San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 4, 2007
Talented ad creators need apply! The Bay Area Interactive Group (BIG), in conjunction with co-sponsor Academy of Art University, today announced that it is accepting entries for the Second Annual San Francisco User Generated Ad Show at http://www.sfbig.com through April 20, 2007. Submissions may be in .MOV or .WMV format, be of any length, 320x240 or 720X540, at a 300K bit rate.
Jurors will be pulled from BIG agency members including Agency.com, AKQA, Avenue A/Razorfish, Bleu Marketing Solutions, Carat Fusion, Freestyle Interactive, Kadium, McCann WorldGroup, Mediasmith, OMD, Organic, PHD, Tiburon Media, and Tribal DDB.
"The Internet is making capitalism transparent and more ad agencies are looking for new ways to connect with their audiences," states Brian Monahan, a member of BIG's board of directors. "This awards program gives any creative an opportunity to take on an assignment from a major brand or create one of their own. It's also a great way for Bay Area college students, animators, filmmakers, multimedia specialists, and others to get their work out in front of some of the best ad agencies and interactive firms in the world. Come get discovered!"
The award ceremony will take place at 6 pm on Tuesday April 24, 2007 at 111 Minna in San Francisco during BIG's Annual Ad-Tech San Francisco Party. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of Best of Show, BIG Brand Category, and Open Category. This contest is for entertainment purposes only and BIG will not publicly display submitted videos outside of the contest.
"Brands are also looking to harness the unpredictable creativity seen in user generated videos. The winner of last year's User Generated Ad Show used a Yeti to showcase the benefit of Symantec's anti-virus software," adds Monahan.
BIG (Bay Area Interactive Group) is a non profit professional association dedicated to championing innovation in digital marketing to brand marketers, publishers and agencies through educational, networking, and association events. BIG has been the gathering place for digital thought leaders in the Bay Area. For more information, visit http://www.sfbig.com