Post on 18/07/2019 | Media
Article written for PSA Squash Xtra Digital Magazine
Post on 17/07/2019 | Media
Article written for PSA Squash Xtra digital magazine
Post on 16/07/2019 | Testimonial
Role: PR & Media Consultant producing articles for local press and club website.
“Over the past four years Robert has produced consistently high quality pieces of work to publicise Bridge of Allan Sports club in the local press. This has played a key part in maintaining our club’s position as the preeminent sporting institution of its kind in Central Scotland while also attracting four figure sponsorship investment in our squash teams.”Robert’s work has also created growing membership numbers while also providing encouragement to a growing group of juniors players, who are doing really well in local tournaments and in representing Scotland at national level. “Robert has also ensured that some of the biggest moments in our recent history have been given the profile they deserve and produced his work in an efficient and friendly manner that has made him a joy to work with.”I would wholeheartedly recommend Robert & Spitfire Media in terms of PR & Media work.”
President, Bridge of Allan Sports Club
Post on 10/07/2019 | Media
Spitfire Media was delighted to produce an article on behalf of Bridge of Allan Sports Club for The Stirling Observer featuring the historic setting of the Guinness Book of World Records mark for continuous squash set in 1979 by club legend Peter Fairlie on court 2.
Post on 08/07/2019 | Press Releases
I am emailing you on behalf of our client Kamilla Omarzay, the Dubai based Vegan cook and chef and Emirates Woman Visionary of the Year winner for 2018.
I have included attachments in support of this email and very much hope Kamilla will be of interest to Vegetarian Living Magazine either in terms of the Vegan food & cooking aspect or in terms of her very special human interest story below.
Kamilla is the founder of The Snack Society, a vegan food producer offering cakes and desserts free from gluten, dairy and
refined sugar and given unique and delicious tastes borne of the exotic spices of the Middle East.
Her debut book ‘The Snack Society’ has been put out to bid by her literary agent Susan Mears (London) and several major UK publishers
are among the interested parties.
Aged just three years-old, Kamilla and her family were forced to flee Afghanistan when the Russian invasion destroyed her family’s home and business and saw several of her relatives killed.Destitute and homeless the family managed to escape to Dubai and it is there Kamilla has built an extraordinary life for herself through her outstanding abilities as a cook.
32 year-old Kamilla founded The Snack Society after she was told to give up gluten and dairy due to digestive issues, realising that
giving up her favourite treats would be hard she decided to make healthy alternatives!
Kamilla worked in marketing and advertising for 12 years before quitting corporate life in March 2016 to set up her online retail
business (The Snack Society), which delivers directly to homes and offices in Dubai and Sharjah, with ambitious plans to expandthroughout
the Middle East already unfolding.
Attached please find a couple of pics of Kamilla, who is very photogenic as you can see. She is also very social media aware and has
approx 18k followers on Instagram and a growing You Tube following.
Kamilla is readily available via cell phone or Skype and more than happy to visit the UK in support of any media opportunity.
Attached please find a press montage from the likes of Cosmopolitan ME, Women’s Health ME and detailing Kamilla’s award as the Emirates Woman Visionary of the Year winner for 2018.
I look forward to hearing back from you at your convenience and will be happy to help coordinate any access you may need to Kamilla going
Post on 03/07/2019 | Video
Live Skype interview arranged by Spitfire Media for Ahmed on The Islam Channel which was watched by an audience of over 1million
Post on 02/07/2019 | Media
An article produced by Spitfire Media for The Stirling Observer detailing the club’s club finals night.
An article produced by Spitfire Media and detailing the opening of the club’s renovated courts by Stephen Kerr MP.
Post on 29/06/2019 | Testimonial
Role: PR & Media Consultant running advanced media campaign in promotion of Ahmed’s forthcoming book ‘Dragon Boy’ across all formats.
“Regarding the advanced Media & PR campaign for my forthcoming novel ‘Dragon Boy’, from day one Robert explained everything in detail to me and created a strategy for the campaign to be run in an efficient and cohesive fashion until its conclusion. His follow up and persistence was amazing and it taught me to always keep trying and not to stop whatever the cost.
“The weekly reports, and meetings were great to have as you get to be on top of everything and he was very transparent with all the work too. Robert is a hard worker, honest and an honourable man and he managed to get me a fair amount of excellent coverage.
“Overall, I must say, it was a lovely experience to work with Robert and I would be glad to work with him in the future if the opportunity arises.”
Virgin Middle East Chart best selling singing artiste and author of ‘Dragon Boy’.
