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Curveball wins international award

Lucy Marks
Norfolk Network

Video production company, Curveball Media, has been recognised as a standard bearer in the animation industry at The Telly Awards 2019, picking up gold and bronze in the General, Branded, Not-for-profit category.

This is the first time Curveball have entered The Telly Awards, an international event honouring excellence in video and television across all screens, where previous winners include The Guardian, The History Channel, Bloomberg, CBS Interactive, Conde Nast, HBO, HuffPost, Microsoft, NBC, Ogilvy and Mather, Time Warner and The Wall Street Journal.

“The team are stunned. This is a really tough award to win, because the standard of entries is incredibly high. And since we were competing against long-established global players and more than ten thousand entries, we were secretly hopeful but not expecting to win, let alone win twice!”

Daniel Spencer, Strategic Director

Curveball picked up Gold for their animated explainer for The Salvation Army called “Can you spot the signs of a modern slave” and Bronze for the animation called “Whole Life Vision” for The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.

Other winners in the same “General, Branded, Not-for-profit” category include the American Red Cross and CNBC Catalyst.

This isn’t the first time Curveball has won awards. Working with PR agency Third City, the animated explainer they created for The Wellcome Trust was awarded first place in the CIPR Excellence Awards 2017 for Best Use of Digital.

While another video, again working with Third City, was awarded a PRCA City and Financial Award for their #ITPsUnfair video made for the Association of British Insurers.

“It’s incredible. Really. We couldn’t believe it when we found out. And to win it for our not-for-profit work too is something special because it just goes to show what we can achieve when clients put their trust in us.”

Oliver Lawer, Creative Director