New Stuff and Inspiration
Denver 50 honors Sukle with six awards, including Judge’s Choice
Each year the Denver 50 award show recognizes the best branding and advertising work in the state.
We’re proud to share that our work for Great Outdoors Colorado and Irvine Ranch Water District took home six awards in this year’s show. The awarded entries included the Generation Wild website, digital videos and social media campaign, as well as the integrated campaign for Irvine Ranch Water District in Orange County.
“The Denver 50 is a great reminder of all of the incredible work coming out of Denver and Boulder,” agency president Mike Sukle said. “The bar continues to be raised higher each year.”
Thanks to the Denver Ad Club for putting together another great show.
We’re happy to announce we were featured in the OBIEs again this year. Both our Wyoming Department of Health and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo campaigns were included, and we’re proud to have our work recognized alongside some of the best agencies’ in the US. The OBIE Awards recognize creative excellence in out of home advertising and is the oldest awards program in the advertising industry. For more than 120 years, the association has been dedicated to leading and uniting a responsible outdoor advertising industry that is committed to serving the needs of advertisers, consumers, and communities.
We’d just like to take a minute and thank the Wyoming Department of Health and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. They’re great clients and we love working with them to create award winning stuff. Over the years, we’ve been lucky enough to improve the health of Wyoming by featuring programs like smoking cessation, threw with chew and alcohol and drug related initiatives. We’ve also had a lot of fun spreading the word about the amazing and unique zoo experience the folks at CMZ are bringing to Colorado Springs. Thanks for the opportunity to work with you guys.
Mile High Youth Corps
We started a program this winter with Metro, and the idea was that we’d partner with a teacher and help find real clients for students to do real work for. The benefit would be mutual- students could create portfolio pieces, and clients with smaller budgets would get some great value on quality work. We would attend some classes and help to mentor the student’s ideas and get a good campaign going.
Then, we had our interns for the spring (the fabulously aforementioned Greg Jesse and Jamie Howe) come in and finish up the production of the “What did you build today” campaign for the Mile High Youth Corps. The idea was to let the public know that MHYC not only helped youths in our community, but that they actually helped to benefit the physical community itself, as well. They plant trees, build trails, help repair homes, create parks- and the list goes on and on. They are building the community, literally.
We think Greg and Jamie did a fantastic job, and we’re quite proud of the work they produced, and are excited to get this work out there- so stay tuned and look for it in your area.
People that shop at Goodwill already know this – you can get awesomely cool stuff for next to nothing. We’re talking name brand, never used or barely used stuff. We captured the feeling of finding something special at Goodwill with this stylish new spot.
Wilderness Kicked, Thanks to CGI
How do you connect with a niche audience of elite backcountry enthusiasts? You talk to Matt. Matt is Sukle’s in-house CGI expert.
For the 2012 Scarpa campaign, we asked Matt to create 3 of the world’s premier mountains for backcountry destinations in CGI. Oh, and make them appear to be made of sand, dwindling away, moment by moment, in an hourglass. No problem. He started by collecting data on the actual peaks. Multiple data points on longitude, latitude, altitude and slope of each mountain gave him a rough start. Then he masterfully filled in the details. (Matt watched a lot of Bob Ross as a kid.) You can watch his progress in the video above.
Why an hourglass?
The average life contains 26,320 days. If your preference is to spend as many of the remaining ones as possible in lonely territory with just you and the mountain, then you’re part of an elite group of crazies. Aka, Scarpa fans. For backcountry athletes, it’s not about quantity. It’s about quality. They’d rather spend the whole day trudging up to the top of a mountain for one glorious ride than repeat the same predictable, crowded run.
The hourglass concept acknowledges that there are only so many opportunities in life to make those memorable runs. By showing the precious sand running out, we connected the Scarpa brand with their passion for the sport. We didn’t use ad space to talk about the stats on a particular product, even though there is plenty to brag about there. The retail folks do a good job of that. Our goal was to speak to what makes them different from the average weekender Joe or Jane. So the next time they’re in a spot to choose a new boot, they’ll know Scarpa gets it.
Denver 50 likes Sukle
We were excited to be featured in the Denver 50 last night. Sukle managed to get quite a few ideas into the show, which is always very validating and makes all the hard work worth it. While we enjoyed some good accolades last night, we would really like to say a special thanks to our clients. Without them, none of our work would exist. They all are wonderful to us, and are willing to try things that have not been done before, which takes courage. We applaud their insight and confidence in us, and are excited to do more wonderful work with them in the future. Last night’s show featured our Denver Water work, the Good Times rich and cold work and the Cheech & Chong radio, our Cheyenne Mountain Zoo work, the Good Times and the Eco Products sites, and our Goodwill OOH and TV. AWESOME. Thank you Denver, thank you wonderful clients.
Communication Arts Typography Issue
Well, we always love being featured in a publication. Each and every time we’re honored to be see amongst our peers and friends. So, naturally we were quite pleased to learn that some of our Good Times work was included in this year’s Typography Annual for Communication Arts. Thank you CA, and thank you Jon Contino.