Announcing the winner of our BBM4ALL Video Contest!

By Kevin Michaluk on 2 Dec 2013 10:55 am
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The results of our BBM4ALL Video Contest are in! After watching all of the awesome BBM4ALL video submissions we have picked a grand prize winner!

The passion of the CrackBerry and Mobile Nations communities never ceases to amaze me. There were some very creative entries from the Android Central, CrackBerry and iMore communities showing off plenty of BBM love. We saw a wide range of ideas in the videos and it definitely made for a tough time in picking a winner. We narrowed the field down to our top picks and ultimately chose the one that we think was best. The winning video shows off a great idea, high production and could totally stand up as an actual TV ad for BBM. 

So with that, the grand prize winner is ... 

Ryan Lee

Here is Ryan's video:

We just love this video. It strays a bit from the norm and takes on a the idea of the importance of pins -- something that any BBM user will understand. The ad is extremely well done and really shows the passion for BBM while getting the cross-platform message across. 

So we applaud you Ryan for your outstanding effort! We'll be reaching out with details on how to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone else that entered! We know it takes a lot when it comes to video contests but we do appreciate all your hard work.

Topics: BBM Contests

Kevin Michaluk Kevin Michaluk "Founder, Editor in Chief " 3922 (articles) 3291 (forum posts)
158 comments

loyalIND

Also, amazing video. I really like it!

Channel for BlackBerry users in India :- C004A271F

IJKBB10

Very nicely done. Definitely has a good foundation to be improved on professionally :)

st3vK

Yes ! I think CrackBerry can create a YouTube playlist with the other videos :)

justinian2220

Well done Video! Maybe the fans should do the commercials from now on and award them for the hard work instead of paying studios to do a terrible job!

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LopeZ10

Wow incredible this ad called more my attention than the one of the super bowl

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BB Super Junior

Correct. This was literally better than the super bowl ad.

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thatplaybookguy

this was better than the actual Super Bowl itself.

HerrlesMarket

Well Done! simple, yet very effective! Congratulations

Ben1232

Congrats

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kimoi

Wow, how professional this looks. Amazing, good job! Well deserved winner.

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danielrivers

Nice advert!! Would be great so see some of the 'favorites' and not let them get lost forever! Never know one of the ones that didn't win could end up going viral. you just never know!

XDrew42

Yes. Show us more?!

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njrPTA9273

Totally agree. Also agree on holding more fan contests to build up the brand. The more participation the better

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willowbeast

Great job, and well deserved!

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kpbutton

Very well done. Congrats!

Siya10

Good one

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whofrank

apple inspired twee if you ask me

not a poem

alan510

Nicely done. Too bad I am so useless at making videos. I have no idea how this was put together. Pinning the map, displaying the devices are really good animations. Would love to be able to do something even half as good as this.

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justinian2220

I know right! Would love to know how they put it together

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nalin909

Nice :)

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jordandrews90

Good video, I actually love the use of everyday "pins" (clothes pins, safety pins etc.) to represent BBM Pins :)

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njrPTA9273

10.2

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blu4

+10000000000

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Camelhmpz

Awesome Vid, Congrats!

III 4U2NV III

Awesome video, congrats!

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justinian2220

Can we see the top ten videos submitted.?!

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percy franklin 360

Congrats Ryan,very nice video.

From my awesome Z30

aatali_2001

Fantastic Ryan' very well done. Good idea to show bbm with pin, really Appreciated your efforts

Phone history - Nokia 8310>. O2 XDA II > Sony Ericsson W610i > BB curve 8520> BB curve 9380> BlackBerry Z10

canuckvoip

Very well done! Congrats and thank you!

Mstylesberry

Very nice, I posting it right away ;)

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tinochiko

Congratulations, could you please post some of the other entries? Would love to see them too :)

Kind Regards, Tino Chiko C0008DDD1 TechCraze!

sirk25

WOW!!! Incredible video, and worthy of a TV ad forsure. Has BlackBerry seen this?

Kevin, are we going to get to see some of the runners up or other videos maybe?

JuiciPatties

Agreed. I would like to see the runner-ups and also any honorable mentions. Post 'em up. Let us be the unofficial judges and let us criticize the judges. I'll go after the Russian judge. :) Actually, maybe not. They are usually the powerful ones.

martinjdub

Killer, well deserved.

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93Aero

Nicely done really like the BBM icons on the map.
I'd love to see the others, maybe a thread could be made with links to the other entries videos.

nerdydaddyo

Runner ups?

I used my Z10 to create this CrackBerry madness!

HotFix

BlackBerry should take this commercial and start airing it on TV. It is hard to believe that was a fan made commercial.

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bbdodgersdude

I was saying not a other YouTube ad then I said oh wait this is the video. Great stuff!

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IFytFyrs

+1 this! Very well done Ryan!

jas1978

Haha! Yeah, me too!

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5parkey

Great work, enjoyed it , now enjoy your prize Ryan :)

parthokarki

Applause!!

Congratulations ryan lee.
Keep making more BlackBerry videos.

And thanjs for the great creation.

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canuckbear

J.C. Why don't we see these kind of ads coming out from blackberry?

