Mairi Damer, WORD UP Communications
Mairi is founder and proud owner of Glasgow-based WORD UP Communications, a successful small business providing creative communications support to clients when they’re stuck for words, or are struggling to find ways to tell their own stories. At WORD UP, we really help our clients, because we’re all about words – whether that’s written, spoken, online or on-air words.
Mairi’s own comms CV is compiled from 15 years as a BBC radio producer, and a further 8 at the coalface of community recreation. She learned loads about the importance of confident communication and storytelling in both environments, but Mairi’s a trained photographer and ex punk rocker too, a combo which plays a big part in her alternative approach to the world of words.
Mairi just loves helping her clients find the right things to say and the right way to say them. WORD UP gets to the very core of what our clients want to say about themselves, their organisation or business, then we help them shout it from the rooftops! We do that with our well wicked writing skills, our tailored broadcast and media training sessions, the development of cracking communications strategies, and through a range of hugely popular and super-effective confident communications training workshops.
Malcolm Cochrane, Malcolm Cochrane Photography
Since establishing his commercial photography business in 1996, Malcolm has earned an enviable reputation as one of Scotland’s most creative and reliable photographers.
From a base in Edinburgh, he provides a comprehensive range of photographic services for commercial and editorial clients all over Scotland.
Malcolm uses his creativity and experience to capture the essence of the people and subjects he photographs and his manner and professionalism are appreciated by those who work with him.
His corporate client list includes many of Scotland’s key businesses and he has gained widespread respect as a photographer who executes the brief to a high standard whilst always exceeding expectations for quality of both photography and service.
XY&Z is a multi-discipline creative agency, developing brand, print, audio visual and web projects for clients in both the public and private sectors.
A small agency with big ideas, we work comfortably with large international clients such as Lockheed Martin, Caledonian Brewery and BeeksFX, as well as local and national organisations such as Seric Systems, Glasgow Science Festival and The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at The University of Strathclyde.
We are a flexible team that expands to include marketing strategists, software developers, photographers, copywriters and print specialists where projects require, ensuring you get maximum creativity and zero middle management.
We could use another 100 words to describe how amazing we are at design, how handsome our team is or how committed we are to the principals of aesthetics, but a picture tells a thousand words and there are a lot of pictures on our website!
A special thank you to those who very generously helped us with locations for the films:
Gayfield Creative Spaces provided the location for Felicitas.
Suzanne’s was filmed at Edinburgh International Conference Centre.