McDaniel College Westminster Welcome – August 2022 Hey Westminster Grant Recipient

McDaniel College Westminster Welcome

Hey Westminster! is thrilled to announce their biggest collaboration with the Kahlert Foundation, yet! $10,000 went to local business owners to help McDaniel College welcome over 550 new students from all over the world to our town. Enjoy this video of the Westminster Welcome, featuring appearances from local partners, including Mayor Becker, JeannieBird Baking Company, President Jasken of McDaniel College, and more!

 

Check out the video that we filmed and produced for Hey Westminster for the August 2022 grant recipient McDaniel College Westminster Welcome.

 

 

 

MTBMD– August 2022 Hey Westminster Grant Recipient

MTBMD video

Westminster (and Carroll County) mountain bikers and hikers have something to cheer about – the August Hey Westminster grant recipients are MTBMD! This AWESOME group of volunteer trail caretakers works hard to keep the trails at Hashawa Environmental Center in great shape to for all to enjoy and we are thrilled to support their work.

 

Check out the video that we filmed and produced for Hey Westminster for the August 2022 grant recipient MTBMD.

 

 

 

Westminster Community Center – July 2022 Hey Westminster Grant Recipient

Westminster Community Center

This month’s grant recipient is the Westminster Community of Shalom Community Center. In collaboration with the Kahlert Foundation + Hey Westminster! we partnered to give away $5,000 to the Community Center on Union St. Not only that, but we were joined in the initiative by the incredible team at https://jfjandsons.com, who donated a whole day of skilled labor to help demo a floor worn out by over a decade of heavy use from community events. Click the video below to learn more and be sure to check out https://westminstercommunityofshalom.com.

 

Check out the video that we filmed and produced for Hey Westminster for the July 2022 grant recipient Westminster Community Center.

 

 

Check out some behind-the-scenes of GLBAL media filming for the Hey Westminster video in Westminster.

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2022 Maryland SummerFest Photos

Maryland SummerFest

GLBAL media was proud to sponsor the 2022 Maryland SummerFest which featured 8 bands on 2 stages, over 15 breweries and wineries, 20+ food trucks and multiple other local vendors. Our agency was able to provide event photography and videography throughout the day. Below are some of the highlights of the day.

 

 

Lily Opera – June 2022 Hey Westminster Grant Recipient

This month’s Hey Westminster grant recipient is the Lily Opera by Garth Baxter.

Check out the video that we filmed and produced for Hey Westminster for the June 2022 grant recipient Lily Opera.

Check out some behind-the-scenes of GLBAL media filming for the Hey Westminster video in Westminster.

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GLBAL media is honored to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

GLBAL media named Winners of the 43rd ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS

Telly Awards

Telly Awards

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GLBAL media’s Hey Westminster Video Series NAMED BEST Online Documentary Series IN THE 43rd ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS

Westminster, MD
05-24-22 

GLBAL media announced today that it’s Hey Westminster Video Series has been named Best Online Documentary Series in the 43rd Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, production companies and including Adobe, Netflix, Dow Jones, Duplass Brothers Productions, Complex Networks, Jennifer Garner, A&E Networks, Hearst Media, Nickelodeon, ESPN Films, RYOT, Partizan and Vimeo.

The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, announced this year’s winners, such as ViacomCBS, Warner Bros. Worldwide TV Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment, Microsoft, ESPN, PBS Digital Studios, Mytonomy, Freethink, Nice Shoes, CTRL5, Feed the Children, Square, Crunchyroll and Fast Company.

[DESCRIPTION OF WINNER]

“Now, more than ever, it is necessary to celebrate video work that reflects the top tier of our industry, such as GLBAL media,” says Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “This year’s submissions reflect an industry that has returned to the important work of storytelling, one that has returned with a new perspective that values innovation, agility, equity, and tenacious creativity.”

[QUOTE FROM WINNER SPOKESPERSON]

“We are honored to receive this award and can’t think of a better series to represent who we are as a company. As a story first creative agency we love sharing the heart and mission behind other brands, companies and entrepreneurs and the Hey Westminster series captures all of that.” – Justin Willet, Owner

[ABOUT GLBAL MEDIA ]
GLBAL media is a story first creative agency located in Westminster, MD for nonprofits, churches, and entertainment companies. Our company offers Digital Media, Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography, Videography, Aerial Photo/Video, and SEO. Our team has a combined experience of over 40 years and is comprised of creatives, designers, storytellers, photographers, videographers, musicians, and travelers. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver high-quality results quickly. What started out of a passion to share stories of hope from around the world has now grown into a full-service creative agency serving Grammy award-winning artists, White House Officials, and some of the largest nonprofits in the world.

Please contact Justin Willet, GLBAL media for inquiries: justin@glbalmedia.com or call 443-789-9229.

[ABOUT THE TELLY AWARDS]

Last year, The Telly Awards attracted more than 12,000 entries from top video content producers including Netflix, Jennifer Garner, HBO Latin America, Microsoft, RadicalMedia, Condé Nast, Adobe, Nickelodeon, and Partizan.

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include Video Consortium, Ghetto Film School, We Are Parable, Future of Film, IFP, LAPPG, NAB, Stash, NYWIFT, Production Hub, IFP, with support from The Commercial Director’s Diversity Program.

The full list of the 43rd Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at www.tellyawards.com/winners.

How Much Does Video Production Cost?

Video Production Cost
One of the most frequent questions we’re asked is “How Much Does Video Production Cost?” Estimating the cost of your video is a great first step in choosing whether you can afford to advertise through video or not. We recommend contacting 2-3 local video production companies to request a quote and discuss the needs for your video. Make sure you review their portfolio and confirm that their style is a good fit for your company.

 

The average cost of a video varies based on the questions below however, most videos cost between $2,500 – $7,500+. 

 

Knowing the answers to the following questions will help expedite the quote process and allow you to get a more accurate price when inquiring with video production companies.

 

What kind of video do you need?

Identifying the type of video you need will help video production companies be able to provide an accurate quote ahead of time. Popular videos include:

  • Event coverage video
  • Corporate videos
  • Documentary Films
  • Music Videos
  • Live Streaming
  • Explainer Videos
  • How To videos
  • Fundraising videos
  • Aerial Drone Videos
  • Company Profile Video
  • Promotional Videos / Commercials
  • Social Media Videos
  • Testimonial Video
  • Recruitment Video
  • Internal Communication Video
Will your video require filming?
Depending on the type of video you need you may require on location filming or use of stock video content. Filming days will require additional planning and staff devoted to making the production a success. Filming may be done in studio or on location and can also include the use of aerial drone coverage. Typically film days are priced by half day or whole day shoots.

 

What is the total length of your video?
Knowing how long you anticipate the final edit being will affect the cost for post production (color correction, background music, audio eq, titles, lower thirds, etc.)

