Blog Headers2020 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: DMi Partners

2020 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: DMi Partners

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy Hermes Creative Awards entries throughout the competition. 

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Organization: DMi Partners
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Title of Entry: “Rastelli’s Logo – Knife Rack”
Category: Print Media | Design | 48. Logo

A logo is more than just a branding icon. It’s an image that has the power to immediately make a statement and announces who you are to the world. Because of brevity and visual challenges, creating a classic logo is tricky. Some companies use flourishing scripts and colorful swoops and swooshes, and others try with clever letters playing-off of the company name. Rastelli’s, a direct to consumer online butcher shop routed in family history, is not a Coca-Cola or Mercedes, but its logo is just as memorable. DMi Partners of Philadelphia crafted a logo that is eye-catching, creative, and deadly accurate; it nails the business with simple black and white sketches of animals comprised of carving knives.

To view their full submission, click here.

The Final Deadline for the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards is Thursday, April 16th. Enter now while there’s still time.

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Blog Headers (1)2020 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Carpet One Floor & Home

2020 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Carpet One Floor & Home

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy Hermes Creative Awards entries throughout the competition. 

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Organization: Carpet One Floor & Home
Location: Manchester, NH
Title of Entry: “A Twist on Digital: New Print Magazine, Beautiful Design Made Simple, Debuts in 2019″
Category: Print Media | Publications | 18. Magazine

From entryways to alcoves. From kitchens to bathrooms, Beautiful Designs Made Simple has your aesthetic needs covered. This in-store magazine exudes style and class while displaying a myriad of methods to beautify and upgrade your home decor. Alluring photography is accented and complemented by graphics which entice readers to explore the products page after page. The layout is clean and simple yet does a stellar job attracting the eye without overloading the senses — a difficult feat for any magazine. Great job to all those involved.

To view their full submission, click here.

The Final Deadline for the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards is Thursday, April 16th. Enter now while there’s still time.

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Deadline UpdateHermes Creative Awards Deadline Update

Hermes Creative Awards Deadline Update

2020 HERMES CREATIVE AWARDS
Deadline Today
$95 per entry | $175 per campaign

To Our Valued Entrants,

Today is the early deadline to submit entries for the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards. We recognized many of you have been displaced from your offices and this might not be the best time to submit your entries. We will be announcing a deadline extension date hopefully as soon as next week.

Hermes Creative Awards is different from other competitions in that we don’t make you wait months for your results. This year will be no exception. Judges have been working full-time for several weeks evaluating the many entries that have already been submitted.

If you enter by today, your results will be posted within two to three weeks. Otherwise, entries will be judged in the order they are submitted, and results will be released periodically thereafter.

We have limited staff in the office, but others are backed up and working remotely. Together we can answer any and all of your questions or help with your entries. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 214-377-3525, email us at info@hermesawards.com or contact us through LiveChat on the lower right-hand corner of the home page or entry system.

Our hearts go out to all those impacted by the pandemic. We look forward to seeing your great work.

Hermes Creative Awards Staff

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Blog Headers (1)2020 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Tungsten Branding

2020 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Tungsten Branding

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy Hermes Creative Awards entries throughout the competition. 

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Organization: Tungsten Branding
Location: Brevard, NC
Title of Entry: “Tungsten”
Category: Print Media | Publications | 14. Brochure

A compelling print publication can be a thing of beauty…as much art as information. Tungsten Branding is located in Brevard, North Carolina and, as the name suggests, specializes in branding and brand name development. In a recent brochure, Tungsten became its own client. The elegant brochure blends impactful imagery with forceful prose to create a memorable read. The graphic direction is driven by style elements that are reminiscent of the Periodic Table of Elements, suggesting that Tungsten’s process starts at the base to develop brands that are truly unique.

To view Tungsten Branding’s full submission, click here.

The deadline for the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards is Tomorrow — Thursday, March 19th. Enter now while there’s still time.

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2020 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Dell Technologies

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy Hermes Creative Awards entries throughout the competition. 

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Organization: Dell Technologies
Location: Round Rock, TX
Title of Entry: “Dell Technologies Realize Magazine”
Category: Print Media | Design | 40. Publication Overall

In a world of digital information, corporate magazines are quickly becoming a thing of the past, but some companies are still creating stellar publications; Dell Technologies’ “Realize” magazine is one of those. The magazine’s graphic design draws readers into a sharply written world of data and digital trends. The articles are informative without being boring even though breaking down tough subjects like ‘data ethicism’. Peering into the future, the magazine forecasts how technology will be effecting our work, lives, and home.

To view Dell Technologies’ full campaign details, click here.

The deadline for the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards is Thursday, March 19th. Enter now.

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2020 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Raineri Design srl

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy Hermes Creative Awards entries throughout the competition. 

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Organization: Raineri Design srl
Location: Brescia
Title of Entry: “Gruppo Carmeli”
Category: Public Relations/Communications | Media Relations | 90c. Publicity Campaign ($175)

Sometimes simple is better or, according to the adage and the Shakespearean quote, “brevity is the soul of wit”. Either way, a short, well-crafted message lands with a boom instead of a thud. Gruppo Carmeli is a collection of Italian car dealerships in Northern Italy. They approached Raineri Design of Milan to create a publicity campaign to sell their Nissans, Renaults, and Mercedes. Spread across the internet and billboards, the campaign portrays the dealership as safety-oriented, committed to service, and green conscious. Raineri weaves car parts to create a company logo accentuated by minimal graphics.

