National Recruitment Video Wins Platinum Award in 2023 ‘Viddy Awards’ International Competition

We are proud to announce that our Creative Services team at Advance Media New York has clinched a Platinum ‘Viddy Award‘! This prestigious recognition, with over 2,500 entries across the United States, Canada, and 22 other countries, illustrates a major milestone in video excellence within the digital realm.

Being awarded with a Platinum level recognition from the Viddy Awards is a tremendous achievement, symbolized by the intricately detailed platinum statuette and is considered the competition’s top honor. Our team’s masterpiece, a recruitment video for an Amtrak national advertising campaign, not only captivated the judges but also illuminated the vibrant Amtrak culture and their relentless dedication to revolutionizing travel across America. This isn’t just a win; it’s a cinematic celebration skillfully captured by our creative team in Washington, D.C. The video was produced in various formats with the main goal of attracting talent to fill over 4,500 positions dispersed across the company’s multifaceted functions.

The Viddy Awards, formerly known as the Videographer Awards, has been a widely recognized competition since 1994, drawing in creative minds from all corners of the industry. From network news giants to nimble freelancers, the accolades span across categories such as Non-Broadcast, Broadcast/Cable/Subscription TV, Commercials, Pro Bono, and Achievement.

The Viddy Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production, and freelance professionals who have entered AMCP programs. The Advisory Board oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges, and sets standards of excellence. The organization has judged over 300,000 entries since its formation in 1994.

We share this achievement not just with our team, but also the Amtrak team that was heavily involved in the planning and production of the project. You can view all of the award winners listed on the Viddy Awards website at

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

2023 Viddy Awards Winner – Platinum

Recruitment Video

Client: Amtrak

The Team: Kayleigh Tarbet, Karen Sherwood, Nick Lusnar, Bridget Cerrone and Mason Beinschroth

With currently over 4,500 open positions at Amtrak, in various functional areas across the country, they have been in a very competitive hiring environment. This video that our creative team filmed (in Washington, DC) and produced was an extension of their Amtrak HR Recruitment campaign. The goal of the video was to promote Amtrak’s value propositions and encourage candidates to apply for their open positions. This video successfully embodies the feeling and emotions they were looking for and it currently is being showcased on

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