Beattie Media has snapped up 11-year-old agency Linda Young
Publicity, commandeering a client list including Poundstretcher and
The purchase of the five-strong boutique agency will result in the
merger of the Linda Young brand into Beattie Media, with no
Founder Linda Young is likely to take a place on the Beattie Media
board, although her exact role will not be finalised until she returns
The purchase sees Beattie Media cement its position in the Scottish
market, according to chief executive and founder Gordon Beattie: 'While
we've been expanding very rapidly in London, this acquisition shows our
commitment to our Scottish heartlands', he said.
Meanwhile, the Glasgow-based agency has poached consumer agency
MacLaurin's Scottish head Pamela Counter, who is thought likely to head
Beattie's Edinburgh office.