Calgary Inc Magazine
Francomedia, from an ancient Mesopotamian dialect translates directly to…
Imaginative thinking, unique design and a dedication to offering the best at all times is what you will find at our little emporium of imagination.
We are few but mighty. Each person on our team has been hand-picked for their abilities, creative thought process and talent… like a finely tuned machine with sixteen eyes and eight heads, designing and advertising everything in its path.
Join us on this journey as we discover your marketable assets and promote the hell out of them.
We promise we’ll make it fun.
May 1, 2014
Francomedia Makes a Move!
Francomedia has moved locations - if you’re looking for face-time, you’ll have to come to Bay 4, 701 - 30th Street NE for the time being. We think you’ll like it, there’s a familiarity about the place that we can’t quite put our finger on. Come by, say hi.
November 20, 2013
Francomedia Celebrates 10 Years!
In a world full of start ups, it’s a rarity that we get to celebrate a businesses longevity, but here we are. A decade. Wow. It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed, time goes quickly when you’re having fun. It is at this time, that we’d like to thank all of those who made it possible for us to succeed for as long as we have… so, to our wonderful clients (past and present) as well as our talented and creative staff (past and present), a great big thank you! Our office will be closed this afternoon as we take to the streets in celebration.
June 21, 2013
Longest Day of the Year
Our office has been evacuated as our city’s rivers flood many of the low lying areas. As such, we will be closed today and perhaps for a few days more. If you are a client with web content hosted with Francomedia, please know that your content is secure as our hosting facilities are safe, dry and not in Calgary. Hoping that our clients and friends stay safe during this crisis.
April 2, 2013
What a surprise to find that Francomedia was featured in David Parker’s column in last month’s Business in Calgary magazine. The article features Francomedia as well as Enthrill Books. Check it out here: Business in Calgary - March Issue
March 1, 2013
Award Winning Streak Continues
The team at Francomedia has been awarded another Platinum AVA Award (Informational Video) as well as 2 Gold Pixie Awards (Animation & Special Effects) for their work on an internal video for Enbridge. Congratulations to contractors, staff and client on these exciting awards.
December 21, 2012
Francomedia is now closed for the holidays but will be back on December 27th to help you with your year end projects. While you anxiously await our re-opening, please feel free to play our Holiday Video Game
December 19, 2012
End of the World Free Services Promotion!
Order a new branding project or web development project before December 20th to qualify for our End of the World Promotion! If the world ends on December 21st, you don’t pay a cent!
July 20, 2012
Francomedia Award at SAIT Polytechnic
We are happy to announce that we have made a scholarship available for second year students in the SAIT Polytechnic New Media Production and Design program. This award is effective immediately, so students can apply for this upcoming semester. Students will be required to have a 3.0 GPA and submit a paper on how creative innovation has manifested in their work and how they plan to apply this innovation after graduation.
July 1, 2012
145 Years to Celebrate!
Happy Canada Day everyone! Our offices will be closed around the world so that staff can take part in the red and white festivities. Have a great day, eh.
May 16, 2012
Nothing to Report Here.
For the past couple of years, Francomedia has gotten itself into some seriously good work. Unfortunately, many of the projects we’ve been working on these days fall under the protection of non-disclosure agreements which prevents us from showing off what our hard work has produced. What we can tell you is that the clients are happy with the results and isn’t that what it’s all about?
April 2, 2012
Welcome Aboard the S.S. Francomedia!
We are pleased to announce the addition of Kurt Wournell to our crew. Kurt will take on the role of Production and Creative Services Manager for Francomedia. Kurt joins us fresh off a 5 year marketing cruise with some of the biggest retail brands in Canada.
March 27-28, 2012
Transmedia storytelling is the focus as Kevin helps to explain The Evolution of Media Properties through his experience with Enthrill’s One Child thriller novel. SMPIA.
January 23, 2012
Big Cheese off to Big Apple
Kevin has been asked to speak to a group of publishers from around the world on the subject of Transmedia to kick off the Digital Bookworld Conference in New York. Hope the thick Canadian accent doesn’t prove to be a problem for attendees.
January 16, 2012
Happy New Year!
Everyone at Francomedia wishes you and yours the very best in 2012. And, with the world ending this year, why not go out in style - with a brand new website! And, if the Mayan’s are wrong, you’ll have a jump on 2013. Seriously, give us a call. Operators are standing by.
December 22, 2011
Francomedia is closed for the holidays until January 2nd. While you anxiously await our re-opening, please feel free to play our Holiday Video Game (…and see if you can find the Easter Egg,… er, we mean Santa Egg!)
November 22, 2011
Francomedia Boss Interviewed by Hollywood 2.0
Hollywood 2.0 co-hosts Peter Katz and Rich Silverman explore innovation in the entertainment industry: transmedia storytelling, ARG, augmented reality, neurocinema, and beyond! On November 22, they interviewed Francomedia boss, Kevin Franco. Download the podcast through itunes.
October 31, 2011
Francomedia Visits StoryWorld
The first ever transmedia conference, Storyworld, will be attended by Colin Stange, Christina Greenway and Kevin Franco. They are excited to share what they’ve learned and learn what others are sharing while in San Francisco for this exciting event.
August 2, 2011
Francomedia Client Wins Gold Empixx
Enthrill Entertainment has been awarded the Gold Empixx in two categories (Arts & Entertainment and Interactive) by the American Pixel Academy. The Gold awards were for the transmedia thriller One Child, which was produced by Francomedia.
Here are the judges comments: “Innovative use of new media. We’re on the edge of so many things that will change how we consume media. This is one of them.”
May 27, 2011
Francomedia Client Named Finalist!
