In a question and answer session at an event in London last night the First Minister was pressed on whether the subject of Scottish independence was “off the table”
“I’m not sure that independence will ever be off the table until it is realised,” she said
If Scotland was currently an independent nation there would be absolutely no desire whatsoever to join the UK. So given the treatment which our country has received under the governance of Westminster why should we consider for a moment remaining?
If Scotland and England were humans in a relationship where the former was lied to, ignored, overruled, robbed, abused & manipulated what advice would you offer? I’d suggest getting the hell out and going their own way. So if we wouldn’t recommend the relationship for one person why would we possibly consider it for 5.3 million of us!?
Question! How scared are you of change? How easily will you embrace it or what is likely to trigger your acceptance of change?
It is often the hidden factor in any campaign and one that is easily overlooked. As an analogy take any product which you regularly purchase and have for several year, you have therefore placed your faith and trust in that product. Now say that an alternative product comes along, what would it take to convince you to try that instead? What sales pitch would work on you as an individual? And how would a change of recipe/formula/quality of your trusted product factor into your decision?
Now apply those thoughts to someone other than yourself to whom you are trying to sell the merits of an iScotland over remaining under UK governance. One thing is for sure an aggressive/derogatory approach isn’t going to succeed.
Always remember that you are a salesperson for Yes and an ambassador for the future iScotland. Together we are team Scotland.
Yes- Change for the Better
Thanks to Laura Kelly for the fabulous original unicorn artwork
Yes Scotland is an instantly recognisable, highly successful and enduring brand I can see no reason to rebrand for #scotref . It could be argued that we lost in 2014 but in fact the gains which Yes made from its initial campaign starting point were huge and somewhat unexpected.
Think of it in marketing terms, if you owned Pepsi Cola would you risk rebranding in an attempt to outsell Coke? The simple answer is No and the long answer is Noooooooooooo!!
We were Yes
We are Yes
We will be Yes