Award winning PR photography
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Surely Your Business Deserves to Have Its Stories Told in Pictures by the Very Best in the Business?
ANY STORY can be better told with the help of pictures.
This is something we repeat ad nauseam to the businesses we work with at Holyrood PR. Happily most take our advice and reap the many benefits.
That’s where Wullie Marr, pictured above, comes in.
He is our photographer of choice whom we recommend for our clients to work with. When not taking on PR commissions from us and other renowned Scottish public relations agencies, Wullie plys his trade as the staff photographer with Deadline News.
Now his talents are being recognised and rewarded far more widely – after he was named Photographer of the Year in the 2016 Scottish Press Photography Awards.
What is even more remarkable is that Wullie also dominated two of the most fiercely contested categories – including an incredible clean sweep of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the ‘Politics’ award and the top two places in the ‘Arts and Entertainment’ section.
The awards and accolades come as no surprise to the team at Holyrood PR, nor to our clients who have worked with Wullie on an incredibly diverse range of projects.
As well as being an outstanding technical expert, Wullie is a scholar, a gentleman and a pleasure to work with. He shows total dedication, endless patience and bottomless good-humour, even in the most testing circumstances.
Wullie prefers to let his pictures do the talking for him, so here are his winning shots from this year’s competition. They were chosen by an impressive panel of judges including Mark Sweeney (picture editor of the Scottish Sun), Campbell Ramage (deputy picture editor at the Scottish Daily Mail) and Alex Hewitt, an accomplished photographer who is now developing the photography matching service, findr.me.
First Place – Arts and Entertainment
Maximo Park lead singer, Paul Smith, at T in The Park in July 2016
Second Place – Arts, and Entertainment
Ewan McGregor resurrects his character of Renton in the new Trainspotting film, photographed during filming a reconstruction of the iconic opening scene of the original film, in Princes Street Edinburgh
First Place – Politics
Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson MSP, photographed at Stirling bull sales
Second Place – Politics
Jeremy Corbyn MP, makes his first visit to Scotland after becoming Labour leader, and meets Scottish Labour leader, Kezia Dugdale MSP in the shadows outside the Scottish Parliament
Third Place – Politics
Scottish Labour leader, Kezia Dugdale MSP, campaigning in Dunfermline a couple of days before the Scottish elections in May
Everyone at Holyrood PR offers the warmest congratulations to Wullie for his awards success. But we also want to promote his outstanding services to your business.
As well as building a positive media profile, outstanding business photography can be used again and again – on your website, sales material, brochures, social media channels and beyond.
We can testify first hand to the power of Wullie’s photography, since his skills helped us net a major PR photography award – after we worked together chronicling the business of a wind farm client, involving 40 photoshoots across a year.
What if we told you great photography could actually make your brand or business more popular? Well, we’d urge you to read our blog post which shows how we measured the effectiveness of those pictures which provably improved the energy company’s positive media profile.
And don’t forget to check out the gallery of some of the striking images which Wullie captured to help tell the story of that wind energy business in an incredibly diverse, colourful and eyecatching way
Isn’t it time you gave your business the best possible profile – thanks to the power of PR photography?
We’d love the chance to chat with you about how affordable PR photography could work for your business in so many ways, helping build your profile, energise your workforce and bring in that all important new business.
Please feel free to call us at any time on 0131 561 2244, or take a few seconds to fill in the simple form, below and we’ll get straight back to you:
Scott Douglas is the co-founder of the multi award-winning Holyrood Partnership, renowned public relations agency in Edinburgh, Scotland.
As well as providing expert PR services in Scotland and the UK, the former journalist heads a team which offers a host of other professional media services.
Those include crisis management PR, photography for business PR, affordable business video, social media campaigns and strategic content planning and delivery for businesses of all sizes.
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