By Carissa Cascio

Cord Media Company, a full-service agency specializing in creative, media, integrated marketing and branding, has been honored with three Telly Awards for their video productions, announced Jonas Udcoff, CEO. Cord Media’s talented in-house video production team writes, directs, shoots and edits all TV and radio campaigns.

Cord Media was awarded a Silver Award, the highest possible honor, for their “Zoorassic” commercial created for The Living Desert (Palm Desert, CA). The TV spot, which aired in the Palm Springs market, was created as a teaser spot to promote the opening of Zoorassic Park, a live stage show, and dinosaur related activities in the zoo. The commercial featured a prop dinosaur footprint buried in the ground which was embellished with post-production sound and special effects give viewers the sense that a giant dinosaur was fast approaching.

“This is a tremendous achievement for our agency,” said Udcoff. “The Telly is one of the most sought-after awards in the TV, commercial and video industry, so to be honored with three awards, including the top Silver Award, makes us so proud.”


Cord Media also garnered two Bronze Telly Awards in the commercial category. The first honor recognized the agency’s work on a commercial for Frasca Jewelers (Palm Desert, CA). Many pieces of exquisite jewelry pieces offered by Frasca were presented by a model/actress playing out scenes of her daily life.

The third award was earned for a 30-second spot for Patios Plus (Rancho Mirage, CA), an outdoor furnishings company. A special time-lapse camera dolly was utilized to present the high-end furniture under a changing sky and daylight.

Telly Award winners were selected from nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents. Less than 10% of all entries were chosen as winners of the Silver Telly. 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.

Cord Media is an award-winning full-service communications agency, providing media buying and trafficking, account management, public relations, television/radio production, graphic design, web and social networking. Cord Media’s clients include: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, St. Croix Casinos, Muckleshoot Indian Casino, Spotlight 29 Casino, Tortoise Rock Casino, Hollywood Park Casino, Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, Career Builder Challenge (formerly Humana Challenge), Lennar, DR Horton, Family Development, Alta Verde Group, PGA WEST, The Living Desert, Port of Everett, The City of Indio, Frasca Jewelers, Teserra, Copley’s on Palm Canyon, TRIO Restaurant, among others. Cord Media’s main office is located at 43645 Monterey Ave. Suite D, Palm Desert, CA and can be reached by phone at 760.834.8599.  Other offices include: Malibu, CA; Sacramento, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Iowa City, IA; and South Florida.  For more information about Cord Media Company, visit