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Source: Spikes Asia
Samsonite Honored with Spikes Asia Advertiser of the Year Award 2011
Ramesh Tainwala, President of Samsonite Asia-Pacific & Middle East, to Accept the Award

SINGAPORE, Sept 8, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - The Spikes Asia Advertiser of the Year honours a brand that has set itself apart through the quality of its campaigns with consistently high creative communications whilst encouraging and nurturing innovative marketing techniques produced by their agencies across the Asia Pacific region.

This year, Spikes Asia is proud to present the award to Samsonite, the 100-year-old global travel luggage brand and the largest in retail sales value.

Samsonite International is engaged in the design, marketing and sale of travel, business and casual luggage as well as travel accessories. Their core brand, Samsonite(R), is one of the most well-known travel luggage brands in the world and has been central to the growth and success of the business since it was first introduced in 1941. Over the last century, they have developed and widely commercialised numerous innovations in luggage, establishing key industry trends and adapting to evolving consumer needs.

Their market-leading position is a result of their strong international brand presence, robust investment in advertising, product innovation, scalable distribution and sourcing ability, and high-quality products.

Throughout the decades, Samsonite has promoted its hard-side luggage by emphasising its durability with taglines such as "Strong Enough to Stand On" and "Tough Luggage for a Tough World". In recent years, as part of their overall brand strategy, they have turned to more localised marketing across multi-platforms. Their advertising has helped to increase not only their growth and market share but also to continue refreshing people's perception of their world-class brand.

"This year, the Samsonite 'Heaven and Hell' ad won five Cannes Lions, including the Cannes Lions Press Grand Prix. Created by JWT Shanghai, the work has not only put the spotlight on the great creative work coming out of Asia but has also highlighted Samsonite's willingness to embrace creativity and push the boundaries in their product communications for the Asian market," says Terry Savage, Chairman of Cannes Lions, who with Haymarket, organise Spikes Asia. "We are proud to honour Samsonite at Spikes Asia 2011, and look forward to seeing more inspirational and award winning communications from the brand."

"On behalf of Samsonite Asia, we are honoured to be presented with this recognition by Spikes Asia. Key agency relationships are vital for growing Samsonite's brand awareness and image in Asia as we strive to increase our footprint in the region's top growth markets. This acknowledgement is truly the result of the passion and commitment we and our agency partners have for creating innovative and effective advertising that builds our brand and resonates with our consumers," said Ramesh Tainwala, President of Samsonite Asia-Pacific and Middle East.

Ramesh Tainwala, will be presented with the Spikes 2011 Advertiser of the Year award on 20 September at the Esplanade Theatre, venue for the awards show.

Founded in 1910, Samsonite International S.A. sells its products under two brand names - Samsonite, its core brand, and American Tourister(R). Samsonite is one of the most well-known travel luggage brands in the world, and in 2010, Samsonite's products were sold in more than 37,000 points of sale in over 100 countries through a variety of wholesale and retail distribution channels.

About Spikes Asia

The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, celebrating and inspiring Asia-Pacific creativity in advertising. Suntec City, Singapore, 27-29 September, 2017. Building on 30 years of the illustrious Spikes Awards, the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity is the result of a collaboration between the organisers of Cannes Lions and Haymarket, publishers of Campaign Asia Pacific.

The Festival provides the region's growing creative and advertising industry with a platform to network and exchange ideas, bringing together some of the finest creative thinkers from across the region and around the world. Spikes Asia, attended by over 1,800 delegates in 2016, offers an inspirational programme of seminars, tech talks and forums, focusing on creativity and learning, exhibitions of creative work from Asia-Pacific, networking events in the evening and the Spikes Asia award show.

The Spikes Awards, judged by leading international and regional creatives, honour the best creative work in the categories of Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Digital, Integrated, Direct, Promo & Activation, Media, Print Craft, Film Craft, Design, Mobile, PR, Branded Content & Entertainment, Healthcare and Innovation.

Incorporating Tangrams Effectiveness @ Spikes brings 15 years of celebrating Effectiveness and Strategy under one roof. The Tangrams celebrate the latest thinking in marketing effectiveness and showcase the very best examples of effective brand building from Asia Pacific. The Tangrams awards honour clients and their agencies for marketing strategies that deliver solid results to transform businesses and brands in categories for Effectivenss, Digital Strategy, Media Strategy, Data & Analytics and e-commerce.

Ascential Events

Ascential powers the prestigious Cannes Lions festival for the branded communications industry, the world's premier payments and financial services congress Money20/20, Spring Fair/Autumn Fair, the global fashion trend forecasting service WGSN, environmental risk data business Groundsure, e-commerce analytics provider One Click Retail and advisory and business services firm, MediaLink.

Ascential Events is part of Ascential plc, which transforms knowledge businesses to deliver exceptional performance. Ascential plc is a global business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. Ascential's premium products enable focus, growth and value. The company provides customers with world class content and connections empowering their businesses to be the best informed and best connected. www.ascential.com

About Haymarket Media Group

The Haymarket Media Group established in 1957 is the largest privately-owned magazine publisher in the UK, and one of the fastest growing media companies globally. The principal business is centred around its consumer, business, professional and customer publications. These are complemented by digital platforms and live events, including extensive exhibitions, conferences and awards. The Group's global expansion comes from wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and extensive licensing of key magazines to other publishers.

In Asia from their offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai and Singapore, Haymarket Media Ltd publish market-leading titles Campaign Asia-Pacific, Finance Asia, Asian Investor, CEI Asia Pacific and Campaign India. In addition Haymarket organise a number of the region's leading industry awards and conferences relating to the communications and finance sectors. For more information about the Haymarket Media Group see www.haymarket.com.

Contact:
Amanda Benfell, 
PR & Press Manager
Spikes Asia Advertising Festival 
[email protected] 
Tel: +44 20 7728 4040
www.spikes.asia



Source: Spikes Asia

Topic: Awards received
Sectors: Broadcast
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