“Your Link to What’s Next” video receives Bronze and People’s Telly awards

BOISE, Idaho – The CenturyLink “Your Link to What’s Next” video has received a Bronze Telly award as well as a People’s Telly award. The 35th Annual Telly Awards received nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states as well as from numerous countries around the world.

In an effort to connect visitors of CenturyLink Arena to CenturyLink the company, CenturyLink and Peppershock Media partnered to produce a video depicting CenturyLink employees serving clients, volunteering in the community and enjoying the Treasure Valley. The one-minute, 20- second video, narrated by CenturyLink Idaho’s Vice President and General Manager Jim Schmit, is shown prior to many events held at the arena.

“We are pleased to be part of the Treasure Valley community and honored to receive these awards,” said Schmit. “One of our objectives for this video was to share what great employees we have and how their work at CenturyLink helps keep us all connected to our family, friends and community.”

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards. “CenturyLink & Peppershock Media’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity and skill and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

“Working with CenturyLink to show their commitment to our community was a great reward for our team. The fact that our industry thought the video was award-worthy is icing on the cake,” said Drew and Rhea Allen, co-owners of Peppershock Media.

Click the link to view the making of the “Your Link to What’s Next” video.

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.

The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. The Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, also helps determine the People’s Telly winners.

To find out more about the Telly Awards, visit www.tellyawards.com.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

About Peppershock

Peppershock Media is a full-service advertising agency offering marketing consulting and creative production services. We provide marketing strategy, advertising planning, branding, media buying, in-house video production, photography, graphic design, social media management, web design services and more. Boil all that down and essentially we facilitate the creative process to produce high quality, custom business results for our clients. Based in Nampa, Idaho, but servicing the entire Northwest.