gallery-1-870x250This Week’s Latest Tech Gadgets – April 14, 2015

This Week’s Latest Tech Gadgets – April 14, 2015

By Gregg Ellman
@greggellman@greggellman

Tech product reviews of the SXories Weye Feye tool for DSLRs, Tylt VU wireless charging car mount and the BuQu Tech PowerArmour iPhone case.

SXories Weye Feye

The SXories Weye Feye is a small piece of hardware that makes a whole lot of work simple for DSLR photographers.

It connects to your digital camera and creates its own WiFi network so the camera can be fired wirelessly with a free app (iOS and Android) on a smartphone.

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hermes header2015 Hermes Final Deadline TODAY

2015 Hermes Final Deadline TODAY

Are you marketing yourself and your company as well as you market your client? Winning a Hermes Creative Award is an inexpensive way to distinguish your work from your competition.

 

Enter online and fill in a URL or upload a file. In most cases, the work speaks for itself. No long, time-consuming essays.

Our judges have been reviewing entries for over a month. Winners will be announced in three weeks.

Per entry fees are $65 or $150 for campaigns and programs.

With 195 categories, there is a category that fits what you do.

Engage with your followers. Share news of your wins and awards on social networks like Twitter, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn. Select winners are featured on the AMCP blog (with permission).

Hermes recognition proves to bosses and clients that you are producing great work that is appreciated within the industry.

Only judges see entries unless you give Hermes permission to display your work on our social media outlets.

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merchantcantos-hermes-award2015 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: MerchantCantos

2015 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: MerchantCantos

While the winners for the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards won’t be announced until May 1, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted. Haven’t entered yet? There’s still time!

Hermes Creative Awards Company: MerchantCantos
Location: New York, New York
Client: Philips
Title of Entry: “Illumination and Beyond”
Category: 156. Corporate Image Video

 

Corporate image videos come in many shapes and sizes, but most employ soaring music and a “voice of god” narrative over pretty pictures. That is one way to tell a story; MerchantCantos found a different approach.

MerchantCantos is a communications agency with offices in New York, London, Dubai and Hong Kong. It has an impressive list of clients including Philips Lighting. Recently the agency was tasked with producing a video highlighting Philips’ advanced lighting systems.

The creative team went with a light touch instead of a heavy hand.  Using a “day in the life” format, the video follows a woman from sunup through darkness to illustrate the role lighting plays in not just her life but everyone’s. The clever technique allows the producers to pull back the curtain to take a peek behind the scenes.

Visit the MerchantCantos website to watch the video>>

Philips Advance Lighting Video

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akmerkez-shopping-cetner2015 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Akmerkez

2015 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Akmerkez

While the winners for the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards won’t be announced until May 1, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted. Haven’t entered yet? There’s still time!

Hermes Creative Awards Company: Akmerkez
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Title of Entry: “Akmerkez New Year Event 2015″
Category: 81c. Special Event Communication Strategy

 

Who needs Ryan Seacrest and Maria Carey at a Times Square New Years Eve when you have the Dogulu brothers at the Akmerkez Shopping Center in Istanbul, Turkey?

At the request of city officials, organizers threw “Istanbul’s Most Amazing New Year Ever” and invited everyone on a cold snowy night. The two office towers, 14 and 17 stories, were transformed into video screens while the space below was decorated with snow globes and seasonal lighting. The street celebration drew 20,000 people and was covered live on several television channels. The event gained hundreds of placements in print and online, reaching more than 20 million people.

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YRK-Magazine-Issue-6-cover2015 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: YRK Magazine

2015 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: YRK Magazine

While the winners for the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards won’t be announced until May 1, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted. Haven’t entered yet? There’s still time!

Hermes Creative Awards Company: YRK Magazine
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Title of Entry: “YRK Issue 06″
Category: 18. Magazine

 

YRK Magazine is “the collective voice of downtown York, Pennsylvania and its surroundings.” It features all the happenings including music, food, shopping and art. The magazine is a stylistic tour de force that combines artistic photography, clever layout and sharp writing.

The final product is a classy publication that engages the reader while taking them on an entertaining tour of people, places and events. If downtown York is anything like the magazine, then it must be an amazing place. New York or Chicago should be so lucky.

Here’s a peek at the cover and several spreads:

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2015 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Productions by Cason Smith

While the winners for the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards won’t be announced until May 1, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted. Haven’t entered yet? There’s still time!

