Slingshot Sponsorship Win Two Golds at the Corporate Engagement Awards 20th September, 2012

Slingshot Sponsorship took home two Gold Awards at the 2012 Corporate Engagement Awards for their work with Haymarket Consumer Media publication What Car? magazine.

A London-based sponsorship agency, Slingshot Sponsorship has been championing an innovative approach to sponsorship since its launch three years ago with a focus on creating successful and lucrative corporate sponsorship programmes that amplify core organisational activity.  Being recognised at the Corporate Engagement Awards is a testament to the unique approach they take with their clients.

Held at the Victory Services Club in London, the evening featured some of the largest sponsorship campaigns focused on corporate partnerships – including Barclays Cycle Hire, Coca-Cola and London2012, as well as BT and Comic Relief.

Competition for the awards was fierce with Slingshot beating out Aviva and Barclays to take home the Gold in Best Execution of Corporate Sponsorship Activity and Best Relationship-building Sponsorship Programme.

Jackie Fast commented, “It is an incredible achievement for Slingshot Sponsorship to be recognised for a second consecutive year at the Corporate Engagement Awards.  We have been working with What Car? since we launched and these awards are the culmination of our hard work.  The sponsorship programme we have developed for What Car? has not only put in place a sustainable sponsorship revenue for the magazine, but has also  helped build stronger commercial relationships overall with their industry partners  – which is exactly what best practice sponsorship should do.”

The Corporate Engagement Awards, organised by Communicate Magazine, are the only European benchmark of best practice in all aspects of the corporate partnership & sponsorship process. They provide an opportunity for staff, companies, agencies and beneficiaries alike, to see their efforts recognised and to celebrate excellence in their collaborative projects.  Entries by contenders in each of the 16 categories were judged on the three criteria of strategy, execution and outcome.