2011 Communication Awards

AMP NZ and Gareth Morgan Investments share the stage for superior workplace savings communications at the 2011 Awards... 

AMP Services (N.Z) Limited and Gareth Morgan Investments (pictured left) were the big winners at the 2011 Workplace Savings NZ Communication Awards held in Wellington December 8th.

AMP's "KiwiSaver Switch" campaign, designed to encourage its KiwiSaver members to actively choose an investment strategy better aligned with their personal circumstances, won the Supreme Award for Excellence in Communication. It also took out the Best Other Workplace Savings or KiwiSaver Communication Award.

Meanwhile, the Gareth Morgan KiwiSaver Scheme won the People's Choice KiwiSaver Scheme Communication Award, voted on by the KiwiSaving public. They also scooped the 2011 "Best New Entrant" Award for their entries to the Annual Report and Best Other Communications categories.

The Awards promote innovation and excellence in all forms of workplace retirement savings communication. The Awards also assist in setting industry best practice benchmarks for communicating effectively with the investing public.

Workplace Savings NZ Executive Director Bruce Kerr says, as with previous years, this year has seen a large number of quality entrants.

"The level of interest in this year's awards highlights the continued importance of providing understandable financial information to the public and assisting their financial literacy.

"While there is always going to be room for improvement, we have seen a number of positive innovations coming through this year."

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan says the Awards provide a valuable function.

"We all need clear and concise information so we can make informed investment decisions that are right for us. I congratulate this year's winners."

AMP's Marketing Manager Trevor D'Souza says "they are honoured to win the Supreme Award for Excellence in Communication. The success of the AMP KiwiSaver Scheme switch campaign is largely owed to the fact that we managed to simplify what was a fairly complex brief into a simple and easy to understand customer communication"

Steve Wiggins of Gareth Morgan Investments says "we are absolutely thrilled to win the People's Choice award. Communicating openly, honestly, and regularly with our KiwiSaver Scheme members is a big priority for us, and it's great to know that the members value it so much".

Click here to see all of the winners of the Workplace Savings NZ Communication Awards (including their entries where applicable)

Click here to read the article - "Jargonbusters bring Financial World to heel" - published on Stuff.co.nz 05/01/12

The 2012 Communication Awards promises to raise the communication standard again, we look forward to inviting entries again in September-October 2012.

We acknowledge and thank the sponsors of the 2011 Workplace Savings NZ Communication Awards: