BIG wins £350,000 of new business and its first Middle-east client

BIG wins £350,000 of new business and its first Middle-east client

Scotland’s largest independent PR and digital marketing agency has secured new client wins worth over £350,000 in a strong first half to the year, despite challenges in the regional economy.

The BIG Partnership has secured its first contract with a company in the Middle-east, that will see it delivering intensive PR and communications training to senior executives of The Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO).

Elevator, the social enterprise which supports entrepreneurs in Aberdeen and Dundee has also awarded BIG a 12 month PR contract, while intelligent health solutions business, Iqarus, has engaged the agency to provide a wide range of services, including media relations and digital marketing.

To complete the recent hat-trick in Aberdeen, BIG has secured the contract to handle PR for SPE Offshore Europe 2017 in the run-up to and during the major oil and gas conference and exhibition.

Zoe Ogilvie, BIG director and head of its Aberdeen office, said: “We’ve had a strong start to the year, putting us in a robust position despite the challenges.

“Our decision to invest in digital is paying dividends as more oil and gas clients embrace new ways of communicating.

“We are particularly proud of winning the BAPCO work as we were up against international agencies. We have been delivering services in the Middle-east for our Aberdeen-based clients for several years, but this is the first time we have secured a contract with an indigenous business in the region.”

“Times are tough in Aberdeen, but we remain quietly optimistic about our prospects for the year ahead.

“More than ever, energy companies need to tell their stories about the people and innovation that will get them through the next few years.

“It’s easy to panic when the oil price hits new lows but our job is to provide sensible communications strategies which deliver results and add value in a cost-effective way.”