J2 Media, a video production and communications company in Chandler, AZ, was recently awarded the Silver Telly in the 44th Annual Telly Awards for their non-broadcast recruitment video created for the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) in partnership with Intel.
The video was designed to recruit employees nationally for all positions in the district- educators, support staff, and administrators. It showcases the diversity of the staff, along with the beauty and charm of Chandler as a place to live. It was created in a long-form format to be played repeatedly during recruitment fairs but designed to be flexible enough to shorten for social media sharing while still conveying a powerful message (Click here to view the CUSD Recruitment Video).
“I grew up in CUSD, so it was a really special project for me,” says video producer Erin Lindsey. “The piece shows off Chandler’s schools and the people that work in them, and what makes this award special is that it’s a tribute to our educators.”
The Telly Awards, which have been honoring video and television productions since 1979, received a record-breaking 13,000 entries from around the world this year. “The caliber of the work this season coming from creators such as J2 Media truly has reflected the theme of breaking out and standing out,” said Tellys Executive Director Sabrina Dridje.
The Telly Awards Judging Council, which consists of more than 200 industry experts from advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, is responsible for evaluating these entries. The council is representative of the multiscreen industry. Previous winners have included major companies such as Universal, Sony Music Entertainment, NBC, MLB, and Microsoft.
In a time when screens are ubiquitous and cluttered, the Telly Awards recognize creators who spotlight diverse voices and break through the static with their creativity. J2 Media is proud to have been recognized for their dedication to producing high-quality content and plan to continue creating exceptional videos for their clients.