2013: ZSL/Google Global Impact Challenge
Alasdair provided consultancy for The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) ‘digital eyes and ears for wildlife protection’ an project that will use next generation camera traps, equipped with automated sensors, to better protect threatened wildlife. Sensors will be able to instantaneously transmit alerts of gunfire, vehicle movement and human presence. Al can be seen talking about the project in this video (add link) that won the audience vote providing £500,000 of support for ZSL from Google.
2012: PR Ideas 2012
To raise awareness of penguin conservation the Handshake superimposed a penguin onto the famous Ghekin building in London, the image quickly went viral and was featured in the book PR Ideas 2012: http://prmoment.com/1429/pr-ideas-of-the-year-2012-book.aspx#.UcP_pnapHmE.twitter
2010: Digital Heroes
The Handshake’s Directors (Alasdair Davies and Laurence Hall) have been nominated to receive a Digital Hero award 2010, sponsored by Talk Talk and the Daily Mirror. The award is presented to outstanding individuals, working within UK community groups or charities, who are using the power of digital technology to implement bright ideas which bring about positive social change.
2009: Digital Campaign of the Week:
Handshake created a virtual tour for Chase Hospice Care for Children, a judge noted “… a clever tool produced to high standards and with beneficiaries’ needs at its core”.
2008: Website of the Year
Awarded to the original site for the Great Primate Handshake, the award was presented by the Ceredigion Business Awards for outstanding design through an innovative approach.
2008: Nesta Insight Out
Handshake Production Directors Alasdair and Laurence took part in Insight Out an enterprise training programme for talented individuals who are setting up creative business.
2007: Ffresh Pitch to Win
Alasdair and Laurence pitched the idea of The Great Primate Handshake, an original multi-platform project to raise awareness of primate sanctuaries and conservation programmes through the production of media, for the first time to a pack out audience at the Ffresh Moving Image Festival. From an initial shortlist of 20, the Handshake duo emerged victorious.