Born and raised out of the docks of Edinburgh, we’ve been upsetting the odds for the last 30 years, helping brands and organisations punch above their weight with bold ideas that work.

The secret to this success: Leithal Thinking – a unique process of distillation that gets to the beating heart of every brief we’re given. Because it’s not good enough to just be able to throw the punches, you’ve got to know where to land them too.

So, if you’re a challenger brand or have challenging issues, get in touch. We’ve got the know-how to help.

Sector Experience

  • Charities
  • Clothing/Accessories
  • Home improvements/DIY goods
  • Drink
  • Education
  • Entertainment/Leisure
  • Financial services
  • Food
  • Gardening products
  • Government departments
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Household
  • Telecoms
  • Automotive
  • Office Equipment
  • Property
  • Media
  • Retail
  • Travel/Transport
  • Utilities
  • Health/Social Services
  • Technology

Our Clients

  • A.G. Barr
  • Dobbies
  • Drummond Park
  • GDK
  • Transport Scotland
  • CR Smith
  • Macallan
  • Scottish Government
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Network Rail
  • Highland Distillers (Famous Grouse)
  • Scottish Power
  • Symington's
  • Baxter's



Fiona Burton

Group Account Director (non-board)

David Amers

Partner - Planning

Richard Marsham

Group Managing Partner

Edward Brooke

Managing Director/Partner

Thea McGovern

Associate Planner

Richard Thomson

Group Account Director

Brian Coane


Claire Wood

Associate Planner


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Part of Cello Signal, a leading global insight and strategic marketing group listed on London's AIM. Cello Signal employs over 500 people, with offices in Edinburgh, London, Cheltenham, New York, San Francisco, LA, Singapore and Hong Kong.