Westfield Insurance Wins 2014 Awards of Excellence from Insurance Marketing & Communications Association


Annual Showcase Awards Honor Companyís Creativity in Two Categories

WESTFIELD CENTER, Ohio, August 18, 2014 - Westfield Insurance, one of the nationís 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups, announced it received two Awards of Excellence from the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA) at its annual Showcase Awards. Westfield was recognized in the Employee Communications category for its "Total Rewards Statement" and for its "Trilogy Agency Trip Incentive Calendar" in the Creative Development on a Shoestring category.

"The marketing professionals at Westfield work together with our business partners to deliver compelling communications initiatives that are insightful, artistic and aligned with corporate objectives and values," said Marianne Parkinson, group marketing and customer experience leader, Westfield Group. "These Awards of Excellence from IMCA further validate the talents and expertise of the team to provide innovative and effective communications directed to our internal and external audiences."

The 2014 Showcase Awards recognized outstanding marketing and communications work in the insurance industry to promote higher standards of excellence. This year, 325 entries were submitted from all corners of the insurance industry and across a broad range of categories, from television advertising to social media to employee communications.

About Westfield Group
Westfield Group is a customer-focused insurance and banking group of businesses headquartered in Westfield Center, Ohio and in business for more than 166 years. Westfield Insurance provides commercial insurance in 21 states, personal insurance in 10 states and surety services to customers in 31 states. Westfield is one of the nationís 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups, represented by a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agencies. Westfield Bank provides banking solutions for businesses and individuals, and Westfield Services provides service and training support for independent insurance agencies. Learn more about Westfield Group at www.westfieldinsurance.com and www.westfield-bank.com.

About Insurance Marketing & Communications Association
IMCA (www.imcanet.com) is the oldest insurance marketing association in North America with roots tracing back to 1921. Membership includes leading international and domestic multi-line insurance companies and brokerage firms, regional and specialty companies, general agencies, and prominent industry suppliers. The organization represents over 120 companies, including the top five property/casualty writers. Members include senior level management and professional staff working in the areas of corporate communications, advertising, public relations, marketing communications, marketing and sales promotion, marketing research and technology.

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