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Every Picture Tells a Story

If you have an announcement to make or a story to tell, the image which accompanies it is will ensure it gets the publicity it deserves. SNS Group specialise in editorial PR photography which is designed to get you noticed.

SNS Group’s roots lie in the media industry. We started life back in 1988 as a small press agency, so we understand the world of PR inside out and upside down. We also understand how crucial top-class professional imagery is to the success of any news story, announcement or press release.

High quality, professional photography is a key factor in making your organisation’s news or announcements stand out from the crowd. Your audience is bombarded with news and information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a result, you have to give them a reason to devote their valuable time to consuming your content, whether it’s presented over a social network, in a newsletter or via print media.

Whether you need to raise awareness for a charitable endeavour, or are preparing to introduce a new initiative, there are many reasons why premium editorial PR photography is essential. We have a team of experienced photographers who excel in providing clients with the kind of images that really make any message stand out – even in a congested marketplace.

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“We have used SNS Group for over 15 years and they continue to provide an excellent PR photographic service. They are a really customer focused company and work with you to ensure that the best photographs are secured to help to maximise PR coverage.”

Niall GordonUniversity of the West of Scotland

"Their photographers are always early, have read the brief and are ready to put their creative brain into action and come up with a picture that is likely to get Glasgow Museums into the papers.
Quick to respond to queries, with an excellent knowledge of the Scottish media landscape they have made sure we are happy with the results.”

Suzanne RoughGlasgow City Council

“We have been working with SNS Group for several years. The service they deliver has always been of the highest standard. We have developed a close working relationship with them and are delighted with their proactive approach.
We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them.”

Alan DalzielFrench Duncan

“We’ve worked with SNS Group on a number of projects and each time we’ve found them to be professional and incredibly efficient in providing the high-quality images that we need to work across a number of marketing platforms. They understand the brief and they understand our business.”

Karen ArmstrongTaylor Wimpey

“Scottish Water is working with SNS Group to publicise and record key parts of our investment, such as the ongoing £250m investment in our wastewater infrastructure across the Greater Glasgow area. This investment, the biggest since Victorian times, includes the Shieldhall Tunnel and major flooding projects across the area – work that is hugely important to help improve river water quality, tackle flooding and enable the area to grow and develop in the future.

The skill and expertise of SNS Group is enabling Scottish Water to capture the very essence of these projects, and the workers and communities involved, often in spectacular fashion.
SNS Group are always highly professional, imaginative and trustworthy. And, importantly, they’re also great fun to work with.”

Scottish WaterKeith Sinclair
Worker from Scottish Water working on the Shieldhall Tunnel

Scottish Water Shieldhall Tunnel Development

Man parachuting at Randox annual polo weekend atThe Gleneagles Hotel

Randox – Annual Polo Scotland Weekend

Dancers performing at Merchant City Festival

Merchant City Festival

Getting Coverage

The PR industry has evolved and developed immeasurably over the years. In essence, though, PR efforts are still about finding a way to get your name and your message out there. You’re still trying to reach a target audience with news or announcements that will improve their opinion of your organisation or brand.

Social media and other modern communication channels have made that easier. Any organisation can set up a social media account and freely share whatever they wish. If you want to reach a wider audience and not just communicate within the echo chamber of your own followers, though, you need to convince other people that what you’d like to share is newsworthy.

High quality editorial PR photography is invaluable in this regard. Many outlets and channels, especially in the print media, simply won’t publish a story unless there’s a compelling image to go with it. Their priority is their own readers, and these consumers want an engaging visual experience. Stunning, attention grabbing images can help sway editors or journalists regarding the quality of a story and its suitability for coverage. The best editorial PR photos augment and illustrate a story, rather than just accompanying it. They make the whole story more attractive – to those who you need to give it coverage, and to those who you want to read it.

Being Noticed

In common with many spheres of industry, PR is all about competition. You’re competing with other organisations with their own stories to tell. And you’re not just competing to convince the print media and other channels to give you coverage, but also to capture the attention of your target audience.

Attention spans are getting continually shorter. The days of people sitting and reading newspapers, journals or even branded materials in full are long gone. In the modern world, there’s a 24/7 stream of news and information which we’re free to pick and choose from as we wish. Consequently, you need to make sure as many people as possible choose to engage with your announcements and other content. That’s why properly tailored, professional photographs are essential to any news story or press release you distribute.

A striking image of cheque presentations or other such event immediately makes a story more noticeable. People will stop turning the page or scrolling down their feed in order to read more. SNS Group has extensive experience of creating exactly that kind of attention-grabbing image, to suit any publication or PR channel.

Delivering Your Message in an Instant

In the age of video calling and group chat apps, people are continually striving for instant communication. They don’t have time to dedicate to anything lengthy or complicated; letter writing gave way to emails, which in turn are losing out to instant messaging.

Top quality editorial photographs have an immediacy that the written word simply can’t match. The right photograph to accompany an announcement or story can convey your message in an instant. With the right choice of image, the audience will grasp the fundamentals of your story before they even start reading.

This instant impact imagery can only be achieved through professional photography. Stock images or amateur snaps simply aren’t powerful or tailored enough. At SNS Group, we don’t just capture the key moments outlined in a client brief. We use our experience of (and passion for) digital and print media to craft the perfect images – ones which tell your story in exactly the way you want it to be told. That’s why some of the largest and most-respected institutions across many different industries trust us to convey the visual aspects of their messages.

Supporting Your Brand

Some organisations make the mistake of thinking editorial PR photography (or PR in general) is a separate entity to marketing. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Your PR efforts aren’t just about telling stories or making announcements; they’re another way for you to build your brand and develop a more positive relationship with your audience.

If you’re a charitable organisation and are proud of your fund-raising efforts, you want to get the word out. The story of your success is certainly worth telling. What you’re looking to do by sharing that story is to (a) raise your profile, (b) get more people thinking about what you do, and (c) persuade some of them to help you in the future.

PR efforts are a key component of building your brand, which makes the images accompanying any stories or announcements critical. The team of top-class photographers SNS Group works with can help you ensure that the images you share with the world are always on-brand and on-message.