Announcing Ragan’s 2021 Video, Visual & Virtual Awards finalists

Congratulations to this year’s finalists!

Video, visual design and virtual events are essential for engaging with busy, remote audiences. Powerful visuals and digital gatherings play a key role in communications success.

The finalists for Ragan’s Video, Visual & Virtual Awards engaged their audiences with captivating visual content and engaging virtual events.

Congratulations to this year’s impressive list of finalists. Stay tuned for the winners announcement on Feb. 9.

Grand Prize

Best Overall Video

  • Alike Agency: An Ode to a Great Australian
  • American Financial Network, Inc.: Social New Network
  • GDC Marketing & Ideation: Don’t mess with Texas
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America: Be Seen
  • Protective Solutions – a Division of Hillman: Dura-Knit Work Gloves – Launch Video
  • Siemens USA: We Were Here
  • Southwest Gas: A Sustainable Future with Natural Gas
  • TD Bank: TD Bank Corporate and Public Affairs
  • The Kroger Co.: We Are One
  • University Health: Behind Every Mask

Video Team of the Year

  • CompTIA: CompTIA Connect Video Team
  • Optus: Corporate Communications
  • Panera Bread
  • The Kroger Co.

Virtual Event of the Year

  • FedEx: FedEx Officer & Director Expo
  • Iron Mountain: Global Kickoff: Dare to go beyond
  • One A Day: One A Day Fruit Bites Launch
  • ServiceNow: 2021 Employee Kickoff
  • The Kroger Co.: 2021 Kroger Investor Relations Day

 

Video Categories

B2B Video

  • Siemens USA: We Were Here
  • TD Bank: TD Bank Corporate and Public Affairs

Cause-Related Video

  • AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics): AAP Your Superhero Moment campaign
  • American Egg Board: Eggs Across America Video
  • American Nurses Association: End Nurse Abuse
  • CompTIA: CompTIA Tech Together 1.0
  • GSK/CCA: Not on My Watch Movement
  • Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions Group: Times Like These
  • Whirlpool Corporation: House and Home

Company Overview Video

  • Alike Agency: An Ode to a Great Australian
  • Intel’s Global Communications Group-Story Lab: Intel manufacturing: Massive factories make tiny tech
  • NIO Inc.: NIO ET7 Ready For Tomorrow
  • Southwest Gas: Southwest Gas Holdings Brand Anthem

COVID-19 Video

  • AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics): AAP Your Superhero Moment campaign
  • ChenMed: # VaxTheNation Integrated Campaign
  • Horizon Therapeutics: Obligation to Stand
  • Iron Mountain: COVID-19: Comeback
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America: Every Second Counts
  • Stanford University Human Resources – HR Communications: Stanford return to on-site work video
  • YMCA of the USA: Transforming Spaces, Helping Communities

Diversity: Equity & Inclusion Video

  • BNP Paribas: Pride 2021: The Fight Continues
  • Boston College Office of University Communications: Keeping the Faith | Samrath Singh ’22
  • Intel’s Global Communications Group-Story Lab: Intel’s New Sign
  • Iron Mountain: More Than a Moment
  • Johns Manville: Letter to unborn son
  • ServiceNow: Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIBs) Report video
  • TD Bank: TD Bank Corporate and Public Affairs
  • The Kroger Co.: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 2020

Documentary

  • Butler Tech: The Education Revolution
  • The Kroger Co.: Hungry For Solutions

Educational Video

  • American Financial Network, Inc.: Social New Network
  • GDC Marketing & Ideation: Don’t mess with Texas
  • Southwest Gas: A Sustainable Future with Natural Gas

Explainer Video

  • Panera Bread: C3 Guiding Values
  • Protective Solutions – a Division of Hillman: Dura-Knit Work Gloves – Launch Video

Food & Beverage Video

  • Alike Agency: An Ode to a Great Australian
  • Panera Bread: Flatbread Pizza Launch

Health Care Video

  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: Step Forward
  • American Nurses Association: End Nurse Abuse
  • Community Health System, Office of Philanthropy: Ashlyn’s Story
  • The Prelude Network: Prelude to a Life Exceptional

Humorous Video

  • American Financial Network: Inc.: Social New Network
  • CF Industries: Return to Office Video
  • ServiceNow: Pets @ Work: Now Live Opener

Inspirational Video

  • American Nurses Association: End Nurse Abuse
  • Florida Realtors®: Florida Realtors® “Dare to Dream” original song and video
  • Nova Scotia HEalth: Jaimie – A transplant recipient story
  • ServiceNow: Scotland NHS Vaccine Management
  • Siemens USA: We Were Here
  • The Kroger Co.: We Are One
  • University Health: Behind Every Mask
  • Winsupply: Zach’s Story

Internal Communications Video

  • Citrix: The Source
  • DPR Construction: JOBSIGHTS
  • Florida Realtors®: Florida Realtors® “Dare to Dream” original song and video
  • Southwest Gas: Trench Safety Stand Down 2021: A Day in the Trenches
  • TD Bank: TD Bank Corporate and Public Affairs
  • Viasat: Year in Resilience

Interview

  • American Nurses Association: End Nurse Abuse
  • The Kroger Co.: Lashenda Williams – Finding a Home at Kroger

Nonprofit Video

  • AAP (Amrican Academy of Pediatrics): AAP Your Superhero Moment campaign
  • American Nurses Association: End Nurse Abuse
  • Exceptional Children’s Foundation: ECF 75th Anniversary Video
  • Hilton Effect Foundation: Hilton Effect Foundation 2020 Grantees Video – Awarding Community-Based Organizations Playing a Direct Role in COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Efforts
  • YMCA of the USA: Transforming Spaces: Helping Communities

