New digital agency for the food, drink and hospitality industries to help Scotland’s bars, restaurants and hotels make their mark online
Three Scottish foodies have founded a specialist digital agency in Edinburgh to help Scotland’s bars, restaurants and hotels make their mark online.
Chris Terry, Stephen Brown and Craig Burns have joined forces to launch Big Flavour Marketing – offering specialist digital services to the food, drink and hospitality sectors.
Brown’s background is in business operations management, while Terry and Burns, who left a luxury marketing agency to set up Big Flavour, have 20 years’ collective digital marketing experience, which will provide website design, brand and content strategy, SEO (search engine optimisation), online advertising and social media services.
Big Flavour has already secured clients from across Scotland, including craft brewing companies Alechemy and Krafty Brew; McKays Hotel in Pitlochry; EH6 Music Festival in Edinburgh; Glen Mohr Hotel in Inverness, and the 1912 restaurant in Bathgate.
George McIvor, Chair of the Master Chefs of Great Britain, has also signed his culinary and purchasing business, The Full Range, up to Big Flavour.
Co-founder Chris Terry said: “We’re passionate about the food and drink scene in Scotland and we understand the challenges that small businesses face when marketing themselves online.
“Our focus will be on helping bars, restaurants, hotels and B&Bs develop full-flavoured marketing strategies that make them stand out online, and ultimately increase revenue.
Co-founder Craig Burns said: “We want to help small, Scottish food, drink and hospitality companies spice up their online performance, and promote the sectors across the board.
“We kept coming across small operators who couldn’t afford big agencies, or didn’t have time to find separate SEO, PR or social media consultants. We identified it as a gap in the market, and with our experience of working with brands like Rocco Forte, Apex Hotels and Champneys, we knew it was something we could do really well.”