 

So how much does video production cost? 
As you can tell from the questions above, you’ll need to provide some detailed information in order to receive a customized proposal for your project. Here at GLBAL media we offer a 6 step video production process that includes:
  1. Discovery – We meet with your team to learn more about your company and the purpose of the video.
  2. Market Research – We research current trends as well as your competitors to make sure your video will meet industry standards.
  3. Storyboard – Our team develops the storyboard for your video and starts planning the shoot.
  4. Filming – Our videographers will meet with you on location to film your project.
  5. Editing – Our video editors are extremely skilled and will work to develop the storyline, add text, animations, background music, voice overs and color correction.
  6. Delivery – You receive the final video in digital form to upload and share as needed.

Contact us today for your free video production quote: 443-671-7527 or justin@glbalmedia.com

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Infinite Love Project Video – January 2022 Hey Westminster Grant Recipient

Hey Westminster grant recipient Infinite Love Project Be Kind Signs GLBAL media

This month’s Hey Westminster grant recipient is the Infinite Love Project, creators of the Be Kind Signs. Their mission is “spreading kindness one heart, one sign at a time.”

Check out the video that we filmed and produced for Hey Westminster for the January 2022 grant recipient Be Kind Sign, Infinite Love Project.

Check out some behind-the-scenes of GLBAL media filming for the Hey Westminster video in Westminster.

Hey Westminster grant recipient Infinite Love Project Be Kind Signs GLBAL media

Hey Westminster grant recipient Infinite Love Project Be Kind Signs GLBAL media

Hey Westminster grant recipient Infinite Love Project Be Kind Signs GLBAL media

Hey Westminster grant recipient Infinite Love Project Be Kind Signs GLBAL media

Hey Westminster grant recipient Infinite Love Project Be Kind Signs GLBAL media

Hey Westminster grant recipient Infinite Love Project Be Kind Signs GLBAL media

Hey Westminster grant recipient Infinite Love Project Be Kind Signs GLBAL media

Hey Westminster grant recipient Infinite Love Project Be Kind Signs GLBAL media

Hey Westminster grant recipient Infinite Love Project Be Kind Signs GLBAL media

GLBAL media is honored to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

Faith Glen Burnie Christmas Video

Faith Church Glen Burnie Christmas service maryland video production GLBALmedia

We had the opportunity to film and produce Faith Church Glen Burnie‘s Christmas service. This service was produced ahead of time and premiered on Christmas Eve on their YouTube channel.

Check out the full-length video:

The entire production was filmed in a barn outside of Westminster, Maryland right before Thanksgiving and included 6 hours of filming and over 20 different camera angles per song. Our creative team is comprised of several musicians so we were thrilled at the opportunity to produce this video for a local church. With just under a month to turn around the final product we got started right away editing the songs and speaking sections. We hope you enjoy the final product.

Faith Church Glen Burnie Christmas service maryland video production GLBALmedia

Faith Church Glen Burnie Christmas service maryland video production GLBALmedia

Faith Church Glen Burnie Christmas service maryland video production GLBALmedia

 

Check out some behind the scenes of the GLBAL media team filming.

Faith Church Glen Burnie Christmas service maryland video production GLBALmedia

Faith Church Glen Burnie Christmas service maryland video production GLBALmedia

Faith Church Glen Burnie Christmas service maryland video production GLBALmedia

Faith Church Glen Burnie Christmas service maryland video production GLBALmedia

Faith Church Glen Burnie Christmas service maryland video production GLBALmedia

Faith Church Glen Burnie Christmas service maryland video production GLBALmedia

Faith Church Glen Burnie Christmas service maryland video production GLBALmedia

Faith Church Glen Burnie Christmas service maryland video production GLBALmedia

Faith Church Glen Burnie Christmas service maryland video production GLBALmedia

Learn more about our Maryland video production services at https://www.glbalmedia.com/services/maryland-video-production/.

2022 Video Trends

Maryland video production company

Video content is a continually increasing demand for the online and social media space. This is because:

“Viewers retain 95% of a message presented to them in the video as compared to 10% when reading text.” – Impact Plus

As this knowledge is becoming more widespread we are beginning to see the trickle-down effect take place. More and more nonprofits and companies are beginning to consistently implement video on their websites and in social media content. Ultimately, video content serves your visitors better because you’re making your content easily accessible and memorable.

Check out the 2022 video trends to watch for and incorporate into your nonprofit or company’s content.

 

4k and even 8k video have become the new standard in video production.

Even though most viewers aren’t watching on devices capable of these resolutions people have been taught to ask for it when requesting video shoots.

As the use of video increases across all platforms creative lighting will play a bigger role in helping your videos stand out. RBG lighting will allow users to create unique-looking interviews and have full control over the scene they are shooting.

Interactive / VR video hasn’t fully caught on but as the technology continues to improve and become more widespread we can expect to see more and more VR videos.

2022 Video trends for nonprofits and entertainment undustry

Drone Video.

Drone videography has become standard in most video productions however the quality of these shots and most importantly using them creatively will help set your production apart.

 

Aerial drone videography pilot

Live Streaming.

Live streaming is here to stay however with its increased popularity the cost for these services will start to decrease as it becomes easier for clients to produce the content on their own.

Check out a blog we created dedicated to live streaming.

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Video formats.

Stories will always drive good videos. Even as short-form videos become the norm across social media the content of the video is crucial to its success.

Moving into 2022 and beyond videos will need to be delivered in multiple formats for use in vertical stories, square formats, and standard 16×9.

2022 video trends video formats

GLBAL media is a Maryland video production agency that specializes in filming nonprofitentertainment, and church videos. Our team of videographers has a combined experience of over 40 years in video production and marketing. As a Story First Creative Agency, we believe every good video should start with a story. Our Westminster, MD videographers are available for worldwide travel. Whether we’re shooting in Africa, in a conference room, or out on tour with a band, we have an experienced team of videographers, storytellers, and animators to make your production a reality.

Learn more about our video production services.

Soni Sunshine Video – December 2021 Hey Westminster Grant Recipient

This month’s Hey Westminster blog is very different from the others because we share it with both joy and sadness. We filmed and photographed the Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 event in Westminster, MD as part of the December 2021 Hey Westminster grant. This event was for Sonia Davis’ 50th birthday and brought out nearly 1,000 people to show their love for her and her family. She battled cancer for several years and recently passed after her birthday and community celebration.

During her time battling cancer, Sonia shared her experiences and resources for others battling cancer through Soni Sunshine. She and her husband Casey also began a nonprofit to financially assist those battling cancer called “Help On The Way!”

The Hey Westminster board decided to give this month’s grant to Soni Sunshine. Sonia and Casey immediately let the board know that they would be giving those funds to their nonprofit, “Help On The Way!” so that the money can help others. This is just one example of their generosity and heart for helping others.

