DARIEN, Conn., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcone Marketing Group, with offices in Darien, CT, Irvine, CA and San Francisco, CA, has been named 2010 Agency of the Year by PROMO, the most comprehensive web site for the Promotional Marketing industry. "Each year PROMO evaluates the Promotional Marketing agency landscape and selects one agency as Agency of the Year as the feature of their annual PROMO 100 industry review and this year we're thrilled to enjoy this honor," commented Bill Hahn, Alcone CEO & President.
"Alcone Marketing Group has an innovative business model, a tremendous work ethic and a personal connection with its clients that is unique within the industry, all components that contributed to continued growth for the agency during a very difficult economic climate," noted Patty Odell, executive editor for PROMO.
The 2010 Agency of the Year designation is the latest recognition awarded to Alcone. Earlier this year Alcone received Gold and Bronze Reggie awards from the Promotion Marketing Association (PMA), a Gold PROMO Interactive Award for "Best Internet-Based Loyalty Marketing" program and over 15 other awards from national and regional industry groups and associations.
Alcone provides a unique set of Promotional Marketing services including Consumer & Retail Promotion, Shopper Marketing, Digital/New Media, Fulfillment and Promotional Merchandise to leading marketers including Unilever, California Lottery, LG, Sun Products, Nestle, Pernod-Ricard USA, Bayer, mike's hard lemonade, Cadbury, Mercedes-Benz, Philips, Hasbro, VISA and others.
ABOUT ALCONE MARKETING GROUP
Alcone Marketing Group (www.alconemarketing.com) is a leading Integrated Marketing agency specializing in Consumer Activation™ services, with offices in Irvine, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Darien, CT. Alcone is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC).
ABOUT OMNICOM GROUP
Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to more than 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.
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SOURCE Alcone Marketing Group