Post on 22/06/2019 | Media
An interview in the Asian Image arranged by Spitfire Media for Ahmed
Post on 04/06/2019 | Media
An interview in The Khaleej Times arranged by Spitfire Media for Ahmed
Post on 17/05/2019 | Press Releases
FOLLOWING the success of Omani author Jokha Alharthi’s triumph in this year’s Man Booker International Prize as the first ever Arabic winner, the next big literary thing out of the Middle East has just signed a major UK book deal.
Internationally renowned Emirati singer Ahmed Bukhatir has penned a major book deal with respected UK Publishers Matthew James for the first book in his exciting children’s and young adult fiction series ‘Dragon Boy’.
‘AR’ has already seen his writing style compared with the legendary JRR Tolkien, now like another legend of English language literature, the celebrated Pole Joseph Conrad, he has written a work in his second language which may fill the void left by the end of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series and has already attracted major interest at the Cannes Film Festival.
The 43 year-old has regularly topped the Virgin Top 10 Chart across the Middle East with his best – selling albums, including ‘Hasanat’, which have seen his global sales run into the millions and also amass him a huge social media following with 2.3million Facebook followers, 129,000 Twitter fans, 128,620 Instagram following and 197,700 You Tube subscribers.
But now A.R., as he is to be known in his new role as an author, is concentrating all his focus on the forthcoming launch of ‘Dragon Boy’, the first of an epic Children’s and Young Adult Fantasy series with MJ Publishing, as he bids to complete the transition from singer to author.
A delighted Bukhatir said: “Singing is in my blood and I can never stop singing but writing has always been in me since I was a child, I just hadn’t discovered that talent. Once I got the Dragon Boy idea, I couldn’t hold it back.
“I started writing immediately and fell in love with what I’ve written. Of course this is a talent and all talents needed to be developed and polished so this is what I did. And now by the grace of God I have a finished novel.
“The origin of Dragon Boy goes back all the way to when I was eight years old. I was over in the USA and saw a film called ‘The Never Ending Story’ which featured Dragons, monsters and other fantastic creatures and it just utterly absorbed, fascinated and captivated me.
“Since then I have always had a really strong interest in this type of fantasy fiction. Over the years the desire to produce some kind of work that featured this kind of material just grew and grew in me but I wasn’t sure how to fulfill my ambition to achieve this.
“Then around eight years back I was flying to Canada and I saw another movie called ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and it was then that I decided I had to write my own book for young people and that it would be called Dragon Boy.
“I just figured that there must be lots of other kids and young people, who like I had been all these years back, would love this kind of story. I just wanted to share my version, my story and so Dragon Boy came about.”
An unpublished version of ‘Dragon Boy’ took third place, from an entry of around 200 submissions, in the prestigious Montegrappa Writing Prize for first time writers from the GCC (UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait) which was judged by the renowned UK literary critic Luigi Bonomi.
But now ‘A.R.’ has been signed by Matthew James, ‘Dragon Boy’ will be launched in the UK in early 2020 in tandem with a Dubai launch.
A.R’s writing style has already been compared to the legendary writer J.R.R Tolkien, who penned the multi-million selling ‘Lord of the Rings’ and major interest at the Cannes Film Festival has seen A.R’s agent Susan Mears (Susan Mears Literary Agency, London) move the novel to option in LA regarding movie rights for the series.
Bukhatir is delighted to have signed with a UK publisher: “The UK produced such great writers such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Tolkien, JK Rowling and I wanted my book to be reviewed, read and loved by the people who acknowledged those great writers.
“The history that UK has given writers and books is far greater than any country in the world and I wanted my novel Dragon Boy to be part of it.”
Post on 16/04/2019 | Testimonial
Role: PR & Media Consultant running advanced media campaign in promotion of Kamilla’s forthcoming book across all formats.
I was introduced to Robert by a dear friend. My objective was to raise awareness of my portfolio and my brand – The Snack Society.
Robert was so efficient in his work. He went over and above to deliver what he had promised. Each week I would get a detailed reports of his work which is very good to stay up to date on what is happening.
His follow up skills were excellent.
I enjoyed working with Robert and hopefully will work with him again in the future.
Post on 15/04/2019 | Media
A Vegan’s Guide to Dubai’ feature in Vegan Food & Living Magazine arranged by Spitfire Media on Kamilla’s behalf
Post on 04/04/2019 | Media
‘A Vegan’s Guide to Dubai’ feature in Vegan Food & Living Magazine arranged by Spitfire Media on Kamilla’s behalf