Your Noon Briefing: DC Thomson’s mags distribution offer, Amplify marketing festival, etc

MAGAZINE and prospective magazine publishers are being offered the chance to have their title(s) distributed for free to potentially 200,000-plus people.

The offer is being made by Dundee-based newspapers, comics and magazines publisher, DC Thomson, to members of the magazines trade body, the Professional Publishers Assocation (PPA).

Says the PPC’s Scots division, there are three options on offer: 1. Free copy of magazine in newspaper/s using voucher system; 2. Magazine sampling at roadshows; and 3. Free copy of magazine as insert in newspaper/s.

It goes on to add: “DC Thomson publish the newspapers The Courier, The Press and Journal, The Sunday Post, Evening Express, The Weekly News and Evening Telegraph, with a combined daily circulation of more than 177,000, almost 212,000 weekly, and a social media following of 54,000.”

Read more, here.

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BEGINS an announcement issued yesterday: “AVC Media, an Aberdeen-based media and communications company, announces the acquisition of Red Mist Media.

“The acquisition is part of the business’s ambitious growth strategy and the partnership will allow AVC Media to expand their service offering.”

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A TRAINEE reporter is being sought by the Dunfermline Press and Central Fife Times – as advertised here, on the media jobs board.

And repeated on (which has over 1,340 followers, while our other twitter account which also promotes job vacancies – – has over 15,900 followers).

Check out all the vacancies being advertised on allmediascotland, here.

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A CELEBRATION of marketing is again to take place during the Edinburgh Festivals this year.

The Amplify Marketing Festival – organised by the Scots division of the Marketing Society – is taking place for the fifth consecutive year, this year on August 28.

For more information, click here.

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MOST people in the UK (79 per cent) were not offended by anything they saw on TV last year – according to broadcasting regulators, Ofcom, in its annual survey of audience attitudes to the broadcast media.

However, the watchdog goes on to say that one in five had found something offensive, rising to a third (33 per cent) for people aged 65 and over.

Those aged between 16 and 24 were least likely to be offended (nine per cent compared with 33 per cent of over-65s).

Of those who had been offended, bad language (44 per cent), violence (41 per cent) and sexual content (41 per cent) were the top concerns. Adults below 45 years-old were more likely to say they had been offended by some type of discrimination (29 per cent compared with 19 per cent of over-45s).

On average, about half of all people thought current levels of sex (57 per cent), violence (47 per cent) and swearing (52 per cent) on TV were ‘acceptable’.

Four in ten felt there was too much violence (43 per cent) and swearing (40 per cent), while nearly three in ten (28 per cent) said there was too much sex.

Attitudes differed by age: younger adults were more likely to feel there is an ‘acceptable’ amount of violence, swearing and sex, while older adults tended to feel there is too much.

Read more, here.

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LISTEN to an audio interview with musician, writer and activist, Pat Kane, whose career includes writing for The Scotsman and being a founding editor of the Sunday Herald.

The interview was broadcast on the media podcast, Media Focus.

Tune in, here.

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