Model D Awards


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Awards Luncheon: November 14, 2014

Innovators. Inspirers. Creators of all kinds. We celebrated those in online video content and advertising who are at the forefront of this new industry, elevating it with their state-of-the-art contributions to branded content, technology, ad campaigns, and original content.

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Save the date – Friday, November 14th at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

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Below is our 2013 Model D Awards Winners & Honorable Mentions

Thank you to everyone who attended the first annual Cynopsis Digital Model D Awards luncheon. We hope you enjoyed yourselves, learned a few things, and made a new friend or two. Congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions!

TECHNOLOGY

Connected TV Platform

Winner:

Bravo Media — Bravo’s Connected TV Experience

Honorable Mentions:

Accelerated Media — Ad-Enabled Connected TV Apps for Broadcasters

Smithsonian Channel — Smithsonian Channel on Roku

Sony Pictures Television — Crackle Connected TV App

ToonGoggles — Toon Goggles

Digital Video Ad Platform

Winner:

FreeWheel — Monetization Rights Management®

Honorable Mentions:

Accelerated Media — Ad-Enabled Connected TV Apps for Broadcasters

adap.tv — Adap.tv’s Pathway Platform

Adobe — Adobe Primetime

Crackle at Sony Pictures Television — cRoll Interactive Video

LiveRail — Video Ad Monetization Platform for Publishers

MIXPO — Mixpo’s Multiscreen Video Advertising Solutions

Set Media — SET Media Video Platform

Videology — Videology’s Video Ad Platform

VINDICO — VINDICO

Digital Video Technology Platform

Winner:

Unicorn Media — Unicorn Once

Honorable Mentions:

Adobe — Adobe Primetime

Bottle Rocket — AWE, Powered by Bottle Rocket

CineSport — VaMP: Video and Monetization Platform

MIXPO — Mixpo’s Multiscreen Video Advertising Solutions

NeuLion — NeuLion TV Everywhere Platform

Set Media — SET Media Video Platform

Synacor — Cloud ID: Social Login

The Platform — mpx

Toon Goggles — Toon Goggles

VINDICO

Social TV Service

Winner:

E! — Live From the Red Carpet Digital Properties

Honorable Mentions:

AMC — The Walking Dead Story Sync

Bunim Murray Productions — YouToo Integration on Bad Girls Club Reunion

Fox Broadcasting Company — American Idol

Nickelodeon — Nick App

Scripps Networks Interactive — Food Network’s On the Road App

Synacor — Cloud ID: Social Login

Turner Entertainment Networks — Conan Sync App

Turner Sports — NCAA March Madness Live

Youtoo Technologies, LLC — Bad Girls Club UGC on Oxygen Network

TV Everywhere App

Winner:

Hulu — Hulu Plus

Honorable Mentions:

A+E Networks — HISTORY (TV Everywhere app)

A+E Networks — A&E (TV Everywhere app)

A+E Networks — Lifetime (TV Everywhere app)

Cartoon Network — Watch Cartoon Network

EPIX — EPIX

NBC Sports — NBC Olympics Live Extra

NeuLion — NHL GameCenter LIVE

Nickelodeon — Nick App

The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones — WSJ Live

ToonGoggles — Toon Goggles

Turner Sports — NCAA March Madness Live

Univision Communications Inc — UVideos

Video Discovery Service

Winner:

VEVO — VEVO

Honorable Mentions:

RightThisMinute — RTM Videos

TV Guide Online — TVGuide.com Watchlist

BRANDED CONTENT

Branded Integration in a Web Series & Solo Video: Comedy

Winner:

Kids at Play — Cedar Pine and Corn

Honorable Mentions:

Comedy Central — CC Stand-Up presents: Laugh Your Face Off

Syfy — Syfy’s Total Blackout and College Humor’s Hardly Working

Vuguru — Little Women Big Cars 2

Branded Integration in a Web Series & Solo Video: Drama

Winner:

3 o’clock.tv & iThentic — Guidestones

Syfy — Warehouse 13 “Grand Designs” Webisodes

Honorable Mentions:

USA Networls & bpg — Necessary Roughness: “The Nico Files”

Branded Integration in a Web Series & SoloVideo: Lifestyle or Sports

Winner:

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. — Home How To Series

Honorable Mentions:

LOGO & Gilead — Avenue Q

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. — Emerils Kicked-Up Sandwiches

NASCAR — Ideas That Changed NASCAR

Principato-Young Entertainment — Reluctantly Healthy

Telemundo Local — Vive, Ama, y Lucha (Live, Love and Fight) – Baptist Health

VEVO — Lyric Lines

Branded Integration in a Web Series & Solo Video: Reality

Winner:

Bunim Murray Productions — The Controller: Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Honorable Mentions:

