The StudioDaily 50 honors the most influential creatives and technologists whose leadership breaks new ground in media and entertainment, and Athens-based voiceover talent Kelley Buttrick was selected based on her work with colleague Zak Miller on her trailblazing KB4Jeep marketing campaign.
It’s our honor to recognize Kelley Buttrick and Zak Miller for their invaluable technical and creative contributions to the media industry,” said Bryant Frazer, editor of StudioDaily.
Buttrick and Miller are the first voiceover talents to be honored as part of the StudioDaily50, and Miller achieved a heartbreaking StudioDaily 50 first in that he is the first person to win the award posthumously after he passed away on Aug. 22, 2017.
The two also won four Telly Awards, again, not for VO but for the creative content they created for KB4Jeep.
“KB4Jeep would not have happened without Zak, and I miss his guidance and friendship every day,” Buttrick said. “He would have been thrilled to know his name was announced at NAB in front of thousands of our clients and colleagues.”
While Buttrick and Miller are both nationally-recognized voiceover talents, it was their content creation on the groundbreaking KB4Jeep campaign that earned them the StudioDaily50 distinction. For KB4Jeep’s Jeep Hair We Care video series, Buttrick wrote the scripts and conducted the interviews, and Miller handled the sound design, produced the videos and achieved the impossible getting clean audio from interviews recorded at 50 mph in an open-top Jeep Wrangler.
“Jeep Hair We Care’s purpose was to bring attention to local and national charities,” Buttrick said. “I was told getting usable sound from a topless Jeep Wrangler at 50 mph would never happen, but Zak’s skills and creative problem solving made the impossible possible.”
Miller even stepped out his Florida audio studio to join Buttrick on camera in Georgia for one of the Jeep Hair We Care videos to talk about water clean- up efforts. Here is a link: http://www.kbvoiceovers.com/site/jeep-hair-we-care-balance-for-earth/
The StudioDaily 50 awards were announced at the recent National Association of Broadcasters event in Las Vegas, NV.