APRIL 18, 2024 | 12:30-3 | FAIRMONT HOTEL, CHICAGO

CELEBRATE THE BEST IN EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS

Entrants in Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards never cease to amaze.

Congratulations to the finalists in our Employee Communications Awards!

We’re rolling out the red carpet on Thursday, April 18 for a special luncheon at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, where Ragan will recognize finalists in our Employee Communications Awards—and announce category winners in the program. Join us for this special event to network, learn and celebrate excellence.

We also invite you to join us for our Employee Communications & Culture Conference at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, taking place the same week as our awards event, from April 16-18. If you’d like to attend both the conference and the awards ceremony, please email Barbara Kanady at barbarak@ragan.com.

CELEBRATE WITH YOUR TEAM

FINALISTS

Grand Prize

Finalists:

  • AbbVie: My AbbVie
  • Amerant Bank: The Insider
  • Denver Water: Employee Intranet & Mobile App: Inflow
  • Moderna: myModerna: Company Intranet
  • Samuel, Son & Co.: A New Era of Employee-Centric Excellence at Samuel, Son & Co.
  • Southwest Gas Corporation: Southwest Gas Communications Hub
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: The Hub Intranet Redesign
  • Tarion: MyTarion - A Re-invented Employee Experience

Finalists:

  • Ahold-Delhaize: 2023 Open Enrollment Communications
  • Discover Financial Services: Love Wins Culture & Engagement Campaign
  • Endo: Championing Engagement Excellence: Endo's Data-Driven Journey
  • IBM: IBMer watsonx Challenge
  • Navy Federal Credit Union: Human Capital Management (HCM)
  • Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider: Unveiling the Future of America’s Defense and Deterrence
  • RBC: Make It Yours
  • T-Mobile: Magenta Giving 2023
  • TransUnion, Inc.: TransUnion Internal Communications Team

Finalists:

  • BAE Systems, Electronic Systems: ES TeamComms
  • CHG Healthcare: Corporate Communications
  • Delta Dental of California: Executive & Internal Communications Team
  • Genesys: Comms Driving Company Strategy
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Team Member, Digital, and Creative
  • IMA Financial Group: IMA Internal Communications Team
  • Intel: Employee Communications and Employer Brand Team
  • Navy Federal Credit Union: Human Capital Management (HCM)
  • ServiceNow: Employee Communications and Engagement
  • symplr: Internal Communications Team
  • TE Connectivity: TE Global Internal Communications Team

Communications Campaigns/Initiatives

Finalists:

  • Aflac: Aflac Employee Communications
  • Delta Dental of California: Senior Oral Health
  • Southern Company Gas: Southern Company Gas and National Excavator Initiative Get Dirty with Mike Rowe Safe Digging Campaign
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Communications

Finalists:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: 2022 AAOS Annual Report: Better Together
  • Exelixis: Exelixis 2022 Annual Report
  • Providence: Providence Annual Report to Our Communities
  • Seattle Children's Hospital: Seattle Children's 2022 Nursing Annual Report

Finalists:

  • Discover Financial Services: Inclusions Matters
  • The SEFA Group, LLC: Veteran Spotlight Articles

Finalists:

  • AAA Northeast: For Your Benefit Video Series
  • ChenMed: ChenMed Benefits Me
  • Kalamazoo College: K College OE Campaign
  • Sonic Automotive, Inc.: Internal Communications for the Launch of Gympass, an Employee Well-being Application

Finalists:

  • Businessolver: Workspace Anywhere
  • Tealium: Our WOW Culture
  • The Lifetime Value Company (LTVCo.): Fostering a People-First and Inclusive Remote Work Culture: The Lifetime Value Company's Journey
  • Walgreens: W Connect team member appImagem Corporativa: #salvejegue

Finalists:

  • Cisco (We Are Cisco): We Are Cisco Blog
  • Royal Society of Chemistry: Connect

Finalists:

  • BAE Systems, Electronic Systems: ES TeamComms
  • Benesch: Key Tower Office Move
  • bswift LLC: bswift Transition to Standalone Organization
  • Cox Enterprises: Flexing Forward: The Cox Atlanta Campus Renovation
  • MSU Federal Credit Union: Microsoft 365 Launch
  • STV: Acquisition of AEI
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Communications
  • TransUnion, Inc.: TransUnion Internal Communications Team

Finalists:

