A selection of Upstream awards and client testimonials


Upstream shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 AfricaCom Awards, in the “Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience” category,for its carrier-grade platform Secure-D.


Silver winner of the “Best International Campaign” award, in the “Growth & Innovation in Performance Marketing” category, at the Peak Performance Marketing Awards 2017.


Bronze winner of the “Best Affiliate CPA Campaign” award, in the “Best Campaigns in Performance Marketing” category, at the Peak Performance Marketing Awards 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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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’.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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