Stevie Women in Business Awards
November 2007—Mind & Media president Marilyn Finnemore was selected as a finalist in the 2007 Women in Business Awards, a division of the Stevie Awards.
Mind & Media
a Contractor of the Year Finalist
October 2007—The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards were held on Wednesday, October 10th, and Mind & Media was honored as a finalist for Contractor of the Year. Finalists were selected based on quality of work life, community service, revenue growth, significant accomplishments over the past year, and government customer testimonials. Mind & Media was one of five finalists in the Less than $25 Million (annual revenues) category. Hundreds of contractors attended from all over the Washington area. Read more about the awards and the other finalists in this Washington Technology article: http://www.washingtontechnology.com/online/1_1/31386-1.html
Mind & Media on Inc. 5,000
October 2007—Mind & Media was ranked 1,256 on the first ever Inc. 5,000 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for our nearly 300% growth between 2003 and 2006. We were also ranked 88 among the Top Companies by Metro Region, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV.
Mind & Media a Contractor
of the Year Finalist
September 2007—The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards finalists were announced on Thursday, September 6th, and Mind & Media is in the running for Contractor of the Year. Finalists were selected based on quality of work life, community service, revenue growth, significant accomplishments over the past year, and government customer testimonials. Winners will be announced October 10th. Read more about the awards and the other finalists in this Washington Technology article: http://www.washingtontechnology.com/online/1_1/31386-1.html
36 to Include Two Mind & Media Entries
August 2007—The Creativity Awards will feature two Mind & Media entries in the next edition of its annual design showcase, Creativity 36, honoring work completed in 2006. Our DVD The Way of the Warrior will appear in the Training Film/Video category, and our multimedia training package TEAM Mobilization Leader Toolkit, will be featured in the Package Design section. Both projects were completed for the Army National Guard.
Content Development Team Recognized
with APEX Awards
July 2007—Mind & Media's Content Development team was honored for their outstanding work with two APEX Awards of Excellence for writing: the video script for National Guard's Answer the Call DVD in the Marketing & Public Relations: Electronic & Video Publications category, and the SEAR Training Toolkit, also for National Guard, in the One-of-a-Kind: Government Publications category.
Galaxy Grand Award for Best
of Interactive Media
July 2007—Mind & Media's Answer the Call CD was selected from all the Galaxy Gold winners for the Grand Award, Best of Interactive Media. MerComm, Inc. sponsors a number of award competitions, with the Galaxy recognizing excellence in Marketing. Answer the Call, a National Guard project, provides officer recruiters with a set of multimedia tools they can use to demonstrate the benefits and challenges of serving as an officer in the Army National Guard. The CD is sent home with prospects so that they may review the material on their own at home and share the information with their families. The CD includes an opening video, video highlights from the recruiter's DVD presentation, additional information about officer training, job descriptions, and benefits, and links to more information on line.
June 2007—The results of the 5th American Business Awards, also known as "The Stevies," were announced last night. Sara Hill Isacson, a writer at Mind & Media for the past two years, was named Best Creative Person. Congratulations Sara!
See Sara give her acceptance speech here (requires RealPlayer): http://boss.streamos.com/real/stream/stevies2007/090.smi
Gold Galaxy Award for
Mind & Media
June 2007— Mind & Media won its first Galaxy Award for Answer the Call CD in the Interactive Media Category. MerComm, Inc. sponsors a number of award competitions, with the Galaxy recognizing excellence in Marketing.
Interactive Awards for Mind & Media
May 2007—Results of the 2007 Horizon Interactive Awards are in and Mind & Media has received three awards:
- Gold, Video/Short Film category, Answer the Call DVD (for the Army National Guard)
- Silver, Public Service/Nonprofit, Hire Vets First (for the Department of Labor)
- Bronze, Government, StayGuard.com (for the Army National Guard
Stevie Award Finalists
May 2007—Eight Mind & Media staffers have been selected as finalists in the 5th Annual American Business Awards, also known as "The Stevies." The Stevies honor the efforts, accomplishments, and positive contributions of companies and business people worldwide. The finalists were announced May 14th, with winners to be announced at an awards banquet on June 11 in New York City.
