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Scots win top Roses Advertising Awards

Scots win top Roses Advertising Awards

It was a busy night for Scottish agencies at last night's Roses Advertising Awards, held at the Hilton, in Deansgate Manchester.

For the first time in the history of the Roses Advertising Awards, an in-house team picked up the Grand Prix, with National Galleries of Scotland winning for its highly successful ‘Warhol Cans’ which also won Gold in the Best Ambient Media and Best Unusual Size or Special Build categories, proving that even ‘clients’ can have good ideas once in a while.

The Union was also a big winner on the evening, picking up The Ray Sale Chairman’s award for its Project Scotland campaign, which also won Client of the Year, and Gold Awards in the Best Radio Campaign, Best Radio Campaign of 30 seconds or Less, Best Radio Commercial over 30 Seconds, Best Cinema Campaign, Best Integrated Campaign and Best Online Advertisement or Campaign. The Union also picked up several other prizes on the night for various campaigns including Gold in the Best Ambient Media category for client, Historic Scotland.

The Leith Agency’s Strathmore campaign also struck gold in the Best Television Campaign, Best Commercial of 21-30 Seconds, Best Cinema Campaign or Commercial, and Silvers in the Best Use of Photography and Best Integrated campaign categories. Other Golds were also picked up by the agency in Best Use of Animation for its S1Jobs campaign and Best Low Budget for the Leith Short Film Festival.

In the Best Advertisement on a Mobile Medium category, The Bridge won Gold for ‘Road Accident’ for client Scottish National Blood Transfusion service.

Elsewhere, Frame, GRP, Ocean Seventy and Freight also picked up prizes on the night.

To view the full list of winner, see online at

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