Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards Luncheon 2020

Luncheon

Feb. 28, 2020 | 11:30 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Grand Hyatt in New York City

It’s Time to Celebrate the Top Professionals in Employee Communications!

Join us on Feb. 28, 2020 for the Ragan’s Employee Communications Luncheon at the Grand Hyatt in NYC, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. where we will honor the employee communications professionals and the campaigns they crafted to put their organization on the map as one of the best employers in the industry.

You know you’ve made a difference by making the Ragan’s Employee Communications finalist list, now it’s time to be honored for it!

Keynoter:

Carla Johnson

Carla Johnson

Best-selling author

Presenters:

Ellen Gerstein

Ellen Gerstein

Director of digital content

Pfizer

Douglass Hatcher

Douglass Hatcher

Co-founder and president

communicate4IMPACT

Employee Communications Awards Finalists

Finalists:

  • Cruise Planners“Bringing CP World to Life”
  • IBM“IBM Costa Mesa office”
  • Sandia National Laboratories“Energy Hubs”
  • SMUD“HQ Renovation - Workplace 3.0”
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment“Amazing Workplaces”
  • Syracuse University“Cantor Warehouse Renovation”

Finalists:

  • Mahindra & Mahindra“Annual Report”
  • SMUD“2018 Annual Report”

Finalists:

  • Mastercard“Development Cards, Development Moves”
  • United States Postal Service“Heroes' Corner”

Finalists:

  • GoDaddy“Creating Benefest: The ‘Alternative’ Benefits Fair”
  • Leppink’s, Inc. with Acrisure Benefits Group“Health & Benefit Education”
  • NFL Player Benefits Office with Cloudberry Creative“A different kind of football receiver
  • NFL Player Benefits Office with Cloudberry Creative“Educating players about investing and their unique plans”

Finalists:

  • Mastercard“SoPros”
  • Seattle City Light“I Value”

Finalists:

  • Atos“DNA-Shifting North America to a Culture of Excellence”
  • Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP“Change Ninja Communications - DHG Assure Methodology”
  • GTE Financial“New Card Experience Island”
  • Hitachi Vantara“Hitcachi Vantara: On the Move”
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies“Go Boldly”
  • Sutter Health, Sutter Shared Services“Shared Services Integration”

Finalists:

  • Newell Brands“give@newell/CSR Program”
  • Talcott Resolution“Community Involvement”

Finalists:

  • Celanese with Unily“ONE Social Intranet Launch”
  • Kantar with Unily“The Source”
  • KFC“TeamKFC”

Finalists:

  • GoDaddy“Legitimizing the GoDaddy Digital Display Program”
  • Illumina“From Dated to Dynamic: Engaging Employees at Illumina Through Digital Signage”
  • Mastercard“Electronic Bulletin Boards”
  • Medical University of South Carolina“MUSC Digital Signage”
  • Paycom“Digital Signage”

Finalists:

  • Capital One Technology Communications (internal team)"100% HUMAN”
  • New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)“Women at NYISO”

Finalists:

  • Gerdau“Seminar Week”
  • University Federal Credit Union with Interact Software“Hack Forums to Crowdsource Professional Development Classes”

Finalists:

  • Avista“The future is now, and you're a big part of it.”
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia“2019 Engagement Survey”
  • Deloitte“Thank it Forward”
  • Honeywell Aerospace“Culture of Speed”
  • Inspira Health“Inspira Health Employee Engagement 2019”
  • Leidos“30 Days of Purple”
  • Newell Brands“Global Meetings & Earnings Explained”
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Labor“DOL Tech Day”
  • SMUD“SMUD Cares”
  • UC Davis Health“Employee Blood Drive”
  • Workiva“Workiva Mission, Values and Leadership Principles”

Finalists:

  • Alkermes“Alks2GO”
  • CopperPoint Insurance Companies“OnPoint 2.0”
  • Honeywell Aerospace“Culture of Speed”
  • Leidos“30 Days of Purple”
  • Leidos“Next-Gen Intranet, Prism”
  • Motiva“MyMotiva: The Game Changer”
  • Trivallis with Unily“Hive”

Finalists:

  • Atlantic Health System“The Compass – An Intranet for Employees, by Employees”
  • Countrywide with Interact Software“Our Place”

Finalists:

  • BC Hydro“Executive Refresh 2018 & 2019”
  • Exelon IT Communications“Leadership Engagement for IT”
  • First American Title Insurance Company“Let's Get Direct”
  • Manulife“Walking the Talk with our Canadian Leadership”
  • Whirlpool Corporation“Marc’s Whirled Approach to Employee Comms”
  • Workiva“Workiva Mission, Values and Leadership Principles”

Finalists:

