The Stuttgart German Masters media team has been awarded the inaugural Best Press Office award for its outstanding contribution to the Rolex FEI World CupÃ¢â??Â¢ Western European League 2010/2011.
Over 200 journalists and photographers covering the 12 Western European League qualifiers of the Rolex FEI World CupÃ¢â??Â¢ 2010/2011 season cast their votes for the press office that has demonstrated exemplary communication skills, high quality on-site and online media services and ability to supply information swiftly.
The Best Press Office award was introduced at the start of the Rolex FEI World CupÃ¢â??Â¢ 2010/2011 season to celebrate the hard work of the event organising teams.
JÃ?Â¶rg Klopfer, press officer of the Stuttgart German Masters team, was presented with the award at a Rolex Media Reception in the Leipzig Press Club during the FEI World CupÃ¢â??Â¢ Finals in Leipzig (GER). JÃ?Â¶rg Klopfer is a former journalist and a previous award winner for services to the press. He was press chief at the 1993 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Stuttgart, which was covered by over 3,000 journalists and the Stuttgart team won the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS) award for best press centre.
Jean-NoÃ?Â«l Bioul, Head of International Sponsorship at Rolex commented, “On behalf of Rolex and our Equestrian team, I congratulate the German Stuttgart Masters press office for their great efforts in growing the popularity of this sport which we all love. We enjoy working with all the press teams on the Rolex FEI World Cup Western League, and thank them for their continued dedication and professionalism, now and in the future.”
“The Stuttgart German Masters press office has worked with the passion and dedication that is synonymous with the Rolex FEI World CupÃ¢â??Â¢ series,” said FEI Director of Press Relations, Grania Willis.
“Press offices have a vital role to play and are fundamental to the success of our events. True to form, all of the press offices supporting us during the 2010/2011 season have received extremely positive feedback from journalists and photographers, but it was Stuttgart that came out as the clear winner.”
JÃ?Â¶rg Klopfer (GER), press officer of the Stuttgart Masters team, presented with “Best Press Office” award for the Rolex FEI World CupÃ¢â??Â¢ Western European League 2010/2011 Ã?Â© Kit Houghton/FEI