Publishing and arts PR specialist Colman Getty is expanding its UK
operations with an Edinburgh-based office, to open in April.
The Colman Getty Scotland office will be headed by account director
Rebecca Salt, who will leave her position as publicity director at
publishing house Weidenfeld and Nicolson/ Phoenix House this week to
relocate to Edinburgh.
Colman Getty chief executive Dotti Irving, who oversees a team of 11 at
the agency’s only existing office in London, says the consultancy has
been planning the move for some time.
She believes the vibrant media and arts community of Edinburgh will fit
in well with the consultancy’s portfolio, which includes the Booker
Prize, Waterstone’s/Dillons and the National Portrait Gallery.
The group is seeking to handle accounts from the publishing, arts,
media, employment and business spheres in Scotland. ’I’ve had a feeling
over the past year that Edinburgh is where things are happening,’ Irving
While Salt is the only publicity employee hired to staff the Scottish
office to date, Irving says more people will be retained as the business
’We won’t just be focusing on the Scottish media,’ she said this
’Our Scottish clients will also benefit from the London connection.’