Project 100 Communications
'Specialising in the business of international motor racing and adventure sport'
Who we are:
At Project 100 Communications Ltd (est. 1990) we are a sports marketing agency specialising in international motor racing and adventure sport.
Our mission has always been to be a portal to the world of challenge and adventure – to communicate, entertain, motivate and inspire – and in so doing to generate exceptional value for our clients.
Our business originated with motorsport sponsorship: securing funding for drivers and teams, designing and executing integrated communications and promotional programmes for sponsors. As that business developed, the brief quickly expanded to include further services, including driver placement and personal management, event hospitality, accommodation and logistics, incentive, participation and destination travel events.
Over the years one particular area of key expertise has emerged – and we have built a reputation as the ‘go-to’ people for the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours – the world’s greatest race for GT and prototype sportscars – as well as its offshoot, Le Mans Classic, and the regional and global sportscar series that underpin it.
What we do:
- Source and manage successful sponsorships for individual sportspersons, teams and corporate clients – at the race track, on the ocean and in the air
- Design and execute effective support programmes – to drive and maximise sponsorship investment to create extraordinary communications impact
- Build upon the powerful image of sport to design and implement dynamic corporate promotional activities, meetings and events
- Create ‘once in a lifetime’ participation events that provide unique experiences
- All the while exceeding clients’ expectations
Key Business Areas
At Project 100 we have played many roles at Le Mans 24 Hours and Le Mans Classic since 1991 – including driver and sponsor placement, accommodation, PR, media and on-track promotion, as well as full team event entry.
A constant feature has been our supply of full-service VIP programmes for teams, sponsors and guests.
We now offer the fruits of this experience – with long weekend VIP guest programmes, including ‘backstage’ garage tours plus Le Mans centre, Normandy and Loire valley activities.
Supplying Le Mans event accommodation to teams, drivers, sponsors and enthusiast groups for over two decades, we have built an exceptional local network of quality hotel room, B&B, ‘auberge’ and private home rental contacts.
Each property is personally inspected (and the owner briefed) to ensure it meets our – and our clients’ – expectations.
And we have Project 100 staff based in the area throughout the event to deal immediately with any issues – and ensure a comfortable, efficient stay.
Whether a client seeks a unique day out, team-building event, sales / marketing meeting or incentive trip abroad, we have the background and experience to create a great programme.
In additional to corporate projects, we develop and execute customised travel and participation events for private individuals and groups.
Our philosophy: life is the sum of experiences. Our objective in developing every event is to create special experiences and lasting memories – the stuff of dreams.
Our Project 100 team combines backgrounds in international marketing, advertising, promotions, media sales and major sports management.
Through the years we have developed and executed successful sponsorship and marketing strategies across a wide variety of motor racing and adventure sport projects.
Our experience includes work on all facets: for events / rights holders, for participating teams / individual sportsmen & sportswomen – and for sponsors.
Some Projects Over The Years
Financial Times Le Mans 24H '91
In our first commercial venture at Le Mans we pushed the ‘contra media’ sponsorship concept to new heights with the FT title-liveried Spice, along with driver placement, sponsorship sales and team consulting.
Hawaiian Tropic Le Mans '92 - '08
Hawaiian Tropic chose us for 17 consecutive years to manage their famous sponsorship / on-track promotion, this collaboration resulting in terrific media coverage – and teams fighting over HT’s sponsorship.
Gulf Porsche K8 Le Mans 24H '94
Project 100 convinced Gulf to exploit their own history and return to Le Mans in support of their upcoming UK re-launch. Our project from start to finish, providing a front-row start and 6th overall – with exceptional exposure and brand support.
STP Porsche at Le Mans 24H '96
We brought ‘America’s favourite sponsor’ to the Le Mans 24 Hours for its first visit in a title role – with promotional support, project design, on-site VIP guest support and driver placement. With lots of ‘Petty blue’.
For PlayStation’s global Gran Tourismo launch, Le Mans was a natural backdrop – and Project 100 was the natural partner. Strong branding, a photo call at Sony’s Paris HQ, Le Mans VIP guests – and much more.