Defy Media (Alloy Digital + Break Media) — Chasing

Maker Studios & Rooster Teeth — The Gauntlet

Branded Integration in a Web Series & Solo Video: Solo

Winner:

Defy Media (Alloy Digital + Break Media) — SMOSH Assassin’s Creed III

Honorable Mentions:

Turner Entertainment Networks — Turner presents Subaru “Call It A Wash”

Branded Web Series & Solo Video: Comedy

Winner:

Content & Co — The 4-9ers

Honorable Mentions:

Defy Media (Alloy Digital + Break Media) — Uncaged

Comedy Central — Splitting Hairs

Disney-ABC Television Group — Doofenshmirtz’s Daily Dirt

Turner Entertainment Networks — Ultimate TBS App for Microsoft

ZeptoLab — Om Nom Stories

Branded Web Series & Solo Video: Lifestyle

Winner:

Creative Artists Agency & Original Productions — Raising the Bar

Honorable Mentions:

Discovery Communications — Discovery Digital Studios and Toyota’s FW: Thinking

VEVO — Stylized

Branded Web Series & Solo Video: Reality

Winner:

Content & Co — Clean Break

Honorable Mentions:

Bunim Murray Productions — The Controller: Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Maker Studios & Rooster Teeth — The Gauntlet

TV One — The World According to Michael

Branded Web Series & Solo Video: Sports

Winner:

USA Today presents The Winning Formula — 7 Days to Kickoff, Fueled by Gatorade

Honorable Mentions:

Cycle World — Honda NC700X Adventure Challenge

Golf Channel — Last Break

NASCAR — Ideas That Changed NASCAR

USE OF COMPANION VIDEO

Use of Companion Video for TV Show: Comedy

Winner:

NBC Universal — 30 Rock — The Final Season

Honorable Mentions:

Disney Channels Worldwide — Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s Shark Tank Pitch

Fox Broadcasting Company — The Morgan Project

NBC Universal — The Office — Farewells

Use of Companion Video for TV Show: Drama, Informational & Lifestyle

Winner:

AMC — The Walking Dead Webisodes: “Cold Storage”

Honorable Mentions:

E! — E! News Now

Spreecast — Scandal on Spreecast

Use of Companion Video for TV Show: Reality

Winner:

Bravo Media — Bravo’s Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen Season 2

Honorable Mentions:

A+E Networks — Project Runway — Meet the Designers

A+E Networks — Dance Moms

A+E Networks — Duck Dynasty — Duck Digest

Bunim Murray Productions & Oxygen Media — Best Ink: Redemption

Discovery Communications — TLC’s Long Island Medium: Behind the Read

Scripps Networks Interactive — Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef Redemption

WE tv — Braxton Family Values’ “Traci Rules the Road”

Use of Companion Video for TV Show: Sports

Winner:

OMD —State Farm TNF XTRA Mobile Co-viewing

Honorable Mentions:

Golf Channel — The Golf Fix: Web Exclusive Tips

Golf Channel — Feherty: Out of Bounds

CAMPAIGNS

Digital Consumer Brand

Winner:

EPIX — EPIX

Honorable Mentions:

Defy Media (Alloy Digital + Break Media) — SMOSH

DailyCandy All Cities — DailyCandy

ESPN — ESPN & LEVI’S “What’s Your Interpretation?”

NBCUniversal, Inc. — Style QuickTips

Sony Pictures Television — Crackle

Syfy — “Making of Defiance” Videos

Multiplatform Marketing Campaign

Winner:

Turner Entertainment Networks — Occupy Conan Sponsored by VW

VH1 — Pop Up Video Experiential Event

Honorable Mentions:

A&E Television Networks — Duck Dynasty Season 2

A&E Television Networks — Bates Motel Campaign

Crown Media Family Networks — Countdown to Christmas 2012

Fox Broadcasting Company — Welcome to the Following

Fox Broadcasting Company — New Girl And FOX T-Commerce With American Express

LOGO — Absolut Ru-Dunnit

Smithsonian Channel — Catching Killers

Smithsonian Channel — Aerial America

Showtime / bpg — The Homeland Transmedia Experience

Syfy — Defiance

Multiplatform Marketing Campaign: Web Series

Winner:

Content & Co — Clean Break

Honorable Mentions:

Content & Co — The 4-9ers

Cycle World — Honda NC700X Adventure Challenge

Telemundo Local — Vive, Ama, y Lucha (Live, Love and Fight) – Baptist Health

Social Media Campaign

Winner:

USA Network — Psych Social Pineapple Trifecta

Hallmark Channel — Countdown to Christmas 2012

Honorable Mentions:

ABC — Scandal — #WhoShotFitz

Bravo Media — Around the World in 80 Plates Tweet Challenge and Fill-a-Jet Sweeps

