XDA Wins Nine International Business Awards
The XD Agency took home nine Stevies in the International Business Awards, announced today.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small — are eligible to submit nominations. The 2019 IBAs received more than 4,000 entries from organizations in 74 nations and territories.
In the category of Experiential Event, XDA took home gold for the agency’s work on Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI. “Huge event managed effectively with something for everyone that truly made the brand stand out,” one judge wrote. Another added, “Really well executed and considered at each touchpoint what does the brand need to do to connect with the audience.”
In the category of Virtual Learning Solution, XDA earned the gold award for the launch of the online platform for Emory University’s Social, Emotional, and Ethical (SEE) Learning. “This digital version and platform will have a huge positive impact on Education, Educators and most importantly Students,” one judge wrote. Another called the solution a “super impressive and vastly needed program.”
In the category of Brand Activation, Adult Swim’s “Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell” exhibit at the C2E2 convention won gold. The activation also won bronze in the category of Exhibition Experience. “Fantastic experimental program. They really got the attention of the participants at the exhibition and differentiated the booth from the other exhibitors,” one judge wrote of the activation. (Another specifically called out how the activation dwarfed even the nearby Marvel exhibit.)
The XD Agency also earned two more bronze awards: in the category of Career and Workforce Readiness Solution for the development of AOPA’s You Can Fly curriculum and in the category of Brand Activation for the execution of the Red Bull Peach Treehouse.
And while the preceding work is a source of great pride for the agency, XDA is equally proud to be honored for designing our own workplace full of bold, engaged, employees.
Our first-ever all-staff summit, dubbed The XD Agency Magic Values Bus, took home gold in the category of Team-Building Event. It also won silver for Employee Engagement Event. Judges’ feedback included, “To coordinate for such a value-driven event with this level of attention to details and creativity is just breathtaking!” and “It is modern, innovative and fun. The amount of time, money, and dedication that have flown into this project are impressive and not wasted.”
Indeed, this event was no doubt a part of the reason The XD Agency earned silver in the Company of the Year category, for medium-sized advertising, marketing, and PR firms. “I think it can be my favourite agency in this competition. Their story, values, the level of professional materials presented…and creativity, yes it is a special team. Bravissimi!” one judge wrote. Another added, “Full of fun and energy, this radiates through the staff and into the work to create an agency that can make an impact. Keep it up!” (We’ll plan on it.)
To learn how The XD Agency can develop award-winning — and more importantly, results-driven — experience design for your business, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.