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MEC Access sweeps the board at the Hollis Sponsorship Awards

31 March, 2009

MEC Access ( was last night named Consultancy of the Year 2008 at the Hollis Sponsorship Awards, as well as picking up a further six awards including the overall Hollis Sponsorship of the Year.

The prestigious Hollis Sponsorship Awards recognise the best work of the UK sponsorship industry and, with seven in total, MEC Access achieved the greatest number of wins at this year’s award ceremony.

In addition to winning Consultancy of the Year 2008, MEC Access was awarded the Hollis Sponsorship of the Year 2008 – which is awarded at the judges’ discretion to the best overall entrant to the awards.

MEC Access was also recognised for its outstanding client work, with Specsavers, Evian, Nicotinell and the groundbreaking work for the Morrisons Let’s Grow campaign all being honoured. The full list of award wins follows:

• Hollis Consultancy of the Year: MEC Access
• Hollis Sponsorship of the Year: Evian, Wimbledon Championships
• Hollis Education Sponsorship: Morrisons Let's Grow
• Hollis Media Sponsorship: Specsavers Gok Wan
• Hollis Brand Sponsorship (over £750,000): Evian, Wimbledon Championships
• Hollis First Time Sponsor: Nicotinell
• Hollis Best Use of Research: Evian, Wimbledon Championships

Commenting on the Hollis Awards, Tove Okunniwa, managing partner, MEC Access, said: “We’re completely blown away. I’m delighted for Evian, Morrisons, Specsavers, and Nicotinell that the work that we’ve done together has been recognised in such prestigious awards as Hollis. It’s amazing to have won in such a wide range of categories. And to be named Consultancy of the Year is a real honour – the whole team is delighted.

For more information, please contact:
Ben Gold / Claire Burgess / Lucy Werner / Rik Salmon
T: 020 7927 9999

About MEC Access
Mediaedge:cia has combined the resources of all of our sport, entertainment and cause marketing businesses and staff worldwide to form MEC Access. This unified offer is the first to be fully integrated into a media communications agency.

With more than 350 specialized staff in over 30 locations around the world, we offer clients a one-stop shop for the creation and delivery of strategic partnerships and sponsorships across nine different platforms: arts, brand-to-brand, broadcast, cause, celebrity, film, gaming, music and sport.

MEC Access offers impartial 'rights free' advice, supported by insight and ROI solutions, and is ideally placed to advise brands on the role of strategic partnerships within the wider communications, to identify the most relevant solutions, and to implement integrated campaigns that meet clients' business objectives. MEC Access is a member of the European Sponsorship Association.  

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