Glasgow hires first agency pre-Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW: The Glasgow City Marketing Bureau has hired Cow PR as its first retained agency in the year before the Commonwealth Games.

GLASGOW: The Glasgow City Marketing Bureau has hired Cow PR as its first retained agency in the year before the Commonwealth Games.

Cow, which won the account through a four-way competitive pitch, will devise a national communications strategy. It will deliver a UK-wise media-outreach activity to support a series of brand campaigns led by GCMB promoting the city's arts, culture, retail, music, architecture, and food and drink.

The brief, which will run until next August, also includes raising awareness of Glasgow's events and building on the momentum of the city's hosting of the Commonwealth Games next summer.

GCMB UK public relations manager Minty Woolgar said the opportunities offered by the hosting of the games and other events led to the decision to hire an external agency.

“This exciting period affords us a unique opportunity to place Glasgow on the global stage and grow visitor numbers,” she said. “We have worked with PR agencies on a project basis in the past, but with the eyes of the world now on Glasgow, there has never been a better time for us to work with a retained consumer PR agency to maximize these opportunities across UK media.”

Cow's other travel and lifestyle clients include bookings site Hotels.info and luxury chateau rental company Oliver's Travels.

This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK.

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