Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On Hold Company Video Wins Addy Award for Comedic Viral Video 'Zombie Attack - 911 Call'

On Hold Company’s ‘Zombie Attack - 911 Call’ video won a Gold Addy, along with the Best of Digital and Broadcast award at the 53rd annual Addy Awards hosted by the American Advertising Federation of Shreveport/Bossier, February 21.
“We’re thrilled to win this award,” said Bryant Wilson, On Hold Company CEO. “This video is an entertaining spoof that illustrates how effective on hold music and messaging can be in any scenario where a caller is placed on hold.”
‘Zombie Attack - 911 Call’ was written, directed and edited by On Hold Company Marketing Director Jonathan Kudabeck, an award-winning film producer whose work has aired nationally on PBS and screened at numerous festivals including the International Television Festival and New Orleans Film festival.
“The video takes the benefits of on hold messaging to the extreme in the worst of possibilities and succeeds in providing all the information needed to the victim just in the nick of time,” said Kudabeck.
Produced by Clint McCommon and John Chambers and shot by Fairfield Studios with two DSLR cameras, the two-minute and 30-second video was filmed in downtown Shreveport over the course of a single day. The film featured local actor Alexander Dafnis as well as a number of On Hold Company employees. Make-up was done by Heather Beauvais, who works on the Salem television series (filmed in northwest Louisiana).
Music composition and sound mix for this production were crafted by On Hold Company's Master Sound Engineer Tommy Granville, Jr. As a Grammy member, RIAA certified Platinum record producer and film composer, Granville boasts numerous music and film credits and awards.
“This video was a great opportunity to showcase the exceptional talent and creativity within our company.” said Bryant Wilson, On Hold Company CEO.
The Addy Award entries were evaluated by a 4-judge panel for their creativity, originality and strategy. The annual awards banquet and presentation was attended by more than 240 members of the Shreveport/Bossier-area advertising industry.
“It was a great feeling to see and hear the positive reactions from over 200 advertising professionals when our video was screened at the banquet.” said Kudabeck.
You can view the ‘Zombie Attack – 911 Call’ video here:

About On Hold Company

On Hold Company ( is a leading provider of custom telephone on-hold music and messages. The company has been in business since 1994 and provides on-hold marketing for more than 14,000 clients across North America.
On Hold Company also provides Scent Marketing solutions, telephone voice prompts and overhead music and messaging services.

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