“The Planet’s Most Interesting Agency,” Walton Isaacson and Director Andrew Logan turned to SenovvA to deliver scenic design, lighting, audio, video and broadcast elements for McDonald’s 365 Black Awards telecast, taped for BET Network during the Essence Festival in New Orleans.
SenovvA’s Production Designer, Account Executive Peter Kyte worked with Walton Isaacson and show producers McMann Tate & Stephens (MTS) to craft a broadcast quality awards show that would stand out and engage McDonald’s consumers and support the McDonald’s executives vision for the special, while remaining within budget and meeting a tight production schedule. SenovvA’s Christopher Tousey produced complete renderings of the set with various looks for lighting and video to bring the vision of the show to the team.
“SenovvA played a critical role in helping us bring our creative vision for this unique television special to life. They worked seamlessly with our agency team, production company and show director to support the program” states Aaron Walton, Co-Founder of Walton Isaacson.
The show set was an homage to McDonald’s original “golden arch” design with a full stage wide truss arch loaded with vibrant lighting, supported by an eye popping upstage LED wall, flanked by 6 LED columns, and a custom designed LED staircase and awards podium. Two additional projection screens were flown above the stage.
“We were pleased to partner with Walton Isaacson on the show and look forward to expanding efforts on future projects,” according to SenovvA Founder & CEO K Lee Harvey.
About The Show:
The annual awards program, based on the McDonald’s “Deeply Rooted in the Community” 365 days a year campaign, was launched in 2003 to recognize people who are making positive contributions to strengthen the African-American community. Honorees were awarded in categories of Arts and Entertainment, Business, Education, Sports, Influential Youth and Lifetime Achievement.
About Walton Isaacson Agency:
Founded in 2005 by marketing innovators Aaron Walton, Cory Isaacson, and esteemed partner Earvin “Magic” Johnson; Walton Isaacson (WI) provides strategic and creative solutions to some of the world’s largest and most aggressive brand marketers. This innovative agency model marries award-winning, full-service advertising and digital and social capabilities, with below-the-line expertise across multiple disciplines, providing unprecedented value and efficiency for its partners. WI’s marketing specializations include sports, lifestyle, entertainment, experiential, and branded content, as well as cultural expertise across the General Market, African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT consumer segments. This highly integrated approach to client business substantiates the agency’s focus on being “The Planet’s Most Interesting Agency.”