here's what they say about mgm . . .
Head of communications
and PressBig Lottery Fund
'We commissioned the Belfast Telegraph New Media team to make two films for us to highlight the impact of our funding as part of our Big Thinking consultation last year.
During the planning, filming and editing process I found the experience of working with Gary to be extremely positive.
The subsequent films were excellent and communicated all the messages we wanted to deliver through our consultation.
We were also delighted with the fact that our films were broadcast on the Belfast Telegraph website
All in all we received excellent feedback from many stakeholders and believe that we reached many other people through this medium.'
'I have worked personally with Gary Grattan for over 15 years - starting with the Belfast Telegraph when I, in my post as Director of Operations at Military HQ in Lisburn, was put in touch with him as he was then the paper's Security Correspondent. Later, when he had been promoted to the Belfast Telegraph's news desk, we consulted together on many different aspects of the military components of the Good Friday Agreement and Joint Declaration.
Since leaving the Army and launching my own events and communications business in Belfast, we have used Millar Grattan Media extensively to produce videos for some very high profile events.
Gary, Mandi and their team are extremely cost-effective and offer a professional and creative approach. Their tuned in, personable and thorough approach combined with their extensive journalistic backgrounds and wealth of experience is a winning combination that instills confidence in clients and builds rapport with sponsors.
In short; I would have no reservation in recommending Millar Grattan Media to others they are an excellent small company with a big reach, scope and deep understanding of the end result.'
'We had the pleasure of working with Millar Grattan Media earlier this year on the production of a promotional DVD. We found the team to be professional and extremely accommodating, providing advice and assistance throughout the process.
We felt that Gary really understood what we wanted to achieve from the DVD making the process of development easier. The team were flexible to ensure we met our deadlines and were patient when we made some changes at the later stages of development.
To date we have had extremely positive feedback from both our funders and participants within the DVD and we are delighted with the finished product.
We look forward to working with Millar Grattan Media in the future.'
Chambre Public Affairs
'We worked with millar grattan media earlier this year (2013) on a video project with the Armagh Educational Village Concensus.
The aim of the video was to promote the benefits of a single post-primary educational site in the city where resources and expertise can be pooled between a range of schools, thus maximising local children’s access to the best possible facilities.
Because of the many complex strands of the proposal we felt these would most clearly be illustrated through video featuring the various stakeholders’ perspectives – pupils, teachers, parents etc.
We felt the mgm team were really ‘on board’ with our message and Gary Grattan’s media background ensured a highly professional, journalistic approach to the finished piece. The team were exhaustive in their attention to detail, with uncompromising production values, as well as being flexible in the post-production stages.
The video has turned out to be an excellent investment – a tool the client is able to use in a variety of settings from lobbying decision-makers, to explaining proposals to stakeholders and investors, not to mention being used on the client’s and stakeholders’ websites, social media and at public meetings to explain - in a concise and engaging way - what the Concensus is all about.
We would look forward to working with mgm on future projects.'
'Gary has just completed a piece of work that incorporated the recruitment sector. When inexperienced people get in front of the camera in order to highlight their business the desired effect can sometimes be amateurish.
Gary is a true expert in his field and certainly has artistic flair. He did a brilliant job with the NI jobfinder site working with many business leaders in our sector.
I would definately recommend his service and know his personable approach will make his product unique. Looking forward to working with him again.'
Eircom Northern Ireland
'We recently worked with Gary in the filming of promotional videos for Virtual ICT Week powered by eircom Northern Ireland.
We wanted to produce something which would encourage the public to participate in our event, and video worked well for this purpose.
Gary directed, shot and edited the videos. In line with our brief he kept them short, informative and to the point and had them available within our tight timescales.'
Alison Campbell Model Agency
'I have worked with Gary over many years in his career as a journalist in the Belfast Telegraph and most recently in his on line capacity where I've found him to be most professional and diligent in his job.
A great editor he always brings out the important issues in interviews while capturing great footage of the numerous events he has covered for us. I have no doubt his vast experience and credibility in this field will make mgm an amazing success.'