Mind & Media Makes Holidays Merry
December 2000—To give something back to the community, Mind & Media contributed to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive and also adopted a local family for the holidays. Staff contributions were matched with corporate funds, and everyone enjoyed wrapping the presents at the holiday party.
Mind & Media's CEO Named in Top 100
November 2000—Aldo Bello, Mind & Media's CEO and founder, was named as one of the Top 100 Producers of 2000 by AV Video Multimedia Producer magazine.
Multimedia Director Brings Broad Experience to Team
November 2000—Alan Eisenberg has 10 years of experience developing broadcast and multimedia communications. Mind & Media welcomes Alan to the team as multimedia director.
YOU CAN School Program Goes National
October 2000—Based upon the success of the YOU CAN School Program pilot, the Army National Guard has contracted Mind & Media to take this unique multimedia life skills program to the nation by January. Rather than sending an army of instructors to train trainers in each state, Mind & Media is designing an interactive CD/Web training product that allows the National Guard to certify 5000 trainers online. This approach will save the Guard money and time as well as provide a database of valuable information.
Mind & Media Expands Dramatically This Fall
September 2000—We've received so much business this summer that we're dramatically expanding our facilities and team. This fall, we will expand into the second floor of 2016 Mt. Vernon Ave. and hire a wide variety of talented people. We're looking for graphic artists, multimedia producers, Web developers, and marketing analysts.
YOU CAN School Program Is a Huge Success
August 2000—This summer, Mind & Media helped the Army National Guard develop 15 interactive multimedia presentations for high school and college students. Using digital video, music, and special effects, this unique educational tool teaches students important life skills. Topics include school violence prevention, leadership, goal setting, and disaster preparedness. "Finally!" says Dr. Jim Estes, California public school administrator. "Someone has designed a program that is relevant to today's school needs."
Mind & Media Webcasting Services Take Off
June 2000—Mind & Media's new Web broadcasting and video streaming services are in hot demand. We helped the Academy for Health Services Research & Health Policy stream their annual meeting live to Web viewers worldwide on June 26. The webcast is now archived on their site.
We've also helped the World Bank stream its Environmental Forum 2000. And Marie Verna of the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse says, "We were very pleased with the results [of our webcast] and have had many visitors to our site to view Sally Zinman's keynote address."
Mind & Media Wins Five More Awards
April 2000—Mind & Media is the proud recipient of two Bronze Telly awards and three Communicator Awards. Our videos Rowe Spring Pilot Study and Communication Architects each won a Bronze Telly Award. In addition, our AmeriCorps College Recruitment website, Choice Hotels e-tool kit intranet site, and Office of Logistics Management 1999 Annual Report each won Communicator Awards.
Good Work Pays Dividends
March 2000—Department of State found its Mind & Media-designed annual report to be so effective that the Office of Logistics Management has awarded us a contract for more communication work. This year we will develop a communication strategy, design a quarterly newsletter and a variety of marketing brochures, and write Annual Report 2000.
Mind & Media Teams with Forum One for USDA Contract
March 2000—Mind & Media has teamed with Forum One Communications to develop an agency website for the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS). As a leader in building communities on the Web, Forum One complements Mind & Media's strength in communication strategy. Together we will help ERS develop a website that establishes them as a premier provider of real-time, real-value economic data.
Mind & Media Wins Three Awards
February 2000—Mind & Media added three awards to its trophy case this month. Both our website and our marketing video won awards from the International Association of Business Communicators in the "Best in Virginia" awards competition. Additionally, our Building a Nation broadcast pilot won the Award of Distinction in the Demo Reel category at the Communicator Awards.
2000 Promises Big Things for Mind & Media
January 2000—"We spent 1999 building infrastructure, partnerships, and capabilities," says Mind & Media's CEO, Aldo Bello. "As a result, 2000 promises to be an outstanding year." In 2000, Mind & Media will produce a series of educational videos and products about former military ranges, produce several shows/series for broadcast, and write and implement comprehensive communication strategies for several corporations and government agencies.
Says Mind & Media President Marilyn Finnemore about 2000, "We now have the track record, reputation, and infrastructure to maximize our talents. We're very excited about what the new millennium will bring."