charities, community, promotions, public relations, public sector

Community campaign wins gold award

COMMUNITY councillors in West Lothian are celebrating this week – after a campaign to boost their profile won a top award. They took gold in the best community campaign category of the Scotland PRide Awards, organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). Adrian Mahoney of The PR Store – the Bo'ness agency which… Continue reading Community campaign wins gold award

charities, community, promotions, public relations, public sector

First Minister’s praise for website

FIRST Minister Jack McConnell has praised a pioneering internet project. He has written to West Lothian Association of Community Councils to congratulate everyone involved in the launch of their website – http://www.yourcommunitycouncil.co.uk The portal was launched earlier this year, with information, news and contact details for more than 30 community councils across West Lothian. It… Continue reading First Minister’s praise for website

community, promotions, public sector, social media

High-tech boost for community councils

COMMUNITY councils in West Lothian now have a new set of high-tech tools to help them promote their views. A laptop and data projector have been bought to help the voluntary groups deliver presentations at public meetings and take part in training sessions. The IT equipment was bought by West Lothian Association of Community Councils… Continue reading High-tech boost for community councils

community, promotions, public relations, public sector, social media

PR Store campaign shortlisted for top award

A CAMPAIGN to promote community councils in West Lothian has been shortlisted for a top award. The drive - to make the local groups more accessible and accountable - has been nominated for a PRide Award, the "Oscars" of the public relations world. The contest is run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)… Continue reading PR Store campaign shortlisted for top award

community, promotions, public relations, social media

Callum becomes community councils’ poster child

LITTLE Callum Reid has become a pin-up - at the tender age of two. The toddler from Adambrae, Livingston, is currently starring in a new poster and leaflet campaign to promote community councils in West Lothian, Scotland. His baby face can be seen in shops, libraries and supermarkets across the district. "We really wanted to… Continue reading Callum becomes community councils’ poster child

business support, IT, promotions

Image site showcases best in Britain

A NEW internet business is flying the flag for Britain – selling images which showcase the very best in UK life. Pure Images (www.pureimages.co.uk) hopes to meet the growing demand for British images from graphic designers, sub-editors and creatives on this side of the Atlantic. “Many online picture agencies feature lots of American shots, which… Continue reading Image site showcases best in Britain

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Pure and simple: new site puts UK in the picture

They say a picture paints a thousand words. But getting the right image can be a struggle for busy sub-editors, designers and creatives. “Many online picture agencies feature lots of American shots, which just aren’t suitable for people needing images for UK newspapers, magazines and websites,” says Scott Davidson, of Pure Images. “That’s where we… Continue reading Pure and simple: new site puts UK in the picture

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Stock image site clicks with photographers

PHOTOGRAPHERS across the UK are snapping up the opportunity to sell their wares on a new stock photography website. Pure Images http://www.pureimages.co.uk has been set up by Scottish web firm Oldhand Media to offer pictures that reflect the best in UK life. Director Scott Davidson said: “From early marketing and word of mouth we’ve already… Continue reading Stock image site clicks with photographers