What We Do

Aiken PR

Aiken was founded to win arguments, protect reputations and support our client’s commercial priorities.

What we do

Our principles are honesty, trust and integrity, performance orientation, accountability and mutual respect. We are a dynamic agency driven to provide the highest quality service to our clients, offering support that gives them the capacity to influence public, business, industry and government opinion through smart and effective campaigns that draw upon skills in media relations, experiential PR, advocacy, influence, event and sponsorship management.

Our Six Step Process

  • Research and Insight

  • Narrative & Messaging

  • Strategic Positioning

  • Creative

  • Execution

  • Evaluate

Services

  • Digital

    Digital

    The rise of social media has turned everything into a two–way conversation. Whether it’s a company’s first foray into digital media or a comprehensive picture of an organisation’s online landscape that it requires we offer specialist skills and industry leading tools to deliver strategic digital communication campaigns.

  • Event Management

    Event Management

    We undertake both corporate and consumer–facing events including official openings, countrywide roadshows and product launches. We bring an unassuming and ‘can do’ attitude that gives clients the confidence to know that we can deliver on every element.

  • Community Relations

    Community Relations

    How a company behaves as a corporate citizen can have a long and lasting impact on its bottom line. We develop community relations programmes that help clients build meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with the communities in which they operate.

  • Media Training

    Media Training

    Whether in a formal interview or an off–the–cuff remark at a corporate dinner, reputations can be won or lost in one short soundbite. We provides a bespoke media training service to retained clients and on a project basis. 

  • Planning

    Planning

    Whether it is retail, residential, commercial or strategic infrastructure, we are experienced at developing and implementing targeted and tailored campaigns to achieve successful planning applications for clients. 

  • Consumer & Brand Communications

    Consumer & Brand Communications

    We are privileged to work for many amazing brands across technology, healthcare, consumer and lifestyle sectors.  We have a strong reputation in consumer, brand and lifestyle communications based on solid consumer insights, talent, creativity and execution.  

  • Copyrighting

    Copyrighting

    Getting a client’s message understood in a meaningful way is crucial. We offer clients a copywriting service safeguarding their message is always well constructed and delivered in the right tone and most appropriate style. 

  • Content

    Content

    The power of communications has shifted to consumers; they choose the brand, the brand no longer chooses them.  With this shift comes a real opportunity to engage in a meaningful two–way conversation.  We work with a talent team of designers, writers and video makers who deliver content honed to clients’ target audiences.

  • Public Affairs

    Public Affairs

    We have in–depth knowledge of politics and regulation. We understand the context in which decisions are taken at all levels of government be it the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Dáil or Scottish Assembly.  Through our strategic approach, we guide our clients through the political processes that determine public policy.

  • Strategic Communications

    Strategic Communications

    We are methodical in developing powerful communications strategies that deliver for clients. We are creative, energetic and passionate about bringing them to life; and we are forensic in our evaluation of them. 

  • Media Relations and Press Services

    Media Relations and Press Services

    Mutual respect and understanding is at the heart of our media relations and press services. With values of honesty, reliability and approachability underpinning all our activity we have established relationships with key journalists and these are spread across many different sectors; a reflection of our varied portfolio of clients. 

  • Crisis Management

    Crisis Management

    We work with clients to help them anticipate, prepare for and manage complex situations. Very often how an organisation is seen to behave in a crisis can be as crucial as the impact of the crisis itself; we support clients at key times, taking control of communications ensuring timely and effective management. We also offer logistical support.

  • Corporate Affairs

    Corporate Affairs

    We work with clients to help shape strategic thinking and articulate that thinking to the client’s publics. We provide support in client positioning, stakeholder management and media relations. We work at board level offering advice, bringing the perspectives of stakeholders to bear and developing strategic responses that will influence behaviour and change attitudes. 

Our Clients

  • Huawei
  • Innovo
  • Ardlinn
  • McAleer & Rushe
  • Nexen
  • Sostrene Green
  • Threshold
  • Uber
  • Royal
  • WIB
  • ACCA
  • Aiken Promotions
  • BLM
  • Chartered Institute Of Environmental Health
  • Conference of Religious Ireland
  • CPL
  • Dairy Council Northern Ireland
  • DIAGEO
  • Electric Ireland
  • ESB
  • Keep NI Beautiful
  • Kingspan
  • Lagan Group
  • LMC
  • Lyric Theatre
  • McDonalds
  • New Life Counselling
  • Northern Ireland Marine Task Force
  • Open University
  • Pramerica
  • Progressive Building Society
  • Ulster GAA
  • United Wine Merchants
  • Wincanton

Our Clients

  • Huawei
    Innovo
  • Ardlinn
    McAleer & Rushe
  • Nexen
    Sostrene Green
  • Threshold
    Uber
  • Royal
    WIB
  • ACCA
    Aiken Promotions
  • BLM
    Chartered Institute Of Environmental Health
  • Conference of Religious Ireland
    CPL
  • Dairy Council Northern Ireland
    DIAGEO
  • Electric Ireland
    ESB
  • Keep NI Beautiful
    Kingspan
  • Lagan Group
    LMC
  • Lyric Theatre
    McDonalds
  • New Life Counselling
    Northern Ireland Marine Task Force
  • Open University
    Pramerica
  • Progressive Building Society
    Ulster GAA
  • United Wine Merchants
    Wincanton

We are a dynamic agency driven to provide the highest quality service to our clients

Projects

We have an award winning public affairs team that is actively involved in lobbying on behalf of our clients

Awards

  • Awards for Excellence in Public Relations 2016 – Winner – Best Event ‘ESB International 40th – The sound that came from the gardens

    Awards for Excellence in Public Relations 2016 – Winner – Best Event ‘ESB International 40th – The sound that came from the gardens

  • CIPR NI Silver Award –Translink ‘Life’s Better’ campaign

    CIPR NI Silver Award –Translink ‘Life’s Better’ campaign

    CIPR NI Gold Award – Opt For Life

    CIPR NI Gold Award – Opt For Life

  • Winner Public Affairs Campaign McDonald’s CIPR Awards 2017

    Winner Public Affairs Campaign McDonald’s CIPR Awards 2017