Red Dot: S12 / Klangerfinder receive the Best of the Best Award 2023 for the development of the Telekom Sound Identity
S12 / Klangerfinder receive the highly respected “Best of the Best Award” at the prestigious Red Dot in the Sound category in Brands & Communications Design 2023 for outstanding achievements in the development and implementation of the Telekom Sound Identity.
What started at the end of 2018 with the development of a Telekom Sound DNA, the relaunch of the sound logo and the development of some UX sounds has evolved over the past years into an all-encompassing acoustic identity and a unique acoustic Telekom Experience. Over several years, projects were implemented at a wide variety of contact points such as communication, products, events, rooms, apps, animations, etc., and the acoustic Telekom Experience was successively expanded.
Andreas Graf, CEO of S12, commented on the award as follows: “We are very honored and extremely happy to receive the ‘Best of the Best Award’ at Red Dot for our work on the Telekom Sound Identity. This is a confirmation of our innovative approach and our pursuit of creative excellence. We are proud of our partnership with Telekom and look forward to continuing our sonic journey.”
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The Red Dot Award is regarded worldwide as one of the most prestigious seals of approval for outstanding design and creative achievements. The “Best of the Best Award” is only given to projects that stand out for their exceptional quality and innovative approach.
Telekom Senior Brand Manager Christian Hammerschmidt:
“We are very pleased that the Red Dot Award recognizes and honors the continuous development of our distinctive audio identity. With S12 / Klangerfinder, we successfully create experiences in which our brand is audible. After all, it is precisely the immediate effect of sound on people that helps to make brands tangible, easy to recognize and remember, and to bind people to them emotionally.”