Aberdeen digital media company wins two international awards

Aberdeen-based digital media production company SIGNAL2NOISE is celebrating after becoming the only Scottish company to win awards at this year’s 51st Annual WorldFest ceremony in Houston. (See the winning films at the end of the story)…

Mike Dee

Speyside communications agency boosts digital offering with senior hire

Speyside based creative communications agency ‘Spey’, which last month was named ‘New Agency of The Year’, has bolstered its digital media offering with the appointment of a digital expert from one of the UK’s most…

Samantha Ramsay and John McLeod

New media agency launches in Glasgow

A new, full-service media agency has been launched in Glasgow. BluKite, which has been established by print industry expert John McLeod and graphic artist Samantha Ramsay, aims to lure clients with a compelling mix of…

LEFT TO RIGHT: Chris Hughes, Senior Director Public Affairs - Asda; Angela Casey, Managing Director - Pagoda; Andrew Lester, Director - Pagoda; Ian Coldwell, Chairman - Pagoda; Alan Jones Senior Communications Manager - Asda

Edinburgh PR agency wins ASDA account

Edinburgh-based PR agency, Pagoda, has secured first major client for its Newcastle office, opened earlier this year. Pagoda has been appointed by Asda to handle planning communications in England and Wales in recognition of the agency’s…

Edinburgh Gin Deal Just The Tonic For £100k Musselburgh Scottish Sprint Cup

Edinburgh Gin has teamed up with Scotland’s fastest horse race in a three-year sponsorship deal. The £100,000 Edinburgh Gin Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh Racecourse on Saturday 9 June is a highlight of the Scottish…

Luca Pappalardo

New Marketing Manager appointed at Rearo Laminates

Glasgow-based Rearo Laminates has added to their Marketing department with the appointment of Luca Pappalardo as Marketing Manager. Pappalardo officially joined the Scottish based manufacturer on the first of May from his previous employer Cullen…

Rachael Watson

Creative agency appoints two to bring team to 30

Edinburgh-based creative and digital agency, LEWIS has appointed Account Director Rachael Watson and Senior Account Manager Pamela Craig, bolstering its team to more than 30 colleagues. Rachael joins from the Scottish Government where she had…

L-R: Eleanor Mackay, social media manager; Anna Gunn, PR Consultant and Anne Brown, company accountant.

Volpa appoints three new staff members to aid expansion

Marketing agency, Volpa, has appointed three new members of staff in a bid to strengthen its core offering and realise its ambitious expansion plans. With a background in digital journalism and PR, Eleanor Mackay joins…

Jennifer Robertson and Ben Smith, Founder of PRmoment

Spey named ‘New Agency of the year’ at top UK industry awards

Even though they opened their office doors just a year ago, Speyside based creative communications agency ‘Spey’ has picked up a top UK industry award being named ‘New Agency of The Year’ in the PR…

St Ninian's Manse

Something Something relocates to the creative community in Leith

Creative agency Something Something Productions Ltd has signed a lease with Scottish Historic Buildings Trust to occupy 2,889 sq ft of office accommodation at St Ninian’s Manse, Quayside Street in Leith. The agency is the only occupier of this…

Laura Iley - Head of Energy, Oil and Gas at Aspectus Group

Aspectus Group’s energy earnings hit £1m mark on anniversary of Aberdeen launch

Aspectus Group is celebrating on multiple fronts as the energy, oil and gas practice marks the second anniversary of its Aberdeen office by reporting £1 million in annual revenues, and over £5 million globally.  This milestone…

Aton Ben-Horin

XpoNorth unveils host of new national and international speakers for this year’s festival

Scottish Creative Industries Festival, XpoNorth, have unveiled their next wave of figures and speakers confirmed to participate at the one-of-a-kind event. Taking place across the 27th and 28th of June in Inverness, XpoNorth 2018 will see a range of…

Laura Sutherland

Laura M. Sutherland: Being part of a ‘community’ helps develop skills, relationships and our businesses

Three years ago, I started #PRFest. It’s two-day festival, specifically focussing on helping senior public relations and communication practitioners up-skill, share best practice and help the PR community grow. How does a community form? I hadn’t…

Nicola Currie

XIC extends team tally with new business development appointment

An Aberdeen-based creative print provider has strengthened its business development team as it seeks to grow its service offering across Scotland. XIC, which also has a presence in Edinburgh, has appointed Nicola Currie to the…

Tim Barlow of Attacat

Edinburgh digital marketing agency joines pan European alliance

Edinburgh-based digital marketing agency Attacat has joined Dall Int,  a pan European alliance of independent digital marketing agencies. Attacat will strengthen the European footprint of the alliance by providing UK digital marketing expertise to other…

Brand refresh and pack redesign for Bunnahabhain

Islay single malt Scotch whisky, Bunnahabhain, has undergone a brand refresh and pack redesign created by Edinburgh-based agency threebrand. Hitting shelves earlier this year, the new design captures the new brand positioning of a ‘captivating journey'…

Hydrogen Directors Mike Scott and Daniel Rae

Hydrogen rises high with six client wins

Glasgow-based specialist social media agency Hydrogen has had a strong start to its second year of business, with six new clients coming on board in Q1. The Finnieston Distillery Company, Crimestoppers and College Development Network are among…

Kim McAllister

Kim McAllister Workshop: Learn to use video to promote your business

Journalist, PR expert and SBNN High Growth contributor, Kim McAllister, has launched a video workshop event aimed at small businesses keen to use video to promote themselves. Topics in the four-hour course include: What's your strategy?…

Glasgow Based Agency Appointed on ‘Healthier Scotland’ Campaigns

PR and content agency, Smarts Communicate, has been appointed to provide PR services for the Scottish Government’s Healthier Scotland campaigns. The contract, for up to three years, supports a number of areas under the healthier…

From left - Keli Mitchell, Eilidh McDonald and Kirsty Lieberthal

Frame makes buoyant start to 2018

Frame Group, the Glasgow-based creative marketing agency, has posted a strong start to 2018, with a spate of new business wins and senior appointments. Among the agency’s new clients are ScotRail, the National Trust for…

Claire Kinloch, founder and managing director of Genoa Black

Genoa Black commended for client referral as it doubles RAR recommendations for 2018

Genoa Black, the strategic marketing company, has been recommended for 18 categories by the Recommended Agency Register (RAR). The company, which has been on the Recommended Agency Register (RAR) for the past three years, has gone…

Shaun Bell (centre left) launches the Future Leaders Forum with some of the industry’s young practitioners

CIPR Scotland inspires the Future Leaders of Scotland’s communications industry

CIPR Scotland has launched a new Future Leaders Programme for talented young PR professionals under the age of 30. To mark the 70th anniversary of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and in celebration of…

Rosie Crerar and Ciara Barry from barry crerar

Final opportunity for Scottish production companies to access FOCUS business support

Film City Futures, in partnership with Scottish Documentary Institute, has announced that applications for the screen sector business development initiative FOCUS will close on 29th March 2018. FOCUS is a pilot project, funded by the…

MT Rainey

Inaugural shortlist gives Nod to Scotland’s creative talent

The Nods, Scotland’s newest set of awards for the creative industries, has announced its first-ever shortlist, comprising 17 honours and more than 80 nominations. The inaugural set of nominees includes a broad range of organisations,…

Nick Arthur

Nick Arthur: Is your PR strategy missing this essential component?

One of the hottest concepts in marketing today is the integrated marketing strategy. Everyone is talking about it, but few actually know what it is. In the days when the search engine was starting to…