  • ABB: ABB U.S. Community Relations
  • Royal Canin North America: Royal Canin Celebrates 7,000th Adoption from Missouri Puppies for Parole Program
  • Stewart Information Services Corporation: Stewart Title Foundation
  • Syngenta Crop Protection: Syngenta has a heart!
  • Wray Ward: EmpoWWer Service-Grant Program

Finalists:

  • JK Design: The Children's Place 2022 Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Report
  • Southwest Gas Corporation, Southwest Gas Corporation ESG Report

Finalists:

  • Franco: Thoughts From the 313
  • Hackensack Meridian Health: Connecting and Inspiring Team Members Through Email Communication
  • Seattle Children's Hospital: Seattle Children's Email Communications: Evolving Every Day

Finalists:

  • Cisco (We Are Cisco): #WeAreCisco
  • International Monetary Fund: Internal Communications Division
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority: Rolling Stock
  • Seattle Children's Hospital: Workforce Members Share Their Stories as Patients
  • TE Connectivity: Orange Day

Finalists:

  • Children's Health: The Children’s Health Difference
  • Orbia: One Orbia - Where Purpose Comes To Life
  • Sonic Automotive, Inc.: Amplifying the Sonic Automotive Employer Brand through LinkedIn

Finalists:

  • Aflac: Aflac Corporate Communications
  • Corvias: Leadership Development Program Launch
  • Delta Dental of California: Brushing Up with Our SVPs
  • e.l.f. Beauty: Tarang Amin, e.l.f. Beauty
  • Hagerty: Culture & Caffeine
  • NeoGenomics: Chris' Corner CEO V-Blog
  • Ozinga: Ozinga Townhalls
  • Reddit, Inc.: Clarity Through Communicative Leadership
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Communications
  • UC Davis Health: CEO David Lubarsky’s TEDx Folsom talk on January 21, 2023

Finalists:

  • Brooks Running: BrooksLife Feature Story
  • Horizon Therapeutics, now a part of Amgen

Finalists:

  • Corvias: Leadership Development Program Launch
  • The Kroger Co.: 2023 Open Enrollment Campaign

Finalists:

  • 3M: 3M Forward Virtual Fairs
  • Discover Financial Services: Discover Day
  • Endo: Championing Engagement Excellence: Endo's Data-Driven Journey
  • International Monetary Fund: Internal Communications Division
  • Mastercard LAC: The Passion Challenge in LAC
  • Model N: Ignite 2023: Employee Kick-Off Event
  • Peraton: Enterprise Communications Team Innovation
  • Royal Canin North America: The Game Plan for Growth: Leadership Summit
  • Royal Society of Chemistry: Connect
  • Viettel Group: Innovative-me

Finalists:

  • Aflac: Aflac Employee Communications
  • Bon Secours Mercy Health: BSMH Associate Communications Evolved Email Strategy
  • Campbell's: What the Tech? Email Campaign

Finalists:

  • Dennis Group: Bread & Butter Magazine
  • Northrop Grumman: One Magazine
  • Pacific Dental Services: PDS Life Magazine
  • Texas Department of Transportation: TN Magazine

Finalists:

  • Delta Dental of California: Upleveling Our Leaders
  • Retail Business Services: Manager Minute

Finalists:

  • Cisco Global Communications: Cisco Employee Communications
  • Endo: Championing Engagement Excellence: Endo's Data-Driven Journey
  • Hilton: Global Internal Communications
  • U.S. Postal Service: Mapping Social Media Increases Happiness

Finalists:

  • Bekaert: Introducing a Bold New Bekaert
  • Bucketlist Rewards: Bucketlist Goal Getters
  • CBRE: Serving Up Ethics with Creativity, Innovation & Espresso
  • Park National Bank: Tailgate Tuesday

Finalists:

  • AARP Foundation: AARP Foundation Insider Newsletter
  • American Institutes for Research: AIRWeekly Newsletter
  • Appspace: This Week at Appspace
  • Citi: Information overload: How a 210 -year-old bank is using technology and tenacity to revolutionize the corporate newsletter
  • Inovalon: Internal Newsletter
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority: 'Going Places' Newsletter
  • Prologis: The Weekly - Building a Culture of Communications
  • Syner-G: Inspiring News Newsletter

Finalists:

