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Games Veteran Baglow Joins DIGIT As Senior Staff Writer

Pete Swift

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DIGIT is delighted to welcome Brian Baglow, interactive industry veteran and Scottish gaming expert as its latest staff member. Baglow’s appointment will help the company consolidate its position as the leading news channel for Scotland’s rapidly evolving technology sector.

Baglow is a well known figure in Scotland’s interactive, technology and creative industries. He started working in Scotland’s embryonic games industry back in 1994, joining development studio DMA Design as a writer, just as the studio started work on the original Grand Theft Auto. He expanded his role into PR and marketing just in time for the tabloid hysteria and media outrage around the game to begin. Baglow then went on to work with pioneering companies such as Rockstar Games, Digital Bridges and Denki, as well as running his own company, offering marketing, PR, business development, game design and digital strategy.

In 2006 Baglow founded the Scottish Games Network. Starting as a purely social group, the network has grown to become the recognised industry organisation for Scotland’s interactive industry. Baglow has championed the Scottish games sector over the last 11 years, helping to promote the commercial and cultural value of the industry within Scotland and around the world.

Ray Bugg, the founder of DIGIT, said, “We’re very happy to have Brian join the team. From the beginning, our goal has been to build the a world class community hub that supports and promotes Scotland’s incredible technology ecosystem. Brian’s contacts, knowledge and experience in the digital and interactive sectors will enable us to expand the coverage we can offer and bring expert insight into the tech world’s most exciting and innovative areas.”

Baglow said, “I’m thrilled to join such a dynamic and ambitious company. Scotland has one of the most vibrant technology sectors in the world, but it can be very difficult to find even basic information about the companies, innovators and activities happening across the country. I want to help DIGIT change that, and help them become the primary destination news on Scottish tech scene.”

Pete Swift

DIGIT Managing Editor and Head of Research

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