We have been friends with Casey and Sonia for awhile and have worked on several projects together, so we are deeply feeling the loss for their family and our community. It was an honor to be a part of videoing and photographing this event for them.

Check out the video that we filmed and produced for Hey Westminster for the December 2021 grant recipient Soni Sunshine, per their request the grant will go to Help On The Way.

The Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 had so many fun features to celebrate Sonia and help others.

They had fundraisers for their nonprofit, food trucks for guests to enjoy, a place to leave notes for Sonia, and characters from all of Sonia’s favorite Christmas movies. They even surprised her with a genuine “Griswold” house-lighting moment and snow machine. The kids absolutely loved the “snow”!

Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 Event Westminster Maryland

Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 Event Westminster Maryland

Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 Event Westminster Maryland

Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 Event Westminster Maryland

Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 Event Westminster Maryland

Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 Event Westminster Maryland

Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 Event Westminster Maryland

Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 Event Westminster Maryland

Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 Event Westminster Maryland

Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 Event Westminster Maryland

Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 Event Westminster Maryland

Soni Sunshine Snow 5-0 Event Westminster Maryland

December 2021 Hey Westminster grant recipient presentation Soni Sunshine

December 2021 Hey Westminster grant recipient Soni Sunshine

Check out some behind-the-scenes of GLBAL media filming for the Hey Westminster video in Westminster.

GLBAL media behind the scenes filming Hey Westminster video

GLBAL media behind the scenes filming Hey Westminster video

GLBAL media behind the scenes filming Hey Westminster video

GLBAL media is honored to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

Logo design for Affordable Basement Solutions by JFJ and Sons

affordable basement solutions by JFJ & sons logo by GLBAL media

We were happy to work on another project with JFJ and Sons. We have worked with the Felkners for over 5 years. Originally developing the JFJ and Sons website & now this new logo design and brand within their company. This time we created a new brand that is a subdivision within the JFJ and Sons company: Affordable Basement Solutions by JFJ and Sons. Since at times it will operate as a standalone brand it needed its own logo and branding.

We designed the branding, logo design, photography, and video for this new company.

For every branding client we create an accompanying brand guide. A brand guide is a helpful tool for individuals or whole teams to maintain a consistent brand presence. It visually showcases how to use your logos and what your brand fonts and colors are. For larger projects or campaigns we include key directions in wording and copy to use on the website, social media, and when talking about the campaign.

Brand Guide for Affordable Basement Solutions by JFJ & Sons

We photographed a recent basement renovation so that they would have photo content for this new brand that they can utilize on their website, social media, and on printed materials.

Affordable basement solutions JFJ & Sons

Affordable basement solutions JFJ & Sons

Affordable basement solutions JFJ & Sons

Affordable basement solutions JFJ & Sons

Check out the video that we filmed and produced in Maryland for Affordable Basement Solutions by JfJ and Sons.

As a part of this larger project, we also designed this custom proposal folder for JFJ and Sons.

The inside pages feature a letter from the owner, high-quality printed images of their work, testimonials from happy customers, and a list of the services that they provide. The folder pockets allow for them to insert custom proposals and information for their customers.

Affordable basement solutions JFJ and Sons custom proposal folder design Affordable basement solutions JFJ and Sons custom proposal folder design

To learn more about our logo design, branding, photography, video, or graphic design services go to https://www.glbalmedia.com/services/.

Wisdom Court & Find Your Purpose Video – November 2021 Hey Westminster Grant Recipient

Hey westminster November 2021 GLBAL media

We filmed the Wisdom Court and Find Your Purpose Video in Westminster, MD as part of the November 2021 Hey Westminster Grant. The nonprofit “Find Your Purpose” aspires to elevate and empower individuals of all ages through mentorship, experiential learning, and entrepreneurship opportunities”. And Wisdom Court specializes in all forms of Music Entertainment, Consulting, Bookings, Media, Marketing & Promotional opportunities. Both are owned and operated by Billy Lyve out of Westminster, MD.

Wisdom Court Studios is in the same building as AYO Boutique at 2 Bond Street Westminster, MD.

Billy Lyve Find Your Purpose Inc GLBAL media

Billy Lyve Find Your Purpose Inc GLBAL media

 

Check out the video that we filmed and produced for Hey Westminster for the November 2021 grant recipient Wisdom Court and Find Your Purpose.

Check out some behind-the-scenes of GLBAL media filming for the Hey Westminster video in Westminster.

behind the scenes filming GLBAL media Find Your Purpose Billy Lyve

behind the scenes filming GLBAL media

behind the scenes filming GLBAL media

Hey westminster November 2021 GLBAL media Find Your Purpose

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GLBAL media behind the scenes filming westminster maryland

billy lyve westminster maryland

GLBAL media behind the scenes filming westminster maryland

GLBAL media behind the scenes filming westminster maryland

 

GLBAL media is honored to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

Drone video

Drone video

GLBAL media is a drone video production company in Westminster, Maryland. We are FAA licensed and insured aerial drone videography pilots. We provide 4k drone video and professional video production.

Check out our drone demo reel with examples of a variety of drone projects we have filmed and produced.

The following video was filmed and produced for Willet Family Farm and includes beautiful aerial landscape shots we filmed in Carroll County.

This video was filmed in Mozambique in 2020. We traveled there to film and photograph the positive effects of a clean water well that had been installed. This video gives a short recap of our trip.

GLBAL media is proud to provide aerial drone video services for documentary films, promotional videos, real estate, agriculture, architecture, events, landscape, and more. We are located in Westminster, Maryland and our drone operators are available for travel. Contact us today to start your project.

 

Barrier-Free Video – October 2021 Hey Westminster Grant Recipient

Barrier Free video shoot Hey Westminster GLBAL media

We filmed the Barrier-Free video in Westminster, MD as part of the October 2021 Hey Westminster Grant. Barrier-Free is a non-profit, disability service organization that provides inclusive art, self-advocacy, and social programming to the community for adults with disabilities.

Barrier-Free started to meet a need for more inclusive theater programming in Carroll County, MD. They offer a two week free trial for new members. Barrier-Free’s trial is so successful that they have over a 96% retention rate. The Hey Westminster grant will provide Barrier-Free with a budget for costumes and props that membership tuition struggles to cover.

Check out the video that we filmed and produced for Hey Westminster for the October 2021 grant recipient Barrier-Free.

Check out some behind-the-scenes of GLBAL media filming for the Hey Westminster video in Westminster.

Barrier Free video shoot Hey Westminster GLBAL media

Barrier Free video shoot Hey Westminster GLBAL media

Barrier Free video shoot Hey Westminster GLBAL media

GLBAL media is honored to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

Live streaming

livestream to facebook instagram youtube

GLBAL media is a live streaming production company located in Westminster, Maryland. Starting in 2020, everyone began live streaming, but it is something that we’ve been doing for the past few years. With the influx of more companies, churches, and events looking to live streaming in order to stay connected with people and offer virtual options, live streaming quality is becoming more and more crucial.

