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“Scotland is the host nation for the Commonwealth games this year. But you wouldn’t know on the BBC. Union Flags, Gary Lineker – bizarre”

by Will Corry on July 24, 2014

We give you the misses from the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony via the Guardian

• In its echo of the reference to Brookside's lesbian kiss in the London 2012 ceremony, the Barrowman kiss made us seem a rather prurient nation

• On the eve of Scotland's referendum on independence, the ceremony resorted to clichés of the Loch Ness monster, Irn Bru and a sea of tartan instead of telling viewers something new

• The overhead shots made it look like a good few ticket-holders had decided to plump for a quiet night in front of the telly instead

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Video : Irn-Bru celebrates the arrival of the Commonwealth Games

by Will Corry on July 20, 2014

Irn-Bru Commonwealth Games Advert  Soft Drink

Irn-Bru has released an impassioned and cinematic advert to celebrate the arrival of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The video, called IRN In Our Blood, features a good-humored narrative talking about Scotland’s attitudes to sport and it’s status as perennial underdogs, two elements why belie the passion Scotland has for sport and its sporting heroes.

Created by the Leigh Agency, the 1-minute long advert is a rally cry to all Scots in the build up to the Games to back their country and join a long history of impassioned Scottish people in supporting the Games in Scotland.

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Research : 25% of event professionals do not visit the venue before their event

by Will Corry on July 20, 2014

A new survey has found that more than half of event professionals see managing meetings through rose-tinted glasses.

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The Next Big Thing – showcasing the country’s rising tech stars

by Will Corry on July 10, 2014

Innovative marketing and media tech start-ups will pitch to panel of leading brand, agency and VC decision makers for the chance to be crowned the Next Big Thing at ad:tech London after Unilever agreed to partner the initiative and the trade show’s Future Media & Technology Summit.

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Movers and Groovers / Susan Ringsell : Looking for summer work … South of France would be nice

by Will Corry on July 9, 2014

Looking for summer work ... South of France would be nice for a freelancer in events and communications, but I'll take the UK too!

Bringing value, and doing it honestly.

Contact Susan Ringsell on 07961 534567, Twitter @susanringsell or via Linkedin

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by Will Corry on July 9, 2014


Get your event / conference loaded into this guide

will@themarketingblog.co.uk
Call me Will Corry - 01784 434 412

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Events : Buy your tickets for the National Sales Conference 2014

by Will Corry on July 8, 2014

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Design : APS Group Scotland, has developed the creative themes and visual identity for the 2014 Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF)

by Will Corry on July 8, 2014

Marketing services provider, APS Group Scotland, has developed the creative themes and visual identity for the 2014 Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF), one of the world’s biggest celebrations of youth music, theatre and dance.

APS Group was automatically awarded the contract following its work on last year’s festival which was commended recently in the 2014 Scottish Design Awards.

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The Wearable Tech workshop will focus on the practicalities of developing and designing apps for wearables and wearable devices

by Will Corry on July 6, 2014

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Latest from Socialites & Goodwood, Soul & Yorkshire Building Society, Zkipster & Event Organisers

by Will Corry on July 6, 2014

Socialites is broadening its marketing strategy to further raise awareness of the brand as the UK’s leading e-cigarette provider

A partnership with Goodwood, the historic home to both two and four-wheeled motorsport, has made history as @SocialitesZer0 are the first ever e-cigarette company in the market to be associated with the Goodwood brand. [more…]