Amidst the prevailing economic, power and security travails currently facing the country comes a bit of cheery news on the International scene, as a Nigerian Creative Agency, Ellae Creative Design Agency edged out other international agencies to win Gold at an International Branding Awards ceremony held at Dubai’s Waldorf Astoria Resort on the 18th of May, 2016.
Ellae Creative Agency won the Best visual identity from the education sector for Brand Identity Design work delivered for one of its Nigerian Educational sector clients. The judges, while commending the award winning design, said,
“The Beautiful Visual Identity perfectly answers the challenge faced by the school, a good job in keeping it simple yet appealing despite low investment.”
The Transform Awards, organised by Transform Magazine, a leading authority in global rebranding and brand development, while announcing the winners in a press statement said: “The winners of the Transform Awards MENA 2016 set the standard for rebranding and brand development on both a regional and international scale.”
Noella Ekezie, founder at Ellae Creative Agency, who was the creative lead on the award winning Identity Design project said:
“It has always been our aim to be the kind of agency that a client would want to work with. One that finds new ways to engage, excite and build brands – making big things happen. We are delighted that on an international platform, no less, we have got recognition for the hard work and excellence we put into every single project at Ellae.”
Speaking further, she said,
“What’s unique about our team is not just our focus on great service, but our view of the world. We create ideas that last, ideas that solve problems, and ideas that deliver big results today and tomorrow.”
Ellae Creative Agency has consistently positioned itself as a world class brand delivering solutions that help corporate organizations meet their business objectives. Since its launch in 2011, the agency has progressively raised the bar when it comes to delivering brand, communications and marketing solutions. From Challenger brands to Fortune 500 companies their portfolio boasts such organizations as Google Inc., Nike Foundation, Wakanow.com, Union Bank Nigeria, Exxon Mobil, Citibank among many others.
Recently the Agency launched 2 initiatives, the Ellae Jobs which matches creative talents with companies seeking to engage their services, and the Ellae SME Marketing Toolkit deployed to provide business and marketing consultancy to start ups and SMEs. Transform MENA is the only awards programme awarding the best brand work in the Middle East and Africa.
The Awards provides an important platform from which to benchmark and showcase the fantastic work being done in the region. Other winners on the night were Landor (Best Visual Identity from The Financial Services Sector for the Union Bank Nigeria rebrand) and Siegel+Gale (Best Visual Identity from the Energy & Extractives sector for their work with The Bahrain Petroleum Company).
Andrew Thomas, editor of Transform magazine, says:
“The standard of work coming out of Nigeria and Africa is as good as any from around the world, and there is much for which brand practitioners and their agencies can feel proud. We are very proud to be a footnote in their organizations’ stories by providing a platform from which to recognise the excellence of their changing brand narratives.
For more about Ellae Creative Agency, visit www.ellaecreative.com