Praise

Our projects have won three Hollis Awards for the Best Use of Sponsorship/PR UK Sponsorship Award for Sports Sponsorship at Grassroots. As a team, we are dedicated to producing exceptional results for our clients; we are passionate about bringing sporting properties alive, whilst also communicating the core values and messaging of the rights holders. Don't just believe us, hear from some of our clients.


"They are not a typical agency – they continue to exceed expectations – that is why we have worked with them for over nine years."
Nick Connor: Managing Director, Volvo Car UK


"Into the Blue are friendly, proactive and professional. Plus,they get what the national media want from a story, which is critical. It has been a pleasure working with them over the years."
Tom Cary: The Telegraph


“Into the Blue rebranded the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. The race had an established heritage but it needed a refresh to reach a new audience and increase entrants. The ‘Race for All’ strapline, marketing materials, communications and marketing campaigns designed delivered great impact. Not only did the race get the rebrand it greatly needed, Into the Blue also delivered an amazing communications and digital campaign. As a result this saw ‘Race for All’ trending on Twitter for two years running up against other major sporting and cultural events, which was fantastic for our brand awareness.”
Hetty Sowerby. Head of Sponsorship and Events, J.P. Morgan Asset Management.


“Into the Blue know their sport inside out and also really understand what works on TV and what elements are needed to make a sports feature. I have been able to do many features on Breakfast over the last ten years, because of their meticulous planning and amazing contacts within the sporting world. Plus they are really great fun and brilliant to work with when it comes to filming.”
Mike Bushell, BBC Breakfast presenter


"Gail and the team at Into the Blue have worked with us for years. They know how to organise a great event like no other agency we work with. We love working with them."
Karin BÄcklund: Commercial Director, Volvo Ocean Race


"I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work and expertise over the last couple of days at both Thursday’s AC45 sailing day and Round the Island Race. You all worked incredibly hard in the lead up to the events and during the weekend, and we would not be seeing the spectacular results that we are without the parts you all played."
Hetty Sowerby: Head of Sponsorship, JP Morgan Asset Management


“Into the Blue have quickly shown Spinlock the benefits of working with a specialist PR agency. We enjoy PR and its rewards and have managed it well internally for a long time, but Into the Blue have demonstrated some of the PR opportunities we always wanted are available when presented by a specialist PR firm.”
James Hall: Marketing Manager, Spinlock


"The Island Sailing Club was absolutely amazed and thrilled at the plans that Into the Blue put together for the 80th anniversary of the first Round the Island Race. The exhibition, giving interesting details and photographs from throughout the Race history, the booklet and press conference with luncheon all served to give competitors, spectators and the press a flavour of the Race since 1931. The end result met and went beyond all our expectations."
Lea Bennett, ISC: Organisers of the Round The Island Race


"I just wanted to thank you so much for a fantastic weekend in Weymouth. What could top that atmosphere, that weather and two Olympic golds!"
Karin BÄcklund: Commercial Director, Volvo Ocean Race


"Into the Blue created, introduced and implemented a successful campaign during 2013 in association with the Round the Island Race. Not only did we reach our target of £3000, but this was reached prior to the race, showing the success of the initiative. We look forward to continuing and developing the campaign with them."
Frank Fletcher: CEO, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust


"Thank you so much for your support over Cowes Week. You did an immense job and created a great whirl of opportunities for us."
Richard Thornton: CEO, UKSA


"The team did a great job planning and executing the activities surrounding the Olympic sailing event. A terrific example of maximising every bit of return possible from your investment in the UK sailing team."
Doug Speck: Senior Vice President Marketing Sales and Customer Service, Volvo


"A massive thank you for all your work, it has been a pleasure working with you. What a great team you are! Please extend my warmest wishes to all your colleagues who helped with the smooth running of an absolutely amazing day."
Judith Simo: Lister Family PA, Noel Lister Memorial Event


"Thank you for all of your support, you have made a huge and very important impact."
Simon Davies: Head of Fundraising, UKSA


"Into the Blue have done a fantastic job in helping to create Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR). They masterminded and managed the BAR launch in January 2012 and then secured sponsorship that enabled the team to compete in the 2012/2013 America’s Cup World Series. The team have unparalleled knowledge of the industry and experience in running events. They showed great flexibility and professionalism, as well as bringing a huge amount of energy and enthusiasm."
Sir Ben Ainslie


"We chose Into the Blue to run the communications for a new cycling fund raising event, the Silverstone Time Trial Challenge. Through focusing on a social media campaign and utilising traditional marketing and PR channels, Into the Blue delivered excellent awareness across the cycling, fitness and regional markets. They provided strategic guidance and effective implementation to ensure Operation Smile UK attracted hundreds of cyclists to the inaugural event. The funds raised by the event will transform the lives of hundreds of children with cleft conditions in the developing world. The team always went the extra mile and were true partners in delivering the communications both pre and post event. We would have no hesitation in recommending Into the Blue and look forward to working with them again."
Karen Jaques: Silverstone Time Trial, CEO, Operation Smile


"I simply don’t have the words to adequately share how grateful I am to you all for all your efforts with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust promotion. This is by far the most powerful piece of film ever produced about the Trust – it is going to make such a difference to our fundraising."
Frank Fletcher: CEO, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust


"Into the Blue are a truly amazing team - they work beyond anything I have ever experienced from a marketing / events agency. I would highly recommend them to anyone."
Dan Charlish, Virgin Kitesurf Armada Director