Hermes Creative Awards Company: Productions by Cason Smith
Location: Rowland Heights, California
Title of Entry: “How To eSave A Life”
Category: 186. Audio Program

 

Cason SmithRadio production is something of a lost art form. In its heyday, before the advent of television, radio broadcasting entertained millions of Americans. A good radio production stirs the imagination while conjuring visual images through music, sound effects and dialogue. In today’s terms think podcast, or in this case the best podcast you ever heard.

Cason Smith has been working in audio in Southern California for more than 20 years. He recently produced a radio program called “How to eSave a Life.” The program is a well scripted docu-drama that delivers a strong message, drawing the listeners into a life and death struggle.

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2015 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: American Heart Association

While the winners for the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards won’t be announced until May 1, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted. Haven’t entered yet? There’s still time!

Hermes Creative Awards Organization: American Heart Association
Location: Dallas, Texas
Title of Entry: “The Heart of a Dancer”
Category: 171. Nonprofit video

 

American Heart AssociationThe American Heart Association‘s mission is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and strokes. AHA educates people about how to prevent disease through diet, exercise and medical intervention.

The Association recently produced a video to promote its mission. It’s a story about heart–both literally and figuratively. The video is well crafted with creative photography and dramatic lighting. The producers stayed away from a heavy handed script with melodramatic music, simply letting the subjects tell this heartfelt story. Overall, it’s an emotional experience with a happy ending highlighting a teenage girl who has–yes–heart.

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NAVEX Global2015 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: NAVEX Global

2015 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: NAVEX Global

While the winners for the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards won’t be announced until May 1, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted. Haven’t entered yet? There’s still time!

Hermes Creative Awards Company: NAVEX Global
Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Title of Entry: NAVEX Global’s Ethics & Compliance Matters Blog
Category: 136. Blog (Overall)

 

NAVEX Global supports the ethics and compliance programs of more than 8,000 organizations worldwide. Part of its services includes a blog for its clients located at blog.navexglobal.com.

The NAVEX blog is well designed with subtle but sleek graphics and an easily navigable layout. The site is simple but sophisticated. Covering topics such as workplace harassment and bribery and corruption, the content, which is created for ethics and compliance officers around the world, is solid and timely. The articles are engaging as well as informative.

Ethics & Compliance Matters

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2015 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Bard Access Systems

While the winners for the 2015 Hermes Creative 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. Haven’t entered yet? There’s still time!

Hermes Creative Awards Company: Bard Access Systems
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Title of Entry: “PowerGlide™ Midline Catheter”
Category: 14. Brochure

Bard Access SystemsWith the prominence of online publishing increasing, print publications are becoming scarcer. But there is still a market for them, and if done right, the results can be amazing.

Whoever thought that an overview of a catheter could be so stylistic and classy? Bard Access Systems develops, manufactures and distributes vascular access devices. When it introduced its new PowerGlide™ Midline Catheter, Bard created a graphically stunning brochure. The illustrations practically jump off the page.

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gallery-7-870x250-012015 Hermes Deadline TOMORROW

2015 Hermes Deadline TOMORROW

Is your work among the world’s best?

Hermes Creative Awards provides third-party, peer validation. Since 1994, Hermes parent organization, the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals has evaluated over 200 thousand entries from the world’s top creative firms and professionals.

Online Entry Is Quick and Easy.

Online Entry Is Quick and Easy.

1. REGISTER – PLEASE UPLOAD YOUR COMPANY LOGO AND FILL IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION FOR TWITTER, FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN AND GOOGLE+. THIS INFORMATION APPEARS ON OUR LIST OF WINNING ENTRIES.
2. INPUT YOUR TITLE OF ENTRY AND CHOOSE A CATEGORY. ADD A URL FOR YOUR ENTRY AT THIS TIME OR UPLOAD A FILE AFTER CHECKOUT.
3. AT CHECKOUT, YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE OPTION TO PAY BY CHECK OR CREDIT CARD. IF YOU CLICK ON CHECK, YOU CAN MAIL IN A CHECK OR GO BACK INTO MY ACCOUNT LATER AND PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD.
4. UPLOAD FILES FOR YOUR ENTRIES OR SELECT THE MAIL IN BUTTON AND YOU ARE DONE.

 

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