Pro-Ad is delighted to be the proud winner of the Gold and Silver Award in the Promotional Merchandise category at the IPM COGS Awards 2017.  COGS Awards are highly recognised among the biggest promotional marketing companies in the UK. The awards were launched by the IPM to recognise the huge contribution made by marketing services providers to the success of promotional campaigns.

Pro-Ad won the Gold Award for their work in producing Bespoke Colour Coated Computer Mice for industrial paints company AkzoNobel. AkzoNobel were opening a new office in Amsterdam and wanted to supply each member of staff with a special corporate gift. A wireless mouse that would have been coated with their Speciality Coatings paints. Pro-Ad created a memorable gift that helped Akzo Nobel engage their staff with their Colour of the Year whilst celebrating their new premises.

The Silver Award went to Pro-Ad for their SSE Vulnerability Packs project. SSE requested Pro-Ad’s help in putting together 12,000 vulnerability packs that would be used to support their vulnerable customers that live in remote areas, in the occasion of a power cut during storms. Pro-Ad sourced for SSE a range of branded products that were of the highest quality to achieve the campaign goals.  The packs were also pre-packed by Pro-Ad into boxes carrying the SSE branding.

Pro-Ad’s Managing Director, Carlo Nardini, commented: “We are delighted to have won the Gold and Silver awards at the IPM COGS Awards 2017,especially as we were competing against campaigns for popular brands with an international presence. The awards come as a great recognition of our team and their efforts in providing our clients with the best quality of service and innovative promotional merchandise solutions. We endeavour to keep improving our services even further and to add more significant awards to our collection.”

Pro-Ad would like to address a special ‘thank you’ to our valuable supplier, Keep Me Promotions, for their support in sourcing and efficiently completing both of the above projects. Loren Nardini, Pro-Ad’s Commercial Director, said: “Our suppliers play one of the most important roles in the success of our projects. Keep Me have offered us great quality of service and dealt with our requirements with professionalism and attention to detail.  We are grateful for their help.”

The IPM COGS Awards 2017 celebration lunch was held on Friday September 22nd, 2017 at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London’s historic St Pancras Station.

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