Enthrill Entertainment, and Francomedia boss’s alter-ego company has been named a finalist for Best in Cross-Platform Content at the Alberta Digital Awards. A pretty distinguished list of finalists, too! Corus Entertainment, SnowSeekers, Conceptual Films and Entertainment Arts (EA)/ Bioware.
Cross your fingers!
January 12, 2011
Francomedia Has A New Home!
Please note that our new world headquarters is located at exactly #102, 1215 - 13th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3J4. Our phone number remains the same, as do our rates …in case you were wondering.
January 11, 2011
Francomedia Move Day!!!
Today is the day - Francomedia is moving into the new office today! Although we may be without phones for a while, we will have the main number forwarded to a cell number and will help you as best we can while we are operating out of boxes… but, this should be nothing new as we’ve always been ‘out of the box’!
January 6, 2011
Francomedia will be moving into their new offices on Tuesday, January 11th - phones will be down, no internets, chaos amongst staffers as focus will be on pizza and beer rather than the tasks at hand. … just sayin’…
January 6, 2011
Beware of crank calls from opportunistic competitors while Francomedia is moving into their new offices on Tuesday, January 11th!
It’s true, we’re moving offices to better serve ourselves as we serve you. And, while this type of thing is common in the business world, we are movers and shakers, but not literally. We’ll try to keep the disruption to a minimum, promise.
As far as we can tell, phones will be down for most of the day, but we will have them forwarded to our cells and although we are without a LAN line, we have cellular internet should you have any emergencies that require attention.
And, although there may be pizza and beer involved, we will be concentrating on getting things organized to serve you even better starting on the 12th!
We thank you in advance for your patience while we move into our brand new 110 year old office.
December 23, 2010
Francomedia Announced as Winner of Platinum Ava Award!
Francomedia was awarded a Platinum Ava award for the Transmedia Experience built around the thriller novel ‘One Child’ for client, Enthrill Entertainment. This year, the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) handed out platinum Ava’s to some very notable companies including NASA, IBM, Lockheed Martin Aero and the U.S. Marine Corps - Francomedia is proud to be included in such a fine list of winners.
December 14, 2010
Play our Holiday Video Game
November 19, 2010
Francomedia Celebrates 7 Years!
It’s true, it was 7 years ago that Francomedia opened it’s doors for business. We have done some amazing work and have accomplished a lot - but, none of this could have happened with out the support of great customers working with our very talented staff - thank you, thank you, thank you.
October 25, 2010
Canadian Sport Centre Site Live!
Francomdedia launched the Canadian Sport Centre web site today - this site will serve Canada’s Olympic athletes with lot’s of useful information. Not all of our ideas were put into action, for instance we wanted to add a page on how to polish your gold medal as well as how to deal with being completely awesome - these didn’t make it onto the site. Canadians are too modest. Kidding aside, it was an honor to work with the Canadian Sport Centre in developing this site. You can check it out here: Canadian Sport Centre
September 29, 2010
Kevin Franco to speak at Internet Archive
Francomedia boss, Kevin Franco, has been invited to speak at the Books in Browsers conference at the Internet Archive in San Francisco on October 21-22. The innovative web based transmedia reading model that Francomedia developed for Enthrill Entertainment has created international interest. Kevin plans on sharing some best practices and insights into this new digital reading experience.
July 27, 2010
Francomedia launches most creative, innovative project to date!
Francomedia launched an innovative interactive project for best-selling author Jeff Buick’s newest thriller called One Child. Francomedia developed a daily release platform online so that readers can read the book as it unfolds each day, in real time - check out the Enthrill eReader. This ground breaking project has garnered a lot of press for client, Enthrill Entertainment Inc.
May 3, 2010
Francomedia Announced as Winner of Platinum and Gold Hermes Awards!
Francomedia was awarded a Platinum Hermes award for the holiday video game it created for clients in 2009 called Mistletoe Command A Gold Hermes was awarded to Francomedia for their blog Tales From the Expedition.
April 23, 2010
Francomedia Announced as Winner of Gold FEXY Award!
The American Pixel Academy announced today that Francomedia won the Gold FEXY Award in the category of Online Games with FX. The game, Mistletoe Command, that Francomedia developed for clients this past x-mas earned much praise from clients and now the graphics community. Yipee!
February 19, 2010
Francomedia Announced as Winner at Alberta Business Awards of Distinction!
Excellence in Alberta’s business community was celebrated as the winners of the 19th annual Alberta Business Awards of Distinction were announced at a gala in Edmonton on February 19, 2010.
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce announced Francomedia.com as winner of the 2010 Marketing Award of Distinction. Read more information on the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction and how Francomedia.com won their prestigious marketing award.
January 22, 2010
A Letter from the Office of the Mayor of Calgary
Dear Francomedia.com Management and Staff,
I am writing to you to congratulate you on your company’s recent nomination for Marketing Award of Distinction to be presented by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce during the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction on February 19, 2010.
Although I will not be able to attend the event I would like to wish you continued success in your endeavors.
Congratulations once again.
Dave Bronconnier, Mayor
This was a nice surprise in the mail!
December 21, 2009
Francomedia Announced as Finalist in Prestigious Award
The Alberta Chamber of Commerce announces that Francomedia.com is one of four finalists for the 2010 Marketing Award of Distinction and the Premier’s Award of Distinction. More to come!
December 17, 2009
Francomedia Launches Holiday Video Game!
The entire Francomedia team worked hard over the last month developing and designing a holiday game for friends and fishing buddies. The game is called Mistletoe Command (a nod to the 80’s both in name and in style) and can be played online here: Mistletoe Command
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