The Scottish marketing industry was celebrating in Glasgow last night at the Marketing Society Scotland (MSS) marketing excellence awards 2007.

Edinburgh marketing agencies Charterdbrands and the Leith Agency picked up the Brand Company of the Year and Marketing Services Company of the Year awards respectively.

The firms were described at the ceremony, which celebrates marketing creativity, as the “most innovative and creative agencies around”.

The Leith Agency was responsible for publicising the smoking ban that was introduced in Scotland last March.

Asanka De Silva of Charteredbrands was named Young Marketer of the Year for promoting pomegranate juice with the recent ‘Pomegreat’ campaign.

Huw Pennel of Maxxium UK scooped the Marketer of the Year award for his success at promoting Famous Grouse whisky with the Scottish rugby team and his appointment as Maxxium UK managing director.

Graeme Atha, director of MSS, said: “I am pleased that someone from marketing finally made it on to the board. Marketing professionals have a lot to offer in this sense and their skills need to be recognised.”

There were 24 winners from over 150 applications at this year’s awards ceremony.

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