Applied Research Associates Wins Two Telly Awards


ARA Telly Award Winners
(L to R) Del Harnish, Executive Producer; Sean Marley, Videographer, Editor, Animator; John Burt, Videographer, Editor; Jennifer McCabe, Producer/Writer
The Telly Awards has named Applied Research Associates (ARA) as a winner of two bronze trophies in the 36th Annual Telly Awards. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

ARA produced a video for the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) called “The FHWA 2015 Research and Technology Story.” This video highlights research conducted at the TFHRC to improve roads and bridges – saving lives, reducing congestion and advancing economic growth.

The second winning video was produced for Halyard Health called the “ARA Sterility Maintenance Study.” This video highlights procedures to sterilize, handle and store surgical instruments using rigid containers versus wrapped instrument trays. The video features actual test footage and 3D animation.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

A panel of over 500 industry professionals judged the competition. Entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Less than 10% of entries are chosen as winners of the Silver Telly, the highest honor. Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as winners of the Bronze Telly. 

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video. ARA’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.” - Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards

ARA’s Strategic Communication and Training Group, located in Panama City, Florida is comprised of professional marketing, communications and multi-media staff. The team has produced and delivered high-quality strategic communication and training products for government, military and commercial customers for more than 30 years.

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Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA)
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