We help organizations to live stream to multiple platforms, like Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, at the same time with a cohesive experience across all of them.

We designed and built out a live streaming system for Deep Run Church. We live streamed their first and they’ve been running it themselves ever since. They wanted to be able to stream to YouTube & Facebook simultaneously and we were able to set them up to do that.

We did the initial research to determine the best live streaming platform for their needs. This helped us determine the best live steaming software for them. We evaluated livestreaming software such as streamyard, OBS, and Vmix.

We ordered the equipment, configured hardware and software, and trained their staff to set up and run the equipment and live steam. Some of the equipment in their custom portable live stream kit were a laptop with the correct software, audio interface, cameras, cables, chargers, and tripods. Deep Run Church needed it to be portable because they set up and take down weekly. It all packs up easily into the cases shown in the graphic.

custom portable live stream kit

This is the first live stream by Deep Run Church utilizing our live streaming kit we created for them.

 

Below is an example of the presentation of a live streamed church service that we produced.

livestreaming to multiple platforms

We also worked with ChildFund and Lauren Daigle for a live stream fundraising event that was broadcasted to multiple platforms simultaneously.

livestreaming to multiple platforms

The video below is the Women in Sports Panel for the US open squash tournament in Philadelphia. We provided photos and videos for the event for several years prior to the live steam shown below. We provided live streaming for this panel because they had a limited number of seats available in person. This live stream made the panel interview accessible to many more viewers.

SDA pro tour is the Squash doubles association. The events are held at private clubs and aren’t open to the public. In order to make squash more accessible to the public they began to live stream the events. We built out all of the equipment for it to suit their needs, similar to the project for Deep Run Church that we shared above.

Learn more about our video production services at https://www.glbalmedia.com/services/maryland-video-production/.

Nonprofit fundraising videos

Nonprofit fundraising videos

GLBAL media is a digital agency for nonprofits. We film and produce fundraising videos and nonprofit videos. Some of our past projects have been for ChildFund and Lauren Daigle, Children International and MercyMe, and a Westminster, Maryland nonprofit Together We Own It.

Often we work closely with nonprofits and artists to develop unique digital campaigns tailored to their brand like the ones below for ChildFund and Lauren Daigle tour and the two for Children International and MercyMe.

We also film and produce videos for nonprofits like the one below for Together We Own It located in Westminster, Maryland. In this blog, we shared the story of how this video led to an individual donating a $10,000 gift to Together We Own It because they saw this video on social media. As a company, we believe in the power of storytelling and how it inspires others to take action.

GLBAL media is a Maryland video production agency that specializes in filming and producing nonprofit videos. Our team of videographers has a combined experience of over 40 years in video production and marketing. As a Story First Creative Agency, we believe every good video should start with a story. Our Westminster, MD videographers are available for worldwide travel. Whether we’re shooting in Africa, in a conference room, or out on tour with a band, we have an experienced team of videographers, storytellers, and animators to make your production a reality.
Learn more about our video production services for nonprofits.

Fall 2021 Tours

Newsboys ChildFund content by GLBAL media

A large portion of the work GLBAL media does is for those in the entertainment and music industry. We have a variety of designs and videos that we have done for upcoming tours starting soon in the fall of 2021. If you’re headed to a show on any of these tours keep an eye out for some of our work: Lauren Daigle, MercyMe, Newsboys, Crowder, I Am They, Danny Gokey and Tauren Wells.

Here’s some samples of the design and video work we created:

I AM THEY

We created banner designs and a booth display for ChildFund and I AM THEY. Their tour began on September 17th.

Sponsor a child poster ChildFund and I AM THEY by GLBAL media

Sponsor a child poster ChildFund and I AM THEY by GLBAL media

ChildFund sponsor a child display for I AM THEY

 

Lauren Daigle

The Lauren Daigle and ChildFund tour begins on September 24th. We created a video for the Lauren Daigle tour, on-screen content, a booth display, and the water bottle and letter writing kits for ChildFund’s child sponsorship program. Two of the GLBAL media team members will also be on week one of the Lauren Daigle tour on behalf of ChildFund.

 

 

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Newsboys

GLBAL media created the booth display and custom envelope designs for the Newsboys tour with ChildFund. Their tour begins on September 19th.
Newsboys ChildFund content by GLBAL media
Newsboys ChildFund content by GLBAL media
Newsboys ChildFund content by GLBAL media
Newsboys ChildFund content by GLBAL media

MercyMe

We created the Children International video for the MercyMe tour that begins on October 1st. View a short clip from the full video below. We also created the on-screen content shown for Children International during the MercyMe tour.
Learn more about our creative services for the entertainment industry at https://www.glbalmedia.com/entertainment/.

Fiddlers Green Farm Video – September 2021 Hey Westminster Grant Recipient

Fiddlers Green Farm Hey Westminster grant recipients

We filmed the Fiddlers Green Farm video outside of Westminster, MD on an organic hemp farm as part of the 2021 Hey Westminster Grant. Their CBD is cared for from seed to bottle with great intention to offer the most beneficial plant products possible. The Fiddlers Green Farm team is fully committed to restorative agriculture, social and environmental justice, and being stewards of the land.

Check out the video that we filmed and produced for Hey Westminster for the September 2021 grant recipient Fiddlers Green Farm:

 

Check out some behind-the-scenes of GLBAL media filming for the Hey Westminster video in the Westminster area.

Behind the scenes filming in Westminster, MD

Caelan and Justin filming in Westminster, MD

Caelan Gregory filming for Fiddlers Green Farm Video

Fiddlers Green Farm Hey Westminster GLBAL media behind the scenes

Video shoot with GLBAL media and Fiddlers Green Farm

Fiddlers Green Farm Video - Hey Westminster GLBAL media behind the scenes

Fiddlers Green Farm Video - Hey Westminster GLBAL media behind the scenes

GLBAL media is honored to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

Rudolph Girls Books August 2021 Hey Westminster Grant Reipients

Rudolph Girls Books Hey Westminster Grant

Rudolph Girls Books is a new small business in downtown Westminster, Maryland. Named in honor of the co-founders and sisters’ mother and their shared maiden name, Rudolph Girls Books opens this weekend, August 13 2021 in the Winchester Exchange building. Alison & Nikki are a book-loving pair passionate about bringing a cozy book shopping experience to Carroll County.

Check out the video that we filmed and produced for Hey Westminster for the August 2021 grant recipient Rudolph Girls Books:

Check out some behind the scenes of GLBAL media’s owner, Justin Willet, filming for the Hey Westminster video in downtown Westminster.

