Last Thursday the postgrad publishing and journalism students had a visit from Jane Deane and Daniel Lambie from Edinburgh-based company Connect Communications.

Connect produce magazines, publications, newspapers and audiovisual products, as well as providing responsive web content, e-campaigns and social media strategy for their clients (which we’re informed includes tweeting on their behalf!).

Their comparatively compact team of 28 turn out roughly 300 publications each year, focusing on a wide range of topics from whisky to law, and teaching to tourism.

As Commercial Director, Jane was on hand to provide advertising advice and gave us plenty to think about for our upcoming magazine. Meanwhile Daniel proved how flexible we’ll all have to be in the future by describing his day yesterday in which he worked on an app, an advertising pitch and an article.

They’re also one of the companies providing placements for our students so it was great to put faces to the names, and Kelly, one of the publishing students, is all set to begin a placement with them next week. Look out for her placement post to hear how she gets on!