We're maclean, an independent creative marketing agency based in central Edinburgh.  

We specialise in developing brands and delivering effective creative and digital solutions for brands across the UK, spanning financial services, retail, leisure, education and food & drink.


From refreshing to developing brand strategy, we delve under the skin of our clients’ businesses to elevate their identity.


Our fuss-free flexible processes create multi-channel campaigns that get noticed, impactful POS that engage throughout the customer journey and develop clear and direct customer communications that cut through the noise.


We help brands amplify their digital presence through agile problem-solving to deliver cost effective and measurable communications.

Our long-standing relationships with clients are testament to the great work by our talented, experienced, approachable and friendly team.  Those you meet on day one will also be the very ones doing the work.  It’s the big agency experience balanced with an intimate attention to detail.

Full of ideas and not ourselves – we’re simply effective.


Our services

  • Brand - strategy and management, identity, guidelines, loyalty, insight and planning
  • Creative - campaign delivery, direct to customer & service communications, publications, POS, event, design and packaging
  • Digital - email, display, web design, content marketing, social, SEO, motion graphics & film

Total Staff


Year Established


Sector Experience

Business to Business, Charity, Construction, Financial, Food and drink, Leisure, Professional service, Public sector, Retail


Recommended for 5 services

Our Showreel


  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Tesco
  • Castle Community Bank
  • Tesco Bank
  • Fife Historic Buildings Trust
  • Mindroom
  • ICAS
  • Quality Meat Scotland
  • Dobbies Garden Centres


"Great agency to work with, great communications and always deliver on time."

Royal Bank of Scotland

"QMS has just started working with Maclean. The agency won a rigorous tender process over 20 top UK agencies. The scoring criteria was based on strategy, creativity, ROI, cost and implementation."

Quality Meat Scotland