Meet our Members

We are delighted to welcome ScotRail back on board as corporate members of The Marketing Society. The ScotRail franchise is operated by Abellio who have put together a plan to ensure journeys are fast, reliable and easy – not just when travelling by train but throughout the entire trip – door to door.

Abellio spent almost three years speaking to passengers, businesses, the tourism industry and councils the length and breadth of Scotland to ensure ScotRail will become a national asset the country can be proud of. Helping build prosperity, a better quality of life and a fairer society throughout Scotland.

Annabel Leckenby is Head of Sales and Marketing at ScotRail.

Meet our Partners

Marketing Research Society
The Market Research Society (MRS) is the world’s leading research association for all those who need, generate or interpret the evidence for making good business and policy decisions.

Research, insight and analytics stand at the heart of all well-informed commercial. social and political decisions. Insight into what makes a product, business initiative or government policy work is often hidden – yet the defining factor between success and failure.

The MRS are supporters of the Marketing Society Scotland Star Awards Marketing Planning category. Jan Gooding is the President of the MRS and a Fellow of The Marketing Society. Jan delivered the Ogilvy Lecture at our Amplify Festival last year.

Member News

Whyte & Mackay
Over 200 team members raised more than £100k for mental health charity SAMH by walking, running, rowing and cycling over 50,000 miles.
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Guy & Co
Introducing Ray Bentos: Shed Pub Landlord. The cheeky star of the brand repositioning & relaunch for iconic British pie brand, Fray Bentos. 
See the work

The Red Macallan
This carefully curated selection of The Macallan's oldest ongoing aged expressions and high aged guest releases features the 40, 50 and 60 Years Old, as well as three high aged guest releases of 71, 74 and 78-years-old single malt whiskies. 
See the work

The agency have been working on a brand new website for Hibernian Football Club. Built and designed by Whitespace, with new player photography by Laurence Winram.
See the work 

The Lane
New website launch for Vidatec, a mobile app design technology company.
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For further details about Navigator and our ‘Back to Work’ bonds, please contact Nicki Denholm. If you’re interested in what employees are thinking about their current company leadership during COVID-19, download Denholm's survey findings here.

Edinburgh Napier University
The MSc in Marketing with Digital Strategy starts in January 2021. Meet Napier virtually on their open day on November 19 where you can chat with the course leader and ask any questions you might have about postgraduate study.
Register here


Capitalism Needs a Redesign, but Where Do We Start? 
By Nina Montgomery, Design Lead, IDEO
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Lions Live
Original thinking from the world's leading creatives, available for all 
Watch this week 

Marketers are underestimating the signs of customer behaviour
Helen Edwards, branding expert and Passionbrand founder
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Gilded Balloon
This festive season, treat your colleagues or employees to the gift of laughter. With group gathering restrictions forever changing, the Gilded Balloon here to help you make sure you can still give your staff the christmas party they deserve this year from the comfort of their homes.
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Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers
Crafts Council & Craft Scotland, Help Musicians, Society of Authors and Visual Arts Scotland have been confirmed as partners to assist Creative Scotland in the delivery of the Scottish Government’s £5million Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers.
Find out more

Job opportunities
Marketing Communications Executive, Tesco Bank
Middleweight Designer, StudioLR
Edinburgh University Careers Hub – free job listings for part time, graduate or internship opps
Post vacancies in the MSS slack group 

Marketing Society Scotland Star Awards Programme
The Star Awards remain the most important event of our year and an opportunity for our marketing community to come together to recognise and celebrate great work, leading organisations and the inspiring leaders in our industry. When the Star Awards were moved from June to October we had hoped to be celebrating at a full house at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh. We then encourage guests to host gatherings in their offices. And now most will be watching from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

Tomorrow night the Star Awards ceremony can be streamed from 6pm using this link. This year’s host is Andrew Cotter and Arielle Free will provide an after party DJ set. The ceremony will start with a welcome from our Star Awards Chair, Petra Cameron from RBS. You can see the full programme with details of all the finalists here.

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