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This year we celebrate our 21st anniversary. To mark the occasion we’ve selected 21 pieces of our award-winning work. Vote for your favourite by October 13th and you could win a bottle of Glenfiddich – another award-winning 21 year old. You can only vote once. But you’ll need to enter your details before your choice is confirmed.

Good luck and enjoy.

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Project Scotland

2008

Project Scotland

ProjectScotland offers 16 to 30 year olds structured volunteering placements for three months all across Scotland. We didn’t want ProjectScotland to look or sound like any other volunteering charity. It needed to be young, funny and irreverent to chime with its audience and surpass expectations. Yes and yes.

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Jura Whisky

2013

Jura Whisky

Stand out from the crowd. That’s what Jura whisky needed to do in 2013. No small feat when you’re bottle to bottle with big names on the supermarket shelf. Luckily, it’s not every day a distillery goes bust, reopens against the odds, and rebuilds an island. So we told this story. With beautiful animation. And an authentic voice. Filling glasses around the world. Increasing sales by 52%. And firmly placing Jura in a world of its own.

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Scotrail

1999

Scotrail

As the old century came to an end ScotRail introduced their every 15 minutes service between Edinburgh and Glasgow. We created a campaign that played on the new closeness that existed between the two and suggested (deep breath) they aren’t that different after all.

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S1jobs

2001

S1jobs

‘Just a penny chew then, mister’ This commercial from the 2001 launch campaign struck a chord with audiences all over the country. Voted one of Scotland’s funniest ads and most quotable, it was accompanied by en equally endearing companion piece called ‘Lavvy heid’. But is it worthy of your vote?

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Baxters

2006

  • Baxters Loch Ness Marathon project

Baxters

We worked with the Baxters Food Group for over a decade, helping to market the famous Scottish family business’ range of soup, sauce and pickle products. This idea for their sponsorship of the Loch Ness Marathon featured on everything from t-shirts to vinyls and has become somewhat iconic over the years.

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STV Taggart

2010

STV Taggart

The challenge was to create a simple but visually striking campaign to relaunch the new series and help reposition Taggart, a long-running television institution, as the granddaddy of all police shows. With a 35% increase in viewing figures we succeeded in bringing it back with a bloody bang.

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Scottish Screen

1999

Scottish Screen

In the days before Creative Scotland, Scottish Screen was the national body responsible for archiving and film promotion in Scotland. We created a series of films to both explain and dramatise the organisation’s activities. ‘2001’ was made with Stanley Kubrick’s approval the year before he died.

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Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

2014

Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

With over 5,000 house fires a year in Scotland, the need to fit smoke alarms is as great as ever. It’s not something we should ever be complacent about. This online film for the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service dramatises that point as simply and starkly as possible.

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STV World Cup

2014

  • STV World Cup campaign Busquets
  • STV World Cup campaign Messi
  • STV World Cup campaign Lahm
  • STV World Cup campaign Buffon
  • STV World Cup campaign Hulk

STV World Cup

This campaign for STV promoted their late night, live broadcasts of the 2014 World Cup. Stay up and you’ll keep up. Perfect for those who don’t know their Huntelaars from their Albas.

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Lothian Fire Brigade

2003

  • Lothian Fire Brigade print advertisement

Lothian Fire Brigade

This small space press ad was more than a little provocative. It jabbed ever so gently at all those who through complacency or apathy refuse to install smoke alarms to protect themselves and their families. Rather than encourage or persuade it adopted a disinterested tone to reflect that of the audience.

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Matthew Algie

2009

  • Matthew Algie logo development
  • Matthew Algie Packaging
  • Matthew Algie brand identity advertisement
  • Matthew Algie printed materials
  • Matthew Algie brand identity pack
  • Matthew Algie stand

Matthew Algie

Matthew Algie supplies 4,000 leading independent and branded coffee shops. They needed a little brand refreshment. We couldn’t help but notice their obsession for producing the best cup of coffee, every time. Something our new brand identity captured perfectly.

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Organ Donation

2009

  • Scot Gov Kill Jill campaign

Organ Donation

In 2008 over 70% of Scots were not on the Organ Donor Register. So we were tasked by the Scottish Government with developing a new campaign to highlight the fact that there was no middle ground. The choice people had to make was ultimately black and white. A provocative approach that led to a 242% uplift in response.

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Road Safety Scotland

2008

Road Safety Scotland

Most road accidents on country roads are caused by young male drivers. Often they’ll be with their pals and the car will be full of noise and distractions. It’s what’s happening inside the car that can lead to an accident – an insight we brought to life in this one-shot cinema commercial.

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Digital World

2015

  • Digital World brand identity poster 1
  • Digital World brand identity poster 2
  • Digital World brand identity poster outside
  • Digital World brand identity poster outside 2

Digital World

This brand identity was created to launch Digital World, an initiative designed to raise the profile of digital skills and combat the growing skills shortage that Scotland’s booming digital sector faced. To reflect an ever-changing industry the identity was fluid, flexible and endless.

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Food Standards Scotland

2016

  • Food Standard Scotland Pink Chicken campaign
  • Food Standard Scotland Pink Chicken campaign 2
  • Food Standard Scotland Pink Chicken campaign app
  • Food Standard Scotland Pink Chicken campaign online ads
  • Food Standard Scotland Pink Chicken campaign social ads

Food Standards Scotland

There’s nothing worse (or more dangerous) than undercooked chicken. So Food Standards Scotland asked us to develop a high impact Summer BBQ campaign to highlight the perils of pink chicken. And to make it engaging and memorable we employed a pink chicken. Called Andrew. And occasionally Ross.

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VisitScotland

2016

VisitScotland

VisitScotland briefed us to create its first-ever global communications campaign to promote Scotland in the UK, Canada, US, France, Germany and Australia. A series of online films introduced potential visitors to the rich and varied people of Scotland. Here you can vote for the launch film that kicked it all off.

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Road Safety Scotland

2017

Road Safety Scotland

It used to be microsites and Apps, now it’s AR and VR. But with any new piece of technology employing it in a creative, unexpected way is what earns you standout and impact. This slice of experiential for Road Safety Scotland presents itself as a typical VR experience. It’s anything but.

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Sterling Furniture

2012

Sterling Furniture

Sterling is Scotland’s largest furniture retailer, with nine stores up and down the land. Consequently, as you might expect, they sell a lot of sofas. And there’s no question that a nice comfy Sterling sofa is the best place to watch TV, especially for those key edge-of-your-seat sporting moments.

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Staples

2009

Staples

Everyone knows Staples sell, well, staples. And pens. And office supplies. But what didn’t immediately spring to mind was the great customer service. So we created a campaign that championed Staples’ friendly staff as your partners for the office. Here to help you succeed. And pick out the right ink cartridge without a fuss. Staff are so helpful you can’t thank them enough. And you always leave the store thinking – that was easy.

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John Smith’s

2000

John Smith’s

Small but perfectly formed. There’s not much to say about this than it’s a delicious visual meeting of mouthwatering product shot and vertically challenged sportsman. All executed with the typical irreverence that was John Smith’s hallmark at the time.

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Children’s Hearings Scotland

2014

  • Children's Hearings Scotland - help Jamie
  • Children's Hearings Scotland - help Emma
  • Children's Hearings Scotland - help Kate

Children’s Hearings Scotland

To recruit much needed new panel members we created a stark and thought-provoking campaign that demonstrated the vital role people could play in protecting a helpless child. You could stand and watch or you could come between the child and the danger facing them. Your choice.