Claiming to be Scotland’s largest independent PR and digital marketing agency, The BIG Partnership‘s Aberdeen office has secured new client wins worth over £350,000 in the first half of 2016.
included in this total is BIG’s first contract with a Middle Eastern company, The Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO).
Zoe Ogilvie, director and head of BIG’s Aberdeen office, said: “We are particularly proud of winning the BAPCO work as we were up against international agencies. We have been delivering services in the Middle East for our Aberdeen-based clients for several years, but this is the first time we have secured a contract with an indigenous business in the region.”
BIG will deliver senior executives at BAPCO with four weeks of intensive PR and communications training.
Other wins in the first half of the year include Elevator, a social enterprise for entrepreneurs in Aberdeen and Dundee, Iqarus, an intelligent health solutions business and SPE Offshore Europe 2017, the oil and gas conference and exhibition.
BIG’s success with oil and gas businesses comes despite the fact that a sustained low oil price is ‘taking its toll on the North East’.
Ogilvie added: “Times are tough in Aberdeen, but we remain quietly optimistic about our prospects for the year ahead. More than ever, energy companies need to tell their stories about the people and innovation that will get them through the next few years. It’s easy to panic when the oil price hits new lows, but our job is to provide sensible communications strategies which deliver results and add value in a cost-effective way.”