Coming together for 10-year anniversary
Wednesday, 20th of November, clients, friends, relatives and colleagues came together to celebrate our 10th anniversary. At the Amsterdam Centre of Architecture, a modern beacon across the water from the classic maritime museum, it was about more than just an anniversary. It was about the old versus the new, a new era and the answer to one of the most essential questions: Why do we do what we do?
During the party, we premiered our short animation What It’s All About.
The Wow!works team would like to thank everyone who joined our celebration! Photo by Hans Prummel
Cycle2TheMusic: Over €80.000 raised for ALS research
Tuesday 22nd of October, some 200 people gathered at the prestigious Amsterdam Concert Hall for the spinning marathon Cycle2TheMusic. The event, an initiative of our dear colleague Nadine de Vries, was held to raise money for research into the muscular disease ALS.
For four hours, four spinning teams battled to raise money, while being encouraged by four team captains, a symphony orchestra and DJ Jesse Voorn. A marching band assured a spectacular finale, as spinners pushed their limits for the last 15 minutes of the evening. The night was hosted by TV- and radio presenter Femke Wolthuis.
At the end of the evening, the spinning marathon raised €32.294, and supermarket chain COOP added €52.000 to the cheque, ending the night with over €80.000 raised for the ALS Foundation.
Wow!works supported the event with advise along the way, stage management and media services.
We are incredibly proud of Nadine and her team, for organising such amazing event and raising money for research into a disease that tears families apart.
A new trend is emerging in the online journalism scene; snowfalling. The term refers to an online New York Times report about an avalanche at Tunnel Creek, stuffed with a variety of media elements such as pictures, audio snippets, videos, animations and info-graphics.
The report sparked a new trend in online journalism, partly fueled by the possibilities that emerged from parallax-style websites. Such websites develop in front of their users as they scroll along.
There are obvious benefits to snowfalling reports. They are more informative, more fun and engage a reader much more intensely into a story. There lies the weakness too; after all, in a world full of information, not every reader will be in the position to consume the full story, skipping it in favor of short snippets of news.
Snowfalling could very well be the online version of good old investigative journalism, which has been under pressure for years due to the economic situation in the media industry. Once a strong business model is strengthening the opportunities of snowfalling, it could spark the revival of investigative journalism. Dutch online newspaper De Correspondent has made a promising start.
Interested in a snowfalling-style website for your service, product or organisation? Get in touch with us to explore the possibilities!