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Neo-Pangea Wins 2016 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award
The virtual reality-inspired "Breakthrough" experience wins the "Responsive Design" trophy for Neo-Pangea and National Geographic Channel.
The Breakthrough online experience was crafted for National Geographic Channel with the idea that it should offer an amazing experience on any device. While it's satisfying to cast your gaze into the future of science and technology using a traditional computer, things get even more interesting when you explore hundreds of pieces of content via intuitive motion controls on your favorite mobile device. Explore it now at http://breakthrough.nationalgeographic.com .
Awarded for excellent digital design and creating the best-integrated interaction in terms of content, aesthetics, and functionality, Neo-Pangea's project for National Geographic Channel faced stiff competition from four other finalists. Among other projects also vying for the award was a dress that alters itself based on a viewer's gaze and a charismatic droid from a little movie you may have heard about, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The day before the awards ceremony, the enthusiastic team of sartorially resplendent Neo-Pangea Ambassadors introduced the project to the throngs of curious attendees at the inaugural SXSW Finalist Showcase. Several of the Breakthrough project team members, including Brett Bagenstose, Aaron Beaucher, Jason Morris, Matt Marsters, Jason Tremblay, and Frank Marsters proudly represented the West Reading agency for several days of the festival.
Even among 64 other top-quality finalist projects from all over the world, Breakthrough and Neo-Pangea proved to be irresistible to thousands of attendees who explored the showcase floor. The star of the booth was the buttery-smooth Breakthrough experience, but fresh gonfalons, straw hats, and swanky sashes never hurt when one it trying to make an impression.
During the unrestrained revelry that followed Neo-Pangea's momentous victory, the team met and made merry with many of the winners in the other 12 main categories (http://www.sxsw.com/
The SXSW win comes hot on the heels of Breakthrough's recent success at the prestigious 2016 Cablefax Digital Awards, where the interactive experience won top honors for Best Web Site Design and Best Official Show Site.
About Neo-Pangea: Neo-Pangea is a digital boutique that grows beautiful ideas into captivating experiences. Working with Fortune 100 brands, exclusive destinations, international non-profits, leading industry trendsetters, and local start-ups, Neo-Pangea helps all manner of clients turn their creative visions into reality. The studio continues to transcend expectations in the design and execution of innovative digital and traditional marketing by fusing creativity, technology, and strategy to forge immersive experiences. From apps and websites to promotional spots and print materials, Neo-Pangea continually strives to craft unique advertising solutions imbued with charm, substance, and grace. Learn more at www.neo-pangea.com.
About National Geographic Channel: Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation's major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in over 85 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in 440 million homes in 171 countries and 48 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.
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