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nerdydaddyo

Well done. Amazing video. Must be a film student.

I used my Z10 to create this CrackBerry madness!

jic999

Well done but a Bold 9900 ??

DueNorthBB

Yeah, they should have used a Q10. Otherwise awesome video.

iamrauu

+1 concept was great but damn.. bb10 phone is must.

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GaJetski

Great video but you should have narrowed it down to 4 and let the readers vote for the winner.

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Quattro2

I agree to let the members choose from a list of maybe the top three or four.. This ad was great, who knows what the others were like? Again it wasn't a pair of movie tickets being given away here, I'd like to see much more transparency in these contests when there is a substantial prize.

Posted from my awesome Z30 :-D

BB10user07

Good Vedio...with some professional editing it could be awesome.

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spantch101

Nice job! Well deserved. Wish I was better at editing video. I would have participated as well

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DC_Mtl

Exceptional effort! Congrats Ryan on a well-deserved win.

the_igg

She forgot to include that it was available on BlackBerry World too!!! :(

wcgarette

Excellent work, very creative and polished.

jonessammy

Wow amazing that's for sure

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nerdydaddyo

I thought the same thing about a CB community vote. I have entered at least 10 or more contests on here throughout the year and haven't won a single one, but a glimpse at the elimination process would be nice. This allows people who invested time in creating a submission some explanation. Otherwise it feels rigged.

I used my Z10 to create this CrackBerry madness!

wincyUt

Maybe you should show us what you got and see if we will agree with you

njrPTA9273

Wow! Excellent job!! That's mainstream TV quality.

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TheStoryUp

Very professional, not what I was expecting to see. It really doesn't show any of the app play, but I guess it to entice user to look into it themselves. This is how most commercials are made today though, they don't really show off the product much. Reminds me of many ps4/xbox1 commercials. Not 1 second of actual gameplay, it's all just a big movie trailer.

Anyway this type of commercial might work for BBM because people can easily download the application and see for themselves. I don't think type of commercial will work for BB10, because in many places I've heard they don't even have any BB10 devices on display at the store for people to try. They need to show off the gameplay/features of BB10 not some fancy movie that shows you nothing.

wincyUt

Isn't this a "BBM4ALL" video? The video was not explicitly intended for BB10 commercial. The guy simply nailed it IMHO.

JJStripes

That's terrific. Great work Ryan!

Jerky223

This should be on TV. Wow, that all I have to say, Wow. Great job Ryan!

R1cowl

Great job!!!! A+++++

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Paintedeyes

i totally tried adding that barcode to my bbm haha. great video!

TyroneG7

I love how even this only says get it on app store or Google play hahaha. Anyways great job

Check out my "Crackberry unleashed channel" where I talk about controversial topics and other CB members (Good and Bad!) bbmc:C00360562

Anik91

The prick forgot BlackBerry World logo at the end!

BlackBerry Z10, CB10.

buccaneer54

So why would you call him a "prick"? Are you a sore "loser"? I say great job and we should all pass it on to our other BBM users to spread it on.

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Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes

Thou fool. Every BlackBerry comes with BBM on it

jamiepage1000

Well done. Congrats. It should be on TV

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ESCON

yay now bring it on air (or push it hard on youtube)

westcoastjay

awesome video, I wish he had used a Q10 instead of a 9900 though

bidagreat1

Blackberry should just send him any phone of his choice for this ad. Send Ryan a new P'9982! Lol

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DayGloZ10

Really nice video. Ryan Lee should be hired as BBM Marketing Vice! Can't wait to see what he'll come up with next! Any tips?

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keypad

Excellent job.

Welldone Ryan and congratulations.

freeyo

Congrats! Great video.

aloomis76

WOW!! That WAS an amazing video/commercial/ad!! Well done! Kudos!

WolfbaineUK

It has to be said that this 'advert' is both entertaining and informative. Well deserving of being the winning video.

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Sasee

Excellent work!!!. Blackberry should use this (may be with some tweaks)
Would Like to hear from Ryan.
Kevin, why don't you interview him and post that to all of us?
Just a few questions like, how much time he spent, how did he produced the video (just a brief answer), if he did it alone, or as a team? if he is a pro in this field or just a hobby, etc...
thanks for listening :)

DJ Reyes

Pretty slick video. Awesomely done. Congrats, Ryan!

TrueKulcha

That's so cool man. Congratulations

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bidagreat1

This simple ad is better than most of the commercials I've seen for BlackBerry in a long time. Actually I'm not going to use the word simple. This spectacular ad is the best I've seen in a long time for BlackBerry. This ad should get more attention than just YouTube.. Congratulations to you, this is a well deserved victory.

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3_M4N

Great video! If I were posting to Channels right now, I'd totally give it a thumbs up!

Posted while peeking and flowing on my incredible BBQ10!

coffee-turtle

Awesome work Ryan!
Will we see the other entries as well?
I'll watch 'em all! :-)

boujwalii

It's true I would!

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sandman10

Outstanding. Well done, Ryan

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tatail

Now that is pure art..
Well done.

