Fiona McKinnon

Fiona McKinnon: Five Key Changes… in Programmatic Advertising

This article is part of the Scottish Business Network Experts Series. Programmatic ad buying has changed the face of online advertising in recent years, but there remains confusion around what it actually is. Here is…

From left - Adam Ashe, Damien Hoyland and Rob Harley

Tennent’s Lager extends Scottish Rugby partnership in multi-year, seven-figure deal

Scottish Rugby has announced a significant multi-year, seven-figure contract extension with Tennent’s Lager today (21 June 2018). The new partnership agreement will see Tennent’s continue its relationship with the Scotland national team, the country’s two…

Hydrogen Directors Mike Scott and Daniel Rae

Subway Scotland appoints Hydrogen to take social to next level

Global sandwich brand Subway, has appointed specialist social media agency Hydrogen to handle its social media across Scotland, following an extended onboarding process. The appointment will see Hydrogen handle day-to-day content as well as campaigns…

Tricia Fox, founder and CEO of Volpa

Raft of new business wins for Scottish marketing agency

Marketing agency, Volpa, has won a raft of new business within the last month, including representing a high profile Hollywood star. The Perth based agency will be using its full range of services to deliver…

David Lewis

Lewis secures more than £1m in new business

Leading full service creative and digital agency, LEWIS has reported a significant surge in business, securing more than £1 million in new client projects over the past six months. This includes a three year extension…

Spencer Buchan

AVC Immedia scores major World Cup 2018 contract

Aberdeen based AVC Immedia has secured a prestigious contract from FIFA, football’s global governing body to produce video content its FIFA FanFest celebrations at this month’s FIFA World Cup being held in Russia.   AVC…

From left to right - Katie Clark (Producer), Paul Crabb (Director) and Neil McDonald (PR Director)

Media Zoo opens new £1m creative hub in Glasgow

Communications company,Media Zoo, has launched a new £1m creative hub in Merchant City the heart of Glasgow. The state-of-the-art hub includes a three-camera TV studio, edit suites and a graphic design studio. It provides a dynamic…

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?…