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Our year-round marketing

Our always-on marketing compliments our consumer campaigns and intermediary activity. It reinforces the brand voice and proposition with "heartbeat" activity throughout the entire year.  

It prioritises performance-based techniques to regularly engage audiences. Meeting the audience needs with content and nudging them through the customer journey from awareness to consideration and planning.  

This type of activity targets micro-moments of online behaviour. For example, when consumers search on Google, view content from their favourite influencer, a video stops them scrolling through their newsfeed, or an article link catches their eye.  

Our channels key statistics

Over 211 million

People reached through global organic social reach

Over 11 million

People who use annually

1.3 million

Clicks from business web listings to their own websites

28 million emails

Sent by us to consumers each year

Source: VisitScotland 2022-23

Content marketing activity

Our marketing calendar for 2023 shows our monthly spotlight themes and key messages. These have been informed by global seasonal trends and user interests. These overarching themes create aligned messaging across our global digital channels, including:  

  • in six languages 

  • social media channels  

  • influencer marketing 

  • email marketing to our consumer database 

This provides a mix of inspiration and planning information to engage our audiences, ultimately influencing trip planning and generating advocacy for Scotland.  


Our VisitScotland media toolkit is continually refreshed, as our Multimedia team capture new imagery and video content. These offer a suite of assets that showcase a breadth of people and experiences across Scotland.  

Search and browse free resources to promote Scotland on our VisitScotland media toolkit.

PR activity

Our Global PR teams' activities vary across the year, they include: 

  • producing fortnightly, proactive media bundles tailored for key target markets.  

  • running a series of media pitches to A-list and specialist titles, press releases and news blasts, including key media moments and events.  

  • lead on a programme of face-to-face engagement and events 

  • conduct a rolling programme of press visits to provide media contacts with a firsthand experience of Scotland.  

Find out more about working with the press.

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