Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), has been recognized by the American Pixel Academy with a Gold Award for its compelling point-of-sale video. Interval shared the award with Mountain View Group, Ltd., a strategic creative communications agency, which produced the animation and submitted the nomination.
The winning video features “Casey,” a talking suitcase, who explains to audiences in a simple and entertaining manner the world of vacation exchange possibilities available through Club Interval. Highlighted on IntervalWorld.com and ResortDeveloper.com, Casey has previously appeared in a series of print and online ads.[member]
“We’re delighted to receive a Gold Pixie Award for the Club Interval video,” said Jan Wyatt, Interval’s vice president of corporate marketing. “Bringing Casey to life through the magic of animation is an engaging way to showcase the features and benefits of the program. The video is being widely utilized by our partners as part of the sales process, and is one example of the digital tools Interval offers to assist developers.”
The Pixie Awards honor outstanding work in animation, motion graphics, and special effects. The fourth annual competition received more than 1,100 submissions from across the U.S. and Canada. A total of 309 Platinum and Gold Awards were presented to top studios, major brands, and academic organizations.
“Giving Casey a personality and voice adds another dimension to an already popular campaign,” said Stephen Pruitt, principal of Mountain View Group. “It was a fun project and we look forward to creating more award-winning videos for Interval.”
The American Pixel Academy, headed by multiple Emmy and Clio Award-winner David E. Carter, was founded by a coalition of professionals and educators to promote innovation in the fast-growing field of pixel media. For more information about the Academy and a complete list of winners, please visit pixieawards.com.[/member]