  • CBRE: Effective Allies in Engaging, Supporting and Inspiring Employees
  • Navy Federal Credit Union: Human Capital Management (HCM)
  • SAP: I'm In for SAP
  • Sonepar: Sonepar 2023 Communications Awards

Finalists:

  • ConnectiveRx: CRx Voices: Using the Power of Podcasts for Sales Training
  • Horizon Therapeutics, now a part of Amgen: The Horizone Podcast
  • Optus: Internal leadership podcast
  • UPMC Health Plan: Inspire Employee Podcast

Finalists:

  • Honeywell PMT: Tag Your Voice
  • Xperi: Xperi Internal Communications Engagement Survey

Finalists:

  • Lincoln Financial Group: Comeback Campaign
  • Payoneer: Recruitment Video Feed

Finalists:

  • Cisco (We Are Cisco): 2023 #LoveWhereYouWork Contest
  • United States Postal Service: Promote, Don't Punish: USPS' Social Media Ambassador Program

Finalists:

  • American Medical Association: Together we Thrive
  • Children's Hospital Colorado: DifferenceMakers Storytelling Campaign
  • UC Davis Health: Patient Painter

Finalists:

  • Campbell's: What the Tech? Workplace Group
  • ConnectiveRx: Countdown to Launch
  • Honeywell Process Solutions: Weekly #SafetyMoment

Employee Experience Campaigns/Initiatives

Finalists:

  • Amgen: Women Find Purpose – and Support – at Amgen
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Grilling Around the Globe Video Series
  • N-able
  • Nissan: Great Place to Work employee pride campaign

Finalists:

  • Cisco (We Are Cisco): 2023 #LoveWhereYouWork Contest
  • NIssan: Nissan INSIDERS
  • Noblis: Ignite the Spark

Finalists:

  • AAA Northeast: 10-Day Racial Equity Challenge
  • Alkermes: A Culture Built on Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
  • ConnectiveRx: ConnectiveRx DEI - Empowering Teammates with ConnectiveRx Employee Resource Groups
  • Honeywell PMT: PMT Sustainability Month
  • Horizon Therapeutics, now a part of Amgen: National Minority Health Month
  • Infineon Americas: Diversity & Inclusion Commitment
  • N-able
  • SCAN Health Plan: SCAN Health Plan, DEIB Internal Communications Campaigns
  • symplr: uniquely symplr

Finalists:

  • Campbell's: QuickHelp Education Platform
  • Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health: Devereux ASCEND
  • J&J MedTech: MT TranSCend
  • Mastercard LAC: Decrypted Series in LAC

Finalists:

  • Ares Management: Ares in Motion - Employee Engagement and Volunteer Program
  • Cox Enterprises: 2023 Come As You Are: ERG Membership Drive
  • Endo: Championing Engagement Excellence: Endo's Data-Driven Journey
  • Hackensack Meridian Health: Hackensack Meridian Health Engages with Team Members through StandOut
  • International Monetary Fund: Internal Communications Division
  • Mastercard LAC: The Passion Challenge in LAC
  • Navy Federal Credit Union: Navy Federal Serves
  • NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises: 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup & 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup at Telemundo
  • Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider: Unveiling the Future of America’s Defense and Deterrence
  • Orbia: Orbia - Where Purpose Comes To Life
  • Royal Society of Chemistry: Connect
  • University of Miami: Powered by You, University/UHealth Marketing and Communications Team

Finalists:

  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.: Konica Minolta Recognition and Rewards Program
  • Pacific Dental Services: You Make Us Smile
  • PepsiCo Beverages North America: ‘She Is PepsiCo’ National Campaign Spotlights Women on the Frontline and Illustrates Why Representation and Recognition Matters
  • Power Design: CRUSHED IT Program
  • Sandia National Laboratories: 2023 Employee Recognition Awards

Finalists:

  • ConnectiveRx: ConnectiveRx DEI - Empowering Teammates with ConnectiveRx Employee Resource Groups
  • ServiceNow: Cultural Moments
  • Syngenta: Syngenta for FFA: Supporting the next generation in agriculture

Finalists:

  • Ares Management: Ares in Motion - Employee Engagement and Volunteer Program
  • Noridian: Vitalizing Employee Paid Time off to Volunteer

Finalists:

  • Atrium Health: Mental Health Awareness
  • Cox Enterprises: Five Pillars of Wellness
  • Gallagher: LiveWell @ Prisma Health
  • Mower: Fierce Friends Move for Mental Health
  • Pacific Dental Services: You Make Us Smile
  • Telemundo: Health & Wellness: Tu Bienestar

