If you’ve been following Edinburgh Reviews during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, you’ll have noticed we’ve been publishing a lot of coverage.
It’s not only the first year we’ve been media accredited, it’s also the first year we’ve had a fancy new logo (designed by Birdy) to show off, and the first year we’ve really wanted to shout about who we are and what we’re up to.
That’s where PBH’s ‘wee blue book’ comes in. We’re proud supporters of PBH’s Free Fringe, and we saw a great opportunity to do that whilst also spreading the word about Edinburgh Reviews.
This way, visitors coming to the Fringe will hopefully be able to see our ad and not only view our latest reviews, but also look up other tips on places to eat and things to do whilst in the city!
Here’s what Edinburgh Reviews founder Andrew (Girdy) Girdwood had to say:
Supporting PBH’s Free Fringe cost the equivalent of several months of beer and pizza but was worth it. Edinburgh is a better place with a sustainable and welcoming festival season. Edinburgh Reviews was founded not just with Edinburgh visitors and locals in mind, but with businesses, too.
We have all year to support local breweries and pizzerias, while August is a great chance to support arts and culture in a way that might also boost the whole city. Oh, we can swap in coffee/cake, tea/books, bus trips/events or wine/galleries if beer and pizza aren’t your thing, as Edinburgh has all these and more to offer!
It certainly does! We like to think Edinburgh Reviews has something for just about everyone.
Peter Buckley Hill, founder of the Free Fringe (currently in its 27th year), said:
We’re happy to be supported by Edinburgh Reviews’ advertising, and by the advertising of many other Edinburgh businesses. We want to be seen, not as August invaders, but as performers from all the world who provide something worthwhile to this unique city.
Our content is for anyone looking to enjoy what this beautiful city has to offer, with honest, fair and unbiased reviews – and we do all this without being ‘influencers’.
Bronwen (Birdy) Winter Phoenix chipped in with:
The good thing about us being ‘not influencers’ with a real love of Edinburgh is that our opinions can’t be bought – i.e. we’re not just in it for the freebies, and we won’t say something is good when it isn’t. However, that means we can’t exist without your support, and we really appreciate everyone who’s shown us a bit of that so far on our journey.
Thank you for your attention, Dear Readers, and normal service – including more Fringe reviews – will be coming shortly.