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IRELAND – Verve winner at prestigious Special Event Gala Awards

The Live Agency has scooped a prestigious accolade at the glamorous Special Event Gala Awards in California – dubbed The Oscars of the Event World.

verveThe high-profile Event and Brand Activation outfit, with offices in Dublin and London, landed the Best Corporate Event Globally gong for their outstanding work on Grand Hotel Google.

Inspired by the 1930s party theme in Wes Anderson’s film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, the event was managed in its entirety, from creative concept design to event execution, by Verve, The Live Agency. The event was attended by more than 4,500 Google staff at the RDS Stadium, Dublin.

Featuring international finalists from 9 countries, the Special Event Gala Awards ceremony was hosted in Long Beach, California.

“We are very proud to win the Award; ‘Best Corporate Event Globally’,” said Ronan Traynor, Founder of Verve. “We would like to thank the event team from Google, a longstanding client, who worked very closely with us to deliver Grand Hotel Google. The level of detail, design and guest experience was pretty special. Winning this Award demonstrates the depth of creativity and production expertise we have at Verve.

Verve, The Live Agency, has seen rapid growth recently.  Having opened an office in London two years ago, it has since made several high-profile appointments to strengthen its UK team further.

The London operation is headed up by Olivia Collier, managing a number of accounts including the Guinness GB rugby sponsorship portfolio.  Collier, a Sponsorship and Events specialist, has held senior positions at agencies including Synergy, brandRapport and Weber Shandwick, bringing a huge amount of expertise to Verve London.

Sam Scott has also joined Verve London as Account Manager working on Guinness Rugby activation.  Scott previously held positions at Synergy and IMG.