• Transform magazine
  • October 21, 2017

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The categories

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CONTENT

BEST USE OF A VISUAL PROPERTY; PHOTOGRAPHY/ ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL

This award is for the best use of imagery: graphic, still, video or digital, during a rebrand or brand development project.

BEST BRAND ARCHITECTURE SOLUTION

This category rewards the most efficient corporate organisational strategies developed for a brand.

BEST USE OF COPY STYLE/TONE OF VOICE

This award is for the brand that best uses a verbal style to reflect its overall identity and to differentiate the brand from its competitors.

BEST BRAND EXPERIENCE

This award recognises excellence in the experiential aspects of a brand or rebrand. Developments to a physical space, online portal or other location that enhance the user’s experience of a brand will be accepted.

BEST USE OF PACKAGING

This award recognises the company that most effectively communicates a brand’s positioning, values and visual identity via product packaging. 

BEST WAYFINDING OR SIGNAGE 

This award honours branded signage and wayfinding systems that have been strategically developed to be effective and reflective of the brand’s values and overall visual identity.

BEST USE OF AUDIO BRANDING

This award recognises companies that have employed an innovative use of sound in the development of their brand.

BEST USE OF TYPOGRAPHY 

This award reflects the role that typography has played in a brand's journey. This could be where the typography is an actual component of a wordmark or where typography is used within the visual identity. Alternatively this award could be given when visual identity and typography have been strategically aligned through an organisation’s brand guidelines.

BEST PLACE OR NATION BRAND

This award recognises the brand journey made by a nation or a place. Entries could be from national, regional, city or district level.

PROCESS

BEST EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS DURING A BRAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

This award is for the best communication with external stakeholders throughout the process of progressing a brand or rebrand. Companies that recognise change requires measured communication with all stakeholders, on different schedules and with different levels of reserve.

BEST INTERNAL COMMUNICATION DURING BRAND DEVELOPMENT

This award recognises it’s crucial for a company to get its internal audience on board with any brand transformations. The employees should all be engaged and informed about change in a company’s positioning or message to ensure that the changes takes place on every level of the company.

BEST IMPLEMENTATION OF BRAND DEVELOPMENT

This award is for the best execution of developments to or rebrand of your organisation. The coordinated rollout of a change helps to ensure a new identity has maximum impact for your brand.

BEST IMPLEMENTATION OF A BRAND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ACROSS MULTIPLE MARKETS

This award is for brand development campaigns or rebrands that have been rolled out across multiple national markets to ensure that brand identity works across different languages and cultures.

STRATEGY

BEST CREATIVE STRATEGY

This award is for the best creative, thought-out, aligned strategy behind repositioning a brand.

BEST BRAND EVOLUTION

This award is for the brand that best moves its identity into the future while maintaining links with the past and evolving in a clear and creative way.

BEST STRATEGIC/CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW BRAND

This award is for the company that has adopted a strategic or creative approach when developing its new brand.

BEST NAMING STRATEGY

This award honours innovation in naming. It is for the most appropriate new name for a new brand, rebrand or brand extension or where an organisation can demonstrate a clear and well thought through naming strategy.

TYPE

BEST CORPORATE REBRAND FOLLOWING A MERGER OR ACQUISITION

This award is for the best rebrand of an organisation following a merger with another company or the incorporation of another company into the original brand.

BEST BRAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT TO REFLECT CHANGED MISSION/ VALUES/POSITIONING

This award is for the best repositioning of an organisation to reflect a new approach to its business.

BEST BRAND CONSOLIDATION

This award is for the most effective alignment of individually branded elements and sub-brands of an organisation.

BEST REBRAND OF A DIGITAL PROPERTY

This award is for the best rebrand across the digital and online assets of an organisation, including its websites and apps.

SECTOR

BEST VISUAL IDENTITY FROM:

This award is for the best identity developed and used by a brand, including all visual aspects of a rebrand from logo to typeface in the brand’s sector.

  • a charity/NGO non-profit
  • education
  • energy and extractives
  • financial services
  • healthcare and pharmaceuticals
  • industrial and basic materials
  • professional services
  • property
  • public
  • retail
  • technology, media and telecommunications
  • travel and tourism
BEST OVERALL VISUAL IDENTITY

This award is for the best overall identity developed and used by a brand, including all visual aspects of a rebrand from logo to typeface. You cannot enter this directly, all visual identity entries across different sectors will be automatically put forward for this award.

GRAND PRIX FOR EXCELLENCE IN REBRANDING

This award is for overall excellence in rebranding. You cannot enter this directly, all entries will be automatically put forward for this award.

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