The Mount Street Times
At the moment we have plenty to talk about, elections and referendums to one side. In and amongst the usual news coverage one of our clients recently received significant exposure on prime-time TV, which drove web traffic up 1,800%. Oh, and we were nominated for two worthwhile accolades.
Since celebrating our first Birthday things have been heating up here at SG HQ too. The number of businesses we work with increased, while PR professionals were sharpened during the first ever UK Social Media Manager’s Training Day, and web-savvy beans were spilt to staff at the Great Places housing trust.
Elsewhere people got to grips with the Facebook game we created for Panda Liquorice, and Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses enjoyed 15 minutes of fame on BBC 2. Meanwhile, pitch opportunities have been plentiful as new budgets became available, suggesting our sector remains strong as we polished off Quarter One.
This contrasts the high street, where HMV looks shaky, and even John Lewis revealed disappointing sales figures. But we’re confident about the future, and expect to be busy. Especially as last year’s Jaguar project, which we worked on with Journey9, won the Downtown Manchester In Business Best Marketing trophy, and we were shortlisted in TheBusinessDesk.com’s North West Business Masters awards.
So Rowena Fay will be indispensable. Our new senior account manager boasts eight years PR expertise, and joins after leading campaigns at industry giant McCann Erickson. With a wealth of high profile brands in her portfolio it will be a pleasure to have another innovative mind at work in our war room. That means next time you’re in Manchester there’s a new reason to say hello while we prepare our next newsletter, analysing Google +1 and Facebook’s new marketing website.