Throughout my career – first in the media and now in SME PR and photography, I’ve always sought to create and sustain excellent long-term mutually beneficial relationships with my clients and contacts.
My success in achieving this can be measured by the number and quality of the LinkedIn recommendations I’ve received over the years from clients, managers, colleagues and contacts. The full list can be seen on my LinkedIn profile, but here are some most relevant to anyone looking to use my services.
“The media exposure Alan has gained Scaramanga over the years has been important in increasing awareness of our brand, products and achievements. He is very responsive and always has lots of ideas. I’m delighted to recommend him.” – Carl Morenikeji, Managing Director, Scaramanga.
“Alan’s comprehensive professional PR service for Caltech Lifts has increased our profile in Scotland significantly and played an important role in the company’s expansion.” – Andrew Renwick, Managing Director, Caltech Lifts.
“I was referred to Alan by several business contacts who were his clients. Alan made great recommendations on how we could get our crucial business story out into the right media channels and, importantly, in the right manner.
With Alan’s significant knowledge and understanding of the various media channels and how they operate, he managed to get our story exposure in many of the key major newspaper, trade magazines and online news and business channels, each getting our message across in a professional manner. I would recommend Alan to anyone wanting to ensure their message gets to the right people in the right manner.” – Andy Simpson, Managing Director, Angus 3D Solutions Ltd.
“Alan is a professional of the highest standard. His enthusiasm and attention to detail are what sets him apart. His connections and network are far ranging and influential, he knows who to contact and why we should contact them.
I would highly recommend any business wanting to increase their visibility/brand to contact Alan – he will help you make this happen.” – Peter Waggott, Managing Director, Vertical Motives.
“We first contacted Alan through a recommendation, and we are very glad we did. Alan was quick to come and meet with us to discuss exactly what our goals were and how he could help us to achieve them. Alan was great at taking the lead and letting us know exactly what he needed from us to enable him to get the job done. It was clear from the offset just how passionate he is about his work & it shows throughout his entire process. Alan helped us to get our company name out there, got us the publicity we were looking for and was at the end of the phone whenever we needed him. If your company is looking to tell a story, I would highly recommend Alan to anyone! Foodmek certainly will not be going anywhere other than ASM Media & PR in the future.” – Ross Waite, Business Development Manager, Foodmek Ltd.
“Alan’s dedication to the PR, photography and social media requirements of the St Andrews Photography Festival ensured effective and far-reaching coverage which contributed in no small part to the success of the festival. He always goes the extra mile for his clients.” – Rhonda McCrimmon, BID Manager at BID St Andrews.
“Alan is one of the most able and professional PR practitioners I have had the pleasure to work with. He’s organised, seizes opportunities for his clients and has made my life so much easier on the PR front. With multiple releases being worked on at the same time, Alan’s approach ensures that deadlines are met by applying just the right amount of pressure and superb guidance. Alan always provides the best possible work in order to gain credible exposure. I would not hesitate in recommending him to a company looking for a professional PR service.” — Jo Lee, former Marketing Manager, Meridian Business Support.
“Alan, gave consistent results in gaining media coverage. He also came up with some fantastic ideas resulting in some great exposure. He also carries a camera with him. This resulted in some really good picture articles in the press. Would I work with him again is the question? The answer has to be that he is the best I have worked with.” — Paul Needham, Manager, Lancashire Tea.
“Alan provided a high quality and professional service. His methodical and customer-focused approach resulted in a very successful story with a wide reach. We will be using Alan again and would recommend him to anyone.” – Stuart Gray, Chair of the Board of Trustees, The Strathmore Community Rugby Trust.
“Alan delivered work which was first class. Alan’s approach is professional in every detail and the quality of his product was excellent. We would have no hesitation in using Alan again, and would recommend him.” – Nicol Welsh, Business Development Manager, Strathmore RFC.
“Alan’s professionalism, attention to detail and years of experience produced some excellent content. I have no hesitation recommending his services and look forward to working with him on future communications.” – Kirsty Scott, former Industrial Liaison Officer, School of Science & Engineering, University of Dundee.
“I have hired Alan on a number of occasions to provide images for various requirements. Alan is a true professional and a gentleman to boot. He is very good at ensuring that you are clear with your brief and that these results can be delivered. Alan will always go above and beyond and keeps you well informed of progress. His work is of a really high standard and he produces lovely compositions. I would highly recommend him.” – Leigh Brown, Perth City Centre Manager.
“Alan was the chief photographer for the Carnegie UK Trust’s centenary week in the Scottish Parliament. He was outstanding. He was able to give us high-quality formal and informal photographs across a very wide range of settings. He was always discrete and professional. I would recommend him highly.” – Martyn Evans, CEO, Carnegie UK Trust.
“Alan gave us a great photography service. The pictures really encapsulated the story of the day.” – Debbie MacCallum, Chair, The Hamish McHamish Foundation.
“Many thanks to Alan for the great PR support he provided…I was delighted with the coverage we received. Alan provides a very professional service and I’d highly recommend him for any PR work to tell your story to the world.” – Ian Hammond Brown.
“I was looking for a photographer to photograph my holiday home. Alan was a complete professional throughout the whole process – from arranging the shoot to receiving the photographs exactly when he promised. He is very knowledgeable and was helpful in answering any questions I had and putting suggestions forward to help get the best possible images! He did not disappoint – the images are excellent and have already generated more interest in the property! Could not recommend Alan more highly!” – Lauren Wilson.
“Alan has been a fantastic servant of St Andrews Business Club working tirelessly to promote the club and its activities through all forms of media. He has done this with considerable success, raising both the profile and professionalism of the club.” – Alistair Morris, President, St Andrews Business Club 2016-18.
“Alan did a half-day commercial photography shoot for me. I was really impressed with his service from first meet to delivery of the photographs. Alan’s desire to give me the best possible result led to him going that extra mile and I was delighted with the final pictures. Alan delivered on time, below budget and above my expectations – I will definitely be using him again in the future.” – Chris Cotton, Self Guard Ltd.
“Alan’s enthusiasm, creativity and appetite for hard work helped to turn an anonymous publication into a sought-after read.” — Jeremy Gomm, former Editor in Chief, Lancaster & Morecambe Newspapers, UPN.
“Alan was probably the most thorough journalist I have worked with. His attention to detail was legendary and was highly adept at tackling complex issues with a calm confidence.” — Tony McDonough, former Deputy Business Editor, Liverpool Daily Post.
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