Two in a row for FEVE as Friends of Glass takes home another International & European Association Award

Tuesday 09 May, 2017

BRUSSELSFEVE, the European Container Glass Federation, and Weber Shandwick have won the 2017 International & European Association Award for Best Social Media Campaign – for the pan-European Friends of GlassEndless Lives of Glass’ campaign which ran in 11 countries last year.

This is the second year running that Friends of Glass has won this prize, having previously been awarded the same accolade for its ‘Taste of Europe’ campaign. Commenting on the award win, Michael Delle Selve, Senior Communications Manager at FEVE said: “We are delighted with this level of recognition for our Friends of Glass campaign. Winning this prize for a second year running is testament to the work our national and central teams do to drive awareness of the positive and sustainable benefits of glass packaging. Glass is endlessly recyclable, giving it endless lives – and who better to tell this story than the glass itself!”

Annick Boyen, CEO, Weber Shandwick Benelux said: “Winning a second International & European Association Award marks a significant achievement for the Friends of Glass campaign. As an agency, we are very honoured to have been part of this success story for over three years, and are proud to have assisted in delivering award-winning campaigns for FEVE.”

The Association Awards were established to recognise excellence in leadership, development and service within membership organisations. The jury includes influential association leaders, all focused on the continuous improvement of associations internationally and European-wide. The awards are organised by the Associations Network, the largest community of associations in Europe, which has been recognising and promoting excellence within its 15,000 members since 2006.

The fourth year of the Friends of Glass campaign, Endless Chorus, is now underway. This year’s efforts will highlight the environmental and sustainable benefits of glass packaging in a new and engaging way. More to follow soon! #chooseglass #endlesslivesofglass

For more information, please contact:

Christian Prior, Weber Shandwick Brussels, +322899013, cprior@webershandwick.com

OR Nora Lawton, nlawton@webershandwick.com

Michael Delle Selve, Senior Communications Manager, FEVE, m.delleselve@feve.org ,+32 (0)2 5360080

About Friends of Glass:

Friends of Glass is an influential European consumer forum that supports and promotes the right of consumers everywhere to choose food and drink products in glass packaging. It unites all those who believe glass is the clear choice for taste preservation, personal health and the environment. Friends of Glass was initiated in 2009 by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) in response to a pan-European survey, commissioned by FEVE in September 2008, in conjunction with the research agency, InSites; which found that 74% of European consumers prefer glass packaging for their food and drinks. Today, this figure has increased to 87%.

About FEVE:

FEVE, the European Container Glass Federation, is the association of European manufacturers of glass packaging containers and machine-made glass tableware. The federation represents the glass container industry at an international and European level, serving as a forum for examining common questions. FEVE maintains a dialogue with the European institutions and agencies on environmental, trade and other important issues relevant to the industry. The federation promotes glass packaging and glass recycling, complementing the activities of the glass industry at a national level.