NEW YORK – July 25, 2022 – AMC Networks Content Room and Canva, the global visual communications platform, today announced a new multi-faceted partnership focused on continued expansion the Walking Dead Universe. The collaboration will bring together one of television’s most loyal and passionate fanbases and the creative power of Canva to drive fan engagement with visual, shareable content across social media platforms.
The Designing Dead collaboration begins with a TWD x Canva collection of limited edition filters, frames and graphics that showcase the unique style of the Walking Dead Universe. The collection was announced yesterday via socials by talking death Host Chris Hardwick (https://www.instagram.com/p/CgZqOwOltqz/).
TWD x Canva Collection images: Canva.me/twd
Later this summer, as part of this partnership, AMC Networks’ Content Room and Canva will launch a TWD x Canva Designing Dead Fan Art Contest, starting in time for the premiere of TWDU’s new episodic anthology series on August 14th Tales of the Walking Dead. The contest allows fans to use the TWD x Canva Collection items to build their own fan art masterpieces to win a trip to the recently announced ones the Walking Dead Finals event in Los Angeles this November where winning fan art will be displayed.
TWD x Canva Designing Dead Fan Art Contest details: DesigningDeadwithCanva.com
Mike DiGiacomo, SVP of AMC Networks’ Content Room, said, “At Content Room, our goal is to build stories from the ground up with our advertising partners – with the promise of providing our fans with a unique, curated experience they can’t find anywhere else different. Well, when it comes to a following, it’s hard to find a more passionate one than that of the Walking Dead. When Canva joined the Content Room to create a one-of-a-kind art collection and fan art contest to celebrate the final season of this epic franchise, we couldn’t have been more excited. Thank you Canva for giving back to our dedicated fans in such a meaningful way.”
“From the very beginning, Canva’s mission has been to empower the world to design and help everyone unleash their creativity. This creativity reaches the next level when combined with the passion of the fans. We’re thrilled to partner with AMC Networks and inspire their fans to take the show’s iconic style and create their own the Walking Dead-Themed social templates and posters to celebrate the series finale,” said Jonathan Harley, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Canva.
About AMC Networks Inc.
AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically acclaimed content. Its brands include targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK and the latest addition to its targeted streaming portfolio, the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and IFC Films. AMC Studios, the company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind some of the biggest titles and brands known to a global audience, including The Walking Dead, Anne Rice’s Catalog and Agatha Christie’s Library. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.
About content space
Content Room is AMC Networks’ award-winning branded entertainment studio, working with advertising partners to build brand stories and create customized experiences across a growing range of digital, social and linear platforms. Content Room enables brands to take full advantage of the company’s premium programming, strong intellectual property, deep talent roster and filmmaking roots through a range of creative partnership opportunities – from premium branded content and integrations – to franchise and gaming expansions .
Content Room is also home to the award-winning digital content studio that produces dozens of original series annually and expands AMC Networks’ popular scripted programming for both fans and advertisers by leveraging the built-in massive series and talent fandoms.
Launched in 2013, Canva is a free online visual communication and collaboration platform with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design. With a simple drag-and-drop interface and a wide range of templates ranging from presentations, social media graphics, posters, clothing to videos, as well as a huge library of fonts, stock photography, illustrations, video footage and audio clips, anyone can take an idea and create something beautiful. Canva is available for desktop, web, iOS and Android. Please visit www.canva.com.