Jakarta, Indonesia, May 07, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Two Indonesian companies in branding and technology have achieved international awards for their works in the industry. DM-IDHolland, an Indonesia brand consultancy with world-class reputation, wins REBRAND 100 for the third time, this year for the Myanmar Tourism Federation project. While in technology, AR&Co., Southeast Asia’s foremost augmented reality and innovative technology company which is headquartered in Indonesia, has been chosen as one of the most innovative companies in The Innovation 40 (i40) in 2013 from The New Economy.
Almira Shinantya, Managing Director of DM-IDHolland explains, “The REBRAND 100 award is a proof point that Indonesian branding firm is acclaimed and could compete in the global marketplace."
While Peter Shearer, Managing Director AR&Co states, “We at AR&Co. is proud that our various augmented reality innovations, which are made in Indonesia by Indonesian talents, have led us to win The Innovation 40 and placed us in the same league with other world-class companies."
REBRAND 100 Global Awards is the highest recognition in brand repositioning which is based in the United States, and in 2014 DM-IDHolland has been awarded in the Distinction category for their work in Myanmar Tourism Federation project rebrand. The Myanmar Tourism Federation project presents a challenge for DM-IDHolland in formulating a branding strategy to introduce the positioning and identity of Myanmar in order to promote Myanmar as an international tourism destination. The REBRAND 100, which was also won by DM-IDHolland in 2012 and 2013, has placed the quality of DM-IDHolland’s branding works equal to the branding works for companies such as American Airlines, Hyatt Hotel, and HSBC.
AR&Co.’s i40 award is presented by The New Economy, a quarterly magazine from the United Kingdom for financial executives, which routinely published the list of the most innovative individuals and companies. AR&Co is chosen for their innovation in augmented reality (AR)–an interactive technology which combines real-world object with a digital visual or information to augment it–and a vision to transform life through the use of AR technology. Some of the innovation developed by AR&Co are an AR application with 4-D effects, and applications with facial recognition features. Since 2009, AR&Co has created more than 300 AR projects for more than 250 brand such as Disney, Caltex, Cartoon Network, and Garuda Indonesia.
These internationally acclaimed agencies are part of WIR Group, a Brand-led Innovative Media, Technology, and Entertainment group of companies. “We viewed these achievement not only as our personal achievement, instead we viewed it as the achievement of Indonesia which proves that Indonesian branding industry, with its local talent, is ready to thrive in a global scale,” said Daniel Surya, CEO of WIR Group regarding the achievements of DM-IDHolland and AR&Co.
About WIR Group
WIR Group is a Brand-led Innovative Media, Technology, and Entertainment group of companies which was established in 2010. By ensuring the quality, innovation & expertise for all clients in reaching its goals, WIR Group has provided innovative practice through its various business units such as AR&Co, DM-IDHolland, RedSpace, and its network Antzy, Brand Finance, Kennedy, Voice & Berliner, Kinaya, Wyr Solution and The Wise Men. Headquartered in Jakarta with representative offices in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Barcelona, London, and Yangon, WIR Group also has networks in Tokyo, Bangalore, Johannesburg, and Perth.
About DM – IDHolland
DM-IDHolland is a global brand consultancy with an aspiration to develop a unique strategy in conceptually and visually developing a brand for its intended market. The works of DM-IDHolland supported by a solid group of strategic and creative professionals from different disciplines, and through their distinct approaches, they have successfully managed an astonishing pool of renowned and international brands. Currently it’s making its groundbreaking mark in offices worldwide – including Johannesburg, London, Tokyo, San Francisco, Perth, Singapore, and Jakarta.
About AR & Co.
Augmented Reality & Co is Southeast Asia's largest augmented reality & innovative technology company, with the mission to deliver magical experiences and bring happiness to the world through innovative technology. Since 2009, AR&Co has become the most successful AR application creator and distributor in this region, and has developed hundreds of AR projects in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Phillipines, and Thailand.