  • Avista“CEO Farewell”
  • Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Corporate & Technical Communication“The Road to ROAV”

Finalists:

  • Alberta Blue Cross“Intrablue. Intrayou.”
  • Newell Brands“Fishbowl - Leadership Video”
  • Red River“Not So Daily News”
  • SAP"SAP HR Punks Round-up”
  • Zendesk“Anna Florence, Our Corporate Puppet”

Finalists:

  • Ausenco“We Find a Better Way”
  • CIBC Mellon“Did you get The Message?”
  • City of Redmond“Welcoming Redmond”
  • Manulife“Extreme Makeover: Manulife Edition - Go Your Own Way”
  • US. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Information and Technology“Midyear Review”
  • Xandr“Our Principles”

Finalists:

  • Bayer SAS“Bayer Environmental Science Identity Rebranding”
  • City of Redmond“Communications Toolbox”
  • Newell Brands“communicate@newell”

Finalists:

  • Bayer with SPI Group“Bayer Tell Us Your Tradition”
  • Leidos“30 Days of Purple”

Finalists:

  • Hamilton Lane“Offsite: Gap Year”
  • Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Corporate & Technical Communication“CV-Retrofit Project”
  • Southern Company with Smith Communication Partners“myMoney Challenge”

Finalists:

  • Exelon IT Communications Team“CIO Broadcast for Engaging a Dispersed IT Team”
  • Hitachi Vantara“Hitachi: Party of One!”
  • Newell Brands“Global Meetings & Earnings Explained”
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Labor“DOL Tech Day”
  • PayPal“'PayPal Connect' Brings Unity to A Global Workforce”
  • The Kroger Co.“2019 All-Associates Meeting & Feed the Human Spirit Week”
  • UK HealthCare“WE are PROOF Brand Campaign Premiere”

Finalists:

  • Axalta"Axalta 360°”
  • Leidos“Next-Gen Intranet, Prism”
  • NAV CANADA“The Launch of Space-Based ADS-B”
  • The Adecco Group, France, with Unily“ADICT”

Finalists:

  • CopperPoint Insurance Companies“OnPoint 2.0”
  • GFG Alliance“New Australian Intranet portal”
  • Rubius Therapeutics with The Experience Design Studio“Launching Rubius' First Intranet”

Finalists:

  • Baker Tilly“Goodbye CONNECT, Hello Live”
  • Celanese with Unily“ONE Social Intranet Launch”
  • CopperPoint Insurance Companies“OnPoint 2.0”
  • Quest Diagnostics“ourQuest Intranet and Digital Workplace”
  • RB“Rubi North America”
  • Red River“The River Relaunch”

Finalists:

  • Advantest“Core Values Relaunch”
  • Cambia Health Solutions“Cambia Coffee Chats”
  • Manulife“The ROI of binge-watching Netflix: The story of employee engagement and two green lounge chairs”
  • Whirpool Corporation“Marc’s Whirled Approach to Employee Comms”

Finalists:

  • FedEx Freight“Freight Quarterly Spring 2019”
  • Roche“myroche”
  • Scotiabank“Design Intersect”
  • Tarrant County College“REACH Magazine”
  • UCI Beall Applied Innovation“Rising Tide Magazine”
  • Universal Orlando Resort“UOTM Insider Magazine”
  • World Trade Centers Association“WTCA Meridian”

Finalists:

  • American Cancer Society“ACS2Go”
  • ConvaTec“MyConvaTec”
  • EDF Renewables“WIRE app & TV”
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security“Fortune Brands Transforms Internal Communications with the Connect App”
  • MGM Resorts International“LEO - MGM Resorts International’s first ever mobile app”
  • Newell Brands“now@newell mobile app”
  • Flagger Force “'In The Zone' Internal Communication Campaign & Mobile App"

Finalists:

  • Gundersen Health System“The Bridge”
  • Michigan State University Federal Credit Union“In the Loop employee newsletter”
  • NFL Player Benefits Office“Tackling legalese for football players”
  • NFL Player Benefits Office“Good forms for great benefits access”
  • Sanofi“Sanofi Field News Redesign”

Finalists:

  • Bright Horizons“The Weekly Buzz”
  • Dentsply Sirona with Edelman GmbH“Spotlight - Internal Employee Publication, Dentsply Sirona”
  • Inspira Health“Inside Inspira Newsletter”
  • KCI“The Weekly Pulse”
  • Mercury Insurance“Mercury Weekly”
  • NASA Glenn Research Center“AeroSpace Frontiers Newsletter”
  • New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)“The Independent Newsletter”
  • UC San Diego Health“Medical Staff Update”
  • United States Postal Service“USPS News Link”

Finalists:

  • Mastercard“'What's Next In' podcast”
  • Michigan Medicine“The Wrap”
  • Newell Brands“Leaders Live Podcast”
  • The Coca-Cola Company“Total Refresh”

