Announcing Ragan's Employee Communications Awards winners

The best internal communications strategies keep employees informed and engaged. The winners of Ragan’s 2018 Employee Communications Awards were able to do this through a variety of channels. Print publications, events, digital campaigns and more were used to increase awareness about volunteer programs, benefits changes and everything else. Click on each winner’s name to learn more about the best work we received, and congratulate them on Twitter using the hashtag #RaganAwards. 

Content and Communications

Honorable Mentions

  • Hasbro Ups Its Game for Benefits Enrollment, Linx Consulting, LLC with Hasbro, Inc.
  • 2018 Open Enrollment Benefits Communications, University of Southern California
  • USA Siemens Profit Sharing and Equity Communications, Siemens Corporation
  • Let's Rock enRoll!, PJM Interconnection
  • Aetna Community Care Interactive Storytelling, Cheer Partners with Aetna
  • Lenovo Benefits (June 2017–June 2018), Benz Communications with Lenovo

Honorable Mentions

  • New Hire Welcome Displays, Lake Trust Credit Union
  • CheapCaribbean In-Office Displays, CheapCaribbean.com

Honorable Mentions

  • Strengthening Ties: Connecting Employees with a New President, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Driving Our Business, LMI
  • Business Strategy Updates Series, Jabil
  • Extreme Networks Drives Executive Communications with E360, the Company's Branded Mobile App, Extreme Networks
  • Innovative Multichannel Content Strategy, Dentsply Sirona
  • Open Talk with Cesar Conde, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

Honorable Mentions

  • Go IQ Mobile App Launch, IQVIA
  • Current: Going Mobile for the Future, Westar Energy
  • iDriveCX, Comcast—West Division
  • Vodafone News, Vodafone
  • SC Network, Springfield Clinic
  • Asbury Associate App, Red e App

Honorable Mentions

  • Two Beards and a Microphone, Lake Trust Credit Union

Rebranding Campaign

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Got Skills? Driving an Engaged IT Workforce, Nationwide Mutual Insurance
  • Finance Vision: Be Greater Than, Capital One
  • OCIO One Voice Rebranding, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Making It Real, Dell Technologies
  • Kforce Brand Refresh, Kforce
  • Creating an Iconic Brand for an Aviation Pioneer, Bell

Recruitment Campaign

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Bell: Attracting Next Generation Talent for the Future of Flight, Bell

Employee Experience

Brand Ambassador Program

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Trojan Stories series, University of Southern California
  • WeAreCisco Summer of Interns, Cisco
  • Employee Engagement Program, SIX
  • #TeamThinkific, Thinkific

Corporate Social Responsibility Program

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Just One Thing: Week of Giving Back, Ellie Mae, Inc.
  • Climate Change Awareness / Electric Vehicle Adoption and Ambassadorship, AVANGRID

Honorable Mentions

  • Preparing You for the Future of Work, SAP
  • BEATBOX, CGI
  • New Learning and Development Portal, Lake Trust Credit Union
  • Social Media Training for Leaders, Southwest Airlines
  • 2018 Learning Day, World Wildlife Fund
  • Emerging Leaders Academy, City of Riverside

Honorable Mentions

  • Making Dell Digital Events Fun, Dell Digital Marketing and Communications
  • WeAreCisco Facebook Live Employee Culture Contributors, Cisco Talent Brand
  • Celebrating You, Celebrating 132, The Coca-Cola Company / BI Worldwide / SeenIt
  • Dell Digital's Employee Engagement Pet Photo Contest, Dell
  • The Loop Employee Engagement Survey, AVANGRID

Internal Event Strategy

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • OCIO All Hands Meetings, U.S. Department of Labor
  • DOL Tech Day, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Leadership Update, City of Hope
  • Live with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Enhancing Employee Town Halls, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with Davis & Company
  • Bosch Business Dialog—Let's Build the Agenda Together, Robert Bosch Group with mediastudios Thomas Wussler

Wellness Program

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Wellness Program, TDIndustries
  • 2018 Well-Being Communication, Dun & Bradstreet with Davis & Company
  • 2018 Global Well-Being Week, Blue Communications Agency with AECOM
  • Wellness Program, Blue Communications Agency with AECOM
  • Camp Pono, Salesforce

Intranet

Honorable Mentions

  • POWERhouse, American Axle & Manufacturing / Rightpoint
  • EQX Connect, Interact with Equinox

Honorable Mentions

  • Micron Now, Unily with Micron
  • RescueNet, International Rescue Committee with Interact
  • BEDPost, Mattress Firm with Interact

Value to Employees

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • OneLuxottica: Our Digital Workplace, Luxottica
  • Connect, Workiva
  • Ellie Connect, Unily with Ellie Mae
  • You are Going to fl!p, Rightpoint with Loblaw
  • CenterStage, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) with Interact
  • The Lounge, Travelex with Interact

Publications

Honorable Mentions

  • Diversity & Inclusion Series, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
  • OneLuxottica: Our Digital Workplace, Luxottica
  • Rapid Diagnostics Business Series, Abbott

Honorable Mentions

  • TechKnowledgey: 2019 Acura RDX, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
  • Assailant: Three Minutes, Idaho Transportation Department
  • Heart Feature Story, Abbott

Interview or Profile

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Roll Call—DAJD monthly employee newsletter, King County Dept of Adult & Juvenile Detention

Honorable Mentions

  • The Impressions, Table Mountain Casino
  • Ameren Journal, Ameren
  • Paycom Pulse, Paycom
  • Playa Pulse Magazine, Playa Hotels & Resorts
  • Freight Quarterly Spring 2018, FedEx Freight
  • Spotlight, Dentsply Sirona

Most Improved Design

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Dell Digital Communications, Dell
  • The CONNECTION Employee Resource Magazine, CCMC
  • Blue News Redesign, Health Care Service Corporation

Honorable Mentions

  • IT Leader Toolkit, Nationwide Insurance
  • PD Sound Bytes, PagerDuty
  • Weekly OneLuxottica Snapshot Email, Luxottica
  • The CONNECTION Employee Resource Magazine, CCMC
  • Engage Newsletter, Lake Trust Credit Union
  • In the Loop, Johns Hopkins

Honorable Mentions

  • Cook, Eat, Connect!, Honeywell Aerospace
  • Engage Newsletter, Lake Trust Credit Union
  • Aetna Community Care Interactive Storytelling, Cheer Partners with Aetna
  • Need a Raise?, TGI Fridays

Video

Honorable Mentions

  • Here Ye, Here Ye. Concur Travel is NOT your Only Option!, SocialChorus
  • Won't You Please Attend, We Have Donuts!, Dell
  • Paycom All-Company Video, Paycom
  • Wine Down Wednesdays with Wasser, 7-Eleven
  • Manheim's Pass the Baton, Cox Automotive
  • Between Two Palms, CheapCaribbean.com

Informational Video

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Saving Weaverville, Western Area Power Administration
  • Con Edison Crews Work to Restore Power After the Nor’easter, Con Edison
  • Microsoft 365 Security Training 2018, Microsoft
  • WiFi Day Animated Video, Comcast—West Division
  • BMO Wild World of Banking—Digital Conversation Training Videos, Livewire Communications Inc. with Bank of Montreal
  • Better Together, DPR Construction

Recruitment Video

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • We Are Honeywell Aerospace, Honeywell Aerospace
  • Lives Changing Lives, J. Walter Thompson INSIDE with Aspen Dental
  • Team Volunteering Video, Lake Trust Credit Union

Honorable Mentions

  • Microsoft 365 Security Training 2018, Microsoft
  • Distributed Working Best Practices, Mozilla
  • From Point A, J. Walter Thompson INSIDE with Aspen Dental
  • Robbery Preparedness Training, Lake Trust Credit Union
  • Vertafore Company Benefits, Vertafore

Grand Prize

Honorable Mentions

  • I Am Target Zero, Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Nurses Recruitment and Retention, Renown Health
  • 2018 Global Well-Being Week, Blue Communications Agency with AECOM
  • Feed Your Future and Enhanced Benefits Announcement, Kroger
  • Clean Hands Count, Bon Secours Health System
  • Uniform Launch, Delta Air Lines