Local Animated Video Awarded Prestigious Bronze Telly Award

Video Created by LINK Strategic Partners and Think Speak Act

WASHINGTON (April 5, 2016) – LINK Strategic Partners and Think Speak Act are thrilled to announce an animated video they partnered to create for the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) was awarded the 2016 Bronze Telly Award in the Non-Broadcast Productions – Employee Communications category.

The video was created to promote DCHA’s The School for Progress, which equips DCHA employees with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the unique challenges faced by housing industry professionals.

“We are thrilled that this video has received national recognition,” said Richard White, DCHA Director of Public Affairs and Communications. “The video helps to highlight one of DCHA’s efforts to deliver professional, high-quality customer service. Our work with LINK produced a video that we’re proud to use and that has produced real benefits for Washingtonians.”

“This award celebrates the partnership between Think Speak Act and LINK Strategic Partners to create a high-quality product for DCHA,” said Michael Akin, President of LINK Strategic Partners. “LINK is committed to serving and empowering our community, and we’re thrilled to have worked on such a great project that will benefit people seeking affordable housing in the District of Columbia.”

The Telly Awards are the most prestigious awards recognizing creative excellence among film and video productions, web commercials, video and film, and local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. This award is an enormous honor for LINK, Think Speak Act, and DCHA.

“DCHA presented us with the unique opportunity to help promote its innovative customer-service training program to its employees. Ultimately, the agency is providing increased access to the Washington, D.C., residents they serve,” said Michelle D’Cruz, Creative Director of LINK Strategic Partners. “We utilized engaging design to create a highly visual and relatable piece with the mission of education at its core.”

LINK and Think Speak Act have collaborated on several video projects for various clients. Together, the team helps clients visualize a video project that meets communications goals.

“The production of this video was a pleasure,” said Tanya Spann Roche, co-owner of Think Speak Act. “DCHA had a clear vision of what they wanted to accomplish for this video and that translated into the final product. Think Speak Act is driven by the belief that everyone deserves to be heard, and excellent video production is a huge part of that.”

The video can be viewed at the following link: http://bit.ly/SchoolforProgress

About LINK Strategic Partners
LINK Strategic Partners is a full-service strategic communications and stakeholder engagement firm located in the Greater Washington Urban League headquarters building in the heart of Washington, D.C. By understanding and respecting the communities in which we operate, we create and apply the right tools and strategies to translate challenges into opportunities for local success. We provide high-level expertise and personalized assistance in public relations, communications, community relations, branding, online engagement, digital strategy, and graphic design for corporate, government, nonprofit, and association clients. For more information, visit www.linkstrategicpartners.com.

About Think Speak Act
Think Speak Act is a Maryland-based production company that empowers organizations, businesses, and government agencies to get their messages out with creative, award-winning videos, while leaving the lightest eco-footprint possible. For more information, visit www.thinkspeakact.com.

Contact Info

Greater Washington Urban League Building
2901 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Michael Akin, President
P: (202) 559-4446
E: makin@linksp.com