THE Huddersfield head of a leading marketing agency has won a top award.
Julian Kynaston, of Denby Dale, was named Marketing Services Head of the Year.
The award was made by marketing industry publication Adline to mark its 25th anniversary.
Mr Kynaston is chairman of Propaganda, which has offices in Leeds and London.
He founded the agency in 1993 in Huddersfield and has transformed it from a one-man band operating with a £500 credit card limit to a business employing 80 people and boasting turnover of £15m a year.
Propaganda also has a wholly-owned subsidiary, consumer public relations company Revolver Communications, which is based in London.
The award caps a record year for Propaganda.
The agency has landed big contracts with clients including Braun UK, Fox's Biscuits, Carpeople and Butterkist.
Said Mr Kynaston: "This has been a defining year for Propaganda.
"By placing brand at the heart of business, and business at the heart of everything it does, Propaganda is in pole position to continue its phenomenal growth and national success."
During 2005, Propaganda attracted attention for its "Gospel According to ghd" TV advert, which for hair beauty brand ghd.
It was also instrumental in making the three-part, Channel 4 documentary ``Priest Idol" which was screened in November.