HBO & Definition 6 — Game of Thrones Season 3

OMD — The CW Live Twitter Feed in a Magazine

OMD — Discovery Moonshiners, Season 2

Saban Brands — Saban’s Power Rangers Social Media Channels

Turner Entertainment Networks — Occupy Conan Sponsored by VW

WE tv — Miracle the Dog for Tamar & Vince

ORIGINAL CONTENT

Live Show — Solo Event

Winner:

The Climate Reality Project — 24 Hours or Reality: The Dirty Weather Report

Honorable Mentions:

Anheuser-Busch — Inaugural Budweiser Made in America Festival Live Stream via YouTube & Pandora

CBS Interactive — Super Bowl XLVII on CBSSports.com

NBC Sports — 2012 London Olympics

Scripps Networks Interactive — Food Network’s “Thanksgiving Live”

The Weather Channel — Superstorm Sandy coverage by The Weather Channel

Turner Sports — NCAA March Madness Live

YouTube Original Channel

Winner:

WIGS

Honorable Mentions:

Defy Media (Alloy Digital + Break Media) — Shut Up! Cartoons AwesomenessTV

Defy Media (Alloy Digital + Break Media) — AWE Me YouTube Channel

Digital Studio/Production Company

Winner:

Fox Broadcasting Company — Animation Domination High-Def

Honorable Mentions:

Believe Entertainment Group

Content & Co

Dolphin Digital Media

Portal A
Principato-Young Entertainment — PYE Digital

Vuguru

WIGS

Zazoom — Zazoom Studios

Web Series: Comedy

Winner:

Sony Pictures Television’s Crackle — Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Honorable Mentions:

Break Media — The Screen Junkies Show

Content & Co — The 4-9ers

IFC — Kumail Tours Portlandia

IFC — Reggie Makes Music

Kids at Play & Principato-Young Entertainment — Coogan Auto

Principato-Young Entertainment — Sketchy!

Vuguru — Little Women Big Cars 2

Web Series: Drama

Winner:

Sony Pictures Television’s Crackle — Chosen

Honorable Mentions:

3 o’clock.tv & iThentic — Guidestones

AwesomenessTV — Runaways

Dolphin Digital Media — Cybergeddon

Universal Cable Productions — Battlestar Galatica: Blood and Chrome

Universal Cable Productions — Warehouse 13: Grand Designs

Vuguru — The Booth At The End 2

Vuguru — Playdate

WIGS — Blue

Web Series: Informational (Lifestyle)

Winner:

Principato-Young Entertainment — Reluctantly Healthy

Scott Sternberg Productions — In Bed With Joan

Honorable Mentions:

CNBC — Futures Now

Fandango — “The Frontrunners”

Fandango — “Weekend Ticket”

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. — How To Cook

Veria — Health Soup

Web Series: Informational/Documentaries/Kids

Winner:

Efran Films and AOL — Home of the Brave

Honorable Mentions:

Efran Films and Weather.com — Brink

Music Choice — Primed
Thirteen/WNET — Oh Noah!

Web Series: Lifestyle

Winner:

CraveOnline Media — GameRevolution’s The Grind

Honorable Mentions:

DailyCandy All Cities — DailyCandy

Web Series: Reality

Winner:

Maker Studios & Rooster Teeth — The Gauntlet

Honorable Mentions:

Content & Co — Clean Break

Telepictures Productions & AOL On — #CandidlyNicole

Web Series: Sports

Winner:

Sports Illustrated — Sports Illustrated “Underdogs” Presented by Powerade

Honorable Mentions:

Network A/Bedrocket — Tuerck’d

Network A/Bedrocket — Every Third Thursday

NASCAR — Ideas That Changed NASCAR

MODEL D CONTENT EXCELLENCE

Digital Television Group: Channel

Winner:

Univision Communications Inc.

Honorable Mentions:

E! Digital Team

EPIX

USA Network Digital Team

Digital Television Group: Network

Winner:

Bravo Digital Media

Honorable Mentions:

A+E Networks Digital Media Team

Accelerated Media

CBS Interactive

Discovery Communications — Animal Planet Digital Media

NBC Sports Group Digital

Digital Television Group: Show

Winner:

Smithsonian Channel — Aerial America

Honorable Mentions:

Fox Broadcasting Company — The X Factor

Fox Broadcasting Company — American Idol

Smithsonian Channel — Catching Killers

Daily Series

Winner:

Zazoom — Buzz60

Honorable Mentions:

Bunim Murray Productions — BRKDWN

CelebTV — CelebTV on the CW

Disrupt Group — What’s Trending

E! — Live from E!

LOGO — That Sex Show

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. — Everyday Food with Sarah Carey

Scripps Networks Interactive — Food Network’s Bobby Flay Fit