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. 


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.

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. 


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.

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. 


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.

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.

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. 


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.

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. 


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.

CNG header2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: CNG Digital Marketing

2019 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: CNG Digital Marketing

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


Organization: CNG Digital Marketing
Location: San Diego, CA
Title of Entry: “CNG Digital’s Impactful Video Campaign”
Category: 176. Video Creativity | Videography

When you think of San Diego, California what comes to mind? It’s usually beaches, sand, sun, and surfers. For CNG Digital Marketing and Fast Lane Drive, it’s an entirely new scene. One usually consisting of a five-lane highway filled with roaring Lamborghinis, McLarens, Aston Martins and Porches. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) at its finest.

The video pairs picturesque sights of San Diego with dozens of speeding luxury cars, beautiful people, amazing food, and front row seats at some of the summer’s best music festivals. The editing is seamless and captures the immense joy from eventgoers while speeding through canyons and talking to each other through walkie talkies synced through their phones. The video showcases vlog-style footage of the weekend-long event following the team through pool parties, awards, casinos, private dinners, and champagne toasts — It’s as if Instagram came to life and you’re in the driver’s seat. Literally.

To see their full submission, visit here.

Twitter_ad-1-012019 dotCOMM Awards Open – First Deadline June 20

2019 dotCOMM Awards Open – First Deadline June 20

The 2019 dotCOMM Awards competition is open and accepting entries. dotCOMM recognizes industry-leading digital work. If you produce digital ads, social media, websites, videos, paid media, graphic design or any other digital work, it’s your time to shine.

dotCOMM was established to recognize the evolving digital environment’s new media and its creators. Each year, new technologies and strategies are designed to bring marketing, communication and design to the next level. We want to recognize the industry leaders at the forefront of the digital evolution.

An AMCP hosted competition, dotCOMM Awards offers third-party recognition from one of the most recognized and highly regarded evaluators of creative work in the world.  Winning a dotCOMM award signifies to employers, clients, prospects and competitors that the winner’s web and digital work is among the best in the industry.

The dotCOMM entry process is quick and affordable. Single-media entry categories are $95, and campaign entry categories are $175. To enter-

  1. Visit the dotCOMM Awards website
  2. Log into your dotCOMM account, or register a new account
  3. Follow the Enter Today prompts
  4. Include your entry title, category choice and optional project URL/client information
  5. Proceed to the checkout page using the Next button
  6. Submit payment, or return later to process payment
  7. Upload files following payment, or if processing payment later, upload files via your My Account page

dotCOMM’s first deadline is June 20. First deadline entrants receive their results as soon as mid-July. Entries are judges on a first-come, first-serve basis, so we recommend sending in your work ASAP.

Enter Today

Judges will feature some of this year’s impressive entries on the AMCP Blog and dotCOMM Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

We’re excited to review this year’s collection of industry-leading digital work. If you run into any issues in the entry process, dotCOMM account specialists are happy to help via the site’s LiveChat feature, phone (214-377-3526) or email (info@dotcommawards.com).

deloitte2019 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Deloitte

2019 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: Deloitte

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

Hermes Creative Awards

Organization: Deloitte
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Title of Entry: “2018 CEO and Board Survey Report”
Category: 148. Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media | E- Communication | 148. E-Annual Report

In the past, annual reports were sleek and slick publications printed on high-density coated paper imprinted with colorful pictures and graphs. Today, many firms are opting for digital publications that have more room for creative interpretation, as print rules don’t apply.

For most companies, the e-reports are a work in progress, but not Deloitte, industry-leading auditing, consulting, and tax services provider. Deloitte created a digital report to communicate the findings of their 2018 CEO and Board Survey. The digital report combines interactive graphics to capture the reader’s attention with concise writing to convey Deloitte’s key findings.  The result is a stunning interactive annual report that effectively communicates Deloitte’s findings and establishes the firm as a credible source of industry information.

To view Deloitte’s full report, visit here. 

HS Ad header2019 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: HS Ad

2019 Hermes Creative Awards Spotlight: HS Ad

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

Hermes Creative Awards

Organization: HS Ad
Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Title of Entry: “LG Matte Black – Made to Stand Out”
Category: 163. Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media | Video | 163. Marketing (Product)

Black is, well, the new black. In the past few decades, stainless steel appliances were necessary for a stylish kitchen. LG is going against the stainless trend by introducing a new matte black appliance line featuring refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, and dishwashers.

LG collaborated with HS Ad, a multi-service agency with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Mexico, to promote the new matte black line. HS and LG aimed to differentiate the new line from other matte black appliance brands by marketing matte black as a lifestyle instead of only a finish option.

HS Ad created an ad campaign across multiple platforms and a private press event at Brooklyn’s all-black, Michelin-starred restaurant Aska. The campaign’s eye-catching content featured all-black foods, chic kitchens featuring black appliances and a punk pooch encouraging viewers to unleash their style. The campaign proved color isn’t necessary for attracting attention and garnered 100 million impressions with an engagement rate of 3.84%.  More importantly, the campaign increased LG sales by 25%.

To view HS Ad’s full campaign, visit here.