Your Noon Briefing: Stewart Campbell, shorthand, etc

THE Scotsman today carries an obituary of a graphic designer best known for his work for the communications team at the former Strathclyde Regional Council.

But – as Bill Heaney writes, here – Stewart Campbell will be known probably to more people as a successful musician.

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THE PR agency, Webser Shandwick has announced that it is expanding its digital team in Scotland, with the appointment of Thom Watt as digital account manager.

Says the announcement: “Based in Glasgow, Thom will work across Weber Shandwick’s Scottish client base and support managing director, Moray Macdonald, to expand the consultancy’s award-winning digital services.”

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AN article by David Sawyer – founder of Glasgow-based Zude PR – brings to 15 the number of pieces of media advice now published in the new allmediascotland feature, The allmediascotland Academy.

Sawyer writes of the potential benefits of giving away trade secrets…

The AMS Academy is exclusively for subscribers to the media release posting service.

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IS there still a role for shorthand, in this digital age?

Very much, yes, according to the author of an article, published here, on the website, holdthefrontpage.

Writes Leo Whitlock: “You know that a reporter armed with a certificate for 100wpm is really serious about being accurate.”

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