ADDY Awards Honor Explore Media

The American Advertising Federation of Michiana awarded Explore Media with two ADDY awards during their 2017 ADDY showcase. The American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

See both of Explore Media's winning ads below.


This bronze-winning :30 spot, created for regional grocery store Martin's Supermarkets, highlights the company's emphasis and dedication to fresh, healthy produce. With a little help from color correction and some expert food styling, your mouth is going to water at the sight of this produce!

Want to learn more about the creation of this campaign? Check out this case study on location selection when filming for the food/beverage retail industry. 

Client: Martin's Supermarkets
Director: Jeremy Pinckert
Producer: Michelle Breger
DP: Jamieson Mulholland
Gaffer: Mark Barry
AC: Michael Kubaszak
AD: Quinn Wilson
Food Stylist: Jennifer Herrig
Art Director: Julia Luckenbill
Office PA: Sebastian Coria
Location Mgr.: Explore Media
DIT: Garret Brubaker
Grip: Andrew Stegmeyer
Grip: Valentin Flores
Music Composition: Noise Floor Stosh Tuszynski
Sound Design: Noise Floor Devin Delaney
Color Correction: Nolo Digital Film - Elliot Rudmann


"#ThankaNurse" Campaign

Created for Beacon Health Systems, this campaign puts a spotlight on the work of their dedicated nursing staff. The video series won a silver ADDY in the Local Commercial Campaign category. Each #ThankaNurse spot features real nurses giving real unscripted answers. They candidly describe why they work as hard as they do, why they love their jobs, and showing us all in the process why we love nurses! 

Client: Beacon Health Systems
Director: Jeremy Pinckert
Producer: Sebastian Coria
Editor/Colorist: Garret Brubaker
Cinematographer: Mark Barry
AD: Quinn Wilson
AC: Allen Lee
Audio: Trey Johnson
Audio Mixing: Stosh Tuscynski
Gaffer: Andrew Stegmeyer
Grip: Steve Simco & Joseph Kosty
Makeup: Shannon Galvin
PA: Alexandria Flannery

About Explore Media

Explore Media is a full-service production company focused on creating handcrafted commercials and digital content. They’ve won over 68 professional awards for their productions, including 49 Telly Awards and 15 ADDY awards, including two best in show awards. They have also twice been Emmy-nominated for commercial campaigns. Explore Media has offices in Chicago and South Bend, and produce in all major cities throughout North America. For more information or a custom reel from one of their rostered directors, visit: