Introducing Award Winning PR agency team members - Kenny Murray
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
on behalf of Holyrood PR
What you need to know about the members of an award winning PR agency.
LAST time you were introduced to our Account Executive, Stuart Milne. This week the spotlight is on our Digital Expert, Kenny Murray. Kenny works across all Holyrood PR clients and offers digital strategy advice and content writing.
Kenny studied Advertising & PR at the City of Glasgow College before attending Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh to study PR & Marketing. During this time he held down jobs in the industry with the SNP, freelance roles and worked for the Ladbrokes PR team. He joined Holyrood PR in December of 2015 after spending two years at Weber Shandwick.
Q. What do you enjoy most about your job?
Writing. I find writing a cathartic process and often use it to tell tales from my personal life. I also enjoy working with clients. It’s good to know that I can genuinely interest people in something and actually give them some insight they haven’t yet had.
Q. What do you enjoy most when you’re not in the office?
I’m a bit of a family man. I spend a lot of time with my family either doing stuff in general, watching TV or reading. Two of the kids are keen kickboxers so we put a lot of time into that – we also watch a lot of UFC and I enjoy a bit of shooting – when I have time.
Q. Tell us something not many people know about you.
In high school, the nickname given to me by the Head of Music was Kenny Bongos. Why? I was in the School Samba Band (yes, that existed) and played the Bongos. I’m also pretty mean on the Timpani and Triangle…
Q. What would you define as the highlight of your career so far?
Hmmm, it’s a bit of a difficult one. In terms of career highlights, I’d say working on an award winning campaign for the NHS to raise awareness of people with Alternative and Augmentative Communication Needs.
Another highlight was working with Jacobite Cruises and developing an online personality for the Loch Ness Monster, convincing Google to map beneath the surface of Loch Ness and launching a campaign for Nessie to replace the Unicorn as Scotland’s National Animal.
Q. If you were able to read one newspaper for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I’m going to be a typical digital guy and look for a get out here. I’d most likely use Press Reader, so I can continue to read a variety or articles and help keep the industry afloat through some form of payment. If I had to pick a physical newspaper, I’d probably say The Herald.
Q. When the office tea round comes around, what is your drink of choice?
Tea with milk and one sugar.
Q. And outside of work?
It used to be Irn Bru. Lots of it. Nowadays it’s apple juice. I drink alcohol less than four times a year on average.
Q. You have one superpower, which superpower do you have, and how do you use it?
I’d say some sort of superpower that lets me read minds and/or have people tell me stuff. I’m incredibly nosey and I love to ask questions and get to know what makes people tick. This would help with that.
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