PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2020 OPENS FOR ENTRIES

  • 86% of people are more likely to buy a product that has won Product of the Year[1]
  • Product of the Year 2019 reached over 113 million consumers
  • The 2019 awards had 51 categories, incorporating educational technology for the first time

The world’s largest annual consumer voted award, Product of the Year, has announced that entries for its 2020 awards are now open, with the deadline for submissions on 31st July 2019.

Voted for by over 10,000 UK shoppers, the awards are designed to celebrate quality innovations across a wide range of categories and now in its 16th year, the famous red logo has become a signpost trusted by UK shoppers, with 86% more likely to buy a product if it displays the Product of the Year seal of approval. Winning brands see an average sales increase of 10-15%, with some seeing uplifts as high as 135%.

Use of the logo across multiple communication platforms such as TV, digital, social and in store, provides brands with the unrivalled opportunity to stand out in crowded marketplaces and ensures greater visibility on shelves.
Just four months on from the 2019 awards, winning brands have already enjoyed sales uplifts, including winner of the Protein Bar category, Grenade Carb Killa, who commented: “We’re so pleased to see Grenade Carb Killa receive the Product of the Year 2019 Award. With an ever health conscious consumer, knowing that our product is a market leader backed by over 10,000 consumers, we’ve already started to see sales increase thanks to the visibility the award has given us.”

The acknowledgment gained by winning this coveted award is second to none and the marketing programme to support the winning products ensures a positive sentiment is secured from shoppers, making each year more successful than the last. This year, the introduction of the new Blogger Panel, as well as extensive influencer activation, has ensured stand out social media visibility for the winning brands.

Mike Nolan, CEO of Product of the Year, said: “In 2020 we want to celebrate the brands who have launched products that are positively influencing consumers lives and providing them with everyday excellence they can rely on. Being so well recognised and respected by consumers, Product of the Year is a great tool to help boost sales and shout about a new product. The past 15 years has seen winning products, from Heinz ketchup turned upside down, Oxo Stock Pots and Olay Daily Facials 5-in-1 Dry Cloths to spirulina enriched pet food from PURINA ONE® DualNature™, is testament to the success the seal of approval can bring. Each year we have a host of impressive innovations put forward and we can’t wait to see the exciting new products entered this year!”

The 2019 awards marked the 15th anniversary of Product of the Year, with voters selecting winners across more categories than ever before, with 51 winners chosen from grocery to beauty, pet care and technology sectors. Next January the awards will take place once again and the winners of the survey conducted independently by Kantar TNS, one of the world’s leading research agencies, will be announced.

The awards are open to all products across a wide range of categories, launched in the UK in the past 18 months. All products undergo an independent judging process before being voted for by consumers. The overall winners will be invited to celebrate together at a glittering awards ceremony held at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel on January 23rd 2020. To enter your product or for more details visit http://www.productoftheyear.co.uk/enter/ or email helga@productoftheyear.co.uk

[1] TNS Omnibus Data May 2013

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