How we market Taste Our Best


VisitScotland markets Taste Our Best to millions of potential customers each year.

We utilise both traditional (print, TV and radio) and online marketing, partnerships with major brands - such as BBC Good Food and Secret Escapes - and PR to target potential visitors who have an interest in local food and drink when on holiday.


Our spring 2014 marketing campaign allowed us to target over 1.7 million potential visitors with messaging about the Taste Our Best Quality Assurance scheme – showcasing Scotland’s amazing produce and the breadth of businesses where visitors can experience it.


Example advert from our 2014 campaign.


A special partnership with Secret Escapes in 2015 also meant that we had the chance to showcase Taste Our Best to over 2.8 million people through their channels.

We targeted food bloggers and writers to help spread the word by taking them on a range of press trips where they could experience Taste Our Best accredited businesses, which resulted in some excellent coverage in print and online.



Coverage achieved in Good Things magazine (reach: 20k) and The Cosy Traveller food blog (5k followers)


2016 Taste Our Best campaign

From 18 March 2016, our latest campaign is inspiring even more people to experience Scotland’s amazing local produce. The campaign is part of our new global brand showcasing the Spirit of Scotland, encouraging everyone that loves Scotland to share how they’ve experienced our inimitable spirit. 

Taste Our Best features in three national direct mail packs delivered to over 189,000 households across the UK.

A number of editorial pieces feature across major UK titles including the Daily Record, Sunday Mail, Liverpool Echo and Manchester Evening News, to a combined audience of over 3 million potential visitors.

If you are a Taste Our Best accredited business why not piggyback on our activity and consider investing in advertising in the same locations?



Advertorial examples from our 2015 campaign.


Sponsored Facebook adverts and posts will also mean that we can target people online based on their other interests and geographic location for the most impact.


All our marketing activity signposts to for more information and inspiration on Scotland. This newly refreshed website, which is visited by more than 20 million people a year, includes enhanced Taste Our Best content and increased prominence on the site. Visitors can search by Taste Our Best business so make sure your web listing is up to date. 


View our infographic to find out more about the benefits of joining Taste Our Best.


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