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Top blog posts of 2014

December 31, 2014

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Section 28 Scottish media coverage

It’s time for the fourth installment of my top 10 most read blog posts of the year… (Here are the reviews of 2013, 2012 and 2011). So, in reverse order here are 2014’s top hits… 10) A sponsored programme to promote more alcohol consumption? Worst PR idea ever. 9) Where UKIP are concerned, the line between […]

Is this the worst PR idea ever?

October 19, 2014

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Great British Drink Off

According to marketing industry mag, The Drum, drinks giant Diageo is “mulling” the idea of an alcoholic version of The Great British Bake Off in a bid to halt declining sales. Regardless of the fact that declining alcohol sales in the UK should be a good thing – and a sign that the work of the […]

Labour must wake up to the UKIP threat

October 10, 2014

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With UKIP’s electoral successes in Clacton hitting the headlines, Labour have been quick to distance themselves from the impact of the result with Douglas Alexander claiming it is coalition supporting defectors switching to UKIP. But if you look at the percentage share of the vote results for an imaginary combined Clacton, Heywood and Middleton constituency, […]

How Better Together almost lost the Union

September 21, 2014

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Scotland Decides

How did the 'No' campaign go from a massive lead in the polls to coming perilously close to losing the Scottish Referendum?

The unwelcome political return of Mr Megabus

September 4, 2014

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Section 28 Scottish media coverage

The No campaign in the Scottish Referendum may have issues with its sexist and patronising adverts, but Sir Brian Souter’s appearance on the BBC last night serves as a reminder that the Yes campaign has its fair share of undesirable views. Let’s go back to 1999/2000 and what the Scottish Daily Mail editorial called: Labour’s […]

Just who is behind the No Thanks advertising campaign?

September 1, 2014

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Patronising Better Together Lady

Whatever your views on the Scottish referendum, it has not been a good one for the marketing industry. While the Yes campaign can be criticised for deploying rent-a-mobs at events and having some very dodgy infographics, the No campaign’s efforts have been far worse. The latest “No” film is sexist and patronising – despite presumably trying to chase […]

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