MARK Hollinshead, a former board director of LSE-listed media giant, Trinity Mirror plc, has launched a Scottish public relations and strategic communications agency at a glittering launch event in Glasgow.
Hollicom, which starts business with a start-up team of eight PR and communications professionals, will offer a portfolio of media services, including public relations and strategic communications planning, media consultancy, crisis management, media training, regional marketing planning and talent representation.
The Hollicom launch party took place at 200 St Vincent Street on Thursday 1 June and attracted over 150 guests from across the UK, including entrepreneurs Marie Macklin CBE and Lord Willie Haughey.
Towards the end of the night, guests were treated to a special performance by Darius Campbell, who joined the party with the cast from stage show, Funny Girl.
Based in Glasgow at 200 St Vincent Street, the Hollicom team will create, plan and execute PR and media campaigns for a range of regional, national and international clients.
In addition, Hollicom will operate an ‘expert associate network’ model, working with a select panel of communications specialists in their respective fields who will focus on specific projects as required to meet client’s strategic objectives.
Chief executive of Hollicom, Mark Hpllinshead (pictured), said: “Our job is to enhance and protect the reputations of our clients and help deliver their business objectives, both strategic and financial.
“We will achieve this by immersing ourselves in the strategy of our clients and then by telling their stories in a compelling and impactful way.
“Hollicom’s network of influencers and contacts, across all media channels, is unrivalled in the public relations industry and that experience and knowledge will make a key difference for clients both existing and new.
“We’re new and we’re fresh, with the energy, talent and expertise which, I believe, will create a new force in PR and strategic communications.”
Hollinshead – previously managing director of Daily Record and Sunday Mail publisher, Media Scotland – is joined by Erikka Askeland, who takes up the role of strategic communications director.
She is an award-winning journalist with nearly 20 years’ experience in business and corporate journalism in the UK and was previously the business editor of The Press and Journal and deputy editor of Insider Magazine.
Other members of the Hollicom founding team include Gaynor Simpson, who brings over 20 years of experience within the public relations industry to the role of account director, and Rachel Lindsay, who previously worked with Comic Relief, the Royal British Legion and Talkback Thames. Lindsay joins as client services manager.
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