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…

Gordon Beattie

Rise of voice search making brands irrelevant

Voice technology will make millions of brands irrelevant – unless they get up to speed with voice marketing. That’s the warning from Gordon Beattie, founder of communications agency Beattie Communications. “Only one result comes up when…

5 Design Factors that Cause Customers to Flee Your Site

Getting the attention of potential customers is a challenge in itself. Grabbing and keeping their attention, however, is much more difficult. It is important that when you have your site compiled by web design services,…

From left - Gemma Richardson and Andrew Lester

Pagoda expands into North East England

Edinburgh-based PR agency, Pagoda, has expanded its planning and development division, opening a new office in Newcastle, while adding both new people and new clients. Andrew Lester joins the business as a non-board director, heading…

Glasgow's Old Sheriff Court

Media Zoo acquires new Glasgow Creative Hub at Glasgow’s Old Sheriff Court

Production Company, Media Zoo, has acquired a new Glasgow creative hub in Merchant City. In a major expansion, Media Zoo has purchased nearly 6,600 sq. ft. of creative office/studio space in Glasgow's landmark Old Sheriff Court. The Merchant City's…

L-R: Allan Conry, Claire Kinloch, Gaynor Duthie and Sarah Stein

Genoa Black targets national and international growth with two new senior appointments

Genoa Black, the strategic marketing company, has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of two senior staff members as it targets further growth. The business, which has offices in Aberdeen, South Queensferry and London,…

From left - Ewan MacGill and Linda McIntyre

Smarts Communicate strengthens team following new business wins

PR and content agency Smarts Communicate has made a number appointments and promotions in its Scottish business amid a host of new business wins. Linda McIntyre joins as an associate director following her 13 year…

Chloe Blackwell

Emperor recruits new director and three other staff members

Emperor has appointed Suzanne Casey as Account Director on Brand and Engagement The corporate communications and brand agency has also appointed Toby Trees, Gayle Watson as account executives and Chloe Blackwell as a designer. Chloe joins from…

L-R: Richard Gill, Joint Managing Partner, Dentsu Aegis Network Edinburgh; Kirstee Macbeth, Head of Strategy, Dentsu Aegis Network Edinburgh; David Crawley, Joint Managing Partner, Dentsu Aegis Network Edinburgh

Dentsu Aegis Network Edinburgh boosts strategic offering with investment in industry-leading talent

Dentsu Aegis Network has recruited two senior team members with market-leading experience to its Edinburgh office following significant new business wins in 2017. International brand strategy specialist Kirstee Macbeth, who joins Dentsu Aegis Network Edinburgh…

Holistic Scotland Cover

Fife entrepreneur rallies crowdfunders to help launch new, Scottish, natural health magazine

A Fife businesswoman has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help get a new Scottish magazine off the ground. Lynda Hamilton Parker, a freelance PR consultant and independent publisher who runs Lynda Hamilton Communications, has set…

From left - Julie Mitchell-Mehta, Dave Robinson and Caron Rose

Digital marketing agency sees growth across the border

Digital Marketing agency, Red Evolution, has signed up its tenth client from outside Scotland in the last six months. While local business from the Aberdeen area has started to pick up in the last year…

Nathalie Agnew, left and Pauline McLaughlin right

Muckle Media Appoints director to lead new Glasgow office

Muckle Media, the creative PR and digital marketing agency, has opened a Glasgow office and appointment of director Pauline McLaughlin to lead the agency’s digital and social media offering. Pauline, who was formerly director of…

Mandy Haeburn-Little

New partnership for Best Bar None Scotland and communications specialists Indigo

Best Bar None (BBN) Scotland has appointed Edinburgh-based communications company Indigo as a media partner for its annual National Awards which recognise best practice across licenced premises throughout Scotland. Working with Best Bar None Scotland…