Fantastic new business cards

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Fantastic new business cards

Oooh the excitement of ripping open the box and finding these beauties waiting for me! I finally got some business cards professionally designed, by the talented Adam Wilson.

As the year ebbs away

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
As the year ebbs away

I know writers are supposed to be highly original, but I’m going to indulge myself with the usual December cliche and take a moment to say “where the hell did the time go?” As is always the case, my blogging, tweeting etc came to a quick halt the minute work became very busy. Do other ...

Trust in digital media

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Trust in digital media

My latest guest blog for the lovely folks over at Support Your Local Cinema examines the issue of ‘trust’ in digital media – how to win it from your followers, and in turn how to convert those followers into your biggest fans. Thank you to digital expert Ewan McIntosh for sharing some top tips and ...

Strathclyde alumni mag goes digital

Posted by on Jun 17, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Strathclyde alumni mag goes digital

As an international technological University, the University of Strathclyde has decided to move with the times. This Spring, the University relaunched its successful alumni magazine in a new digital format. The new magazine features more succinct editorial, a brighter colour palette and some fun interactive touches. I wrote all of the editorial on behalf of ...

Superinjunction v Freedom of speech

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Superinjunction v Freedom of speech

Ah, in even the busiest week there’s always time for a wee rant about press freedom and the cult of celebrity. Here’s a taster: Is it just me, or has the 21st century been a tough old time for journalism?  First, the rise of digital media has in many ways undermined its status as the ...

Social media for business: new post on SYLC

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Social media for business: new post on SYLC

As a featured blogger on EU cinema network Support Your Local Cinema, I have just penned an article exploring how social networks can be utilised by businesses. The article draws on the lessons I have learned as editor of Channel 4 social network 38minutes. I have focused on the following opportunities: Forging new collaborations Accessing industry contacts ...

Channel 4 booklet nominated for award

Posted by on Jan 24, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Channel 4 booklet nominated for award

Creative Cities, published by White Light Media for Channel 4, has been nominated Best One-Off publication in the IOIC Scotland awards. View the booklet here. Creative Cities was a labour of love for me during my time as a development manager in Channel 4′s Nations & Regions department. The publication tells the story of Channel 4′s £135m investment ...

A marathon for the Scotsman

Posted by on Dec 8, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments
A marathon for the Scotsman

Just completed another article for the Scotsman, this time for their Sporting Scotland supplement. I was a little concerned when they first asked me to write a sports article, because I’m the most unsporty, uncoordinated person I know. But I was pleased to discover they wanted me to write a piece providing advice for people ...

Connected named best magazine

Posted by on Nov 25, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Connected named best magazine

Connected magazine has won Gold at the CIPR Scotland Pride Awards. It was named Best Magazine against stiff competition in the high-profile industry awards. Connected is published by White Light Media for Learning and Teaching Scotland, and I write and manage the editorial in each issue. Read it here. I was working at WLM when the title ...