Sunnyside Estate

Raising awareness and generating sales enquiries

Project impact

22 pieces of media coverage

613,885 audience reach

150 enquiries before sales opened

Sunnyside Estate

“We were delighted to work with Orbit Communications on this project. The launch event was well-organised and through the media coverage resulting from this, features in key publications and a highly successful social media campaign, we generated a number of positive sales leads.”

– Jamie Pert, Managing Director, Pert Bruce

Orbit Communications was commissioned by developers, Sunnyside Estates Ltd, to stimulate public interest ahead of the opening of house sales for its development in Montrose, over a two week period up until the opening of the sales office.

The development comprises the former Royal Hospital and surrounding estate at Sunnyside. This psychiatric hospital was the first public asylum in Scotland and among the first in the English-speaking world.

The 64-acre former hospital building and estate is being transformed into a £100 million residential development, that will provide a combination of 450 luxury apartments and family homes. View CGI flyover of the development.

A targeted media relations and digital campaign was launched to increase public awareness and generate interest ahead of the sales launch.

Launching the campaign our team organised a photocall event at Sunnyside, bringing together the developer and local political and other key stakeholders. A social media campaign was also established in order to transform the interest generated by the press into tangible leads and sales.

Different adverts were designed for a Pay-Per-Click (PPC) campaign in order to target specific demographics in different regions of the country, alongside organic content creation and community building strategies. This was also followed up with the targeting of property media which attracted further attention.

This media activity generated considerable 22 pieces of positive coverage in multiple national and regional TV, radio and newspaper outlets, including The Scotsman, Daily Record and Courier.

The social media strategy proved truly cost-effective as with a minimal PPC budget, the campaign reached over 80,000 people and drove more than 1,500 people to the development’s website.