Your Noon Briefing: BBC Scotland calls for social media restraint, Drum Marketing Awards shortlist, etc

BEGINS an announcement from BBC Scotland: “BBC Scotland today made a robust defence of its journalists in the wake of a barrage of abuse on social media and other online sites.

“The broadcaster called for restraint by some social media users who are following its in-depth coverage of the General Election campaign but have resorted to posting or sharing offensive comments about members of staff.

“Over the weekend, BBC Scotland reporters covering breaking political stories were subjected to abusive posts on social media and by email.”

Read more, here.

The story is reported by, among others, The Guardian (here) and The Herald (here)

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BEGINS an announcement from Johnston Press, publisher of The Scotsman and several other Scots newspapers: “With just 30 days to go until the General Election, Johnston Press today launches What Matters to Me (, a unique site made up of a growing collection of short videos showing the issues at the top of the agenda – according to the people, not the parties.

“Johnston Press journalists have been taking to the streets, both within and beyond the business’ footprint, to ask the public ‘what matters to you in this election?’, and have already started to capture the feelings and the thoughts of those in villages, towns and cities across the UK.”

The initiative is reported by The Guardian, here.

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A HANDFUL of Scots agencies – including Glasgow City Council – and clients have made it to the shortlist of an awards competition celebrating the best of UK marketing.

The Drum Marketing Awards ceremony is taking place in London, on the seventh of next month.

Glasgow City Council’s nomination is in the ‘Long Term Marketing Strategy (three years or more)’ category.

For more details, click here.

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