The Union Advertising Agency triumphed at the 2000 Scottish Advertising Awards. The agency won a total of 12 awards and 10 commendations at the event, which is the measure of advertising creativity in Scotland. Several of The Union’s campaigns were recognised, including work for ScotRail, Lothian Health, local Edinburgh furniture store Olympian Pine, and delicatessen Di Placido. The results see The Union established as a major creative force in Scotland after four years in business. The agency ousted The Leith Agency from the top slot, ending their four year stint at the top. The Leith walked away with 9 awards and 9 commendations, including the Grand Prix for its TV work on radio station Beat 106. Andrew Lindsay, Joint Creative Director at The Union said “This is our forth year at these awards, and every year we’ve improved our results. However, I don’t think any of us could have guessed we’d do so well. It’s a great morale booster for everyone here, and for our clients. Our challenge now is to stay on top, and that won’t be easy.” The Scottish Advertising Awards were launched in 1986 and are held annually by Carnyx Publications. The awards jury was chaired by Paul Shearer of Wieden & Kennedy Advertising in Amsterdam. Kennedy said “I sat down with some of the best creative minds in London and at the end we all agreed that the winners would grace any awards going.” He added “I enjoyed judging this bunch of work and learned how humorous Scottish advertising is. I look forward to seeing more.”
The Union team celebrate on the night.