A Facebook Live Video Wins Campaign of the Year, Doing Good for Children

Make a Wish Foundation’s “Power of a wish Gala” Live on Facebook Produced by LA Based KNEKT.tv wins the iMedia Award for Campaign of the Year.

Hollywood, CA, December 15, 2016­­ KNEKT, a live streaming and broadcast production company wins campaign of the year at the 2016 iMedia Awards in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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KNEKT.tv took the non-profit’s premier fundraising event of the year and extended the reach from 1,000 guests in attendance to more than:  44,000 views with 561 Reactions, 371 shares, and 190 Comments on the Facebook live broadcast, and these numbers are still growing.

America’s Next Top Model Celebrity Photographer Nigel Barker hosted the evening and the live broadcast, alongside red carpet host Melanie Specht, best known for her role on Transformers – Age of Extinction.

More than $1,300,000 was raised that evening. The engagement and viewership of this content was unparalleled with any other videos Make-A-Wish NYC has posted.

The content was then edited and shared with Good Amplified to extend the reach across other social channels.

“We were extremely honored to have the opportunity to work with Make A Wish Foundation in such an innovative way”, says Kent Speakman, CEO & Founder of KNEKT.tv, Speakman is experienced in producing live shows across the USA for charities, red carpet exclusives, concerts , private celebrity events and parties around the Super Bowl.

“There’s new potential to connect audiences with content that matters utilizing the built in audiences on a Facebook page, that has never been seen before. We can create a live experience utilizing multiple HD cameras and broadcast a show like you would expect to see at a Hollywood red carpet awards show directly on facebook, and create an emotional connection with the cause like has never been seen before.” – Kent Speakman

KNEKT.tv is focused on improving the world by connecting audiences with live video that inspires, and brings awareness to social causes as well as enhancing and enriching the lives of its viewers with informative health and wellness content. Blending celebrity advocates and luxurious locations around the world to peak the audiences interest has connected millions of viewers to experiences and issues. Exclusive live videos and red carpet appearances with people like Nigel Barker, Amy Smart, Jenna Elfman, AnnLynne McCord, Nikki Sharp, Lindsey Pelas, Nick Cannon, Tommy Lee are directly or indirectly bringing awareness to issues spanning Animal Rights, Human Slavery, Children’s Welfare, Sex Trafficking, obesity, mental health and many, many more.

Learn More About KNEKT.tv www.KNEKT.tv

Contact:

Kent Speakman
CEO, Producer – KNEKT.tv
(805) 635 – 8123
1010 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

About KNEKT

KNEKT.tv is a Los Angeles based live production company producing world class live and pre-recorded HD broadcasts from exclusive events, concerts, performances, charity galas, fundraisers and red carpet shows. Clients & partners range from top charting recording artists to Fortune 500 Companies and charities. KNEKT provides cutting edge HD live broadcasting services as well as non-broadcast recorded content, feature film and television production. KNEKT partners with agencies, brands and event producers to create the next level of fully integrated branded entertainment content, on premise activations, and in-video stream advertising during our live and pre-recorded television events.

KNEKT.tv (www.KNEKT.tv | @KNEKTtv).

To learn more about the iMedia Awards:

http://www.imediaconnection.com/article/237044/161205-imedia-editors-imedia-agency-awards-2016)

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About Kent Speakman

Kent Speakman is a producer & entrepreneur who is experienced on both sides of the camera, for the big screen, small screen and the second screen. Examiner.com has called him one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the entertainment industry and has won the iMedia Entertainment Marketing Award for best digital campaign. He writes for trade publications, speaks at conferences and film festivals as well sharing knowledge through media interviews.
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