Fortress Wins a Telly Award!

We’re Proud to Announce Our Award-Winning Commercial Production

It’s Our Turn

We’re proud to have won a Telly Award for our work on the production of SIU’s most recent commercial, “It’s Our Turn.” The commercial beautifully illustrates what Southern Illinois University can offer its students and inspires them to take the next step in their journey. Watch the video here:

The Telly Awards, founded in 1979, honor excellence in local and regional broadcast and video commercials across all screens. Each year, the Telly Awards receive 12,000 entries from all 50 states and from 5 continents. Our commercial, “It’s Our Turn” was one of just three top recipients of a Telly for regional TV produced for a school, college, or university.

Thank you to everyone on the production team who made this happen.

Taking Our Video Production Capabilities to the Next Level

For years, we have produced professional, creative, and inspiring videos for the brands we work with. As with everything we do, our team is constantly working to improve our production capabilities, and receiving a Telly Award is proof of that hard work. 

However, winning an award is not the only thing that we find pride in. Each time we produce a commercial, reel, or testimonial for a client, the real reward is their happiness and the positive impact that the video makes on their business.

Take a look at our production reel which showcases all of our video capabilities from animation to full-production commercials:

From Script to Screen, We Got You Covered

In addition to video production, Fortress also specializes in the placement of commercials on broadcast, cable, and OTT. From script to screen, Fortress has you covered.

If you have any questions about how video production can help build your brand and drive leads to your business, contact us.

Fortress Consulting and Buck Agency Announce Planned Merger

Chicago, IL
Release: April 28th, 2020. For Immediate Release

Fortress Consulting and Buck Agency have announced today the planned merger of their business operations. Fortress Consulting will acquire Buck Agency assets, people and customer relationships and the business will operate under the Fortress brand.

Fortress Consulting, founded in 2011, provides full-service agency capabilities including expertise in website and app development, digital marketing, creative, brand strategy, media buying and cybersecurity. In their near decade of business, Fortress has established long-standing client relationships and strategic partnerships with clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

“I felt an immediate connection to Buck Agency and their people and there was a perfect fit as far as entrepreneurial growth mindset, work ethic, and obsession with quality in all things digital and beyond. Buck’s people are their strength and we’re excited to integrate their team and ours after already working together on an agency level for the past 18 months” says Joel Mathew, CEO and founder of Fortress.

Heather Porter, founder and CEO of Buck Agency also commented “I’m extremely humbled to have this opportunity to merge Buck Agency with Fortress Consulting. From the moment we’ve started collaborating, there has been an alignment in vision, strategy and quality. It was honestly an obvious decision to combine forces. Together, I envision a strong and dynamic future.” Heather joins Fortress as Design Director and will operate out of Fortress’s Chicago headquarters.

More information about Fortress Consulting can be found on their company website:

Contact info:
Name: Tiffany Mullins
Organization: Fortress Consulting
Address: 935 W. Chestnut Street, Suite 470, Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: +1-312-988-0185



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