|By Business Wire||
|June 3, 2014 01:01 PM EDT||
Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) today announced the winners of its 2014 Brilliant Communication Awards. The awards honor leading print and mail organizations – innovators, early adopters and creative problem solvers – who are finding new ways to streamline workflow, market precisely, and integrate digital and physical media to obtain the greatest value from their client communications.
The 2014 Brilliant Communication Award recipients include Aflac, Kuryenet, Parajett AB, ProForma Twin Marketing Group, and Wells Fargo. Each honoree was formally recognized today during the annual Pitney Bowes Client Summit in Danbury, CT.
“Our clients drive innovation in the print and mail industry through their creativity and endless desire to better serve their customers,” said Debbie Pfeiffer, president, Pitney Bowes Presort Services. “The Pitney Bowes Brilliant Communication Awards ceremony has become an annual tradition whereby we recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of our clients and the example they have set for the industry through the innovative solutions they have deployed.”
“At Pitney Bowes, we work with our clients to find new ways to enhance the value of their communications and build stronger customer relationships,” said Lila Snyder, president, Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies. “This year’s Brilliant Communicators are leveraging new technologies and combining digital and direct mail into highly targeted and personalized communications campaigns that deliver powerful results. Their stories are incredible and a testament to the innovation that is happening in our industry.”
2014 Brilliant Communication Award Winners
Aflac, Columbus, Georgia, USA
Aflac is being awarded a 2014 Brilliant Communications Award for transforming its customer renewal notice into a highly personalized, higher value, full color communications piece – all at a lower cost.
Aflac serves more than 50 million policy holders worldwide. These new higher quality color statements are helping Aflac achieve its goal of building stronger customer relationships and increasing policy renewals. www.aflac.com
Kuryenet, Istanbul, Turkey
Kuryenet is being awarded a 2014 Brilliant Communications Award in recognition of its efforts to provide a faster, more secure statement and card processing service for its clients. Kuryenet has created an automated sortation process to provide a highly integrated and optimized service. Kuryenet has distinguished itself by offering clients an automated process that includes a track & trace feature and a sophisticated returns process. www.kuryenet.com.tr
Parajett AB, Landskrona, Sweden
Parajett AB is being awarded a 2014 Brilliant Communication Award for providing highly personalized, relevant offers and promotions for its customers. Through targeted marketing campaigns, Parajett has demonstrated how mail can better engage consumers and improve results. Part of Parajett’s success is through the use of color and also harnessing customer data to provide personalized mail pieces. www.parajett.se
ProForma Twin Marketing Group, Markham, Ontario, Canada
ProForma Twin Marketing Group, one of Canada’s premier brand management companies, is a thought leader in leveraging innovative direct mailpiece design to help clients significantly improve response rates. ProForma is creating new opportunities for its clients by looking at how data can deliver more targeted and personal direct mail. www.proformatmg.com
Wells Fargo, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Wells Fargo is being awarded a 2014 Brilliant Communications Award in recognition of its ongoing history of innovation around the mailstream as one of the largest first class mailers in the United States.
Wells Fargo’s commitment to building internal business partnerships and being at the forefront of creating emerging regulatory-compliant communications are two of the reasons for this recognition. The Enterprise Utility Services team has distinguished itself on many fronts by building industry leading Document Utility Centers that produce mail at the highest levels of integrity.
Additionally, Wells Fargo has been recognized as a 2013 Presort Services Client of the Year for its use of new Pitney Bowes’ products and services to help drive innovation in proof of induction. www.wellsfargo.com
For more about the Brilliant Communication Awards, visit http://www.pb.com/clientsummit/
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue. Many of the company’s solutions are delivered on open platforms to best organize, analyze and apply both public and proprietary data to two-way customer communications. Pitney Bowes includes direct mail, transactional mail and call center communications in its solution mix along with digital channel messaging for the Web, email and mobile applications. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com.
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