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Scottish Election 2021 Summary

This year's Holyrood election has been waged in an environment like no other, with parties operating in a campaigning environment constrained by Covid restrictions. Against this backdrop, polls have indicated that Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP appear set to be the big winner from today’s vote. But will they secure an ...

Getting your public affairs campaign back on track

Last Friday, the Scottish Government put out a paper considering options for an eventual relaxing of the nation’s lockdown restrictions.  At that day’s daily press conference, Nicola Sturgeon acknowledged what has become increasingly obvious, that without a vaccine or treatment for Covid-19, a return to normal life won’t happen anytime ...

Adapting social media strategy during COVID-19

In light of covid-19, we’re spending a lot more of our time online. Our morning meetings are now morning Zoom calls; our local pub quizzes are now streamed live on Twitch and our family gatherings take place in Houseparty. And that’s not even bringing social media into the mix. Recent ...

Despite being apart, society is coming together

Absence, they say, makes the heart grow fonder. Its new variant, ‘social distancing’, makes our hearts, society and the NHS, grow stronger. The Covid-19 pandemic has rocked the globe and we are all trying to navigate a new way of existing. The impact it has is far-reaching: from our health and ...

Night of the long dirks

This week’s Scottish Government reshuffle had been predicted, but no-one really expected it to be as wide-ranging and brutal as it was. There have been no major changes to the ministerial team since the 2016 election, so some tweaks to portfolios would have been no surprise. Instead, we had a night of ...

As recess approaches, Brexit still dominant

You can maybe blame it on the World Cup, but I felt that there was something of a lull this week at Holyrood, with MSPs giving the distinct impression they were pausing to catch their breath before what could be a rather raucous final week ahead of the summer recess.  ...

3x1 digital marketing news - 15 June 2018

A selection of digital marketing news highlights curated by the 3x1 team. [su_column size="1/4" center="no" class=""]Digital Journalism [su_column size="3/4" center="no" class=""]Decline in people using Facebook for news The seventh annual Digital News Report has found there has been a decline in the number of people indicating they use Facebook as a news ...

Growth Pains

THE SNP's long-awaited - it's been in gestation for two years - Growth Commission report, was finally published today. Of course, there has seldom been a report so widely trailed and discussed in advance, usually by pundits who hadn't yet read it, or knew what it contained. Now, however, we do know ...