Marketing Services Glasgow

Working with you, not just for you.

It's an important distinction and in our opinion the most valuable thing we offer.
We believe in partnership, in commitment, in aligning our goals.
If our objectives are the same we've a much better chance of achieving them.
Have a look around, if you see something interesting then ask us some questions.
The answers might surprise you.


Date posted: 11/01/2016
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About us

We were founded in 1980 and our first home was a small office in St Vincent Street. We quickly outgrew that office and moved into a bigger one in the same building, within a couple of years we needed to move again, this time we crossed the road to 203 St Vincent Street, an office that was to be our home for 25 years. After a quarter of a century there we moved again, to Charing Cross and our current home in Newton Place. But for businesses like ours buildings are not that important, it’s the people in them and the other businesses we partner with who matter.

In that time we've picked our partners well. We don't have clients we have partners. Our reputation is intrinsically linked to the companies we choose to do business with. We never lose sight of the fact that we are in business together. Our partnerships are about meeting business objectives, not winning awards. We could provide you with a very long list of advertising, design and marketing companies who are no longer in business but who won lots of awards.

We're still in Glasgow, we're also in Edinburgh and in Belfast. Through our membership of Taan Worldwide we've also got associate offices all round the world. This breadth provides us with a knowledge bank, technical skills and the creative personnel to meet any challenges. There are areas where we are particularly skilled. Our experience with others has allowed us to build up an unrivalled understanding of certain sectors. We specialise in them, we continue to build up expertise, to analyse what works and why.

Through specialisation we are able to provide our partners with the skills and knowledge they need. That is what we are about.


Expertise is built up over time. We've been fortunate to work closely with some very knowledgeable and successful client partners over the years. We work well with retailers, we always have. We understand the pressures they are under. In recent times we have developed a particular expertise in online retail.

We've been working closely with existing retailers online and also with manufacturers who have seen the possibilities the internet offers them. We've worked very successfully with a large number of family businesses over the years. The dynamic in them is different from a PLC or remotely owned organisation.

There's an energy, a passion and a commitment that we love to see in our partners. We know how to make phones ring, tills chime, and increase footfall.

We aren't right for everyone. We're the first to say if we don't think the fit is there. With our approach to partnering we need to be sure our values are shared too.




What marketing services we offer

We've split our services into two defined areas, technical and creative, or Logic and Magic as we call them. As the name suggests Logic covers areas where there are rules. Where there are right ways and wrong ways of doing something, where a high level of knowledge and a full understanding of the sector are vital.

These include services like:

  • "Fixing" existing websites
  • Building new websites
  • Managed Relationship Marketing (CRM)
  • Email Marketing
  • SEO
  • Existing Website Audit and Report
  • PPC
  • Google Adwords Management
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Product Analysis
  • Media Planning and Buying
  • Print Management

These are services we provide to an extremely high level. Like so much of what we do they are often interlinked, not only with each other but also with the creative work, the Magic. Whilst the Magic is higher profile and more interesting if you haven't got the Logic sorted first no amount of Magic is going to help you.

The Magic includes:

  • Designing new websites
  • Social Media management
  • Strategy
  • Design
  • Copywriting
  • Through-the-line-advertising campaigns including TV, radio, press, direct mail and online

We offer all of these services independently of each other although we find that the need for one of them is a pretty good indicator that there is a need for others. The Logic and the Magic are connected. That's what we fundamentally believe.

As we've said throughout we believe in partnership. We don't just talk about it, we want to demonstrate it. Partnership extends to our charges. We believe in sharing risk and reward. We're happy to be judged by results, in fact we prefer it. We don't want to be seen as an overhead, our remuneration should be tied into the value we bring. Our approach to this might surprise you, it might even delight you.

Case studies

Seeing some of the work we've done with others is as good a way as any of understanding what we can do. We've a number of case studies prepared, if you'd like to see some of them please ask, we'd love to show you them.


Monday 11th of January 2016

Strengthening Our Creative Team

Any marketing business is only as good as the people in it so we’re very pleased to begin 2016 by further strengthening our creative team. Brian Fitzpatrick joined us officially on January the first...
Monday 21st of December 2015

Festive Blues

December is upon us and all the traditions we associate with this time of year are in full swing. Christmas trees and decorations, festive songs, late night opening, supermarkets and department store...
Wednesday 9th of December 2015

All of a sudden, you know nothing!

We’re supposedly now fairly well on into a new, much vaunted ‘knowledge-based economy’, which would be ok I guess if it weren’t that most knowledge is now utterly valueless! Goodness but that’s a big...
Tuesday 1st of December 2015

Food photography without using a professional photographer

If you run a restaurant, bar or café you know how important your menu is. It is the first introduction to your food that a customer gets and having great pictures can make a world of difference. How...

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Glasgow Office

4 Newton Place,
Glasgow, G3 7PR

Telephone: 0141 248 7977

Belfast Office

Titanic Suites,
55-59 Adelaide Street,
Belfast, BT2 8FE

Telephone: 028 9072 6070