Ragan's Employee Communications Awards Luncheon

12:00-2:30PM | APRIL 28, 2023

CITY WINERY, CHICAGO

COME CELEBRATE THE BEST IN EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS AND THE TOP PLACES TO WORK!

Entrants in Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards & Top Places to Work never cease to amaze.

Congratulations to the finalists in our Employee Communications Awards, and the winners in our Top Places to Work!

We’re rolling out the red carpet on Friday, April 28 for a special luncheon at the City Winery in Chicago, where Ragan will recognize finalists in our Employee Communications Awards—and announce category winners in the program. We will also honor all of the organizations that have earned recognition as one of our Top Places to Work list for 2023. These organizations kept their employees engaged and inspired, championed a more diverse and equitable workplace, delivered powerful stories and so much more. 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 InterContinental in Chicago, taking place the same week as our awards event, from April 26-27. You can learn more about the conference here. If you’d like to attend both the conference and the awards ceremony, please email Barbara Kanady at barbarak@ragan.com.

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THE FINALISTS

Grand Prize

Finalists:

  • Bethany Children's Health Center: BuzzCom - Bethany Children’s Health Center Intranet
  • CBRE: Employee Intranet
  • Chime: Chime Employee Comms
  • CVS Health: CVS Health unites its 300k employees with Heartbeat
  • Mattress Firm: Mattress Firm Executes Strategic Internal Campaign to Take Employee Intranet to Cloud Nine
  • Seattle Children's Hospital: CHILD: Seattle Children's Intranet
  • symplr: symplr IQ
  • UKG: Global Employee Communications

Finalists:

  • Array Behavioral Care: Best Remote Work Experience in Behavioral Health
  • Businessolver: Workspace Anywhere
  • Chime: Chime Employee Comms
  • eXp Realty: eXp Realty
  • LIXIL Americas: LIXIL Americas FY23 Kickoff Event
  • Maximus: Customer Service Week
  • Muck Rack: Muck Rack’s Fully Distributed Work Culture
  • NVE Experience Agency: NVE Experience Agency
  • ServiceNow: Best Hybrid Work & Culture Environment and Events
  • Tutor.com/The Princeton Review: Workplace Engagement and Experience

Finalists:

  • Baker Tilly US: Slay the Digital Workplace
  • PayPal: Live Slacking
  • Q&D Construction: LINQD (by Speakap)
  • ServiceNow: ServiceNow Platform Use & Employee Portal

Finalists:

  • ADM: ADM's Ukraine Communications
  • John Deere: Bringing John Deere Employees to CES 2022, Virtually: The Next Best Thing to Being There
  • Mastercard LAC: Mastercard's Copa América Femenina Employee Campaign
  • Mattress Firm: Mattress Firm Executes Strategic Internal Campaign to Take Employee Intranet to Cloud Nine
  • New York Power Authority: Powered from Within
  • PepsiCo: Global Business Services Awards Program
  • Pfizer: Conversation Leaders
  • Prudential Financial: Vision and Strategy Launch
  • T-Mobile US: Talking with Trailblazers
  • USAA: Centennial Celebration
  • Wolfspeed: Here's Your Shot at a Tesla

Finalists:

  • Advocate Aurora Health: AAH Employee Communications Team of the Year
  • FORVIS: Strategic Communications Team
  • General Electric: GE to form three industry-leading public companies
  • ServiceNow: Employee Comms Team of the Year
  • Syngenta US: Syngenta North America Crop Protection Internal Communications Team

Content and Communications

Finalists:

  • Capital One: Car Buying Outlook
  • John Deere: Take the Tee for Me
  • London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG): LSEG@COP26 - Mobilising finance to go further, faster
  • Mastercard LAC: Mastercard's Copa América Femenina Employee Campaign
  • SAS: The Batting Lab

Finalists:

  • 3M: Be Well Video Series
  • KAMAX: Annual + Enrollment Campaign
  • NFP: Schurz Total Rewards Communications

