DAILY NEWS Nov 16, 2012 7:26 AM - 1 comment

Digi Awards Nominees Revealed in Live Webcast

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A special live and interactive event was the online platform for some of the top innovators and creators in Canadian Digital Media

The webcast was held to introduce the nominees for a 2012 Digi Award, presented as part of an annual industry showcase that’s part of the nextMEDIA Conference, to be held in Toronto on December 4th at The Carlu.

The awards recognize the who’s who of Canada’s digital elite and feature some of the brightest stars and biggest changemakers in the Canadian digital media landscape today.

This year, over 60 companies submitted entries The Digis in categories ranging from Most Innovative Digital Media Technologies, Best in Branded Entertainment, Best Use of Social Media and a slew of others, making the event the top destination for Canada’s digital media elite.

The event was hosted by YouTube celebrities Andrew Bravener and Andrew Gunadie (together forming ‘gunnarolla’).
"The Digi Awards celebrate the digital innovation in Canada's advertising, media and technology sectors," said Mark Greenspan, Community Director of nextMEDIA. "These sectors are undergoing a fundamental evolution and The Digis offer a unique opportunity to see what kind of innovation that the digital media world is producing, while also providing us with a better understanding of Canada as a global digital leader."

And the 2012 Digi Awards nominees are...

Best in Advertising
Best in Branded Entertainment
• Cottage Life Ford Roadside Attractions, Ford, Mindshare, Travel & Escape, Blue Ant
• Le show du chaud (le show due showed), MO:PR, Kimberly Clark
• McDonald's Happy Studio, Fuel Industries, McDonald’s Europe

Best in Digital Advertising
• Sears Look Report iPad Magazine Insert, Vizeum, Sears
• Vizeum / Xbox / Alliance Films Branded Destination Experience (BDE), Vizeum, Xbox, Alliance Films, Aegis Media
• Scratch 'N Win Contest, Yellow Pages Group

Best Use of Social Media
• EA Social - Facebook Open Graph Video Player, Idea Rebel, Electronic Arts
• Tweet-A-Carol, Juniper Park, Toronto Pearson International Airport
• WestJet First Bag Free Facebook Campaign, Idea Rebel, WestJet

Best in Learning & Culture
Best in Canadian Culture
• Burquette, Attraction Images, National Film Board of Canada, Turbulent Media
Global News - Voyage of the Titanic, Globalnews.ca
• TFO.org, TFO.org

Best in Community Campaigns
• Here, at Home, National Film Board of Canada
• Raise-a-Reader 2011, Aristea Artists/Lifetime Productions
• Earth Rangers empowers kids to Bring Back the Wild, Earth Rangers

Best in E-Learning
ADLC, Robots & Pencils
• i Learn With Boing: Savannah Adventures!, Tribal Nova
• Montreal: Evolution through Architecture and Urbanism (ARTH298M), eConcordia

Best in Apps
Best in Mobile Applications
• Concert Sherpa, Blue Ant Media, Exclaim, Indusblue
• SickKids Pain Squad, Cundari, Sick Kids Hospital
Totally Amp'd, Smokebomb Entertainment

Best in Tablet Applications
• Aux Magazine for iPad, AUX TV, Blue Ant Media
Mobovivo, AXS TV, Mobovivo
• On The Table/Quoi Manager, TC Media

Best in Cross-Platform
Best in Cross-Platform: Fiction
• Hunted, Cinemax, Jam3, Campfire
• Tout Sur Moi, l'au-revoir , Attraction Images, TOXA, Société Radio-Canada, Turbulent

Best in Cross-Platform: Non-Fiction
D-Day To Victory, The Secret Location
• CTV Olympics, BellMedia
• Cover Me Canada, CBC

Best in Cross-Platform: Kids
• In Real Life Interactive, The Secret Location
• Kids' CBC Augmented Reality, CBC
My Babysitter’s a Vampire: Humans VS. Vampires, The Secret Location

Best in Gaming
Best in Mobile Gaming
• My Singing Monsters, Big Blue Bubble
• Superhero, Ad-dispatch
• Black Water, Brisk Mobile

Best in Web Gaming
• Warframe, Digital Extremes
• Kingdoms CCG, Antic Entertainment
• McDonald's Happy Studio, Fuel Industries

Best in Digital
Best in Digital Lifestyle & Entertainment
• Coolest Thing in the House, Guy (ghee) Georgeson
• Tokii, Tokii, (Toe-key) Double Dare Studios Inc.
• YummyMummyClub.ca , YummyMummyClub

Best in Digital News and Current Affairs
• CBCnews.ca, CBC
• Digital News App for Restaurant Interactive Table, the Gazette
• metronews.ca, Metro Canada

Best in Webseries
Best Web Series: Fiction
Guidestones, iThentic / Smiley Guy Studios
• Prison Dancer, Prison Dancer Web, Inc.
• What are the Sevens, The Secret Location

Best Web Series: Non-Fiction
Bear71, National Film Board of Canada
• Bullyproof, CBCNews.ca
• The Sticking Place, Moosestash Films

Best in Digital Business
Canada’s Most Promising Digital Media Company
Addictive Mobility
• Cue Digital Media
• Juice Mobile

Most Innovative Digital Media Technologies
• Evolution Engine, Digital Extremes Ltd.
• Infiniti JX Tablet Campaign, Olive Media
• Lowe’s Virtual Experience, Red Piston Inc.


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I hope My Babysitter's a Vampire "Humans vs. Vampires" wins! An awesome game w/ an awesome show!

Posted November 17, 2012 08:11 PM

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