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22 - 26 March

Festival for a rapidly changing world

Topics include: Direct to consumer / E-commerce / Data & privacy / Martech

Marketing Society Scotland debates agency appointments

This year's Marketing Society Annual Debate will address the contentious issue of whether in order to build a world class marketing community more Scottish based advertisers should use Scottish based agencies.

Should advertisers be encouraged to hand their business to agencies North of the Border, or is this interfering with their freedom – not to mention market forces? Is it the case that if Scottish agencies wee good enough, they'd get the business anyway? Or are London agencies being given an unfair preference on pitch lists?

There will be an "Open period" when contributions will be welcomed from the audience.

Proposing the motion will be Ian McAteer, Group Chairman of The Union, and Kenny Harris, former MD of The Marketing Store and founder of Opposition to the motion will come from Gerry O'Donnell, director of The Famous Grouse, and Peter Clayton, Group Managing Director of Clayton Graham.

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