Volvo Eco Challenge was originally set up to help sailing clubs become more environmentally friendly and to help them meet required legislation.
Into the Blue have developed and managed the scheme since it started in 2008 and have worked alongside environmental consultants to provide targeted PR to inform sports clubs of the scheme, offer environmental advice on projects and to promote the scheme which reflects Volvo’s environmental credentials.
Television personality Chris Packham was an Ambassador for the Volvo Eco Challenge which presented annual awards totalling £20,000 to sports clubs for projects carried out by young people who are aged between 8 -16. In 2010 Into the Blue introduced National Geographic Kids Magazine as the official media partner of the Volvo Eco Challenge. The scheme was initially supported by the Royal Yachting Association, since then Into the Blue have further introduced the support of National Sports bodies the England and Wales Cricket Board, the English Golf Union and the Scottish Golf Environment Group.
Into the Blue design and manage Volvo Car UK’s activation of its sponsorship of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.MORE
As part of Volvo Car UK’s continued sponsorship of the British Sailing Team, Into the Blue managed the organization of two Volvo Pride Days for the Podium and Potential Podium squad members.MORE
Ahead of summer 2012, Into the Blue developed the ‘Sail for Gold’ game for Volvo along with the RYA.MORE
In the lead up to London 2012, Volvo Car UK launched the ultimate tool to become an armchair sailing expert – an ‘app’ available for download from the apple store.MORE
2013 saw three of sailing’s most talented, competitive, fun personalities, together with a kitesurfing world record breaker, put their speed to the test and raced head to head in the first ever ‘Volvo Sailing Speed Challenge’, a never-before-seen charity showdown held in the Solent during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.MORE
Into the Blue were appointed by Volvo Ocean Race in 2013 to provide consultancy.MORE
Volvo Car UK is the Official Car Partner of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.MORE
Volvo Car UK has been a key sponsor of British sailing since 1999, supporting everything from youth development at grass roots through to Britain’s top sailors at the pinnacle of the sport.MORE
Into the blue hosted a day of Corporate Hospitality for Volvo Car UK during Cowes Week, to which they are the Official Car Supplier.MORE
Volvo Car UK are the Official Car Partner to Festival No. 6 in Portmeirion, North Wales.MORE
Into the Blue have managed Volvo Car UK’s sponsorship of the International Optimist Class Association in the UK for over eight years.MORE
Into the Blue activated Volvo Car UK’s partnership with the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada, including media and social media content, as well as brand and product presentation integral to the event.MORE
Into the Blue activated Volvo Car UK’s Official Car Partner sponsorship of the RS Class Association, to celebrate twenty years of RS Sailing at the Volvo RS End of Season Championships in November 2014.MORE