Celebrating the best in innovation requires a professional, top-line awards ceremony. Mann Made Media not only provides this, we conceptualise and execute awards shows that the whole industry will remember. Some of the successful awards shows we have hosted have been the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards, the SAB KickStart Awards for several consecutive years and the MTN Radio Awards.
The SAB KickStart National Awards offer significant outcome-based business training, individual onsite business mentorship and start-up capital to carefully selected entrepreneurs with the most promising businesses.
The Sunday Times Top Brands Awards came down to the wire for the Mann Made team as we worked around the theme “What a year, What a country, What a brand”. With a fresh and cheeky take on the theme, guests instantly engaged with iconic South African brands as they entered the venue in the form of live performers and branded decor elements in the reception, as well as an exhibition of photographs from the Sunday Times newspaper digitally manipulated to incorporate popular brands in a fun way. An on-screen video wallpaper looped the top 10 South African adverts of all time intercut with a sequence of title animations using a custom-made font based on iconic SA shapes and colours. We also devised a fresh animation technique for the awards themselves, using brand logos as pixels to dramatise forty categories and the winner in each category. “Working with Mann Made was a great experience,” said Natalie Stephan, then head of marketing and CRM at Avusa Newspapers. “What a creative team. It’s been our best awards to date.”