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Hermes Statuettes2016 Hermes Creative Awards Now Open!

2016 Hermes Creative Awards Now Open!

Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition that honors the messengers and creators of this revolution. Entrants are involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional programs and materials, and emerging technologies. The competition is designed for corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies, web innovators and freelancers.

There are almost 200 categories under print, web, social and electronic media. In addition to individual deliverables like annual reports, websites and videos, categories also include public relations/communication campaigns and media placements.

There’s a , in our industry. Creative marketers are rapidly incorporating new approaches to the age-old challenge of promoting a message, product or service.

There’s an , to discover, invent and integrate methods to brand, promote, market and communicate internally and externally.

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ava digital awards2016 AVA Winners Posted!

2016 AVA Winners Posted!

AVA Digital Awards 2016 results are posted to your My Account. We’ve been listening to your suggestions and have implemented a number of enhancements for 2016.

  • All materials such as notification letter and summary of results will be available as printable documents through My Account.
  • Also new this year, for winning entries, you have the option to go back into My Account and add credits, project summaries or any other information you want to display about that entry. The information will be included in your Winners listing.
  • If you did not upload a company logo, or input a company description or add social media links during registration, you can log back into My Account and add them at any time.
  • Awards and a free certificate for each winning entry can be ordered through direct links from My Account or through the AVA Digital Store.
  • Winners can access downloadable graphics, a news release, general information and order forms from our AVA Digital Store.

For more information email us at info@avaawards or call 214-377-3527. Also, while you are in the store, you can be assisted through Live Chat.

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blog header deadlineFINAL 2016 AVA Digital Awards Deadline TODAY!

FINAL 2016 AVA Digital Awards Deadline TODAY!

Time is running out to enter your best websites, apps, videos, social media, ads and other digital work in the AVA Digital Awards.

Early deadline entrants have already been notified of their results, all other entrants will be notified on or before Friday, January 29. As soon as your results are posted to your My Account, you will be alerted by email.

New for 2016 is a redesigned Winner’s list. Each winning entry will now receive its own page. Title of entry, category and company information will automatically be posted to the page along with a link to the entry file (only if permission to display was granted during the entry process). In addition, entrants can go back through My Account and add any credits, project summaries or information that would enhance the listing.

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ava digital awardsAVA Awards Posting Winners Early

AVA Awards Posting Winners Early

We’ve been listening to your suggestions and have implemented a number of enhancements for 2016.

  • We are posting scores as soon as we can, instead of waiting until after the deadline to post all at once. All winners will be posted on our Winner’s list and map by 5pm central time, Friday, January 29.

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    Klick2015-16 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Klick Inc.

    2015-16 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Klick Inc.

    We’re showcasing select entries that stand out until all the AVA Digital Awards winners are announced. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted.

    AVA Digital Awards Organization: Klick Inc.
    Title of Entry: “Zach King Brings Christmas Bling to Klick!”
    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Category: 167. Corporate Entertainment Video

    Zach King is a YouTube star and there are reasons for it, starting with creativity. Zach is a master of photography and editing. He’s a charismatic on-camera talent as well.

    In the video for Klick Inc., “Zach King Brings Christmas Bling to Klick!,” Zach helps a slacker office worker with a long overdue project meet a short deadline. Zach is magic.

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    Appalachian-State-University2015-16 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Appalachian State University

    2015-16 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Appalachian State University

    We’re showcasing select entries that stand out until all the AVA Digital Awards winners are announced. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted.

    AVA Digital Awards Organization: Appalachian State University
    Title of Entry: “Masters’ Matter — Appalachian State University School of Graduate Studies”
    Location: Boone, North Carolina
    Category: 214. Writing in Video Production Creativity

    Writing concisely for a television commercial is like poetry; the phrases have to be tight, the content concise, and the words imaginative. You also have to marry the words to images in a complimentary fashion. And above all, you have to tell a story. Appalachian State University did it all, plus some.

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    Saatchi-and-Saatchi-Wellness2015-16 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

    2015-16 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

    We’re showcasing select entries that stand out until all the AVA Digital Awards winners are announced. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted.

    AVA Digital Awards Company: Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
    Title of Entry: “Street Fare Social”
    Location: New York, New York
    Category: 3c. Social Campaign

    Social media campaigns usually don’t start with chalk and a sidewalk, but that’s exactly what happened in New York. In an effort to raise awareness and to feed the hungry of New York City, Crossroads Community Services took to the streets…literally.

    The campaign, created by Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, used guerrilla art to put a face on hunger in the neighborhoods where the the problem loomed the largest. The chalk art spread across social media platforms and around the world, spawning similar campaigns in other major cities.

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    Tech ReviewsThis Week’s Latest Tech Gadgets – January 4, 2016

    This Week’s Latest Tech Gadgets – January 4, 2016

    I can’t get to every product I want to but there’s some really cool/great stuff here in my office. So here’s a sentence or two on a bunch of “stuff” I have here pilling up – some new, some not so new.

    Bracketron  JamSpotBracketron JamSpot Bluetooth tablet stand

    The Bracketron JamSpot Bluetooth tablet stand (http://www.bracketron.com $49.99) does it all for tablet users.

    It keeps your tablet handsfree in portrait or landscape position in angles from zero to 70-degrees. On the bottom are a pair of built-in speakers to give you much better sound than the tablet itself.

    There’s also a rechargeable battery to power the speakers and when the stands not in use, fold it up and stick in a drawer.

    Cost: $49.99
    Details: www.bracketron.com

     

    GOgroove’s BlueSYNC RST alarm clock

    GOgroove’s BlueSYNC RST alarm clock is a great nightstand all-in-one with a dual alarm clock, NFC pairing, charging station, wireless (Bluetooth) speaker, FM radio (whats that?) and even a mic for handsfree calls.

    For charging, put your device on the built-in holder and plug in your charging cable to the USB port. This lets it (www.gogroove.com $59.99) be Samsung, Apple or whatever friendly.

    A line I say over and over again is Power, Power, Power, to keep your portable electronics go-ing.

    Cost: $59.99
    Details: www.gogroove.com

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    2015-16 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: AMF Media Group

    While all the winners of the 2015-16 AVA Digital Awards won’t be announced for a while, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted.

    AVA Digital Awards Company: AMF Media Group
    Title of Entry: “Mother’s Day 2015”
    Location: San Ramon, California
    Category: 104. Religious Web Video

    Most everyone is the marketing communications world considers him or herself to be a storyteller. And there are a lot of good stories told. The story itself is important, but so is technique. Sometimes you don’t need dramatic music, awe-inspiring cinematography, or a riveting script to put the point across.

    AMF Media Group is a California-based full service communications agency whose motto is “We Bring Message to Life.” AMF certainly did in a video titled “Mother’s Day 2015.” It’s a simple video consisting of mothers and daughters speaking to a camera while the viewer eavesdrops. The result is an emotional message framing an unique bond.

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