The City won three first place TAMI Awards at the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) conference last week in Houston.
The first place awards were for:
- Best Public Service Announcement — Educational (for populations of more than 80,000) for a video updating the public on projects associated with a 2013 bond election. The “Bonds … City Bonds” video used a James Bond theme, with clips from the classic “Thunderball” underwater fight scene, to keep viewers’ interest.
- Best Special or One-Time Program (for populations above 100,000) for the annual budget video. The 2014-15 version, “Round Rock’s Amazing Value,” was inspired by the classic SNL Bass-O-Matic infomercial spoof. (Tie with City of Arlington.)
- Best Regular or Recurring Program (for populations over 100,000) for a series of public safety vignettes. The programs feature Fire Lt. Mike Heard sharing personal safety information in an often comical way.
Communications Director Will Hampton credited Multimedia Specialist Brian Ligon for finding innovative ways to convey important information to citizens.
“Brian understands that you have get creative to capture and maintain viewers’ attention, and his work is truly exceptional,” Hampton said. “In his three years with the City, Brian has earned a reputation as one of the best in the business, with multiple state and national awards to his credit.”
You can view more of Ligon’s creative work on the City’s YouTube channel.