It’s a season of celebration for M:7 Agency as the Beaver-based marketing and public relations firm received top honors in four national and international award competitions.
M:7 was recognized Wednesday with six awards in the Viddy Awards, receiving a Platinum Award, three Gold Awards and two honorable mentions. The Viddy, formerly the Videographer Awards, is one of the most coveted awards in the video industry. This year, more than 2,500 entries were received in the awards contest, sponsored by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The goal of the Viddy Awards is to identify and recognize the video artisans who excel in the scope of their own environment.
M:7 also was recognized last month in the 20th annual American Business Awards with two gold Stevies. The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and from virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.
The agency also won one Reed Award and was a finalist for five others. Hosted by Campaigns & Elections, the prestigious national awards recognize exceptional campaigns, management, consulting and design.
“I am beyond humbled by the recognition that our team has received this year,” said Jim Christiana, managing partner and founder of the agency. “When we started M:7, I wanted to make a massive change in how we tell clients’ stories, whether it’s in the public relations, marketing or design arena. This year’s Viddy, Stevie and Reed awards are proof that our team’s tactic of marrying the verbal with the visual is changing the game.”
Founded in 2018 by Jim Christiana, M:7 is a marketing and public relations firm intentionally built for innovators. With its cutting-edge strategies, 1.O.A.K. creatives and tantalizing storytelling, M:7 uses an omnichannel approach to develop narratives with the understanding that different voices are needed to break through the white noise for different audiences. Since its inception, M:7 has worked with hundreds of clients across more than two dozen industries.
“These wins are an absolute testament to the hard work and talent of our amazing team,” said Jen Nolfi, partner at M:7. “I’m honored to work with such unrelentingly creative individuals who take the time to bring our clients’ campaigns to life.”
In the Viddy Awards, M:7 received a Platinum award in “Digital Technology Videos: Motion Graphics for Company” for its 3D rendering video for Stefanik Properties. M:7 received two Gold awards for its commercial recruitment campaign for the AIU in “Commercials: Other — Education” and “Short Form Web Videos < 3 Minutes: Recruitment.” The firm received a third Gold award in “Long Form Videos > 3 Minutes: Company Overview” for an internal communications video for CONSOL Energy. Finally, M:7 received honorable mentions for the CONSOL video in “Long Form Videos > 3 Minutes: Corporate Image” and in “Short Form Web Videos < 3 Minutes: Marketing (Service)” for its Cozza Law Firm commercial.
In the Stevies, M:7 was recognized with a Gold Stevie for “Other Publication – Public Relations” for its work developing and designing press materials for AERAS , an innovative drone technology company and with a Gold Stevie for “Marketing Campaign of the Year – Education & Training” for its compelling recruitment campaign for the AIU.
In the Reed Awards, the agency was recognized for “Best Lit Piece” for educational print materials it designed. M:7 was also a finalist for “Best New Firm” and four video and logo design projects.
“No matter what the arena or medium, M:7 excels at authentic storytelling,” Christiana said. “Our unique, omnichannel approach has paid off for our clients and our agency. As a young firm, we always are asked what our niche is, and for three years my response has been that ‘our niche is winning.’ These wins absolutely prove that true.”
About M:7 Agency:
M:7 Agency was born out to disrupt “how it’s always been done.” Founded in 2018 by Jim Christiana, M:7 is a marketing and communications firm intentionally built for innovators. With its cutting-edge strategies, 1.O.A.K. creatives and powerful storytelling, M:7 marries the visual and the verbal to create successful narratives that stand out from the white noise. Using an omnichannel approach, M:7 develops narratives with the understanding that different voices are needed for different audiences. The company has been nationally recognized year after year for its ingenious campaigns, innovative approach to press materials and inspired video productions.