Announcing the finalists for the 2014 Video Awards

We asked to see your finest business videos. You answered with hours of amazing content. Check out the finalists in this year’s PR Daily Video Awards.

Almost everyone in organizational communication is talking about video: Clicks. Views. Uploads. Downloads.

We asked you to send us your most astonishing videos from 2014.

The entries poured in, and our judges saw why so many entrants felt they had a good chance of winning. So many were smashing successes.

The judges spent hours watching hundreds of videos submitted in more than 20 categories. Believe us, it was very difficult to choose the finalists among so many top-notch entries—for both internal and external audiences.

After long and careful review, our judges have narrowed down the entries to these finalists. We’re happy to announce the companies in the running for the final prize.

The finalists will now undergo intense scrutiny one last time before we announce our winners in late April.

The staff of PR Daily congratulates the finalists and wishes them the best of luck in the final round of judging.

Best Animated Video

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kitchen Safety: Simple Steps to Avoid Food Poisoning Motion Graphic – from the Home Food Safety program
  • Bayer AG, Awesome Science
  • Burson-Marsteller and Proof Integrated Communications for Entergy, Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Animation
  • GroundFloor Media for Welltok, Inc., Using Animated Video to Explain the Complicated Future of Health Management
  • Leading Brands for AstraZeneca KSA, A Day in the Lives of Shareef and Rashid
  • TopLine Comms for Give a Grad a Go, Promoting graduate recruitment
  • United Methodist Communications, Chocolate Moose Media, iheed for Populations Affected by Ebola, Ebola: A Poem for the Living

Best Charitable/Not-for-Profit Video

  • Environics Communications for America’s Promise Alliance, “Don’t Call Them Dropouts” (#NotDropouts)
  • Eye-Catchers for Filterpure Filters, Filterpure Promo
  • GMMB for AARP, Holiday Scams
  • JPA Health Communications for American College of Nurse-Midwives, The Modern Midwife – Educating the Public about Midwives as Women’s Healthcare Partners
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital, Parent Voices: Hope and Faith in the Midst of Illness

Best Company Overview Video

  • Alberta Energy Regulator, The Alberta Energy Regulator’s New Organizational Structure
  • Basement Systems Inc., Contractor Nation Company Video
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, A Healthier Michigan – Healthy Me
  • Cambia Health Solutions, The Cambia Grove
  • Methodist Hospitals, George Perry and Associates, MasMedia 7, Everyone Matters Corporate Video
  • Nexus, Nexus Site Videos
  • UFG (United Fire Group), What is UFG?

Best Content Marketing Video

  • Creative Associates International, One Afghan woman builds the potential of others
  • Creative Associates International, Nigeria-NEI Qur’anic Schools
  • Notch Video, North Strategic for Sport Chek, Toronto Blue Jays’ Father’s Day Surprise

Best Educational Video

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Preparing Foods with Four Easy Steps
  • American Traffic Solutions, Georgetown ISD Crossing Guard PSA
  • Bayer Crop Science and Porter Novelli, “Bees and Farmers: Working Together”
  • Buck Consultants for Carlson, Roy L. Treatment Introduces HealthWise
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, CAPP and Canadian Geographic Giant Floor Map
  • Farm Credit Canada, The Difference Branding Your Farm Can Make

Best Event Video

  • AT&T, 6th Annual National ERG Conference
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for A Healthier Michigan, Get Out & Play, Lansing 2014
  • ENMAX, Flood Babies
  • Mullen for Olympus, Olympus Lifestyle Lunch and Learn
  • Mullen for JetBlue Airways and Zappos.com, Happiest Travel Day
  • VHA Home HealthCare & Flashframe Digital, Heart of Home Care Award
  • Voce Communications for Disney Parks Blog, Disney Parks Blog Announces the 2014 “Rock Your Disney Side” 24-hour Event

Best HR/Benefits Communication Video

  • Buck Consultants, LLC, A Xerox Company for DTCC, Keeping You Covered: 2015 Benefits Enrollment
  • Marathon Health for City of Ft. Lauderdale, The Marathon Health Difference

Best Humorous Video

  • Cigna, Get Together, Give Together United Way Campaign
  • Klick Health, Bring Your Pet to Work
  • Toyota Together Green by Audubon, Celebrity PSA Video Series

Best Internal Communications Video (Under $5,000)

