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SGK earns Gold and Bronze at 2013 Pentawards

Via Brandimage and Anthem, SGK takes home a pair of awards in the global packaging design competition.

October 9, 2013   by Canadian Packaging Staff

DES PLAINES, IL—SGK, formerly marketed as Schawk, Inc. announces Brandimage and Anthem, each a part of SGK’s brand development group, have earned two packaging design awards recognizing creativity and excellence.

SGK is a leading global brand development, activation and deployment company that drives brand performance.

Brandimage received a gold Pentaward for its design of packaging for Bama (see image above), a new, über-premium, mineral water for the China market.

Anthem won a bronze Pentaward for its design of packaging for PLUS private brands’ PLUS Washing Powder and PLUS Liquid Detergent for The Netherlands-based supermarket PLUS.

Lor Gold, global chief creative officer at SG, says, “We are thrilled that both Brandimage and Anthem’s design work has been recognized as among the best in the world. It’s an especially valued honor for Brandimage to have been recognized for elevating the creative bar high enough to earn a coveted gold Pentaward. This honor is made all the more meaningful in that we get to work with clients who continually expect us to raise the bar.”

Gold says that packaging needs to be more than functional: “It is the pure expression of a brand. To truly be considered creative, design must connect the brand both emotionally and rationally to be desired by the consumer. The Pentawards Brandimage and Anthem have received affirm this.  Both, Brandimage and Anthem create brand desirability from the package design out, all the way to the next level in order to help drive brand performance.”

Continues Gold, “Brandimage brings brands ‘to the shelf’ through breakthrough ideas and packaging design—seducing consumers directly at the point of decision. Anthem’s ‘shelf out’ philosophy puts the brand’s package at center stage to elevate and amplify desirability across all touchpoints—anywhere people come in contact with what the brand stands for.”

The 2013 Pentawards Worldwide Packaging Design Competition is the first online global awards competition devoted exclusively to packaging design. This seventh edition of the Pentawards received over 1,400 entries from five continents and 49 countries.

In the Beverage – Water category, Brandimage was awarded:
GOLD: Bama Mineral Water packaging
Design: Brandimage (Hong Kong)
Brand Owner: Uni-President China Holdings Ltd.

In the Other Markets – Distributors/Retailers own brands category, Anthem was awarded:
BRONZE: PLUS Private Label Liquid Detergent and PLUS Washing Powder Packaging
Design: Anthem (The Netherlands)
Brand Owner: PLUS

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