Your Noon Briefing: Why Sunday Herald said Yes, Tesco Bank boss to give Ogilvy Lecture, etc

WHY the Sunday Herald became the first main national newspaper to declare itself in favour of Scots independence is explained in an interview given by the paper’s editor.

The St Andrews’ University student publication, The Saint, quotes Richard Walker, as saying: “It’s been gratifying to see the response amongst our readers. It’s been three weeks since we published the editorial and our sales figures are ahead of where they were last year.”

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AN estimated 22,000-plus people logged in – at 1.30 on Sunday morning – to watch an online stream being hosted by the Daily Record newspaper of the Scotland men’s rugby team defeat the USA, in Houston, Texas.

The 24-6 win by the Scots marked the first time the Record had streamed a live rugby match.

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BEGAN The Drum media and marketing magazine, yesterday: “Today sees the opening of nominations for The Drum’s annual celebration of young women making their mark in the digital sector.

“The Drum is calling on its readers, as well as last year’s winners, to help establish the 2014 shortlist by nominating individuals for a coveted position in our 30 under 30 list.”

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THE chief executive officer of Tesco Bank has been named to give a keynote speech at a day-long celebration of marketing, taking place in Edinburgh to coincide with the capital’s festivals.

Amplify, now its fourth year and run by the Scottish division of the Marketing Society, will be welcoming Benny Higgins to deliver the Ogilvy Lecture, an annual tribute to David Ogilvy who – say the organisers – “went to school in Edinburgh before setting up Ogilvy & Mather New York and developing one of the biggest advertising networks in the world”.

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BEGINS The Guardian newspaper’s media pundit, Roy Greenslade: “I alone in having noticed the plunging [Scotsman publisher] Johnston Press share price? As I write, it stands at just 3.9p, having fallen from 17p less than two weeks ago. That’s a 77 per cent slump.”

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STARTS The Drum media and marketing magazine: “Kwik Fit has appointed [marketing communications agency] Cogent Elliott to handle all of its ‘below the line’ requirements across its brands, following a pitch.”

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BEGINS, here: “Former MSP, Tommy Sheridan, is to launch a new bid to overturn his perjury conviction.

“The 50 year-old is set to take his case to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission in a fresh attempt to clear his name.

“Sheridan was jailed for three years in January 2011 after being convicted of lying under oath during his successful defamation action against the News of the World in 2006.”

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THE Glasgow-based media and marketing magazine, The Drum, is reporting that it is recalling its latest issue, “to have its packaging changed”.

Says the magazine, here, it follows the Royal Mail “apparently” refusing to distribute it, because the cover includes the word, ‘Fuck’.

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