RiceBerry89

This is good

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Jubei Raziel

Clearly not done for a phone. Nice way to expose your marketing ability;)

clickitykeys

Magnificent!! Congratulations on a piece well done!

Verizon Q10SQN100-2 on 10.2.1.1055

Mr Gill

Wow, that was solid, made mine look like a piece of junk that's for sure.

07thking

Great job, congrats!

Photos captured using BlackBerry devices - C00016D81

xBURK

We need more of this. The talent is out there Mr. Chen.

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Mel25

Yep

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tommyviper

Excellent work, put it on TV.

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Arny cua

I suggest the winner should be part of the marketing team hehehe

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pantonysr

I LOVE FUNNY OR INTERESTING COMMERCIALS WAY BETTER THAN TV SHOWS. LOVE THIS ONE AND I'D LIKE TO SEE MORE. CAN WE SEE RUNNERS UP? WHY DON'T THESE TALENTED PEOPLE DO MORE COMMEFCIALS FOR 1,000 INNOVATION COMPANIES IN WATERLOO AND SO ON?

Vector-SS

This video was absolutely fantastic, wow. CrackBerry I truly believe that at least the top 5 or even 10 submissions should be shown as well.

I'm sure they put a lot of work in them and they'd probably like to see them aired. Also, why can't we fans vote?

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G-bone

Congratulations!

#IchooseBlackBerry10

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boujwalii

This add is fabulous.....good job ryan...good job.......!

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AndiS1983

Congratulations! Very professionell.

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Douken

Wow, that's really good :))))

You are now in my Bingo Book

edu3110

Congrats to Ryan Lee!

Post via my AWESOME Q10! BBM Channel: C12140D

Double_De

This is a very nice advertisement well done

BlackBerry z10 os 10.2.1

rdouble

This was so good that I initially thought it was one of those YouTube commercials that come on before your video. Then it dawned on me, oh snap this is the actual video. Nicely done! Congratulations.

FirstBerry101

Oh. That was good

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Oscar_E

Very original, the pins concept wow, simply perfect !

martinjdub

Hits all the marks, well done

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SapphireEcstasy

It was nice, but imo it was too vague...

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wincyUt

Very nice video. Hope BlackBerry will feature this video.

bluetroll

I love it. Well deserved win.

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3hb78ftg

BlackBerry...give this person a job in your marketing department.

BlackBerry Z...My weapon of choice.

mnc76

Wow! I was expecting some crap on a cell phone video cam! This is so professional!

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Aphirath

OK BlackBerry. Hire this person to do your marketing. This is how you give BlackBerry phones a personal touch.

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bacon_35

Congratulations! Very impressive!

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Andy321

Great video! Props to the author.

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MrMousey

very well done video

axllebeer

Awesome! Very professional and we'll done. :)

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lalingo

YAY!!! Very impressive!! Congrats!

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kwaku Adofo

Wow soo perfect congrats.....reopen this contest plz..

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collyj

Awesome video. This needs to be on TV asap

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Pmungus

That was such a great video - I'm impressed! Just to repeat what's already been said: if this is the standard from some of the BlackBerry fans, perhaps they should be enlisted to contract for the marketing team! Excellent work, a well deserved win.

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Notcho

I really liked the video. but didn't tell about the product it was more reassuring then knowledgeable. Still awesome though

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doubtazul

GOTTA LUV PINS!!! Safety pins, bobby pins, push pins, BBM PINS! Essential commodities.

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zdn1042

Congrats, Ryan! Awesome video!!

FOR RIM

REALLY AN AWESOME VIDEO

nelsonMonteiro

I can see why this vid won!! It's gorgeous!! Great Work!!!

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Mel25

Great job Ryan

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Patrick Pierobon

Can't remember who posted this as it was way up there but, "PUT IT ON TV!!!|

jojo beaconsfield

Good stuff,but where are the comparisons to other chat apps? I thought that was part of the contest rules.Oh well,congrats!

Pilot Prop

Clean, simple, pleasant to watch. I really liked this one. Keep up the good work!

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Brandon Orr

Amazing video, looks better than anything Blackberry Marketing puts out. This is a serious comment.

canuckbear

EXCELLENT WORK !!! I'd be very interested to know the tools that were used to produce it. Well done!!!

extisis

Ohhh.. so you had to make a commercial for BlackBerry. Gotcha.

Great marketing department they got there, smh.

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cellphonejunkey

Congrats Ryan job well done, love how you made bbm personal!

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Anilu7

Good concept! It attracts attention by the use of the pins - something BB users would know about. Great promo about sharing to your non-BB friends. Thumbs up! :yes:

Denny K

Excellent!!

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mf1982

What a great video!

Congrats to the winner! It's well deserved!

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EsJayDee

Really nice.

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BBVegasGirl80

Very cute video. I can see why this won. Congrats to the winner. :-)

tracyleek

Congratulations on such a creative and totally professional looking video!!

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afinz

Wow

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MartyRC

Congrats!

That video is really well done!
This should be the new commercial for BBM!

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Aboo Bucker

Dude any one help me my Z10 getting frequently switch off.. when the batter is more than 80% please any one help me

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