Sprint Wins Bronze Telly Award for Heartfelt “My Sprint CapTel” Commercial
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – August 17, 2016 – Sprint (NYSE: S) proudly announced today that the Telly Awards named it as a Bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for its commercial titled “My Sprint CapTel.” The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.
Sprint CapTel (Captioned Telephone) is a service designed to help individuals with a hearing loss. CapTel phones have a built-in screen to display everything being said by your caller in text. The award-winning video features a series of testimonials from customers who share how Sprint CapTel service has impacted their lives by helping them reconnect with family, friends, and business associates and gain confidence talking over the phone.
“Videos are an important way we tell the Sprint CapTel story, and the message is even more powerful when actual customers describe what an impact the service has on their lives,” said Mike Elllis, Sprint Global Director – Accessibility. “I am proud that this work has been recognized alongside renowned brands, top agencies and major media outlets, and I sincerely congratulate our talented team for their continued legacy of producing quality creative work.”
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. On average the Telly Awards receives over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries. A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals judged the competition.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Sprint CapTel’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
To find out more about Sprint CapTel’s phones and services, please visit www.sprintcaptel.com.
To find out more about the Telly Awards visit our website at www.tellyawards.com.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 59.4 million connections as of June 30, 2016 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP Captioned Telephone Service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund. No cost is passed on to the CapTel user for using the service. (v5.4 7-18)