Browsing All posts tagged under »Scottish Independence«

The unwelcome political return of Mr Megabus

September 4, 2014

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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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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 […]

All campaigners will need to learn lessons from the CBI's Scottish crisis

April 29, 2014

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The CBI’s epic PR fail on Scottish independence has grabbed the headlines. But the real news will be in the outcome of the Electoral Commission’s decision on whether the CBI was right to register as a campaigner in the referendum. This decision will have far-reaching consequences for all campaign organisations. On the surface, the Scottish […]

The CBI’s epic fail on Scottish independence

April 26, 2014

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The esteemed Confederation of British Industry has got itself all in a PR pickle over Scottish independence. And it is getting worse.