Finalists:

  • AbbVie, Bay Area: ABA Office Move
  • Baystate Health: The Daily Management System
  • Delta Dental of California: Vaccine Information, Education and Incentive Campaign
  • FORVIS: Change Hub and Integration Communications
  • Lincoln Financial Group: Lincoln Financial Group CEO Transition
  • University Health: University Health UKG Launch

Finalists:

  • ING: ING Americas
  • John Deere: Make A Wish X John Deere
  • McGroarty & Co Consulting, LLC: McGroarty & Co. Consulting
  • Sensata: Employee Communications
  • Walt Disney World Resort: Walt Disney World Cast & Community

Finalists:

  • Advocate Aurora Health: AAH COVID-19 Communication
  • Bloomberg Industry Group: Helping Employees Navigate Covid-19 Workplace Changes
  • Child Care Resource Center: CCRC News Update
  • DXC Technology Philippines: Our multi-dimensional COVID-19 response
  • Ochsner Health: Ochsner COVID-19 Employee Protection Plan
  • PayPal: COVID-19 Communications
  • Wolfspeed: Here's Your Shot at a Tesla

Finalists:

  • ADM: ADM's Ukraine Communications
  • Ochsner Health: Reaching Employees During Hurricane Ida
  • Providence: My Mental Health Matters

Finalists:

  • Capital One: Onboarding Email Campaign
  • NFP: EdChoice Data-Driven Employee Communications
  • Seattle Children's Hospital: InHouse Article Engagement Score Calculator

Finalists:

  • Advocate Aurora Health: AAH Email Communications
  • Batelco: "The Weekly" Digital Newsletter
  • Hackensack Meridian Health: Email Communication Connects Team HMH
  • Medela: New Hire E-Mail Series
  • Warner Music Group: Warner Music Group Corporate Brand Refresh

Finalists:

  • Child Care Resource Center: CCRC News Update
  • Disney Parks, Experiences and Products: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Infineon Americas: Infineon Americas Employer Brand Campaign

Finalists:

  • 3M Communications: Plant & Distribution Leader Digest
  • Canadian Tire Corporation: CTC Employee Share-out CEO Speech
  • Cisco, Executive Communications: Enterprise Networking & Cloud
  • Daiichi Sankyo: President's Message: Post ASCO Excitement
  • Delta Dental of California: Sarah Chavarria’s 90-Day Operations Transition
  • Fifth Third Bank: Connecting with Leaders in a Human Way
  • Payoneer: Introducing New co-CEO to the Organization
  • Samuel, Son & Co: Enabling effective two-way comms
  • Southern Nuclear: Real Leaders. Real Messaging.

Finalists:

  • Cisco Systems, Inc.: Cisco Employee Check-Ins
  • Delta Dental of California: 2022 Operations Communications
  • LIXIL Americas: LIXIL Americas FY23 Kickoff Event
  • London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG): A poem for LSEG
  • SAP Brazil: Circular
  • Warner Music Group: Warner Music Group Corporate Brand Refresh

Finalists:

  • Capital One: People Leader Digest
  • Maximus: Leadership Connection

Finalists:

  • Allogene Therapeutics: One Allogene
  • Atrium Health: Culture Commitments
  • Canadian Tire Corporation: Employee Share-Out
  • Coast Capital Savings: The Coast Way
  • Food Lion, LLC: My Story of Belonging
  • New York Power Authority: Powered from Within
  • Paycom Internal Communications: New Paycom values campaign
  • ServiceNow: Leadership Video & Communication

Finalists:

  • AIR Communities: Annual Engagement Survey
  • Encompass Health: Encompass Health Hive Employee App

Finalists:

  • Ethos Creative Group: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Intent to Impact
  • Syngenta US: Syngenta North America Crop Protection Internal Communications Team
  • Tacoma Power: Power Internal Communications Team

Finalists:

