Gribbon is top marketer at Marketing Excellence Awards

Glen Gribbon was named as Marketer of the Year at this years' Marketing Excellence Award, while The Union was named as Marketing Services company of the year.

The awards, which were held in The Sheritan Hotel in Edinburgh on Friday evening, also saw VisitScotland named as Brand Company of the Year and Glasgow's successful 2014 Commonwealth Games bid pick up the Alan Frame Award for Marketing Achievement.

Graeme Atha, director of the Marketing Society in Scotland said, "The quality of entries were of a particularly high standard this year. Scotland punches well above its weight in terms of marketing excellence. For a country with a population of less than a tenth of the UK we have a disproportionately big marketing community. Companies like the Edrington Group and Scottish Enterprise market all around the world and work in wildly different cultures. Scottish agencies working with traditional marketing tools and embracing new digital possibilities have demonstrated how integrated communications can transform sales."

Atha continued; "There were very strong winners within all the categories, demonstrating the imagination and skill of in-house marketing departments and agencies. A clear theme across all the entries was the importance of teamwork, both within multi-disciplinary project teams and between agency and client.

"Scotland ’s non-commercial marketers have become increasingly sophisticated. The Government is a major marketing client in Scotland and is using approaches as imaginative as the private sector to tackle many desperate social and health issues.

"Marketing faces a difficult economic climate with much uncertainty in home and overseas markets. But the Awards, celebrating the very best of Scottish marketing, demonstrate that our business is well equipped to face these challenges. Imaginative solutions, delivered with care and style will always be at a premium no matter how the economic winds are blowing."

See below for the complete list of winners and nominees:

Brand Development

Chateredbrands

Limelite - Shining Star

WINNER

Frame Agency & Mediacom Scotland

Subway on a roll

FINALIST

The Leith Agency

Strathmore - Invigorating mind, body and brand

FINALIST

The Union

ProjectScotland. An antidote brand for a youth audience

FINALIST

International Marketing

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Development International

WINNER

Frame Agency & Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd

The Glenrothes. From Speyside's best kept secret to the World's fastest growing single malt.

FINALIST

VisitScotland

Date a Hot Scot

FINALIST

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Bid Team

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Bid

FINALIST

Internal Marketing

Business Stream

Launch of Business Stream

WINNER

Marketing Capabilities

Feather Brooksbank

The times, they are a changing

WINNER

Maxxium UK Ltd

Maximising the potential of marketeers at Maxxium

FINALIST

Customer Insight

Miller Homes

An Emotional Experience

WINNER

Family

How more Scots than ever discovered the seriousness of flu

FINALIST

Scottish & Newcastle

Category Vision for Growth

FINALIST

VisitScotland and Fraoch Marketing

In Search of Real People: A UK Consumer Segmentation

FINALIST

Cause-related and Not-for-Profit Marketing

Martin Currie Investment Management Ltd

Investing in our Communities

WINNER

BD-NTWK

Wee Box, Big Change

FINALIST

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Bid Team

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Bid

FINALIST

Golley Slater ( Edinburgh )

