Modified wood manufacturer Kebony’s North American marketing team received three separate Telly Awards for 2020, according to Kebony US marketing director Ben Roberts.

All three Tellys, selected from a global base of 13,000+ entrants, were given to Kebony for its Design vs. Build web video series in the following categories:

Gold for Online Series: 
Documentary –

Gold for Branded Content: Video/Cinemetography –

Silver for Online Series: 
Non-Scripted –

“It’s such an honor to win in these categories against other incredible digital series and online videos,” said Roberts, who serves as the host of the series. “Our goal for Design vs. Build has been to create something of value for the A&D community, and I think the Telly Awards validates all of our hard work.”

The Telly Awards, now in its 41st year, is a video and television award competition that honors some of the biggest brands across the world. For example, this year Kebony beat out Bloomberg Media, BBC, and Condé Nast in the Documentary category. The submissions are judged by well-known and respected industry executives and creatives.

The Kebony team behind the creation and development of Design vs. Build include Roberts, who acted as host and producer; James Burniston, director of photography; and Kristian Alveo, graphic designer and photographer.

The second episode of Design vs. Build, which tells the story of The Harland West Hollywood, is now streaming on and YouTube.

About Kebony
Kebony is a high quality, sustainable wood that doesn’t require any maintenance besides basic cleaning. Kebony has proven qualities for a wide range of areas, and is often the preferred material for patios and exterior cladding. The Kebony Technology® is a patented and environmentally friendly wood treatment process originally developed in Norway. This process uses a bio-based fluid to improve the qualities and characteristics of the wood. The cell structure is permanently altered, providing the wood with the abilities and deep tan resembling tropical hardwood.

The company’s global headquarters is based in Oslo, Norway, with its production facility in Skien, South of Oslo. The Kebony USA team is located in St. Clair, Michigan, with local representation both on the East and West Coasts. Kebony has received numerous awards for its environmentally friendly technology and innovation, including its naming as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and a Global Cleantech 100 company. Kebony has been embraced by leading architects, designers and developers, which are served through a global sales and distribution network.



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