Upstream

A selection of Upstream awards and client testimonials

2017

Upstream named a Ruban d’Honneur recipient, in the 2016/17 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM. Recognised for its strong growth and operating excellence, Upstream has been selected as one of 10 finalists, across Europe, in “The ELITE for Growth Strategy of the Year” category.


2016

Upstream shortlisted for the prestigious AfricaCom Awards 2016, in the “Best Marketing Campaign” category, for its interactive mobile marketing campaign “Cash Quest”, carried out in partnership with a leading mobile operator in Africa.

2016

Upstream has been named “National Champion” at the 2016/17 European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, which recognise Europe’s most innovative businesses by promoting success, innovation and ethics in the continent’s business community.

2016

Our Mobile Language Learning service nominated to win the “Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets” award at the 2016 Global Mobile Awards by the GSMA


2015

Upstream won GSMA’s first ever Green Stand Award for its efforts to limit its carbon footprint at Mobile World Congress 2015


2014

Nomination of our Megabolada promotion for a “Mobile Sales Promotion” Marketing On Mobile Award (MOMA).

2014

Marco Veremis, Upstream CEO, won the “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year” 2013 award.


2013

Winner of the “Most Effective Sales Promotion / Direct Response Campaign” Award at the Effective Mobile Marketing Awards (EMMAs) from Mobile Marketing magazine, for the MEGABOLADA 2012 Campaign, Brazil.


2012

Nomination of our “Changing Digital Advertising Attitudes” campaign for a B2B Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) Award.


2011

Upsream won a “Media Momentum 2011” award as one of the top 25 Europe’s fastest growing larger digital media companies.

2011

Upstream’s campaign with Saudi Telecom won a ‘Highly Commended’ at the Mobile Marketing Magazine Effectiveness Awards in the category of ‘Most Effective Campaign from a Mobile Operator’.

2011

Winner of ‘Best Promotion in the Latin American Region’ for Upstream’s work with TIM Brasil awarded from the prestigious Mobile Marketing Association (MMA).


2010

Included in the 2010 Red Herring Europe Top 100 list. The prestigious Red Herring Top 100 recognizes private, cutting‑edge companies and technologies across the globe positioned to grow at an explosive rate.

2010

Winner of the “Most Effective Sales Promotion / Direct Response Campaign Award”at the first-ever Effective Mobile Marketing Awards (EMMAs) from Mobile Marketing magazine, for the MTN 2010 FIFA World Cup Campaign, West Africa.


2009

Winner of the Gold Award for “Best use of mobile in driving new revenue and sales”at Visiongain’s Mobile Advertising and Marketing Awards & Conference 2009 in London, for the mobile promotion launched by the Telefonica-O2 brand in Czech Republic.


2008

Winner of the Kouros “International Economic Field Award” at the Greek Entrepreneurship Club.


2007

Winner of the prestigious Grand Ermis advertising award for the “Best Direct Marketing Campaign” for the Soundwave promotion for Coca‑Cola.

We were amazed at how effortlessly Upstream grasped the needs and preferences of our subscriber base and formulated a customised promotion strategy.

Harriet Muchu, Chief Marketing Officer
MTN Benin

Upstream’s professionalism, experience and sensitivity to our needs are the reasons why we turn to them to help drive our customer initiatives and new campaigns.

Flavio Henrique Ferreira, VAS Manager
TIM Brazil

Upstream undertook all the key deliverables in the project. I can recommend Upstream as partner of choice to anyone looking to run a similar activity.

Matts Johansen, Chief Marketing Officer
O2 Czech Republic

The campaign was a great commercial success. The concept, the commercials and the creativity of it all has left a tremendous impact on the people and the brand.

Roberto Larocca, Consumer Division Director
Vodafone Italy

Our experience of working with Upstream has been extremely positive and we unreservedly recommend them as partner.

Andre Stanescu, Senior Director Marketing
Vodafone Romania