Zolo wins an Emmy

Zolo wins an Emmy

 BEND, Ore. (June 23, 2017) – An Emmy® statuette is now proudly on display on the mantel at the Zolo office. The Zolo creative services team of Joe Dean and Joe Cima were co-winners of an Emmy in the National Academy of the Arts Northwest Region. The Zolo team won in the News Promotion Campaign category. The winning campaign included a series of 30-second commercials, which promotes the new Central Oregon Daily show. The content of the commercials focused on asking local and area residents to share their story. Dean and Cima were co-winners of the Emmy with KOMO News in Seattle. Dean is the senior creative services producer at Zolo, and Cima is the co-writer and videographer for the promotional pieces. The project came about when Zolo Central Oregon Daily Content Manager Curtis Vogel came up with the idea to inspire Central Oregonians to share stories and asked Dean to create a campaign using the phase, “What’s Your Story?” That was the spark that set the project in motion. The kick-off commercial notes that “everyone has a story to tell.” The spot reminds viewers that “A good story has more than just a beginning and an end. It has conflict and struggle, happiness and pain and a good story takes you somewhere you have never been.” The first spot was a 30-second “teaser” ad that was broadcast during the 2016 Super Bowl. From there, the Joes produced commercials including a spot about Marge Kalama and her life on the reservation and how it impacted her as a member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The duo also produced a story about hardworking, dairy plant operator Bob Eberhard of Eberhard’s Dairy. “It was an honor to even be nominated for an Emmy,” said Dean. “To win is something that is more than we ever imagined.” Emmy nominees for the News Promotion Campaign category include:

  • What’s Your Story; Central Oregon Daily • KOHD/KBNZ • Joe Dean, Writer/Director/Producer • Joe Cima, Co-Writer/Videographer (CO-WINNER)
  • So Northwest • KOMO • Deborah Ellis, Promotion Producer/Writer • Ryan Severn, Promotion Writer/Producer (CO-WINNER)
  • Best in the Business • KIVI • Eric Holbrook, Creative Services Director • Steve Tubbs, Marketing Manager • Lee Vander Boegh, Creative Services Producer
  • Call Kyle • KGW • Randy Cobb, Writer/Producer/Director/Editor • Skyler Stever, Producer
  • Alaska Fast Facts • KTUU • Brad Hillwig, Producer • Felix Rodriguez, Editor • Colin Lamar, Graphics

The Emmy Award is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry. There are 20 total regional chapters located across the United States. Each chapter has regional awards to recognize excellence in all the regional television markets, including state to state programming as well as local news and locally produced shows.

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