Your Noon Briefing: CIPR Scotland PRide Awards, Kevin Pringle, etc

SEVERAL media release posting clients of were among the winners last night at an awards ceremony celebrating the best of Scottish public relations.

The PRide Awards of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (Scotland division) – held in Glasgow – last night saw Holyrood PR, Stripe Communications, Pagoda Porter Novelli and The BIG Partnership among those picking up gold.

The quartet share their clients’ stories on, as explained here.

View the winners’ list, here, as part of the allmediascotland regular feature, Media Awards.

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THE Sunday Times Scotland newspaper has announced today that Kevin Pringle, former strategic communications director for the SNP, will be writing a new, weekly column for it.

Says the paper: “His first column will appear this Sunday, to coincide with the opening of the party’s autumn conference in Aberdeen.

“Pringle, who left his party post in August, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the political world, after spending many years advising former First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, and his successor, Nicola Sturgeon.

“He played a central role in both the campaign for Scottish independence and May’s General Election.”

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THE Glasgow-headquartered media and marketing magazine, The Drum, has been shortlisted in a couple of categories in an awards competition celebrating digital publishing.

The PPA Digital Awards are run by the magazines body, the Professional Publishers Association.

The winners will be announced on the 25th of next month.

Read more, here, in the allmediascotland feature, Media Awards.

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FREE training on ePublishing is being hosted this month by the National Union of Journalists.

The training is taking place on the 16th of this month, in Glasgow.

For more information, email here.

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THE University of Stirling is recruiting. First up, it is seeking two communications officers – as advertised here, on the media jobs board.

It is also seeking an internal comms officer, again as advertised on the AMS media jobs board – this time, here.

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