SweetRush takes home two awards in a highly competitive field of nearly 4,000 submissions.

San Francisco, California -December 10, 2016 – The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts recently announced the 2016 Davey Awards winners, and SweetRush was honored with two awards.

SweetRush received a silver award in the “Online Film/Video – Education” category for a motivational teaser video produced as part of a learning program for Hilton’s HHonors loyalty program.

The second award, for a serious game produced for Bridgestone Americas that simulates a day in the life of a tire sales associate, was given a silver in the “Interactive Multimedia Training (Corporate)” category.

“The learning and development industry has always had to contend with much more limited resources when compared to advertising and marketing budgets, but that doesn’t mean creativity must be sacrificed,” said Arturo Schwartzberg, Co-Founder of SweetRush. “These awards highlight the creative spark that our team brings to learning programs—in this case, through interactive multimedia and video. It’s that something extra that really engages the learner audience.”

“The winners in this year’s competition truly reflect the notion of small agencies executing big ideas,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Davey Awards. “The work entered into this year’s Daveys portrays the smart approach to creativity that embodies the capabilities and talents of small firms across the world.”

About SweetRush

Dream for a moment that you have the expertise and tools to positively impact the lives of others. You can affect mindsets and behavior. You can help a business grow, change, prosper, and thrive. The passionate pursuit of this expertise and development of these tools has been at the heart of the success SweetRush has experienced collaborating with clients who share the same dream.

SweetRush’s focus on team culture and mastery of performance improvement is reflected in a near-zero turnover of teammates, loyal clients, a 14-year track record of success, and a remarkable portfolio. Our work with clients has earned us gold awards from our peers and high ranking on the top training industry lists.

Every solution we deliver is infused with creativity. Instructional creativity allows us to discover effective and unique solutions to our clients’ challenges. Artistic creativity spurs us to create visually exciting, engaging user experiences. Technical creativity allows us to embrace new capabilities and platforms as they emerge, such as gamification and mobile delivery. In our Talent Solutions service, we harness creativity and our unique knowledge of talent, team-building, and learning and development to find you the best temporary staff to augment your team. We apply the creative lens to all things, from project management to how we treat our teammates, clients, and the planet.

We are over 100 people strong and have been in business since 2001. Our deliverables span from analysis and curriculum mapping to the creation of blended training products, including live and virtual classroom and the full gamut of custom-developed e-learning modalities.

Dream with us, and together let’s make a positive impact!

About the Davey Award

The Davey Awards exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity, the finest small agencies, firms, and companies worldwide. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock—the sort of thing small agencies do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honor the achievements of the “Creative Davids,” who derive their strength from big ideas rather than big budgets. The Davey Awards is the leading awards competition specifically for smaller agencies as they compete with their peers to win the recognition they deserve. Please visit www.daveyawards.com for more information.

The Davey Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit www.aiva.org for a full member list and more information.