Congratulations to Our 2020 Winners!

Visuals tell powerful stories, and virtual events have brought people together at a time when we weren't able to see each other in person.

The winners in Ragan's Video, Visual & Virtual Awards creatively connected with their audiences and delivered compelling messages. Their work inspired others to take action. And their work led to success for their organizations or clients.

Congratulations to this year's list of impressive storytellers and event producers—winners in Ragan's Video, Visual & Virtual Awards.

Scroll down to learn more about their winning work and to see who earned a spot as an Honorable Mention.

2020 Video, Visual & Virtual Awards Winners

Animated Video

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Animated Video

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  • CitrixWorldwide Sales Enablement
  • VonageThe World's Most Flexible Cloud Communications Platform / Brand / Creative
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Animated Video

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Augmented or Virtual Reality Video

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Augmented or Virtual Reality Video

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  • NASA Glenn Research CenterOffice of Communications and Imaging Technology Center
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Augmented or Virtual Reality Video

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COVID-19 Video

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COVID-19 Video

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  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock HealthCreative Services
  • Northwell HealthMultimedia Team
  • Overlake Medical Center & ClinicsOverlake Communications/ PR
  • S&B Engineers and ConstructorsS&B’s Engineers and Constructors Reveals Return-to-Office Video
  • The Kroger Co.Now's The Time
  • Xcel Energy Inc.COVID-19 Response
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COVID-19 Video

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Video

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Video

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  • CitrixWorldwide Sales Enablement
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/BattelleOur Strength is Our People
  • Southwest Gas CorporationDiversity and Inclusion
  • The Kroger Co.Diversity & Inclusion
Winner

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Video

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Educational Video

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  • Defense Intelligence AgencyOffice of Corporate Communications
  • MicrosoftMicrosoft Story Labs
  • S&B Engineers and ConstructorsFrom Homelessness to Homeownership: S&B’s Craft Education and Training Video
  • (W)right On CommunicationsSan Diego Tourism Marketing District
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Internal Communications Video

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Internal Communications Video

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  • CCMCThis Feels Like Home
  • ServiceNow#ServiceNowStrong
  • University of Iowa Health CareMarketing and Communications
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Internal Communications Video

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Interview Video

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Interview Video

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  • Novant HealthCourageous Conversations
  • S&B Engineers and ConstructorsFrom Homelessness to Homeownership: S&B’s Craft Education and Training Video
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Interview Video

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Nonprofit Video

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Nonprofit Video

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  • The Madeira SchoolMadeira Unexpected
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Nonprofit Video

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PR Video

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PR Video

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  • Intel-MobileyeUnedited Ride Video Series
  • Navarro Research and EngineeringVideo Department
  • S&B Engineers and ConstructorsFrom Homelessness to Homeownership: S&B’s Craft Education and Training Video
  • The Kroger Co.1 Billion Meals
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PR Video

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Public Service Video

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Recruitment or Employer Branding Video

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Recruitment or Employer Branding Video

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  • Rubius TherapeuticsShine Like a RubyVideos drastically boost employee advocacy and awareness of ServiceNow’s brand Employee-generated videos were shared widely and increased exposure to potential candidates, an effort that won the Recruitment or Employer Branding Video category of Ragan’s Video, Visual & Virtual Awards. When the pandemic struck, many employees transitioned to working remotely, whether they were ready to or not. This called for new tactics to motivate and inspire these dispersed audiences, but it also meant addressing employees’ feelings of loneliness, stress and worry. ServiceNow knew that employee-generated content was their best approach to engage their newly remote, global workforce, while reminding them that they’re not alone and everyone was in this together. Videos showcasing their new normal work-from-home—and stuck-at-home—routines were submitted by employees to a new employee video app called Crew Studio. The first video was launched at a company all-hand meeting, which had more than 7,000 global employees tune in. The video was then shared across corporate channels, including the CEO’s LinkedIn channel. The video earned more than 100,000 views, building awareness of their talent brand and increasing exposure to potential job candidates. The second video featured the CEO reading a children’s book to all employees. This helped build morale and break down the walls of communication among employees and their organization’s leadership. The videos have received great engagement across channels. In Q2 of 2020 its employee blog stories received 2,000 unique visitors, 17,000 views of employee stories on employee social channels and more than 90,000 people reached on LinkedIn and Twitter. Employee advocacy has increased drastically, too; employees shared 97% more content in Q2 than in the company’s first quarter, and social media impressions were up by 91%. Ninety seven percent of its global workforce surveyed had a positive sentiment towards communications during COVID-19.
  • The Kroger Co.Kroger Brand Manifesto
Winner

