Gilly’s take on Alison
Alison has over 19 years’ experience working with the media, PR and events industry! With a career that started in the media as a journalist and presenter for both Scottish and National media organisations including ITN, GMTV and STV, Alison then moved into PR, working both for a large global agency and several in-house roles. Alison has a strong sense of news coupled with clear communication skills ensuring that all client activities are aligned to overall business strategies and objectives.
Alison very quickly becomes an extension of your team, she has a flexible and individual way of working, delivering media relations, social media, event programmes and collaborative marketing initiatives.
Alison’s career highlights
- I started my career as a reporter/ presenter for STV and a career high has to be my first ever Live Broadcast… I was presenting at a chef awards event and was so nervous that I mistakenly raised my mic instead of my glass of champagne to camera and said cheers!.
- As well as PR, I have an events background and have managed some amazing events but one of the hardest, but most rewarding was a 4-day wedding in Monaco…..
- Helping to launch Edinburgh’s first gin distillery in 100 years with a very limited budget but still achieving UK wide press
- Being part of the comms team for the Commonwealth Games in 2014
I was in Baywatch as an “extra” in a beach scene in one of the TV episodes!
“Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.”
Favourite Instagram account
I am loving #psyclelondon….. a gym based in London but their online live and pre-recorded Barre classes are fabulous and actually make you feel as you are in a real class….nothing beats a live class but these are a very close second!
The best compliment Alison has received
“Alison is very professional, committed and also great fun to work with. She goes above and beyond… I hope you realise how good you are!”