  • Cambia Health Solutions, Employee Giving Campaign 2014
  • DaVita HealthCare Partners, Rock It, DDN!
  • Story Partners for U.S. Travel, Friday Check-ins

Best Internal Communications Video (Over $5,000)

  • AT&T, Around the Globe: AT&T employee newscast
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, BlueCross Mission
  • EFX Media for Freddie Mac, 2014 CEO Awards
  • ITG, Innovation Campaign

Best Interview Video

  • CarePayment for Visual Aid, Patient Testimonial: Joe and Sassy
  • Creative Associates International, Alianza Joven Honduras
  • ITG, Innovation Campaign
  • MasterCard
  • Nexus, Nexus Testimonials
  • Porter Novelli for American College of Rheumatology, Simple Tasks Campaign

Best Low Budget Video

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for A Healthier Michigan, DIA Inside|Out
  • M/C/C for Animalz by ReTrak, Animalz by ReTrak Product Launch Video

Best Marketing Video

  • KCSA Strategic Communications for Hoyos Labs, There’s Only 1U
  • K-Line & Company for Jim Marshall Photography LLC, The Haight: Love Rock and Revolution Video Trailer
  • Mall of America , The Surprising Spruce
  • PPL Electric Utilities, Customer Energy Use Personalized Video Campaign
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital, Cancer Unit Cribs Video
  • Sterling Communications for Arx Pax, Hendo Hoverboard Kickstarter Launch
  • Western Union, Giant Step Marketing, #WUHomeCooked

Best News Story Video

  • AT&T with FleishmanHillard, Employee gives deceased veterans the dignity they deserve
  • National Insurance Crime Bureau, Triumphant Return
  • PG&E, Napa Earthquake Video

Best Public Relations Video

  • Auto Care Association, Who We Are Video
  • Cambia Health Solutions, Oregon Healthiest State
  • Cambia Health Solutions, The Cambia Grove
  • ENMAX, Flood Babies
  • JCPenney, Go Ligety
  • Mullen for American Greetings, World’s Toughest Job
  • Mullen for JetBlue Airways, Flying It Forward

Best Recruitment Video

  • Alberta Energy Regulator, Be in Great Company: Join the Alberta Energy Regulator
  • ITG
  • Klick Health, Good Morning Genome
  • Meltwater, Asia-Pacific Recruitment Video
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital, Critical Care Careers at Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • ViSalus

Best Safety Video

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, How to Grill Safely with Spokesperson Jim White
  • Entergy, Indian Point Your Safety Matters
  • Quinn Contracting Ltd., Quinn Safety Orientation video

Best TV Advertising Campaign

  • Copacino + Fujikado for Seattle Children’s Hospital, Strong Against Cancer
  • DEVENEY for Children’s Hospital New Orleans, When I Grow
  • Tenet Florida Physician Services, WFLX – Fox 29, Introducing PBNI (Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute)

Best Use of a Celebrity or Personality

  • Calgary Stampede, 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade Marshall Announcement
  • Golin for PetSmart Charities, Rescue Waggin’: Tales from the Road
  • Kelley Blue Book, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Reviews the Chevy Spark with Kelley Blue Book
  • Matter Communications for Sea Cuisine, Upgrade Your Taco
  • WernerCo, Seed Factory Marketing, Tom Izzo’s Werner Ladder Dance

Best Video Infographic

  • JPA Health Communications for Lamaze International, Healthy Birth Practices Video Series
  • Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Northwestern Medicine: What Does That Look Like?

Best Video Series

  • Cisco, Cisco’s True Stories of the Connected
  • Cisco, Cisco Global Cloud Index
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, My Story
  • ITG, Innovation Campaign
  • Matter Communications for LoJack Corportation, LoDown with Lojack
  • Porter Novelli Mexico for Eukanuba, Changing Lives, Kibble by Kibble

Best Viral Video

  • JCPenney, Go Ligety
  • Klick Health, Epic Holiday Remix
  • Mullen for American Greetings, World’s Toughest Job
  • Sterling Communications for Arx Pax, Hendo Hoverboard Launch

Grand Prize: Best Overall Video

  • AT&T with FleishmanHillard, Employee gives deceased veterans the dignity they deserve
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for A Healthier Michigan, Healthy Me
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, BlueCross Mission
  • Home Instead, Inc., Dynasty Another Day
  • ITG, Innovation Campaign
  • Mullen for American Greetings, World’s Toughest Job
  • Western Union, Gravity , Never Too Far

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