Welcome to the May issue!
It’s Mother’s Day as I write this, which reminds me to remind you that if your mom is still living and you haven’t preserved her life stories on video, it’s about time. You and your family will be glad you did – and your mother will love the experience! And don’t forget, Father’s Day is right around the corner.
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Cheers! – – Steve Pender
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Family Legacy Video wins awards in two international competitions.
Within the space of one week, Tucson’s Family Legacy Video, Inc. took home honors in two international competitions. On April 29, the company received an Award of Distinction from the Communicator Awards for the personal video biography of Robert J. Oppermann, Jr., a resident of Missouri. The second award, a Gold from the Hermes Creative Awards, came just two days later, on May 1, for a video biography celebrating the life story of George Tullock, who emigrated from Scotland to the U.S. in 1839. It was commissioned by Tullock’s great-granddaughter, Mary Louise Tullock Gunderson, and her husband, Bob Gunderson, of Des Moines, Iowa. You can view a clip from this award-winning video here.
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. Founded two decades ago, The Communicator Awards receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.
The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, as well as emerging technologies. In 2014, there were about 5,500 entries from 15 countries.