The world’s biggest and fastest ocean sailboat deserved a big sponsor. PlayStation’s multi-year programme was hugely successful at every sport and media level – from TV and print to early on-line PR and media management.
Bud Light Spirit of Freedom '02
The First Solo Round the World Balloon Flight – from sponsorship development to the halls of the Smithsonian. Project design, commercial direction and on-site PR liaison for Steve Fossett and Anheuser-Busch.
The Toyota Trophy was a separate class in the 2002 Dakar Rally; long-time Project 100 driver client Carl Rosenblad took a break from sportscars to meet the off-road challenge. Placement, PR, sponsorship.
The legendary 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps is the world’s top GT-only race – and a favourite among our endurance driver clients. Our team and local networks plus company experience at Spa are only rivaled by Le Mans.
Steve Fossett and Einar Enevoldson’s World Glider Altitude Record was achieved and Project 100 sourced sponsors Michelob Ultra and PlayStation 2 gained publicity in multiples from their investment.
Project 100 successfully designed and supplied overall event PR and team media management for title sponsor Scott Dunn Travel for the well-covered amateur team race to the magnetic North Pole.
Steve Fossett’s First Solo Round the World Non-Stop Airplane was hugely successful at every level. We managed all of Steve’s sponsorships (including with NASA!) plus his personal PR and media programmes.
Steve Fossett’s Absolute Land Speed Record project was only weeks from its initial tests when the famed record-setter died in an aircraft accident. Project 100 was in charge of sponsorship, media and project coordination.
How To Reach Us
10-12 Dolphin Mews
Holywell Hill, St Albans
Hertfordshire AL1 1EX
+44 1727 836 238
After taking his masters degree in international marketing Project 100’s MD, Texas-born Stuart Radnofsky worked at executive level in international brand marketing, promotions and general management with major global manufacturers Schering-Plough (Maybelline, Coppertone, Dr Scholl’s), Atari Computer hardware and software and Polaroid cameras and sunglasses.
He left Polaroid (as European Manager, Sunglass Operations) to become Marketing Director at Benetton Formula One Racing Team in the late 1980’s before founding Project 100 Communications in 1990.
John Harwood Bee
A career marketing man, John Harwood Bee directed marketing operations for several top UK advertising agencies. Leaving Freeman Advertising in 1976 as MD, he formed the company which has become the Figment Group Limited.
Chairman of Project 100 Communications Ltd, and a director of five companies, all of which operate in marketing, advertising and promotion, John Bee’s client list has included many household names, including Rothmans, BP, Shell, EMI, Warner Brothers,Eidos, Atari, Infogrames and Glaxo.
Director of Operations
Christopher left his native Sweden in 1994 to pursue his degree, at which time he got deeply involved in sports marketing. He was working as a consultant with Project 100 as well as developing his own projects.
After 6 years working for PR Newswire in New York as a sales manager, Christopher returned to Europe in 2004. Since then he has successfully developed commercial projects and companies in a variety of sectors and countries. In 2012 Christopher returned to the UK and today works closely with Project 100 in both strategic and operational capacities.
After taking her degree in Leisure Management, Kate Dalton pursued a career in the Sports Marketing World at IMG where she was Assistant PA to Mark H McCormack. She then moved into the Golf Events Team as Golf Client Co-ordinator where she was responsible for various Professional and Challenge Tour golfers.
Prior to IMG Kate did some contract work for The Football Association working in the Youth Teams division.
At Project 100 Kate’s many responsibilities include management of our catalogue of properties in France, sales and keeping our operation running smoothly.
Manager – Motorsport Projects
Having watched her father (ex Williams, Benetton and Lotus team manager Peter Collins) in Formula One as well as working alongside him at karting races and later F3000 races across Europe, Samantha has a keen enthusiasm for motorsport and discovering new talent.
More recently Samantha has also worked in PR, driver development in junior single seater categories around the world and social media exploitation as well as Project 100 driver and event management. Her intimate knowledge of motorsport and extensive network give her a unique perspective, helping her in her role at Project 100.
Bizkit was forced to join Project 100 by her owner Samantha. Although initially a bit of a handful in the St Albans office, Bizkit has settled in well and is looking forward to receiving her Project 100 sweater so she can represent the team officially. #BizkitTheFrenchie