5 reasons why entering awards is good for business

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It’s not just the winning that counts!

No matter what the size of your business you can enter a creative award. There are a huge variety of awards around from local to national.You can find out about awards through your local chamber of commerce, local and business press or simply searching the internet for relevant awards.

Deciding what awards to enter could be challenging but it’s important to weigh up the time and effort it would take to enter against the potential gains.

However it’s not just the winning that counts!

With resources often stretched putting yourself forward for creative awards is not always the top of the agenda. Here are five reasons why simply entering an award could be good for your business.

 

  1. FREE MARKETING
    Business awards can be an overlooked tool in your marketing toolbox. Just being shortlisted can improve brand awareness and promote your business to new customers. Make sure you maximise PR exposure and update your marketing materials with the award logo including business cards, website, literature, email and sales material. Awards celebrate hard work and success and are great PR opportunities. It’s fantastic to be recognised so it’s important to make sure that people know what your business has achieved. Winning a business award can open doors to getting contracts, finding new supply channels and breaking into new markets.
  2. BENCHMARKING
    The application process for entering a business award can often force you to look at your business from a different perspective and compare yourself to your competitors. You’ll need to make sure that you stand out from the competition whether that’s through innovation, diversity, growth, customer service, investment in people and strategic thinking. This will help you think about ways you could be doing things better and identify areas for improvement and is one of the ways your business could benefit that could be more valuable than the prize itself.
  3. INCREASED CREDIBILITY
    A business award win, short-listing or nomination can act as a 3rd party endorsement for your business. A win can give a seal of approval to your activities and is a sign of quality for potential customers, so can form part of your sales pitch. It can also help with relationships with suppliers. It’s a great way of differentiating your company from competitors and will send out positive signals to customers.
  4. ATTRACT TALENT
    Awards recognise the hard work and achievements of your employees so winning one can help boost staff morale and improve motivation. Employees are focused on what’s great about the company they work for and can feel proud to be a part of it. This can be maximised by making sure staff feel they get the recognition they deserve by holding a staff meeting to celebrate your victory. Staff could be invited to a glitzy awards ceremony or dinner which can yield networking opportunities as well as being a great night out.
  5. EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION
    Business awards validate your hiring stature among new recruits. By pitching yourself as the best you can attract the talent you need to push your business forward. Increased employee morale will also help attract and retain new recruits.

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Muse Creative Awards celebrate the year’s very best, most effective, as well as the most innovative and creative marketing campaigns around the world.

From the professional to the personal, if you are creating the best experiences, services or creative content on your artwork, this is the place for your work to distinguish itself among the leaders in the world.

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Creative Pick: 2016 Muse Creative Awards Gold Winner: Neon by twentyfourone // motionpicture GmbH, Germany

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Company : twentyfourone // motionpicture GmbH

Project Title : Neon

Category : Photography (People / Portrait)

Country : Germany

Photos shot by Claudio Di Lucia with neon accessories and different style elements.

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Creative Pick: 2016 Muse Creative Awards Gold Winner: Creating Park Avenue Deodorant Range For Women, With The Must Have ‘Femme Panache’ by WOW Design, India

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Company : WOW Design

Project Title : Creating Park Avenue Deodorant Range For Women, With The Must Have ‘Femme Panache’

Category : Packaging Design (Single)

Country : India

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Park Avenue, JKHC’s premium apparel brand is recognized for its exclusive offering in the western formal wear for men and women. Although it has a wide range of apparels for women, the brand had a strong association only with men. To widen the target segment, the brand intended to launch a deodorant for young women to acquaint them with the brand at an early stage. Hence WOW Design was appointed for packaging design of the deodorant range for young women.

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Creative Pick: 2016 Muse Creative Awards Gold Winner: Winter Campaign 2015 – Get High With Your Clients by Kapow, United States

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Company : Kapow

Project Title : Winter Campaign 2015 – Get High With Your Clients

Category : Outdoor Campaign

Country : United States

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Kapow is an online marketplace that connects companies with venues to book unique client events online. The campaign was inspired by our tagline, “Love Your Clients” and was designed to pair stunning lifestyle images with venue-specific, cheeky copy. The campaign features seven venues, each with a headline highlighting the unique aspects of the venue’s event. Headlines are all listed below.

Gaming event at Headquarters Beercade: “Score With Your Clients”, Oyster and champagne tasting event at Pearl Tavern: “Shuck With Your Clients”, Cocktail event at Virgin Hotels Chicago: “Get Dirty With Your Clients”, Beer tasting event at Beermiscuous: “Tap Your Clients”, Pizza-tossing event at Bar Toma: “Get Sauced With Your Clients”, Rooftop dinner event at Sixteen at Trump Tower: “Get High With Your Clients”, Table tennis event at Killerspin: “Stroke Your Clients”

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Creative Pick: 2016 Muse Creative Awards Platinum Winner: Holiday Gift Guide by elGrafiko, Canada

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Company : elGrafiko

Project Title : Holiday Gift Guide

Category : Advertising Campaign

Country : Canada

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The Roots Canada Gift Guide: the international company published a comprehensive Holiday Gift Guide in association with the Travel & Tourism board of Alberta. With a national circulation three times the size of every major publication in the country, the Gift Guide was a team effort that showcased The Roots Canada Holiday Collection in the wilderness of Banff National Park.

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