CNN’s Courageous Studio leads the 2018 Digiday Video Awards with five nominations

CNN’s branded content unit Courageous Studio leads the 2018 Digiday Video Awards with five nominations: three in the Best Brand Video Destination or Channel category, one for Best Multiplatform Video Campaign and one for Best Video Publisher Partner for Brands. Launched in June 2015, Courageous Studio is rooted in CNN’s news practice, and its nonfiction, documentary approach has helped attract brand clients like Samsung, Modelo, Intel and eBay.

This year’s awards include a public vote for the Video Team of the Year category. The nominees are Bleacher Report, Condé Nast, BuzzFeed, Complex Networks and The Washington Post. Voting is open through Jan. 1, 2018.

The Digiday Video Awards Gala will occur on Jan. 30 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Tickets are available for purchase here. The full list of nominees appears below.

Video Team Of The Year – Cast your vote
Bleacher Report
Condé Nast
Complex Networks
The Washington Post

Best Advertiser in Video
AdColony and Paramount Pictures – “‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ – Wipe-Away Aurora™ HD Video”

Truth Initiative and 72andSunny – “truth Social Injustice”

Kovert Creative – “Howler Soccer Ball Phone”

Vox Creative and MailChimp – “MaleCrimp”

Team N, DonerLA and DiGiorno Pizza – “Rise to the Occasion: A Pizza Anthem”

Best Live Moment
Team One – “Lexus RC Real-Time Build”

The Enthusiast Network and PepsiCo – “Dew Tour”

USA Today Network – 2017 Presidential Inauguration

Edelman and Starbucks – “PSL Pumpkin Hatch”

HelloFresh – “The Happy Cooks Cook-Along Series”

Best Video Ad
Adult Swim and PlayStation Vue – “Robot Chicken Cable Monster
Man Crates – “Adventures in Customer Service”

The Foundry and Western Union – “Four Degrees of Cash
Something Massive and Plum Organics – “Do Your Partner
Ayzenberg Group – Xbox One X E3 trailer

Best Brand Video – Single
M Booth and The Macallan – “Macallan Double Cask”
Something Massive and Plum Organics – “Do Your Partner
Brunner and 84 Lumber – “The Journey”

Team N, DonerLA and DiGiorno Pizza – “Rise to the Occasion: A Pizza Anthem”
Adult Swim and 20th Century Fox – “Alien: Covenant”

Best Video Distribution Platform

Best Multiplatform Video Campaign
CNN Courageous Studio and Volvo – “Racing The Sun
Ion and Netflix – “Sandy Wexler Global Audition Contest
Red Bull Media House and Team One (Lexus) – “Panther in a China Shop”

Epic Signal – “The Mountain Dew Green Label Multi-Channel Network
TBS and AT&T – Catch Coco app

Best Social Video Campaign
Likeable Media & Century 21 Real Estate – Adulting 101
Group Nine Media and Starcom & Samsung – “The Passion Project” campaign

Resolution Media – “Destiny 2” launch campaign

Team One and Lexus – “A Car So Hot We Made It Spicy”

Kin Community and Nordstrom Rack – “#RackPack

Best Brand Video Destination or Channel
CNN – Courageous Studio – “Racing the Sun
CNN and Roads & Kingdoms – Land Rover – Return to Catalunya
Man Crates – “Adventures in Customer Service”
CNN – Courageous Studio and Aetna – “American Health Ambitions”
CNN – Courageous Studio, Great Big Story and Genesis – “Origins

Best Video Publisher Partner for Brands
CNN Courageous Studio
Q. Digital and Trivago – “Wedding Surprise”

Brand Experiences at Refinery29

Best Video Advertising Agency or Partner
Epic Signal

Portal A

Onion Labs
Tronc Content Studio
Kovert Creative

Best Brand Video – Series
Olson Engage and Pure Leaf Tea House Collection – “The MasterCraft Series
The Players’ Tribune and Gatorade – “The Loss
Vox Creative and Spotify
Delta Air Lines – “Power Forward”

Lyft – “Undercover Lyft

Best Video Ad Tech Innovation
Innovid, Channel 4 and 20th Century Fox – “Innovation So Good, It’s Scary”

Marriott International – “Marriott Rewards Dynamic Ads for Moments
Immersion, Universal Pictures Mexico and Teads – “Jason Bourne” trailer
Concert and Old Spice – “S.Q.U.I.D.
PK4 Media – TruEngage and KitchenAid

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