LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the prestigious World Branding Awards, the ultimate global brand recognition accolade – now in its 13th edition, saw 150 brands from 41 countries named “Brand of the Year” in a first-ever virtual awards ceremony held in the history of the Awards. The brands were nominated by over 115,000 consumers from six continents for the special biennial Animals edition which focuses on awarding the best pet and animal brands from around the world.
“The Animals Edition of the Awards is very competitive. Brands that win show that they have set the standard for what is expected of other pet and animal brands to be at the top of their game”
Animal Planet, BuddyRest, FRONTLINE, KONG, ORIJEN, Pedigree, Petplan, PURINA Friskies, Rogz, Tetra, and Whiskas, were announced as this year’s Global Tier winners, amongst others.
US brands that bagged the coveted Regional Tier award included PetSmart (Pet Chain Store) and Sunseed (Small Pet Foods), along with Vitakraft and zooplus (Germany), and Happi Doggy and Kit Cat (Singapore).
The proud National Tier winners from the USA included Himalayan Dog Chew (Natural Treats), Pet Assure (Insurance), Royal Canin (Dog Food), and Taste of the Wild (Cat Food), amongst others.
“The Animals Edition of the Awards honors the best brands in the animal and pet industries around the world and recognizes those who have remained at the forefront of consumers’ minds. Given the challenges the global pandemic has caused to businesses, it is an astounding success, to say the least,” said Richard Rowles, Chairman of the World Branding Forum.
“The Animals Edition of the Awards is very competitive. Brands that win show that they have set the standard for what is expected of other pet and animal brands to be at the top of their game,” said Danny Pek, Chief Executive of the Forum.
The award ceremony saw entrepreneur, Lara Morgan, and media vet, Joe Inglis, deliver keynote speeches to guests.
Now in its eighth year, the awards are organized by the World Branding Forum, a global non-profit organization dedicated to advancing branding standards.
For more information and the full list of winners, visit awards.brandingforum.org.
About the World Branding Forum
The World Branding Forum (WBF) is a registered global non-profit organization. Its aims and activities are to raise the standards in branding for the good of the industry as well as consumers. The WBF produces, manages and supports a wide range of programs covering research, development, education, recognition, networking and outreach. For more information, visit brandingforum.org.