"The Fallen Angels Club is so pleased that it has engaged Mike Ritchie for many years to help us spread the word about the music gigs we stage throughout the year and the annual Glasgow Americana Festival as well.
He loves his music and that's clear by the way he eagerly tackles our projects. His work is excellent, he is knowledgeable and always uses his print and broadcast media contacts really effectively. We enjoy working with him and look forward to a continuing, positive relationship.”
– Kevin Morris, Director, Fallen Angels Club/Glasgow Americana Festival.
“I approached Mike Ritchie Media to help me get some high quality media coverage for the launch of my new novel in October 2015.
I was impressed by Mike and Maggie's understanding of and contacts within the Scottish media world.
Within a short time they had secured important coverage, including an interview on BBC Radio Scotland's Culture Show, a feature article in the Sunday Mail and the opportunity for me to write a travel piece for The Herald Magazine in which I was able to promote my books.
I was delighted with the personal level of the service I received.”
– Jane MacKenzie, author of Autumn in Catalonia.
"I’ve known Mike for a number of years and commissioned him to work on ’The Only Way is Ethics’, an eight-day festival of more than 50 events in different venues across Glasgow.
I was particularly impressed with Mike's ability to grasp the nuances of the complex brief, and devise a media strategy tailored to the needs of both the target audience and my client. His advice was always clear and practical, and he responded flexibly, thoughtfully and imaginatively as the project developed.
His extensive experience and network of connections were great assets throughout, and I was glad to be able to count him as a member of the project team. I can thoroughly recommend his services.”
– Adam Piggot, Creative Director, Red Empire.
"Mike and Maggie are an exceptionally talented communications team. Both fine journalists and gifted writers, their skills were honed on the Daily Record at its peak when it was Scotland’s popular paper of choice for nearly half the population. As a former newspaper editor and director of communications in the higher education sector, I have no hesitation in recommending two such highly-polished professionals for their extensive range of communications and public relations skills."
– Charles McGhee, former editor, The Herald and Evening Times.
"I have regularly used Maggie Ritchie as a freelance writer for The Herald. She is the consummate professional – enthusiastic and knowledgeable – and always turns in crisp, clean copy whether it’s a showbiz interview or a human interest piece. She has particularly good contacts."
– Garry Scott, Features Editor, Herald and Times.
“Maggie Ritchie and Bridget McCann ran a half day training for Ramblers Scotland to help staff improve our media skills. It was an excellent training which gave us lots of new ideas and the confidence to write and sell our stories to the media. We were able to take what we’d learnt and apply it directly to a promotion we were running and were delighted that we managed to significantly increase our media profile, securing an approximate press value of £55,339 with an approximate circulation of 18,486,816 during the promotion.”
– Jeannie Cranfield, Games Legacy Advisor, Ramblers Scotland.
"Mike Ritchie Media has successfully completed several copywriting projects for Scottish Water to the highest of standards. The work is consistently first class and delivered on time. We are confident of excellent results when we engage the company."
– Helen Lennox, Head of Corporate Affairs and Digital, Scottish Water.
“Mike Ritchie is a highly respected individual in the world of press and enjoys an excellent working relationship with the media at a local and national scale.
He works at a personal level and shows reliability, dependability and sensitivity at all times.
An asset to the Trust, we are always confident that Mike will know how to best handle our media work and this has been such a help to us during such a traumatic time. Thank you, Mike, for everything.”
– Alison Abubaker, Trust Founder, Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust
"I have commissioned Maggie to write features for guardian.co.uk regularly. Her work is always of a high standard. She shows thorough research skills and is reliable, trustworthy and always professional. She has a lovely, easy style of writing and regularly pitches good, well-thought out pieces to me.
She writes career-related articles and has also been an excellent journalism expert on our career forums.”
– LJ Filotrani, former editor of the Guardian Careers website, now podcast and audio downloads producer at the Financial Times.