The Wee Red App 2013-14 edition now available

<![CDATA[Following the success of the first ever Wee Red App in 2012, we’ve been working hard on a new edition of the app for the 2013-14 football season. The new version features more content than before, plus an exclusive ‘offers’ section that allows companies to offer daily or weekly discount offers to app users. TheContinue reading “The Wee Red App 2013-14 edition now available”

HeraldScotland reader event success

<![CDATA[Last week I organised and hosted a focus group-style event, bringing together 20 HeraldScotland readers to find out what they thought about our sites, apps and other services. The feedback we got turned out to be incredibly useful – and insightful. My biggest takeaway from the night: a surprising number of people (maybe half?) thoughtContinue reading “HeraldScotland reader event success”

HeraldScotland receives commendation at the UK Online Media Awards

<![CDATA[HeraldScotland.com, which my team at the Herald & Times develop and run, won a commendation at the UK Online Media Awards last night. The site beat six other shortlisted candidates – including fellow Newsquest nominees Lancashire Telegraph, South Wales Argus and Daily Echo – to receive the accolade in the best local/regional news site category.Continue reading “HeraldScotland receives commendation at the UK Online Media Awards”

Nominated in two categories for the Online Media Awards 2013

<![CDATA[ The nominations have been announced for the 2013 Online Media Awards and I’m pleased to see my products nominated in two categories. First, heraldscotland.com has been nominated in the category Best Local/Regional News Site. Stiff competition in this category including BBC News, Sky and Newsquest stablemate the Daily Echo. Second, our Sunday Herald LifeContinue reading “Nominated in two categories for the Online Media Awards 2013”

Sunday Herald Life app launches this weekend

<![CDATA[ This weekend sees the launch of the Sunday Herald Life app, the first public app I’ve released based on the Adobe DPS platform. Issue number one is available now, free of charge from iTunes: http://bit.ly/sh-life I’ve been using Adobe DPS on and off for a couple of years now and have been really impressedContinue reading “Sunday Herald Life app launches this weekend”

Wee Red Book app is now free!

<![CDATA[Last summer I was given the opportunity to develop my first iPhone app. It was for the Wee Red Book, the Evening Times football almanac that has been published since the 1920s. Today we’re making the app completely free for the rest of the 2012-13 season. Hit the relevant store link below to get yourContinue reading “Wee Red Book app is now free!”

Digital Street Paper project visits New York

<![CDATA[This week, amidst one of the worst snow storms to hit the Northeast US, the Digital Street Paper project I’ve been working on with the INSP was the subject of one of the talks at the Brand Perfect Tour in New York. The INSP’s Maree Aldam talked about the challenges that street papers face inContinue reading “Digital Street Paper project visits New York”

My first Kickstarter project: The Digital Street Paper

<![CDATA[About a year ago my manager at the Herald & Times set me a challenge – how do you move street papers like the Big Issue into the digital age? On one level it sounds like a trivial problem. Dozens of solutions already exist to translate newspapers and magazines into digital editions. We already useContinue reading “My first Kickstarter project: The Digital Street Paper”

My Christmas e-card for the Herald & Times Group

<![CDATA[For the past couple of years I've had the dubious honour of being asked to produce the Christmas e-card for the Herald & Times Group. It's always a tricky brief – produce a seasonal e-card without dragging myself or others away from a busy schedule. In previous years I've just pulled together a picture, someContinue reading “My Christmas e-card for the Herald & Times Group”

Winners announced in the heraldscotland.com Digital Business Awards

<![CDATA[For the second year running, I had the pleasure of chairing the judging panel for the heraldscotland.com Digital Business Awards. The awards, now in their third year, are going from strength to strength with more entries and more award categories than ever before. The awards ceremony, hosted by Catriona Shearer, was held on Thursday nightContinue reading “Winners announced in the heraldscotland.com Digital Business Awards”