ADOTAS — Epic Advertising was named as one of the most effective rebrands in the fifth annual ReBrand 100 Global Awards.
ReBrand 100 is the highest recognition for brand rebuilding and redesign in the business arena, and is the only global, juried program of its kind. Epic Advertising’s rebranding encompassed an entire corporate website redesign which included added functionality, better messaging and use of technology and expansion of pertinent information. The rebranding occurred on the heels of the company’s office renovation in New York City, which was completed in early 2008.
“I am thrilled for our company in receiving this well-deserved honor,” Michael Sprouse, Chief Marketing Officer for Epic Advertising, said in a statement. “When we re-branded the company and embarked on development of our corporate web presence, we had the singular goal of making the site itself the best, most informative, sleekest, easy-to-navigate B2B site in the industry. To have our names alongside some of the world’s most respected brands speaks volumes about the job we did in achieving our goal.”
In addition to specific review guidelines, strong consideration was given to execution and strategies that made an emotional connection, and met the stated objectives and needs of the identified target market. In true democratic fashion, a one-person entity had as much opportunity to be selected as did global organizations, since jurors were unaware of the brand strategist’s name and size when reviewing the projects.
Over 40 industries and 21 countries are represented among the 2009 winners. Some of the world’s best known branding consultants such as Interbrand, The Brand Union, DDB Canada, and more competed, as did in-house teams, small agencies, and representatives of multinational corporations. The jury panel, new each year, consists of a multidisciplinary mix of prominent, international, industry experts. The 2009 panel of 10 included CEO for InterbrandHealth Jane Parker, Burt Helm of BusinessWeek, and Creative Director of Australia-based Principals, Simon Wright.