Friday, 5 April 2013
CKD Galbraith appoint Martin Harvey as first dedicated social media officer
Leading independent Scottish property consultancy CKD Galbraith has appointed its first dedicated social media officer. Martin Harvey, an experienced social media professional, has joined the firm to oversee online networking activity for CKD Galbraith, its holiday lettings business Cottages & Castles, and its prestigious Sporting Lets business. Martin will be based in CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office.
With CKD Galbraith’s social media presence across a host of platforms you can like the firm on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ckdgalbraith), follow it on Twitter (@ckdgalbraith) and connect with it on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/ckd-galbraith.) With the firm already reaping the rewards of an enhanced digital presence, the decision was made to increase the resources that CKD Galbraith dedicates towards social media.
A graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Martin, 25, has completed an Honours degree in English and Journalism & Creative Writing, and a Masters degree, also in English. He has previously been Press Officer for Kilmarnock’s Centrestage Music Theatre - who he is still involved with – and recently completed an internship for Barnardo’s Works Edinburgh where he developed the social media strategy for the charity’s youth employability service. Martin is naturally delighted with his new appointment at CKD Galbraith. Coincidentally the firm’s Killoch Place office where he is based was the building where his mother had her first job when it was a branch of the Bank of Scotland.
Martin said: “I’m delighted to join CKD Galbraith at this exciting stage in the company’s media evolution to assist in driving the expansion of its social media presence as it becomes the fastest growing medium of client interaction.
“We have already established a significant following online for all areas of the firm – the aim now is to build upon the work already carried out and ensure the quality of the firm’s professional services is highlighted on these platforms.
“As always, our aim is to provide interesting content and directly engage with our online audience who may or may not be familiar with CKD Galbraith – I am really looking forward to enhancing this aspect of our marketing activity.”
Jane Ritchie, Marketing Manager at CKD Galbraith, said: “The property industry is changing. Consumer habits are changing and love it or hate it, social media can be a very valuable marketing tool in the right hands. Since adopting a social media presence just over a year ago, we have seen a rise in interest and enquiries across the firm which can be directly attributed to our online engagement and networking, particularly on Facebook and Twitter.
“We are thrilled to have Martin on board – he joins the firm at an exciting time in marketing communications. Martin’s considerable social media knowledge and enthusiasm to explore online opportunities will ensure we continue to grow and interact with our online community where a simple click shrinks the gulf between interaction and offline brand perception”
CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office has launched a twitter feed with the latest news of their properties to buy and let across Ayrshire. You can follow them at http://www.twitter.com/ayr_ckdg (@ayr_ckdg).
For further information please contact Jane Ritchie or Martin Harvey on 01292 268181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy employing over 200 people in offices in Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso and Peebles.
The partnership provides the full range of property consulting services across the residential, commercial, rural and renewable energy sectors throughout Scotland. CKD Galbraith also enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.
To find out more about CKD Galbraith visit www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk.
CKD Galbraith is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.