Smoking Gun Tees Up Success for American Golf 

4 weeks ago

Smoking Gun has been appointed by the UK’s largest golf retailer, American Golf, to handle corporate and consumer comms.

The PR and social media agency will be delivering two separate media relations briefs for the retail giant whose vision is to become the ultimate one-stop destination for everything a golfer requires.

  • Leveraging the teams’ media relations expertise, Smoking Gun will drive mass brand awareness for its retail offering which includes American Golf’s exclusive custom fit service, brand partnerships and newly launched personalisation service.

At the same time, corporate outreach will be focussed on enhancing brand reputation and credibility through a campaign of thought leadership, communicating business updates and raising the profile of the board.

Smoking Gun aced two competitive pitches for the B2B and B2C accounts, demonstrating the team’s expertise and intelligent approach to both Corporate and Consumer PR.

Working with brands that are shaking up their categories is our passion

Caroline Aspinall

Scott Taylor, American Golf Executive Board Member for Marketing, said: “From the very  first meeting it was clear that there was natural chemistry and a genuine synergy between our organisations.

“During the consumer pitch process, Smoking Gun showed a thorough understanding of our business and our ambitions for the brand which led to an invite to pitch for the corporate brief as well.

  • “The team’s creative ideas and category insight were rooted in delivering real business impact – helping us to shift the dial as a business faster and more effectively.”

Caroline Aspinall, Smoking Gun’s commercial director and head of B2B, added: “This win is the latest example of  Smoking Gun’s ongoing journey of expansion and achievement.

“To win both competitive pitches is a huge testament to the quality of both our B2B and B2C offering and testament also to the American Golf team who could see the value of an aligned strategy.

“Working with brands that are shaking up their categories is our passion. American Golf  has big ambitions for 2024 and beyond with industry leading initiatives to unveil.

“Smoking Gun is famous for delivering impactful campaigns that deliver tangible business results. Together we are tee-d up for the future success of the brand and the business.”

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