Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Interactive Media Strategies Recognizes Winners in First Annual ‘Excellence in Enterprise Video’ Awards

Today, Interactive Media Strategies, a market research analyst firm focused on web video communication technologies announced the winners of the Excellence in Enterprise Video Awards (EEVAs). The EEVAs were launched to recognize outstanding achievements and showcase innovative deployments of video by leading companies from all across the United States.

Winners of the 2009 EEVAs are:
  • Barnes & Noble Studio
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Merck
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Sprint
  • AVIA Shoes
Paul Ritter, Vice President at Interactive Media Strategies, said:
“We sought to establish this first-of-its-kind awards program to showcase the truly outstanding achievements of organizations using online video to improve business processes, reduce costs and expand reach to new audiences. By enabling these thought leaders to tell their stories of success in a series of feature videos benefits the industry as a whole and makes it easier for businesses of all sizes, geographies and industries to achieve success with their own video initiatives.”
Mark Portu, President and CEO of The Feedroom noted that his company was honored to have so many of their customers recognized among this year’s recipients. HP, Bausch & Lomb, Intel and Barnes & Noble are the four organizations across various categories who utilize the FeedRoom 4.0 Enterprise Video Platform™ to power their online video communication.

This EEVA video features Intel, one The Feedroom customers see more here:

Two other winners, Northwestern Mutual Life and Sprint are enterprise customers of Qumu of which Ray Hood, President and CEO of Qumu was very proud that the two companies have been recognized as innovative leaders and described the value of video communications:
"In many ways, Sprint and Northwestern Mutual Life's application of video represents what we consistently see across our entire customer base: innovative use of scalable, controlled, secure enterprise video for live and on-demand video communication that controls costs and reduces travel, allows executives to conduct Town Hall Meetings that keep key constituents engaged with the organization, and simplifies training and corporate change-based communication. As these companies have learned, video communications must be user-friendly, easy to deploy and provide measurable ROI if it's going to have any impact and value within an enterprise environment."
For a complete list of 2009 EEVA finalists and award winners, visit and the EEVA Thought Leaders Video Portal.

About Interactive Media Strategies
Interactive Media Strategies, founded in 2002, is a market research firm focused on how Web communication technologies, such as online video, can be used by corporations, educational institutions and government agencies to enhance communications and streamline day-to-day business operations. The firm regularly fields executive surveys to gauge executive use, deployment and perceptions of Web communications, and publishes more than 50 research reports and Webcasts annually that address trends in enterprise adoption of these technologies.