Finalists:

  • American Medical Association: Together we Thrive
  • BAE Systems, Electronic Systems: ES TeamComms
  • Campbell's: QuickHelp Education Platform
  • Cox Enterprises: Flexing Forward: The Cox Atlanta Campus Renovation
  • Providence: Co-Caring Nursing Model
  • SAP: I'm In for SAP

Finalists:

  • AbbVie: 2023 All-Employee Meeting
  • BVI Medical: New Manufacturing Building Inauguration
  • IDB Invest: KW23
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.: FY23 Kickoff Event
  • LeasePlan: 60 Years of LeasePlan
  • ServiceNow: ServiceNow Live and Employee Kickoff
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Internal Communications
  • U.S. Department of Labor/OCIO: Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022

Finalists:

  • Corvias: Leadership Development Program Launch
  • Power Design: Licensed to Lead Program
  • UKG: Lead Forward: 2023 UKG Leadership Immersion & Development Program

Intranet Campaigns/Initiatives

Finalists:

  • Andersen Corporation: Access for Everyone through Andersen’s Circle Intranet & Mobile App
  • Campbell's: What the Tech? Workplace Group
  • CBRE: Connecting Our Employees, Wherever They Work

Finalists:

  • Andersen Corporation: Access for Everyone through Andersen’s Circle Intranet & Mobile App
  • Horizon Therapeutics, now a part of Amgen: The Pulse
  • Tarion: MyTarion - A Re-invented Employee Experience
  • Zebra Technologies: zConnect Modernization Project

Finalists:

  • Cox Enterprises: Flexing Forward: The Cox Atlanta Campus Renovation
  • Organon and Ruder Finn: Connection to Mission Campaign: Understanding Our Impact
  • QI Group: QI Quiet Heroes: Unveiling the Unsung Heroes of the QI Group

Finalists:

  • Amerant Bank: The Insider
  • Link Logistics: The Link
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: The Hub Intranet Redesign
  • symplr: Internal Communications Team

Remote Culture Campaigns/Initiatives

Finalists:

  • Hagerty: Leader Livestream
  • Samuel, Son & Co: A New Era of Employee-Centric Excellence at Samuel, Son & Co.
  • Syner-G BioPharma Group: Morning Brew

Finalists:

  • Retail Business Services: Remote Culture - Virtual Events - RBS Friendsgiving
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Internal Communications
  • U.S. Department of Labor/OCIO: Federal Tech Day 2023

Finalists:

  • Foundation Medicine: A new era of onboarding
  • Royal Canin North America: New Associate Orientation Exceeds in Engaging through a Virtual Setting

Finalists:

  • Appspace: Appspace Town Hall & All Hands
  • Capital Insurance Group: Live with Leadership
  • Orbia: Where Purpose Comes To Life – Virtual Town Hall
  • Prologis: Virtual Town Hall
  • Reddit, Inc.: All Hands & Hearts
  • Xperi: Xperi Virtual Global Town Halls

Tech

Finalists:

  • Ontario Northland: ON Dispatch App
  • Ryman Hospitality Properties: Adopting a Mobile-First Employee Communication Strategy
  • Southwire: Southwire Circuit Launch
  • Walgreens: W Connect team member app

Video Campaigns/Initiatives

Finalists:

  • Salesforce: Marketing Cloud Edge TV
  • SAS: SAS campus but make it a Wes Anderson film
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Internal Communications

Finalists:

  • Gallagher: Video Series: Highlighting the key features of Anywhere Real Estate's well-being program
  • Lincoln Financial Group: Education Series on Lincoln’s Enterprise Strategic Objectives
  • Mastercard LAC: Decrypted Series in LAC
  • Organon and Ruder Finn: Connection to Mission Campaign: Understanding Our Impact
  • Sonepar USA: 2023 Safety Month

Finalists:

  • Baptist Health South Florida: Baptist Health Everyday Heroes
  • Bethany Children’s Health Center: PK graduates after life-altering vehicle collision
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Grilling Around the Globe Video Series
  • TE Connectivity: Employee Appreciation Day Video

Finalists:

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise: My Story Video Series
  • Perituza Software Solutions: Perituza's Early Careers Program Spotlight | Dharani Rajasinghe, SharePoint Administrator
  • Retail Business Services: We are RBS

