Congratulations to the winners of Ragan's Employee Communications Awards

Communicators, you’ve done it again!

The work in this year’s program was just as innovative and inspiring as we had hoped! This year’s entries proved that internal communicators are continuing to find creative and interesting ways to inform and engage their employees.

After reviewing hundreds of entries worldwide, our judges have finally been able to pick their top choices for the 2012 Employee Communications Awards!

Countless hours of work have undoubtedly been put into the work submitted to us. Without further ado, we are proud to honor the winners and honorable mentions with this Special Edition of Ragan.com. Below you will find an individualized write-up for each of the winning entries detailing why our judges found their work award worthy. 

Congratulations again to each of our category winners and honorable mentions!

Annual Reports

Annual Report

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • FMC Corporation

Honorable Mentions

  • CALIBRE
  • Factset Research Systems, Inc.
  • Tenix

Communications

Honorable Mentions

  • AXA Equitable - The Purple Pen
  • General Electric Company - "Top of Mind" by Tom Gentile

Best Customer Relations Program

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Microsoft Corporation - Modern Microsoft IT Email Communications Framework
  • Sodexo - The Sodexo Experience
  • U.S. Department of Labor - IT Mod Squad

Honorable Mentions

  • American Specialty Health Incorporated - Silver&Fit
  • American Specialty Health Incorporated - Healthyroads
  • PepsiCo International
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District

Best Mobile Application

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • American Specialty Health Incorporated - Healthyroads
  • Cherokee Nation Businesses - Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism

Best Use of Social Media

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation - Natural Gas Vehicle Advocacy Initiative
  • Darden Restaurants, Inc. - 2013 Healthcare Change and Open Enrollment Materials
  • Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • UPS - @UPSers on Twitter

Intranet

Honorable Mentions

  • Disney Consumer Products
  • Domino’s Pizza, Inc.
  • Emirates Group
  • Superdrug
  • USMotivation Inc.

Honorable Mentions

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock
  • Logical Design Solutions
  • Shape Corp.
  • Quintiles

Headlines and Blurbs

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Ball Aerospace - David L. receives Excellence Award for Technical Support
  • Esurance Inc. - Face of Esurance
  • Jones Lang LaSalle - Supplier Diversity

Social Intranet

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Accion International
  • Domino’s Pizza, Inc.
  • Business Environment
  • Morningstar
  • USMotivation Inc.

Publications

Honorable Mentions

  • Abbott Nutrition - "Where in the World is John?"
  • Jones Lang LaSalle - Productivity Infographic Series
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee - “It's My Blue, It's My Business” Infographic Series
  • Southern Company - 2012 Election Season Southern Style Series
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company - “Generations” project

Honorable Mention

  • American Specialty Health Incorporated/Healthyroads - Jean Company Finalist Presentation

Design (Electronic Publication)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • American Specialty Health Incorporated/Healthyroads - Pain and Productivity E-Course
  • American Specialty Health Incorporated/Healthyroads - Synopsys E-Magazine
  • Darden Restaurants, Inc. - 2013 Healthcare Change and Open Enrollment Materials
  • PGi - Are you afraid of the Cloud? eBook
  • Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association - RANGE Magazine
  • Zeta Email Solutions for Century 21 Real Estate - C21 Broker Monthly and C21 Agent Monthly

Design (Print Publication)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • American Airlines - Leading Edge Magazine
  • Cardworks - Special Edition
  • Darden Restaurants, Inc. - 2013 Healthcare Change and Open Enrollment Materials
  • FM Global - Globalink Magazine
  • Towers Watson for Lincoln Financial Group - Make Your Move: 2013 Benefits Annual Enrollment Guide
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company – “Celebrating 150 Years of Building America” brochure

Employee Magazine (Electronic Publication)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Air Canada - globe Magazine
  • GEICO - GEICO Today
  • Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association - RANGE Magazine
  • U.S. Bank – USB Magazine
  • Vopak North America Inc – Vopak Connection

