London, UK 07 December 2012: Specialist insurer Hiscox won two highly coveted awards at The Financial Services Forum, Marketing Effectiveness 2012 gala dinner held recently at the prestigious City of London Guildhall.
Annabel Venner, Marketing Director, picked up the Members’ vote award for Marketer of the Year and Sarah Murrin, Broker Marketing Manager, was awarded Young Marketer of the Year. The annual ceremony, which recognises leading talent from within the UK’s financial marketing sector, is a highlight in the Financial Services Forum calendar. Established in 2000, The Forum brings together more than 500 members committed to marketing effectiveness within the financial services sector. Highly focused on results, The Forum looks at measuring marketing, an important element of which is the comparison of results against money spent.
Speaking of her award, Annabel Venner, who recently moved into the Hiscox Group Brand Director role said "I was very proud to be honoured by The Financial Services Forum Members, and for Hiscox to be recognised for its new “Marketing Excellence” training framework. This award specifically acknowledges the work we are doing around measuring effectiveness. It pays tribute to the thinking the team, and our partner agencies, put into devising Hiscox marketing campaigns, and in reaching, measuring and achieving, desired brand and commercial results.”
After winning ‘Young Marketer of the Year’, Sarah Faulkner (nee Murrin), Broker Marketing Manager commented, "It’s a huge honour to be recognised by The Financial Services Forum for the work we’ve been doing to drive marketing effectiveness. This award is a boost for all of us in the team and it is very satisfying to be recognised for our hard work and commitment to delivering impactful and effective Hiscox campaigns.”
Steve Langan, Managing Director, Hiscox UK said, “I am immensely proud of both Annabel and Sarah. Hiscox is committed to employee development and intelligent thinking, and to see industry standards set and acknowledged is very gratifying. It’s great to see Annabel, Sarah and the marketing team getting recognition from their industry peers well as from their Hiscox colleagues.”
Hiscox leading marketing and communications campaigns have been regarded as some of the best in the business. It launched its first highly visible and original TV advertising campaign back in 2006, which created a stir in the financial services sector, and continues to define its brand through strong imagery, brand values and innovation across both B2B and consumer marketing.
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Notes to editors
Hiscox, headquartered in Bermuda, is an international specialist insurance group listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). There are three main underwriting parts of the Group – Hiscox London Market, Hiscox UK and Europe and Hiscox International. Hiscox London Market underwrites mainly internationally traded business in the London Market – generally large or complex business which needs to be shared with other insurers or needs the international licences of Lloyd’s. Hiscox UK and Hiscox Europe offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as high net worth individuals. Hiscox International includes operations in Bermuda, Guernsey and USA.
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