2015

March 18th, the TV series Marketing Dividends, a joint initiative between AANA and MEC Global, wins the top honour at the World Federation of Advertisers’ (WFA) Global Marketer Week in Marrakech.

On top of winning the President’s Award for “Outstanding Leadership in the Marketing Industry”, Marketing Dividends is also recognised for its innovation and scalability.

2015

Izabela Albrychiewicz, CEO of MEC Poland is named AdMan of the Year at the Press Awards ceremony on March 18th.

This competition awards the leader with the most success in advertising, innovation and creativity, and promoting the highest standards of work in advertising.

It was a tough competition – 9 very well-known names on the shortlist from the Polish advertising industry including the President of Polish Advertising Association, and CEOs of media and creative agencies.

Izabela received the highest number of votes ever cast, proving what we already know – that we have the best and most successful leader in Poland.

#Thrive

2015

The 2015 SXSW Interactive Festival featured over 800 sessions, exhibits, competitions, meet ups and networking events with some of the hottest established and up-and-coming companies in the world.

SXSWi is a 5-day immersive cultural experience focused on emerging technology and forward thinking fueled by content, creativity and inspiration.

We created the MEC@SXSWi Key Takeaways and Trends presentation.

2015

An estimated 80,000 makers, thinkers and innovators gathered for Mobile World Congress (MWC) held in Barcelona, to experience the newest technologies and mobile products from around the world. This year, 1900  exhibitors convened in Barcelona to showcase the next wave in wearables, smartphones, tablets, as well as the connected home and car. 

There were some exciting announcements cantered around high speed data access, digital payments and infrastructure elements which all have the potential to impact the role of mobility in brand communication.

For the first year, we created and curated an exclusive MEC@MWC event for approximately 30 clients.  As part of this, we created MEC’s five key trends & takeaways from the event and why they matter to our clients’ business. 

2015

10,000 participants ascend on New York City for Social Media Week 2015.  From publishers and influencers to brands and technology companies, the industry was out in full force assessing the state of social media and sharing predictions of where it’s headed.  

We created our key takeaways from the event into one presentation - MEC@SMW.

2015

MEC UK is spending its fifth year in a row as one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2015 having secured 45th place on the prestigious list.

2015

Red Fuse Communications has been named Creative Agency of the Year in Campaign Brief Asia’s Creative Rankings, released in Hong Kong earlier this week.

2015

We officially opened the doors to a new Sub-Saharan network, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya - MEC Africa!  Monica Kambo is Managing Director of the new office, and will work closely with MEC’s international team, Global Solutions, in London.

2015

Lars Magnus Kirschike is announced as MEC Germany's new CEO, to join in April 2015.

 

2015

L’oréal USA appoints MEC as communications planning lead for Lancôme & select fragrance brands in its luxury portfolio

2015

Christina joins MEC Thailand as Managing Director.

2015

We’re proud to present our latest issue of Review Preview, ‘RP No.5 – Transforming Marketing’ our annual collection of essays. It is a truly global publication, focusing on how digital has transformed the ways in which consumers explore, discover, buy, and engage with products and services as well as with each other, transcending traditional channel boundaries, and transforming marketing.

A huge thank you to all of our contributors this year, for their inspiring essays.  Feel free to join the discussion on our global blog.

2015

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, took place in Las Vegas, 6th-9th January 2015. We held our annual MEC@CES event, with 120 of our clients in attendance we created a thought leadership experience featuring inspiring presenters that gave us their view of what marketing in a connected world means for brands.

We’ve condensed their POVs and the best of CES into 5 key takeaway trends – the MEC@CES 2015 Key Takeaways.

2014

MEC announced the appointment of Marie-Claire Barker as their first Global Chief Talent Officer.

Marie-Claire Barker joins from the Ogilvy Group, where for the past six years she has been Chief Talent Officer, responsible for driving and delivering talent strategy for their 22,000 staff, globally. She is one of the most senior and respected talent professionals in WPP and the industry.

2014

MEC continues to grow.

MEC Belgium was appointed agency of record by Bpost and MEC Access has negotiated a deal which will see Screwfix, continue as the broadcast sponsor of The Football League coverage on Sky Sports for the 2014/15 season.

MEC Brisbane has won the Allianz Global Assistance (AGA) media account as its first win since to handle founding client Domino’s in March.

2014

MEC makes leading Analytics and Insights and Digital hires in Latin and North America.

