As tradition would have it, the Academy Awards have finally put to rest much of the speculation surrounding the Oscars by recognizing what its members thought were the best told stories of last year. It is now the Telly Awards’ turn to do the same for the video and television production industry.

The Telly’s carefully chosen panel of industry insiders decided to award Motivideos two Telly Awards for its Motivational Internet-based programs, iPersevere and Thriving in the Shadows of the Great.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.

Past winners include Sony Pictures Television, Ogilvy Entertainment, CBS Interactive, Edelman Public Relations, Jack Morton Worldwide, Fox Digital Studios and Microsoft.

Motivideos is a video production company focused on helping clients tell their brand story, engage with customers, employees and partners through creative and memorable storytelling.

Our first winning entry, iPersevere, explores the importance of perseverance and leadership to business success through the life experience of one of the greatest american business leaders of our time. The road to success was not easy for Steve Jobs, the charismatic Apple and Pixar leader who almost failed at three business ventures.

Strategic recruiting and teamwork are the two Human Resources topics highlighted in our second award-winning video, Thriving in the Shadows of the Great. In this video, we show how Purdue University Basketball coach Gene Keady, who led his team to six Big Ten Conference Championship wins, succeeded despite facing great competition from Indiana University coaching legend, Bobby Knight.

At Motivideos we are truly honored to have been recognized for the quality of our work and will continue to come up with creative ways to leverage compelling stories to reach our clients’ business objectives.