Rudolph Girls Books Hey Westminster Grant

Rudolph Girls Books Hey Westminster Grant

Rudolph Girls Books Hey Westminster Grant

Rudolph Girls Books Hey Westminster Grant

Rudolph Girls Books Hey Westminster Grant

 

GLBAL media is honored to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

Light The Way Music Festival

WorldServe Light The Way Music Festival 2021

GLBAL media had the opportunity to provide concert photography and video coverage at Light The Way Music Festival in Rogersville, MO. This concert featured artists TobyMac, For King and Country, and Cain.

Check out the video below that we filmed and produced to highlight WorldServe’s involvement at Light The Way Music Festival and some of our favorite photos.

For King and Country at Light The Way Music Festival 2021

For King and Country at Light The Way Music Festival 2021

For King and Country at Light The Way Music Festival 2021

For King and Country at Light The Way Music Festival 2021

For King and Country at Light The Way Music Festival 2021

For King and Country at Light The Way Music Festival 2021

For King and Country at Light The Way Music Festival 2021

Light The Way Music Festival 2021

Light The Way Music Festival 2021

TobyMac at Light The Way Music Festival 2021

TobyMac at Light The Way Music Festival 2021

TobyMac at Light The Way Music Festival 2021

TobyMac at Light The Way Music Festival 2021

TryVent – August 2021 Hey Westminster and Kahlert Foundation grant recipient

TryVent Hey Westminster

TryVent is the August 2021 Hey Westminster and Kalhert Foundation grant recipient. TryVent is an initiative that introduces community members to different forms of physical activity in a one-day celebration of wellness. They will be partnering with the City of Westminster Recreation & Parks Department and other Downtown Westminster, Maryland health and fitness providers to have a grand re-opening of our city. Participants of ALL ages will be able to gather in a fun, unique setting to “Try” different sports and recreational activities, as well as win health/fitness related prizes and giveaways.

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County is planning for TryVent 2021 to be held Sunday, September 12th, 2021 in Westminster City Park. More details about the event can be found here.

TryVent Hey Westminster Maryland

Watch the video that we filmed and produced for the August 2021 Hey Westminster! and Kahlert Foundation grant winner TryVent.

The moment Tasha Cramer & Dot Fox learn that the grant is for 5x the amount they thought they were receiving!

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Check out some behind the scenes of GLBAL media’s owner, Justin Willet, and GLBAL media team member, Caelan Gregory, filming for the Hey Westminster video in Westminster, Maryland.

TryVent Hey Westminster Maryland GLBAL media

TryVent Hey Westminster Maryland GLBAL media

TryVent Hey Westminster Maryland GLBAL media

TryVent Hey Westminster Maryland GLBAL media

TryVent Hey Westminster Maryland GLBAL media

TryVent Hey Westminster Maryland GLBAL media

GLBAL media is honored to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

For consideration for a future Hey Westminster!/Kahlert Foundation funding opportunity, applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and submit through https://heywestminster.com/apply/. Projects should focus on doing new and exciting work in Westminster; education, healthcare, youth programs, veteran support, and human services are prioritized.

Learn more about GLBAL media’s graphic design & brand identity’s services: https://glbalmedia.com/services/

Downtown Westminster Farmers’ Market Video – July 2021 Hey Westminster grant recipient

Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market

Founded in July 1994, the Downtown Westminster Farmers’ Market has become a staple in Carroll County during the spring, summer, and fall. Featuring vendors from the county and surrounding areas, the Farmers’ Market provides the perfect opportunity to support local businesses. The Farmers’ Market is currently managed by Brooke Hagerty, owner of The Food Chick.

Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market

Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market

Watch the video that we filmed and produced for Hey Westminster for the July 2021 grant recipient, the Downtown Westminster Farmers’ Market.

Check out some behind the scenes of GLBAL media’s owner, Justin Willet, filming for the Hey Westminster video in downtown Westminster.

Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market

Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market

Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market

Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market

Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market

 

GLBAL media is honored to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

Learn more about GLBAL media’s graphic design & brand identity’s services: https://glbalmedia.com/services/

Westminster Pride Festival – June 2021 Hey Westminster Grant Recipient

The Westminster Pride Festival Fund exists to assure the success of a yearly festival that includes information, support, music, art, food and overall acceptance and solidarity within the LGBTQ+ community, their allies and the Carroll County community. The Westminster Pride Festival will create a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community to express themselves, increase visibility and foster respect for those who want to express their own sexual and gender identity.

This grant will start the yearly tradition of awarding a scholarship to help support a graduating LGBTQ+ high school student with their academic future.

Watch the video that we filmed and produced for the June 2021 Hey Westminster! grant winner the Westminster Pride Festival.

 

 

GLBAL media is honored to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

Learn more about GLBAL media’s graphic design & brand identity’s services: https://glbalmedia.com/services/

Expanding Boundaries International – June 2021 Hey Westminster Grant Recipient

Hey westminster grant recipient GLBAL media

Hey Westminster! is proud to announce a new partnership with the Kahlert Foundation. A highly-respected philanthropic organization with deep local roots, the Kahlert Foundation will award grants to nonprofit applicants selected by the Hey Westminster! trustees over the coming year.

The inaugural recipient of the partnership is Expanding Boundaries International, an educational nonprofit focused on connecting future leaders through technology and international education. Watch the video below to learn more about Expanding Boundaries and discover how they will use their $5,000 grant to link Carroll County, Maryland students with opportunities around the world!

Watch the video that we filmed and produced for the June 2021 Hey Westminster! and Kahlert Foundation grant winner Expanding Boundaries International.

 

Hey westminster grant recipient GLBAL media

Hey Westminster grant recipient GLBAL media

Check out some behind the scenes of GLBAL media’s owner, Justin Willet, filming for the Hey Westminster video in Westminster, Maryland.

GLBAL media is honored to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

For consideration for a future Hey Westminster!/Kahlert Foundation funding opportunity, applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and submit through https://heywestminster.com/apply/. Projects should focus on doing new and exciting work in Westminster; education, healthcare, youth programs, veteran support, and human services are prioritized.

Learn more about GLBAL media’s graphic design & brand identity’s services: https://glbalmedia.com/services/

Rhythmic Rehab – May 2021 Hey Westminster Grant Recipient

Hey Westminster May 2021 grant recipient Rhythmic Rehab

Rhythmic Rehab, owned by Occupational Therapist Brandon Falk, is a program utilizes the many therapeutic benefits of boxing and drumming in order to help individuals struggling with movement disorders and other disabilities to improve control of their minds and bodies. Rhythmic Rehab operates out of the ARC of Carroll County.

Watch the video that we filmed and produced for Hey Westminster for the May 2021 grant recipient, Rhythmic Rehab.

 

The ARC of Carroll County

Check out some behind the scenes of GLBAL media’s owner, Justin Willet, filming for the Hey Westminster video in downtown Westminster.