José Miranda joins as Regional Director for Analytics & Insights, Latin America.

Noah Mallin joins as Head of Social and Jon Hsia joins as Managing Partner, Director of Digital Investment and Activation in North America.

2014

MEC Singapore are winners at the Singapore Media Awards!

Winning three awards including Best Pan Asian camapign

#dontjustlivethrive

2014

MEC is named the most competitive agency in APAC according to the latest annual Compitches Report from the Research Company Evaluating the Media Agency Industry (RECMA).

And in the United Kingdom, MEC has risen up the ranks of the latest Overall Activity Volume Report from RECMA. The report, which analysed MEC’s performance throughout 2013, shows that MEC has risen a place to become the 3rd biggest media agency in the UK.

2014

We continue to attract the best talent in the business as we welcome Shenan Reed as President, Digital, North America.  Shenan will lead MEC’s digital business and be responsible for further driving the advancement of digital growth and innovation across North America.

2014

Jason Dormieux and Stuart Bowden are named joint CEO of MEC UK. In addition, Sarah Hennessy has been promoted to Managing Director and Paul Hutchison has been named Deputy Managing Director.

2014

Pele Cortizo-Burgess named 2014 Adweek ‘Media All-Star’.  Pele is recognised for raising the bar through innovative strategies and new ways of seeing media.

2014

MEC UK is awarded - for the 5th consecutive year - the IPA CPD Gold accreditation for their best in class Continuous Professional Development offering. In addition to this David Fletcher, Head of A&I was named an IPA Fellow in recognition of his long standing advocacy of the media and research function of the IPA. 

2014

We strengthen our digital team for the Marriott International business with the addition of Jason Lee as Senior Partner, Senior Director of Digital.

2014

Read our key takeaways from MEC@CES.

2014

MEC France announces Christophe Brossard as new CEO.

2014

MEC UK wins Budget Group Limited (BGL)!

2014

MEC Romania hires a new CEO, Oana Padure.

2014

We release our MEC@MWC, key takeaways from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

2014

We strengthen our digital offer in the Asia Pacific region with Antony Liu as Head of Search & Performance.

2014

MEC North America adds to their mobile expertise with Rachel Pasqua who joins as Head of Mobile, North America.

2014

We share RP #4, our annual review of the trends that matter to marketers.

2013

We enjoyed our best year ever at Cannes with 21 Lions, including a Bronze Media Lion for our Lloyds TSB

‘TorchView’ campaign.

 

2013

We launched MEC Momentum. Our ground-breaking new approach to understanding and quantifying how consumers make purchase decisions in today’s world. MEC Momentum is one of the largest global studies ever undertaken into the shopper journey and psychology of choice. It has examined the purchase decisions of over 120,000 consumers so far, across multiple categories and countries, through extensive qualitative and quantitative research. The results reveal unique insights in the way consumers now make their buying decisions.

 

2013

MEC UK is named Agency of the Decade and is named Sunday Times #1 Media Agency ‘Best Company to work for’, the second consecutive time MEC has made the list.

2013

MEC hires Carl Fremont as Chief Digital Officer to work with MEC’s digital leadership and others around the world to form a team that develops, grows and drives our digital

business globally.

2013

Vilma Vale-Brennan is hired as MEC Bravo managing partner. MEC Bravo is our specialized service dedicated to the US Hispanic community. It provides our clients with a culturally relevant, informative and trustworthy point of view of the Hispanic audiences across the US. We provide genuine insight on the segmentation of the Hispanic market. Building on our belief that multicultural media plans must take into account the impact of general market media, we have identified a spectrum of Nuevo American segments - Sustainers, Strivers, Embracers, Aspirers, Succeeders and Explorers - and ranked them according to their involvement with US culture.

2013

We continue to enjoy a thriving culture across our network. MEC Poland are named IABMIXX Media agency of the year, MEC Portugal are Meios & Publicidade Agency of the Year, MEC Manchester win the Prolific North Agency of the Year for the 5th consecutive year, MEC Taiwan is Advertising Magazine’s Media Agency of the Year  and Google announce MEC Mexico as Revolutionary agency of the Year.

2013

Alex Altman returns to MEC as Managing Director for Global Solutions, our International Centre of Excellence, based in London.  We have over 300 International experts managing bespoke solutions for our clients through 11 hub offices based in in Dubai, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, London, Miami, Milan, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore and Stockholm.    Global Solutions harnesses the power of our network offices to deliver international communications strategies, ideas and activation.

