Red Hat went to the local American Advertising Awards at the Durham Armory last Thursday night. And we got a little fancy, as we do. This is our second year in a row entering our work into this distinguished national competition, whose aim is “to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.”
We submitted a variety of projects we finished in 2016, like the cool community posters, our Summit t-shirts, and the Times Square portfolio awareness spot, to name a few. The Creative Strategy + Design team, along with the larger Red Hat marketing teams, accomplished a great deal last year, and I probably speak for a few of us in saying we’re proud of what we’ve done and we enjoy sharing our process and creating the work. Awards are just the cherry on top, the icing on the cake, the other idiom to complete this trio!
And so we were all giddy to get an email from the Triangle AdFed tipping their hat to us by sending a coy invite to the awards gala on February 16. At the gala there are numerous agencies with great work–I love that we’re one of the few local, in-house agencies that fit in that arena.
And now the bragging part. We won stuff!
Our Open Source Story “The Open Patient” won a silver award for branded video content over 60 seconds, and a bronze award for video editing.
The 2016 Red Hat Summit won bronze in the event category.
Yay! A huge congratulations to everyone involved in these projects. Y’all did great. And you’re pretty good dancers too.