Filming On Prince Edward Island

The wild beauty of Prince Edward Island on Canada’s East Coast has been the backdrop for our latest international filming assignment.

This was the first stop in a contract that covers five different continents as we travel the world to meet the winners of the 2018 World Veterinary Association Animal Welfare Awards.

Prince Edward Island

The island is home to a highly respected vet school and, although we can’t reveal the North American winner until after the Awards ceremony on May 4, it’s safe to say that this person has gone above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to building the profile of animal welfare.

Following the successful WVA Animal Welfare Award 2017, the World Veterinary Association and Ceva Sante Animale decided to launch the 2nd WVA Animal Welfare Award.

The aim of the WVA Animal Welfare Awards is to recognize and reward veterinarians who contribute to the protection and welfare of animals in their daily lives and provide outstanding and exemplary welfare-related services to animals, animal owners, fellow veterinarians, and the public.

The Global Animal Welfare Awards 2018 will be presented to one selected veterinarian from each of the six WVA regions (North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, North Africa/Middle East, and Asia/Oceania).

The WVA Animal Welfare Awards Ceremony will take place in Barcelona, Spain from May 5 to 8, 2018 during the 34th World Veterinary Congress, where the winners will be invited to receive a monetary prize of 5.000 Euros

Rapid Reaction Impresses Award Winners And Sponsors

Reaction has continued to flood in from our rapid turnaround of interviews recorded imediately after the ceremony for the 2018 Ceva UK Animal Welfare Awards.

The number of hits on social media was dramatically increased by our swift response with many winners and sponsors very keen to share their success in the aftermath of receiving their award.

Good Call Media Co-owner, Nik Wood, who coordinated the interviews and editing said:”When better to encourage people to share their Tweets, Facebook posts and Linked In entries than when they arte basking in the success of winning an award.
“By working through the night we were able to offer links to the videos to the winners and sponsors within minutes of the interviews being recorded so this resulted in a big hike in hits compared to events when content is sometimes edited days and even weeks after it is recorded.”

Feedback from those involved was unanimously appreciative with many saying they were proud to be able to share their success with their friends and families but also colleagues and marketing teams to get maximum exposure.

The awards were hosted by TV presenter and animal lover, Matt Baker, and renowned retired veterinary surgeon, Chris Laurence MBE FRCVS, who puts his name to the Vet of the Year Award. They recognise the achievements of remarkable people from the farming, veterinary and charity industries, who go beyond the call of duty to better the lives of animals around the world including veterinary and charity professionals, researchers and volunteers.
Speaking at the ceremony, chair of the judging panel, Chris Laurence, said: ““The quality of nominations for this year’s awards surpassed any we’ve had before, and the people and organisations nominated are well deserved winners. It is especially pleasing to see people from different organisations coming together in the name of animal welfare to work together and to provide leadership. Not only do the winners deserve our thanks and praise but all those nominated should be really proud of what they do for the welfare of animals that can’t speak for themselves.”

You can see the latest You Tube videos that were posted for the following categories by simply clicking on the titles:

Welfare Nurse of the Year Award in association with Agria Pet Insurance
Adina Valentine, Blue Cross Animal Hospital in Grimsby
Charitable Contribution of the Year supported by Blue Cross
Helen Whiteside, Canine Research Associate at Guide Dogs

Farm Animal Welfare Award supported by R.A.B.I. and NADIS
The University of Nottingham Dairy Herd Health Group

Filming Moves To Brazil

The São Paulo region of Brazil is the location for the latest round of filming for this year’s Global Animal Welfare Awards.

Good Call Media’s cameras have been circumnavigating the globe to interview the winners, from five different continents.

The northern São Paulo region is the location for our latest filming assignment

Fresh from filming on the east coast of Canada, we have flown to Brazil via Panama to meet the person from Latin America who has impressed the judges with their passion for animal welfare. The winner, from one of Sao Paolo’s highly resepcted universities, will travel to Barcelona, Spain to receive the award on May 4 at an event organised by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and sponsored by global veterinary health company, Ceva Sante Animale, who also sponsored there highly successful 2017 Awards in South Korea..

Good Call Media’s Nik Wood, will host the event and will introduce a video report highlighting the work of each winner before they come up on stage to receive their award.

Our travels to illustrate the animal welfare stories, is also taking us to West Africa, Europe and China.

Watch out for the winners videos once the Awards have been handed out on May 4.

Welfare Awards ‘Best Ever’

The 2018 UK Animal Welfare Awards, staged by our key client, global veterinary health company, Ceva Santé Animale, were declared the ‘best ever’ following the ceremony held in Birmingham, UK.

Figures from the veterinary, charity and animal health sector gathered at Birminghams’ city centre conference centre for the event and Good Call Media was on hand to record on the spot interviews with the winners.

We worked through the night to upload the interviews and all were ‘live’ on social media by the time people woke up the following morning and they were given links to the video files and You Tube postings so that they could share through their own social media outlets.

You can see some of the winners’ videos by clicking on these links:

Charity Team of the Year

Charitable Contribution of the Year

Vet of the Year

Watch out for further links to our videos later.


Good Call Media Interviews Soccer Legend

Good Call Media met a footballing legend for our latest assignment for Variety the Children’s Charity.

We can’t say too much about the reason for interviewing the former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper who went on to a successful TV career as a presenter and pundit but all will be revealed shortly.

Good Call Media’s Fiona Molloy interviewing soccer legend Bob Wilson

We caught up with Bob outside the famous home of Arsenal in North London and he couldn’t have been more helpful with our project.

As a player, Wilson is most noted for his 11-year playing career at Arsenal where he made over 300 appearances. Wilson as well featured as a youth and senior international for Scotland. After retiring as a player, he turned to coaching and broadcasting, presenting football programmes on television for 28 years until 2002. Wilson has also gone on to create a charity organization known as the Willow Foundation.

Our work with Variety now spans the UK. We are currently working on the Yorkshire Property Awards, a video that helps to kick off the prestigious black tie event which attracts over 1000 people from the region’s
property industry at a glittering event held in Harrogate’s Rudding Park Hotel & Spa.

Our work with Bob Wilson is connected with the London office of Variety and their own property lunch which will be held later this year.

Watch this space for further details on how Bob Wilson has helped our project.