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M&C Saatchi Mobile wraps the year up with another big win – iMedia’s Best Agency for mobile

The most recent iMedia award, which was announced last week, rounds off one of the best years that M&C Saatchi Mobile has seen since its launch in 2006 when it was founded as one of the first dedicated mobile agencies in the UK.

‘There’s no question that mobile is a critically important part of marketing today, but while some agencies are late arrivals in the space, clients turn to M&C Saatchi because they’ve been a mobile specialist since 2006. That’s one year before Apple debuted the first iPhone, for those who are keeping track.’

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M&C Saatchi Mobile wins The Drum’s Mobile Agency of the Year

In December M&C Saatchi Mobile achieved recognition in both effectiveness and creativity for its world-class mobile marketing campaigns and was crowned The Drum’s Mobile Agency of the Year.

Throughout 2014, the agency has been awarded a raft of prestigious accolades including its founder and global CEO James Hilton being crowned in The Drum’s Mobile Top 50, as the most influential man in mobile.

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M&C Saatchi Mobile’s global CEO, James Hilton, tops The Drum’s Mobile Top 50

M&C Saatchi Mobile’s global CEO, James Hilton, has topped this year’s The Drum Mobile Top 50 list, with OMD UK’s head of mobile Milton Elias finishing in second place.

The list of 50 mobile professionals in the UK, was compiled after a shortlist of 100 nominated individuals was put to an online public vote to choose the most influential people working within mobile.

Hilton was named as this year’s top choice, with Elias coming in second and Alex Newman, Omnicom’s managing director of mobile, finishing in third place.

“In 2005 I realised that mobile was going to be the next digital channel and I firmly believed it would rapidly become an integral part of the marketing mix,” explained Hilton. “When I launched the company, I was keen not to raise capital as I believed investors would distract me away from my vision. The industry was full of doubters and client budgets were non-existent, and to top it all off we were the first mobile marketing agency to launch in the UK – which certainly made the challenge even greater.”

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