Covering all areas


If you want to host a golf day, to update your brand identity, to build a new website or to develop an advertising campaign, The Word Agency can ensure that all the strengths of your company can be displayed to new audience and existing audiences.

Building partnerships


The Word Agency is committed to a bright and sustainable economic future for Scotland. As such it is always delighted to help good Scottish firms engage with government and seek to participate in the national conversation.

Helping you tell your story


The Word Agency’s network of contacts within the Scottish media, both written and broadcast, is second to none. We can utilise these relationships to maximise exposure for the benefit of you or your company, or to manage your existing reputation.



The Word Agency provides a whole range of discreet, expert, thoroughly professional and efficient services for firms and individuals who are seeking to maximize their public profile.  Each is tailored to suit the specific requirements of any company, no matter how large or small, in every sector of Scottish industry.

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About Us

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The Word Agency was established in 2010 by Kevin McKenna, one of Scotland’s most experienced newspaper journalists.

In a 28-year career, Kevin has held senior positions on a wide variety of national publications. Continue reading

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Event Management

Whether your entertaining clients, networking or launching a product, we will plan your event meticulously to ensure your objectives are met with ...

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Media Management

Our guidance and advice on dealing with the media comes from 15 years of unrivalled executive experience on five of Scotland's national...

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Public Affairs

We have built excellent contacts across the entire political spectrum of Scotland at both national and local level. We can advise our clients...

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Communicating in the English language is the basic commodity we offer. We will write all your copy, produce your magazines, prepare your speeches...

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We offer a bespoke service that will maximise a client's qualities and strengths in the face of any adversity. This service is designed to turn negatives into ...

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Our Clients

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TCH Law has been working with The Word Agency since the April 2012, as a result of expansion of the debt recovery and insolvency areas of our firm.

Brendan McKenna has assisted us in increasing our social media exposure, but also gained media exposure for the firm almost instantly from the time we began working with The Word Agency: including appearances on BBC Scotland and STV.
We have been delighted with Brendan’s go-get attitude, and with the assistance he’s given to us.

Word Agency have also provided invaluable guidance with regards the media exposure we’ve received, and we are delighted to have them working alongside TCH Law in our ongoing expansion.

Tracey Campbell-Hynd

I have worked with Kevin McKenna of “the Word Agency” on a number of projects and I have always found his contribution to be invaluable . The addition of a brilliant wordsmith to our brochures and marketing literature, has saved us a significant amount of time on the project and has enhanced the quality of the end product.

Together with his political and journalistic contacts, Kevin’s speed of return and professionalism has been great value !

George F Thomson - Proprietor of Geo-Graphics

Over the last year, we have been supported by the Word Agency in all PR matters in some circumstances, highly sensitive cases. Kevin and Brendan have had their fingers on the pulse and are an agency who give a personal service that larger  agencies are unable to achieve, with the ability to work under pressure and to deliver a high standard of results for MLM Solutions.

Arlene Newbiggen

MLM solutions has been working with Brendan since the beginning of the year. We re-branded last year and were keen to drive home the message that we’re not corporate undertakers but are passionate about finding solutions to financial difficulties. In particular, we’re keen to promote the Company Voluntary Arrangement as a rescue tool. Through innovative use of social media strategies, Brendan has found us media exposure way beyond our expectations. He’s an enthusiastic supporter and now feels every bit like a member of our team.

Maureen Leslie MLM Solutions

Keep Scotland Beautiful is pleased to be a partner of the Word Agency. We have found them to be of great assistance to our organisation in relation to our public affairs work and also in relation to receiving good advice on how best to handle our media and communications activity.

Derek Robertson Keep Scotland Beautiful

“I’ve known Kevin McKenna man and boy so I can say without fear of contradiction that if you need a fearless collaborator to guide you through the media’s shark infested waters Kevin is simply the best”.

Bob Wylie Communication Strategies Ltd

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