In case you missed it: Summer of historic houses, trams and mascot bust-ups

By September 1, 2017Indigo

Despite summer notoriously being a quiet month, with family holidays, music festivals and the Edinburgh Fringe, the team at Indigo has been working hard to tell our clients’ stories to the media.

From the former abode of a wartime prime minister and the launch of the new tram advertising campaign, to the world’s most famous mascot getting into a bit of a tangle, here is a selection of our top client highlights of the past month.

First, we put news out on behalf of Hunters Residential of a 17th century country house that accommodated Winston Churchill during his visits to Scotland throughout the Second World War.  The property in Pitreavie, between Dunfermline and Rosyth, is now on the market, giving hopeful homeowners a chance to own a part of history. Fancy calling the British Bulldog’s former Scottish residence your home? Get in touch with the team at Hunters Residential.

Trams. The Marmite of Edinburgh. But we aren’t here to give our views on the proposals to extend them to Indigo’s back yard or our thoughts of journey times – not quite yet anyway. Instead, we were charged with the task of launching the trams’ first ever commercial partnership. As one of Indigo’s longest-standing clients, we put news of CR Smith’s unique city partnership between Marketing Edinburgh, Transport for Edinburgh and Edinburgh Trams, out across Scotland, sharing the exciting news of the advertising deal. Give us a shout if you see the new adverts and tell us what you think.

From launches to celebrations, the Eric Liddell Centre, a charity based in Morningside, has received £36,000 towards its new dementia befriending programme. We spoke to CEO, John MacMillan, who was delighted with the funding. He explained that every penny will make a huge difference to the lives of people with dementia and their carers. A huge well done to all involved and we look forward to hearing how the service continues to grow and help people in communities around Edinburgh.

Finally, arguably the world’s favourite mascot, Kingsley, has been making headlines following the SPFL Mascot Race at Hamilton Park Racecourse. No, he didn’t come first place in record time, but instead, accidentally knocked into Rangers’ Broxi Bear, as well as a STV camerawoman. It’s the taking part that counts though, and we are extremely proud of our Kingsley.

So, while many were off sunning themselves or enjoying the Edinburgh festival (we did manage to squeeze in a great office night out, so I can’t really complain), we have managed to turn what is normally a quiet month into achieving some outstanding results for our clients.