Partnership between Hilton Worldwide and Special Olympics in Athens

Communication Effect, Edelman’s exclusive affiliate for Greece and Cyprus, supported the Hilton Worldwide event where the company announced that is the official hotel sponsor of the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011 in Athens.

The event took place on Friday, June the 24th, a day before the opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011, at Hilton Hotel in Athens. Hilton Worldwide’s President, Mr. Paul Brown and the two-time Olympic medalist, Michelle Kwan were the guests who formally announced the partnership. Hilton’s and Special Olympics’ representatives, athletes and media from all around the world also attended the event. Interviews with athletes and Hilton Worldwide’s representatives followed the announcement and the event closed with a Satellite Media Tour with the two-time Olympic medalist, Michelle Kwan. During the event, the photography exhibition “Celebrating Special Olympic” of the noted photographer Richard Corman was showed for the first time. People’s interest as well as their willing for participation passed the positive message of this “special” institution.

Communication Effect provided Press Office and Media Relations services, while it communicated the announcement in real time through satellite and social media as well.

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