Front page of The Oklahoman today, linked to from The Drudge Report, and top read story on NewsOK: man gets “services” from prostitute, pays with box of chips he happened to have in his back seat, she’s charged – and he’s not arrested.
Not just one, but four.
The Telly Awards recognize excellence in video, not just who has the latest craze in YouTube or bizarre comedy.
From today’s Oklahoman and NewsOK:
NewsOK.com won one award and was a finalist in three other categories in the Telly Awards, an international competition for videos, TV programs and commercials. The intro for a recurring NewsOK.com video series about the University of Oklahoma’s football team won a “Silver” award, the highest award given in the Telly competition.
StaticBlog by George Lang, a Bedlam football video and a Webisode on the Thunder Girls each won a “Bronze” award.
About 7 to 10 percent of the 14,000 entries in the competition won Silver awards and 18 to 25 percent won Bronze awards.
The Telly Awards recognize outstanding local and regional video in a number of categories.
Entries in the competition came from all 50 states and five continents.
“The judges look at excellence, not just if the video comes from the big ad agencies or networks,” said Dave Morris, director of video for OPUBCO Communications Group.
“I think it validates what we’re trying to do here: to produce quality, credible video.”
On our NewsOK.com commercials we like to say “we’re changing the rules.” The key word is change. Today I spent eight hours in a training session, learning about managing change.
The training was based of John Kotter’s best seller “Our Iceberg Is Melting,” which applies directly to the news business and specifically to the newspaper business.
Kotter outlines eight key areas in change, starting with urgency. It’s a simple read, about 150 pages. But it’s an effective fable that you can directly apply to just about anything in life, not just business.
It was really cold in the training session though.
Enough rambling for today.
Welcome Home launched today. Angi Bruss hosts the show, which at this point is monthly. Kyle Roberts produced and edited. David Jones oversaw the field production and shooting.
The show features several unique aspects.
It’s shot on the Canon 5D, just like our Table One video. Notice the richness of colors and the amazing focus this camera provides. The depth of field is incredible and makes for very pretty video.
It was sold out. Four sponsors jumped to be a part of the show – before they had even seen it. A big thanks to: Home Creations, Stewart Title, Buckley’s Sticks & Stones and Excellence Irrigation.
It uses local music talent for the open and close, Ryan Lindsey with his catchy song “Sounds, As A Metaphor.” We will be using more local musical talent in other upcoming shows. This showcases the skills of our local artists and creates more diverse buzz about a show.
Welcome Home this month focused on first time home buyers of new homes. Future segments will highlight different subjects.
As a lifelong Lakers fan, this cracks me up.