Top Scots marketing awards set for Glasgow

THE 2015 Marketing Star Awards shortlist has been announced as the prestigious ceremony is expected to recognise campaigns across the private and public sector in Scotland.

Last year's Commonwealth Games figure in this year's nominations for the 2015 Marketing Star Awards. Picture: Jane Barlow

Famous Scottish brands, public sector organisations, media organisations and brand and ad agencies rub shoulders on a shortlist spread across a constellation of categories. Last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has also been recognised across numerous nominations.

Run by The Marketing Society Scotland, this year’s awards saw a record number of entries, up 30 per cent from last year.

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Sally Stanley, chair of the Marketing Society Star Awards, said: “The standard of entries this year has been stronger than ever and they are at an all-time high. We feel our ‘proof prevails’ theme played a huge part in generating more submissions.

“We challenged marketers to prove their campaigns delivered significant positive impact and encouragingly there was a spike in first-time entrants.”

There are 33 awards in total with five categories which include development, strategic, communication, sector and the champion’s category, as well as individual awards to distinguish the best talent in the industry.

E4 television presenter, Rick Edwards will be hosting the awards, which are one of the most prestigious events in the industry, on 18 June at The Glasgow Science Centre.