Canadian New Media Awards Finalist Profiles: Company of the Year

Posted by Rob Lewis

The Canadian New Media Awards take place November 18, 2008, as part of the nextMEDIA conference. In the lead up to this event, we're profiling the categories and finalists on Techvibes. Today's category is Company of the Year and it looks like T-dot is in fact the media capital of Canada as all three finalists call Toronto home.

Big Blue Bubble - Established in 2004, London's Big Blue Bubble is an award winning developer of video games. The company philosophy is based on these simple guiding principles – to design compelling multi-platform games, to develop them to the highest quality possible, and to deliver them on time and within budget. With over 35 games in its portfolio and games distributed in 80+ countries, Big Blue Bubble leads the way in becoming a cornerstone of the gaming world.

marblemedia - Toronto's marblemedia is a content creation company on the forefront of television and new media production, devoted to telling stories that entertain and engage audiences across all platforms. Some of marblemedia’s notable projects include the teen competition series The Adrenaline Project; the hit preschool series This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung; the first television series and website in American Sign Language, deafplanet.com; and the mobile short film anthology Shorts in Motion: The Art of Seduction.

Moment Factory - Montreal's Moment Factory is a new media arts and entertainment studio that specializes in the creation, design and control of immersive environments, media installations, and new media content. Their innovative approach of seamless integration is the key to their success. Blending and merging the mediums of video, lighting, performance, architecture and sound, Moment Factory has created and executed outstanding installations for some of the worlds largest entertainment companies.

Vision Critical - A real revolution is happening in the way organizations engage with their customers which is pushing market research to become more captivating and Vancouver's Vision Critical is leading the charge. Vision Critical is the world’s leader in providing the technology and expertise to help companies recruit, engage and learn more from their own customers.

Company:
Big Blue Bubble
Website:
http://bigbluebubble.com
Location:
London, Ontario, Canada

Big Blue Bubble was founded by game industry veterans in February 2004 with one driving goal in mind – to become the leader in the video game industry. Recognizing the potential of the upcoming mobile market, BBB seized the opportunity and raised the standards of mobile games. more

Company:
marblemedia
Website:
http://www.marblemedia.com/
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

marblemedia is a content creation company on the forefront of television and new media production, devoted to telling stories that entertain and engage audiences across all platforms. marblemedia cofounders Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg were recipients of the 2007 Lions Gate/Maple Pictures Innovative Producer Award and nominated for Company of the Year by the 2008 CNMA’s. Some of marblemedia’s notable projects... more

Company:
Moment Factory
Website:
http://www.momentfactory.com/
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Moment Factory is a new media arts and entertainment studio with HQ in Montreal - specialized in the creation, design and control of immersive environments, media installations, and new media content. Their innovative approach of seamless integration is the key to their success. Blending and merging the mediums of video, lighting, performance, architecture and sound, Moment Factory has created and executed... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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