To view Raineri Design’s full campaign details, click here.

The deadline for the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards is Thursday, March 19th. Enter now.

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Blog Headers (2)2020 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: People’s Television

2020 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: People’s Television

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy Hermes Creative Awards entries throughout the competition. 

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Organization: People’s Television
Location: New York, NY
Title of Entry: “Nestle’s Plastic Monster”
Category: Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media | Video | 169. Nonprofit

Greenpeace is an international environmental organization whose tactics are aggressive to achieve maximum impact. The organization has rammed ships and unleashed water canons to face-down environmental lawbreakers. Recently, Greenpeace launched a social media video campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of single-use plastic while calling out one of the biggest global contributors to the problem. It’s fairly dark, but not without a bit of humor. The campaign message hits home in this spot, though corporate giant Nestle will probably not find it quite as funny.

To view People’s Television’s full campaign details, click here.

The deadline for the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards is Thursday, March 19th. Enter now.

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BarnettDesignsLogo2020 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Barnett Design, Inc.

2020 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Barnett Design, Inc.

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy Hermes Creative Awards entries throughout the competition. 

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Organization: Barnett Design, Inc.
Location: Ramsey, NJ
Title of Entry: “All Hail the Early Risers”
Category: Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media | Digital Advertising | 144. Digital Ad Campaign

Everyone can use a good laugh now and then. Rising early is not typically a funny time of the morning, but this award-winning studio in Ramsey, NJ found a fresh, fun way to spin it. Barnett Design is a tight-knit group of strategy-minded designers, writers, technologists, photographers, and illustrators. The stunningly bold, refreshingly entertaining packaging for The Early Riser Coffee Company is as smooth and enjoyable as their great tasting coffee. The “All Hail the Early Risers” campaign delves into the minds of those who rise early, and those who aspire to. The creative employs snarky headlines paired with striking, black and white imagery of everyday people and everyday situations to convey what a cup of coffee means to the morning challenge.

To view Barnett’s full campaign details, click here.

The deadline for the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards is Thursday, March 19th. Enter now.

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Blog Headers (1)2020 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Illumine8 Marketing & PR

2020 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Illumine8 Marketing & PR

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy Hermes Creative Awards entries throughout the competition. 

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Organization: Illumine8 Marketing & PR
Location: Frederick, MD
Title of Entry: “Hometown Harvest Kitchen Chalkboard Mural”
Category: Print Media | Design | 55. Other — Chalkboard Mural

What can you do with a piece of chalk and a blackboard? Come to find out plenty if you are Illumine8. Located in Frederick, Maryland, Illumine8 specializes in strategic national partnerships with mid-size family-owned businesses. Recently the firm was tasked with creating a chalkboard mural at a restaurant that features locally grown and sustainable foods. The mural is a backdrop to the Hometown Harvest Kitchen dining experience. It captures the essence of the restaurant in a simple, but stylistic black and white images with just a hint of color.

To view Illumine8’s full project, click here.

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Blog Headers (1)2020 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: e.l.f. Cosmetics

2020 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: e.l.f. Cosmetics

AVA Digital Awards Organization: e.l.f. Beauty
Location: Oakland, CA
Title of Entry: “e.l.f. Cosmetics #eyeslipsface TikTok Challenge”
Category: Digital Marketing | Marketing, Digital | 7c. Viral Marketing ($175)

Wow! Sometimes there are campaigns that deserve our highest praise and truly leave us speechless. We’re honored to say, e.l.f. Cosmetics is one of them. If you haven’t heard, TikTok is a new digital media platform that is exponentially growing in popularity and we’re convinced will one day take over the world. e.l.f. Cosmetics and its agency Movers+Shakers jumped on this trend and created the most-viral campaign ever on TikTok, with consumers contributing 3 MILLION user-generated videos.

So what did they do to become such a sensation? They created the #eyeslipsface challenge to activate a key brand pillar: “e.l.f. is for every eye, lip and face.” They hand-crafted a music track based on recent hit songs, that perfectly teed up the hashtag challenge. The challenge was an instant success, becoming the fastest-growing TikTok campaign of all time. TikTokers contributed over 3 million videos, passing over 4 billion views. They carefully stoked virality outside of TikTok. Celebrities joined organically, and they made the music available to DJs around the world. Not only that, but the song ranked on Spotify’s viral charts, from Australia to the Netherlands, and was picked up by Republic Records (home to Taylor Swift, Drake, and Ariana Grande). Together, they created & released a music video on Vevo and YouTube!

And if that wasn’t impressive enough, they got a ton of unsolicited celebrity videos, including Lizzo, Ellen, Reese Witherspoon, Howie Mandel, Kevin Hart, Terry Crews, Patrick Starr, Jessica Alba, James Charles, the Pussycat Dolls, Annie Leblanc, and the Chicago Bulls mascot. To check out their full write-up and campaign submission, please click here or scroll through the embed below:

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