PR and digital contracts across a range of sectors, including energy, construction, leisure and sport in recent weeks. BIG Partnership’s Aberdeen office has won a clutch of new accounts from energy and oil and gas organisations. […]

  • Jings, crivvens! BIG opens fifth Scottish office in Dundee

    This month BIG Partnership continued its expansion across the UK with the opening of an office in Dundee – its fifth in Scotland and seventh in the UK. The move comes just after the launch of BIG Partnership’s Manchester base two months ago, as it secured contract wins worth £250,000 in Manchester and sets its […]

  • BIG announces Malcolm McPherson as non-exec chair

    BIG Partnership has appointed leading lawyer and businessman, Malcolm McPherson, to join its board as non-executive chair. Mr McPherson is the long-standing senior partner at Edinburgh-based HBJ Gateley, one of the UK’s most successful legal firms, with 10 offices across the UK and an international reach. He has been a non-executive director of many successful […]

  • BIG signs up to the Scottish Business Pledge

    Today BIG Partnership announced that it has signed the Scottish Business Pledge, the Scottish Government’s new voluntary code for companies. The Pledge asks companies to commit to the best of modern business practices and is designed to boost productivity, recognise fairness and increase diversity. Made up of nine components, the Pledge means companies must pay […]

  • Award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar gets BIG website makeover

    Foodies and fans of the multi award-winning and globally-renowned Anstruther Fish Bar and Restaurant can now enjoy a visual treat in the shape of its new website, after hiring BIG Partnership to completely transform it. The home of ‘probably’ the best fish and chips in the UK, and a favourite destination for good food and […]

  • BIG wins £350,000 of new business despite downturn in Aberdeen

    BIG Partnership’s Aberdeen office has secured new client wins worth over £350,000 in a strong first half to the year, despite challenges in the regional economy. The office has also secured its first contract with a company in the Middle East. BIG Partnership will be delivering four weeks of intensive PR and communications training to […]

  • BIG is buzzin’ with Manchester office launch

    BIG Partnership has made further in-roads in the North West with the launch of a new Manchester office and the appointment of a head of operations. The move follows a string of client wins worth in excess of £250k in the last year, some of which include Transport for London, dairy technology firm, Fabdec and […]

  • Powerboat P1 chooses BIG to steer public relations

    International marine sports promoter, Powerboat P1, has chosen BIG Partnership to support marketing promotion for its Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea event this year. P1’s national race series – P1 AquaX (jet-skis) and P1 SuperStock (powerboats) have experienced meteoric growth in both the USA and UK in recent years and the company has enlisted […]

  • Glasgow rugby players kilt up for Hearts and Balls

    Ahead of the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk on Sunday, BIG Partnership brought the Glasgow rugby community together to encourage fans to don their tartan. It was all to support Hearts & Balls, a rugby charity which supports players who suffer life changing injuries. Glasgow Warriors hooker Fraser Brown and back-row James Eddie joined GHK […]

  • BIG to power Glasgow Science Centre’s public relations

    Glasgow Science Centre, one of the UK’s foremost scientific institutions and visitor attractions, has chosen BIG Partnership to assist its communications efforts for the coming year. This follows a period of successful project work during 2015, including the re-launch of the Planetarium and the opening of the energy focused Powering the Future exhibition. BIG will […]

  • Empty shop is full of opportunity for Glasgow charity

    In aid of this year’s #passitonweek, BIG Partnership helped Glasgow’s top shopping destination, the St. Enoch Centre, boost awareness of its Empty Shop – an initiative led by Zero Waste Scotland. Received with great success, the shop took in almost 1,000 items of donated clothing – equivalent to 142 per day. All of the garments […]

  • BIG shines light on subsea company

    We may be the largest PR and digital marketing agency in the UK outside of London, but this year’s Subsea Expo in Aberdeen demonstrated that we can help clients reach far beyond Blighty’s shores. Photosynergy Ltd (PSL), a spin out of the University of St Andrews, wanted to raise its profile and awareness of its […]

  • How we helped charity client say ‘neigh’ to cancer

    Ahead of next month’s Grand National event, Aintree racecourse was inundated with hundreds of equine racers – but these fine steeple jumpers were of the two-legged, rather than four-legged, variety. BIG Partnership worked with client North West Cancer Research to launch the charity’s flagship fundraiser ‘Canter for Cancer’, which took place on Sunday 6 March. […]