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  • Strategy

    Marketing and creative
    planning and implementation

  • Creative

    From first spark to
    final production

  • Advertising

    One off ads or
    multimedia campaigns

  • Design

    effective, creative

  • Digital

    Strategy, development
    and delivery

  • Web

    design and build

  • Brand

    From planning to
    creation to launch

  • Social Network

    Giving you a voice
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  • Projects

    Pulling it all together
    for maximum impact

SO what have we done?

A small selection of our completed projects.

SQA Scotland

Scotland's Qualifications Leaders

S.O. Creative have developed a new design look for SQA in 2017. It gives SQA’s communications a clean, distinctive presence that works across all markets.

In Scotland, for example, it is helping SQA appeal to industry and business, as well as supporting Scotland’s school qualifications.

Journeys Advertising

The bold and distinctive campaign is designed to support SQA’s strategy to help Develop the Young Workforce in Scotland.

Journeys Video

The SQA Journeys video has been used to launch the initiative online and in exhibitions across the country

Watch the video here:

SVQ 25

Scottish Vocational Qualifications have been helping people get a job, or do a better job for 25 years. S.O. Creative were commissioned to design a logo and produce a video to mark the occasion.

Watch the video here:

Employers Campaign

SQA work closely with businesses and industry to promote the value of qualifications in an increasingly competitive world. The new look will be applied in the coming year.

Supporting Scotland

SQA communicate with colleges, schools and learners in a wide variety of ways.


Tempting UK audiences

The new brand is opening up new markets, projecting SQA's expertise out to the rest of the UK to bring SQA's qualifications and services to new audiences.

The combination of traditional and online media is establishing SQA's credentials.

Trailblazers Campaign

The Trailblazers campaign has led SQA's move south in recent years. The new look will boost impact in 2018.

Customised Awards Campaign

Customised awards are a key product for SQA and will embrace the new look in 2018.

UK Sector Development

The new look is helping SQA reach out to key areas in the UK Qualifications Market.

SQA International

International Advertising

SQA are increasingly looking further afield for new opportunities. They are already building upon Scotland’s reputation for educational excellence in countries as far afield as China, Sri Lanka, Dubai and the United States. The new look is being rolled out now to great effect.

Asia – HN Marketing

We focussed on the consistent excellence of the awards, while using language to add a local flavour in countries as diverse as Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Malaysia.

US – HN Marketing

The same awards have a very different appeal in the US, reflected in the different approach adopted in the marketing.

Oil & Gas Industry

SQA's Oil & Gas qualifications are now being promoted from the US to the Middle East. Again the message is consistent, but the treatment varied.


SQA has been in China for over 10 years. The new Ambassadors programme was designed to cement the partnership, and Chinese centres have even been involved in SQA's own Star awards.

SQA Corporate

SQA Corporate

SQA are involved in a growing number of projects designed to help candidates study, and centres to offer a more complete service.


S.O. Creative helped launch the MySQA service in 2008, allowing exam candidates to get their results by text or email. The service is now part of the exam experience for thousands of students each year.

MySQA Advertising

Successive campaigns have built numbers steadily, each year exceeding targets set, and the previous year’s registrations.

MySQA Virals

MySQA has gone viral to reach its young audience, attracting them to sign up in record numbers.

Play 2017 Viral

Play 2016 Viral

MySQA Digital

SAM is SQA's digital presence. Her helpful, knowledgeable and irreverent approach has been enlightening and entertaining candidates since 2008. Visit - www.mysqa.info


Ushare is a new platform that allows users to share links to learning and teaching materials online. S.O. Creative’s eyecatching creative is drawing new users to the site all the time.

Watch the video here -

Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy

Scotland's leading art competition for schools

The Friends of the RSA came to S.O. Creative to rebrand and relaunch their Schools Art Award. The new website and direct mail campaign has attracted twice as many entries to the competition as the previous year.

  • Schools Art Award

Schools Arts Award Website

The website is designed to reflect RSA's importance in the Scottish art world, not as a venerable body curating the past, but as a dynamic provider of opportunity and support. www.schoolsartaward.com


After three years, the relaunched competition has attracted record numbers of entries from schools the length and breadth of Scotland.

Reservoir Group - ALS Oil & Gas

Experience in Oil & Gas

S.O. Creative helped Reservoir Group pull together their corporate communications across eight Group members, from Indonesia to Texas and from Aberdeen to Calgary. Proving that geography is no barrier to good work.

The ALS Rebrand

Reservoir Group were bought over by ALS in 2013. As with any takeover, there was a period of dramatic change, not least in communications. S.O. Creative were able to create a new brand style for ALS Oil & Gas in a matter of days, based on the ALS communications guidelines.


Pushing boundaries

This revolutionary functional peptide gel creates new opportunities for cell biology. S.O. Creative developed the new corporate identity and website, and continue to work with the company as they grow.

Biogelx Website

A completely redesigned site makes engaging with Biogelx easier than ever, and is already attracting record numbers of enquiries. www.biogelx.com

Ulijn Lab

The New York - based Ulijn Lab came to S.O. Creative to develop a new corporate identity on the stnregth of our work with their associate company Biogelx. This is now being rolled out.

Andrew Muirhead & Son

Sitting Comfortably

It may surprise that most of the leather used on the world's aircraft comes from the East End of Glasgow. We were tasked with developing a marketing strategy that would confirm Muirhead as the Number 1 aviation leather supplier.

Environmental Ad

Quality Ad


World leaders in Scotland

Our very first job was to develop a suite of marketing materials for the world's biggest estate agent in Scotland.

Oscar + Fitch/Alessi

Award Winning Creative

The Oscar and Fitch website has been a source of great amusement to customers, of sales to the client and of awards to S.O. Creative, including Best Copywriting and Best Website. Visit www.oscarandfitch.com


  Play Personality Radio Ad

  Play Surgery Radio Ad

Product launch

When Oscar + Fitch were selected to launch the new AlessiEyes collection of eyewear in the UK, S.O. Creative were on hand to help. The event was publicised to the trade and supported by a new website designed to reflect the quality of the brand. Visit www.alessieyes.co.uk



S.O. Creative have been working with Strathclyde University Incubator and Gabriel Investments to help turn new thinking into new businesses.

The Sandwich Factory

A new corporate identity, website and promotional materials are helping The Sandwich Factory grow into new markets.


This innovative proximity alert app and device means you never have to lose touch with your belongings. S.O. Creative developed the new name and logo for the product and are now working on further marketing.

Woodland Trust Scotland

We helped develop and test a joint promotion between The Woodland Trust Scotland and The People's Postcode Lottery to build support in Dumbarton, with excellent results.



We are proud of SQA's new brand, but we're also proud of the work we did for them before. We have been working with them since 2006. after all.


Datura is hi tech tool designed to allow investors to make more informed market decisions. S.O. Creative's unique approach helped them stand out in a numbers-dominated marketplace.

Driving Standards Agency

We developed a name and identity, based on extensive research, for the DSA's new road awareness award for 14 to 17 year olds.


We worked with Unity founders to develop a corporate identity that reflected their important work in supporting various projects for children.

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Alison Lang

Alison Lang

Managing Director

Over 25 years experience heading up successful
business, marketing and fund-raising projects on
both the agency and client side.

Nick Lang

Nick Lang

Creative Director

Multi award winning creative responsible for high
profile campaigns for some of the country's biggest
public and private sector names.

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