Spritzer Malaysia (“Spritzer” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has won the national award for the water category of the World Branding Awards – Brand of the Year 2021-2022, a premier award recognition programme organised by the World Branding Forum.
|Mr. Richard Rowles, Global Chairman, World Branding Forum and Dr. Chuah Chaw Teo, Director of Spritzer Bhd [L-R]
The national award was presented to Spritzer on 25 November 2021 in a virtual ceremony (video). The 14th edition of the World Branding Awards – Brand of the Year 2021-2022 saw more than 5,300 brands from over 60 countries nominated across multiple categories, with 500 brands winning awards, of which there are three categories – global, regional and national.
“Spritzer is very delighted to have again won the prestigious World Branding Award. This achievement is a very powerful endorsement of the popularity and trust of the Spritzer Brand to our loyal and faithful consumer, and I want to take this opportunity to appreciate and thank you all for your very strong support. Without you, Spritzer would not have been where we are today,” said Dr. Chuah Chaw Teo, Director of Spritzer Bhd.
The national award is presented to only the top household brands in each participating country that have been judged to be truly exceptional. Only one national award is given to a brand from each product or service category from participating countries.
The World Branding Awards has a judging and voting process that takes into consideration public participation through online voting, which is given a weightage of 30%. Brand evaluation by the World Branding Forum has a weightage of 30% while consumer market research conducted by the World Branding Forum has a weightage of 40%.
Spritzer Natural Mineral Water has also been awarded 3 stars by a panel of professional taste experts comprising chefs and sommeliers in the Superior Taste Award 2021 organised by the Brussels-based International Taste Institute. To be awarded 3 stars, products must have overall scores of over 90% and be considered an exceptional product by the 200 jury members from 20 countries that have been carefully selected based on their experience in tasting.
The jury of the Superior Taste Award 2021 noted that Spritzer Natural Mineral Water has a crystalline visual as well as refreshing and uplifting character with soft, delicate water and great mineral persistence at the end of the mouth.
Spritzer would like to thank our consumers for their endless support and loyalty as we strive to maintain the quality of our silica-rich natural mineral water from underground aquifers in a pristine 330-acre site located in Taiping, Perak neighbouring a tropical rainforest. As a business that cares, the Company will continue to give back to society and offer only the best quality to our consumers.
Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Three National Film Board of Canada produced and co-produced short films are being featured at the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF), with in-person screenings October 1 through 10, and virtual screenings available across Alberta from October 4 at 9 a.m. to October 31 at 9 p.m.
Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again by Courtney Montour (34 min)
Sunday, October 3, 3:15 p.m. | Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre (Studio A 5.0: Reality Bytes)
Wednesday, October 6, 1:30 p.m. | Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre (Short Stop: EIFF U)
Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again shares the powerful story of Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought for more than two decades to challenge sex discrimination against First Nations women embedded in Canada’s Indian Act, and became a key figure in Canada’s women’s rights movement. Using never-before-seen archival footage and audio recordings, Mohawk filmmaker Courtney Montour engages in a deeply personal conversation with the late Mohawk woman, who challenged sexist and genocidal government policies that stripped First Nations women and children of their Indian status when they married non-Indian men.
Montour speaks with the late Cree activist Nellie Carlson, Mary’s lifelong friend and co-founder of Indian Rights for Indian Women, and meets with Edmonton’s Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse and her daughter Isabella in Mary’s kitchen in Kahnawà:ke to honour the legacy of a woman who galvanized a national network of allies to help restore Indian status to thousands of First Nations women and children.
Award: Best Director, 2021 Weengushk International Film Festival
Press kit: mediaspace.nfb.ca/epk/mary-two-axe-earley-i-am-indian-again
Into Light by Sheona McDonald (19 min)
Friday, October 8, 3:30 p.m. at Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre (Short Stop: Queer Eye 2.0)
When a child reveals who they truly are on the inside, how does a parent set aside their own expectations to help them become their most authentic self? Set against the northern landscape of Yellowknife, Sheona McDonald’s new documentary captures a season of change as a mother and child navigate the complexities of gender identity together.
Press kit: mediaspace.nfb.ca/epk/into-light-short-film
Affairs of the Art by Joanna Quinn and Les Mills (16 min)
Co-produced by Beryl Productions International and NFB
Saturday, October 9, 8:30 p.m. | Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre (Short Stop: The Naughty Bits)
The first co-production between Beryl Productions International and the NFB, Affairs of the Art features Quinn’s signature hand-drawn animation with attitude and Mills’ raucously humorous scenarios, in an endearing romp through one family’s eccentric addictions.
The film comes to Edmonton after a tour of some of the world’s major festivals, garnering distinguished honours: Special Jury Distinction for Direction – Short Film, 2021 Annecy International Animation Film Festival; Award for Best Animation – International Competition, 2021 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival; Jury Award in the Comedy category, 2021 Aspen Shortsfest; Award for Best Short Film, 2021 Kaboom Animation Festival, Amsterdam.
Press kit: mediaspace.nfb.ca/epk/affairs-of-the-art
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The RepTrak Company released the annual Global RepTrak®100 survey, ranking the LEGO Group as the most highly regarded company in the world when it comes to corporate reputation for the second year running.
Chief Executive Officer of the LEGO Group, Niels B. Christiansen, commented on the results:
Im very proud of everyone at the LEGO Group who contributed to us being recognised as the most reputable company for the second year in a row. During a difficult year we prioritized doing whats right and lived our values. We supported those in need and inspired children and families through play. Being able to have a positive impact on society motivates us every day.
The Global RepTrak®100 study developed by The RepTrak Company measures the corporate reputation of 100 companies by asking the public in 15 countries questions about the emotional appeal of each company. The study scores the companies on seven dimensions: Products & Services, Innovation, Workplace, Governance, Citizenship, Leadership and Performance.