The Tiny Bully Team has some pretty sweet news — we’ve been named a winner in the 17th Annual Davey Awards announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

Even better news? We won not one, but two Gold Awards for the work we did on behalf of our brand partner, SAPJACK — an emerging brand out of Vermont that makes pure maple syrup.

Pretty sweet, right?

The awards recognize “Best Use of Animation/Illustration” and “Art Direction” for the website we launched in collaboration with the SAPJACK team last spring. We also won a Silver Award for “Best Homepage.”

We’d be glad to explain why we think the site was worthy of such awards, but it’s probably easier if you see it for yourself. Visit to see why.


“We couldn’t have asked for a better brand partner than SAPJACK,” said Geoff Cunningham, Partner and Creative Director at Tiny Bully. “They trusted the process and gave us the freedom to come up with a visual story that truly sets them apart. The testing proved it and this website brought it to life. We are just “sappy” to help challenger brands win.” 

With over 2,000 entries from across the U.S. and from around the world, the Davey Awards honors the finest creative work from the best small shops, firms, and companies worldwide.

The award competition is judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), which is
an invitation-only member-based organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

Current membership represents a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including Spotify, Majestyk, Big Spaceship, Nissan, Tinder, Conde Nast, Disney, Microsoft, GE Digital, JP Morgan, PGA Tour, Wired, and many others.

About The Davey Awards

The Davey Awards exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity, the finest small shops, firms, agencies, and companies worldwide.

David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock – the sort of thing tiny agencies like ours do each year.

The annual awards honor the achievements of the “Creative Davids”, who derive their strength from big ideas rather than big budgets.