With over 70 submissions from around the world and thousands of (registered) digital content fans voting for their favourites, New Media BC revealed the winners of the second annual PopVox Awards at the closing gala of VIDFEST on Friday.
Homegrown Award (Best BC-based Venture): smashLAB for MakeFive.com
The second year PopVox competition took place over a six-week period, with creators submitting and nominating their own work online throughout April 2008, followed by a public voting period from May 1-12th. Congrats to all the winners.
smashLAB is a digital agency (based in Vancouver, Canada) that helps organizations pinpoint and share stories through insightful strategy, smart design, and persistent marketing. We are digital natives, and have been building for the web since Seinfeld was on the air.
Our agency focuses on big ideas that invigorate, and spur people to act. We actively experiment with our own digital properties....
Memelabs is the leading contest platform for brands, creating engagement through user-submitted video, photo, audio and text. Built as a tool for organizing UGC submissions, memelabs is used by Fortune 500 companies to deliver flawless user experiences. Supported through Web microsites, Facebook apps, and mobile apps, memelabs is completely accessible to the end user for voting, uploading and...
CellMap Inc. focuses on connecting people, places, and events via interactive maps on cell phones. Each CellMap helps you get to where you want to go, and provides you with up-to-date information about those places.
MakeFive is a website that allows people to connect through top-five lists. In it users can start topics of any nature and then share their opinions. This can be useful for finding new restaurants, noting favorite movies, debating topical issues, and a raft of other possibilities. Active members earn points for their activity, which increases their authority in the community.
Vancouver based Rainmaker Entertainment is an industry leader in CG animation. Established in 1993, the company has generated more than $300 million dollars in video sales.
Rainmaker Entertainment currently employs more than 350 individuals that specialize in everything from modeling and lighting to feature films and character animation. With close to 40-feature length films already complete,...
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...