‘Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.’— Rudyard Kipling‘A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it is built for.’— Albert Einstein
We are a specialist PR and marketing consultancy, established in 1985. Our clients include architects, designers, engineers, property professionals and companies within the creative industries. We are inspired by the seagull that represents our brand; here’s why.
Bespoke PR strategies, carefully crafted in line with your business objectives. Ensuring alignment with the overarching strategic direction of the firm is vital to the implementation and management of a successful public relations campaign.
Market Positioning & Messaging Development
In-depth review of client branding and desired positioning, followed by the development of key messages. These messages are designed to clearly communicate the vision and position the client in the marketplace and are used consistently across all communication.
Personal Profile Development
Well-researched and focused programmes created for senior staff to enhance their profile and positioning within the profession or industry.
Media Relations Strategy
Expertly planned campaigns aimed at raising visibility in exactly the right way, leveraging our extensive knowledge of the industry and among the media.
Website and Digital Communications Strategy
Comprehensive website and social media reviews, and advice on how to most effectively get messages across using the wide variety of communication channels available.
Insightful surveys that secure invaluable information from people that matter to their business including clients, staff, peers and referrers.
Full reviews, including benchmarking, to ensure that the key messages are being communicated, and to advise clients how they can best represent their brand and identity across the full spectrum of marketing material.
From budgets and badging to venue finding and invitations. Working with clients to deliver outstanding events that are productive, enjoyable and memorable.
Specialist and expert advice on how to gain advocacy during sensitive project stages
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Amanda has been advising architects, creative professionals and built environment firms on profile raising, positioning and communication since 1985. Her experience and knowledge enable her to get quickly to the heart of the issues, and then to guide the team in developing carefully crafted PR strategies tailored to the specific needs of each client.
Alice joined Stratton & Reekie in 2010. Prior to working at S&R she gained a Masters degree in Public Relations from the London College of Communication. Previously Alice has worked for the interior designer, Jonathan Reed, and at News International for an online fashion company.
Robin is an international communications and public relations professional, bringing over 25 years of in-house and consultancy experience to Stratton & Reekie. He has worked with some of the best known names in industry including Xerox, HP, Reuters and British Telecom. Robin also advises a number of major charities.
Jeremy has 26 years’ experience in communication for the property, architecture and construction industries. His work for residential property developers on environmental and regeneration issues gives him a detailed insight into the media scope for marketing property developments. Jeremy also provides board level strategic communications advice.
Kate joined the team in June 2013 having been an account manager for an interior design firm. Before working with us, Kate enjoyed a successful career in media production where she gained much experience. At S&R Kate’s role is supporting the accounts and running the office. She also masterminds many of our digital services and has a degree in Photomedia.
Antonia is an Account Executive at Stratton & Reekie. She graduated with a degree in English with a minor in North American Literature and Film. Antonia has a passion for PR and has a strong personal interest in property development and architecture. She is full of energy and new ideas and her experience of working abroad has developed her communicative skills and creativity.
Anna Skovgaard Pedersen
Anna is an Account Executive at Stratton & Reekie. She graduated from Aalborg University in Denmark with an MA in English & International Business Communication with a specialisation in Chinese Studies. Anna has PR experience from her freelance work for the Dept. of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Aalborg University and her internship in Shanghai.
Vivienne Huang, Consultant
Vivienne has over 20 years’ experience in integrated marketing and new media, primarily agency-side. Advising design-led clients in the interiors, food and tech sectors, Vivienne’s expertise is in strategy, creative thinking, digital campaigns and retail focussed events. Vivienne currently lives in London but has lived and worked in France and Asia.
'Stratton & Reekie’s market knowledge and their ability to attract top quality speakers and guests made the China Design Centre launch event an outstanding success.'
China Design Centre
‘Successful people understand that you don't need to make things complicated.’— Anne McKevitt
Art documentary about William Kentridge – a South African filmmaker, draughtsman and sculptor.
‘A goal without a plan is just a wish.’— Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Up, Up & Away
Seagulls represent the freedom of unrestricted space - a metaphor for the way we think about solving the issues of our clients and indeed about life itself.
Seagulls are sociable birds and have an advanced repertoire of communication which includes a range of vocalisations and body movements. They learn, remember and are innovative. They use their excellent vision to pinpoint their next target. In fact seagulls are so successful they are found all over the world, cleverly adapting to the local environment.
So many communications companies settle for pictures of press cuttings or client logos – fine in themselves but it doesn't say much about their philosophy. Stratton & Reekie is refreshingly different, and our clients value our ability not to be restricted by a narrow brief or the four walls of our office.
‘Take time to deliberate, but when time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.’— Napoleon Bonaparte