Wall-to-Wall Studios Wins "Best of Show" for Robert Morris University Campaign at 26th Annual Educational Advertising Awards

April 14, 2011

Wall-to-Wall Studios was recently honored with "Best of Show" accolades for the Change A Life campaign designed for Robert Morris University. The Best of Show honors were bestowed by the Educational Advertising Awards, the largest competition in the country. The Change A Life campaign promotes the unique Engaged Learning curriculum, whereby students "reach-out" into the community to inspire change, including their own. The "Total Campaign" received Best of Show and Gold Awards while the television ad series won a Silver Award.

 

Wall-to-Wall Studios also won a "Gold Award" for the TV advertisement called "Think Scicene" created for the Chaminade University, and a "Gold Award" for its Logo / Identity design of the Digital Marketing Communications logo, commissioned by West Virginia University.

 

View the Robert Morris University Change A Life case study
View the Robert Morris University "Change A Life" website
View the Robert Morris University Change A Life TV Ads
View the Chaminade University TV Ad
View the West Virginia University case study

categories: Awards, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios Lauches Festival Marketing for Silk Screen Film Festival 2011

April 13, 2011

 

Wall-to-Wall Studios launches the festival programming (poster, program, gala invitation, tickets, film trailer, billboard advertisement and more) for Silk Screen, the Asian American Film Festival of Pittsburgh, as the organization celebrates its sixth season of award-winning programming.

 

View the Silk Screen Film Festival website.
View the Silk Screen Film Festival case study.

categories: Launches, Partnership, Event

Wall-to-Wall Studios Welcomes Malia Wisch and Jane Nguyen

April 12, 2011

Wall-to-Wall Studios is pleased to announce the addition of Malia Wisch as Senior Designer and Jane Nguyen as Senior Account Manager to the firm's Honolulu, HI office. Raised in Kailua, HI, Malia holds a BFA in Communication Design from Carnegie Mellon University. Most recently, Malia worked as the in-house Graphic Design Director for Honolulu-based, Tori Richard, a premier resort wear design and retail brand. Malia was also a designer at Fathom Creative in Washington, DC and at Info Grafik in Honolulu, HI. Jane holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Hawaii. Prior to joining W|W, Jane worked at Anthology Marketing Group / Starrtech Interactive as Senior Account Manager, preceded by her work at MVNP Advertising as Account Executive. Welcome aboard!
 

categories: People

Designer Chris Pullman visits Wall-to-Wall Studios

April 9, 2011

 

 

Last week, the Honolulu office was honored with a visit by graphic designer Chris Pullman (former WGBH Art Director; Professor, Yale University School of Design) during a Wall-to-Wall First Friday Happy Hour, no less. We got to chat about work, motion graphics, humor in design, our own experiments in television and AIGA. Mr. Pullman has won not one but two of the highest possible honors from AIGA. The first was the Corporate Leadership Award, which the company he shaped, Boston public broadcasting network WGBH, won in 1985. In 2002 Mr. Pullman received the AIGA Medal for his career as a designer and teacher. Mr. Pullman was in town for the opening of "Green-House-Divided," works by his wife, photographer Esther Pullman, at the Pegge Hopper Gallery up the street. (Check out her show through the month of April!)

 

 

categories: People, Event

Wall-to-Wall Studios Wins 2 Gold and 2 Silver ADDY Awards

March 7, 2011

 

 

Undoubtedly a signature event within the advertising community, the Pittsburgh ADDY Awards celebrate the power of creativity and acknowledge the achievements in the past year. Wall-to-Wall Studios won Two Gold and Two Silver ADDY Awards at this year's ceremony held at the Carnegie Science Center. The annual competition is conducted by the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation for the American Advertising Federation and is featured in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article and a Pittsburgh Business Times article.  The winning Wall-to-Wall Studios entries included:

 

Gold ADDY
Category = Television - Local - Campaign, "Change A Life"

Client: Robert Morris University
View the Robert Morris University Change A Life case study
View the Change a Life TV advertisements

Gold ADDY
Category = Broadcast/Electronic - Interactive, Advertising for the Arts & Sciences, "Prairie Play Website"

Client: Children's Museum of South Dakota
Visit the Children's Museum of South Dakota website

Silver ADDY
Category = Single Medium Campaign, Advertising for the Arts & Sciences, "Silk Scream"

Client: Silk Screen Festival
View the Silk Scream and Silk Screen case studies.

