OC Creative and #ProudlyDeKalb Team Up, Win Award

OC Creative and #ProudlyDeKalb are no strangers to collaboration; they have a long history of teamwork with stellar results.  Their latest collaboration was a video featuring students and faculty from DeKalb High School. This project has caught national attention, winning an Award of Distinction from the people at the Videographer Awards. The Award of Distinction was awarded for projects that exceeded industry standards. There were about 1,500 entries from throughout the United States and 13 other countries in the Videographer Awards 2018 competition.

“Thank you to the many volunteers who donated their time and talents to make this video possible,” said OC President Brian Oster. “We couldn’t have done it without you.”

Cohen Barnes, Chair of #ProudlyDeKalb explained, “Proudly DeKalb is a collaborative effort of the community to celebrate all the positive things DeKalb has to offer. This award reassures us that when our community comes together, we can achieve great things.”

The Videographer Awards are some of the most coveted awards in the video industry. Since 1995, thousands of production and communication professionals have entered their best and most creative work. The goal of the Videographer Awards is to identify and recognize the artisans who excel in the scope of their own environment. Winners range from network news operations to local cable access…from large production companies to freelancers…from international advertising agencies to student producers.

“It’s great to see our students and faculty supporting the message of #ProudlyDeKalb, and getting some recognition in the process is just extra credit,” shared DeKalb High School Principal James Horne.

The Videographer Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (www.amcpros.com). This international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production and free-lance professionals who have entered AMCP programs. The Advisory Board oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges, and sets standards of excellence.

From their flexible studio where they’ve filmed everything from award-winning commercials to potato-salad-stuffed cannons (seriously—ask them about it), to their brand new office where they’ll walk with you through every step of the process, OC Creative tackles any marketing and branding need. They’ve managed successful campaigns for national companies like Fellowes and Proven Winners, for educational institutions such as Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College, and for nonprofits including Feed My Starving Children and Big Brothers Big Sisters. They serve many industries from health care to small businesses to self-improvement.  You bring the challenge, they bring the creativity. Check out their awards page (occreates.com/awards) for more favorites.

#ProudlyDeKalb seeks to build community and to celebrate all the positive aspects of life in DeKalb, IL. Get a taste of life as it was meant to be lived—with pride! They’re proud of their city and the opportunities it offers, from the newly renovated downtown featuring a brand new library and acclaimed Egyptian Theatre to the state-of-the-art Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital and historic Northern Illinois University. You would be, too, if you made your home in DeKalb!