Announcing Our 2018 ECE Award Winners!

We first announced our ECE Award winners live at Summit by Dynamic Signal. If you missed it, you can still access the fantastic content here.

We couldn’t be more proud of our customers and the innovative industry leaders pushing employee communication, employee engagement, employee advocacy, and employee experience to the next level. We’re on the cusp of a significant evolution in how we think about our people and the way we connect with our workforce, and the first annual ECE Awards by Dynamic Signal were designed to recognized the best and most innovative Employee Communication and Engagement programs of the past year.

Industry veteran and ECE Award Judge, Brad Whitworth

The awards recognized companies in ten categories and received over 50 submissions- The competition was fierce! Our judging panel of communication celebrities included, Brad Whitworth, Senior Internal Communications Manager at Hitachi Vantara and IABC Fellow; Elisabeth Wang, Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations at Piedmont Healthcare and PRSA Employee Communications Section Board President; and Jim Ylisela, Managing Partner at Ragan Consulting Group… And they had a tough job!

“Senior leaders around the globe are recognizing the need to improve the ways they communicate with their workforces,” ECE Award judge, Brad Whitworth shared. “The entries in Dynamic Signal’s ECE Awards all told compelling success stories of how companies are putting technology to work to reach and engage employees in creative and effective ways. What truly impressed me was the entrants’ use of real-world data to prove their business impact.”

(YES!!! DATA! Did y’all hear that? Data helps us prove business impact. But I digress…)

Details on the finalists and the awards descriptions can be found on the ECE Awards by Dynamic Signal website. But here’s the highlight reel:

The 2018 ECE Award Winners

  • Communicator of the Year: Danielle Guzman, Mercer
  • Best ECE Program: Small: Freewheel, Medium: SAS, Large: Humana
  • Rookie of the Year: Nestle USA
  • Best Communication Evolution: Sage
  • Best Use of Data: GuideWell Florida Blue
  • Best Use of Video: Graniterock
  • Best Newsletter Series: Softchoice
  • DySi Choice Award: UPS

“It’s critical for us to have an Employee Communication and Engagement platform that allows us to create connection with our employees and deliver important, relevant information to them, wherever they are, in a way that is convenient for how they work,” said Rhoda Daclison-Dickey, UPS Corporate Communications Manager, who accepted the DySi Choice award for UPS.

“We’ve added more than 88,000 employees to our ECE program, UPS Go, in less than one year. In addition to distributing company news and employee resources, employees can also share their own UPS stories with each other, creating a greater sense of connection and teamwork. We’re absolutely thrilled with the results of our program and are honored to receive the first DySi Choice award.

Research has shown that effective Employee Communication and Engagement is essential for organizations that need to align their employees around a central mission. Dynamic Signal’s platform encourages employees to do their best work by ensuring that they have the information they need when they need it. The platform also includes tools for employees to share content on their personal social media channels, amplifying visibility for the company and its mission.

Rhoda Daclison-Dickey, UPS Corporate Communications Manager, accepting The DySi Choice award from DySi CCO, Jim Larrison

“Technology has changed the way we communicate in our everyday lives, and it should be no different when it comes to communication at work,” said our own Jim Larrison, Chief Customer Officer and co-founder of Dynamic Signal. “Employee expectations have shifted and it’s essential that the enterprise modernizes to meet these expectations by conveniently delivering real-time, highly targeted information. The ECE Award winners are also some of the most reputable companies in the world because leading organizations are prioritizing the use of Employee Communication and Engagement Platforms as a way to scale their ability to create alignment, disseminate values and empower employees for meaningful business impact.”

Stay tuned for next year’s call for entries! In the meantime, how are you thinking about your own ECE initiatives? Tweet at us and let us know.

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G.I. Sanders

G.I. Sanders is Senior Director, Creative Services at Dynamic Signal. He specializes in entrepreneurship, digital and social media, design, and marketing. G.I. is based in Dallas, TX with his wife and two sons. Passions include technology, startups, music, fitness and sports.