UAE brands among winners of ‘World Branding Awards’

Updated 28 June 2017

UAE brands among winners of ‘World Branding Awards’

The “Animalis” edition of the World Branding Awards saw 92 brands from 35 countries named “Brand of the Year” in a ceremony held at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. The “Animalis” edition of the awards focused on pet and animal brands.
Animal Planet, FURminator, Hill’s Prescription Diet, Kong, Orijen, Pedigree, Petplan, Purina Pro Plan, Red Dingo, Tetra and Whiskas were announced as global winners. Equi-Trek (UK), Evidensia (Sweden), Fressnapf Maxi Zoo (Germany) and Horze (Finland) were also championed.
National tier winners from the UAE were Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo for Animal Education — Public Aquarium, and Dubai Kennels and Cattery, in the Travel Services — Relocation category.
Four NGOs — the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (Indonesia), The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (Kenya), The Jane Goodall Institute (United States) and Wildlife Friends Foundation (Thailand) — were also recognized for their work.
The awards celebrate the achievements of some of the greatest brands around the globe. Winners are judged through three streams: brand valuation, consumer market research, and public online voting. Each was named “brand of the year” in their respective categories.
The awards are organized by the World Branding Forum, a global non-profit organization dedicated to advancing branding standards for the good of the branding community as well as consumers. It organizes and sponsors a range of educational programs, and has joint collaborations with leading universities and museums. The forum also publishes branding news on its website that reaches a global audience of over 4 million visitors.
“The Animalis edition of the awards pays tribute to the achievements of pet and animals brands from around the world. Consumer votes count toward 70 percent of the final score, so winning brands have to have built a strong relationship with their customers in order to win,” said Richard Rowles, chairman of the World Branding Forum.
“Over 60,000 pet and animal lovers from around the world voted for more than 800 brands from 35 countries. Winning brands have had to work hard to stand out from the tough competition,” said Peter Pek, chief executive of the forum.


Malabar: Starlet Tamannaah opens new gold outlet in India

Updated 20 August 2019

Malabar: Starlet Tamannaah opens new gold outlet in India

Global jewelry retailer Malabar Gold & Diamonds launched its new showroom at Bannerghatta Road in Bengaluru on Aug. 16 — 26th in the state of Karnataka, India.

Indian film actress and Malabar Group’s brand ambassador Tamannaah Bhatia inaugurated the showroom in the presence of Chairman M.P. Ahammed, Managing Director (India Operations) Asher O, management team members of the group along with customers, media persons and guests. 

The showroom has an extensive collection of traditional and modern designs in tune with the taste of jewelry lovers. The group offers exquisite and beautiful jewelry — Ethnix — Handcrafted Designer Jewelry; Era — Uncut Diamond Jewelry; Mine — Diamonds Unlimited, Divine — Indian Heritage Jewelry, Precia — Gem Jewelry; and Starlet — Kids Jewelry. 

Malabar Gold & Diamonds has a product range that caters to tastes of all age group.

“We are thankful for the trust reposed by the customers. We are further expanding in the state of Karnataka in the days to come. We are committed to ensuring value for money to the customers by providing with high-quality products, new technology and through sincere trade,” said Ahammed.

Malabar Gold & Diamonds offers life-long maintenance service, one-year free insurance, zero deduction for gold exchange and buyback guarantee for all jewelry. 

The group has a retail network of 250 outlets spread across 10 countries.