A big city guy having lived in London, Barcelona and Edinburgh. Back living in Catalunya. A live communications professional. Company Director and strong believer in the power of Equality. Simon Bolivar disciple.
Survey: What went wrong in #indyref and how can it be avoided during #ScotRef?
Events consultant William Thomson is hoping CommonSpace readers can help him figure out an events strategy for ScotRef
IF ScotRef is to be a success for the Yes movement, events will play a crucial role in the campaign. We need to know what went wrong in 2014 and how we can run better events to support Scottish independence.
Before deciding to draft a live engagement strategy for the ScotRef movement, I spent some time making sure I wasn’t going to reinvent the wheel.
William Thomson: Ignore the critics - here's why Scottish indy marches do make a difference
Event consultant William Thomson says demos in support for indy could be a very powerful tool in the coming years
SO WHAT? Around 17,000 people (splitting the difference between police and organiser estimates) gave up part of a Saturday afternoon to demonstrate at the All Under One Banner (AUOB) rally in favour of a second independence referendum. Let's put that into some context.
William Thomson: 5 tips for the Yes campaign on making #ScotRef events unmissable
Event consultant William Thomson says Yessers must get more creative with their events as ScotRef campaigning gets started
WITH the ScotRef campaign now underway, we all know that its ultimate success will be powered by the art of persuasion.
So, where is the best environment to unleash the persuasive powers of the Yes campaign? Well, according to a report by Ian Dommett, former marketing director at Yes Scotland, and Dr Iain Black, "nothing beats face-to-face conversations".
William Thomson: How Hope Over Fear activists could respond to Glasgow City Council rally rejection
William Thomson explores how activists elsewhere in Europe have made their voices heard
GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL has rejected an application from the pro-independence group Hope Over Fear to hold a rally in George Square on 19 September. Another annoying "No" for the "Yes" campaigners.
However, in response, campaigners' answer this time seems to be "So what? You can't stop a public gathering in a public space".
William Thomson: Here's why more than ever we have to be the media
Communications professional William Thomson says the compromised mainstream media still heavily controls the narrative, and the political awakening which started in Scotland must grow
"THOSE who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge."
-Lao Tzu, 6th Century BC Chinese Poet
I predict the following: during the next Westminster
1. There will be no #IndyRef2
2. There will be no UK exit from Europe
3. There will be no electoral reform
William Thomson: Margaret Thatcher is dead but her ghost still stalks our society - don't be fooled by the Right to Buy
Communications professional and son of a Livingston Right-to-Buyer William Thomson warns that the appeal of Tory General Election pledges to extend the scheme shouldn't be underestimated
BRINGING a young family back to Scotland and settling in Stockbridge in Edinburgh, I've noticed that those dinner party type conversations seem to revolve around two things: schools and homes.