The Product of the Year (PoY) survey is the world’s largest consumer-voted awards, established 25 years ago in France and operates in 37 countries. The purpose of the PoY Awards is to guide consumers to the best products in their market and reward manufacturers for quality and innovation.
In South Africa, the PoY seal is backed by the votes of 5,000 consumers. Winners are chosen in its respective category through a nationally representative online study conducted by Nielsen. Winning products also receive the right to feature the PoY seal for one year, showing the product’s leadership position among consumers.
The awards were given to those Samsung products that users felt embodied and excellence in their particular categories. Samsung SUHD TV received the Television category award, Samsung’s Gear VR was voted Product of the Year 2017 in the Wearables category and the Galaxy S7 Edge top honours in the Mobile Phone category.
“Samsung is thrilled to receive the accolades, as they reinforce our commitment to adding value and leading the way in innovation and technology development. As these result are the voice of the consumer, the outcomes inspire us to continue to deliver ground-breaking products and solutions that meet the needs of our users,” says Michelle Potgieter, Director of Brand and Product Marketing and Communications at Samsung South Africa.
Product of the Year South Africa (POYSA) as an organisation promotes, recognises and celebrates innovation in consumer science and measures winners against strict criteria. Dedicated to helping consumers identify exceptional leading-edge products, the PoY ratings are polled from a base of over 5 000 local consumers. Winning organisations are considered the leaders in their field and their products are seen as a testament to quality and excellence.
Samsung’s SUHD TV is an authentic 4K, curved UHD TV that delivers an impressive features list including smart home connectivity capabilities. The Gear VR is one of the most immersive entertainment solutions available, enabling users to experience virtual reality like never before. Finally, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a smart phone that offers the slimmest without compromising screen size and delivers a professional grade camera, coupled with effective water and dust resistance, as well as a dedicated security solution to provide around-the-clock security.
“These awards offer a level of acknowledgement from our customers that serves to emphasise the value these products add to the market. Samsung will now use these latest honours as inspiration to help us to continue not only meeting the needs of our consumers, but also leading the way in technology development,” Potgieter concludes.