Brand Strategy of the Year: NTT DATA Business Solutions Wins the German Brand Award 2022
Bielefeld, June 10, 2022 – NTT DATA Business Solutions AG made a strong impression on the jury of the prestigious German Brand Award with its international rebranding project #Transformation2021. The leading international SAP consultancy for small and medium-sized enterprises has been recognized in two categories for the best brand strategy of the year 2022. NTT DATA Business Solutions has won in the category “Excellence in Brand Strategy and Creation – Brand Strategy of the Year” and received a “Special Mention” in the category “Excellence in Brand Strategy and Creation – Brand Design – Corporate Brand.”
The rebranding project #Transformation2021 marks a milestone in the history of the company. For over 30 years, the name itelligence has stood for top-notch SAP skills and solid industry expertise. In April 2021, a new era began – the previous, independent branding was transformed to match the NTT DATA Group branding. At that point, itelligence became NTT DATA Business Solutions. The rebranding also sent a signal internationally: the brand relaunch is part of NTT DATA Group’s large global growth and branding initiative being organized under the motto “ONE NTT DATA – Grow as one.”
Norbert Rotter, CEO of NTT DATA Business Solutions, commented: “As part of the NTT DATA Group, we’re now one of the leading international companies in the IT sector. We are systematically pursuing further growth, without forgetting our roots. We are looking forward to ‘transforming’ the advantages of belonging to the NTT DATA Group into added value for our customers. There is a spirit of optimism in the digitization industry. The German Brand Award is a visible sign of our plans for the future. It strengthens our global perception as a major brand in the digitization industry. And it increases our attractiveness for high potentials who use their international career opportunities with us.”
In addition to the new branding and new designs in internal and external communication, a global campaign titled “Transformation is not about technology” was launched in more than 30 national subsidiaries simultaneously.
“In a great company like ours, what’s most important is the people who are part of it. A strong brand is always built from the inside out. I accept the honor of the German Brand Award 2022 on behalf of the entire global team. It is a wonderful acknowledgement of our exceptional interdisciplinary cooperation and our unique corporate culture,” said Torsten Scholz, Chief Marketing Officer NTT DATA Business Solutions.
The rebranding project #Transformation2021 made a big impression on the jury of the German Brand Awards, which honors the best campaigns and most important brand builders every year. NTT DATA Business Solutions developed the rebranding project in cooperation with LHLK Agentur für Kommunikation and the agency wob AG, which was also recognized in this year’s German Brand Awards. For its work on the project for NTT DATA Business Solutions, B2B marketing agency wob AG won awards in the categories “Excellence in Brand Strategy and Creation – Brand Revival of the Year” and “Excellence in Brand Strategy and Creation – Brand Communication – 360° Campaign.”
The German Brand Award is one of the most important German marketing industry awards for brand management. It is presented every year by the German Brand Institute and the German Design Council, a non-profit foundation funded by the private sector. The German Design Council was founded in 1953 in order to boost the design expertise of German industry. Today, the German Brand Award is an internationally renowned award for successful brands, excellent brand management and effective brand communication. The jury consists of independent experts from the brand communication sector and the academic discipline of brand management, and it presents the awards in more than 60 categories.
About NTT DATA Business Solutions
NTT DATA Business Solutions designs, implements, manages, and continuously enhances SAP solutions to make them work for companies and their people. Aiming to help companies to transform, grow and become more successful, NTT DATA Business Solutions connects with a more than in-depth expertise for SAP solutions its clients´ business opportunities with the latest technologies – individually and across all business areas. As part of the NTT DATA group and as a global strategic partner of SAP, with close ties to other partners, NTT DATA Business Solutions gives clients and prospects access to innovative solutions and developments and thus makes an important contribution to innovation and long-term business success. NTT DATA Business Solutions employs around 12,000 people in 30 countries.
About NTT DATA
NTT DATA – a part of NTT Group – is a trusted global innovator of IT and business services headquartered in Tokyo. We help clients transform through consulting, industry solutions, business process services, digital & IT modernization and managed services. NTT DATA enables them, as well as society, to move confidently into the digital future. We are committed to our clients’ long-term success and combine global reach with local client attention to serve them in over 50 countries around the globe. Visit us at nttdata.com.
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