Presentation of the award winners in print and online media
Exhibition of all award-winning products at the Haptica® live
Info & Conditions of Participation
The Promotional Gift Award in numbers
Years Award Tradition
Submissions in 2018
Winner in 2018
Media value for each winner
The Jury of Promotional Gift Award 2018
Karin FroeterVolkswagen Zubehör GmbH, Wolfsburg
Karin Froeter is joining the jury for the first time: After being employed in the Key Account Management division of a sales promotion agency in Braunschweig for 8 years, she has been working in the product management department of Volkswagen Lifestyle since 2009 and she is an expert for product development and sourcing.
Michael Mätzenerdiewerbeartikel gmbh, CH-Schwyz
Michael Mätzener, CEO of the Swiss promotional products agency, diewerbeartikel gmbh is a long-serving member of the jury. The boss of the “Agency for Haptic Communication” has been occupying himself with the creative and conceptual integration of the promotional product for many years.
Michael SchererCEO, WA Media GmbH
Also a regular member on the panel of judges: Michael Scherer, has been the managing shareholder of WA Media since 1998.
Michael WitzorrekOwner merchandise.blog, Hamburg
This year Michael Witzorrek is a member of the Promotional Gift Award jury for the third time. Up until the beginning of 2017, he was responsible for Product Development & Merchandising at the radio station, Norddeutschen Rundfunk, in Hamburg. Since then he has been working as a consultant in an advisory capacity and has been operating a blog on the theme of merchandising.
Martin Zettlmarke|ding|, A-Wels
Martin Zettl is the third jury member: The Austrian has been working in the industry for almost two decades, since 2006 he has been organising the promotional products trade fair marke[ding], which is staged annually in Vienna.
Ceremony of the Promotional Gift Award on HAPTICA® `live 2017
„Having won an award means a lot to our company. It’s proof we are moving forward in achieving new heights. Awards in the promotional field are marketing tools that have a specific goal. The people need to know who the winner is and why. The feedback is inspiring.”
Michel Deboudt, The China Office
„Winning the Promotional Gift Award 2017 is the best proof for us that we have developed a real trend product. The distinction has not only attracted a great deal of attention within the industry, but also within the media – particularly because we integrated the seal of creativeness into our marketing communications. The award ceremony was a good opportunity to present ourselves as newcomers and establish contacts:”
Julian Thormählen, Tradeconthor
„It was a great feeling, when we found out we had won. Since then we have been drawing attention to the distinction in our online shop and on-site in Mainz, where the certificate is displayed. We have also conveyed the fact that we won the award internally too. The jury comprises of professionals from the industry. If they find our collection prize-worthy, that is confirmation for us that we are doing a good job and are offering the people, things they would like to see.”
Nicole Semmelsberger, ZDF Media Projects Development Company
„As a result of the media echo, the Promotional Gift Award has placed us under the spotlight of existing and potential customers. But beyond this, of course, together with our cooperation partners, our whole company is delighted at receiving the distinction. Taking part in the award, the award ceremony and the presentation at the HAPTICA® live was a fantastic experience for us – overall a total success.”
Katrin Schütterle, goDentis
„The Promotional Gift Award is great confirmation for one’s own work, because it underlines the fact that well thought-out products stand out from the masses. But the distinction is also a good reference for the agency partners, because it shows that they are capable of providing individual and creative solutions. Depending on the task at hand, we use such a quality seal as a criterion for selecting our suppliers.“
Carolin Koller, Gizeh Raucherbedarf
WA Media GmbH
Based in Cologne, WA Media GmbH, which was founded in 1982 as WA Publishing, is a media service provider, information platform and event organiser for haptic advertising themes. The portfolio of the specialist publisher includes diverse magazines for the German and European promotional products and marketing market: the domestic industry publication Werbeartikel Nachrichten and the English-language eppi magazine as well as the two end user magazines Promotion Products and HAPTICA®. Furthermore, WA Media organises the “HAPTICA® live – The Experience of Haptic Advertising” and the international Promotional Gift Award competition on an annual basis. Accompanying newsletters, web portals and Social Media activities as well as the specialist book “Haptic Advertising. The practical handbook for the promotional product” round off the offer.
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