Platinum Winner in the 2022 dotComm Awards International Competition

Out of 2,500+ entries from throughout the United States and many other countries in the dotCOMM Awards 2022 competition, the Creative Services team here at Advance Media New York was one of the few selected for a Platinum Award (see work below). The award was for a long-form video created for the Finger Lakes Countrysides – part of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce that showcased the local food scene in the county. Our creative team also received an honorable mention for a :30 video created for Jefferson Community College. This is the 7th International Creative Award the team has won in 2022 (12 since May 2021)!

The dotCOMM Awards is an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication. The competition is unique in that it reflects the role of creatives in the dynamic web that is transforming how we market and communicate products and services. The Awards’ categories are the elements of the web’s evolving tools. Interactivity, content, design, social media, video, apps, blogs, and influencers are all important components of digital public relations, marketing, and advertising campaigns. Together, they generate branding, customer engagement, and ultimately sales. The dotCOMM entries come from corporate communication departments, public relations firms, digital shops, advertising agencies, and freelancers. Entrants include designers, developers, content producers, digital artists, video professionals, account supervisors, creative directors, and corporate executives.

The dotCOMM Awards is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization oversees awards and recognition programs and honors outstanding achievement and service to the profession. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.

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See the Advance team’s award-winning creative below:

Platinum Award Winner

Travel/Tourism Video

Client: Yates County Chamber of Commerce

Creator: Kayleigh Tarbet

Yates County, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, is full of variety when it comes to their food and dining scene. Because agriculture is such a large industry in the county, many restaurants utilize locally grown produce and goods to enhance the true dining experience. Yates County Chamber of Commerce came to our creative team to develop a longer-form video that would highlight what the county has to offer based on their local food scene. After spending a full day in the county shooting footage of deliciousness, we encourage anyone to taste Yates to see for yourself!

Honorable Mention

Higher Education Video

Client: Jefferson Community College

Creator: Lea Gonyea, Kayleigh Tarbet and Matt Sourwine

Jefferson Community College has deep roots in the Watertown, New York area, but draws students from across the state and around the world. It’s one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Our creative team was pulled in to shoot footage and produce a :30 video that promoted adult learners and how there are options to make it work for anyone’s busy schedule. Our team enjoyed working with the JCC staff and is happy with how the final product turned out.

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