Blog Headers (1)2019 AVA Awards Spotlight: Devlo Media

2019 AVA Awards Spotlight: Devlo Media

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy Award entries throughout the competition. 

AVA Digital Awards Organization: Devlo Media
Location: Pawtucket, RI
Title of Entry: “’Storitellah’ | Brian Otieno Sees Impossible”
Category:  82. Web-Based Production | Short Form Web Video < 3 Minutes | Documentary

“Storitellah,” is a short film about photographer Brian Otieno, a Kenyan photojournalist who is documenting the vibrancy of life in Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa under the pseudonym Storitellah.

“On a recent trip to Kenya, we met with Brian at 5:30 AM in Kibera at his favorite spot for sunrise. As filmmakers and photographers, we all use Canon Cameras so it was Canon’s tag line, “See Impossible” which inspired this short film.” – Devlo Media

The video’s storytelling capabilities and photos spliced in from Brian allows viewers to tap into his expert eye, invaluable knowledge of local culture, and desire to showcase some of the happier and more vibrant times in Kibera.

To view Devlo Media’s full campaign, visit their Vimeo page here, or watch the video below.

Featuring – Brian Otieno – storitellah.com/
Director | Producer | Editor – John Lavall devlomedia.com
Cinematographer | Producer – Kate Kelley devlomedia.com
Producer – Audrey Emerson devlomedia.com
Photography – Lou Bopp loubopp.com
Composer – Emmett Cooke soundtrack.ie
Colorist – Arianna Shinning Star apache.tv/arianna-shining-star/

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6353758172019 Company Feature: z2

2019 Company Feature: z2

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy Companies.

Organization:
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Location: Waukesha, WI
Title of Entry: “Addy Awards Video”
Category: Video Production | Video 

If you’ve ever been involved with the Addy Awards, you know someone gets tasked with creating the promotion and themed materials each year. It’s no small task and proves to be a big challenge to do something new, but is also a great opportunity to showcase your creativity, which z2 has done expertly. As long-time Addy participants and supporters, this video knocked our socks off.

We had to know more — so we asked. It turns out z2 put out an all-call audition out via Facebook for kids age 10-14. They ended up with 26 kids (and one dog) who volunteered for the project – no paid actors. But they did throw them a pizza party for everyone.

This particular video was the intro to the ADDY Awards ceremony. They also filmed 3 vignettes/breakers for the ceremony during the same shoot which you can view in the embed below.

z2 filmed the entire video on a RED Dragon, DJI Mavic Drone in one 12-hour day at three sets/locations, including an old dead-end road. They purchased two old soapbox cars and repainted them to fit the story. And sourced a bunch of retro cars, clothing, and props to make the film feel like it was in the 70’s ala “The Bad News Bears” or “The Sandlot” — two amazing films if you ask us.

All in all, z2 Marketing is a standout submission and we’re so pleased to have creative experts like them involved in our competitions.

To watch their full video, please click HERE, or peruse the full set below.

Our current competition is the 2019 MarCom Awards. The deadline is Thursday, September 12th. Enter now.

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Epsilon2019 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Epsilon

2019 MarCom Awards Spotlight: Epsilon

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy MarCom Awards entries throughout the competition. 

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Organization:
 Epsilon
Location: San Francisco, CA
Title of Entry: “Google — A Home with a View”
Category: 263c. Digital Media | E-Communication | E-mail Campaign ($175)

 

“Hey Google, show me an early front runner for the MarCom Award Winners.”

Hopefully, you’ll land on this campaign from the folks at Epsilon. Their team did an incredible job educating new Hub owners on the benefits and FAQ’s they have in their first few days of owning their new fancy toy, and also spurring an increase of engagement and usage for their device.

They had great success from their Automated Email Campaign which resulted in a 300% increase in usage among those who opened their emails.

Talk about provable ROI!

To view Epsilon’s full campaign, visit here and use the password: ch1rp

The final deadline for the 2019 MarCom Awards is Thursday, September 12th. Enter now.

