Explore Media Adds Two More TELLY Awards 2014

UPDATE: Explore Media wins two more Telly Awards, bringing their total for 2014 to seven awards.  

Explore Media Wins Seven Telly Awards

SOUTH BEND, IN  Explore Media has been honored with seven awards in the 35th annual Telly Awards competition.  The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions in the world.

Explore Media is a full-service video production company with offices in South Bend and Elkhart, Indiana.  This year Explore Media won five awards in the competition, which annually showcases the top video and television productions out of over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.

“A Message from the Students of Notre Dame" won two Telly Awards in the competition. The :30 national television commercial aired during the broadcast of Notre Dame’s BCS National Championship Football game to an audience estimated at over 30 million viewers on January 7th, 2013.  The spot was contracted and produced by Explore Media for the University of Notre Dame.  The University Institutional Message was overseen by Director Jeremy Pinckert and won awards in the Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable category for both Schools/Colleges/Universities and Visual Effects.

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“The Dream Lives" a :30 Collegiate TV Ad produced for LaGrange College in Georgia, won in the Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable category for Schools/Colleges/Universities.  Directed by Jeremy Pinckert, the university athletic ad features two student-athletes training for their respective sports in an upbeat, stylistic advertisement.

"Educating the Heart" won a coveted Silver Telly Award for the University of Notre Dame's Department of Student Affairs.  Directed by Jeremy Pinckert and shot using real students, the video tells the story of Notre Dame's focus on educating more than just the mind.

"Glam Girl" won a Telly for Beacon Health System and the Elkhart Bariatric and Metabolic Health Institute. The documentary-style video is based on one idea, "It's not how much you lose, but how much you gain".  As the last video in a four-part series, this video follows bariatric patient Heather as she is rewarded with a shopping spree and a magazine photo shoot.  Directed and produced by Adam Derstine.

“Your Hometown” a television commercial campaign produced by Explore Media for Interra Credit Union, features a montage of actual business owners standing in front of their businesses and holding props which symbolize the nature of their work.  Directed by Jeremy Pinckert, this credit union TV ad won in the Local TV - Bank category. “Professors”, also produced for LaGrange College in Georgia, won in the Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable category for Schools/Colleges/Universities.  This higher-education television ad features professors & instructors in a sweeping montage touching on the various degrees offered at LaGrange.

To view the winning ads, visit this YouTube Playlist

“The Telly Awards honors are so gratifying for our clients and all the hardworking creative professionals within our organization.  Being rewarded for creating something is the ultimate honor and provides our associates with the utmost satisfaction.” said Jeremy Pinckert, executive producer and Director at Explore Media.  “We really are fortunate to partner with such trusting, loyal clients who always let us look for new ways to tell their stories.  A Telly Award recognition also truly validates the quality, style and creativity of our productions amongst our worthy peers.”


About Explore Media

Explore Media is a full-service digital video production company working with advertising agencies and successful brands to create, write, direct, produce & edit television commercials and online web campaigns. They have offices in South Bend and Elkhart, and also serve advertising agencies & video production companies in Chicago as well as recognizable brands from across the United States.  www.explore-media.com.


About the Competition

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.  Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.