We were delighted to hear that we’ve been recognised as a standard bearer for animation at the 40th Annual Telly Awards 2019, picking up gold and bronze in the General, Branded, Not-for-profit category.

This is the first time we’ve entered The Telly Awards, an international event honouring excellence in video and television across all screens so we feel humbled to have done so well the first time round.

Last year, the awards attracted more than 12,000 entries, and previous winners include The Guardian, The History Channel, Bloomberg, CBS Interactive, Conde Nast, HBO, HuffPost, Microsoft, NBC, Ogilvy and Mather, Time Warner and The Wall Street Journal.

Strategic Director, Daniel Spencer says:

“The team are stunned. This is a really tough award to win, because the standard of entries is incredibly high. And since we were competing against long-established global players and thousands of entries, we were secretly hopeful but not expecting to win, let alone win twice!”

Curveball picked up Gold for their animated explainer for The Salvation Army called “Can you spot the signs of a modern slave”

And Bronze for the animation called “Whole Life Vision” for The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.

Other winners in the same “General, Branded, Not-for-profit” category include the American Red Cross and CNBC Catalyst, the in-house advertising agency of CNBC International.

Creative Director, Oliver Lawer:

“It’s incredible. Really. We couldn’t believe it when we found out. And to win it for our not-for-profit work too is something special because it just goes to show what we can achieve when clients put their trust in us.”

Sabrina Dridje, Managing Director of The Telly Awards adds:

“Curveball Media is pushing the boundaries for video and television innovation and creativity at at time when the industry is rapidly changing,” said Sabrina Dridje, Managing Director of the Telly Awards. “This award is a tribute to the talent and vision of its creators and a celebration of the diversity of work being made today for all screens.”

This isn’t the first time Curveball has won awards.

Working with PR agency Third City, the animated explainer they created for The Wellcome Trust was awarded first place in the CIPR Excellence Awards 2017 for Best Use of Digital.

While another video, again working with Third City, was awarded a PRCA City and Financial Award for their #ITPsUnfair video made for the Association of British Insurers.

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Salvation Army animation on YouTube

LICC animation on YouTube

Curveball also celebrates its seventh birthday on June 7th, has just posted its highest turnover to date and was recognised in May 2019 as being part of the Future 50: a cohort of successful, innovative, ambitious and growing companies in the east of England.

Please see our showreels for more examples of animated explainer videos and video productions.

Contact details:

Lee Carnihan, Marketing Manager

01603 358 145