GLBAL media behind the scenes filming

GLBAL media behind the scenes filming

GLBAL media behind the scenes filming

GLBAL media is honored to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

Learn more about GLBAL media’s graphic design & brand identity’s services: https://glbalmedia.com/services/

The power of storytelling

The power of storytelling GLBAL media video production maryland

As a company we believe in the power of storytelling and how it inspires others to take action. Each month we have the honor of producing the videos of Hey Westminster‘s grant recipients and sharing the story behind their company. In January we were introduced to Katie Kirby the Executive director of Together We Own It and the first grant recipient from Hey Westminster.

Katie has been working hard for years to build an amazing nonprofit based out of Westminster, MD that serves the youth in Carroll County. Together We Own It serves over 700 children across the state of Maryland; primarily in Carroll and Wicomico County. They strive to foster a sense of connection between youth and their community by connecting people and resources, mentoring, providing educational enrichment, and recreational empowerment.

The power of storytelling GLBAL media video production maryland

Their recognition by Hey Westminster and the video we produced for them gained the attention of a local individual who wanted to learn more.

Read Director, Katie Kirby’s story:

Good morning! I just wanted to share the ripple effect that we’ve had after being the first Hey Westminster recipient. Someone saw the video that GLBAL media put together about us after we received the award. This person followed up and met with us, intrigued by how we got started and how far we’ve come, and ended up making a $10,000 individual donation. As a small but thriving organization, those dollars go so far here and we are excited to be able to continue to expand our work in Westminster. The impact your contribution has made in allowing us to provide 2 stipend positions for high school students to work with our team and lead youth programming has been incredible. I can’t thank you guys enough for what you are doing and the support you’ve given us as an organization! It means the world to us.
Best,
Katie Kirby

While we can’t guarantee that every video we produce will result in a $10,000 gift, we do believe that your story will help inspire others and allow people to learn more about your company. To learn more about GLBAL media’s video production, graphic design, & brand identity’s services visit https://glbalmedia.com/services/

Check out Together We Own It’s Hey Westminster video:

GLBAL media is honored to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

 

WinterJam 2021

WinterJam We The Kingdom

Winter Jam was our first flight, first concert and first tour bus in nearly 365 days. Following several consecutive years of over 200 days of travel we were excited to get back on the road with some of our favorite artists and closest friends. Check out the video recap we created from week 1 of Winter Jam 2021 featuring Crowder and We The Kingdom.

During WinterJam, Justin served as team lead for ChildFund and oversaw the tour reps and volunteer training. While we were on the tour we also captured photography and video of We The Kingdom and Crowder’s performances as well as the post show meet and greet with sponsors.

WinterJam We The Kingdom

WinterJam Crowder and We The Kingdom

WinterJam We The Kingdom

 

GLBAL media also created the on-screen content for ChildFund’s presentation by Jeremy Willet, shown below. It was a cinematic experience where the video content had been filmed previously in Mozambique and Jeremy narrated live on stage.

ChildFund meet and greet with Crowder and We The Kingdom

Those who attended WinterJam and chose to sponsor a child with ChildFund had the opportunity to participate in a meet and greet with Crowder and We The Kingdom. Each night we would take a group photo of all of the sponsors with the artists.

We also designed the banners for their displays and graphics for the campaign.

ChildFund meet and greet with Crowder and We The Kingdom

ChildFund meet and greet with Crowder and We The Kingdom

ChildFund meet and greet with Crowder and We The Kingdom

ChildFund meet and greet with Crowder and We The Kingdom

ChildFund meet and greet with Crowder and We The Kingdom

ChildFund meet and greet with Crowder and We The Kingdom

ChildFund Sponsor a child today

ChildFund Sponsor a child today

ChildFund Sponsor a child today

As a story-first creative agency, we were able to serve ChildFund through video and photography captured on-location in Mozambique in 2020 which we incorporated into video and designs that were utilized at WinterJam for their child sponsorship campaign.

Learn more about our Mozambique video shoot.

Gateway School – March 2021 Hey Westminster Grant Recipient

Gateway school Hey Westminster March 2021 Grant Recipients

Gateway School in Westminster, Maryland is an alternative educational setting designed to assist high school students to have successful school experiences. Gateway submitted their project of a remembrance garden to honor students they have lost and support the mental health of their students.

Watch the video we filmed and produced for Hey Westminster for the March grant recipient Gateway School:

Check out some behind the scenes on-location of Justin Willet filming Gateway School’s story:

Gateway school Hey Westminster March 2021 Grant Recipients

Justin Willet of GLBAL media behind the scenes Gateway school Hey Westminster March 2021 Grant Recipients

Justin Willet of GLBAL media behind the scenes Gateway school Hey Westminster March 2021 Grant Recipients

Gateway school Hey Westminster March 2021 Grant Recipients

Justin Willet of GLBAL media behind the scenes Gateway school Hey Westminster March 2021 Grant Recipients

GLBAL media is honored to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

Learn more about GLBAL media’s graphic design & brand identity’s services: https://glbalmedia.com/services/

Mozambique Video Shoot 2020

In January 2020, we were invited to travel to Mozambique, Africa with ChildFund (501(c)(3) organization that connects children with what they need to grow up safe, healthy, educated and skilled, no matter where they are.) to document the progress that had been made in the sponsored community. We shared the end results of the project for ChildFund in a recent blog post. In this article, we are going to share some behind-the-scenes photos and the story of transformation that this community in Mozambique experienced because of child sponsorship.

Jeremy originally visited this village in Mozambique in 2018 for the first time because his son, who was 6 years old at the time, decided to sponsor a little boy named Sbsossiso who lived there. Jeremy describes the heart behind his trip:

“I went there for an entire month because I wanted to live amongst this group of people that were living in extreme poverty all the time and I wanted to be immersed into their situation to better understand it.”

Jeremy described the living conditions as challenging at best. They had one meal a day and access to water was a one-hour walk one way. If the well was dry or too far down for the children to reach they drank from the puddle on the ground shown in the photo above.

“Every day in the village there was a funeral, one day there was 3. All dying because of the water they had to drink.”

This lit a fire inside Jeremy. He began sharing the stories of these children on his social media to raise financial support for them through sponsorship.

“Every morning I woke up I would go find another child that was waiting to be sponsored. I’d take their picture and type out a little story and post it on Instagram hoping someone would see it. And all throughout the country people began to respond… It was my greatest joy every afternoon to return back to those homes and tell those children that they had been matched with a sponsor in America that would begin walking with them.”

This is a short video of a little girl who was told that she had been sponsored:

So many children in this community were sponsored that ChildFund was able to put in a clean water well. GLBAL media, was able to return with Jeremy, to the village to document the transformation that took place. Jeremy recalls his return visit in 2020:

“One of the most amazing privileges I had, was earlier this year I had the opportunity to go back… many had been sponsored for a complete year.”

