Message Matters is growing!
We’re delighted to announce that Message Matters is expanding with the appointment of two new staff members. Fiona Leith and Jean Devlin have joined the team as Associates and look forward to working across our growing client base. Both come from diverse and accomplished communications backgrounds and will bring significant talent and skill to the team here at Message Matters.
We provide specialist, high-level advice and assistance in messaging, strategy, media relations, political relations and campaigning, and appoint partners to deliver integrated marketing, branding, social media and web development. Fiona and Jean’s experience in journalism and media production is expected to integrate with MM’s combined 30 years’ experience in strategy and communications.
Fiona has 14 years of experience at the heart of Scottish journalism in various roles at Scotsman Publications. Latterly Group Magazines Editor, Fiona was part of the editorial management team, overseeing the staff, content and business development of the Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday’s arts, books, lifestyle, property, and features coverage. With a track record for managing staff through organisational change, Fiona places sincerity and consistency at the heart of her work.
Fiona also oversaw the social media coverage for the newspapers’ magazines on Facebook and Twitter as well as creating bespoke websites and events for projects such as the annual Eligibles list. As a result, she is interested in the evolving importance of social media as a communications tool for businesses and brands.
Fiona holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Edinburgh’s Napier University, which she gained following two years working for Beano publisher DC Thomson in their teenage magazines department and a stint in hospital radio in her home town of Elgin.
Jean has an extensive communications background which includes stints in advertising, broadcast television and corporate communications.
As a television producer with Animo TV, one of Ireland’s largest independent production companies, she was at the helm of more than thirteen television series for RTÉ – Ireland’s national public service broadcaster. Jean’s work spanned a number of genres from documentary to factual entertainment to live chat shows. Jean’s corporate communications work includes the production of engaging communications films for a variety of clients including Scottish Enterprise, Textiles Scotland, the NHS, SEPA and the Scottish Government.
Her experience in narrative development and production has provided Jean with a solid background in storytelling and ideas generation.
Jean holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications: Film & Broadcasting from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).