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FB Cover Photo (2)2019 MarCom Awards Open – Deadline September 12th

2019 MarCom Awards Open – Deadline September 12th

Are you ready?

Fitting in makes you blend and fade into the background but standing out and being different empowers you. Makes you unique. Allows you to be more creative. We love to see those who make their mark on the world and inspire us daily. We want to encourage you to get excited, gather your information, submit your best work, and make your MARC with us!

Each year, thousands of advertising professionals, corporate communicators, public relations professionals, designers, writers, developers, digital marketers, strategists, interactive agencies, creators, and technologists worldwide have competed for the coveted recognition of the MarCom award. This competition is your opportunity to be honored as one of the premier teams in the industry.

Our winners over the last sixteen years have been some of the best in the business, disruptors of the industry, and revolutionary creatives who have made the world a more beautiful and more creative place to live. Don’t you want to join them?

Enter Today

Our past entrants know, but if you’re new to the MarCom Awards, here’s what makes us stand out:

Low Entry Fees

At $95 or $175 for a campaign or plan, MarCom is a fraction of the cost of other competitions.

Quick Results

Judging begins as soon as entries start coming in. First results will be posted around mid-October. Final posting will be November 1. Entrants are notified by automated email when results are posted to their My Accounts.

Easy Entry Process

Register, then let the online entry system quickly guide you through the process. Once you’ve chosen your entry title and selected a category, you can abandon the entry process and pick up where you left off at any time. Type in URLs or upload files. You can even come back and pay.

Merit-based Judging

Since each entry is judged on its own merits, in most cases, no accompanying materials or explanations are necessary. You won’t need to spend hours drafting the perfect explanation of your category. Just send it in and we’ll take it from there.

Comprehensive Winners List

Each winning entry has its own dedicated page. Winners can add credits, project summaries or any other information to publicly display with the entry. Winners are also able to hide their entries should they/their clients wish.

Unparalleled Statuettes

The MarCom statuette has been a highly respected symbol of achievement within the marketing and communication industry. The custom-designed, hand-tooled MarCom graces the trophy cases of some of the top business and communication firms in the world.

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Vssl Blog Header2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: VSSL

2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: VSSL

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy dotCOMM Awards entries throughout the competition. 

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Organization: VSSL Agency
Location: San Diego, CA
Title of Entry: “VSSL Website”
Category: 24. Website | Marketing, PR, Advertising, Digital Agency

 

When judging thousands of entries coming into our competitions, we love when we see something and automatically know it’s got that special something. Which brings us to today’s feature: VSSL (pronounced, “Vessel”). VSSL’s website showcases their animation skills, insane creativity, and consistent singular theme all the way through their branding and messaging on their site. Even their “Crew” roster has nautical themes throughout each bio.

You can tell they truly take pride in their work while having a blast and if their work is anything like their website, their clients must be bad@** happy campers.

Check out their homepage where you’ll see fun phrases such as:
“You don’t need a bigger boat. You need a better !@#$%&? crew. Put us to work.”
“We haven’t showered in weeks. But we’re dripping in success. Let’s get wet.”
“Show us your competitors and we’ll set up our cannons. Let’s sink ’em.”

To see VSSL’s full project, visit here.

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Fender Header2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Fender

2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Fender

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy dotCOMM Awards entries throughout the competition. 

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Organization: Fender
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Title of Entry: “Fender presents ARTFORM”
Category: 130. Video | Long Form >3:00

In today’s fast-paced and digital world, the idea of taking 23 minutes out of your day to watch a video seems kind of strange. We threw caution to the wind and checked out this video “Artform” and were pleasantly entrenched in an incredible story of two experienced performers and producers, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, as they shared their creative roadmap and studio secrets. If you’re a content creator or just a music lover, it’s definitely encouraging and leaves you inspired to pick up an instrument and discover yourself through music.

To watch the full video submission, please click HERE or watch below.

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Moncur header2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Moncur

2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Moncur

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy dotCOMM Awards entries throughout the competition. 

