Brand Impact Awards 2018: shortlist announced

After many impassioned debates between the world-class judging panel (opens in new tab), less than a quarter of the projects submitted to Computer Arts' Brand Impact Awards (opens in new tab) have made the shortlist. We can now reveal those 47 projects, from 30 different agencies – scroll down for the full list.

Computer Arts' Brand Impact Awards reward the very best branding from around the world, and the scheme's rich heritage of past winners represents the cream of the global branding industry.

This year, the Brand Impact Awards received a record number of entries – 194 projects, from 79 different agencies. The winning and highly commended projects will be revealed at the fifth-annual Brand Impact Awards ceremony at the Ham Yard Hotel, London, on Thursday 6 September.

Early bird prices are valid until 22 July, so book your tickets now (opens in new tab) to join the world's top agencies and discover 2018's big winners. Meanwhile, take a look back at the Brand Impact Awards 2017 winners.

Book your Brand Impact Awards tickets (opens in new tab)

Being shortlisted for the Brand Impact Awards is an accolade in itself. Standards are unfalteringly high, and if judges felt that none of the projects submitted in a category met the criteria, that category was cut altogether. Those criteria are:

  • A strong, compelling concept that's appropriate for the client
  • Beautiful and consistent execution across two or more brand touchpoints
  • Branding that stands head and shoulders above the rest of its market sector

Even being the only agency shortlisted in a category does not necessarily mean taking home a coveted BIA trophy on the night. So without further ado, in alphabetical order, here are the 29 agencies that have made the shortlist in the Brand Impact Awards 2018...

&SMITH (opens in new tab)

Ella Canta by &SMITH

Ella Canta by &SMITH
  • Project: Ella Canta
  • Shortlisted: Bars & Restaurants

&andstudio (opens in new tab)

SMK by &andstudio

SMK by &andstudio
  • Project: SMK
  • Shortlisted: Education

Alphabetical (opens in new tab)

Meta typeface for Fashion Business School by Alphabetical

Meta typeface for Fashion Business School by Alphabetical
  • Project: Fashion Business School 2018
  • Shortlisted: Education

Byron Close by Alphabetical

Byron Close by Alphabetical
  • Project: Byron Close Estate
  • Shortlisted: Not-For-Profit

BrandOpus (opens in new tab)

Twinings London Edition by BrandOpus

Twinings London Edition by BrandOpus
  • Project: Twinings London Edition
  • Shortlisted: FMCG

SCRUBD by BrandOpus

SCRUBD by BrandOpus
  • Project: SCRUBD
  • Shortlisted: Pharmaceuticals & Toiletries

Design Bridge (opens in new tab)

Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla by Design Bridge

Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla by Design Bridge
  • Project: Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla
  • Shortlisted: Wine, Beer & Spirits

DesignStudio (opens in new tab)

Springster by DesignStudio

Springster by DesignStudio
  • Project: Springster
  • Shortlisted: Not-for-Profit

FITCH (opens in new tab)

adidas Predator product film
(opens in new tab)
  • Project: adidas Predator product film
  • Shortlisted: Sports

GBH.London (opens in new tab)

MOB Hotel of the People by GBH

MOB Hotel of the People by GBH
  • Project: MOB Hotel of the People
  • Shortlisted: Transport & Travel

Hat-Trick Design (opens in new tab)

Life Kitchen by hat-trick

Life Kitchen by hat-trick
  • Project: Life Kitchen
  • Shortlisted: Not-for-Profit

Centre Point London by hat-trick

Centre Point London by hat-trick
  • Project: Centre Point London
  • Shortlisted: Property

Here Design (opens in new tab)

Piccolo by Here Design

Piccolo by Here Design
  • Project: Piccolo
  • Shortlisted: Artisan

LA Brewery by Here Design

LA Brewery by Here Design
  • Project: LA Brewery
  • Shortlisted: Wine, Beer & Spirits

interabang (opens in new tab)

GREK Tea by interabang

GREK Tea by interabang
  • Project: GREK Tea
  • Shortlisted: Artisan

Jack Renwick Studio (opens in new tab)

Wide Horizons by Jack Renwick Studio

Wide Horizons by Jack Renwick Studio
  • Project: Wide Horizons
  • Shortlisted: Education

Johnson Banks (opens in new tab)

Historic Houses by Johnson Banks

Historic Houses by Johnson Banks
  • Project: Historic Houses
  • Shortlisted: Culture

Johnson Banks by Johnson Banks

Johnson Banks by Johnson Banks
  • Project: Johnson Banks
  • Shortlisted: Self-Branding

Magpie Studio (opens in new tab)

Bandido Coffee Co. by Magpie

Bandido Coffee Co. by Magpie
  • Project: Bandido Coffee Co.
  • Shortlisted: Artisan

Lovat Park Homes by Magpie

Lovat Park Homes by Magpie
  • Project: Lovat Park Homes
  • Shortlisted: Property

Mark Studio (opens in new tab)

Manchester Literature Festival 2017 by Mark Studio

Manchester Literature Festival 2017 by Mark Studio
  • Project: Manchester Literature Festival 2017
  • Shortlisted: Culture

Music (opens in new tab)

Joe Coleman website by Music

Joe Coleman website by Music
  • Project: Joe Coleman website
  • Shortlisted: Self-Branding

