Friday, October 26, 2007

Appointment - CBD Associates

Planet Ink Ltd has appointed CBD Associates to help oversee their strategic business development and expansion plans for 2008 following their successful relocation to Glasgow.

CBDA Executive Associate Sean Connaughton will be lead advisor for the duration of the contract, focussing on areas of planning, finance and business development.

Connaughton, who is also a consultant to Business Gateway, holds a Diploma in Business Advice and Counselling and is an accredited associate of the Institute for Independent Business.

Founding director Gerry Cassidy said: “We are delighted with the appointment of CBDA and look forward to working closely with Sean Connaughton in the months ahead.

“We have ambitious plans for Planet Ink as business leaders become even more aware of the financial and environmental benefits we deliver.

“Sean’s wealth of experience in the field and understanding of our unique position as Scotland’s leading provider of eco friendly publishing will be a huge asset to our plans.”

CBDA Executive Associate Sean Connaughton said: “Planet Ink are a massively forward thinking company uniquely placed to exploit the benefits of digital and traditional publishing.

“Their USP, skill-set and high standards are already setting them apart from traditional publishers, as reflected in their recent triple nominations at the Scottish Magazine Awards.

“The entire team has formidable experience in their sector and I look forward to helping oversee and develop their plans for the future.”

For further information contact:

Shaun Milne
Planet Ink Ltd
Tel: 0141 248 5595/6

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

PPA Scotland Awards

Monday October 22, 2007.


The Periodical Publishers Association in Scotland (PPA Scotland) have confirmed their shortlist of nominees for this year’s prestigious Scottish Magazine Awards.

Planet Ink Limited – a first time entrant – has been nominated in three categories:

Staff Magazine – ScottishPower News

Customer Magazine of the Year – Setanta ‘Switch On’

Consumer Specialist Magazine of the Year – Planet Hearts

PPA Scotland said they had received a “record” number of entries judged by their expert panel chaired by Terry Mansfield CBE basing their decisions on “publishing excellence”.

Winners of the 16 categories will be announced at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony presented by Carol Smillie on Thursday, November 29, 2007, at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.

Founding director Gerry Cassidy said: “It is a fantastic achievement for our team to be represented alongside some of the best and biggest names in UK publishing.

“We are thrilled by our nominations for three different titles, across both printed and digital platforms, just 18 months after we came into what is a very competitive market.

“It is great recognition that our staff, all with national newspaper experience, have managed to bring their huge professionalism to the fore.

“We look forward to our maiden finals and helping to celebrate the huge talent on display in Scotland.”

For further information contact:

Shaun Milne
Planet Ink Ltd
Tel: 0141 248 5595/6

For a full list of nominations and categories visit:

Carbon Passport

Ethical offsetting specialists Carbon Passport have commissioned Planet Ink Ltd to deliver an eco friendly range of marketing and exhibition solutions for their business.

Carbon Passport are experts in the supply of Kyoto compliant quality offsets originating from Clean Development Mechanism projects in the developing world.

Their Certified Emission Reductions (CER) are available to both responsible businesses and individuals alike, keen to play their part in minimising their carbon footprint.

Planet Ink Ltd - Scotland's leading supplier of environmentally friendly digital publications - are pleased to have developed a number of concepts for Carbon Passport to push their message of 'Real Offsets, Real Reductions' which will be showcased by their team at National Green Day in Glasgow's George Square on Saturday, November 3.

Interested parties can calculate their own carbon emissions using their free Carbon Calculator by visiting their website at

Setanta - Switch On In October

Setanta Sports' monthly digi-mag has celebrated a massive growth in circulation in recent months after the introduction of new live elements to the publication.

It comes after Planet Ink Ltd oversaw a subtle change in the overall design concept which now runs through the entire Setanta web presence and marketing strategies.

The digi-mag has been enhanced further with greater use of video files and the most up-to-date information available.

Work has already started on November's digi-mag - the first anniversary of the leading edge title.

SNS Group

Planet Ink Ltd are delighted to welcome the SNS Group to our stable of publications following the completion of their first digital marketing and information brochure.

SNS Group are Scotland's premier photographic agency specialising in the corporate market while also regarded as the UK's leading supplier for Scottish sporting images, with one of the biggest archives of its kind in Europe.

Clients of SNS include Coca-Cola, Tennents, UEFA, McDonald's and Nike.

The new SNS Group document is rich in fantastic photography supplied by their own team and is showcased using variations in Flash and other Rich Media Content to create a truly stunning presentation.

For more information visit their website at:

ScottishPower News - Issue 12

The digital edition of October's ScottishPower News has introduced further Rich Media Content to the publication as part of its ongoing development.

As well as full audio video content, Issue 12 also incorporates Flash files for the first time helping to bring the title even further to life following its recent redesign by Planet Ink Ltd.

Distribution of the traditional paper edition of the publication was also completed on time to field sites across the UK.