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Organization: Moncur
Location: Southfield, MI
Title of Entry: “Dana Winter Test Promotional Video”
Category: 148. Video | Marketing (Product)

If you’ve ever driven in the snow, you know how terrifying it can be (for those who aren’t accustomed to it). The weather reports dramatize incoming storms, other people on the road are your biggest concern, and anxiety consumes you while you try to pay attention to every small detail on the icy road. It’s so important to have a reliable vehicle to get you to where you need to go as safely as possible. Moncur does an exceptional job portraying the wide array of Dana products in their recent product marketing video.

The video itself is shot with high-quality cameras, a variety of angles, and seamless editing. The folks driving truly put these products to the test and each car handles with stunning grace as they whip around and send snow flying in the air. Their camera placement gives insight into how the inner workings of these test vehicles handle in extreme terrain.

To watch the full video submission, please click HERE or watch below.

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Twitter_ad-1-012019 dotCOMM Awards – Deadline tomorrow!

2019 dotCOMM Awards – Deadline tomorrow!

It’s summer and things are heating up. The first deadline for the 2019 dotCOMM awards is on June 20th which is right around the corner. Make sure you finalize your entries and send them in before Thursday to have your results back as early as mid-July (way before they are formally announced in August). Our entries are judged on a first come, first serve basis, so get your best work sent over ASAP.

Enter Today

Don’t delay, enter today! The process is quick and easy and won’t break the bank. Single entries are $95, and campaign entries are $175. A small price to pay for internationally recognized work.

The dotCOMM Awards competition is your chance to be recognized for your industry leading digital work. We accept everything from social media, websites, digital ads, videos, paid media, graphic design, or other outstanding online works are encouraged to be submitted.

dotCOMM Awards accepts entries from all types of organizations and individuals, including but not limited to digital agencies, public relations firms, advertising agencies, freelancers, and in-house corporate developers and creatives.

Some outstanding and eye-catching entries will be featured by judges on our AMCP Blog, and other social media accounts so make sure to keep an eye out over the next few days.

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storytrack logo2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: StoryTrack

2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: StoryTrack

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy dotCOMM Awards entries throughout the competition. 

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Organization: StoryTrack
Location: Chicago, IL
Title of Entry: “Brains Under Siege | The Battle to Stop Alzheimer’s”
Category: 135. Video | Documentary

Alzheimer’s, as we all know, is a devastating disease which effects not just victims, but their families as well. In this documentary, “The Brain Under Siege: The Battle to Stop Alzheimer’s”, the producers follow one family being studied at Washington University in St. Louis. The protagonist, a husband and father of two, has a rare inherited gene that has wrecked his family for generations. His father has Alzheimer’s, he’s likely to have Alzheimer’s, and his children have a 50-50 chance of developing the same. The documentary humanizes the disease presenting both reality and hope. It takes a hard to visualize subject and brings it to life through emotional cinematography and stellar directing.

To see their full submission, visit here.

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rightpoint header2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Rightpoint

2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Rightpoint

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy dotCOMM Awards entries throughout the competition. 

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Organization: Rightpoint
Location: Chicago, IL
Title of Entry: “Sam Zell’s Personal Website”
Category: 52. Website Creativity | Website Design

It’s not every day you come across a bright yellow website, and it’s not every day you come across someone as interesting as Sam Zell. Our friends at Rightpoint put together a dynamic, creative, and informational personal website for one of the most fascinating and quotable pioneers of entrepreneurship.

In reading through the site, visitors are informed of the self-proclaimed “Chairman of Everything, CEO of Nothing.” He has been founding and building hundreds of companies and creating thousands of jobs for nearly 50 years. He is an accomplished author, designer, artist, philanthropist, educator, mentor, and visionary.

The website layout is fresh, fun, and surprisingly modern for a man with such a well-established career in business. As you explore the site you are taken through a digital timeline of his career, his creativity, and his entrepreneurship. The photography is stunning, and the information is just enough to understand who he is, and keep you wanting more information on him (which is conveniently located at the bottom of the homepage).

“If you’re not moving forward, you’re falling behind,” Zell says, and his website is nothing short of innovative and forward-thinking.

To see Sam and Rightpoint’s full project, visit here.

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