Public Relations Video

  • City of Portsmouth | Marketing & Communications: Portsmouth 2021 State of the City Video
  • GSK/CCA: Not on My Watch Movement
  • MMI Agency: Diverse Smiles
  • Morning Consult: From 1 Breakthrough Idea to a $1 Billion Global Industry Leader
  • Protective Solutions – a Division of Hillman: Dura-Knit Work Gloves – Launch Video
  • The Langham: New York, Raise the Curtain
  • Transcarent: Transcarent Launch Video

Public Service Video

  • AAP (Amrican Academy of Pediatrics): AAP Your Superhero Moment campaign
  • GSK/CCA: Not on My Watch Movement
  • Verra Mobility: 2020’s Worst Red-Light Runners
  • YMCA of the USA: Transforming Spaces, Helping Communities

Recruitment or Employer Branding Video

  • ChenMed: Real Patients: Real Love: Real Health
  • Johns Manville: Drive-thru hiring
  • Panera Bread: C3 Guiding Values
  • The Prelude Network: Prelude to a Life Exceptional

Shoestring Video (Under $300)

  • CF Industries: Return to Office Video
  • KeyBank: Heart of Key Video
  • Manulife Canada: Interviewing Myself
  • ReSource Pro: Lessons Learned in 2020

Social Media Video

  • American Financial Network: Inc.: Social New Network
  • KWI Communications: Simplifying Survey Data with Video Animation
  • MMI Agency: Crest Whitening Emulsions: “Jane”
  • NIO Inc.: NIO ET7 Ready For Tomorrow
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD): Clean PowerCity TikTok Campaign

Video Series

  • BNP Paribas: .On The Horizon
  • Claritin: The Outsideologist Project
  • CompTIA: Shoering Up Security
  • Deloitte: The Resilient film series
  • Intel’s Global Communications Group-Story Lab: Tech Minute Series
  • Manulife Canada: MyPerks Video Series
  • National Association of REALTORS®: Pivot in Place
  • The Kroger Co.: #CommunityImmunity $1Million Giveaway

 

Virtual Events Categories

Virtual Conference

  • Advantest: Virtual VOICE 2021 Developer Conference
  • CompTIA: CompTIA ChannelCon
  • Freedom Mortgage: 2021 Freedom Mortgage Leadership Conference
  • ReSource Pro: 2020 Fall Virtual Boot Camp

Virtual Customer Engagement Event

  • Advantest: Virtual VOICE 2021 Developer Conference
  • Opportunity International: Virtual Insight Trip To Colombia

Virtual Educational Event

  • ServiceNow: Diversity: Inclusion: and Belonging (DIBs) Summit
  • Urban Resource Institute: Urban Resource Institute presents – “Domestic Violence and Pets: Breaking Barriers to Safety and Healing” (the PALS Event) in partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline

Virtual Employee Engagement Event

  • Citrix: Field Kickoff
  • Hotwire: Hotwire Bootcamp – Rewired
  • Iron Mountain: Global Kickoff: Dare to go beyond
  • NBCUniversal: Team Up
  • Optus: TGIF
  • Prudential Financial: Inc.: Black Leadership Forum Symposium. Our Movement: Rising to the Occasion
  • The Howard Hughes Corporation: 10 Years of Excellence

Virtual Employee Meeting

  • Iron Mountain: Global Kickoff: Dare to go beyond

Virtual Employee Recognition Event

  • Aerospace Video Production Center: Recognizing Excellence: 2021 Aerospace Corporate Awards
  • Prudential Financial: Inc.: The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Virtual Executive Communication Event

  • FedEx: FedEx Officer & Director Expo
  • Ferrovial: Move Forward

Virtual Immersive Experience

  • Masonite: Unlock Masonite

Virtual Presentation

  • The Kroger Co.: 2021 Kroger Investor Relations Day

Virtual Press Event

  • G&S Business Communications: Syngenta Media Summit Adapts – and Thrives – in Virtual Environment

Virtual Tour

  • SMUD: Dairy Digester Virtual Tour
  • The Skid Row Housing Trust: FLOR 401 Virtual Grand Opening

Virtual Town Hall

  • Scientific Games: Virtual Town Hall – June 3: 2021

 

Visual Storytelling Categories

Editing

  • NMAAHC: #HiddenHerstory
  • Panera Bread: Flatbread Pizza Launch
  • Protective Solutions – a Division of Hillman: Dura-Knit Work Gloves – Launch Video

Illustration or Animated Design

  • AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics): AAP Your Superhero Moment campaign
  • Intel’s Global Communications Group-Story Lab: Modular Design

Infographic

  • GDIT: The Future of Unified Entry
  • Intel’s Global Communications Group-Story Lab: Semiconductors are everywhere
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: MD Anderson Blood Bank by the numbers

Internal Communications Design

  • Lam Research: Integral
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center: New Strategy Launch

Live Stream Event

  • Marketing and Communications Office, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus: The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremonies
  • Urban Resource Institute: Urban Resource Institute presents – “Domestic Violence and Pets: Breaking Barriers to Safety and Healing” (the PALS Event) in partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline

Motion Graphics

  • IEEE-USA: EVOPro Virtual Conference Opening Video
  • Protective Solutions – a Division of Hillman: Dura-Knit Work Gloves – Launch Video

Other

  • Getty Images: Visual GPS
  • Intel’s Global Communications Group-Story Lab: 2020 Year in Review
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center: FY20 Annual Report: print and digital with video

Print Design

  • Florida Realtors®: Florida Realtors® 2020 “Take the Lead” report
  • M:7 Agency: AERAS Press Packet
  • The Grossman Group: Heart First: Lasting Leader Lessons from a Year that Changed Everything

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