Employee Magazine (Print Publication)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Air Canada - globe Magazine
  • American Airlines - Leading Edge Magazine
  • Flatiron Construction - Structurally Speaking
  • FM Global - Globalink Magazine
  • Walgreen Co. - Walgreen World

Employee Newsletter (Electronic Publication)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Jones Lang LaSalle - 6 in 60
  • Interactions - Retail News Insider
  • Point B, Inc. - Point B Today
  • Zeta Email Solutions for Century 21 Real Estate - C21 Broker Monthly and C21 Agent Monthly
  • Zywave, Inc. - The Newz

Employee Newsletter (Print Publication)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Automated Packaging Systems - The Leader
  • Emirates Group - Safar
  • Flatiron Construction - Structurally Speaking
  • Georgia Power Company - The Citizen

Executive Letter (Print or Electronic)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Abbott Nutrition - "Where in the World is John? Fairfield Visit"
  • Air Canada - “A message from Stephen Knowles”
  • American Airlines - "Diversity and Inclusion"
  • U.S. Geological Survey - “Marcia's Monday Message: Travel Encore”

Honorable Mentions

  • Elsevier - Inside Elsevier, “Michelle Troseth: A woman worth Watching”
  • American Airlines - Leading Edge Magazine, “A Hidden Masterpiece”
  • Ball Aerospace - The Front Page, “Machine shop turns concept into reality”
  • Emirates Group - Safar, “Double Delivery Drama”
  • Georgia Power Company - The Citizen, “The power of a letter.”
  • Walgreen Co. - Walgreen World, “Beyond the posters”

HR Publication (Electronic Publication)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Sodexo - The Sodexo Experience

HR Publication (Print Publication)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ - New Hire Brochure
  • Kforce - Open Enrollment Guide: Recipe for the Right Choice
  • Princeton HealthCare System - A Guide to the New UMCPP for Medical Staff
  • ServiceMaster - Service in Motion
  • Towers Watson - Make Your Move: 2013 Benefits Annual Enrollment Guide

Long Feature Article (Print or Electronic)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • American Airlines - Leading Edge Magazine, “Aircraft Recovery Exercise Keeps Team Sharp”
  • American Airlines - Leading Edge Magazine,” African American Employee Resource Group: Creating Opportunity and Giving Back to the Community”
  • Walgreen Co. - Walgreen World, “Flagships flying high”

Honorable Mention

  • Ball Aerospace - The Front Page, “CloudSat: Ridin' the A-Train once again”

Photography (Print or Electronic)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Emirates Group - Safar
  • Flagger Force Traffic Control Services
  • FM Global - Globalink Magazine
  • Springfield Clinic

Redesign (Print or Electronic)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Choice Hotels International - 2012 Benefits Collateral
  • Kaiser Permanente - Benefits in Brief
  • Kaiser Permanente - Benefits Live Newsletter
  • Mayo Clinic - Shields
  • University of California - Welcome Kit for New Employees
  • Xerox - Saver Digest

Video

Interview Video

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Kaiser Permanente - "The Animated Laurel Junk"
  • Mercy Health - “Standards of Behavior”
  • SAS - “Help Me Understand” Series
  • Springfield Clinic - “Pink Steel”
  • Springfield Clinic - “State of SC”
  • The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company - "Voices of Leadership" Series
  • Wood Group - “Bob Keiller, Day 1 as Wood Group CEO”

Marketing Video

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Carilion Clinic - "It Starts With Me" 
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock - “Dartmouth-Hitchcock Intranet Home Redesign”
  • Esurance Inc. - “Meet Esurance”
  • Federal Aviation Administration - FAA Privacy Program
  • Home Instead Senior Care - “If these walls could talk...”
  • SAS - “SAS Story” Video Series

Honorable Mentions

  • Family Dollar Stores, Inc. - “Records Management: Secure Shredding”
  • Georgia Power Company - Plant Vogtle 3 and 4 Timeline Video
  • WellPoint, Inc. - “CareMore Extends WellPoint's Reach to Seniors”
  • Zeta Email Solutions for Century 21 Real Estate - C21 Real News