March 24, 2016

Chamber Video Wins Award

AddyAwards2015-Chamber“Say Hello to Our New York”, a promotional video produced by the Creative Advantage recently received an ADDY Award in the “Internet Commercial” category at the 2016 American Advertising Awards.

Created in conjunction with the Capital Region Chamber and Tech Valley Young Professionals Network, “Say Hello” is designed to attract young professionals and recent college grads to New York’s upstate Capital Region. It’s all about the “hat trick” of good living – lifestyle, opportunity and location.
The piece was filmed in 12 different locations over the course of three days. All the action was shot “on the move” as a SteadiCam® videographer shadowed actor/choreographer Freddie Ramirez on an energetic walking tour of popular Tech Valley locations and landmarks.

Writer and director Bob Radliff says bringing “Say Hello to Our New York” to life was a real a challenge. “Every scene in every location had to be mapped and designed for movement, camera position, availability of natural light and precise pacing. Number of steps, speed of delivery, running room for the camera – all had to be factored into the shot. But when it works and all comes together, you get one result that you can only get with a SteadiCam® – seamless action.”

“Say Hello” is being distributed through several channels to promote various Tech Valley initiatives. It’s a recruitment tool for businesses and colleges, a lifestyle overview for realtors and developers, a tool to promote tourism and a solid vehicle to drive some serious social media buzz.

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About the Chamber

The Capital Region Chamber is the hub of business in New York’s Capital Region. Their goal is economic prosperity – for their business members and the community.

The Chamber helps build a strong community by connecting our members to people, business and issues important to business success. Through the Chamber, businesses are engaged in initiatives that move all toward a successful future.

They represent 2,800 businesses and organizations from throughout the Capital Region – Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties and beyond – that employ more than 150,000 area residents. They provide leadership and resources to grow member businesses and the regional economy.

The Capital Region Chamber enables for-profit and nonprofit businesses of all types and sizes to accomplish more together than may have been possible on their own.

About Tech Valley Young Professionals Network (YPN)

YPN, a workforce development initiative, helps connect, develop, and empower young professionals in New York’s Capital Region. It offers professional development, networking and civic engagement opportunities to ensure a strong talent pipeline in Tech Valley.

About the Creative Advantage

The Creative Advantage is a technology-driven marketing and communications company that’s been in business in Schenectady for more than 35 years. They specialize in creative solutions that span all media platforms and delivery channels to provide best-practice products and services. Their unique mix of technology, creative and strategic capabilities – together with over three decades’ experience working with some of the biggest names in business – offers clients exactly what their name implies… the Creative Advantage.