December 2013—Mind & Media was recognized for our continuing pro bono support of the March of Dimes annual Heroines in Technology Gala. We have provided video production and editing services for this event for several years. The annual fundraiser was attended by nearly 400 guests and raised over $216,000 this year. The money will be used to support research, community services, advocacy, and public health education. March of Dimes presented us with a letter and statuette thanking us for our support.
November 2013—Mind & Media added three MarCom awards to our trophy case this month:
- Platinum, Video/Film/Other, DREAM: An American Story
- Gold, Video/Film/Corporate Image, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center Overview
- Honorable Mention, Pro Bono Category, "State of the Animals" for Washington Humane Society
The MarCom Awards recognize outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals.
Promoting Veterans' Health and Well-Being
October 2013—Mind & Media met with Veterans Affairs' National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (NCP) in Durham, North Carolina, to kick off a new contract. Mind & Media will be helping NCP develop an integrated marketing and strategic communications plan to coordinate their Healthy Living Campaign messages and tools. The Healthy Living Campaign evolved over time around nine key preventive health areas and is currently promoted in a piecemeal fashion. Mind & Media will help NCP consolidate their efforts into a coordinated campaign that improves awareness among Veterans via their healthcare providers at VA medical centers and NCP web channels.
- Platinum, Video/Marketing (Product) Category: “First Contact,” promoting David Ford’s book Blind in One Eye: A Story about Seeing the Possibilities
- Platinum, Video/Government Category: US Army Engineer Research and Development Center Overview
- Gold, Video/Nonprofit Category: March of Dimes 2012 Mission
- Honorable Mention, Video/Nonprofit and Pro Bono Categories: “Your Pet's Special Skill” for Washington Humane Society
DREAM Webisodes Debut
April 24, 2013—Producer/director Aldo Bello released seven webisodes today from what will be his full-length documentary on immigration reform, DREAM: An American Story. See them, share them, on dreamthedocumentary.com.
Bello Selected for Inaugural Docs in Progress Fellowship Program
March 2013—Mind & Media Chief Creative Officer Aldo Bello has been selected by Docs in Progress as one of nine Fellows in their inaugural Fellowship Program. The Fellows will participate in a series of monthly meetings to hold each other accountable on their projects and share ideas about the creative process, as well as write about their progress on the Docs in Progress blog. The non-profit, based in Silver Spring, Maryland, fosters a supportive community for documentary filmmakers through classes, workshops, talks, consulting, and public screenings. Learn more at docsinprogress.org.
Aldo has produced several independent documentaries including What Happened about the tech bubble and DREAM: An Immigration Story about immigration reform. His latest project focuses on the significance and legacy of the date September 11 in both the U.S. and Chile.
Mind & Media Is Moving
February 2013—After 14 years on Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Mind & Media is moving to the north end of Old Town, Alexandria at the end of May. “We’re moving into a more efficient space for the kind of company we are,” says Mind & Media CEO Marilyn Finnemore. “We’ll miss Del Ray, but Old Town is another walkable community, which was important to us. Alexandria has a lot of great options. You get really spoiled!”
Mind & Media’s new address will be 901 N. Pitt St, Suite 310, in the Waterman Place building. The space is being built out to our specifications and will offer a welcoming place for clients and a fresh new workplace for staff with plenty of Mind & Media charm.