The winners of the second Transform Awards MENA 2015 were announced last night in a ceremony held at The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina. The awards were marked by a diverse group of winners that reflect the versatility of the region’s branding community and the recognition among business within the region of the importance of branding.
“All of the winners of the Transform Awards MENA deserve the recognition they received last night as they succeeded in a competitive, rigourously-judged field,” says Brittany Golob, Editor, Transform magazine. “We are proud to announce the winners of the second annual Transform Awards MENA and wish all of the successful brands our congratulations. It was a pleasure to see the dedication and level of work going into brand development and rebranding projects in the Middle East.”
The categories and winners of the Tranform Awards MENA 2015 included: Best Use of a Visual Property – Batelco and Unisono; Best Brand Architecture Solution – Enerya and Landor Associates; Best Use of Copy style / Tone of Voice – S’wich and Tonic International; Best Brand Experience – Etisalat and StartJG; Best Use of Packaging – Al Fakher and CBA; Best Internal Communications during a Brand Development Programme – APM Terminals Bahrain and Miracle; Best Implementation of a Brand Development Programme – Men’s handball and 28 Design Consultancy; Best Implementation of a Brand Development Project across Multiple Markets – Malabar Gold and Diamonds and Brand Union; Best Creative Strategy – King Abdullah Economic City and Turquoise Branding; Best Brand Evolution – Horizon & Co and Bellwether; Best Strategic/Creative Development of a New Brand – Hamad International Airport and StartJG; best brand Development Project to Reflect Changed Mission/Values/Positioning – GO Telecommunications and Bellwether; Best Brand Consolidation – AlYaum and Bellwether; Best Rebrand of a Digital Property – Careem and North 55; Best Visual Identity from a Charity, NGO or NFP – CDA (Community Development Authority), UAE and Tonic International; Best Visual identity from the Energy & Extractives Sector – Enerya and Landor Associates; Best Visual Identity from the Financial Services Sector – Aseer Investments and Bellwether; Best Visual Identity from the Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Sector – Fakih IVF and BrandAid; Best Visual Identity for the Industrial & Basic Materials Sector – King Abdullah Economic City and Turquoise Branding; Best Visual Identity from the Professional Services Sector – Horizon & Co and Bellwether; Best Visual Identity from the Public Sector – GCC-STAT and OHI Leo Burnett, Oman; Best Visual Identity from the Retail Sector – S’wich and Tonic International; Best Visual Identity from the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Sector – Batelco and Unisono; Best Visual Identity from the Travel & Leisure Sector – X Dubai & Start JG; Best Overall Visual Identity – Batelco and Unisono; Grand Prix – GO Telecommunications and Bellwether.
Alongside the awards, Transform MENA’s full day conference, The Transform Middle East Brand Summit, was attended by branding and communications professionals from the MENA region. The conference debated brand development, rebranding and brand positioning in the Middle East.