Company takes top honors for Best Animation/Illustration and Best Video & Film: Motivational

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 24, 2010) — On June 21, XPLANE, A Dachis Group Company, was named the winner of two 2010 Stevie American Business Awards in the categories of Best Animation/Illustration and Best Motivational Video & Film. The company was also a finalist for Best Advertising, Editorial or Design Agency and Best Design.


XPLANE won for the UNICEF advertising series that speaks to the global importance of youth education. Also taking home the top prize was the popular “Did You Know? 4.0” video that speaks to today’s changing media landscape. “Did You Know? 4.0” is the latest update to the original “Shift Happens” video that resulted in the viral phenomenon “Did You Know? 2.0.”

“We’re thrilled to have the UNICEF education series and “Did You Know? 4.0” recognized by the Stevies,” said Parker Lee, vice president of business development and marketing. “Both of these projects are not only unique but also extremely powerful in the message they convey. To have them be recognized within the business industry is very rewarding.”

XPLANE is an information design consultancy that drives better results for many of the world’s leading organizations including Microsoft, Nokia, ITT, and BP. XPLANE is a new kind of consultancy that drives innovation through the combination of its employees’ diverse expertise, including journalism, consulting, technology, marketing, training, illustration, interaction, process improvement, information design and architecture. Global XPLANE headquarters are in Portland, Ore. USA; European headquarters are in Madrid, Spain; additional locations are in St. Louis, Mo. and Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

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