Mind & Media's finalists are:
- Amy Gareis, Best Salesperson
- Chris Ammon, Best Creative Person
- Jay Ferrari, Best Marketer
- Jill Nienhiser, Best Product Developer
- Josef Villanasco, Best Support Staffer
- Sara Isacson, Best Creative Person
- Sophia Lambrou, Best Product Developer
- Willie Freer, Best Product Developer
The 120 finalists in the individual categories were selected from over 2,000 entries. The list of all finalists is posted on the Stevies website at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/awards/70_2100_13849.cfm. Mind & Media wishes each of these excellent employees the best of luck in the final judging!
Mind & Media Now on GSA Schedule 69
April 2007—Mind & Media is now on GSA’s Schedule 69 for Training Aids & Devices. Schedule 69 is an excellent vehicle for contracting with Mind & Media to create customized training products. Depending on your time and budget, we can convert your existing PowerPoint presentations to interactive online training, develop completely new customized courses, or anything in between. Government buyers can see our GSA Schedule numbers, SIN and NAICS codes and more on our Government Services page. Contact Amy Gareis at (703) 894-1102 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Web Log Reaches 200 Posts
April 2007—Inspire Action, the Mind & Media blog, recently put up its 200th post! We launched Inspire Action last July with the hope that it would become a catalyst for new media conversation, that it would be informative, insightful, and even entertaining for our clients, partners and peers. We underestimated ourselves.
Inspire Action now averages close to one hundred fresh visits per day (and climbing). We've received plenty of compliments on its readable tone and relevant content. Count on more of the same as we move ahead. Thanks for helping us continue the conversation!
Summit Creative Awards Recognize Mind & Media Products
April 2007—Mind & Media has received two Summit Creative Awards. Our StayGuard.com website for the Army National Guard received a Gold Summit in the Government Website category. In the Recruitment Video category, we received a Silver Summit for our Answer the Call video script, also a National Guard project.
Three Telly Awards for Mind & Media Video Products
March 2007—The 28th Annual Telly Awards concluded with three wins for Mind & Media projects. We received Silver Tellys for Answer the Call DVD (Recruitment category) and Sexual Assault: Staying on Guard video (Social Issues), both National Guard projects. Our Deparment of Labor video, Hire Vets First, won a Bronze Telly in Government Relations.
Mind & Media Wins Four Videographer Awards
February 2007—Mind & Media received four Videographer Awards for recent video projects. Two National Guard projects won Awards of Excellence: Answer the Call DVD in the Recruitment category and Way of the Warrior DVD for Government/Training. Our Hire Vets First video for the Department of Labor also received an Award of Excellence (Government/Federal), and our Neighborhood Networks video for HUD received an Award of Distinction (Government/Informational).
Among Nation's Top 100 8(a) Businesses
January 2007—Mind & Media has been named one of the Top 8(a) Businesses in the United States (Div100) by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading multicultural Internet site. Mind & Media was also selected as a Top Diversity-Owned Business and a Top Small Business. More than 500,000 businesses in the U.S. were eligible to participate in this survey.
The Div100 is the seventh annual listing of the nation's top 100 8(a) businesses. Ranging in revenue from $8 million to $160 million, the companies listed on the Div100 represent the nation's top multicultural earners. Div100 members are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with diversity-owned companies.
"We are delighted to have been recognized by DiversityBusiness.com
as one of the top 100 8(a) Businesses in the United States,"said
Aldo Bello, CEO of Mind & Media, Inc. "Since
its inception, Mind & Media has recognized that diversity
is an absolutely vital strategic advantage that brings with
it new perspectives, fresh ideas, and increased creativity."
Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, Fortune 1000 corporations throughout the country have recognized that buying products and services from diversity-owned companies positively impacts their business. Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy."Diversity businesses and consumers are a growing force in the U.S. economy, and a force to be reckoned with,"said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built DiversityBusiness.com. "This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs, products and services, and that generates wealth for their communities. These are the new leaders in American business."