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Buck Wins Seven Prestigious 2019 IABC Gold Quill Awards

Buck, an integrated HR and benefits consulting, administration, and technology services firm, announced that it was awarded seven Gold Quill awards on behalf of Universal Music Group and Edward Jones, as well as for Buck’s benefits and sales efforts, from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

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.

Buck was recognized for outstanding work in the following categories:

  • Universal Music Group Annual Enrollment – Award of Merit; Category: Publications
  • Edward Jones 2019 Annual Enrollment – Award of Merit; Category: Publications
  • Buck “THIS Is Us” – Two Awards of Merit in the Categories of HR and Benefits Communications and Corporate Writing
  • Buck Pitch Materials – Award of Merit; Category: Writing

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Buck also won two Awards of Excellence in the categories of Audio Visual and Publications for an annual enrollment campaign delivering an augmented reality experience to employees through a combination of digital media, smart phones, mobile apps and print.

“When it comes to benefits and HR, impactful communications have never been more complex and important — and we’re passionate about helping clients excel with innovative and forward-thinking communications strategies that engage 100% of their employees in the manner each constituent group chooses to interact,” said Jack Freker, Chief Executive Officer of Buck. “Buck is honored to receive the IABC Gold Quills for our work helping employers communicate their brands and offerings. We congratulate and sincerely thank the clients who made this possible.”

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In total, the IABC awards committee selected 202 entries as world-class. Winners come from all over the world, representing a cross section of public and private sector organizations, both large and small. The field was very competitive this year, with more than 638 entries.

“The IABC Gold Quill Awards celebrates extraordinary communication by recognizing innovative, strategic work that delivers significant business results,” said Gabrielle Loring, chair of the awards committee. “Experienced, trained communicators from around the world rigorously review the entries measuring them against IABC’s 7-point scale of excellence and ensuring alignment with IABC’s Global Standard.”

“Each year I am incredibly impressed by the work of the Gold Quill winners and this year is no exception,” said Stephanie Doute, CAE, executive director of IABC. “Gold Quill Award winners demonstrate a mastery of all elements of strategic communication and have the measurable business results to prove their success. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners on your excellent work and on being recognized among the best communication professionals globally.”

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