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Sunday Times Top Brands Awards 2015 Finalists Announced

The Sunday Times in partnership with TNS South Africa have finally announced the finalists for the 17th edition of the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards. The Awards Ceremony is scheduled to take place in Sandton, Johannesburg on the 25th of August 2015.

The categories for the ceremony include 39 consumer and 15 business categories. Detailed list of finalists for each category is published below:

Consumer Categories:

Alcoholic Coolers Alcoholic Spirits Beauty & Cosmetics Beers Cars
Brutal Fruit Amarula Avon Carling Black Label Audi
Red Square Cape Velvet Garnier Castle Lager/Draught BMW
Sminorff Spin/Storm/Ice Jack Daniels Revlon Castle Lite Mercedes-Benz
Jameson Woolworths Hansa Toyota
Johnnie Walker Yardley Heineken Volkswagen

Cellphones Ciders Daily Newspaper Domestic Airlines Electronic Goods
Apple iPhone Hunter’s Dry/Gold/Extreme Isolezwe British Airways LG
Blackberry Redd’s Dry/Original Citizen Panasonic
Nokia Savanna Dry/Light Daily Sun Mango Sansui
Samsung Sowetan South African Airways Samsung
Sony Ericsson The Star Sony

Essential Foods Fast-food Restaurant Frozen Chicken Frozen Sausages Fruit Juices
Albany Debonair’s Pizza Country Fair Eskort Clover Krush
Fatti’s & Moni’s KFC Goldi Frys Halls
Sasko McDonalds/McCafe I&J Rainbow Liqui-Fruit
Tastic Nando’s Rainbow Weigh-less Oros
White Star Steers Supreme Tropika

Grocery Stores Hot beverages Large Kitchen Appliances Laundry Care Long-term insurance
Checkers/Checkers Hyper Five Roses Defy Ariel AVBOB
Pick n Pay Freshpack Kelvinator Omo Clientelle
Shoprite Joko LG Sta-soft Metropolitan Life
Spar/KwikSpar/SuperSpar Nescafe Samsung Sunlight Old Mutual
Woolworths Ricoffy Whirlpool Surf Sanlam

Loyalty Programmes Micro-lenders Milk Personal Care Petrol Stations
Clicks Club African Bank Bonnita Dawn BP
FNB Fuel Rewards Capitec Clover Ingrams Engen
Pick n Pay Smart Shopper Dairybelle Nivea Sasol
Thank U! Parmalat Protex Shell
Vodacom Rewards Ultra Mel Vaseline Total

Retail Banks Chocolates Sit-down Restaurants Social Networks Soft-drinks
ABSA Cadbury Slabs Mugg & Bean Facebook Appletiser
Capitec Ferrero Rocher News Cafe Google Plus+ Coca-Cola
FNB Kit-Kat Ocean Basket Instagram Fanta
Nedbank Lindt – Lindor Spur Twitter Sprite
Standard Bank Lunch Bar Wimpy YouTube Stoney Ginger Beer

Sports Clothing Brands Telecommunications Provider Tinned Foods TV Service Provider Weekly Newspapers
Adidas Cell C All Gold DStv – Compact City Press
Billabong MTN Bull Brand DStv – Premium Soccer Laduma
Nike Telkom Enterprise eTV Sunday Sun
Puma Telkom Mobile/ 8ta Koo SABC 1 Sunday Times
Reebok Vodacom Lucky Star SABC 2 Sunday World

Short-term Insurance
Auto & General
Discovery Insure

Business Categories:

Business Newspapers Car Hire Cell Phones Corporate Banks Domestic Airlines
Business Day Avis Apple iPhone ABSA British Airways
Business Report Budget Blackberry FNB
Mail & Guardian Business Europcar/Imperial Nokia Nedbank Mango
Sake 24 Hertz Samsung Standard Bank SA Airlink
Sunday Times – Business Times Tempest South African Airways

Investment Companies Long-term Insurance Medical Aid Companies Short-term Insurance Tablets and e-Readers
Allan Gray Discovery Life Bonitas Hollard Acer
Coronation Liberty Discovery Health Mutual & Federal Apple iPad
Investec Momentum Life Momentum Outsurance Lenovo
Liberty Old Mutual Santam Samsung
Old Mutual Sanlam Zurich

Cars Telecommunications Provider
Audi MTN
BMW Telkom
Mercedes-Benz Telkom Business
Toyota Telkom Business Mobile
Volkswagen Vodacom

“Commissioning the survey for Top Brands and hosting the awards gives us an opportunity to both recognise and reward brands that South Africans love and aspire to. We at Times Media value the contribution that brands make to the media industry through advertising. The calibre of finalists that have made it to the shortlist is a clear indication that brand showcasing correlates with brand appreciation in South Africa,” says Trevor Ormerod, General Manager: Group Sales & Marketing at Times Media Limited.

Felix is an experienced Graphic Designer, skilled at developing creative solutions for a variety of clients across multiple media. He holds a Diploma in Graphic Design and Web Design, Certificate course in Computer Architecture from College campus South Africa, Print certificate course from Printing Federation of South Africa, Bcom Business Informatic from UNISA. Felix works extensively on logo design, branding, advertising campaigns, print materials, direct mail, website design for various clients at If he is not designing or creating something awesome, you can be sure to find him playing some exciting games on his PlayStation.

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