Recruitment or Employer Branding Video

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Shoestring Video (Under $300)

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Shoestring Video (Under $300)

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  • CF IndustriesCF Heroes
  • University of Iowa Health CareMarketing and Communications
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Shoestring Video (Under $300)

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Social Justice Video

Social Justice Video

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Social Justice Video

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Social Media Video

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Social Media Video

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  • ASTM InternationalWith or Without Video
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Social Media Video

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Video Series

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Video Series

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  • Defense Intelligence AgencyOffice of Corporate Communications
  • Federal Bureau of InvestigationMy FBI Huntsville Video Series
  • GoodfuseThe New Abnormal
  • Intel-MobileyeUnedited Ride Video Series
  • The Kroger Co.Change Stories
  • The Trust for Public LandVirtual Park Bench Chats
  • University of Iowa Health CareEpi Explains
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Video Series

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Visual Storytelling

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Visual Storytelling

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  • CF IndustriesWilson Awards 2020
  • Defense Intelligence AgencyOffice of Corporate Communications
  • ESPNESPN Images
  • MicrosoftMicrosoft Story Labs
  • Northern Virginia Transportation AuthorityNVTA 2019 Annual Report
  • Northwell HealthLee Weissman
  • SPI GroupVisual Design Inspires Employees to Dive into the Fight Against Cancer
  • Superior Essex Communications"Thank Cable" Social Media GIF Campaign
Winner

Visual Storytelling

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Virtual Customer Engagement Event

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Virtual Customer Engagement Event

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  • AdvantestAsia Virtual Trade Show
  • NewselaTeacher Appreciation Week
  • Ryan Companies US Inc.Highland Bridge/Ford
Winner

Virtual Customer Engagement Event

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Virtual Employee Engagement Event

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Virtual Employee Engagement Event

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  • HotwireMAKING A BIG BANG THROUGH A SMALL SCREEN
  • ReSource ProUS Team Meeting June 2020
  • Superior Essex CommunicationsOur “Hanging With” Sessions – Casual Quickness for Critical Business
Winner

Virtual Employee Engagement Event

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Virtual Presentation

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Virtual Presentation

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  • ReSource ProUS Team Meeting June 2020
  • ServiceNow#ServiceNowStrong
  • Superior Essex Communications"Our New Normal" Webinar
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Virtual Presentation

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Grand Prize: Best Overall Video

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Grand Prize: Best Overall Video

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  • Intel-MobileyeUnedited Ride Video Series
  • ServiceNowEmployee Comms, Talent Brand & Marketing Team
Winner

Grand Prize: Best Overall Video

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Grand Prize: Video Team of the Year

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Grand Prize: Video Team of the Year

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  • Defense Intelligence AgencyOffice of Corporate Communications
  • The Kroger Co.Kroger Studios
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Grand Prize: Video Team of the Year

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Grand Prize: Virtual Event of the Year

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Grand Prize: Virtual Event of the Year

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  • Fujitsu Americas IncMarketing Team
  • The Aerospace Corporation2020 Corporate Awards
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Grand Prize: Virtual Event of the Year

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Additional Trophies

All winners will receive one complimentary trophy.

If you would like to order additional trophies, click the link below to complete the additional trophy form and email the completed form to Brendan Gannon at brendang@ragan.com. We’ll get working on ordering your additional trophies.

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Brendan Gannon at brendang@ragan.com or 312-960-4407.