  • Capital One: Financial Services Communications and Associate Initiatives Survey
  • Hello Benefits: Mental Wellness Employee Survey
  • John Hancock Wealth and Asset Management, U.S. and Europe: Mission Feedback Group

Finalists:

  • Maximus: You & Our Brand
  • Warner Music Group: Warner Music Group Corporate Brand Refresh

Finalists:

  • Guthrie: Your Career in Full Color
  • John Deere: Technology Worker Recruitment Campaign

Finalists:

  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago: FHLBC Return to Office Employee Communications Campaign
  • Mastercard: Mastercard's Return-to-Office Influencer's Stories Campaign
  • Pacific Life: Workplace+
  • ServiceNow: RTW ServiceNow Celebrations Campaign & Comms

Finalists:

  • Disney Parks, Experiences and Products: Disney Cast Life
  • McGroarty & Co Consulting, LLC: McGroarty & Co. Consulting
  • Retail Business Services: Retail Business Services – National Compliment Day

Finalists:

  • CBRE: Courageous Conversations
  • Fifth Third Bank: A Season to Remember

Employee Experience

Finalists:

  • Allogene Therapeutics: One Allogene
  • Array Behavioral Care: Best Remote Work Experience in Behavioral Health
  • CarParts.com: Customer Focused, Safety First, and a Commitment to Excellence
  • Cohen Veterans Network: CVN: Integrity, Community, Excellence
  • OM1: Amazing OMies
  • Tutor.com/The Princeton Review: Workplace Engagement and Experience

Finalists:

  • Allogene Therapeutics: Allogene's Inaugural ESG Report
  • Department of Culture and Tourism: Corporate Social Responsibility Unit
  • TEAM LEWIS: Boosting Culture By Giving Back

Finalists:

  • Bazaarvoice: DE&I Taskforce
  • Curaleaf: Curaleaf's "People First" Culture
  • Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health: DEI Organizational Transformation
  • Ethos Creative Group: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Intent to Impact
  • Exelon: IT DE&I Dialogue
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer at the Department of Labor: 508 Matters
  • Syngenta US: Syngenta North America Crop Protection Internal Communications Team
  • T-Mobile US: 365 Black History Month
  • UKG Global Employee Communications: UKG creates a culture centered around DEI&B

Finalists:

  • John Hancock Investment Management: Fuel Up Friday
  • Stein IAS: Learn for Your Life
  • Worten - Equipamentos para o lar, SA: Unlock Your Power

Finalists:

  • AIR Communities: Annual Engagement Survey
  • Array Behavioral Care: Best Remote Work Experience in Behavioral Health
  • John Deere: Make A Wish X John Deere
  • Mastercard LAC: Mastercard's Copa América Femenina Employee Campaign
  • New York Power Authority: Powered from Within
  • Pfizer: Conversation Leaders
  • Q&D Construction: LINQD (by Speakap)
  • The Kroger Co.: @KrogerFamily Instagram Page

Finalists:

  • Canidae: Canidae Top Dog Award
  • Samuel, Son & Co.: Fostering a culture of appreciation and connection
  • UKG: Celebrate U!

Finalists:

  • ING: ING Americas
  • Ochsner Health: Bringing Your Whole Self to Work - ERG Communications 2022

Finalists:

  • Canidae: Canidae Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Infineon Americas: Infineon Americas InFit Walking Challenge
  • Innovecs: InnoClub Community
  • PepsiCo: Move for Good
  • Providence: My Mental Health Matters

Finalists:

  • AbbVie: Bay Area, AbbVie, Bay Area, Grand Opening
  • Aflac: Aflac Employee Engagement Week 2022
  • Alexion: Uniquely Alexion Celebration 2022
  • BAE Systems: BAE Systems: Extraordinary Executive Communications
  • Honeywell: Safety Week Campaign
  • Mastercard: Mastercard's First Town Hall of 2022 for LAC
  • ServiceNow: Best Hybrid Work & Culture Environment and Events

Intranet Collaboration & Innovation

Finalists:

  • G&S: The Gist
  • Sunrise Banks, N.A.: Life@Sunrise

Finalists:

  • Checkmarx: Checkmarx Human Resources
  • Samuel, Son & Co.: Fostering a culture of appreciation and connection

Finalists:

  • G&S: The Gist
  • North Texas Food Bank: Using 'Community' to Engage Food Bankers
  • Q&D Construction: LINQD (by Speakap)

Finalists:

  • Aflac: Aflac Hub Intranet Launch
  • Capital One: Pulse Intranet Launch
  • Flagship Pioneering: Curie: Flagship Pioneering's Intranet
  • G&S: The Gist
  • Guthrie: Intranet Redesign
  • PepsiCo: Global Business Services Yammer Community

Intranet Content

Finalists:

  • Baker Tilly: More to My Story
  • Integral: Lam Intranet Series
  • John Deere: John Deere Ukraine Relief Efforts
  • Mastercard: Up On Strategy
  • Mizuho Americas: The Sustainability Hub
  • Prudential Communications: Giving a coworker the gift of life

Finalists:

  • Baker Tilly US: Slay the Digital Workplace
  • Manulife: Demystifying Manulife Canada
  • Mizuho Americas: The Sustainability Hub
  • Stein IAS: The Universal Knowledge Foundation
  • TaskUs: The Academy

Publications (Electronic and Print)

Finalists:

  • Allogene Therapeutics: Allogene's Inaugural ESG Report
  • Chugach Alaska Corporation: Chugach Annual Report: Honoring the Past, Navigating the Future
  • John Deere: John Deere Sustainability Report

Finalists:

  • ADM: ADM's Ukraine Communications
  • MUFG Union Bank: Inside U.S. Bank Series
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Energy Sciences Center Profiles
  • symplr: Blog Content Production Process

Finalists:

  • Chugach Alaska Corporation: Inside the Rise of Women Leading Alaska Native Corporations
  • Fifth Third Bank: Living a Dream, Recalling a Nightmare
  • Manulife: Canada Communications
  • Seattle Children's Hospital: InHouse Article
  • USAA: Fate - Feature Article

Finalists:

  • Cisco: Executive Communications, Enterprise Networking & Cloud
  • Ethos Creative Group: Caring for Each Other

Finalists:

  • Baker Tilly: More to My Story
  • Bayer Pharmaceuticals: Building Top Teams Without Bias
  • John Hancock Investments: 6 questions for ...
  • symplr: symplr Honors Personal Connection to DAISY Award

Finalists:

  • Accolade Inc.: In Case You Missed It
  • Canidae: Canidae Crew News
  • Cisco, Executive Communications: Enterprise Networking & Cloud
  • EvolveMKD: EvolveMKD Quarterly Newsletter
  • Mastercard: Mastercard's LAC Insider
  • New York Power Authority: Inside Operations
  • Novavax: The Jab: Revamp of Internal Newsletter
  • NVE Experience Agency: NVE Experience Agency
  • Retail Business Services: The Daily Dish
  • Tacoma Power: Power Internal Communications Team

Remote Culture

Finalists:

  • Array Behavioral Care: Best Remote Work Experience in Behavioral Health
  • Bayer: #GoMove Global Virtual Mission
  • Cisco: Executive Communications, Enterprise Networking & Cloud
  • Curaleaf: Curaleaf's "People First" Culture
  • Maximus: Customer Service Week
  • Tutor.com/The Princeton Review: Workplace Engagement and Experience

Finalists:

  • AAA Club Alliance (ACA): ACA's Virtual Amazing Race!
  • Canadian Tire Corporation: Employee Share-Out
  • Coast Capital: One Coast and Leaders Forum
  • Maximus: Juneteenth Carnival
  • Teradata: Together LIVE!
  • Warner Music Group: Warner Music Group Corporate Brand Refresh

Finalists:

  • Advocate Aurora Health: AAH Virtual Executive Communications
  • Canadian Tire Corporation: Employee Share-Out
  • Cisco, Executive Communications: Enterprise Networking & Cloud

Finalists:

  • Samuel, Son & Co. with Unily: Putting a culture of trust, transparency and wellbeing into onboarding
  • Tacoma Power: Power Internal Communications Team

Finalists:

  • LIXIL Americas: LIXIL Americas FY23 Kickoff Event
  • Mastercard: Mastercard's First Town Hall of 2022 for LAC
  • Notre Dame International: NDI Global Town Hall
  • PepsiCo: GBS Mytaverse Town Hall
  • The Regional Municipality of Durham: Durham Region CAO Town Halls
  • Travel + Leisure Co.: Travel + Leisure Co. Virtual Global Town Halls
  • Warner Music Group: Warner Music Group Corporate Brand Refresh

Technology

Finalists:

  • Cresco Labs: Lighting Up The Joint
  • Encompass Health: Encompass Health Hive Employee App
  • Q&D Construction: LINQD (by Speakap)
  • Worten - Equipamentos para o lar, SA: Employee App myWorten

Video

Finalists:

  • Exelon: IT DE&I Dialogue
  • Food Lion, LLC: My Story of Belonging
  • Symplr: Dia De Los Muertos | Tribute for Greg Hall by ERG SHINE
  • The Regional Municipality of Durham: Durham Employee Census – Internal Video

Finalists:

  • Baker Tilly US: Slay the Digital Workplace
  • Checkmarx: Checkmarx Human Resources
  • Flagship Pioneering: The Office (SLT Mockumentary)
  • SAS Institute: National "No Phishing" Day

Finalists:

  • Child Care Resource Center: CCRC News Update
  • Mizuho Americas: An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Finance and ESG
  • Warner Music Group: Warner Music Group Corporate Brand Refresh

Finalists:

  • Prudential Communications: Giving a coworker the gift of life
  • New York Power Authority: Eureka! Innovation Challenge Launch Video
  • Bethany Children's Health Center: Kaleb’s First Steps
  • Mastercard LAC: What happens when the ball starts rolling? Video

Finalists:

  • FHLBank of Chicago: Buddy Program Spotlight
  • Guthrie: Your Career in Full Color
  • Infineon Americas: Infineon Americas Employer Brand Anthem Video
  • Mizuho Americas: A Day in the Life at Mizuho: An Analyst’s Perspective
  • Tacoma Power: Power Internal Communications Team

Top Places to Work
Winners

Alkermes
Array Behavioral Care
Audible
Brodeur Partners
Canidae
Clyde Group
Cohen Veterans Network
Corporate Ink
Coyne PR
Curaleaf
Department of Culture and Tourism
EvolveMKD
eXp Realty
Hotwire
Identity
ING
iQ 360
John Hancock
Ketner Group
Kivvit
McDermott Will & Emery
Merit America
Morning Consult
Mower
Peppercomm
Rinck Advertising
ServiceNow
SourceCode Communications
Stanton Communications
Stein IAS
TEAM LEWIS
The Guthrie Clinic
The Levinson Group
Tutor.com/The Princeton Review
Wray Ward

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

$5999

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
  • Bottle of champagne
  • Photo opportunities with your colleagues, team and industry peers

Individual Tickets

$525 Per Person

Includes:

  • Networking reception
  • 3 course meal
  • Awards ceremony
  • Crystal award to commemorate your recognition

If you have any questions, need help registering or you’d like to attend both the conference and the awards ceremony, please email Barbara Kanady at barbarak@ragan.com.

LOCATION

City Winery Logo

CITY WINERY CHICAGO
1200 W RANDOLPH STREET
CHICAGO, IL 60607

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Ragan's Employees Communications & Culture Conference | APRIL 25-27, 2023 CHICAGO

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

If you are interested in sponsoring this industry event, please contact
Hannah Lavelle at 312-960-4628 or email hannahl@ragan.com.