Finalists:

  • CarMax: Under the Hood
  • Corvias: Leadership Development Program Launch
  • Infineon Americas: An Introduction to President Maher Matta
  • Infineon Americas: Rainer Hoehler's Engagement Pulse Check Video
  • ServiceNow: Keeping it Real

Finalists:

  • Amgen: A Passion for Science; A Love of Culture
  • Caliber: Artisans of Caliber
  • Payoneer: One Payoneer. Endless Stories
  • Seattle Children's Hospital: Seattle Children’s Connecting to Mission Recruitment Videos
  • ServiceNow: Our World Our Work
  • ServiceNow: Top 10 Training

Employee Communications Professionals of the Year

IMA Financial Group
Kakie Atwell
Director Internal Communications
IMA Financial Group
Honorable Mentions
IMA Financial Group
Kakie Atwell
Director Internal Communications
IMA Financial Group
University of Miami
Janisse Cuevas
Communications Director
University of Miami
Honorable Mentions
University of Miami
Janisse Cuevas
Communications Director
University of Miami
ServiceNow
Desiree Elsharif
Vice President, Global Employee Communications & Engagement
ServiceNow
Honorable Mentions
ServiceNow
Desiree Elsharif
Vice President, Global Employee Communications & Engagement
ServiceNow
Nissan
Alejandra Fehrmann
Director, Internal Communications U.S.
Nissan
Honorable Mentions
Nissan
Alejandra Fehrmann
Director, Internal Communications U.S.
Nissan
AutoNation
Giselle Heraux
Internal Communications Sr. Manager
AutoNation
Honorable Mentions
AutoNation
Giselle Heraux
Internal Communications Sr. Manager
AutoNation
TE Connectivity
Reed Horanburg
Director, Global Internal Communications
TE Connectivity
Honorable Mentions
TE Connectivity
Reed Horanburg
Director, Global Internal Communications
TE Connectivity
3M
Meghan Keating
Director, Internal Brand & Communications
3M
Honorable Mentions
3M
Meghan Keating
Director, Internal Brand & Communications
3M
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Wes Milligan
Director, Internal Communication
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Honorable Mentions
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Wes Milligan
Director, Internal Communication
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Genesys
Alice Nagle
Vice President, Communications
Genesys
Honorable Mentions
Genesys
Alice Nagle
Vice President, Communications
Genesys
Prologis
Jennifer Nelson
Senior Vice President, Global Communications
Prologis
Honorable Mentions
Prologis
Jennifer Nelson
Senior Vice President, Global Communications
Prologis
Mastercard Latin America & Caribbean
Janet Rivera Hernandez
SVP of Communications
Mastercard Latin America & Caribbean
Honorable Mentions
Mastercard Latin America & Caribbean
Janet Rivera Hernandez
SVP of Communications
Mastercard Latin America & Caribbean
T-Mobile
Brigitta Witt
VP, Social Impact and Sustainability
T-Mobile
Honorable Mentions
T-Mobile
Brigitta Witt
VP, Social Impact and Sustainability
T-Mobile

Seating is limited, reserve your spot today!

A limited number of tables of 10 are available, along with individual tickets.

BEST OPTION

Table of 10

$8,999 per table

Includes:

  • 10 reserved seats for your colleagues and team
  • Priority seating at the front of the room
  • Networking reception
  • 3 course meal
  • Awards ceremony
  • Crystal award to commemorate your recognition
  • 2 bottles of champagne
  • Photo opportunities with your colleagues, team and industry peers

Individual All Access Pass

$2,999 Per Person

Includes:

  • All-Access pass to all three days of Ragan’s Employee Communications & Culture Conference, taking place in the same location on the days leading up to the Awards ceremony
  • Awards networking reception
  • 3 course meal
  • Awards ceremony
  • Crystal award to commemorate your recognition
  • Photo opportunities with your industry peers

Individual Tickets

$625 Per Person

Includes:

  • Networking reception
  • 3 course meal
  • Awards ceremony
  • Crystal award to commemorate your recognition
  • Photo opportunities with your industry peers

If you would like to purchase a table of 10 and conference tickets for your team at a discounted rate, please contact Shallon Blackburn at ShallonB@ragan.com.
If you have any other questions or need help registering, please contact Barbara Kanady at barbarak@ragan.com.

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