7 Life Lessons I Learned from Stickman

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in business, Social Media Strategy | No Comments
7 Life Lessons I Learned from Stickman

It’s half term and we’re staycationing in Scotland. A week in Arran with the boys means long walks, trips to the park, afternoons on the beach and swims and soft plays – but by dinner time we need a quiet hour. The boys’ favourite movie (and ours as it means 40 mins of peace) is […]

Braggadocious and other etymological fun

Braggadocious and other etymological fun

Words – I LOVE words.
I particularly love it when other people use words well. It’s not as common as you’d think. When my personal trainer casually dropped the word etymology into a gym session I fell a little bit in love. The moment the man I was trying to decide whether to class as a potential […]

Aston Martin and Leven Car Company lead the news agenda

Aston Martin and Leven Car Company lead the news agenda

For me, the only thing more satisfying than landing a new client, is seeing a client in print.
When they make the lead of the business section that’s a particular cause for celebration.
(Read the full article here)
Leven Car Company owns Scotland’s only Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin dealerships – they have just bought their second site in […]

Media training in Peterhead

Media training in Peterhead

Did you know the biggest white fish market in Europe is right here, in Scotland?

Peterhead Fish Market is seriously impressive. I had the opportunity to see for myself this morning thanks to the new chief executive of Peterhead Port Authority, Ian Laidlaw. He’d asked me up to the north east to deliver a couple of days […]

Brexit and Entrepreneurialism

The dichotomy is startling – from a night of inspiration and celebration to a morning of shock and uncertainty.
Last night I sat with some of Scotland’s best entrepreneurs at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
I chatted to Lesley Eccles about FanDuel’s expansion into the UK market; I listened to John Scott of Scott Group describe […]

Hair today, gone tomorrow…

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Social Media Strategy | No Comments

I’m a closet curly. I prefer my hair straight but don’t often get the time (with two small children) to blow-dry and straighten, so I tend to mousse and go.
This morning after the gym I actually had 20 minutes to spend on my mane, but was getting increasingly hot and bothered.
“I need to chop it […]

Get back on that horse!

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in business, Social Media Strategy | No Comments

It’s become such a cliche – “Get back on the horse” – trotted out whenever someone fails at something.
Well, I saw quite a few people fall off their horse at the showjumping last weekend – and not all of them got back on.
To be fair, some couldn’t – either because they’d really hurt themselves or […]

Pivot!

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

It’s the entrepreneurial euphemism du jour – pivot!
Lesley Eccles of FanDuel said “Our first business wasn’t working so we had to pivot – which meant we failed,” but Sir Tom Hunter said “If something’s not working, listen, pivot, change and do something else.”
Who are you more inclined to agree with?
Personally, I think we all need […]

Happy 6th birthday Impact Online

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in business, Social Media Strategy | No Comments
Happy 6th birthday Impact Online

From Glasgow to Aberdeen to Edinburgh and from Facebook pages to business pages, kind of a lot has happened in the last six years.
The beauty of working in the media is the variety. One day I’ll be interviewing an entrepreneur who’s just sold his business for £50 million and the next I’ll be explaining the […]

Janathon Day 25: Trainer graffiti

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | No Comments
Janathon Day 25: Trainer graffiti

Well today I certainly made up for missing a few days of Janathon.
I couldn’t do much last week for two reasons (reasons, not excuses). First, a tonne of work landed on my desk, which was brilliant but took up every minute I wasn’t being mum – and secondly, I was mum for a load of […]