17
Aug

AD MAN OR MAD MAN?

Simon was my creative partner, business partner, dearest friend, confidant and regularly an exasperating bugger. He used to joke that ours was the only relationship he had managed to maintain – Jane called me his ‘second wife’. We met in 1985, I was creative director of Ash Gupta Advertising and he was a copywriter at CDP Marr when we were both involved in D&AD student workshops. Although quite different characters, we immediately hit it off and cemented our friendship over large gin and tonics at the Caledonian Hotel. As fate would have it, we were thrown together at Hall Advertising the following year when I had decided to move to Australia and was invited by Jim Downie to work at Halls whilst waiting for my paperwork to come through. Simon had moved to Halls and was now Jim’s copywriter. The three of us shared an office, but Jim lived in wall-to-wall meetings, so we worked on various jobs together.

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5
Aug

THE SOUTH OF SCOTLAND IS READY FOR BUSINESS

With tourism and hospitality businesses reopening their doors and welcoming back visitors, The Union is thrilled to announce the launch of a new campaign for the South of Scotland Destination Alliance (SSDA). The ‘Twinned with Tourism’ campaign aims to promote best practice in safe travel across the Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway.

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15
Jan

SCOTLAND STARTS HERE

The Union has launched a new campaign with Midlothian and Borders Tourism Activation Group (MBTAG) to promote the Scottish Borders and Midlothian as a tourist destination. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the region to international and domestic travellers to increase tourism footfall.

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