Kitbag by Music

Kitbag by Music
  • Project: Kitbag
  • Shortlisted: Sports

NB Studio (opens in new tab)

The Glenlivet Code by NB Studio

The Glenlivet Code by NB Studio
  • Project: The Glenlivet Code
  • Shortlisted: Luxury and Wine, Beer & Spirits

Jambo! by NB Studio

Jambo! by NB Studio
  • Project: Jambo!
  • Shortlisted: Retail

Onwards (opens in new tab)

Someone Who by Onwards

Someone Who by Onwards
  • Project: Someone Who
  • Shortlisted: Professional Services

Peter & Paul (opens in new tab)

Humankind by Peter & Paul

Humankind by Peter & Paul
  • Project: Humankind
  • Shortlisted: Not-for-Profit

Pinkeye Design Studio (opens in new tab)

Gatsu Gatsu by Pinkeye Design Studio

Gatsu Gatsu by Pinkeye Design Studio
  • Project: Gatsu Gatsu
  • Shortlisted: Bars & Restaurants

Chez Claire by Pinkeye Design Studio

Chez Claire by Pinkeye Design Studio
  • Project: Chez Claire
  • Shortlisted: Luxury

SomeOne (opens in new tab)

Spyscape by SomeOne

Spyscape by SomeOne
  • Project: Spyscape
  • Shortlisted: Culture

Studio Output (opens in new tab)

RizeUp UK by Studio Output

RizeUp UK by Studio Output
  • Project: RizeUp UK
  • Shortlisted: Not-for-Profit

BBC Sport by Studio Output

BBC Sport by Studio Output
  • Project: BBC Sport
  • Shortlisted: Sports

Studio Sutherl& (opens in new tab)

Agatha Christie Limited by Studio Sutherl&

Agatha Christie Limited by Studio Sutherl&
  • Project: Agatha Christie Limited
  • Shortlisted: Publishing

Start-rite by Studio Sutherland

Start-rite by Studio Sutherl&
  • Project: Start-rite
  • Shortlisted: Retail

Superunion (opens in new tab)

Shakespeare's Globe by Superunion

Shakespeare's Globe by Superunion
  • Project: Shakespeare's Globe
  • Shortlisted: Entertainment

London Symphony Orchestra 2018/19 by Superunion

London Symphony Orchestra 2018/19 by Superunion
  • Project: London Symphony Orchestra 2018/19 
  • Shortlisted: Entertainment

Thinking and Drinking by Superunion

Thinking and Drinking by Superunion
  • Project: Thinking and Drinking
  • Shortlisted: Self-Branding

Inside the Mind of Mark Denton by Superunion

Inside the Mind of Mark Denton by Superunion
  • Project: Inside the Mind of Mark Denton
  • Shortlisted: Self-Branding

Elliptic by Superunion

Elliptic by Superunion
  • Project: Elliptic
  • Shortlisted: Technology & Telecoms

Level by Superunion

Level by Superunion
  • Project: Level
  • Shortlisted: Transport & Travel

Plava Laguna by Superunion

Plava Laguna by Superunion
  • Project: Plava Laguna
  • Transport & Travel

Tangent (opens in new tab)

Eden Mill by Tangent

Eden Mill by Tangent
  • Project: Eden Mill 
  • Shortlisted: Wine, Beer & Spirits

Taxi Studio (opens in new tab)

Peace Tea by Taxi Studio

Peace Tea by Taxi Studio
  • Project: Peace Tea
  • Shortlisted: FMCG

The Beautiful Meme (opens in new tab)

01T by The Beautiful Meme

01T by The Beautiful Meme
  • Project: 01T
  • Shortlisted: Technology & Telecoms

Wolff Olins (opens in new tab)

Lafayette Anticipations by Wolff Olins

Lafayette Anticipations by Wolff Olins
  • Project: Lafayette Anticipations
  • Shortlisted: Culture

WPA Pinfold (opens in new tab)

Moorhouse's Brewery by WPA Pinfold

Moorhouse's Brewery by WPA Pinfold
  • Project: Moorhouse's Brewery
  • Shortlisted: Wine, Beer & Spirits

Y&R Branding (opens in new tab)

UEFA Nations League by Y&R Branding

UEFA Nations League by Y&R Branding
  • Project: UEFA Nations League 
  • Shortlisted: Sports

Buy your Brand Impact Awards tickets now! (opens in new tab)

Tickets include drinks reception, canapés and bowl food, and of course a chance to toast your success or drown your sorrows at the BIA after-party.

Buy early-bird tickets (opens in new tab) (until Sunday 22 July)
Seats: £105 + VAT

Standard tickets
Seats: £115 + VAT

A group discount of 10% per ticket is available for five or more tickets purchased at the same time.

Good luck to all the shortlisted agencies!

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Nick is a content strategist and copywriter. He has worked with world-class agencies including Superunion, Wolff Olins and Vault49 on brand storytelling, tone of voice and verbal strategy for global brands such as Virgin, Pepsi and TikTok. Nick launched the Brand Impact Awards (opens in new tab) in 2013 while editor of Computer Arts, and remains chair of judges. He's written for Creative Bloq on design and branding matters since the site's launch.