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U.S. Government Printing Office

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Company: U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC
Company Description: GPO’s core mission for nearly 150 years is Keeping America Informed on the documents of its democracy. GPO is headquartered about five blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Essentially, GPO prints just about everything in the federal government, but the money.
Nomination Category: Video and Film Categories
Nomination Sub Category: P.R.: Government

Nomination Title: GPO Prints President Obama's Official Photograph

The date on which this nominated production was first distributed or otherwise made public:

The video was produced and distributed in February 2009.

Briefly describe this entry’s communications objectives and how it met those objectives (up to 100 words). Provide here the URL of an online version of your production if applicable:
GPO printed the official photograph of the President of the United States for
the first time. Employees were very excited and honored to take part in this
project.  The photograph will hang in all official government buildings.  The
Media & Public Relations Manager worked with GPO’s Videographer to capture the
historic job coming of the presses.  Interviewing employees and explain how the
photograph is completed shines some light of what goes into completing this
historic job.  The purpose of doing the video includes: having an archive of
the process, provide video to the media and use as a marketing tool. This was
done with no budget, just the time of the two GPO employees who worked on this

List the appropriate creative and production credits for this entry: Advertising Agency/City: Client: Art Director: Cinematographer: Creative Director: Designer: Director: Illustrator/City: Music Producer/City: Photographer/City: Printer/City: Producer: Production Company/City: Programmer: Writer: Web Development Firm/City:

Gary Somerset/Media & Public Relations Manager/Producer, Writer and Narrator
for Video
John Tobiason/Multimedia Designer/Videographer and Editor for Video