UK – On September 20, 2013 the celebratory lunch for the COGS Awards 2013 took place at the Vinopolis in London. The COGS Awards scheme was established in 2010 by the Institute of Promotional Marketing, a UK trade association which represents brand owners, agencies and service providers which use or create promotional marketing. Trophies are not given out based on individual campaigns but on overall level of professionalism, service quality, innovation and commitment demonstrated by the companies and individuals nominated. According to official sources, nearly 200 guests gathered to celebrate and congratulate the winners of the two special awards, the Company of the Year and the Individual of the Year, and 19 separate industry categories – including the category “Promotional Merchandise”, where ADM was awarded Winner and Willsmer Wagg was awarded Runner Up.
A full list of the 2013 winners can be found at: