Congratulations to the winners of Ragan’s 2016 Employee Communications Awards!

The days of viewing employee communications as boring and unoriginal are long gone.

You showed us that with style, originality and a focus on creating value, employee communications can engage and inspire even the least motivated members of your team.

Your publications were informative and beautifully constructed. Your videos and interviews told unforgettable stories about your colleagues. Your annual reports provided insights about all aspects of your organization.

Your creative storytelling added value to your internal content, you communicated on behalf of your executives with tact, and you developed intranets that increased collaboration.

We’re proud to recognize you for your achievements and innovations in employee communications.

To everyone who entered Ragan’s 2016 Employee Communications Awards, thank you for sharing with us!

We are excited to announce the winners and honorable mention designees for Ragan’s 2016 Employee Communications Awards with this Special Edition of Ragan.com:

Employee Communications

Benefits Communications

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Open Enrollment is All About You!, DaVita
  • NI Benefits: A Results-Driven Strategy to Bolster Benefits Awareness, National Instruments Benefits Team
  • RE Benefits Reporter—Interactive Content, Aon Hewitt for RELX Group

Honorable Mentions

  • What Happened Last Week (WHLW), Caterpillar Inc.

Corporate Social Responsibility

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Gonvarri’s Emotional Driving Webseries, LLORENTE & CUENCA for Gonvarri Steel Services
  • Get the Picture, GoDaddy 

Employee Advocacy

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Bacardi No Straws Pledge, Bacardi Limited
  • Social Circle, AT&T Employee Communications
  • Humana Advocates, Humana Inc

Employee Education

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Play to move, LLORENTE & CUENCA for Telefónica
  • Journey to One Astellas, Astellas/Gagen MacDonald
  • The Investment Factor: Experience a Day in the Life of a New Portfolio Manager, AllianzGI / Rapt Media / Casual Films for AllianzGI
  • Making Smart People Smarter, eVestment

Honorable Mentions

  • Bacardi No Straws Pledge, Bacardi Limited
  • How T-Mobile Built the Best Employee Culture in U.S. Wireless, T-Mobile
  • Play to move, LLORENTE & CUENCA for Telefónica
  • Get gNARly Tour 2016, Whirlpool Corporation (North America Region)
  • CEO Transition: Cisco Closes Iconic Chapter, Begins Exciting New Era, Cisco
  • ZS Knows What Women Want, ZS

Executive Communication

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Game-Changing Performance Sessions (GPS), Dayton Children's Hospital
  • Two-way Business Meeting Communication, Honda R&D Americas Inc.
  • Personal Connections: The “Ask Dan” Employee Forums, CooperVision Inc.
  • Executives in an Elevator, Molina Healthcare
  • Straight Talk Breakfast, 3M Canada
  • Quarterly Internal Communications Program, Delphi Automotive

Health and Fitness Program

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Choose Well, St. Joseph Health 
  • 2016 Flu Shot Campaign, Purdue University Center for Healthy Living
  • Center for Healthy Living Campaign, Purdue University Center for Healthy Living
  • Elevate Our Life: Living Well, WorldVentures Holdings LLC.

Rebranding Campaign

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Accelerate Consulting in Financial Services, Accenture Consulting
  • Rebranding PPD Through Purpose, Mission and Strategy, PPD

Use of Social Media

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Reaching Millennials with Social Media, Solstice Benefits Inc.

Intranet

Grand Prize: Employee Communications Campaign of the Year

GRAND PRIZE

Honorable Mentions

  • AT&T Strategy Series: Exploring our Mission, AT&T Employee Communications
  • T-Mobile launches T-Nation, a new interactive company intranet, T-Mobile
  • WeAreCisco Snapchat, Cisco
  • Get gNARly Tour 2016, Whirlpool Corporation (North America Region)
  • The Connected Enterprise, Rockwell Automation
  • CDC 70th Anniversary, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Honorable Mentions

  • Intranet @work, Salini Impregilo for Inarea Strategic Design
  • inFRONT, PPD
  • NAIT Staff Intranet Redesign, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Social Intranet

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Introducing a new way to work, ANZ

Value to Employees

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Picture It! Picture Yourself on ComcastNow, Comcast 
  • CDC Connects, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Public Affairs

Publication

Annual Report

WINNER

Article Series

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • #GoDaddyBrave, GoDaddy

Feature Article (Electronic)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Dogs of Citrix 2016 Calendar Is Here, Citrix
  • For the Love of Honda!, Honda R&D Americas Inc.

Feature Article (Print)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Tracy Adams—A Story of Motivation and Faith, Tidelands Health

Interview or Profile (Electronic)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Client. Team. Win. Innovate., Pitney Bowes
  • Riding Through the Rain, Honda R&D Americas Inc.
  • Executive Spotlight Series: 10 Things You Didn't Know About, Northrop Grumman

Magazine (Electronic)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Crossroads Magazine, MUFG

Honorable Mentions

  • Big Data Magazine: Sharper Focus, AT&T for Big Data at AT&T

Most Improved Design (Electronic)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Quarterly Update, Cox Automotive

Most Improved Design (Print)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Reimagining CooperConnect, CooperVision Inc.
  • Ameren, Ameren Journal

Honorable Mentions

  • The Resource Newsletter, AT&T Employee Communications
  • Connections Employee Newsletter, InnovAge
  • GP Focus Newsletter, Lincoln Financial Group
  • TGT Briefly Digital Newsletter, Target Corporation

Honorable Mentions

  • Rise News, Rise Interactive
  • Family Matters, Sheetz Inc.
  • Closed Circuit, Western Area Power Administration
  • Partners, Tidelands Health
  • Spotlight, Denstply Sirona

Visual Communication (Print)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Early Care and Education Center Grand Opening, Purdue University Early Care and Education Center

Video

Honorable Mentions

  • ArcBest Wellness Challenge 2016, ArcBest Corporation
  • Live. Work. Grow., Rockwell Collins Human Resources

Honorable Mentions

  • Everyone Matters, Con Edison
  • 2016 President's Award Winner: Carmen Molina-Diaz, University of Southern California Employee Engagement and Communications
  • Parking Lot Etiquette, Rockwell Collins
  • Solving Water Together: The Xylem Way, Xylem Inc.
  • Employee Cyber Security, Harland Clarke Holdings for Tim Luukkonen
  • IWK Strategic Plan, IWK Health Centre

Recruitment Video

WINNER

Grand Prize

Grand Prize: Employee Communications Campaign of the Year

GRAND PRIZE

Honorable Mentions

  • AT&T Strategy Series: Exploring our Mission, AT&T Employee Communications
  • T-Mobile launches T-Nation, a new interactive company intranet, T-Mobile
  • WeAreCisco Snapchat, Cisco
  • Get gNARly Tour 2016, Whirlpool Corporation (North America Region)
  • The Connected Enterprise, Rockwell Automation
  • CDC 70th Anniversary, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Honorable Mentions

  • Intranet @work, Salini Impregilo for Inarea Strategic Design
  • inFRONT, PPD
  • NAIT Staff Intranet Redesign, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Social Intranet

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Introducing a new way to work, ANZ

Value to Employees

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Picture It! Picture Yourself on ComcastNow, Comcast 
  • CDC Connects, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Public Affairs