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Milliman wins prestigious 2018 Gold Quill Award

Milliman today announced that it has received the 2018 Gold Quill Award of Excellence in Human Resources & Benefits Communication at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Excellence Gala in Montreal.

Milliman received the award for the campaign “A Fine Blend,” which it developed for client Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits. Milliman used a six-month multimedia campaign to introduce a new culture, harmonized benefits program, and online enrollment process to Southern Glazer’s 22,000 employees.

Of the entry, judges said, “We really like how Milliman’s campaign supported the client’s business outcome and has been measured in terms of a number. A number that makes the board of directors sit up and take notice of communication. Likewise, this very well executed campaign has met and exceeded the tactical objectives and targets. Very well done.”

We are honored to have been recognized internationally for outstanding achievement in communication and change management. But more importantly, we are thrilled to have supported the Southern Glazer’s human resources (HR) team in achieving their business, HR, and benefits objectives.

Milliman’s Julie Cannaday with client Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits HR leaders Michelle Toney, Margaret Walker and Nicole Boyd (from left) accept the 2018 Gold Quill Award of Excellence in Human Resources & Benefits Communication at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Excellence Gala in Montreal.

For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized excellence in strategic communication worldwide and are acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards programs in the industry.

“Only exceptional work earns an IABC Gold Quill Award,” said Cindy Schmieg, ABC, IABC fellow, and chair of the awards committee. “Each entry is rigorously reviewed by multiple experienced communicators from around the world who are trained in applying IABC’s Global Standard of the Communication Profession. The award winners represent our profession of ethical practitioners contributing to organizational outcomes.”