After thirty years at the BBC working as a Journalist, Radio Producer and Presenter, Television Director and Series Producer of BBC Scotland’s long running countryside magazine, “Landward”, I am now embarking on the next chapter of my working life.
I have decided to harness three decades of experience to offer a broad range of communications and public relations services to individuals, organisations and companies across the country.
I love Scotland, its landscape and the amazing array of world-class food and drink produced in every corner of the country. I have spent my working life telling stories about Scotland, its people, places and produce through a range of media.
I now want to help YOU tell YOUR story and have it heard by YOUR target audience.
There are more media outlets now than ever before. But that doesn’t make it any easier to get your story or message out to your target audience.
I can help you devise a communications strategy and tailor your story to suit different media outlets. I spent fifteen years as a Television Producer commissioning thousands of stories that came to me from a range of sources. I know what journalists, producers and editors are looking for and how to get it to them.
Facing the media in any of its forms can be one of the most daunting experiences imaginable. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With an understanding of how to conduct yourself, the language to use and the key messages to convey, it can be an enjoyable experience and enhance your corporate reputation.
With thirty year’s Broadcast experience I can show you how to convey the right impression. Working with an experienced broadcast cameraman we can recreate realistic media situations to enable you to practise techniques and review your performance. Training can be conducted on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. An after-sales consultation service is all part of the package.
If you are an individual who needs an important letter written or a job application/personal statement refining and polishing, I can offer a low-cost, fast-turnaround service.
If you are a company or organisation looking to produce a brochure, website or flyer, I can help you find the words and structure to achieve your desired impact.
I can produce your Corporate videos or website content with the look, sound and production values of high-end Television.
Working in collaboration with professional broadcast cameramen and editors, I can manage the production process through from concept to scripting and treatment, filming, editing and final delivery.
I am available to consult on Television or Radio projects from initial proposal through to production, post production and delivery.
I am available to host your conference or seminar, keeping the programme on schedule and on topic as well as controlling Q+A sessions.
We have recently commissioned Simon Cousins Media to produce a film for the Moredun Foundation to be the centrepiece of our centenary celebrations. Simon was an absolute pleasure to work with and he delivered an engaging and entertaining film using his considerable story-telling and journalist skills to highlight the achievements, ethos and future aspirations of our organisation and we are delighted with the result. Simon was very professional and diplomatic in all his interactions with us concerning the scope of the project, the scripting, selection of subjects and film locations and he delivered on time and on budget and everyone involved in making the film greatly enjoyed the experience. We would have no hesitation in recommending Simon Cousins Media and would certainly work with Simon again.
PROFESSOR LEE INNES, Director of Communications, Moredun Institute