Finalists:

  • Bausch Health“Bausch Health Rebrand Campaign”
  • Encompass Health“Unifying two brands into one”
  • Hamilton Lane“On Brand”
  • Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Corporate & Technical Communication“I-Con”
  • Horizon Therapeutics plc“Horizon Therapeutics: Going to Incredible Lengths”
  • LifeBridge Health with StrawberryFrog“Care Bravely”
  • Mastercard“Multi-Sensory Brand Evolution”
  • McDermott Will & Emery“Defining a Firm: Aligning Our Brand with Our Work”
  • Xandr“Our Principles at Xandr”

Finalists:

  • Cisco“National Intern Day 2019”
  • Mastercard“Innovate with a Moral Code”
  • Visa, Inc.“Employee Value Proposition U.S. pilot campaign”

Finalists:

  • Cisco with PHCreative“Be you, with us. #WeAreCisco. Recruitment Video Set”
  • NJM Insurance Group“HR Recruiting”
  • USC Employee Engagement and Communication“Connect and Take Part”
  • Visa, Inc.“Employee Value Proposition U.S. pilot campaign”

Finalists:

  • Bright Horizons“Bright Horizons Digitizes the Benefits Onboarding Experience”
  • University Federal Credit Union with Interact Software“Hack Forums to Crowdsource Professional Development Classes”

Finalists:

  • Cisco“@WeAreCisco Social Media with Employee-Generated Content”
  • Universal Orlando Resort“UOTMLife Instagram”

Finalists:

  • Leidos“Next-Gen Intranet, Prism”
  • Lendlease“How Lendlease Ensures No Employee Gets Left Behind”

Finalists:

  • Alberta Blue Cross“Intrablue. Intrayou.”
  • Fender Musical Instruments Corporation“Women at Fender Making Rock Herstory Since 1946”

Finalists:

  • District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency“DCHFA Employee Experience”
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance“Liberty Mutual well-being programs”
  • SAP Brazil with Pan Visual Content“Mental Health Matters”
  • Trivallis with Unily“Hive”
  • UC San Diego Health“Medical Staff Update: Promoting Physician Engagement and Wellness”
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Legacy Management, with Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc.“Journey VPP Newsletter”

Finalists:

  • Barclays“Barclays Now”
  • Grant Thornton with Rightpoint“Transforming Grant Thornton into a Modern Digital Workplace”
  • Kantar with Unily“The Source”
  • Motiva“MyMotiva: A Game Changer”
  • Sony PlayStation with Interact Software“Center Stage”
  • The Kroger Co.“FEED Putting Associate at the Center"
  • Travelex with Interact Software“The Lounge”
  • UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. with Centretek“The Hub: Employee Intranet”

Finalists:

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia“2019 Engagement Survey”
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Information and Technology“MISSION Act”
  • Global Medical Response“At a Moment's Notice”
  • GoDaddy“GoMommy: Celebrating Mother’s Day at GoDaddy”
  • GTE Financial“New Card Experience Island”
  • Honeywell Aerospace“Culture of Speed”
  • Lighthouse with Craft and Theory“'Rockstars' Campaign”
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies“Go Boldly”

Finalists:

  • Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP“DHG Two-Way Communication Methodology”
  • GoDaddy“GoDaddy Internal Communications: How our team evolved to become world-class”
  • Manulife“Rockstars unite!”
  • Mastercard“Employee Communications Rockstars”
  • SAP“SAP HR Punks”

Pricing

Awards Package!

$5999

Includes:

  • 10 reserved seats for your whole team.
  • Priority seating at the front of the room.
  • Opening reception
  • Three Course Lunch 
  • Photo opportunities with your team and industry peers.
  • A bottle of champagne.
  • An extra award plaque for your team.

Individual Tickets!

$499

Includes:

  • Opening Network Reception
  • Three Course Lunch 
  • Photo opportunities with your team and industry peers.

Executives from these companies will be attendance:

Venue

Grand Hyatt in NYC

109 E 42nd St. New York, NY, 10017

The Grand Hyatt New York places you in the heart of New York, steps from Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal. This 4-star hotel is close to New York Public Library and Empire State Building.

This event does not have a room block, you can reserve your room directly with the hotel here.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

This is your chance to be in the room and on the stage with over 150 employee communications professionals.  Each sponsorship is crafted to the clients and needs and can include: 10 tickets to the event, access to the attendee list, a speaking opportunity, logo on signage material and more.  Contact Hannah Lavelle at hannahl@ragan.com.

Registration Questions

The dress code for this event is business casual.

If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Brendan Gannon at brendang@ragan.com

We hope to see you Feb. 28, 2020 in NYC!