He specifically noted the positive change in their faces, food supply, water, and clothing. GLBAL media was honored to partner with ChildFund to tell the story of this communities transformation through photography and video.

GLBAL media’s role in the ChildFund project in Mozambique:

We were specifically hired for photography, drone filming, camera 2 for an interactive-video campaign, and 360 filming for a virtual reality experience.


View more of our work from the nonprofit campaign for ChildFund & the Lauren Daigle World Tour.

Nonprofit Campaign | Lauren Daigle World Tour & ChildFund

Lauren Daigle World Tour ChildFund

A year ago GLBAL media was honored to work with ChildFund for the Lauren Diagle World Tour. We were able to serve ChildFund in many ways through nonprofit campaign development as well as on-site video and photography.

Lauren Diagle World Tour Child Fund

Lauren Diagle World Tour Child Fund

Lauren Diagle World Tour Child Fund

This nonprofit campaign also included a  12-month Letter Writing Kit that we created and designed for new sponsors.

This interactive kit provided sponsors with prompts to write to their sponsored child(ren) every month. The perforated pages made it simple for them to write directly in the book and remove to mail to their sponsored child(ren). We also designed custom-printed water bottles for the new sponsors.

Nonprofit Campaign | Lauren Daigle World Tour & ChildFund GLBAL media

Lauren Diagle Child Fund GLBAL media

 

GLBAL media also designed ChildFund’s custom banner and table display, as well as volunteer vests and flags.

nonprofit campaign design Lauren Diagle ChildFund GLBAL media

 

nonprofit campaign design Lauren Diagle ChildFund GLBAL media

 

Video Shoot in Mozambique.

In January 2020, we were invited to travel to Mozambique, Africa with ChildFund to document the progress that had been made in the sponsored community.  We were specifically hired for photography, drone filming, camera 2 for an interactive-video campaign, and 360 filming for a virtual reality experience campaign.

Some of the photos we created on this trip were included in the Letter Writing Kit shown above.

Nonprofit Campaign | ChildFund Mozambique

Behind the scenes of the filming process with our team.

ChildFund nonprofit campaign video film Mozambique

View more from our 2020 Mozambique video shoot project.

AYO Boutique Video – February 2021 Hey Westminster Grant Recipient

AYO Boutique

Owned by Durell Paige, AYO Boutique is an urban clothing brand and store that also hosts a variety of other entrepreneurs’ products. Originating in Baltimore City, AYO Boutique recently expanded to Westminster, Maryland. Durell and his team are passionate about creating solutions that serve the needs of the Westminster community.

AYO Boutique was awarded the Hey Westminster grant for February 2021.

Check out the video we filmed for Hey Westminster! February 2021 grant recipient, AYO Boutique. 

 

Behind the scenes from our AYO Boutique video shoot in Westminster, MD.

AYO Boutique AYO Boutique

GLBAL media is honored to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

Learn more about GLBAL media’s graphic design & brand identity’s services: https://glbalmedia.com/services/

Hey, Westminster Partnership

Hey, Westminster! logo

GLBAL media is excited to partner with Hey, Westminster to share the story of grant recipients each month! Once a month we’ll meet with the grant recipient to share their story on video and ways that others can get involved. Hey, Westminster is a local group that gives $1,000 grants every month to invest in innovative and creative ideas and solutions in the Westminster, Maryland community. 

We also had the honor of designing the logo and custom photo frame for Hey, Westminster!

Hey Westminster Logo Design

Check out the video we filmed below of the January 2021 grant recipient Together We Own It! 

Behind the scenes from our video shoot with Together We Own It in Westminster, MD.

Hey Westminster Video Shoot hey Westminster video shoot

Learn more about Hey, Westminster! and apply for one of their monthly grants here: https://heywestminster.com/

Learn more about GLBAL media’s graphic design & brand identity’s services: https://glbalmedia.com/services/

Shaping Our Worldview

Shaping our worldview: a story from the Texas/Mexico border

A story from the Texas/Mexico Border.

“We had no other choice.” Years later I can still hear these words loud and clear.

Over the past 15 years, I’ve had the honor to travel to over 30 different countries as a traveling photographer and humanitarian videographer telling stories of change, challenge, and hope. These experiences have proved invaluable in shaping my personal worldview and how GLBAL media as a company operates as a story-first creative agency serving nonprofits, ministries, and mission organizations.

In the winter of 2019, I was on assignment in the Rio Grande Valley (often referred to as “The Valley”) in south Texas documenting stories of immigrants and refugees who had braved the journey north to cross into the U.S. During this time tensions over border policies were at an all-time high, and I wanted to see firsthand what was happening.

Mexico sign

 

After spending the first 4 days meeting with families in The Valley, our team determined it was necessary to gain perspective from the other side of the border. We grabbed our passports and paid the $0.25 to walk across the bridge into Mexico. Once we crossed the border, we had no contact to meet up with or even a specific destination in mind, but we were on a mission to find a story that would help us understand why people were taking such great risks to come to America.

With the help of a translator, we started asking some of the locals in the market if they knew of anyone who had tried to cross the border recently. We were soon directed to a local church that was known for helping refugees. To our surprise, they greeted us with open arms and were happy to share about their ministry. They then offered to drive us across town to a partner organization that housed immigrants who were recently deported and had nowhere else to go. They provided a safe place for families to regroup and make a new plan.

As we walked into the facility, the looks on their faces told us that our unplanned arrival had raised some concern, and rightfully so. These men, women, and children had been through an array of difficult journeys, and many of them were wary of strangers and scared. Some had been recently arrested. Some had been deported and sent here from the U.S. Others had traveled long distances north only to decide not to go any farther, and some had their plans disrupted in other ways.

It took a little while to gain their trust and prove that we weren’t undercover border agents, but eventually, two teenage boys were willing to sit down and share their story on video with us as long as we promised to conceal their identities.

The Story

As their vulnerable story started to unfold, my preconceptions of immigrants and refugees were starting to shift. This was a story of survival.

Brian and Delmar were cousins who had traveled, mainly by foot, as part of a caravan of people heading north from Honduras. Their journey of over 1,000 miles led them to Mexico where they were kidnapped by members of a local cartel. Through tears they cautiously explained how they had been taken and held for three days, unsure if they would make it out alive, before eventually being released.

After listening to their story of hardship, we asked why they would take such great risks and leave their family and home country behind. Their response was in unison:

“We had no other choice.”

Back in Honduras, their family had lost everything after the local government seized their belongings, including all of their money. They were given the blessings of their parents and then left on the trip north in pursuit of a better life.

Everything they had gone through hadn’t deterred Brian and Delmar from their desperate mission. Even though they had been through so much danger, they were still planning to attempt to cross into the U.S.. Their dreams of the life they could make in America outweighed the peril they knew lie ahead. This journey for them was life or death.

