H+K Strategies wins BT Sport Industry Sports Agency of the Year
3 May, 2013
— Hill+Knowlton Strategies UK (H+K) has won Sports Agency of the Year at the coveted BT Sport Industry Awards.
Now in its 12th year, the awards ceremony held on Thursday 2nd May celebrated the commercial achievements in British Sport in one of the greatest sporting years the UK has ever seen.
The H+K Sports team won the sought after Sports Agency of the Year Award for its stand-out work during the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, new business growth and unrivalled client retention. Five of its clients were shortlisted across seven award categories.
Chosen by more brands activating around the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympics than any other communications agency, H+K supported Sport Industry Brand of the Year winner, adidas, as well as P&G, Holiday Inn, Omega, Visa, BP, Ticketmaster and LOCOG throughout the Games.
Global Sports Practice Director, Andy Sutherden and Snr Associate Director, Anthony Scammell accepted the Award from Olympic gold medallists Victoria Pendleton and Sir Chris Hoy.
Andy Sutherden commented: ‘2012 was the most competitive year ever in our industry, so to have beaten such illustrious competition to the BT Sport Industry Sports Agency of the Year award is a fantastic achievement.”
This year, a record number of entries were received for the awards, made across 15 categories. The awards were decided over 60 hours of intensive judging, with the intricate judging process involving more than 40 key figures from across the industry – fully overseen by Deloitte, the Official Independent Scrutineer of the BT Sport Industry Awards.
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Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is a leading international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. The firm is headquartered in New York, with 90 offices in 52 countries, as well as an extensive associate network. The agency is part of WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups.