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When it comes to helping you position your entry to win, nobody is better qualified than your new ECHO Concierge, Matt Sullivan.

Matt has been helming awards competitions for DMA, Mobile Marketing and others around the world for over 15 years. As a marketer, publisher and consultant – Matt understands the challenges of entering and winning awards from multiple perspectives. A talented communicator with good commercial and organizational skills, Matt has an exceptional ability to help guide marketers and agencies through the award submission process. Don’t take our word for it, take Matt up on it. His services are complimentary to DMA members.

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What Others are Saying

“Matt has made an outstanding contribution to the modernisation of the DMA’s. He led the development of our bespoke technology solution which is now used to run award shows around the world, he has helped drive record numbers of entries and contributed to running a best of breed show on the night. Matt’s infectious enthusiasm has helped DMA secure top quality speaker to other events in addition to his great work on the awards”

– Chris Combermale, Executive Director, Direct Marketing Association

“I’ve worked with Matt for the last few years which has been an absolute pleasure. Matt went above and beyond in managing OgilvyOne’s entries into the DMA’s. Matt is extremely professional and continuously exceeds our expectations when working with him. To know Matt was managing our entries gave us the greatest confidence knowing he would ensure support materials or case study videos were processed correctly.”

– Benita Goder Dent, Awards Manager, OgilvyOne

“Aside from being terribly charming (always a great quality) Matt is rather good at what he does. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him on the DMA awards and was impressed with his knowledge of the agency landscape and how he builds relationships with key personnel to grow the number of entries year on year. Matt also launched a new digital judging platform, basing this on his experience and the experience of judges. The result was an effortless entry process and an awards show that was a breeze to judge.”

– Nicky Bullard, Executive Creative Director, LIDA

“Matt’s professional approach, sociable outgoing nature, attention to detail and speed of response to request are second to none. Matt is a problem solver and a “doer”, he does what he says he is going to do and then some. He is a pleasure to work with and I do not hesitate in recommending him”

– Lucy Stafford, Executive Director, Jacob Bailey
Non-Executive Director, Medialab

“When it comes to award shows Matt is the man to have organising it. Unflappable, knowledgeable and flexible are three things that come to mind when referring to Matt. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Matt for the last three years at two different agencies and in that time he has modernised and streamlined the entry process. All whilst ensuring the integrity of the awards wasn’t compromised but at the same time getting the best out of the agencies, whilst understanding how they and their clients have to work. No mean feat when you’re running one of the most prestigious award shows in the UK.”

– Will Rolt, New business Director, Wunderman

“Matt was a tremendous help to me as a first timer entering the DMA’s last year. Nothing was too difficult an ask and he made the whole process very easy, even when I was pushing deadlines and asking awkward questions! I’d highly recommend working with him and hope that I get the chance to do so again in future.”

– Jenny Prout, PR and Marketing Manager, Proximity London

“I’ve worked with Matt for two years as part of the DMA awards group and also previously seen his work from the agency side as he came to promote the awards to my teams. I’ve always found Matt to be an enthusiastic ambassador of the awards who drives change, is persuasive and takes ownership to make things happen. He’s been an asset to the team in his role”.

– Matthew Conner, Managing Partner, MRM Meteorite

“Matt Sullivan was professional, detail-oriented and made our international event a tremendous success. His unique skill-sets, commitment to excellence and agreeable personality made him an absolute pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering working with him.”

– Chris Kerston, Director of Marketing and Communications, Savory Institute

“Matt has been a great contact at the DMA Awards for us. He really understands the needs of agencies and how to help us get through the entry process. He is always on hand to offer guidance and goes over and above, including visiting our office and giving a really thorough presentation with Q&A.”

– Claire Billings, Head of Marketing and Communications, RAPP

“Working with Matt on the DMA awards was extremely insightful and very helpful in shaping our submission. He gave a clear and concise feedback with brilliant a understanding in what was needed for the DMA awards.”

– Alex Newland, Founder, VisualVoice Global

“Matt was a great support for TMW Unlimited throughout the DMA Award entries process and went above and beyond; from meeting with the team to discuss potential entries to answering any questions as well as giving tips on how to craft a great entry. It all led to us having our most successful year at the DMA Awards winning 6 awards: three golds and a silver as well as two bronzes in categories we’d never won before. An astounding success rate thanks to Matt’s guidance.”

– Hema Chauhan, Marketing Manager, TMW Unlimited

“I had the pleasure of meeting Matt Sullivan following a very successful event of which he had played an important roll in planning. Upon our first meeting I found Matt to be extremely knowledgeable, professional and likable. Due to his expertise, we quickly engaged in a contract and have been making great progress with his excellent support. We look forward to his continued involvement and assistance. Matt will be travelling to the United States to train our Board of Governors and to visit and assist at several important agencies. We have the utmost confidence in Matt’s ability to represent this interest and goals of our organization. His response time and attention to detail is superior. I strongly recommend Matt to any project and would be happy to serve as a referral if you wish to contact me”.

– Tana Stellato, President, Stellato Meeting Solutions, LLC
DMA International ECHO™ Awards, Project Lead

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