Efterklang — We tune the world.

Efterklang has been delivering award-winning work in the Nordic countries and worldwide since 1956. The group of engineers, designers and technical specialists creates sound environments and solve vibration issues at all scales and in all sectors. Their services include brand communication and audio branding that reinforce emotions and encourage collaboration, concentration and consumer behaviour through psychoacoustics – the science of how humans perceive and respond to sound. Efterklang is based in Scandinavia with a team of more than 130 employees. They are part of AFRY – a European leader in engineering, design and advisory services.

Efterklang in an interview with Red Dot

Red Dot: Where do you see future challenges in communication design?
Efterklang: Sound design and audio branding are becoming increasingly important due to the increasing volume of secondary screens and voice technology. The challenge is to have a clear and strategic framework for audio branding that is flexible enough for a very fast-changing media landscape.

How do you convince your customers of the merit of your concepts?
We know that sound has a massive impact on us humans within brand communication, to say the least. In the same way as customers have an elaborate graphic profile, we recommend they also have an elaborate audio branding profile. It’s about having control over how the brand is perceived and affecting the customer’s customer.


Efterklang was awarded a Red Dot: Best of the Best in the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2021 for their Corporate Sound Concept “When voices become audio branding”:

Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2022

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