Silver ADDY
Category = Interactive Media - Online - Micro or Mini Sites, "Change A Life"

Client: Robert Morris University
Visit the Robert Morris University Change A Life website

categories: Awards, Event

Wall-to-Wall Studios Designs Campaign for the 2011 JFilm Festival

March 5, 2011

 

Wall-to-Wall Studios continued its creative and integrated branding collaboration with JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum, a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, via the design the promotional campaign (poster series, opening-night invitation, program and ads) for the 2011 JFilm Festival, taking place March 24 - April 10.  The festival showcases the best of Jewish film from around the world. Visit the JFilm website (www.jfilmpgh.org) for more info.

Read the news posts about the 2010 JFilm campaign or about the JFilm's rebranding.

View the JFilm Festival case study.


 

categories: Launches

Wall-to-Wall Studios' Projects Honored at AIGA Context Show

February 26, 2011

  

Wall-to-Wall Studios was recently honored with several client projects being showcased at Context: AIGA Pittsburgh's Annual Design Competition and Exhibition. The projects included:

-Burgatory, Logo/Identity Design (view Burgatory case study)

-Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Publication/Brochure Design for Projects in Scientific Computing (view Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center case study)

-Children's Museum of South Dakota, Website/Interactive Design for www.PrairiePlay.org

-Silk Screen Film Festival, Poster Design for Silk Scream (view Silk Scream case study)

categories: Awards, Partnership

Why Pittsburgh and Honolulu?

February 25, 2011

People often ask us "So... why do you have offices in Pittsburgh and Honolulu?" Well, we happen to love living (and working) in both cities, and it seems like the folks at the The Economist Intelligence Unit (the in-house research unit for the Economist Magazine) tend to agree. The annual livability ranking examines the living conditions in 140 cities around the world and rates each city across five categories: stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. (Sadly not a single U.S. city ranked in the world’s top 10, or even top 20 of the most livable cities. But in the U.S. look who wound up at number one and two.)

Read more about this story via American Public Media.

categories: Media

Wall-to-Wall Studios Designs Valentine's Day eGreetings for Hawaii National Bank

February 14, 2011

 

Wall-to-Wall Studios designed and developed a Valentine's Day e-Greeting for Hawaii National Bank, Hawaii's only locally owned, privately held bank that specializes in helping small to mid-sized businesses grow. Remember, love comes in all forms.

View the Hawaii National Bank e-Greeting.

View the Hawaii National Bank Case Study.

categories: Launches, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios Designs Rebranding for the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History

February 11, 2011


The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh's largest cultural organization and known worldwide for it's vast art, scientific collections and scientific research, recently launched a rebrand for two of their four museums, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Wall-to-Wall Studios was hired by the museums to design a new identity for both, and to explore how it would support their overall marketing efforts. The rebranding collaboration included the development of positioning and personality statements, followed by the design of the logos, business system and brand guidelines.

 

Editor's Note: After the launch of the rebranding, new leadership at the Museum decided to scale back the depth/breadth of the brand system, as they consider an institution-wide initiative.

Working closely with the museums' leadership and marketing department, and with visitor experience data, Wall-to-Wall Studios began to explore how these two different museums communicate their mission and speak to their audiences. An important challenge, and unique to two museums with vastly different collections and exhibit space and promotions, is that they share the same building. For many visitors a trip to the museums often means visiting both sides, or at the very least walking through one space to get to the other. Visitors are as likely to see a Renoir as a Tyrannosaurus. Thus, the branding reflects this shared experience and reinforces their respective vast and varied collections, experiences and learning opportunities. And both museums' marketing collateral and messaging often live side-by-side, not just in the physical space of the building, which is important, but also through shared public marketing opportunities.

One goal was to mitigate potential visual clutter -- not only from a visitor's perspective, but how the audience would see the expression of both museums in the world, through a variety of different mediums. Wall-to-Wall Studios was challenged to create a solution that was not only simple and clean, but at the same time flexible enough for both museums. The ultimate design needed to be flexible enough to support exhibitions which often have their own marketing campaigns, but also be able to stand as a vehicle to represent and support the museums as an organization.

Instead of creating competing identities, Wall-to-Wall designed an identity for both museums that work together as a system, but with flexibility for unique messaging and marketing. The same, yet distinctive. And most importantly, the new identity(s) had to reflect the idea of the museums, their respectively vast and varied collections, and their important role as educators and cultural leaders.

 

The simple geometric C shape resembles features found in the contemporary building and grand architecture, while at the same time echoes the monolithic presence, not of just the building, but of the museum's role in the community. The simplicity of the shape also ensures that it will compliment other museum marketing efforts, which often consist of predetermined graphics from traveling exhibitions.

The logos are both anchored by the Carnegie C letter graphic with a modified Klavika font. In addition, to simplify the mark even more, and because many people refer to each of the museums as simply "the Carnegie", the decision was made to drop the word "of" from the mark, and to emphasize the second part of the name.
 