2013

MEC wins GE globally.

2012

RECMA, the international renowned media agency evaluation consultancy, names MEC the most competitive agency in Europe. This is the 9th time we have placed in the top three in the RECMA rankings, since records began.

 

2012

MEC turns 10!

2012

MEC Singapore is named Media Agency of the Year by the Singapore Media Awards.

2012

MEC wins brewery giant SABMiller and cosmetic brand Beiersdorf across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

 

2012

MEC UK wins Kingfisher, growing the agency by almost

100 people.

2012

MEC wins BlackRock

2011

MEC Miami win Marriott Hotels globally.

2011

Marla Kaplowitz is named CEO for MEC across North America.

2010

We led the way by integrating our specialist Analytics and Insight groups. The move was critical in being able to address the future needs of clients; giving them even bigger and better cross-over opportunities, by better understanding the effects of digital and traditional media in the purchase pathway.    Analytics & Insight combines our offer in consumer research as well as offline and online analytics, underpinned by robust data management, integration and visualisation services. We continue to provide a 360 degree view of the consumer’s interaction with brands, so that we can identify opportunities to grow our clients’ business, using combinations of analytical products.

2009

MEC is named the agency of record for the Singapore Tourism Board in Singapore.

2008

MEC United Kingdom named Marketing Magazine’s Media Agency of the Year, again! 

2008

MEC is named agency of record for Sony Electronics across

Latin America

2007

AdAge and Adweek names us Global Media Agency of the Year again – we are the only media agency to ever win this title twice in consecutive years.

 

2007

We launched Rigorous Magic, a published book written by Jim Taylor and Steve Hatch. “Rigorous Magic” dispelled the myths around communication ideas and created a practical ‘road map’ for advertisers and marketers to select which mediums were best for a brand to compete in a noisy and competitive market.

 

2007

We integrated our 35 market-strong specialist Sports, Sponsorship and Cause marketing services under MEC Access, creating a world-leading position overnight.  MEC Access helps increase the relevance and profile of our clients’ brands and businesses through engagement with sports, music, media, the arts, celebrity, gaming, worthwhile causes and brand-to-brand partnerships.  We now offer strategic insight and planning; deal valuations and rights negotiation; activation planning and full-service implementation; content creation; campaign management; measurement and evaluation. Operating globally, regionally and locally, with hubs in London, Miami, New York and Singapore, we have 350 specialists in over 35 markets.

2007

We launched our EMEA Digital Acceleration Academy, an internal 4 month secondment programme designed to invest in our people by immersing them and training them in a

digital specialism. 

2007

MEC North America wins AT&T.

2007

MEC United Kingdom wins Campaign and Marketing Magazine Media Agency of the Year.

2006

Cannes win for Argentina for Tulipan.

 

 

2006

MEC is named Global Media Agency of the Year by AdAge

and Adweek.

2005

MEC South Africa are awarded Media Agency of the Year by the
Financial Mail.

 

 

2005

MEC United Kingdom wins Nintendo.

2004

MEC United Kingdom wins a Cannes Lion for Best use of Sponsorship for Specsavers.

 

 

 

 

 

2004

MEC wins Paramount Pictures in North America.

2003

MEC have always been digital pioneers and we were the first media agency to open a specialist digital division; the first to set up a dedicated Search business, and the first to launch a social media unit – MEC Interaction. Our 1200 digital experts represent 28% of our global staff. This is augmented by the digital scale and expertise of WPP and GroupM. With search, mobile and social practices now set up in many countries, we offer a long-term programme of investment in digital training for our markets to help future-proof our clients’ communications. We focus on creating the capability in all our markets to devise and implement digital strategies across all platforms, encompassing online display, paid search, natural search, social media, mobile, video, TV futures and performance media. 

 

 

 

 

 

2003

A founding partner of GroupM, MEC pioneered the concept of group trading, and GroupM remains a ground-breaking concept in our industry. 

2002

MEC launched as the first Global Communications Planning and Implementation agency – a stake in the ground in this nascent area and offering an integrated range of services which include:Media planning and buying, Digital media, Mobile, Search, Performance marketing, Social media, Analytics and Insight, Sport, Entertainment & Cause, Multi-cultural, Content, Retail, Integrated Planning.

 

 

 

2002

We launched Global Ideas: our own internal awards competition which recognises and rewards the innovative, creative and brilliant campaigns that we create for our clients all

around the world. 

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