Cyber Security Experts Provide Free Guide to Top 10 Threats to Scottish Businesses

by Chris Fairbairn

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Important resource for Scotland’s SME’s gets a helping push from corporate PR experts

SBRC cyber crime initiative media coverage


IN THE ever-changing and increasingly confusing world of business resilience, our client SBRC has launched a free resource, covering the essentials across 10 of the biggest threats to the very existence of Scottish firms.

Yet to do so, we positioned Deputy Director of the SBRC, Chief Inspector Ronald Meguaghin as the warning voice – citing the impact of cyber crime and firms’ reliance on digital tech as the contributing factors that mean Scottish businesses face unprecedented levels of threat.

We achieved:

  • Targeted and far reaching coverage reaching an estimated 484,919
  • Page lead articles in both The Scotsman and The Herald, setting up interviews for both with Ronald Megaughin – and ensuring the use of a striking image
  • Further national coverage in The National in print and online, also uploaded to The Herald’s website to reach those who get their news online.
  • All important regional print coverage across a diverse Scotland – reaching all important businesses and individuals in smaller communities, with seven print paper cuttings and six stories posted on local newspaper websites.
  • Regional papers covering the story included: The Glasgow Evening Times, The Fraserburgh Herald and the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald. 
  • Important business media coverage, in both SBNN and ScotlandB2B, giving further Scottish business influencers the opportunities to learn of the new product. 

We took this story, transformed it into a piece of work to be proud of and successfully targeted crucial audiences aligning with the SBRC’s objectives.

By achieving coverage in highly regarded national titles we ensured a wide audience was reached. Yet by ensuring both business media and regional titles picked up on the story, we helped the SBRC towards its key objective: to create a resilient Scotland for business to flourish in.

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Chris Fairbairn of Scottish public relations agency, Holyrood PR in Edinburgh

Chris Fairbairn

Chris Fairbairn is an Account Director with award-winning public relations agency Holyrood PR. He is part of an expert PR team delivering PR services to a wide range of clients from headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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