Borders College

College’s response to Borders Railway scoops national marketing award

Staff from Borders College attended the 2017 College Development Network (CDN) Marketing Awards last week, taking away the bronze award for the ‘Integrated Marketing Campaign’ category.


Pictured above, left to right: Clare Nairn, Cameron Reith, Rachel Macdougall & Heather Anderson.

Heather Anderson (Vice Principal Curriculum) accompanied Clare Nairn (Head of Student Services), Cameron Reith (Marketing Manager) and Rachel Macdougall (Marketing Officer) to a glamorous awards dinner held this year at Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh.

The College’s bronze winning entry was based on a Marketing campaign during the 2015/16 academic year, which was tailor-made to take advantage of the opportunities afforded the College by the opening of the Borders Railway. The Marketing team began to reach out on a regular basis to high schools in the Lothians area, with particular focus on those close to the Borders Railway, establishing a relationship with high school guidance staff as well as Skills Development Scotland staff, promoting Borders College as a real further and higher education option for people in the Lothians.

Cameron Reith – Marketing Manager commented: “We were delighted to have been shortlisted and being up against some of the bigger colleges in Scotland was always a daunting prospect (Dundee & Angus and Glasgow Clyde College). However, to be recognised for our integrated marketing campaign at a national level is something we can all be extremely proud of.”

Published: Mon 13th Mar, 2017