Brownlee Donald Associates was formed in 2013 by Fiona Brownlee, a board level executive with over 23 years PR, marketing and rights experience in the publishing industry, both in London (at Pavilion Books & Midas PR) and Edinburgh (at Mainstream Publishing latterly owned by Random House).
She brings a strongly commercial approach to organisations and a global outlook. She enjoys finding creative solutions and uses strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to establish new partnerships. She underpins all this with efficient planning, organisation and budget management.
She was on the board of the Edinburgh International Book Festival for 13 years and since forming Brownlee Donald Associates has joined the PPC (Publisher’s Publicity Circle) Committee in London, ASLA (the Association of Scottish Literary Agents) based in Edinburgh and the board of Publishing Scotland.
The company specialises in promoting books in the UK starting with selling rights to serial buyers, building relationships with the trade press, bookshops, literary festivals and the media and concluding with a dynamic campaign both on TV, radio and social media at the time of publication. Brownlee Donald Associates is currently working with Perseus (USA), Greystone (Canada), Old Street (UK) and Freight (Scotland).
In 2015 she was joined by Tim Donald, a senior marketing executive, with over 17 years experience in the newspaper industry. He brings experience in delivering fully integrated marketing campaigns that deliver against the marketing objectives, excellent creative judgement and the ability to lead project planning in order to deliver multi-layered campaign plans. He has outstanding relationship skills and is experienced at building partnerships, bringing an address book with contacts across all aspects of Scottish arts, culture, sport, food, drink, heritage and politics.
Non book projects have included The Caledonian Challenge for Foundation Scotland, a report on the Circular Economy for The Club of Rome, New York based on-line yoga company Dirty Yoga and Picture Hooks, a mentoring scheme for illustrators.
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