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Nominations for the Scottish Advertising Awards 2008

By The Drum | Administrator

September 4, 2008 | 2 min read

Golden Wonders or Cheesy Balls? Plenty of crisps on offer at the Scottish Ad Awards Nominations Exhibition this year, but who stuck around long enough to enjoy a Cheesy Quaver and who dashed off to drown their sorrows in a bag of Scampi Nik Naks?

During July a five-strong team of creative judges was chaired by Wieden+Kennedy’s Peter Gatley who was joined on the panel by Dean Webb from Red Brick Road, Jason Schragger of Plantage Berlin, Bibliotheque Design’s Tim Beard and international freelance consultant Mark Carolan to sort the creative Wheat Crunchies from the chaff.

Topping the list of nominated work this year is The Union, with 23 nominations, including campaigns for the Scottish Government, Historic Scotland and ASH. Following close behind is The Leith Agency with 20 nominations – including work for AG Barr’s Strathmore Water and Irn-Bru.

Newhaven is next up with 17 nominations for campaigns for Penderyn Distillery, Tennent’s and The Scottish Government, to name a few. Also nominated for awards this year are The Bridge with five nominations; 60 Watt, Fruitful Advertising and Mightysmall, each with three nominations, Frame, GRP, The National Galleries of Scotland and The Gate, with two nominations apiece; and Family and Story both with one.

All the nominations and details about tickets can be seen at

This year’s awards will be held on Friday 24 October at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. A booking form can be downloaded form the SAA page on the Drum awards site. For more information contact Katy Thomson at or on 0141 559 6062.

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