Justin showing a young boy his photo

 

I would have done the same thing

As we left the facility, I kept mulling over the gravity of these two young cousins’ life circumstances. I couldn’t relate to anything they had gone through, but I had an overwhelming feeling that I would have done the same thing if I were in their situation.

You see, after having this firsthand experience in Mexico, my previous worldview had been shattered and new ideas were forming in my mind. Immigrants weren’t just a “those people” label that they had always been for me. Now they had names and faces. “Immigrants” now included vivid images of Brian and Delmar.

And while there is much work to be done surrounding immigration reform and the process as a whole, this experience made it personal. It was like looking in a mirror and realizing that Brian and I were so similar, just born in different places. Our roles could have been reversed just based on where we were born.

I share all of this not to make a political statement or even influence how you may feel about immigration, but rather to encourage you to go see the world, talk with people, ask questions, and realize that we all have a lot to learn.

You may not have the opportunity to travel to another country or sit down face-to-face with an immigrant or refugee, but the next time you’re at the park, the store, or a church gathering, take some time to talk to the people around you. Find someone who may look or act differently than you. Ask questions about their lives, their struggles, and how their life is different from yours. Truly listen to what they have to say. I believe that once we start to remove labels and generalizations, we will see the world start to come together in a new light.

You just may experience a shift in your worldview, too.

To learn more about GLBAL media go to our about page https://glbalmedia.com/about/

To learn more about our services for nonprofits go to https://glbalmedia.com/nonprofits/

2021 Compass of Design Trends for Non-Profits & Entertainment Companies

2021 DESIGN TRENDS

As we close 2020, we wanted to take a look ahead to 2021 design trends. Remote working is now in place for nearly every company and industry. This further opens the opportunity for businesses to use outside marketing agencies for their creative services in 2021, but not all agencies are the same. Staying aware and informed of the constant changing design trends, website standards, social media formats, and brand awareness is a must, and we have your 2021 Compass of Design Trends for Non-Profits & Entertainment Companies ready for your review. 

 

WEBSITE DESIGN

2021 Website TrendsAs we saw in 2020, Mobile-first designs will continue to take precedence. In 2019, 52.2% of traffic came from mobile phones, and continues to increase every year. In May, Google announced that Website load times will take a new precedent for google rankings. Page signals will be included in Google Search ranking and will measure how users perceive the experience of interacting with a web page.

 

🙂Emoji’s will continue to contribute to the mobile user experience as tech and mobile phone companies assign a symbol to nearly everything. Simple icons will continue to replace text and offer animation customization.

Live Streaming

SOCIAL MEDIA

As all industries try to adjust to COVID-19, Live streaming will continue to be a part of daily/weekly strategies for businesses, entertainers, musicians and churches. Quality audio, video, lighting, and the streaming platforms that content-producers choose to broadcast from will start to determine how audiences engage with virtual events.

 

SMS marketing will become more widely used. Over the past couple of years your phone number has often been used to create user accounts, loyalty programs, and more. It’s only a matter of time until those databases are accessed for direct marketing via text messages. in 2018, SMS open rates were as high as 98%! Compared to email marketing at an open rate of only 20%, SMS marketing blows email out of the water.

 

The use of geometric shapes and patterns will dominate bright upbeat designs, minimalist designs will continue to rise, moving away from photo heavy elements, and textures will replace gradients. “The benefit of this trend is that it allows foreground elements such as bold typography or evocative imagery to pop against a near indiscernible background.” – 99designs.com

 

Over the past year we’ve watched as racial tension has risen in the US. As a result companies have taken a proactive approach on inclusion. (Diversity marketing is a marketing strategy that appeals to and includes diverse groups of consumers, including groups based on race or ethnicity, ability, gender, sexual identity, religious beliefs, age and more.) Look for a demand of further diversity in advertising materials.

Apple’s proposed policy changes announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will impact your personalized ads on Facebook. Facebook Business responded saying, “The changes plan to limit your ability to effectively reach, understand and engage people on mobile devices and across the web. They will impact your ability to understand performance, control who sees your ads and make informed decisions about your advertising budgets. As these changes take effect, over time you may see an overall decrease in ad performance and personalization and an increase in cost per action.”

NONPROFITS

With travel bans limiting access to project areas, nonprofits will need to get creative in sharing new content from the areas they work in. Heavier digital presence (such as Facebook Fundraisers) due to lack of in-person events will become more vital than ever before.  We will see a shift to outdoor fundraisers (golf tournaments will likely replace dinners, festivals will replace arenas, etc.) due to the ongoing pandemic. Streamlined donation processes will become necessary components of a fundraising campaign because the average consumer has now donated online through a platform like Gofundme or Facebook fundraisers, and has become used to an on-page / one click experience. 
2021 Fundraising for nonprofits
Nonprofits should use 2021 to focus on donor retention since new acquisition will be down. It will be more important than ever to retain current donors, engage them with updates, and potentially even upsell them with additional giving opportunities. This is also a great time to focus on reengaging past donors. Falloff happens even during a “normal” fiscal year, and thankfully, many nonprofits have reported that donor retention has remained steady through the pandemic, but as the unemployment rate rises and the vaccine distribution slowly rolls out, donors may have to make difficult choices with their budgets, and normally, charitable giving is one of the first items to go. With new donor acquisition opportunities not available, nonprofits will need to focus on reengaging past donors who haven’t recently made a contribution. Finally, due to a heavier push for online donations, financial transparency will be at the forefront of donors minds to make sure that who they donate to is a legitimate organization, so err on the side of trustworthiness, updates, engagement, and accountability. 

GLBAL media expands to Nashville

Westminster, MD
December 7th, 2020
For Immediate Release
 
GLBAL media, based out of Westminster, MD plans to expand its services to Nashville, TN with the hiring of veteran non-profit strategist, Bobby Lingo as Strategic Marketing Manager.

Bobby joins an already ultra-experienced team of graphic designers, photographers, videographers, and non-profit experts lead by Creative Director and Owner, Justin Willet. GLBAL media is a creative agency serving non-profit organizations and the entertainment industry. Clients include international charities, Grammy-award winning artists, and White House officials.

 Bobby Lingo is a communicator, brand/campaign developer and strategic visionary. During his almost ten years at Compassion International, Bobby was instrumental in developing or advancing many campaigns such as One Meal One Day, Water For Life, Live58, Create Compassion and Bite Back. Today, Bobby uses his communication skills as a tour speaker for Thriving Charities Advocates (TCA), where he has represented organizations such as Children International, World Vision, and ChildFund. Bobby also serves as GLBAL media’s Strategic Marketing Manager, building brands, creating campaigns, and helping non-profits, churches, and para-church ministries expand their impact and influence.