When developing the logo component of the rebrand, we wanted a mark that could capture a sense of play, of wonder, of inventiveness, of surprise, something that could express the vast variety found within the collections of the two museums, such that the logo has a way of appearing different in various occasions, or even within the same presentation. The logo itself becomes a canvas, or vessel for this expression, and a central character within the marketing collateral. The empty "C" is an invitation for the audience to imagine the possibilities of what could be there. The simplicity of the shape encourages endless and easy variations.
 



 





 

The simple geometric shape also lends itself nicely to 3-D exploration.

 

 


Based on the design of the Carnegie "C" a second alphabet was designed to compliment the letterform, and shall be used primarily in merchandising and selected marketing campaigns.
 



 

categories: Launches, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios Continues Mobi Campaign with Super Bowl TV Ad

February 8, 2011

 

Wall-to-Wall Studios continued the integrated marketing campaign for Mobi (www.mobipcs.com) that included television, radio and print advertisements, with the launch of the "No Wrong Choices" TV ad during the Super Bowl. The initiative is promoting Mobi's "Chose to Save" program that promotes it's contract or no-contract options for customers with Android enabled phones. Wall-to-Wall Studios is the agency of record for Mobi, a Hawaii-based innovative communications service provider (Mobi cellular and Hele internet).

categories: Launches, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios Launches New Website for the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

February 1, 2011

 

Wall-to-Wall Studios launched a new website for the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center (www.GettysburgFoundation.org). The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center are operated by the Gettysburg Foundation, whose mission is to work in partnership with the National Park Service to enhance preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg. The Gettysburg Foundation and the National Park Service are committed to working together to ensure the resources associated with the Battle of Gettysburg are preserved for future generations. This public-private partnership has become a national model in the National Park Service system. Wall-to-Wall Studios collaborated with periscopeUP, its strategic SEO partner (search engine optimization) to optimize Gettysburg's content for both people and search engines. The website is powered by W|WCMS, Wall-to-Wall Studios' content management system and includes the calendar,  news, portfolio and form builder modules.

Visit the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center website.

categories: Launches, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios Designs Annual Report for Carnegie Museum of Art

January 31, 2011

 

Wall-to-Wall Studios designed the 2009 Annual Report for the Carnegie Museum of Art. Wall-to-Wall Studios closely collaborated with Lynn Zelevansky, Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Carnegie Museum of Art, to produce the 76-page publication that recaps a year of tremendous accomplishment and transition.

Read Lynn Zelevansk's op-ed column in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

categories: Launches, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios Designs Integrated Branding for Burgatory

January 28, 2011

 

Wall-to-Wall Studios designed the integrated branding for Burgatory, a new restaurant in Pittsburgh that features helluva burgers and heavenly shakes. In addition to creating the visual branding (logo, taglines), Wall-to-Wall Studios designed on-site collateral (menus, gift cards, to go packaging), environmental and decor elements (signage, wayfinding) and merchandising.  The launch of Burgatory continues a history of creative collaborations by W|W with a local restauranteur that also includes Joe Mama's in Oakland.  Burgatory's menu can be found on the interim website, www.burgatorybar.com.  The burgers are sinfully good.
View the Burgatory case study.

categories: Launches, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios Launches Website for the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama

January 26, 2011

 

Wall-to-Wall Studios launched a new website for the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University (www.drama.cmu.edu/).  The new website is a continuation of the integrated branding collaboration between Wall-to-Wall Studios and the School of Drama, which is one of the schools in the College of Fine Arts (CFA) at the university.  The new website is powered by W|WCMS, Wall-to-Wall Studios' custom content management system, and includes the following CMS Modules: News, Calendar, Directory, Portfolio and Form Builder.  Previously, Wall-to-Wall has designed the School of Drama's season promotional materials which have been recognized in the PRINT Regional Design Annual, the ADDY Awards and for Design Excellence in the AIGA Context Show.

View the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama website

View the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama website case study

View the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama case study.

categories: Launches, Partnership

Wall-to-Wall Studios Launches Ad Campaign for Mobi

January 22, 2011

 

 

 

Wall-to-Wall Studios launched an integrated marketing campaign for Mobi (www.mobipcs.com) that included television, radio and print advertisements.  The initiative is promoting Mobi's "Smarter Phone, Smarter Rate" program that combines Android-operated phones with great pricing. Wall-to-Wall Studios is the agency of record for Mobi, a Hawaii-based innovative communications service provider (Mobi cellular and Hele internet).

categories: Launches, Partnership
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