When our clients write to us and say nice things about our work, it's better than any industry award we could ever get.
Given that it was "bad news" that we had to convey, I must say that the overwhelming response from employees has been very positive. I have heard many times over how much our people appreciated the clarity and forthrightness with which the message was conveyed and that, needless to say, reflects on you. I look forward to working with you whenever we have important news to communicate. I just can't imagine a better working relationship.
Your professionalism, terrific project management skills, attention to detail and-let's not forget those organizational skills-once again helped us through another hectic year here. A job well done-again.
We just got back the first printing of the base materials for regular members. With so many individual products in the works, it has been hard to be patient and keep focused on the end result. Now, with the entire portfolio for regular members complete, success is obvious. I am hearing good things, most notably from our CEO. I hope you will take a minute from your work on the last items to pat yourselves on the back.
We very much appreciate all the hard work and diligence you and your staff put into this project, as well as the projects we have worked on together in the past. We hope to continue this most successful relationship and look forward to working with you on future projects.
I always admired your creativity, and knew that this talent would be a particularly good fit for an entertainment company, such as ours. What was also made abundantly clear during the months we worked together was the depth of your benefits knowledge, your ability to meet deadlines (and keep US to deadlines), your good humor under often difficult circumstances and your persistence in digging out details and presenting the material with clarity and humor.
You really upped the standard for benefits communications. Besides your creativity and technical expertise, you and your team were always accessible, adjustable, attentive, on time, professional, reassuring, sympathetic and just a downright pleasure to work with. It isn't often that one meets someone whose right side of the brain is as high-level as the left!
Thank you for your support and hard work. Through our long-lasting relationship, you have taken the time to understand our employees and programs. This has helped to provide quality and timely benefits communications. Your professionalism is second to none.
I would like to thank you for all of the hard work your team has put in the Benefits communications campaign over the past two years. You have given credibility to the Benefits function here, and have helped make the promotion of our programs and plans very smooth. Even when we didn't have "great news" to communicate, such as increased health care premiums and higher deductibles-you came through with words that found some way to make it a lot less painful than it really was.
Never mind the Emmys, Oscars and Tonys. We create communication campaigns that win awards for our clients. Here's a sampling.
|Award||Year Won||Client Campaign|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2011||Realogy Corporation – iThrive on Wellness 2010 Newsletters|
|The Apex Awards—Award of Excellence||2011||J. Deutsch Associates – International Student Protection for Sibson Communications|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2010||2010 Alkermes Wellness Incentive Plan Campaign Brochures (Print/Design category)|
|The Apex Awards—Award of Excellence||2010||4th District IBEW Health Fund Website (Most Improved Web & Intranet Sites category)|
|The Apex Awards—Award of Excellence||2010||ITT – Electronic Systems/EDO Benefits Integration (Employee & Benefit Communications category)|
|The Apex Awards—Award of Excellence||2010||Coachella Valley Water District (Most Improved Brochures, Manuals & Reports category)|
|The Apex Awards—APEX Grand Award||2009||The New England Carpenters—Wellness Brochure (Campaigns, Programs & Plans category|
|The Apex Awards—Award of Excellence||2009||Dana-Farber—Vote Benefits '09 Open Enrollment (Employee & Benefit Materials category)|
|The Apex Awards—Award of Excellence||2009||Painters & Allied Trades DC No. 35—2008 SPD Project - Benefits Campaign (Design & Layout category)|
|The Apex Awards—Award of Excellence||2009||Alltel—Interactive Benefits Web site (Web Sites category)|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2009||The New England Carpenters—Wellness Brochure|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2009||Inter-Local Pension Fund of the GCC/IBT—Pension Fund Brochure|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2009||Alkermes—Open Enrollment 2009|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2009||The National Shopmen Pension Fund—Z-Card|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2009||Painters & Allied Trades DC No. 35—2008 SPD Project - Benefits Campaign|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2009||Painters & Allied Trades DC No. 35—2008 SPD Project - Overall Design|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2009||Dana-Farber—Vote Benefits '09 - Benefits Campaign|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2009||Dana-Farber—Vote Benefits '09 - Overall Design|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2009||Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters—Benefit Communications Campaign|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2009||Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters—Overall Design|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2009||L-3 Communications—Vote Good Health - Benefits Campaign|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2009||L-3 Communications—Vote Good Health - Overall Design|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2009||Alltel—Interactive Benefits Web site|
|Hermes Creative Award—Platinum||2008||Eisai, Inc.—"Talent Matters" Communications Campaign|
|Hermes Creative Award—Gold||2008||Eisai, Inc.—"Talent Matters" Publication/Brochure|
|MarCom Creative Award—Gold||2007||International Union of Operating Engineers Local 14-14B—Benefits Communications Kit|
|APEX Award of Excellence||2007||L-3 Communications—"Your Personal Plans"|
|APEX Award of Excellence||2007||Time Warner—2007 Benefit Enrollment Campaign|
|The Communicator Awards—Honorable Mention||2007||International Union of Operating Engineers Local 14-14B—Benefits Communications Kit|
|The Communicator Awards—Honorable Mention||2007||White Plains Hospital—Retirement Benefits Campaign|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2007||Time Warner Cable—2007 Benefits Enrollment Kit|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2007||L-3 Communications—"Your Personal Plans"|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2007||Time Warner—"2007 Benefit Planner" and "Got the Blues" Postcard Campaign|
|MarCom Creative Award—Honorable Mention||2006||Inter-Local Pension Fund of the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters—Pension Fund Communications Campaign - "Ensuring Retirement Security for Tomorrow"|
|MarCom Creative Award—Platinum||2006||Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS)—Retirement Benefits Campaign|
|MarCom Creative Award—Gold||2006||IATSE National Benefit Funds—"Behind the Scenes" Newsletter|
|APEX Award of Excellence||2006||Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS)—Retirement Benefits Campaign|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Distinction||2006||Time Warner—"2006 Benefit Planner"|
|The Communicator Awards—Award of Excellence||2006||Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System—Health Options Program (PSERS HOP 2006 Open Enrollment Campaign)|
|NY/IABC ACE Award of Excellence||2005||BNP Paribas—2005 Annual Enrollment Kit|
|Dalton Pen Communications Award||2005||The Scotts Company—Jump Start Wellness Campaign|
|National Association of Government Communicators Blue Pencil/ Gold Screen Award||2004||Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board—Thrift Savings Plan Video for the Uniformed Services|
|Dalton Pen Communications Award of Excellence||2004||Time Warner—401(k) Marketing Campaign|
|The Communicator Excellence for Design Award||2004||Harcourt Assessment Company—Employee Awards Program|
|The Communicator Excellence for Design Award||2004||Time Warner—401(k) Marketing Campaign|
|Pension & Investment Age Eddy Award||2003||Time Warner—401(k) Marketing Communications|
|Dalton Pen Communications Award of Merit||2003||32BJ Benefit Funds—Preferred Provider Organization Rollout Communication|
|Dalton Pen Communications Award of Excellence||2002||Reed Elsevier—Retirement Program Campaign|
|NY/IABC Award of Communication Excellence||2002||Reed Elsevier—Retirement Program Campaign|