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…

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Aberdeen digital media business wins US gold award

Aberdeen-based digital media production company SIGNAL2NOISE have kick-started 2018 in celebration after winning a prestigious Gold Award at the Aurora Awards in the USA, for the second year in a row. The Edradour-Glenlivet Trailer was…

Kevin Dorrian

Acumen secures new business for strong start to 2018

Edinburgh communications agency Acumen has started 2018 with a flurry of new client wins, securing work across a number of sectors inclusing transportation, recycling/renewables, banking, tourism, logistics and digital marketing. The firm has been appointed by the…

(L-R): Mark Gordon, Kyle McKenzie and Cameron Fraser of Form Digital

Aberdeen’s Form Digital opens Glasgow office and appoints new director

Aberdeen-based creative agency, Form Digital, has announced plans for national expansion into Scotland’s Central Belt, as well as the appointment of a new director. Founded by managing director Cameron Fraser and digital director Kyle McKenzie in…

Laura M. Sutherland: Public relations and artificial intelligence can work together

PR practitioners are scared of the term ‘artificial intelligence’ and it could cost them, being slow to modernise, up-skill and learn how to work WITH AI. If you don’t know your artificial intelligence from your STEM, don’t worry.…

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Top journalist announced at Highlands & Islands Media Awards

Craig Taylor, a senior reporter with the Orcadian, has been named Diageo Journalist of the Year at the annual Highlands and Islands Media Awards. Craig was the unanimous choice of the judges for his strength…

From left - Sebastien Regnier, Catriona Conway-Mortimer and Katie Hogg

Holyrood PR eyes the bigger picture with appointments and client wins

Three new members of staff have joined  PR and digital agency, Holyrood PR as the firm celebrates a number of new client wins. The Edinburgh-based agency has welcomed Katie Hogg as an Account Executive, who joins…

Mike Collins

Former Northern Scot editor to receive lifetime achievement award

The former editor of The Northern Scot, Mike Collins, is to receive a prestigious award which recognises a lifetime of achievement in journalism in the Highlands and Islands. Mike will receive the Barron Trophy at…

Cameron McHattie

Aberdeen marketing firm awarded Google Partner status

Aberdeen-based inbound marketing agency, Who Dares Marketing, has become one of only a handful of Scottish agencies to have been awarded the coveted partner status by search engine giant, Google.  The accreditation was granted just over…

Kim Redpath

Covey Digital gears up for 2018 with series of client wins and double appointment

Covey Digital, the latest addition to the creative design business The Covey Agency, has made two key staff appointments following some large business wins towards the end of 2017. Kim Redpath and Robyn Emerson have…

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Eleanor Bradford joins communications agency Spey as Associate Partner

Award-winning former BBC Scotland Health Correspondent Eleanor Bradford has joined communications agency Spey as Associate Partner, leaving her role as Head of Communications for the University of Aberdeen. In this senior appointment, Eleanor joins the…

Chris Fairbairn – The media in 2018: Predictions in an unpredictable age

Chris Fairbairn, Senior Account Manager at Holyrood PR gives his take on what might happen in the media sector in 2018. 2017 will go down in history as the year that Trump blew into the…

Directors Chris Bruce, Ali Findlay and Barry Fearn

The Lane wins £400,000 new business

Edinburgh based multi-service agency, The Lane, has secured more than £400,000 worth of new business in the last six months. The advertising, digital, and creative agency, has welcomed high profile businesses including Rabbie’s, Heriot-Watt University,…

Natalie Hilton

Trio of marketing specialists to support business growth at BIG

Scotland’s largest PR and digital marketing agency, BIG Partnership, has boosted its team with the appointment of three experienced marketing specialists. Natalie Hilton joins BIG as a senior account manager in the Aberdeen office where…

Judith O’Leary

Creative agency receives Green Tourism award

Edinburgh-based digital comms agency, Represent, has become the first creative agency to receive a Green Tourism award after implementing new business-wide environmental policies. In order to gain Green Tourism accreditation, companies must demonstrate a commitment to reducing their…

Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: Diary of a Ginormous SaaS Startup Journey [Part 3]

Read - [insert page='mike-mcgrail-diary-ginormous-saas-startup-journey-part-1' display='link'] On swinging-opinions from smart people, finding a sidekick and deciding on a product name… Just a day has passed since my last update, yet my thinking and direction for this currently mythical…

Annabel Sall

Aberdeen marketing agency celebrates new business success

Aberdeen-based PR, marketing and design agency, think has celebrated a successful six months, having secured over £160,000 worth of new business in the latter part of the year. The company has expanded its portfolio with…

(L-R): Charlie Crawford and Gary O’Donnell

Frame launches media planning and buying arm

Frame Group, the Glasgow-based marketing services business,  is to launch a media planning and buying arm after securing one of the industry’s most prominent figures to head it up. Charlie Crawford has left his position…

Fiona Hyslop

Multi-million pound proposal for screen unit approved

The proposal to establish a new Screen Unit within Creative Scotland has been signed off by Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop. The Screen Unit will work to enhance Scotland’s screen industry by aligning and coordinating public…

4 Ways to Get Your Business Website Up and Running ASAP

How fast can you put up a business website? It can be as fast as a few minutes or in more meticulous projects, a few months. It depends on what kind of website you are…

Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: Diary of a Ginormous SaaS Startup Journey [Part 2]

On getting some tech-validation, clarity on the MVP and questioning my sanity. Read [insert page='mike-mcgrail-diary-ginormous-saas-startup-journey-part-1' display='link'] It’s all well and good having a lofty idea for a software product, however, when you’re not a developer, it’s…

Claire Kinloch

Genoa Black wins subsea marketing support contract

Genoa Black has been appointed by STL (Subsea Technologies Limited) to deliver its marketing strategy, brand strategy and provide on-going marketing services. STL, is a North-East Oil and Gas technology specialist that solve subsea well…

Sue Duris

Sue Duris: The Five Steps That Will Ensure PR Success For Your Startup

The startup world is very exciting. It is also very challenging. All you have to do is watch a few episodes of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” to see it in action. Similar adjectives can be used to define…