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A peek at the finalists for the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards 2015

The finalists for the 17th edition of the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards in association with research house - TNS South Africa, have been announced. The awards presentation ceremony will take place in Sandton, Johannesburg on 25 August...
A peek at the finalists for the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards 2015There are 39 consumer and 15 business categories including the three Grand Prix categories for the consumer market and the three newly introduced Grand Prix categories in the business sector.

"Commissioning the survey for Top Brands and hosting the awards gives us an opportunity to both recognise and reward brands that South Africans love and aspire to. We at Times Media value the contribution that brands make to the media industry through advertising. The calibre of finalists that have made it to the shortlist is a clear indication that brand showcasing correlates with brand appreciation in South Africa," says Trevor Ormerod, General Manager: Group Sales & Marketing at Times Media Limited.

The Top Brands Supplement with details on all the winners will be published in the 30 August 2015 edition of the Sunday Times.

For more information, visit and on social media, Facebook: Times Media Ad Room and Twitter: @ST_TopBrands.

Don't forget to book your tickets for the Top Brands Conference taking place on the same day and be a part of a brand new experience.

Below in alphabetical order is the list of the finalists for each category:

Consumer categories:

Alcoholic CoolersAlcoholic SpiritsBeauty & CosmeticsBeersCars
Brutal FruitAmarulaAvonCarling Black LabelAudi
Red SquareCape VelvetGarnierCastle Lager/DraughtBMW
Sminorff Spin/Storm/IceJack DanielsRevlonCastle LiteMercedes-Benz
-Johnnie WalkerYardleyHeinekenVolkswagen

CellphonesCidersDaily NewspaperDomestic AirlinesElectronic Goods
Apple iPhoneHunter's Dry/Gold/ExtremeIsolezweBritish AirwaysLG
BlackberryRedd's Dry/OriginalCitizenKulula.comPanasonic
NokiaSavanna Dry/LightDaily SunMangoSansui
Samsung-SowetanSouth African AirwaysSamsung
Sony Ericsson-The Star-Sony

Essential FoodsFast-food RestaurantFrozen ChickenFrozen SausagesFruit Juices
AlbanyDebonair's PizzaCountry FairEskortClover Krush
Fatti's & Moni'sKFCGoldiFrysHalls
White StarSteersSupreme-Tropika

Grocery StoresHot beveragesLarge Kitchen AppliancesLaundry CareLong-term insurance
Checkers/Checkers HyperFive RosesDefyArielAVBOB
Pick n PayFreshpackKelvinatorOmoClientelle
ShopriteJokoLGSta-softMetropolitan Life
Spar/KwikSpar/SuperSparNescafeSamsungSunlightOld Mutual

Loyalty ProgrammesMicro-lendersMilkPersonal CarePetrol Stations
Clicks ClubAfrican BankBonnitaDawnBP
FNB Fuel RewardsCapitecCloverIngramsEngen
Pick n Pay Smart
Thank U!-ParmalatProtexShell
Vodacom Rewards-Ultra MelVaselineTotal

Retail BanksChocolatesSit-down RestaurantsSocial NetworksSoft-drinks
ABSACadbury SlabsMugg & BeanFacebookAppletiser
CapitecFerrero RocherNews CafeGoogle Plus+Coca-Cola
FNBKit-KatOcean BasketInstagramFanta
NedbankLindt - LindorSpurTwitterSprite
Standard BankLunch BarWimpyYouTubeStoney Ginger Beer

Sports Clothing BrandsTelecommunications ProviderTinned FoodsTV Service ProviderWeekly Newspapers
AdidasCell CAll GoldDStv - CompactCity Press
BillabongMTNBull BrandDStv - PremiumSoccer Laduma
NikeTelkomEnterpriseeTVSunday Sun
PumaTelkom Mobile/ 8taKooSABC 1Sunday Times
ReebokVodacomLucky StarSABC 2Sunday World

Short-term Insurance
Auto & General
Discovery Insure

Business categories:

Business NewspapersCar HireCell PhonesCorporate BanksDomestic Airlines
Business DayAvisApple iPhoneABSABritish Airways
Mail & Guardian BusinessEuropcar/ImperialNokiaNedbankMango
Sake 24HertzSamsungStandard BankSA Airlink
Sunday Times - Business TimesTempest--South African Airways

Investment CompaniesLong-term InsuranceMedical Aid CompaniesShort-term InsuranceTablets and e-Readers
Allan GrayDiscovery LifeBonitasHollardAcer
CoronationLibertyDiscovery HealthMutual & FederalApple iPad
InvestecMomentum LifeMomentumOutsuranceLenovo
LibertyOld Mutual-SantamSamsung
Old MutualSanlam-Zurich-

CarsTelecommunications Provider
Mercedes-BenzTelkom Business
ToyotaTelkom Business Mobile

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