It's about time. How marketing took the SNP into power

FINALIST

The Bridge

How three became one - The launch of the University of Cumbria

FINALIST

Business Start up

Rick Shaw's World Cuisine Ltd

Rick Shaw's World Premiere

WINNER

Business Innovation

Miller Homes

mymillerstreet.co.uk

WINNER

charteredbrands

Premium Ignition: The Story of a superblock

FINALIST

One O'Clock Gun Design Consultants

The Imagination Workshop

FINALIST

Alan Frame Award for Marketing Achievement

charteredbrands

Innovation, Insight & Growth

FINALIST

Ambergreen

My Travel

FINALIST

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Bid Team

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Bid

WINNER

Platinum One

FC Barcelona Training Stage 2007

FINALIST

The Leith Agency

The Leith Agency

FINALIST

Design Excellence

Hampton Associates Ltd

BrewDog - Beer for Punks

WINNER

Maxxium UK

Coeur de Cognac

FINALIST

Navyblue

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Bid Document

FINALIST

Redhouse Lane Communcations

Business Stream Rebranding

FINALIST

Advertising Excellence

The Leith Agency

How the snowman took on Father Christmas and won

WINNER

Target Direct Scotland

James Hay Investment Centre

FINALIST

The Leith Agency

Germs. Wash your hands of them

FINALIST

The Union

Scotch Lamb - Turning Up the Heat

FINALIST

Direct Marketing Excellence

Story

Arigh Nam Beist - Ardbeg

WINNER

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Development International

FINALIST

The Leith Agency

SEAT - Crap at work

FINALIST

VisitScotland

VisitScotland Spring Walking Campaign

FINALIST

Mediacom Edinburgh

Scottish Government: The Great Teacher Round Up

FINALIST

Promotional Excellence

The Edrington Group

The famously successful personal touch

WINNER

Feather Brooksbank, Real Radio and The Scottish Sun

Win a Car a Day in May

FINALIST

National Galleries of Scotland

Andy Warhol 2007

FINALIST

VisitScotland

Win a Scottish Castle

FINALIST

Online Excellence

Ambergreen

My Travel

WINNER

Miller Homes

mymillerstreet.co.uk

FINALIST

Tangible Communications

Maritime Careers

FINALIST

Story

Scottish Hydo Electric - Donkey-Mail.co.uk

FINALIST

VisitScotland

dateahotscot.com

FINALIST

PR Excellence

Tennent Caledonian Breweries and their Marketing Agencies

Scotland National Team PR Campaign

WINNER

The Edrington Group

Highland Park Rebus20 Launch

SHORT LIST

The Union

Organ Donation - putting PR at the heart of the matter

SHORT LIST

VisitScotland

The USA gets a taste for Scotland

SHORT LIST

Media Excellence

Mediacom Edinburgh

Subway Stores: Adopting A Fresh Attitude

WINNER

Feather Brooksbank

Creating a Culture for the UFC

FINALIST

Feather Brooksbank & Erskine

Erskine - Armistice 2007

FINALIST

Mediacom Edinburgh

ACPOS - The Morning After

FINALIST

Sponsorship Excellence

Material

Bank of Scotland totalART

WINNER

Burt Greener Communications

Bringing the Genuine Maritime Malt to Life

FINALIST

Scottish & Newcastle

John Smith's Peoples Race 2007

FINALIST

Scottish Golf Union

Dunfermline Building Society Sponsorship of Junior Golf

FINALIST

Tennent Caledonian Breweries and their Marketing Agencies

Sponsorship of the Scotland National Team

FINALIST

Event Excellence

Platinum One

FC Barcelona Training Stage 2007

WINNER

Mediacom Edinburgh

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service - "Go Forth and Give Blood"

FINALIST

Musselburgh Racecourse

Ladies Day - Scottish Racing First Advance sell out

FINALIST

Tesco Scottish Office

Enjoy the Taste of Scotland "

FINALIST

Brand Company of the Year

Charteredbrands

FINALIST

Miller Homes

FINALIST

The Edrington Group

FINALIST

VisitScotland

WINNER

Marketing Services Company of the Year

Feather Brooksbank

FINALIST

Frame Agency

FINALIST

The Leith Agency

FINALIST

The Union

WINNER

Marketing Society Schools Award

Airdrie Academy

FINALIST

Kinross High School

FINALIST

Speyside High School

WINNER

Marketing Society Student of the Year

Natalia Kononova

FINALIST

Susan Mitchell

WINNER

Michael Jeffs

FINALIST

Young Marketer of the Year

Leroy Harris

FINALIST

Andy Littlewood

FINALIST

Nikki Cumming

FINALIST

Rory Paterson

WINNER

Marketer of the Year

Lynn McPhee

FINALIST

Malcolm Roughead OBE

FINALIST

Philip Hogg

FINALIST

Glen Gribbon

WINNER

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